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Roger Helps Promote FXX’s Every. Simpsons. Ever.

FXX has recently commissioned mixed-media production outfit Roger to create a promo package for the launch of The Simpsons in cable syndication, which started last August 21st with the 12-day marathon titled “Every. Simpsons. Ever.” which also serves as the longest marathon ever in TV history.

The Every. Simpsons. Ever. Event featured various animated network IDs and teasers, and Roger’s contribution consists of the FXX logo morphing into the iconic Simpsons characters. You can watch the video below:

Hologram USA Sues Fox Over Homer Simpson 3D Presentation at Comic-Con

According to a recent report from The Hollywood Reporter, Hologram USA has just filed a lawsuit against 20th Century Fox over a violation of their patents in exhibiting a 3D representation of The Simpsons’ Homer during their panel at the last Comic-Con. You can check out footage of the panel below:

Fox’s Bordertown Casts Hank Azaria

The new animated comedy series from Family Guy’s Mark Hentemann and Seth MacFarlane has recently added multiple Emmy Award-winner Hank Azaria to its voice cast. Azaria will be lending his voice to the lead character Bud Buckwald, joining the previously announced list that includes Alex Borstein (Family Guy, Getting On), Missi Pyle (Jennifer Falls, Gone Girl), Judah Friedlander (30 Rock), Nicholas Gonzalez (Sleepy Hollow) and guest voice Efren Ramirez (Napoleon Dynamite). Azaria is by no means a stranger to animated comedy voice work, as he is a veteran cast member of The Simpsons, having provided voices for the likes of Moe, Apu, and Chief Wiggum.

FXX to Air Every Single Simpsons Episode in Order

If you’re one of the many fans of The Simpsons who miss the earlier seasons, Fox’s FXX network will be throwing you a bone this coming August, as they will be celebrating the arrival of Matt Groening’s long-running series through a massive marathon consisting of all 552 episodes in order. The marathon will start on August 21 and will continue through Labor Day, with each of the 12 day marathon running four hours’ worth of episodes until the new season begins.

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. The episode airs tonight, but thankfully you don’t need to wait a few more hours to see said couch gag, because the masterpiece was already revealed online a few days ago. You can check it out below:

The Simpsons Tries to One-Up Ellen’s Selfie

Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres recently managed to bring Twitter’s servers to its knees, via a selfie tweet from the event, in which she had several Hollywood A-listers crammed into a single selfie. It seems like Homer isn’t taking it lying down, as a Simpsonified version of the Selfie has been tweeted by Homer Simpson himself, featuring Homer and Bart being edged out of the pic by the A-listers.

The tweet states:

The Simpsons to Air Special Lego Episode

If you think Warner Bros. is the only outfit having fun with LEGOs right now, you’d be wrong, because Fox’s iconic animated sitcom, the Simpsons, will also get their bricks on as they prepare a new episode made entirely out of LEGO bricks.

Titled “Brick Like Me,” the episode is scheduled to be the 550th in the long running series and will focus on Homer as he tries his best to escape from a LEGO Simpsons Universe. And he’ll have to do it fast or he will be trapped in it forever. “Brick Like Me” is scheduled to air in the US on May 4, 2014.

The episode is no doubt part of 20th Century Fox’s partnership with LEGO, which was signed last January, and resulted in a Simpsons Lego house that went on sale this month.

Official Simpsons LEGO Set to be Released on February

This coming February 1, Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products and Lego will be releasing a new line of LEGO sets based on America’s most popular (and longest running) animated sitcom, The Simpsons. The set will feature Springfield’s iconic family (and their neighbor Ned Flanders), as well as various accessories and pieces that will allow fans to build and recreate their own version of The Simpsons’ house and yard.

According to CNET.com, the $200 set goes on sale February 1st, to be followed in May by a series of 16 minifigs priced at $4 each. The set will feature the entire Simpson house and minifigs of the show’s main characters, including Homer, Bart, Marge, Maggie, Lisa and Ned Flanders.

The Simpsons Collaborate with Moleskine

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As part of The Simpsons’ celebration of its 25th year on the air, the hit animated family sitcom has signed a deal with popular notebook maker Moleskine in order to produce a limited edition of notebooks bearing designs based on The Simpsons.

Moleskine’s line of The Simpsons notebook include yellow and black designs bearing Bart and Homer Simpson’s likenesses. The packaging will include the classic blue sky opening from the series, and will also come with stickers, custom drawings, and a whole lot more. You can check out the designs below:

The Simpsons Tackles Illegal Movie Downloads in January

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This coming January 5th, 2014, The Simpsons will be relying on some of the hottest comedic actors in Hollywood today, including luminaries such as Paul Rudd, Seth Rogen, Judd Apatow, Leslie Mann, Will Arnett, Channing Tatum and Judas Priest’s Rob Halford in order to tackle a topic that’s relevant to Hollywood’s interests: online piracy of copyrighted content.

Titled “Steal This Episode,” the show will find Homer being banned from Springfield movie theaters so it is up to Bart to teach him how to get around ban and still watch movies, by downloading movies illegally. Never one to let an opportunity pass by, Homer creates a backyard movie theater where he shows pirated movies to his friends free of charge. Out of guilt, Marge accidentally tips off the FBI to Homer’s exploits, leading to the entire family going on the run in order to escape the FBI.

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