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"The Simpsons": The Complete Tenth Season on DVD 8/7/07

The tenth season of The Simpsons will be released on August 7, 2007, shortly after The Simpsons Movie hits theaters. It will contain all 23 episodes from season 10, and the Bart head will be used for the limited edition packaging. Extras include commentaries, deleted scenes, animatics/storyboards, TV spots, The Simpsons Movie sneak peek, and […]

Universal Theme Parks To Annex Springfield

“The Simpsons” are coming to Universal Studios’ theme parks in Hollywood and Orlando next spring, according to Reuters and Variety. The long-running series, which hits the big screen on July 27, is morphing into a ride that will incorporate Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie Simpson along with other characters. “The ride is designed to […]

Next Fox Animated Series Debuts Between the Ads

An article in the Boston Herald notes that the Fox Broadcasting Company will be sandwiching a new animated program in eight-second clips shown between commercials. The program is intended as a way to keep viewers entertained during the commercial breaks, which can lead to better ad rates. The clips will follow Oleg, a half-Greek, half-Lithuanian […]

Burnett Sues Fox Over "Family Guy" Cameo

Carol Burnett is suing Twentieth Century Fox for copyright infringement, claiming the studio’s Family Guy animated comedy used her “Charwoman” character without her permission in an April 2006 episode, Reuters reports. Burnett is seeking $2 million in damages for copyright infringement and the violation of her publicity rights.

Springfields Across America Compete for "Simpsons Movie" Premiere

Sixteen different towns named Springfield have been selected by Fox to compete to host the premiere of the Simpsons Movie in July. The towns will be judged based on short-film entries that profile each town and its links to the animated Simpsons’ home town. (via Internet Movie Database Daily Briefing)

Matt Groening Interviewed by "The Wave" on "Simpsons" on Big- and Small-Screen

The Wave magazine has interviewed Matt Groening about The Simpsons, both the weekly TV show and the big-screen movie coming this summer. Groening tackles questions on whether the show’s best days are behind it and how the crew avoided making the movie “three episodes strung together.” (via Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat)

Stewie Griffin Hosts Latenight Talkshow on MySpace

Family Guy‘s homicidal toddler Stewie Griffin will moonlight online as a latenight talkshow host this Sunday, reports Variety. Stewie and sidekick Brian — the show’s martini-imbibing canine — are the stars of “Up Late With Stewie & Brian,” a 10-minute flash-animated talkshow parody that will launch on MySpace Feb. 25 at 8 p.m., opposite the […]

"Simpsons" Movie Trailer Available for On-Line Viewing

A new trailer for The Simpsons Movie is available on-line in QuickTime Format, coming to theatres July 27. Among other things, the trailer reveals the location of the town of Springfield. (via Cartoon Brew)

"American Dad" Vol. 2 Announced

The second volume of American Dad will be released on 5/15/07 for an MSRP of $39.98. It will contain 19 episodes: the last three remaining episodes from 2005, as well as all episodes that aired in 2006. Special features include commentaries for many episodes, deleted scenes, and featurettes. [Source: TVShowsOnDVD.com]

Fox Executive Shuffle Brings Animation Production Into Live-Action Deck

Just two weeks after Fox Animation president Chris Meledandri startled 20th Century Fox by jumping to Universal to set up a family entertainment production unit, Fox is shaking up the executive hierarchy in a major move that brings animation into the live-action production fold. Several key Fox executives are being promoted in a companywide overhaul […]

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