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Fox Sells Simpsons Syndication Rights To Themselves [FXX]

by Alex Beanon November 18, 2013
Fox sold the cable syndication rights to their biggest moneymaking animated television series – that would be The Simpsons – to their smaller cable network, FXX, for a reported price tag of at least $750 million [that also includes VOD and non-linear rights]. The deal will last for 10 years and includes 574 episodes over […]
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Marcia Wallace, Voice of Edna Krabappel on "The Simpsons", Passes Away

by Todd DuBoison October 26, 2013
The Simpsons Executive Producer Al Jean has issued a statement to Entertainment Weekly confirming that actress Marcia Wallace, who voiced the role of sardonic schoolteacher Edna Krabappel on the show, has died at the age of 70. The cause of death is unclear, although “Reps of The Simpsons” were aware that Mrs. Wallace had become […]

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"Murder Police" Killed Off by Fox

by Alex Beanon October 9, 2013
With The Cleveland Show being cancelled and American Dad moving to TBS in 2014, Fox needed a replacement to fill out their popular Sunday evening animation lineup of The Simpsons, Bob’s Burgers, and Family Guy – and Murder Police was supposed to be that replacement after receiving a 13-episode order earlier in the year. But […]
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The Simpsons Marathon Continues

by Alex Beanon October 8, 2013
Somebody’s going to be killed off this year but it won’t be the show itself, as “The Simpsons” were officially renewed for their 26th season – cementing their status as the longest-running scripted series in television history – by Fox. The show, created by Matt Groening, has been nominated for multiple Primetime Emmy Awards every […]

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Who Kicks The Bucket On The Simpsons?

by Alex Beanon October 3, 2013
Somebody will be joining Maude Flanders as the next animated character to be killed off on “The Simpsons” this season. Producer Al Jean would not reveal the name of the character, only a clue – that the actor playing that character won an Emmy award for playing that character – though this narrows it down […]
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The Homer Makes Its Way Home

by Alex Beanon August 31, 2013
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 […]

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Winners Announced for 2013 Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation Emmy Awards

by Ed Liuon August 23, 2013
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, […]
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The Simpsons Win The Lottery

by Alex Beanon July 30, 2013
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 […]

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Griffins Visit Simpsons In 2014

by Alex Beanon July 19, 2013
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 […]
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2013 Emmy Nominations Announced

by Ed Liuon July 18, 2013
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 […]