Sam Simon

‘The Simpsons’ Sam Simon to Receive WGA Award

Veteran television writer-producer Sam Simon, who co-developed Fox’s long-running animated series The Simpsons and has been a writer, producer, and director on Taxi, Cheers, The ... Continue Reading →
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Fox Renews ‘The Simpsons’ for 26th Season

Fox announced late Friday that it has picked up The Simpsons for an historic 26th season. The announcement was made by Kevin Reilly, Chairman of Entertainment at Fox. “For more ... Continue Reading →
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Del Toro’s ‘Simpsons’ Opening Is Creepiest Yet!

Each fall, fans of Matt Groening’s The Simpsons look forward to the annual Treehouse of Horror Halloween special. But you don’t have to wait for Sunday night at 8 ET to ... Continue Reading →
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Another Character to Bite the Dust on ‘The Simpsons’

It’s been 14 years since Maud Flanders died on FOX’s long-running series The Simpsons. Now, it looks like the show creators are planning to kill off another character on ... Continue Reading →
Craig Bartlett

Craig Bartlett Offers Inspiring Keynote at Ottawa

If you were a kid in the ’90s, then chances are Craig Bartlett’s hugely popular Nickelodeon series Hey Arnold! played an important part in your childhood. The talented animator ... Continue Reading →
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Books We Love – Issue #233

        Directing for Animation: Everything You Didn’t Learn in Art School By Tony Bancroft [Focal Press, $34.95] Imagine taking a one-on-one class with one ... Continue Reading →
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‘Futurama’ Finale to Blast Off with Live-Stream Chat

Good news, everyone! The bitter pain of saying farewell to the space-faring weirdos of Comedy Central’s Futurama will be eased by a big bang of bonus content in pre- and post-show ... Continue Reading →
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LEGO Plans a ‘Simpsons’ Line for 2014

As if you didn’t know already, Matt Groening’s long-running animated series The Simpsons will be entering its 25th Season next year. As part of the big quarter century celebration, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Simpsons/Futurama’ Crossover Planned for 2014

On the heels of announcing a Family Guy/The Simpsons crossover at Comic-Con this past weekend, Matt Groening and Al Jean also revealed that the cast of Futurama will be paying a visit ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Invites 276 New Artists, Execs to Membership

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 276 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions ... Continue Reading →