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"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 […]

Pink Panther and Friends Vol. 6: "The Inspector" Announced

The sixth volume of The Pink Panther and Friends: Classic Cartoon Collection will feature 17 “The Inspector” cartoons. The shorts included, with years and directors, are: -The Great DeGaulle Stone Operation (Freleng, 1965) -Reaux, Reaux, Reaux Your Boat (Chiniquy, 1966) -Napoleon Blown-Aparte (Chiniquy, 1966) -Cirrhosis of the Louvre (Chiniquy, 1966) -Plastered in Paris (Chiniquy, 1966) […]

"American Dad" Vol. 3 Coming in April

Fox has announced that the third volume of American Dad will be released on 4/15/08 for $39.98. Episodes included: -Bush Comes to Dinner -American Dream Factory -A.T. The Abusive Terrestrial -Black Mystery Month -An Apocalypse to Remember -Four Little Words -When a Stan Loves a Woman -I Can’t Stan You -The Magnificent Steven -Joint Custody […]

FX Acquires "Simpsons Movie" for Broadcast

Variety is reporting that the FX cable network has paid $55 million to broadcast five movies from 20th Century Fox, including The Simpsons Movie. The other movies in the deal include Live Free or Die Hard, Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Hitman, and Death Sentence. All movies will air on FX in the […]

Painting the Town Yellow at "The Simpsons Movie" DVD Release (UPDATED)

To commemorate the release of The Simpsons Movie on DVD and Blu-ray disc, 20th Century Fox painted midtown Manhattan yellow, using Bryant Park’s skating rink as the centerpiece of a massive Simpsons-themed wonderland, with giveaways, a one-day-only Ben and Jerry’s ice cream flavor, and free skating all day for visitors, with the chance to skate […]

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