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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 […]

"Simpsons" Producer Al Jean Spearheads Emmy Nominations Protest Campaign

The Simpsons producer Al Jean is spearheading a campaign to compel the Television Academy of Arts & Sciences to reconsider the way it categorizes eligibility for the Emmys. The trigger for Jean’s protest is the fact that NBC’s live-action sitcom Community was allowed to submit for nomination in the comedy series, writing, and animated program […]

"The Simpsons" Season 14 (Blu-ray): Not a Disaster, But Not Groin-Grabbingly Good

Ah, what a powerful thing peer pressure can be. This is especially true when it comes to The Simpsons. If you want to be part of the “cool” crowd, will say that there are literally no good moments after a certain point in the series (usually season 8 or 9, depending on the individual), and […]

"Best. Episode. Ever!" Toonzone Talks "The Simpsons"

Welcome to the very first “Best. Episode. Ever!” feature at the Toonzone blog! Rather than offering the usual ranked list, for this feature our goal was very simple: get a bunch of the Toonzone staff together and let them briefly reminisce about their favorite episodes from great cartoons. No ranks, no winners and losers, just […]

No "Simpsons" Movie Sequel Yet, "Several Years" Left for Series

Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons, stated at a TV industry event at Cannes that, “someday there might be a sequel” to The Simpsons Movie, “but not yet.” At a press conference later, executive producer Al Jean stated that he felt the series “has at least several years left” and noted the so-far unsuccessful quest […]

Nancy Cartwright Interviews David Silverman on "The Simpsons" at AWN

Actor Nancy Cartwright, who provides the voice for Bart Simpson, has interviewed with David Silverman about his work on The Simpsons in her latest column for AWN. Among other topics, Silverman discusses his “lucky break” into animation, how he works with the animation crew and the voice acting performances on a show like The Simpsons, […]

"Simpsons" Swept Up in More Controversy

The Simpsons is caught up in more controversy in South America, with Argentine politicians criticizing a recent episode that refers to former dictatorships, Variety reports. In a recent episode, a character refers to “disappearances” under the government of Juan Peron: “When he disappeared you, you stayed disappeared.” Variety notes that “disappearances” of that nature were […]

"The Simpsons Movie" DVD: Great Film, Great DVD

If you pay attention to the average Wall Street analyst covering the Hollywood beat, you’ll know that two things are true in Hollywood: 1. Cartoons are just for kids 2. Audiences aren’t interested in 2-D, hand-drawn animation any more. This explains why the adult-themed, hand-drawn Simpsons Movie was one of this year’s rare summer blockbusters […]

Toon Zone Interviews Pamela Hayden on Being Millhouse for "The Simpsons"

At The Simpsons Movie DVD Release event in Bryant Park, New York City, Toon Zone News got the chance to sit down briefly with the funny and charming Pamela Hayden, the voice actress who provides the voice of Milhouse, Rod Flanders, Sarah Wiggum, Janey Powell, and several other supporting characters on the show. We are […]

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