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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 […]

McFarlane To Make New Line of "Simpsons" Figures

McFarlane Toys will produce an all-new line of Simpsons action figures under a licensing deal announced by the company and Twentieth Century Fox today. The figures will be released this fall in multi-box sets containing figures recreating favorite moments from the show. Todd McFarlane will work personally with The Simpsons creative team in making the […]

Fox To Air "American Dad" Pilot, "Simpsons" Episode After Super Bowl

Fox will air the pilot episode of American Dad, a new animated series from Family Guy-creator Seth McFarlane, after Super Bowl XXXIX, AWN reports. The episode will air at approximately 10:30pm (ET) (allowing for game time). It will be preceded by a broadcast of The Simpsons episode “Homer and Ned’s Hail Mary Pass” at 10:00pm […]

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