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Union for Production Staff
Jul 1, 2022 4:36 PM CDT
Recognizes Union for Production Staff
Employees want benefits provided actors, writers
- Producers of three top animated TV shows have agreed to recognize production workers' membership in the Animation Guild, finally putting those employees on a par with actors, writers, and animators. "The production workers won with 90% support," the union said, from
Did a Number
in case you missed it
Dec 4, 2021 7:00 AM CST
China, or Disney, Did a Number on Homer
'Simpsons' is now streaming in Hong Kong, but one episode is missing
- When Disney+ debuted in Hong Kong earlier this month, viewers were able to stream 32 seasons of the
all 32 seasons. As it turns out, one particular episode is missing, and it just happens to ridicule China. Coverage:
The missing episode, which originally aired in
This Is the Job for You
Oct 15, 2021 10:46 AM CDT
Fans, This Is the Job for You
Casino company will pay someone almost $7K to binge-watch the series
correctly predicted the election of President Donald Trump back in 2000 . You might say it was luck—except that the show has predicted other real-life events, including Disney's acquisition of 21st Century Fox holdings and Richard Branson's trip into space . That's to say nothing of...
Kristen Bell Will Be Marge's
Voice in All-Musical
Jul 26, 2021 3:03 PM CDT
Kristen Bell Will Be Marge's Voice in All-Musical
First all-singing episode will kick off 33rd season
has featured dozens of original songs in its long history—including " The Monorail Song " and " See My Vest" —but it has never had an all-musical episode until now. The show's creators announced at a Comic-Con panel Saturday that they plan to kick off...
Gives His First Interview
May 8, 2021 7:00 AM CDT
Legend Gives His First Interview
Former show writer John Swartzwelder talks to the New Yorker
- If you like the
, the name John Swartzwelder might ring a bell from the credits in the show's first years. Swartzwelder wrote 59 episodes, more than anyone in show history, notes Mike Sacks for a Q&A with Swartzwelder in the
. He's responsible for classic...
Morrissey Manager Slams
Apr 19, 2021 3:17 PM CDT
Morrissey Manager Slams 'Hateful'
'Quilloughby' depicted as a racist meat-eater
- The manager for Morrissey, former lead singer of the Smiths, isn't happy about a
episode featuring Quilloughby, the former lead singer of the Snuffs who initially appears as Lisa Simpson's imaginary friend. When Lisa goes to see the real Quilloughby, the very Morrissey-like British singer (who is...
Actor Had His
Apr 13, 2021 11:48 AM CDT
' Apu Actor Had His Own Reckoning
Hank Azaria apologizes for participating in 'structural racism'
- More than a year after Hank Azaria, a white actor, announced he would stop voicing the Indian-American character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon on
, he's apologizing in full. "I apologize for my part in creating that and participating in that. Part of me feels like I need to go...
Dictionary.com's New Words
Offer Nod to
Mar 12, 2021 2:00 PM CST
Dictionary.com's New Words Offer Nod to
- Dictionary.com appears to have further ruined a 25-year-old joke from
with its new batch of words for 2021. A 1996 episode poked fun at fictional Springfield's use of the nonexistent words "cromulent" and "embiggen"—two of 450 new words added to the online...
Move to Diversify
Makes Change for
Feb 23, 2021 8:29 AM CST
Move to Diversify Makes Change for Harry Shearer
In show's push to diversify its voice cast, actor will no longer voice Black doctor Julius Hibbert
- First Hank Azaria stepped back from voicing Indian and Black characters on
. Now, Harry Shearer, 77, will do the same for another character on the animated Fox show: Dr. Julius Hibbert, a Black doctor who's been voiced by Shearer, a white actor, for more than 30 years....
