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‘The Simpsons’ Producer Al Jean on How the Show’s New ‘Star Wars’ Short Came to Be — And If Marvel Is Next

You’re not the only one surprised by the sudden announcement of the new “The Simpsons” short “Maggie Simpson in ‘The Force Awakens From Its Nap.'” For executive producer Al Jean and the team behind the long-running animated series, they’re still marveling at how quickly they turned it around. “The Force Awakens From Its Nap,” which […]
Tags: Star Wars, News, The Simpsons, Al Jean, Maggie Simpson, The Force Awakens From Its Nap

‘The Simpsons’ Gets the ‘Star Wars’ Treatment in a New Animated Short Coming to Disney+

Star Was Day is nearly upon us, and to celebrate, Disney+ will be getting a little help from The Simpsons. Along with the premiere of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars spin-off Star Wars: The Bad Batch, subscribers to Disney+ will also be treated to a new Star Wars-themed animated short starring the Simpsons’ adorable toddler. Maggie Simpson in The Force Awakens From Its Nap finds the baby on an epic quest to track down her stolen pacifier, and you can check out the poster for the short below. T...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Animation, Death Star, Lucasfilm, Maggie, Springfield, Maggie Simpson, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, House of Mouse, The-Simpsons, Hoth Tatooine, Sorgan

Disney+ Star Wars Day Schedule Revealed, Features Simpsons Short

Disney has a packed Star Wars day schedule for May 4, 2021. This includes the series premiere of Star Wars: The Bad Batch, a new Simpsons short titled Maggie Simpson in The Force Awakens From Its Nap, and two cinematic experiences that will take fans into the sci-fi universe. RELATED: CM Punk Wants to Play Thrawn in Star Wars, Gives MCU Thoughts Additionally, there will be original artwork that will take over the service for several days, which is a first for the streaming service. “A global gr...
Tags: Star Wars, TV, Movies, Disney, TV News, The Simpsons, Amazon Here, Maggie Simpson, Disney Star Wars, Imperial Star, Star Wars Day, Clone Army, Disney Plus, Hoth Tatooine, Sorgan, Star Wars: The Bad Batch

‘The Simpsons’ Meets ‘Star Wars’ in First Look at Disney Plus Short ‘The Force Awakens From Its Nap’

Disney Plus has announced plans to celebrate Star Wars Day 2021 on May the 4th. Along with the previously-announced debut of the animated series “Star Wars: The Bad Batch,” the platform is also dropping the “Star Wars”-themed “Simpsons” short “Maggie Simpson in ‘The Force Awakens From Its Nap,’” as well as two bundles of virtual […]
Tags: Star Wars, News, Disney, The Simpsons, Maggie Simpson, Disney Plus, The Force Awakens From Its Nap

‘A very dangerous way to run a show’: reclusive Simpsons writer speaks out

John Swartzwelder, known for creating some of the best Simpsons episodes, has opened up about the show’s heyday – and why Homer is a big talking dogThe reclusive Simpsons writer John Swartzwelder, who is credited with creating some of the most popular episodes in the show’s 31-year history, has given his first interview since leaving the hit series 18 years ago.The screenwriter, who wrote 59 episodes between 1990 and 2003 – including James Bond parody You Only Move Twice and Homer the Great, whi...
Tags: Comedy, Television, America, Culture, Television & radio, US television, James Bond, The Simpsons, Homer, Sacks, TV Comedy, Mike Sacks, Animation on TV, Swartzwelder, John Swartzwelder

Gay Cuban character recast with actually gay, actually Cuban voice actor

As America's longest-running animated series, the Simpsons has obviously gone through a few changes since its debut in 1989. The most recent of these changes comes in the form of the recasting of Marge's hairdresser, Julio. Originally voiced by Hank Azaria (who has also voiced Lou, Apu, Bumblebee Man, Moe, and several others), Julio will soon be voiced by Tony Rodriguez. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, America, Diversity, Eastenders, The Simpsons, Hank Azaria, Julio, Marge, Representation, The Late Late Show with James Corden, Tony Rodriguez, Voice Acting, Julio The Hairdresser, Recasting, Lou Apu Bumblebee Man Moe

"Perelman crammed every joke he could think of into every sentence and polished his pieces relentlessly until they couldn’t get any crazier."

