You Can Now Watch All Of MTV's Liquid Television, The Launching Ground For Æon Flux

The animated showcase that brought us Beavis and Butt-Head, Æon Flux, and basically modern American animation as we know it, is now available to watch in full online. It's both entertainingly weird and a history lesson on the evolution of modern animated television.

Image: MTV

Liquid Television, which ran from 1991 to 1994 on MTV, was an animated series that served as a launching point for many of today's popular creators and shows. Most of the content was created by independent animators and artists, helping propel series such as Æon Flux, a pinnacle example of American sci-fi animation. Unfortunately, much like MTV's Daria, the series used a lot of licensed music, which meant it was really hard to re-release after its debut. There were a few VHS tapes, as well as one DVD release in 1997 (with another DVD release in 2005 thanks to the movie adaptation), but it had since become lost to the ages. MTV did put Liquid Television on their website in 2011, but it's since become unavailable.

Luckily, the series is now available on Internet Archive in full, bringing back one of the most iconic series in modern adult animation. Perfect timing, too, as we're smack dab in the peak of early '90s TV nostalgia. Meanwhile, I'll keep waiting for when TV's Clueless comes back in vogue. I miss teddy bear backpacks.

[via Anthony Carboni]


    I remember being 13-14 years of age, being left in charge babysitting my little brother and sister each and every Saturday night as mum and dad needed some time to relax. When 9PM rolled around, my little brother and sister were already in bed, my pizza was cooked and I turned on the TV and watched The Maxx, followed by Liquid Television, then the late night SBS movie. Being a kid in the 1990's was fun.

    I loved liquid television back in the day. I really wanted to get Liquid Television on DVD but I don't think that ever happened, got Aeon Flux though.

    Last edited 06/12/17 11:01 pm

    I know what I’m doing tonight! Previously, I’ve only been able to track down extremely poor quality versions of this through dubious means.

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