How a Classic
Came to Be
Nov 10, 2020 10:30 AM CST
How a Classic
Episode Came to Be
Monorail show had two coups by a young Conan O'Brien
- It's one of the classics in the long history of
: the monorail episode. More precisely, it's "Marge vs. the Monorail," the 12th episode of season 4. "With its grand scale, silly asides, and abundance of absurdist humor, [the episode] represented a stark departure...
an Answer for
Aug 14, 2020 5:10 PM CDT
'Ordinary Suburban Housewife' Has an Answer for Trump Adviser
Jenna Ellis had said Kamala Harris sounds like the Simpsons star
- Among the slurs and insults lodged at Sen. Kamala Harris since Joe Biden chose her as his running mate was one about her voice. At least, Lisa Simpson took it as an insult. Jenna Ellis, an adviser and lawyer to President Trump, said Wednesday that Harris sounds like Marge Simpson,...
a Big Announcement
Jun 27, 2020 5:00 PM CDT
Makes a Big Announcement
Looks like characters of color will be played by new actors
- Producers of
relented Friday and said they will no longer let white actors play non-white characters, the BBC reports. The move follows years of criticism over white actor Hank Azaria playing the voice of Indian-American character Apu, a role Azaria dropped in January, saying he found it "...
Jun 8, 2020 2:55 PM CDT
Homer Has Words for 2020 Grads
'Simpsons' say congrats as only they can
have joined the ranks of celebrities bestowing virtual congratulations on the Class of 2020, notes
. Watch it yourself here . On a Zoom call from their Springfield home, Marge looks a wee bit frazzled in the kitchen, a silent Bart moons grads, and Homer is defeated by a...
Jan 19, 2020 5:24 PM CST
Big News About the
Hank Azaria says he's done voicing the character
- Controversy has long been swirling around Apu, the
' Indian character, being voiced by white actor Hank Azaria. Now, Azaria tells Slashfilm he won't be voicing the character anymore. "We all made the decision together. We all agreed on it. We all feel like it’s the right...
Nov 12, 2019 2:23 AM CST
Disney Launches Netflix Competitor
Disney Plus includes Marvel, Star Wars , Simpsons
- Disney will sprinkle its pixie dust on the streaming arena Tuesday, as its Disney Plus service debuts with an arsenal of marquee franchises including Marvel and
, original series with a built-in fan base and a cheap price to boot. The $7-a-month commercial-free service is poised to set the...
Says He Was Fired Over Age
Aug 6, 2019 10:35 AM CDT
Composer Sues, Says He Was Fired Over Age
Alf Clausen, 78, is suing Fox
- Alf Clausen was fired from his role as composer for
in 2017 after 27 years on the job , and he says he was told the show was "taking the music in a different direction." But the real reason, the 78-year-old says in a lawsuit against Fox,...
Angry Viewers in 2 Countries
Apr 30, 2019 7:10 AM CDT
Episode, Angry Viewers in 2 Countries
Show skewers upstate New York, and then Canada
are not big favorites in Canada at the moment, judging from the online reaction to the cartoon family's visit in their most recent episode. For that matter, the show probably hasn't won the hearts of many in upstate New York either, thanks to the same episode....
More Michael Jackson Fallout:
This Time, the
Mar 8, 2019 12:03 AM CST
More Michael Jackson Fallout: This Time, the
Producer cites Leaving Neverland documentary in yanking episode that featured the singer
- Six months ago, Matt Groening proudly confirmed that Michael Jackson had voiced a character in a 1991 episode of
Now, after allegations of child sexual abuse in the searing documentary
, it's an episode the show would like to forget about. Executive producer James L. Brooks...
We May Be
Oct 29, 2018 1:33 PM CDT
We May Be Saying Goodbye to
A producer says 3 people connected to the show told him the character will be eliminated
character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, who has been criticized for promoting negative stereotypes about South Asians (and is voiced by white guy Hank Azaria ), may be getting cut from the show. "I got some disheartening news back, that I’ve verified from multiple sources now: They’re going...
There's a Mistake in This
Image From the
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Sep 9, 2018 10:12 AM CDT
There's a Mistake in This Image From the
Producer spots photo of Maggie in episode about Marge being pregnant with Maggie
- A sharp-eyed executive producer of
spotted a subtle mistake that seems to have gone unnoticed for more than two decades. In his tweet , Matt Selman points out that a photo of Maggie is hanging on the wall in an episode that takes place before she was born. In...
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