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Sen. Kennedy Throws His Weight Behind Springfield, MA in "Simpsons Movie" Contest

Although parodied by the character Mayor Joe Quimby during most of The Simpsons run, Senator Ted Kennedy has stepped up to the plate to assist Springfield, Massachusettes bid to host the series’ movie premiere. In a video Springfield, MA created for the 20th Century Fox contest Kennedy invites the Simpsons family to join the residents […]

Fox Animation Appoints Toliver New Production VP

Twentieth Century Fox Animation has named Karen Rupert Toliver vice-president of production, replacing John Cohen. She’ll focus on the development and production of animated projects, while reporting to Fox Animation president Vanessa Morrison. Previously, Ms. Toliver was a production executive at Disney Feature Animation on Brother Bear, Chicken Little and Meet the Robinsons; she also […]

"Family Guy" Volume 5 Coming in September

Family Guy‘s fifth volume, a 3-disc set, is expected on 9/18/07 for $39.98, and will contain the first 13 episodes of season 5, as well as the three-part version of Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story that aired on TV, which includes some scenes not available in the initial DVD release. Special features include commentaries on […]

Springfield, MN Drops Out of "Simpsons" Movie Promotion Contest

The town of Springfield, MN, has dropped out of a contest to select the state where The Simpsons‘ fictional town of Springfield will be set. City Manager Mac Tilberg was quoted in St. Paul’s Pioneer Press as saying, “We couldn’t find any interest in town that would spearhead the project,” and added that his town […]

"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)

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