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Marcia Wallace, Voice of Edna Krabappel on ‘The Simpsons’, Passes Away At 70

  You may not know Marcia Wallace, but you’d probably know that bouffant hair and sarcastic smile anywhere. Edna Krabappel snaked her way into our lives as Bart’s teacher on the long-running show The Simpsons. If she wasn’t vying for the heart of the (at least in her mind) local stud or making a witty remark about the latest school policy, she was making her presence ...

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A Major Simpsons Character will Die

The Los Angeles Times has reported that a major character from the long running animated sitcom The Simpsons will die during its 25th season, based on a statement made by executive producer Al Jean during a conference call with reporters last week. “We’re actually working on a script where a character will pass away,” Jean reportedly said. “I’ll give a clue that the actor ...

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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 ...

Michael Price, Writer and Executive Producer of LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles
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ToonBarn talks to Michael Price about LEGO Star Wars: Menace of the Sith

ToonBarn is once again honored to have Michael Price as our guest for an interview about LEGO Star Wars: Menace of the Sith, the second of a three-part animated mini-series called The Yoda Chronicles on Cartoon Network. This second installment will be premiering at 8 PM ET on Wednesday, September 4, 2013, on Cartoon Network. ToonBarn’s Marc Morrell talked to Michael Price, the writer and ...

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The Simpsons Being Offered for Cable Syndication

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Twentieth Television will be offering off-network syndicated repeats of The Simpsons to cable networks in the future, after the long-running animated comedy sitcom has aired its 25th (and last) season this fall. This will open up the possibility of the show finding new home on networks such as FX or even the Turner-owned TBS, which has recently picked up ...

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Family Guy x Simpsons in 2014?

All the comparisons (particularly the negatively bent ones) between The Simpsons and Family Guy will finally be put to rest in 2014, as Family Guy’s Griffin Family will be dropping by Springfield in a very special episode of Family Guy. ...

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Conan O’Brien to Guest on Family Guy

It’s common knowledge that late night talk show host Conan O’Brien got his first break in the industry as a writer for The Simpsons, before finding his way to SNL and ultimately getting his own talk how. This fall, the Irish comedian will be revisiting his toon roots, but instead of the Simpsons, he will be lending his voice to an upcoming episode of Family Guy. ...

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Mike Darnell Resigns from Fox TV

Mike Darnell, who is the current President of Alternative Entertainment for Fox Broadcasting Company, has just announced that he will be leaving the network by the end of June. Darnell originally joined Fox in 1994 as Director of Specials after working for eight years at the network’s Los Angeles affiliate KTTV and the Fox Television Station Group. He oversaw the creation of genre-defining ...

Real Life Springfield to Open at Universal's Orlando Resort
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Real Life Springfield to Open at Universal’s Orlando Resort

A real life replica of The Simpsons’ hometown of Springfield will be arriving at The Simpsons Ride in Universal’s Orlando Resort this summer. The replica town will have real life versions of town landmarks such as the Kwik-E-Mart, Moe’s Tavern, Krusty Burger, The Android’s Dungeon & Baseball Card Shop, Lard Lad Donuts, Krustyland, and even a Duff Brewery that will serve ...

Summertime to Revisit Oz in 2014
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Kirstin Wiig to Guest on The Simpsons

The Simpsons is not keen on slowing down as far as celebrity guest voices are concerned, as Entertainment Weekly reports that former SNL cast member and Bridesmaids star Kirstin Wiig will be dropping by in order to portray an FBI agent who helps Lisa investigate Homer, after the Simpsons patriarch has suddenly exhibited strangely polite behaviour, which coincides with a recent visit to a nuclear ...

Michael Price, Writer and Executive Producer of LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles
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Exclusive Interview with Michael Price: Writer/Exec. Prod. of LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles

Michael Price, the long-tenured staff writer for The Simpsons, has somehow found himself at the top of the Animated Star Wars food chain. Since the recent closing of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars Animated Series (after 5 successful seasons), and the postponement of Star Wars: Detours (from the makers of Robot Chicken), it appears that LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles is the only new Star Wars ...

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