When The Simpsons creative team decided to use American Sign Language in this Sunday’s episode, there was one hitch: The show’s animated characters have only four fingers.
“Homer at the Bat,” which featured the voices of nine active major leaguers and made its debut Feb. 20, 1992, was more than a quirky one-off in celebrity stunt casting. The 17th episode of Season 3 emboldened the minds behind The Simpsons to push the boundaries of what an animated half-hour series could do and show.
An episode that references the Tiananmen Square massacre is left out of the recently launched Disney+ streaming lineup.
Behind the painstaking creation of the Balenciaga-Simpsons episode that took nearly a year to make.
Season 33 of The Simpsons will kick off in a musical fashion with a little help from Frozen star Kristen Bell, the long-running show’s producers revealed on Saturday. During the Comic-Con panel “The Simpsons Season 33 and Beyond,” Executive Producer Matt Selman teased what fans can expect from the Season 33 premiere, which airs on Sept. 26. The musical episode, titled “The Star of the Backstage,” will feature all original songs with Bell as Marge’s singing voice.
The pickup will keep the Disney-owned comedy on the air through its 34th season in 2023.
The Simpsons, the Harts, the Belchers and the Griffins will see you in September. New episodes of The Simpsons (Season 32), Bless the Harts (Season 2), Bob’s Burgers (Season 11) and Family Guy (Season 19) premiere Sunday, Sept. 27 on Fox,. Additionally the second season of Duncanville will premiere in 2021.
The Simpsons won’t have any repeats of Hank Azaria voicing Apu. The producers behind the show issued a statement Friday saying that from now on, its characters of color will be voiced by actors of color only.
Disney has been heavily marketing its new service and working hard to make potential subscribers aware that Disney+ is the home of Iron Man and Luke Skywalker. The fact that Disney+ is also the exclusive home of 30 seasons of The Simpsons has flown a bit under the radar. The show and its irreverent humor aren’t an obvious fit for the family-friendly service. But The Simpsons may be just as important to Disney+ as Buzz Lightyear or Queen Elsa.
The Simpsons has never shied away from lampooning Disney over the years, but maybe that’s no longer the case. Homer, Marge and co. are of course now part of the Disney family and made their first appearance at the Mouse House’s D23 Expo convention, where the show’s producers were asked plenty of questions about what the relocation as part of the Disney-Fox merger means for the series.
A close-up on the first family of TV animation as they enter their fourth decade.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The longtime composer of “The Simpsons” has sued over his dismissal from the long-running series, saying he was discriminated against because of his age and a perceived disability. The lawsuit filed by Alf Clausen in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday for age discrimination, wrongful termination and retaliation comes nearly two […]
Disney’s Investor Day culminated with a special clip of The Simpsons gang saluting their new Disney “corporate overlords,” leading to the announcement that Disney+, the upcoming Disney direct-to-consumer platform, will be the exclusive SVOD home of the classic 20th Century Fox TV-produced series.
At the conclusion of Season 32, the iconic animated sitcom will have produced 713 episodes total. The Simpsons is the longest-running primetime scripted show in television history, having surpassed Gunsmoke during its 29th season. Currently airing its 30th season, the show has won 33 Emmy Awards, 34 Annie Awards, a 2016 People’s Choice Award and a 2016 Environmental Media Award. It was also the first animated series to win a Peabody Award and was nominated for an Academy Award in 2012 for the theatrical short The Longest Daycare.
When The Simpsons ends its 30th and current season this spring, it will have racked up 663 original episodes — having a season ago passed Gunsmoke (635) as the longest-running scripted program in television history. But with the Walt Disney Co.’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox pending, one of TV’s least likely institutions could prove more valuable to its new owner in retirement than as a going concern.
Amid discussion about whether Apu is an Indian stereotype, The Simpsons creator shares his feelings about the character and explains why the criticism caught him off guard.
“The Simpsons” briefly addressed Sunday criticism of its portrayal of its Indian shop owner, Apu. But a comedian who helped spark a conversation about the character calls the show’s response “sad” and attacked the show on Twitter for reducing a discussion about racism to political correctness. Sunday’s episode featured Marge sharing her favorite childhood book with her […]