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David Mirkin on Simpsons' 17th Season, DVD sets, and Movie Progress

Simpsons producer-writer David Mirkin has been interviewed by the Houston Chronicle about all things Simpson, from the behind-the-scenes of the show’s 17th season, the sixth season DVD set, and the slow progress of the Simpsons feature film. (via Internet Movie Database Daily Briefing)

News Corp. Profits Rise in 2005

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 […]

Sideshow Bob Returns to "Simpsons"

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 […]

"Ferngully" Coming to DVD in October

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 […]

Fox Buys Film Rights to "Emily the Strange"

Twentieth Century Fox has purchased the film rights to Rob Reger’s “Emily the Strange” and will produce a live-action/animated film based on the property, INSOMNIAC mania reports.

IDT and 20th Century Fox Sign Animation Deal

IDT Entertainment has signed a two-year, multi-picture distribution deal with Twentieth Century Fox — allowing Fox to distribute CG animated theatrical releases produced by IDT — AWN reports.

Fox Mulling "Futurama" Direct-to-DVD Movies

Fox has held preliminary talks with David X. Cohen about producing three direct-to-DVD Futurama movies, Got Futurama reports. (via John McNaughton)

Fox Picks Up Distribution Rights to "The Roach Approach"

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will distribute Wacky World Studio’s The Roach Approach videos to general and Christian retail markets in the U.S. and Canada, AWN reports. The first two videos, Roach Approach: Don’t Miss the Boat and Roach Approach: The Mane Event! will be released on August 23 for $14.98 apiece. Animated Bliss has […]

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 […]

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