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Did you get the memo? It's been 20 years since writer-director Mike Judge, then best-known for creating the animated hits Beavis and Butt-Head and King of the Hill, made his live-action debut with the wicked corporate culture satire Office Space.
The film, which told the story of fed-up Initech programmer Peter Gibbons (played by Ron Livingston) as he and his equally over-it coworkers plot to take down the company that's sucking the life out of them, was born out of an animated short that Judge created and voiced, centered on mumbling office worker Milton and his condescending boss, that aired on Comedy Central in 1991.
"In 1996, I had an overall deal at [20th Century] Fox. [Network president] Peter Chernin had seen the short film and said, 'This should be a movie,' so writers pitched ideas for a Milton-focused feature," Judge revealed to Entertainment Weekly in January. "I said, 'It can't be just about Milton. You don't want to know what he does at home after work.'"