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20 items from 2014


Hey Emmys, it's time to finally reward Harry Shearer for 'The Simpsons''

24 July 2014 8:27 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Last year, the Emmys corrected one of their worst oversights by finally bestowing an award on legendary comedian Bob Newhart, but there's another major blind spot that needs to be addressed. Harry Shearer, who has voiced multiple characters on "The Simpsons" for a quarter-century, is still without an Emmy. He's nominated again this year. The TV academy shouldn't make him wait any longer. -Break- Click here to watch our latest Emmy chats: Josh Charles, Jamie Hyneman, and more Shearer's snub is surprising in and of itself, but even more so when you consider how many other "Simpsons" actors have won voice-over Emmys. They are as follows: Nancy Cartwright (1992) Julie Kavner (1992) Jackie Mason (1992) Yeardley Smith (1992) Marcia Wallace (1992) Dan Castellaneta (1992, 1993, 2004, 2009) Hank Azaria (1998, 2001, 2003) Kelsey Grammer (2006) Anne Hathaway (2010) That accounts for every »

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New Blu-ray DVD: 'Bad Grandpa.5,' 'The Raid 2'

7 July 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week

"Jodorowsky's Dune"

What's It About? Cult filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky's vision for a "Dune" movie was beyond remarkable; it was truly epic. Pink Floyd, H. R. Giger, and Mick Jagger were just a few of the names attached to the film - until it imploded. This is a documentary about a sci-fi film that was ahead of its time and the visionary behind it.

Why We're In: Tons of interviews, behind-the-scenes details, storyboards, and more make this a must-see for art house, midnight movie, and film history fiends.

Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the Week

"Point Blank"

What's It About? Lee Marvin and Angie Dickinson star in this cool crime drama about a thief who's out for revenge on the dude who double-crossed him. Mel Gibson's "Payback" was based on the same novel, "The Hunter" by Donald E. Westlake, but that shouldn't deter you. »

- Jenni Miller

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Homer Simpson and Peter Griffin get together for 'Simpsons'-'Family Guy' crossover

15 May 2014 6:51 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) - In addition to welcoming new series during its upfront presentation, Fox also unveiled the first images from "The Simpsons Guy," the long-teased episode of "The Simpsons" that will bring the cast of "Family Guy" to Springfield. Airing in September, the crossover won’t be the last for the Simpsons: Producers revealed last year at Comic-Con International that an appearance by the Planet Express gang from "Futurama" is also in the works. Here’s the official description for "The Simpsons Guy": Peter (Seth MacFarlane) and the Griffins get out of dodge and end up in Springfield, where they are greeted by a friendly stranger named Homer Simpson (guest voice Dan Castellaneta), who welcomes his new “albino” friends with open arms. The families get along famously: Stewie (MacFarlane) becomes obsessed with Bart (guest voice Nancy Cartwright) and his old-fashioned pranks; Lisa (guest voice Yeardley Smith) takes Meg (Mila Kunis »

- TJ Dietsch, Comic Book Resources

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First Look at The Simpsons and Family Guy Crossover; Plus Full Lego Episode

14 May 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

The next season of Family Guy is going to kick off with the long awaited crossover episode with The Simpsons, and today we give you your first look at it. The images feature Homer, Peter, Bart, and Stewie. This is sure to be a great episode. Here's a story description:

Peter (Seth MacFarlane) and the Griffins get out of dodge and end up in Springfield, where they are greeted by a friendly stranger named Homer Simpson (guest voice Dan Castellaneta), who welcomes his new “albino” friends with open arms. The families get along famously: Stewie (MacFarlane) becomes obsessed with Bart (guest voice Nancy Cartwright) and his old-fashioned pranks; Lisa (guest voice Yeardley Smith) takes Meg (Mila Kunis) under her wing and is determined to find something – anything – at which she excels; Marge (guest voice Julie Kavner) and Lois (Alex Borstein) ditch housework for a little bonding; and Peter and Homer »

- Joey Paur

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First images from The Simpsons / Family Guy crossover ‘The Simpsons Guy’

13 May 2014 8:17 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

This year – as one show celebrates its 25th anniversary, and the other its 15th – Fox’s two big animated comedy titans The Simpsons and Family Guy are to cross over as the Griffins head to Springfield in September for ‘The Simpsons Guy’, and we’ve got the first images for you right here…

