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2015 Primetime Emmy Nominations Announced

by Ed Liuon July 17, 2015
The 2015 Primetime Emmy Award nominations have been released, with the following categories with an animated TV program in contention: OUTSTANDING ANIMATED PROGRAM Archer Bob’s Burgers Over The Garden Wall The Simpsons South Park OUTSTANDING SHORT-FORMAT ANIMATED PROGRAM Adventure Time Disney Mickey Mouse Regular Show Robot Chicken Steven Universe Wander Over Yonder OUTSTANDING CHARACTER VOICE-OVER […]
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Harry Shearer Signs Back on to "The Simpsons"

by Ed Liuon July 8, 2015
Actor Harry Shearer has signed a new deal to return to The Simpsons for its 27th and 28th seasons, resolving a contract dispute that was rooted in Mr. Shearer’s requirement for “freedom to do other work” in his words. Mr. Shearer voices characters including Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, Rev. Lovejoy, and Kent Brockman, […]

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The Simpsons Wants Your Attention Again

by Peter Paltridgeon June 10, 2015
In every news feed I’ve visited this morning, no matter what its focus or theme is, I’ve seen this headline: “HOMER AND MARGE ARE BREAKING UP IN THE NEXT SEASON OF THE SIMPSONS!!!” The actual article within, of course, is safe to point out “but everything will be back to normal in the next episode.” […]
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"Simpsons" Producer Al Jean Says Harry Shearer Will Not Be Returning

by Ed Liuon May 14, 2015
A report on CNN Money reports that Harry Shearer will not be returning to the voice cast of The Simpsons for the show’s 27th and 28th seasons, according to longtime Simpsons producer Al Jean. Jean added that, “We do not plan to ‘kill off’ his characters but replace them with the most talented members of […]

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"The Simpsons" Producer Says No More DVDs; Commentary & Bonuses Coming via Simpsons World

by Ed Liuon April 10, 2015
Al Jean, longtime producer of The Simpsons, has stated on Twitter that there will be no more DVD releases of the famed cartoon, citing the “DVD market is dying” as the reason why Fox has discontinued them. The series skipped from season 17 to 20 on DVD, but seasons 18 and 19 and all subsequent […]
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Sam Simon, "Simpsons" Co-Creator, 1955 - 2015

by Dan Collinson March 10, 2015
The Hollywood Reporter has reported that Sam Simon, former writer and producer of The Simpsons, passed away on Sunday after a bout with colon cancer. He was 59. Mr. Simon, along with creator Matt Groening and producer James L. Brooks, helped turn the show into the longest running show on television. He won 9 Emmys for his […]

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Results For the 42nd Annie Awards Favor "How To Train Your Dragon 2", Disney Animation

by Todd DuBoison February 1, 2015
DreamWorks Animation and Disney Television Animation were the biggest winners of the 42nd Annie Awards, which were held on the evening of January 31st in Los Angeles to honor the highlights of the animation industry in the past year. DreamWorks’ How To Train Your Dragon 2 was named Best Animated Feature and earned five other […]
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FXX to Launch New One-Hour Animation Block on January 22, 2015

by Ed Liuon December 18, 2014
FXX GETS ANIMATED New One-Hour Late Night Animation Block Kicks Off on January 22 With Special Sneak Preview Following the New Year’s Day Marathon of The Simpsons FXX’s Animation Block to be Anchored by Original Episodes of Lucas Bros. Moving Co. and Stone Quackers LOS ANGELES, December 17, 2014 – FXX will launch its new […]

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Terminally Ill "Simpsons" Co-Creator Sam Simon Donating His Fortune to Charity

by Ed Liuon November 14, 2014
Multiple news outlets are noting that Sam Simon, one of several co-creators of The Simpsons, was diagnosed with terminal colon cancer in 2012, and has recently been arranging the donation of his personal fortune generated from his work on the show to charitable causes. The bulk of his fortune of $100 million has been put […]
25 Years' Worth Of The Simpsons' Opening Couch Gag

25 Years' Worth Of The Simpsons' Opening Couch Gag

by Alex Beanon October 8, 2014
The Simpsons has been on the air for 25 years – that’s 554 episodes – and that means 554 couch gags [though many of the early episodes had repeat couch gags]. All those have been compiled into one simultaneous minute-long couch gag…