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"The Simpsons" Take Manhattan for DVD Release Event

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment will be host to numerous special events in Manhattan to promote the release of The Simpsons Movie on DVD and Blu-ray on December 18, 2007 with special events and giveaways occurring in Bryant Park, Times Square, and the Empire State Building. In a first, the Empire State Building will be […]

"Simpsons Movie" DVD and Blu-Ray on Dec 18

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has announced details of the upcoming DVD and Blu-ray disc of The Simpsons Movie. The single-disc DVD will be available in both full-screen and widescreen editions, with a variety of special features including two separate commentary tracks, deleted scenes, an alternate ending, and assorted promotional materials such as Homer’s monologue […]

"Avatar" Pushed Back to December

James Cameron’s Avatar is having its release date pushed back to December 18 in order to give its director more time for post-production work, Variety reports. The live-action/CGI film was originally slated for a Memorial Day release. Distributor Twentieth Century Fox has also announced that it will produce Ice Age 3 in digital 3-D. Carlos […]

Comic Sues "Family Guy" for Stealing His Act

Magician/comedian Art Metrano is suing Fox’s Family Guy for $2 million, saying the series stole part of his routine and used it in the animated movie Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story, TMZ.com reports. Metrano claims the routine in the movie is “identical in music, sound and action” to portions of his act. TMZ.com’s report includes […]

"NY Times" and Newsarama on the Return of "Futurama" to DVD (UPDATED Nov 30, 2007)

The New York Times has FuturamaFuturama via the direct-to-DVD movie Bender’s Big Score (free registration required). The pair discuss how the DVD came to be after years of campaigning from the show staff and fans, how the economics of direct-to-DVD and the success of Futurama DVD boxed sets affected the decision, and how they exploited […]

Dwayne Carey-Hill and Claudia Katz on "Bender's Big Score"

Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has interviewed director Dwayne Carey-Hill and producer Claudia Katz about the production of Bender’s Big Score, the direct-to-DVD movie that resurrects Futurama from its network cancellation two years ago. The pair discuss how the project came to fruition, the convoluted plotline of the story, their relationship with creator Matt Groening and the […]

Groening, Cohen on "Futurama: Bender's Big Score"

Newsarama attended the premiere of the direct-to-video movie Futurama: Bender’s Big Score, which will be the first of four DVDs to resurrect the canceled TV show. Series creator Matt Groening and Head Writer/Executive Producer David Cohen commented on the return of the show, as well as one of the unexpected side benefits Groening has in […]

Dan Clowes on Becoming a "Simpsons" Cartoon Character

Comic book writer/artist Dan Clowes has spoken to the Leader-Post about his role on last weekend’s episode of The Simpsons, where he joined comic book creators Alan Moore and Art Spiegelman in becoming Simpsons characters. Clowes states that his friendship with series creator Matt Groening led to his acceptance of the cameo, and also “thought […]

NY Times on "Family Guy" Composers

The New York Times has profiled Walter Murphy and Ron Jones, the composers for the Fox television show Family Guy (free registration required). The article covers how the pair began writing music for the show, the audacious songs used on the show, and the lawsuit brought against Fox for a parody on the show of […]

Family Guy's "Star Wars" Spoof Coming to DVD

A month ago, the new season of Family Guy kicked off with “Blue Harvest”, a Star Wars spoof. Now Tvshowsondvd.com reports that “Blue Harvest” will be on DVD on January 15th. Bonus features include a behind the scenes featurette with Seth MacFarlane, and an interview with George Lucas, among others.

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