"There’s a story that a friend called him up while he was writing something, and Perelman said, 'I’ll call you back when I finish this sentence.' He called back the next day and said, 'O.K., what do you want?' When I first read Perelman, it was completely over my head. Half the words he was using didn’t exist in the real world, as far as I knew—and I was twelve, I’d been around. I figured one of us was nuts. Later on, when I had started writing for a living and picked up a few more multisyllabl...
Tags: Comedy, Writing, Law, Dogs, The Simpsons, Homer Simpson, Perelman, Ann Althouse, John Swartzwelder Sage

Morrissey hits back at The Simpsons over ‘hurtful and racist’ parody episode

Manager posts critical statement on singer’s behalf after Panic On The Streets Of Springfield airsThe Simpsons has earned the wrath of Morrissey after it parodied the former Smiths frontman in an episode of the show.The singer was satirised during the episode Panic On The Streets Of Springfield, which aired in the US on Sunday night. In the episode, Lisa Simpson becomes obsessed with a fictional band called the Snuffs and befriends its frontman, Quilloughby. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, Television, US, UK News, World news, US news, Culture, Television & radio, US television, Smiths, The Simpsons, Morrissey, Springfield, Lisa Simpson, Animation on TV

Morrissey Slams ‘The Simpsons’ for ‘Harshly Hateful’ Parody

While “The Simpsons”’ parody of a “depressed British singer from the 1980s” — clearly styled at least partially on erstwhile Smiths frontman Morrissey — has gotten rave reviews in many quarters, the man himself is apparently less than thrilled. The singer was satirized as an imaginary friend of Lisa Simpson’s named Quilloughby, from a fictional […]
Tags: News, Smiths, The Simpsons, Morrissey, Lisa Simpson

How Disney Will Use ‘American Idol,’ ‘The Simpsons’ and More to Promote This Year’s Oscars (EXCLUSIVE)

With just a week until the 93rd Oscars ceremony on April 25, Disney is kicking the synergy machine into high gear in order to support the telecast on ABC. The challenge is steep: As Variety recently noted, ratings for all major awards telecasts this year have been down between 50% to 60%, making a similar […]
Tags: News, Abc, Disney, Awards, American Idol, Oscars, The Simpsons

Watch Benedict Cumberbatch Channel Morrissey in This Exclusive ‘Simpsons’ Clip

Stop me if you think you’ve heard this one before: Benedict Cumberbatch guest stars as a moody 80s-era UK crooner who becomes Lisa’s imaginary friend on this Sunday’s episode of “The Simpsons.” Variety has a first look at this Fauxissey as he gives his take on the citizens of Springfield; scroll down to watch. In […]
Tags: UK, Benedict Cumberbatch, News, The Smiths, The Simpsons, Morrissey, Springfield, Lisa, Benedict Cumberbatch Channel Morrissey, Fauxissey

"Azaria, who is White..."

Is he?I'm trying to read the WaPo article, "Hank Azaria apologizes for playing Apu on ‘The Simpsons’ for three decades." I've already blogged about this apology, so I'm not rehashing that. I just want to focus on the unsupported assertion that Azaria "is White." If Azaria is White, maybe Apu is also White. The question whether people from India are white has been litigated in the United States. From Wikipedia's article "Racial classification of Indian Americans":  Throughout much of the early 2...
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Hank Azaria Wants to Apologize to “Every Single Indian Person in This Country” for Voicing Apu on ‘The Simpsons’

Over a year ago, Hank Azaria stepped down from voicing Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, the heavily accented Kwik-E-Mart owner on The Simpsons whom he had voiced for 30 years, winning several Emmys for his performance in the process. The decision came after the outcry over his voicing Apu had reached a boiling point in the wake of a documentary called The Problem with Apu, which criticized the character’s outdated stereotypes. In the aftermath of his exit from the role, during which he also stepped down...
Tags: Movies, Animation, Party, Dax Shepard, Black, APU, Carl, Hank-Azaria, Strangelove, Peter Sellers, Hari Kondabolu, Kwik E Mart, The-Simpsons, Business and Industry News, Azaria, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon

