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Fox Signs Deal with "American Dad" Producers

20th Century Fox Television has signed a two-year overall deal with Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman, executive producers and showrunners for Fox’s animated comedy American Dad, AWN reports. As part of the seven-figure deal, the duo will continue on American Dad if the show is renewed, in addition to developing other half-hour projects for the […]

Fox Toons Score Strong Ratings

Fox’s animated shows did well in the ratings, despite stiff competition from ABC’s Desperate Housewives, Reuters reports. The 350th episode of The Simpsons was watched by 10.4 million viewers; the 8:30pm installment of the series was watched by 11.7 million. Family Guy, returning to Fox, had an audience of 11.9 million. The debut of American […]

Groening: "Simpsons" Good for Another 17 Years

Matt Groening marks the 350th episode of The Simpsons by saying he expects the series to run another seventeen years. It’s hard to tell if he’s joking, but The New York Times plays it straight, and goes behind the scenes of a taping of a new Simpsons episode.

Fox Animation Promotes John Cohen

Twentieth Century Fox Animation has promoted John Cohen to VP of production, AWN reports. Cohen will continue reporting to Fox Animation president Chris Meledandri.

"Garfield 2" Gets July 2006 Release Date

Twentieth Century Fox has penciled in a July 28, 2006, release date for Garfield 2, Coming Soon reports. No other information is available.

"Futurama" Disc Gets August DVD Date

Fox will release Futurama: Monster Robot Maniac Fun Collection to DVD on August 23, TVShowsOnDVD reports, citing GotFuturama.com.

Fox Hears "Whos" in Its Future

Twentieth Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios will follow up Robots with a CG-animated version of Dr. Seuss’s Horton Hears a Who, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio will write the screenplay; Audrey Geisel will executive produce and retain certain creative approvals. The film is expected to be ready for release […]

"Family Guy" Games, Mobile Content Planned for 2005-06

Take-Two Interactive and Airborne Entertainment will produce Family Guy videogames and wireless content under new licensing deals struck with Twentieth Century Fox, the companies said today. Take-Two will produce all-new video games based on the animated series for multiple platforms, with the first game slated for release in 2006. Airborne will introduce mobile phone content […]

New "Simpsons," "KOTH" DVDs Get Release Dates

Fox Home Entertainment will release The Simpsons: The Complete 6th Season on June 14 and King of The Hill: The Complete 4th Season on May 3, according to Animation HQ.

Sorrent, Fox Strike Mobile Publishing Deal

Sorrent will be the exclusive publisher of mobile games and content based on Twentieth Century Fox’s feature films under a two-year deal announced today. The partnership will launch with a mobile game and other content based on the upcoming CGI feature Robots and continue through Ice Age 2: The Meltdown. Live-action Fox films will also […]

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