Bill Plympton

An Animated Conversation with Bill Plympton

In 1960, when Bill Plympton was 14, he mailed some cartoons he’d drawn to Disney in the hope of being hired. Not surprisingly, Disney declined. The good news: he had talent. The ... Continue Reading →
Sam Simon

‘Simpsons’ Co-Developer Sam Simon to Be Honored By WGA

The Writers Guild of America West will honor The Simpsons co-developer Sam Simon with its 2014 Valentine Davies Award in recognition of his humanitarian efforts and community service ... Continue Reading →
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‘Simpsons’ & ‘Futurama’ Dominate WGA Nominations

The Writers Guild of America has announced the nominations for outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio, promotional writing and graphic animation for the 2014 ... Continue Reading →
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 →