Shock Exclusive: Raid71 Unveils New Pandemic: Lockdown 2 Prints

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Shock Exclusive: Raid 71 Unveils New Pandemic: Lockdown 2 Prints Raid71 (aka Chris Thornley) has been tickling our funny bone over the last couple of years with his cultural mashups, and now he returns to a theme he started last year with a new Pandemic set. Check out our exclusive sneak peek in the gallery below! RELATED: Charlie Brown Gets Scary in New Halloween Raid71 Prints Lockdown has been for over a year now for most of the world and we are slowly, cautiously easing...
Tags: TV, Movies, Horror, Ebay, Prints, Peanuts, TV News, The Simpsons, Garfield, Bart, Thornley, ComingSoon, Movie News, Chris Thornley, STYD, Raid71

"This was not a two-week process, I needed to educate myself a lot. I realised I have had a date with destiny with this thing for 31 years."

"I really do apologise. I know you weren’t asking for that, but it’s important. I apologise for my part in creating that and participating in that. Part of me feels like I need to go to every single Indian person in this country and personally apologise."Said Hank Azaria, quoted in "Simpsons voice actor Hank Azaria offers apology to ‘every single Indian person’" (London Times). Here's the top-rated comment over there: As an Indian having watched Simpsons I didn't even know I was supposed to be O...
Tags: New York, London, Law, Steve Martin, The Simpsons, Apologies, Accents, Hank Azaria, Hari, Hari Kondabolu, Ann Althouse, Race And Pop Culture, WK, Navin Johnson

‘Simpsons’ Star Hank Azaria Apologizes to ‘Every Single Indian Person’ for Voicing Apu

Hank Azaria has issued an apology for voicing Kwik-E-Mart owner Apu on “The Simpsons,” a controversial role he played for 30 years despite Apu being Indian. “I apologize for my part in creating that and participating in that,” Azaria said. “Part of me feels I need to go round to every single Indian person in […]
Tags: News, The Simpsons, APU, Hank Azaria, Kwik E Mart, Azaria

Hank Azaria apologises ‘to every Indian person’ for voicing Apu in The Simpsons

Azaria, who is white, voiced the role of the Indian American shopkeeper from show’s inception in 1989 but stood down last yearThe actor Hank Azaria has apologised “to every single Indian person” for his portrayal of Apu in The Simpsons.Azaria, who is white, voiced the role of the Indian American shopkeeper from the show’s inception in 1989 but stood down last year amid criticism of racial stereotyping. He said he was willing to be held accountable for its “negative consequences”. Continue readin...
Tags: Television, Race, US news, Culture, US television, The Simpsons, APU, Hank Azaria, Azaria, Animation on TV

Cool Stuff: Get Distracted by Stupid Sexy Flanders with New ‘The Simpsons’ Kidrobot Collectible Figure

Back when The Simpsons was still operating at the top of their game, they delivered what might be the best version of neighbor Ned Flanders. And soon you’ll be able to bring him home to admire on your collectible shelf. In “Little Big Mom,” the tenth episode of the eleventh season, Homer Simpson tries to prove that he still needs the skis he bought after the Nagano Olympics by taking the family on a ski trip. While on the slopes, he runs into Ned Flanders, but rather than being warm and cozy in...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Fox, Animation, Kidrobot, The-Simpsons, Collectibles, Cool Stuff, Nagano, Homer Simpson, Rick, Homer, Ned Flanders, Morty Futurama South Park Bob, Gudetama Aggretsuko

The Morning Watch: What If ‘The Simpsons’ Was British, Analyzing Natural Disasters in Movies & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, see what The Simpsons might be like if it were an animated British sitcom instead. Plus, a meteorologist examines natural disasters in movies like Mad Max: Fury Road, The Day After Tomorrow, Dante’s Peak, Tw...
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‘The Simpsons’ at 700 Episodes: Producer Al Jean on Whether They’ll Make It to 1,000

As “The Simpsons” marks another milestone this Sunday with its 700th episode, fans can be rest assured that there are many more to come beyond that. Fox recently renewed the animated institution for another two seasons, bringing the show to Season 34 (and a grand total of 757 episodes) in 2023. But what happens after […]
Tags: News, Fox, The Simpsons, Al Jean

