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‘The Simpsons’ Gets the Del Toro Treatment

The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror XXIV Halloween Special is set to open with a Guillermo del Toro-created sequence featuring monsters and creatures from popular horror films of the past decades. This should be enough reason to park yourself in front of the TV right before the opening credits start to roll. The Treehouse of Horror series has become an annual spookfest featuring three separate ...

Harry Potter

Harry Potter Spin-Off: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

When Warner Bros. and J.K. Rowling announced that a new Harry Potter-related film is in the works, we knew that we had not seen the last of Harry Potter yet. Even after the last book in the series was shown on the big screen, there was this nagging feeling that it is not the end. After all, the world of Harry Potter is vast and ripe for a spin-off. Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them will ...


Hangin’ Tough: Longest-running Animated Shows

In a cutthroat environment where TV shows are cancelled left and right, even before the shows get traction, twenty-four seasons is considered legendary. This feat was achieved by the dysfunctional family The Simpsons. 530 episodes is nothing to sneeze at, considering how fickle-minded viewers can be. Over two decades of The Simpsons may exhibit airtime longevity, but the truth is it is nowhere ...

It's Archie

It’s Archie, or Is it?

The “It’s Archie” cartoon was announced without much fanfare so it’s not surprising it failed to create a healthy dose of cartoon buzz. The last time an animated TV show based on the Archie comic book was shown was 14 years ago with the short-lived Archie’s Weird Mysteries. ...

summer films

How Animated Films Fared in 2013 Summer Box Office Race

Despite the underwhelming box office grosses of several big budgeted films, Summer 2013 (May-August) set a new record with $4.76 billion, up 11 percent from last year’s Summer gross receipts. The previous record was established in Summer 2011 with $4.4 billion. The record-setting feat was largely due to the stellar performance of monster movie franchises, prequels and reboots – Iron Man 3, ...

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