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The Homer Makes Its Way Home

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Earlier this summer, California-based car “designers” Jeff Hermann and Scott Chamberlain produced an actual re-creation of “The Homer” – Homer Simpson’s version of the perfect car – and now the actual car has been presented to Matt Groening and Fox Studios. The car has a special bubble in the back to encapsulate – and silence […]

Winners Announced for 2013 Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation Emmy Awards

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The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has named the six winners of the 2013 Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation Emmy Awards: Andy Ristaino, Character Design, Adventure Time, “Puhoy” (Cartoon Network) Jenny Gase-Baker, Background Paint, “Mickey Mouse in Croissant de Triomphe” (Disney) Joseph Holt, Art Direction, “Mickey Mouse in Croissant de Triomphe” (Disney) Alberto Mielgo, […]

The Simpsons Win The Lottery

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Homer and Marge finally hit the lottery. “The Simpsons”, the nation’s longest running television series, will be sold to off-network cable syndication in a deal that could reach as much as a billion dollars. When the series was initially sold by Fox to networks in 1993, cable syndication was not as sophisticated and networks could […]

Griffins Visit Simpsons In 2014

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Hide the good china because Homer Simpson and his horde will be hosting Peter Griffin and his animated genetic crew in Springfield in a dysfunctional family hoedown as “The Simpsons” meet “Family Guy” in an episode set for next year. In an episode entitled “The Simpsons Guy” the Griffins wind up in Springfield where Homer […]

2013 Emmy Nominations Announced

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The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has announced the nominees for the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards. Categories with an animated property in contention are: Outstanding Animated Program Bob’s Burgers “O.T.: The Outside Toilet” (FOX/20th Century Fox Televsion) Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness “Enter the Dragon” (Nickelodeon/DreamWorks Animation & Nickelodeon Productions) Regular Show: The […]

"Simpsons" Scriptwriter Jon Vitti Takes on Angry Birds

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The Angry Birds movie received a major boost when it was announced that Jon Vitti was hired to write the screenplay for the upcoming animated feature film based on the popular video game. Vitti is an animated industry veteran and has written five episodes of King of the Hill, 25 episodes of The Simpsons as […]

Don Payne, "Simpsons" Scriptwriter, 1964 - 2013

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Writer Don Payne passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at his home in Los Angeles, CA, at the age of 48. The cause was sarcoma, according to fellow writer John Frink, who worked with Payne as a scriptwriter on The Simpsons. Frink and Payne wrote for sitcoms like Hope and Gloria and Men Behaving […]

"The Simpsons" Co-Creator Sam Simon Undergoing Chemotherapy for Colon Cancer

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Sam Simon, who co-created The Simpsons with Matt Groening and James L. Brooks, revealed that he has been diagnosed with colon cancer, and is undergoing chemotherapy treatments for the disease. Simon revealed that the cancer has already spread to his liver, kidneys, abdominal connective tissues, and lymph system and possibly his brain. In addition to […]

LewToons Video: Toon News, Episode 3

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In Episode #3 of Toon News, Chad discusses the upcoming Disney animated feature, Frozen, Seth MacFarlane’s appearance on next year’s season premiere of The Simpsons, IDW’s recently announced title, John K Presents: Spumco Comic Book and the latest news surrounding the Dexter’s Laboratory episode that had been banned from television. For more LewToons, be sure to check out […]

10 Animated Shorts Eligible for 2012 Academy Awards

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The Hollywood Reporter has listed the 10 animated short films eligible for nomination in this year’s Best Animated Short Film category: “Adam and Dog,” Minkyu Lee, director (Lodge Films) “Combustible,” Katsuhiro Otomo, director (Sunrise Inc.) “Dripped,” Leo Verrier, director (ChezEddy) “The Eagleman Stag,” Mikey Please, director, and Benedict Please, music scores and sound design (Royal […]

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