Peter (Seth MacFarlane) and the Griffins get out of dodge and end up in Springfield, where they are greeted by a friendly stranger named Homer Simpson (guest voice Dan Castellaneta), who welcomes his new “albino” friends with open arms. The families get along famously: Stewie (MacFarlane) becomes obsessed with Bart (guest voice Nancy Cartwright) and his old-fashioned pranks; Lisa (guest voice Yeardley Smith) takes Meg (Mila Kunis) under her wing and is determined to find something – anything – at which she excels; Marge (guest voice Julie Kavner) and Lois (Alex Borstein) ditch housework for a little bonding; and »

- Gary Collinson

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‘The Simpsons’ Meets ‘Family Guy’ In First Crossover Images

12 May 2014 11:07 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

One first hit our screens back in 1989 while the other, sometimes called a ‘rip-off’, appeared only 10 years later. Hard to believe but The Simpson is 25 this year while Family Guy hits the ripe old age of 15. To celebrate such a milestone, the two shows will be delivering a highly publicised cross-over as both shows appear on the Fox Network in the Us. The episode ‘The Simpsons Guy’ will air in September and will see the Griffin family end up in Springfield and engage in wacky adventures with their counterparts. Marge and Lois will unite, Homer and Peter will bond (James Bond), Stewie and Bart will become friends as will Meg and Lisa. No word yet on the fates of Brian and Chris.

Although still extremely popular, neither show is in its prime and it could be argued that this is another desperate ratings grab. Each show has poured out the gimmicks in recent years, »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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First Images from The Simpsons/Family Guy Crossover Episode “The Simpsons Guy”

12 May 2014 8:53 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Fox confirmed at today's Upfronts that the Simpsons/Family Guy crossover episode, "The Simpsons Guy," will air in September.  The Griffins end up in Springfield and pair off with their Simpsons counterparts.  Stewie becomes obsessed with Bart.  Lisa befriends Meg.  Marge and Lois bond.  Peter and Homer fight over which beer is better: Pawtucket or Duff. Family Guy enters season 13 and The Simpsons returns for an amazing 26th season in the fall.  Click here for Fox's full fall schedule, announced today, and hit the jump to check out two images from "The Simpsons Guy." Official episode synopsis: Peter (Seth MacFarlane) and the Griffins get out of dodge and end up in Springfield, where they are greeted by a friendly stranger named Homer Simpson (guest voice Dan Castellaneta), who welcomes his new “albino” friends with open arms. The families get along famously: Stewie (MacFarlane) becomes obsessed with Bart (guest voice Nancy Cartwright »

- Brendan Bettinger

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"The Simpsons: Pay Pal"

12 May 2014 7:06 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek footage, images and synopsis from "The Simpsons" episode "Pay Pal":

"...'Marge' swears off befriending any more couples when 'Homer' offends their charming new British neighbors. But when 'Lisa' declares that she, too, doesn’t need friends, Marge reconsiders..."

Guest voices include Peter Sagal as himself, Carl Kasell as himself and John Oliver as 'Booth Wilkes-John'.

Regular voice cast includes Dan Castellaneta as 'Homer Simpson', Julie Kavner as 'Marge Simpson', Nancy Cartwright as 'Bart Simpson' and 'Nelson', Yeardley Smith as 'Lisa Simpson', Harry Shearer as 'Skinner', Hank Azaria as 'Moe', Pamela Hayden as 'Milhouse' and 'Jimbo' and Tress MacNeille as 'Dolph'.

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- Michael Stevens

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Homer goes hard-body in 'Simpsons' Lego episode

2 May 2014 8:25 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Los Angeles (AP) — Episode No. 550 of Fox's "The Simpsons" was put together Lego brick by brick, in a CGI manner of speaking. Using computer-generated special effects, the town of Springfield and its residents have been reimagined in the style of the famed plastic toys for Sunday's episode, "Brick Like Me" (8 p.m. Edt). It's a tart title — a play on "Black Like Me," the book — for a sweet episode, one that combines CGI and the show's traditional animation to shake up Homer Simpson's world and teach him a lesson about parenting. Homer (voiced by Dan Castellaneta) has morphed from his familiar pudgy self into a real hard-body: a square-shaped, bullet-headed Lego man. He's still yellow, as are wife Marge (Julie Kavner), the kids and the rest of the town's inhabitants, but all easily and painlessly disassembled. Watch a trailer for the episode here: With the box-office hit "The Lego Movie, »

- AP

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Watch 'The Simpsons' Lego Episode Trailer!

