Vulture Premieres an Animated GIF From the New Tim and Eric Movie


Some movies will debut exclusive scenes online to drum up publicity, but you shouldn't expect Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim — the men behind Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie — to handle film promotion in the normal way. After all, the duo is famous for their unforgettably unusual Adult Swim hit Tim and Eric's Awesome Show, Great Job! — a sketch comedy series that's so out there in its odd comic rhythms that it's almost intentionally unsettling. And so, in advance of Billion Dollar Movie's premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City this Friday (it'll also be available on demand on January 27, followed by a theatrical run March 2), Vulture is happy to premiere not a trailer, nor a scene, but an animated GIF from the film. The plot posits that Tim and Eric are on the run after wasting the billion-dollar budget that they've been given to make a movie; no doubt they spent it all on GIFs, which we all know are very expensive.