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 […]
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Mike Scully’s The Pitts, a short-lived 2003 sitcom about a highly unlucky family, is being remade into an animated series. Scully says, “It was so close to a cartoon, so we were talking how much easier it would be to execute it if it were animated.” Fox has currently ordered […]
The Simpsons Movie will be released on DVD on 12/18/07, in both widescreen and fullscreen editions. Aside from the film itself, special features include: * Animators Commentary: David Silverman, Mike B. Anderson, Steven Dean Moore, Rich Moore. * Producers Commentary: James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Richard Sakai, Al Jean, Mike Scully, David Silverman, Dan Castellaneta, […]
The Simpsons scored big at the box office over the weekend with an estimated take over over 74 million in the US alone to rank #1 by quite a distance over the competition. Disney’s summer animated offering, Ratatoullie, held on for 7.5 million over the weekend to push it’s take to 174 million domestically. The […]
Toon Zone News’ Matt Hazuda is reporting on-site from San Diego Comic-Con 2007 and brings us the following details from the panel for Futurama. The four upcoming direct to video (DTV) movies were discussed, along with some of the tradeoffs. While they will be able to push the content a little further, budget cuts have […]
Interviews and articles are increasing in advance of The Simpsons Movie‘s premiere this Friday, July 27, 2007. Animated Shorts at Newsarama has interviewed Simpsons producer Mike Scully on the long process of creating the movie and the likelihood of another one. Meanwhile, LA Weekly has published an extensive interview/profile with Matt Groening, covering the complete […]
The New York Times Magazine has interviewed Matt Groening about The Simpsons in advance of the Simpsons theatrical movie opening this Friday in theaters (registration required). The brief interview delves into some technical details about the movie, his political views, the prospect of Homer and Marge getting divorced, and where the Simpsons’ Springfield is located.