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A Note of Recognition for....the Top 5 Mothers in Animation

In honor of Mother’s Day, the staff of Toon Zone News decided to put together a list of the top 5 animated mothers. This turned out to be a surprisingly challenging task. Single-parent families and orphans appear with great regularity in animation, and those parental figures that do make it into the final products are […]

Springfields Across America Compete for "Simpsons Movie" Premiere

Sixteen different towns named Springfield have been selected by Fox to compete to host the premiere of the Simpsons Movie in July. The towns will be judged based on short-film entries that profile each town and its links to the animated Simpsons’ home town. (via Internet Movie Database Daily Briefing)

Matt Groening Interviewed by "The Wave" on "Simpsons" on Big- and Small-Screen

The Wave magazine has interviewed Matt Groening about The Simpsons, both the weekly TV show and the big-screen movie coming this summer. Groening tackles questions on whether the show’s best days are behind it and how the crew avoided making the movie “three episodes strung together.” (via Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat)

"Simpsons" Movie Trailer On-line

The trailer for the Simpsons movie is now available on-line in QuickTime format. The trailer debuted last night on a new episode of the TV show. (via Cartoon Brew weblog)

Alan Moore to Appear on "The Simpsons"

Comic book writer Alan Moore (Watchmen, V for Vendetta) will be guest-starring on an upcoming episode of The Simpsons, providing the voice for his on-screen animated counterpart. According to several news reports, Moore is a long-time fan of the series, as well as South Park. The plot of the episode involves a competing comic book […]

"Simpsons" Takes Political Jab in Halloween Episode

Several news reports are noting a pointed political jab in this year’s “Treehouse of Horror” episode of The Simpsons, which is currently scheduled to air on November 5. Apparently, this particular political jab is notable for being made only two days before Election Day in the United States and for airing on the Fox network. […]

"Simpsons" Movie Trailer Debuts

Ice Age: The Meltdown moviegoers were treated to a surprise screening of a trailer for The Simpsons movie, currently scheduled for release in July 2007. The trailer also aired during Sunday’s episode of The Simpsons. Some small details about the movie appeared when writer/producer Al Jean and creator Matt Groening were interviewed by USA Today, […]

Simpsons' Radioactive Man...No More!

An article at Comicon.com’s PULSE News speaks to Bongo Comics Creative Director Bill Morrison about the cancellation of Radioactive Man and its transformation into the Simpsons Super Spectacular, which will also feature comics starring Pieman and Bartman. In stores now, the book features work by Ty Templeton, Batton Lash, and Chuck Dixon.

"Simpsons" Movie Confirmed

An animated Simpsons feature film has finally been confirmed by the producers of the show. Simpsons spokeswoman Antonia Kaughman has stated to MTV News that the movie will be in production concurrently with the TV show, with the same writing staff working on both. No potential release date for the movie was provided. (via Internet […]

Spanish "Simpsons" Actors in Labor Dispute

The actors who dub the voices for The Simpsons in Spanish-speaking countries are in a labor dispute with the contractor who handles the dubbing work, the Associated Press reports. A government arbitration board is currently hearing the dispute.

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