‘The Simpsons’ Brings in J.J. Abrams and His Lens Flares for a Guest Spot This Weekend

The Simpsons was recently renewed for two more seasons, keeping the animated sitcom going strong as the longest-running primetime scripted series of all time. This weekend they’ll be getting a boost from one of the biggest blockbuster filmmakers of the 21st century. Star Wars and Star Trek director J.J. Abrams is making an appearance on The Simpsons this weekend, and as you’ll see in a teaser clip, he’s bringing some of his trademark lens flares with him. J.J. Abrams on The Simpsons Y...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Fox, Animation, Matt Groening, Bart, J J Abrams, Video Clips, Abrams, Homer, The-Simpsons, Milhouse, Electric Guitars

‘The Simpsons’ First Look: Albert Brooks Returns, as a Slick Music Manager Aiming to Sign Cletus

Albert Brooks is back as a guest voice on “The Simpsons” this Sunday for the first time in six years, and Variety has a sneak peek at his latest role on animated series. In “Yokel Hero,” Cletus (Hank Azaria) becomes a singing sensation, with the help of Homer (Dan Castellaneta). Then Cletus turns on his […]
Tags: News, The Simpsons, Albert Brooks, Variety, Dan Castellaneta, Cletus, Cletus Hank Azaria

The Simpsons Renewed For Two More Seasons at Fox

The Simpsons Renewed For Two More Seasons at Fox Fox has officially renewed their long-running animated series The Simpsons for two more seasons. This renewal also comes after the series recently made another change within the voice cast. It has been confirmed that Harry Shearer will no longer be voicing the character of Julius Hibbert, a Black doctor that Shearer had been voicing for over 30 years now. Because of this, Kevin Michael Richardson has stepped up to replace Shearer as the voice ...
Tags: TV, Movies, Greece, Fox, TV News, Tracey Ullman, The Simpsons, Bart, Harry Shearer, Brooks, Homer Simpson, Morty, Lisa, Rick, Shearer, Groening

They’ll Never Stop ‘The Simpsons’ as the Long-Running Show is Renewed For Seasons 33 and 34

At this point, I think the heat death of the universe will occur before The Simpsons comes to an end. The longest-running primetime scripted show in television history just got longer as Fox has gone ahead and renewed the show for seasons 33 and 34. At one point, I was a Simpsons obsessive, and my brain is a mess of Simpsons quotes and references that go all the way up until, oh, let’s say season 14, at which point I bailed. But obviously, other people keep watching, or Fox wouldn’t keep orderi...
Tags: Television, Movies, Fox, Animation, Tracey Ullman, Matt Groening, Bart, Homer, Al Jean, Marge, Dana Walden, The-Simpsons, Milhouse, Matt Jim Al, Simspons, James L Brooks Charlie Collier

‘The Simpsons’ Renewed for Season 33 and 34 at Fox

“The Simpsons” has been renewed for a Season 33 and 34 at Fox. At the conclusion of Season 34, slated for 2023, the iconic animated sitcom will have produced 757 episodes total. The landmark 700th episode, “Manger Things,” will air on March 21. “The Simpsons” is the longest-running primetime scripted show in television history, having […]
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Wednesday's Best Deals: Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War, Vankyo Mini Projector, Bath Towels, LEGO Statue of Liberty, Molekule Air Mini, Roborock Robot Vacuums, and More

Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War and a Vankyo mini projector lead Wednesday’s best deals.Read more...
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Tuesday's Best Deals: Pokémon Anniversary Apparel, Aukey Smart Watch, Insignia 70" 4K TV, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2, Blume Self Care Bundle, Cuisinart Cookware, and More

A sale on Pokémon 25th anniversary apparel and Aukey’s Smart Watch lead Tuesday’s best deals.Read more...
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Sunday's Best Deals: MSI 27" Gaming Monitor, ViviLink Dashcam, Star Wars Night Light, Nutale Findthing Trackers, Keurig Coffee & Latte Maker, Klairs Skincare, and More

A 4-pack of Nutale Findthing trackers and a 50-pack of 3-ply colorful face masks lead Sunday’s best deals.Read more...
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