An article in the Los Angeles Times examines the Arabic version of Fox’s The Simpsons, broadcast in the Middle East via Arabic satellite network MBC. Issues of translating humor and excising portions of the show that would be objectionable to a Middle Eastern Muslim audience are addressed, as are the varied reactions to the show […]
Twentieth Century Fox Licensing and Merchandising has named Michael Peikoff as VP of licensing, World Screen reports. In his new position, Peikoff will oversee the company’s U.S. licensing business with specific oversight of the category management team, its list of domestic licensees, and retail initiatives.
Owen Dunne’s You Damn Kid! webcomic has been optioned by Fox TV to become an animated television show. Based on the content of the comic, the show is expected to follow in the tradition of irreverent animated family cartoons on Fox from The Simpsons to Family Guy. (via Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat weblog)
News Corp., parent of Twentieth Century Fox and Fox Broadcasting, had fourth-quarter net income of $717 million, up from $429 million in the same period last year. Revenues rose 12% to $6.1 billion. For the full year News Corp. had net income of $2.1 billion, up from $1.5 billion in fiscal 2004. Full year revenues […]
Kelsey Grammer will reprise his role as Sideshow Bob in next season’s The Simpsons, the Associated Press reports. In addition, Dennis Rodman and Terry Bradshaw will make cameos as themselves for the Halloween episode. Alec Baldwin, Ricky Gervais, William H. Macy, Lily Tomlin, Frances McDormand, Rob Reiner, Richard Dean Anderson, Randy Johnson, and Joe Frazier […]
Fox will release Ferngully: The Last Rainforest Special Edition to DVD on October 18, Animated Bliss reports. The two-disc set will feature commentary track, featurettes, and games. It will retail for $19.98. Animated Bliss has further news on DVD releases, including Pet Alien; Garfield Prime Time Giftset; South Park: Season 6; Tripping The Rift: Season […]