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The Simpsons Creator Gets a New Netflix Series, Disenchantment

According to recent reports, streaming service Netflix has just ordered twenty episodes of a new adult animated comedy fantasy from Matt Groening, who is known for being the creator of The Simpsons. Titled “Disenchantment,” the new Netflix series focuses on the crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland, and will follow the hilarious, bumbling misadventures of the young and alcoholic princess ...

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5 Little Known Facts About the Simpsons

As one of the longest running American sitcom and animated series and recipient of countless awards (including a 31 Primetime Emmys, 30 Annies, and a Peabody), there’s no denying that Simpsons is easily one of the most popular animated franchises all over the world. As a result, many of the interesting facts about the show are already common knowledge among fans. Still, there are bits of ...

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New Simpsons Couch Gag from th1ng Director Sylvain Chomet

Matt Groening has recently sent a personal request to th1ng (“thing one”) director Sylvain Chomet, in order to get the director’s take on the popular “couch gag” that heralds each week’s episode of The Simpsons. The three-time Oscar nominee, BAFTA and César award winning director’s response was to add to his long list of acclaimed work with a uniquely French version of the gag. ...

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Futurama Will End with a Live-Stream Chat

We’re only days away from the dreaded yet much-awaited Futurama season finale. Fortunately for fans, the creators refuse to let the long-running animated sci-fi series to go out with a whimper, as they will be capping off the franchise with pre and post-show live stream chats on September 4 (the final episode itself will air at 10 PM) Dubbed “Futurama Live!,” the chats with ...

Futurama's Final Chapter Airs This Summer
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Futurama’s Final Chapter Airs This Summer

This summer, Comedy Central will be airing the (second) final chapter of Matt Groening’s popular sci-fi animated comedy, Futurama. The current 13 episode run will bring the entire show to a total of 140 episodes. The series will be showing back-to-back episodes on CC on June 19, 10PM ET/PT, with the series finale penciled in for September 4. Special guest stars for the farewell season ...

Futurama Head-in-a-Jar Creator for Android and iOS Launched
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Futurama Head-in-a-Jar Creator for Android and iOS Launched

During a live post-show streamed on Comedy Central’s official site yesterday, Futurama series creator Matt Groening has announced the launch of their latest Futurama “Head-in-a-jar Creator” app for the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and Android mobile devices. The free app is designed to provide what its name promises, the ability to create a Head-in-a-Jar using designs, assets, and ...

Futurama’s 7th Season Starts in June
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Futurama’s 7th Season Starts in June

Mark your calendars! Fry, Bender, Leela, and the rest of the Planet Express crew will be back on Comedy Central for Futurama’s 7th season, with a special two episode premiere heralding the Emmy Award-winning cartoon’s return on Wednesday, June 20 at 10/10:30 PM ET/PT. ...

The Simpsons Blasts Fox News
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The Simpsons Blasts Fox News

Years before South Park perfected the artform, Matt Groening’s The Simpsons was already a master of subtle and not so subtle irreverence towards its host channel. Last Sunday, the show reminded us of this fact as it blasted its host channel’s Fox News during the network’s 25th anniversary special programming. The bit came towards the end of a re-run of the Simpsons’ first episode, when ...

Fox works a deal with The Simpsons, signing season 24 and 25
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Fox works a deal with The Simpsons, signing season 24 and 25

For a moment there, we were worried. After 20+ seasons and nearing 500 episodes, it honestly wasn’t clear if the Simpsons was going to see a 24th season. A feud had developed between Fox and the cast behind-the-scenes, largely over money, that put the show’s future in jeopardy, despite being the longest running cartoon in history, and the longest running series (animated or not) on ...

Comedy Central's Futurama is more science than fiction, Discovery.com
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Comedy Central’s Futurama is more science than fiction, Discovery.com

Futurama has been tied to Fox, Comedy Central, the Simpsons, Matt Groening, the concept of cancellation and the concept of renewal during it’s span of the past decade or so. Now, the folks over at Discovery.com are trying to tie the popular animated series to relaity, claiming the sci-fi series might have a little more science than fiction to it. As Fry, Bender, Leela, and the rest of ...

Futurama season 6B on Comedy Central
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Futurama season 6B on Comedy Central

Futurama returns tonight, with an all new seasons! Er… half season! Appropriately dubbed “season 6B”, thirteen episodes making up the second half of season 6 kicks of with the June 23rd debut on Comedy Central. The (half) season premiere is actually a back-to-back mini marathon! The first episode is Neutopia, where the crew crash-lands on an unknown world, with unknown ...

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