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"Arrested Development" Alums Joining New Toon Comedy

Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, and Henry Winkler will join the cast of Sit Down, Shut Up, an animated comedy being developed for the Fox network, The Hollywood Reporter says. The series, from Arrested Development‘s Mitch Hurwitz, is based on an Australian live-action sitcom that aired in 2001. (h/t: AWN)

Fox Animation Plans to Weave 'Anubis Tapestry'

Fox Animation has obtained a production option for Bruce Zick’s young-adult book The Anubis Tapestry: Between Twilights. Fox plans a loose adaptation of the 2006 novel, which begins with a mummy’s curse condemning Dr. George Henry’s spirit to the Egyptian Underworld. Henry’s son Chance plumbs the depths of the Underworld and encounters a variety of […]

"King of the Hill" Gets Order for 13 New Episodes

Fox has ordered 13 new episodes of King of the Hill, and is open to ordering more, Variety reports. The pick-up occurred after the network struck a new deal with producer Mike Judge.

Extras for Second "Futurama" DTV Announced

A “lost” Futurama episode produced for the Futurama video game will be one of the extras included when Twentieth Century Fox releases The Beast With a Billion Backs to DVD on June 24, Animation Magazine reports. Other extras on the previously announced disc will include a commentary track with Matt Groening and David X. Cohen, […]

"Simpsons" David Silverman Interviewed

APP.com talks with The Simpsons Movie director David Silverman, who discusses the film’s cost, its not getting an Oscar nomination, and the artists who influenced him: “I really admired the Walt Kelly drawing style, then I later found out he was a former 
Disney animator,” Silverman said. “From him, I had a sense I wanted […]

Toon Zone Interviews Steve Purcell About "Sam & Max the Animated Series"

Cartoonist Steve Purcell’s resume reads like a cult nerd hit-list. When he was a boy, he would parody his younger brother’s comic strips, eventually creating Sam and Max, a duo of freelance detectives. Sam is a man-sized dog shamus in a shabby suit and Max was…well, you’ll see what Max is. During the 1980′s black-and-white […]

Aussie Sitcom Turning into Animated Series

Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz is developing an animated version of Sit Down, Shut Up for Fox, c21 Media reports. The original, live-action series about a dysfunctional high school was an Australian production that aired in 2001.

Allison Janney in "The Pitts"

Allison Janney will join Dylan Baker, Andy Milonakis, and Lizzy Caplan in The Pitts, an animated version of Fox’s 2003 live-action comedy about the unluckiest family in the world, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Janney will voice mother Liz Pitt, while Milonakis will voice son Petey. Baker and Caplan will reprlse their live-action roles as […]

"Family Guy's" Cleveland Will Get His Own Show

The Hollywood Reporter reports that Fox and Family Guy Creator Seth MacFarlane are working on a spin-off that will center on Cleveland Brown. The show entitled “Cleveland” will center on the bathtub-accident-prone neighbor of Peter Griffen. Mike Henry (voice of Cleveland) will serve as writer-producer of the series as well as voicing the character. Seth […]

Updated: "Alvin" Getting Blu-ray, Digital Releases

Alvin and the Chipmunks will get both a DVD and Blu-Ray Disc release, Video Business Online reports. In addition, distributor Twentieth Century Fox will also use Apples digital rights management technology to allow consumers to transfer copies to their iPods. Single-disc versions of the release will retail for $29.98; special edition discs for $34.98; and […]

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