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"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 […]

"Garfield" Director May Helm "Chipmunks" Picture

Twentieth Century Fox is negotiating with Tim Hill, who directed Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties, to helm a feature film based on Alvin and the Chipmunks, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film would resemble the Garfield features, in that the chipmunks of the title would be computer-animated while an actor would play the […]

James Cameron's "Avatar" to Break New Ground in CGI Animation

An article in the New York Times details the innovations behind James Cameron’s upcoming movie Avatar (registration required), an ambitious project that will use a variety of new technologies and techniques to integrate computer-generated animation and live-action footage. The work will involve both motion-capture and traditional CGI effects work with innovations like a camera that […]

Sixth Season of 'Family Guy' Production Finally A 'Go'

Daily Variety is reporting that production has finally begun on the sixth season of Fox’s animated smash “Family Guy,” 2½ months after the show’s writers were told not to report to work. On Tuesday, “Family Guy” writers were informed that the doors had been unlocked, and they returned to the writers’ room for the first […]

Wes Anderson to Direct and Produce Animated "Fantastic Mr. Fox"

Variety is reporting that director Wes Anderson is attached to direct and produce an animated version of Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr. Fox with 20th Century Fox’s animation studios. The movie is to be done using a mixture of animation techniques, but will be “primarily stop-motion” according to the report. Fantastic Mr. Fox will follow The […]

"Simpsons" Takes Political Jab in Halloween Episode

Several news reports are noting a pointed political jab in this year’s “Treehouse of Horror” episode of The Simpsons, which is currently scheduled to air on November 5. Apparently, this particular political jab is notable for being made only two days before Election Day in the United States and for airing on the Fox network. […]

Adam Sandler readying to set 'Animals' on Fox

Daily Variety reports that Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions is teaming with “TV Funhouse” creator Robert Smigel for “Animals,” an animated comedy that’s been sold to Fox Broadcasting. Sandler’s company is also partnering with 20th Century Fox TV on the half-hour show. “Animals” will be a parody of suburban life, with critters filling in for […]

The Simpsons: The Complete Ninth Season Coming in December

Keeping with the recent pattern of releasing two Simpsons season sets per year, The Simpsons: The Complete Ninth Season will be released on December 19th. All 25 episodes from season 9 will be available on the 4 disc set. Bonus material is also expected. [Source: TVShowsOnDVD.com ]

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