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‘Simpsons’ Co-Creator Sam Simon Dies Aged 59

Sam Simon, the nine-time Emmy winning writer who helped make TV animation history by co-creating The Simpsons, has died of colorectal cancer at home in Los Angeles, aged 59. Simpsons ... Continue Reading →
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Cancer Claims Hungarian Animator Andras Erkel

Animator Andras Erkel, founder of Hungary-based Studio Baestarts, died Dec. 29 from brain cancer. He was 52. Erkel started his animation career in the 1980s, producing a series of claymation ... Continue Reading →
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‘Simpsons’ Dominates WGA Animation Noms

The Writers Guild of America have released the list of nominations for the 2015 Writers Guild Awards, which honor outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio and promotional ... Continue Reading →
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Folman’s ‘Congress,’ New ‘Simpsons’ on Disc

The pre-holiday home entertainment onslaught offers a number of eclectic options for animation and vfx enthusiasts this week. Topping our lists are sci-fi hybrid The Congress and a ... Continue Reading →
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Gala, Awards Kick Off World Animation Summit

The stars of the animation world gathered under the stars last night for the opening-night gala of the World Animation and VFX Summit, which feted some of the biggest names in the industry. The ... Continue Reading →
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Going the Extra Mile

Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon talk making the home video release of their Adult Swim hit Rick and Morty as cool and essential as possible. Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon’s Adult ... Continue Reading →
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Toons Tackle Ice Bucket Challenge

The animated contributions to the ALS Association’s viral Ice Bucket Challenge campaign to raise awareness and funds to fight the disease continue to trickle (to be fair, it takes ... Continue Reading →
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Fox Unveils Fall Season Premiere Dates

This fall, Fox is launching the comic-book actioner Gotham (Sept. 22, 8 p.m.). In amongst the jam-packed autumnal lineup of series and season premieres for its mostly live-action and ... Continue Reading →
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MGM Plans ‘Pink Panther’ Hybrid Movie

MGM is bringing The Pink Panther back to the big screen in a hybrid animation-live action feature film to be directed by The Simpsons Movie helmer David Silverman, according to The ... Continue Reading →
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‘Simpsons’ Takes Top Toon Honor at WGA Awards

The winners of the 2014 Writers Guild of America Awards have finally been unveiled, and The Simpsons has snapped the top Animation prize in an all Matt Groening competition which pitted ... Continue Reading →