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Kelsey Grammer Relates Sideshow Bob Voice Origins

Kelsey Grammer Relates Sideshow Bob Voice Origins

by Alex Beanon June 4, 2016
Kelsey Grammer based his voice of the Sideshow Bob character on “The Simpsons” on now-deceased actor/director Ellis Rabb and explains how that came about on “The Graham Norton Show”… Video credit: The Graham Norton Show Discuss on the Toonzone Forums
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Simpsons Writer Reveals Script For Unproduced Prince Episode

by Peter Paltridgeon April 25, 2016
The Simpsons’ third-season opener, “Stark Raving Dad,” centers on Homer being committed to an institution where he meets a man who thinks he’s Michael Jackson — voiced by Michael Jackson. In the DVD commentary for the episode, Mike Reiss mentioned that the man (Leon Kompowsky was his name) would have returned in a sequel episode, […]

New Simpsons Couch Gag Animated By Disney’s Eric Goldberg

New Simpsons Couch Gag Animated By Disney’s Eric Goldberg

by Peter Paltridgeon April 22, 2016
Over the past few seasons, The Simpsons has been lending its couch gag space to guest animators and other creatives. This coming Sunday, a new couch gag will debut animated by Eric Goldberg, who worked on classic 2-D animated Disney movies such as Aladdin. He’s also worked on more recent films such as Wreck-It Ralph […]
The Simpsons Offers A Timely Take On The 2016 Presidential Race

The Simpsons Offers A Timely Take On The 2016 Presidential Race

by Peter Paltridgeon February 21, 2016
We used to have to wait a full year, at the least, for a show like The Simpsons to comment on a recent political event. Now with digital ink and paint, a battalion of Korean Wacoms, and the ability to beam finished animation back to the Fox lot without the need of a boat, it’s […]

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Now We’ve Seen Everything: Simpsons Episode To Air Live

by Peter Paltridgeon February 17, 2016
Homer was once told “Very few cartoons are broadcast live. It’s a terrible strain on the animators’ wrists.” Those animators must be going to the gym. This spring the longest-running American cartoon series will make history again when the last three minutes of the May 15th episode will be, technically, broadcast live. How is this […]
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The Ultimate Simpsons Screenshot Machine: The Frinkiac

by Peter Paltridgeon February 3, 2016
Wired reports that the world’s most advanced search engine dedicated to nothing but finding Simpsons quotes has now launched. Called Frinkiac (guh-hay), it boasts a database of over three million screenshots from the first 15 years of the series, plus every quote anyone might be looking for to garnish those shots. Frinkiac was created by […]

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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 […]