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Alf Clausen, Composer For The Simpsons, To Be Replaced

by Peter Paltridgeon August 30, 2017
Why was one of the longest-running employees still with The Simpsons let go this week? And who will replace him? Variety reports that Alf Clausen, who has composed the musical score for the long-running series since its second season, has been laid off. Alf told the trade paper that according to his conversation with producer […]
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SDCC 2017: The Simpsons Will Resume On DVD This December

by Peter Paltridgeon July 22, 2017
Remember when the DVD rack at the store stretched as far as the eye could see? Remember when it seemed like we were guaranteed to continue receiving sets of Simpsons seasons until the end of time? History didn’t work out that way, but today Fox announced a second chance for the iconic series. The Simpsons […]

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The Simpsons’ First Hourlong Episode Coming In 2017

by Peter Paltridgeon August 8, 2016
Today during Fox’s appearance at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, the network announced they would be airing the first Simpsons episode in 28 years to span an hour’s length of time. Is there any particular reason, storywise, for this episode to last an hour? No reason we can see. Called “The Great Phatsby,” […]

That Didn’t Take Long: Homer Simpson Is Playing Pokemon Go

by Peter Paltridgeon July 18, 2016
Given the slow pace at which Simpsons episodes are constructed, compounded with the backlog the show has built over the years, it can sometimes take a year and a half — “or longer” — for a world event or trend to get its own satirical take. I figured we would inevitably see Homer mess with […]

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2016 Emmy Nominees: “Archer,” “Bob’s Burgers,” “Phineas & Ferb,” “South Park,” and “The Simpsons” Vie for Best Animated Program

by Ed Liuon July 14, 2016
The 68th Emmy Award Nominees have been announced, with the following categories featuring an animated program in contention: OUTSTANDING ANIMATED PROGRAM Archer, “The Figgis Agency” Bob’s Burgers, “The Horse Rider-Er” Phineas and Ferb Last Day of Summer South Park, “You’re Not Yelping” The Simpsons, “Halloween of Horror” OUTSTANDING SHORT FORM ANIMATED PROGRAM Adventure Time, “Hall […]

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

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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

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

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 […]