Posts Tagged ‘Fox’

NY Times on "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" Marketing Efforts

by Ed Liuon July 1, 2008
The New York Times takes a look at how the marketing and merchandising for Star Wars: The Clone Wars is ramping up in advance of the debut of the movie in August and the TV series later this year (free registration required). The article notes several of Lucasfilm’s partners for The Clone Wars, including Toys […]

"Star Wars: The Clone Wars" News from Wizard World Chicago

by Ed Liuon June 30, 2008
Comic Book Resources has posted a report of the Lucasfilm panel from this past weekend’s Wizard World Chicago convention. Hosted by Steve Sansweet, Lucasfilm’s Head of Fan Relations, the panel focused heavily on the upcoming Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series and movie, with video comments from director Dave Filoni. They also noted that […]

Fox Working on Animated "McKenzie Brothers"

by Dan Collinson June 17, 2008
The Hollywood Reporter reports that Fox has teamed up with Canada’s Global Television to work on The Animated Adventures of Bob & Doug McKenzie. The toon is based on the popular SCTV characters played by Rick Moranis (Ghostbusters and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids) and Dave Thomas. So far, Global has ordered 13 episodes for […]

"Superbad" Writers to Pen Episode of "The Simpsons"

by Ed Liuon June 10, 2008
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the co-writers of the feature film Superbad, will be writing an episode of The Simpsons, according to an interview with Rogen. The pair met Simpsons producer James L. Brooks at a party, which led to an invitation to pitch ideas for an episode of the show.

"Simpsons" Voice Actors Sign Four-Year Deal

by Ed Liuon June 2, 2008
The voice acting cast of The Simpsons has signed a four-year deal with Fox, resolving a standoff which has delayed production of the next season of the show and curtailed the number of episodes from 22 to 20 (read Toon Zone News’ earlier coverage). Other than noting that actor Dan Castellaneta has been named a […]

"Family Guy" to Compete for Emmys with Live-Action Comedies

by Ed Liuon June 2, 2008
Variety is reporting that the producers of Family Guy will be entering the show into the comedy series Emmy award competition this year, making it the first animated comedy to compete alongside live-action comedies instead of other animated shows. The show’s season premiere, Family Guy: Blue Harvest, will be competing in the animated program category […]

Still No Deal for "Simpsons" Voice Cast

by Ed Liuon May 20, 2008
Variety is reporting that there is still no deal in place for the voice talent of The Simpsons, meaning that the 20th season of the show may only have 20 episodes instead of 22. Production of the show has been on hold for months, and if a deal is not struck soon, the number of […]

Fox Greenlights "Class Dismissed" Animated Comedy

by Ed Liuon May 12, 2008
Variety is reporting that Fox has greenlit the animated comedy Class Dismissed, formerly known as Sit Down, Shut Up. Based on a live-action Australian sitcom, the series was developed by Arrested Development‘s Mitch Hurwitz. Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein have been named as executive producers and Mo Willems will handle animation duties. (via Toon Zone […]

Fox to "Inkubate" Toon Shorts in New Pilot Program

by Grant Whiteon May 12, 2008
Fox has launched a new initiative to seed its schedule with possible new animated series, The Hollywood Reporter says. The network and corporate sibling Twentieth Century Fox TV have launched Fox Inkubation, a division that will fund two-minute films by aspiring animation writer/producers instead of ordering scripts from them. Successful shorts may be developed as […]

MacFarlane Sticks to Fox, Gets $100 Million Pay Day

by Maxie Zeuson May 5, 2008
Seth MacFarlane will become the highest-paid writer-producer working in TV, thanks to a new deal he has signed with Twentieth Century Fox TV, The Hollywood Reporter says. The deal, which covers his services on Family Guy and American Dad as well as upcoming projects like The Cleveland Show, will keep MacFarlane at Fox and could […]