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"South Park" Signs Deal with Netflix to Stream First Nine Seasons

The New York Times is providing details about a deal between South Park Studios and Netflix to stream the first nine season of the show through Netflix’s services (free registration required). The article notes how Comedy Central and South Park grew to prominence together, how a seemingly insignificant deal in 1997 to split non-TV revenue […]

"Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder" Ends with a Whimper

Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder is the fourth and final Futurama direct-to-video movie, and the last that fans can expect to see of the show for now. It probably comes with an unfair load of expectations; unfortunately, it doesn’t come close to meeting them. It is still a funny, well-made, and well-animated movie that […]

"South Park" New Season in HD; Older Seasons Being Re-rendered in HD

A report on SouthParkStudios.com states that the season 13 premiere of South Park on March 11, 2009, will be the first episode of the show broadcast in high-definition. The report goes on to state that, “we have been working hard for over a year re-rendering previous seasons in native HD,” emphasizing that this will not […]

NY Times on the Quiet Charms of "Dr. Katz"

In conjunction with the recently released Best of Dr. Katz DVD, the New York Times has spoken with show creator Jonathan Katz (free registration required), who discusses how his low-key animated comedy managed to be the first animated series on Comedy Central in 1995. Katz discusses how his animated version came about, how he sees […]

"South Park: Season 12" Coming to DVD & Blu-Ray

Tvshowsondvd.com reports that Paramount and Comedy Central are going to release Season 12 of South Park on DVD & Blu-Ray on March 10, 2009. Both versions will contain 3 discs with 14 episodes from the twelfth season, as well as 3 featurettes. This will also be the first season set of South Park to be […]

Trey Parker on "Imaginationland" and How They'll End South Park

The Los Angeles Times Hero Complex weblog has spoken to South Park co-creator Trey Parker about when and how the series will end, with the respective answers being “Not anytime soon” and “as a movie” akin to the 3-part Imaginationland special. Parker confirms that Imaginationland was intended as a second South Park feature film, but […]

Recording Begins on 'Drawn Together' Movie

Voice actor Tara Strong has announced that she was working on the Drawn Together movie last week, which further confirms the August announcement of a direct-to-DVD movie from the show’s official MySpace page, for release sometime in 2009.

Russian "South Park" Broadcaster License Renewed Despite Controversy

The Moscow Times reports that the broadcast network 2×2 has gotten its broadcast license renewed by the Federal Mass Media Inspection Service, despite protests from Russian religious groups over an episode of South Park (which triggered a counter-protest from Russian fans). The Times reports that some episodes of South Park were pulled from the air […]

"Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs" Airs on Comedy Central Oct 19, 2008

Comedy Central will be airing the next Futurama direct-to-video movie, The Beast with a Billion Backs, on Sunday, October 19, 2008, at 8:00 PM (presumed Eastern). The feature picks up after Futurama: Bender’s Big Score, with a rip in the space-time continuum eventually disgorging an enormous, multi-tentacled alien beast. (via TZ member jlaking)

Russians Rally to Support "South Park"

In the wake of an effort to get South Park banned from Russian television (see earlier coverage), several hundred young Russians assembled on Sunday, September 21, 2008, in support of the show. The organizers had applied for permits for no more than 50 people. 2×2, the network which airs South Park, has been under fire […]

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