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"The Simpsons" vs. Fox News "Feud" Explained

The New York Times has looked at the friendly feud between The Simpsons and Fox News, both owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. While The Simpsons has never shied away from biting the corporate hand that feeds it (with Murdoch appearing as a parody of himself in one episode), some news outlets questioned why the […]

"Simpsons"' Mike Scully Receives WGA's Animation Writing Award

Longtime Simpsons producer and writer Mike Scully was awarded the Writers Guild of America, West Animation Writers Caucus’ 13th Animation Writing Award. Scully has been working on The Simpsons for 17 seasons, as well as The Simpsons Movie; live-action credits include The Pitts, Everybody Loves Raymond, and Parks and Recreation. Scully is currently working as […]

The Simpsons Renewed For A 23rd Season

The long-running animated Fox show, The Simpsons, has been picked up for a 23rd season. This means The Simpsons will reach it’s 500th episode that season. Executive Producer Al Jean said, “Like many 22-year-olds, The Simpsons is extremely happy remaining at home, on FOX, and hopes it doesn’t have to go out into the real […]

Jack Black Producing New Animated Series For Fox

Jack Black, known among animation fans for lending his voice to Kung Fu Panda and Ice Age, is producing a new animated series, Tiny Monsters. Tiny Monsters will be a half-hour cartoon about junior-high mean girls and it’s currently in development at 20th Century Fox TV. The creator of ABC’s short-lived comedy Help Me Help […]

"Archer" Season 1 Comes to DVD on December 28, 2010

Good morning, Toonzone agents. On December 28, 2010, Fox Home Video will deliver Archer Season One to retailers, delivering weapons-grade spy comedy on a 2-disc DVD set carrying a suggested retail price of $29.98. Available intelligence on this set is included in the dossier below, along with the last known photograph of the subject. This […]

"Star Wars Trilogy" Episodes of "Family Guy" Coming to DVD & Blu-Ray in Box Sets

Tvshowsondvd.com reports that all three Star Wars episodes of Family Guy are going to be in both DVD & Blu-Ray box sets in Laugh it Up, Fuzzball: The Family Guy Trilogy. The sets will include the Emmy Award nominated Family Guy: Blue Harvest, followed by Family Guy: Something, Something, Something Dark Side, and the new […]

Fox Orders Up "Burger," "Dad" Scripts

Fox has ordered up new scripts for American Dad and Bob’s Burgers, Deadline Hollywood reports. The network has ordered eight new scripts for Dad and six new scripts for Bob’s Burgers. The orders do not guarantee that either series will be picked up beyond their current commitments, the website cautions, but it will keep both […]

"Simpsons" Producer Al Jean Explains Banksy Opening Credits Couch Gag

Last Sunday’s episode of The Simpsons featured an opening credits gag created by the UK graffiti artist Banksy, which supposedly depicts the sweatshop conditions that create the show and its merchandise. While the BBC reports claims from Bansky that his sequence caused “delays, disputes over broadcast standards and a threatened walk out by the animation […]

"Napoleon Dynamite" Getting Fox Toon Treatment

Fox has ordered six episodes of an animated Napoleon Dynamite series, and seven episodes of another animated series, Deadline Hollywood reports. Napoleon Dynamite reunites Jon Heder and the cast of the movie; Jared Hess, Jerusha Hess, and Simpsons veteran Mike Scully will executive produce. Allen Gregory is described as an animated series about the world’s […]

"Futurama" Volume 5 Coming in December

Futurama‘s sixth season, which was the first season that aired on Comedy Central instead of Fox, comes to DVD and Blu-ray on 12/21/10. The 2-disc set will be presented in its proper widescreen aspect ratio, and is priced at $39.98 for the DVD version and $49.99 for the Blu-ray version. The episodes included will be: […]

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