1 May 2014 10:01 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Building off the positive buzz of this year's blockbuster The Lego Movie, The Simpsons are getting in the Lego spirit with the first trailer for this weekend's new episode, "Brick Like Me", airing Sunday, May 4 at 8 Pm Et on Fox. We first reported on this episode back in February, which follows Homer (voiced by Dan Castellaneta), who wakes up one morning in a world where he and everyone and everything around him are made out of LEGOs. Check out the first footage from "Brick Like Me", which also happens to be the long-running show's 550th episode.

The Simpsons episode 25.20, "Brick Like Me" airs on Fox May 4th, 2014. The episode stars Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria, Ed Roboto. »

- MovieWeb

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Check Out the Trailer for The Simpsons' Lego Episode

1 May 2014 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Fox has brought online the trailer for this Sunday's Lego-themed episode of "The Simpsons" and you can check it out in the player below! "Brick Like Me" marks the 550th episode of "The Simpsons," now the longest-running scripted show in television history. The plot for the episode is officially described as follows: Homer wakes up in a world where his family and everyone in Springfield are made of LEGOs. Can he "put together" how he got there and figure out how to get home before he's trapped in a world of bricks forever? Featuring the voice talents of Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright and Yeardley Smith, "Brick Like Me" airs this Sunday, May 4 at 8:00pm Et/Pt. »

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"The Simpsons: Married To The Blob"

21 April 2014 6:06 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek footage from "The Simpsons" episode "Married To The Blob", airing April 20, 2014 on Fox, with guest voices Stan Lee, author Harlan Ellison and Hank Azaria as 'Comic Book Guy':

"...'Comic Book Guy' realizes his comics are nothing if he can’t share them with anyone.

"Then he meets 'Kumiko', a Japanese woman writing an autobiographical manga...

"... and he seeks out Homer’s advice on how to date her, ending happily for everyone..."

Voice cast includes Dan Castellaneta as 'Homer Simpson', Julie Kavner as 'Marge Simpson' and Nancy Cartwright as 'Bart Simpson' and 'Nelson'.

Yeardley Smith voices 'Lisa Simpson', Harry Shearer as 'Skinner', Pamela Hayden as 'Milhouse' and 'Jimbo' and Tress MacNeille as 'Dolph'.

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- Michael Stevens

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"The Simpsons: Luca$"

8 April 2014 4:49 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek footage from "The Simpsons" episode "Luca$", plus a new 'couch gag' featuring David Letterman, with guest voice Zach Galifianakis:

"...'Marge' is concerned that 'Lisa' is dating below her station when she brings home competitive eater-in-training 'Lucas Bortner' (Galifianakis) enlisting 'Homer' to help Lisa explore other options.

"Meanwhile, 'Bart' is thrilled to receive free gifts from 'Snake Jailbird' after he helps the convict escape from a jam, but when a betrayal from 'Milhouse' puts Snake back in jail, Bart must forge a plan to set him free..."

Regular voice cast includes Dan Castellaneta as 'Homer Simpson', Julie Kavner as 'Marge Simpson', Nancy Cartwright as 'Bart Simpson' and 'Nelson', Yeardley Smith as 'Lisa Simpson', Harry Shearer as 'Skinner', Hank Azaria as 'Moe', Pamela Hayden as 'Milhouse' and 'Jimbo' and Tress MacNeille as 'Dolph'.

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- Michael Stevens

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"The Simpsons: You Don't Have To Live Like A Referee"

30 March 2014 3:10 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek images from the new episode of "The Simpsons", titled "You Don’t Have to Live Like a Referee", airing March 30, 2014 on Fox:

"...'Homer' is recruited as a 'World Cup' referee after 'Lisa' extolls his integrity on the youth soccer field in a 'Springfield Elementary' speech contest. But when the Simpsons travel to Brazil, Homer finds his honesty tested by one of South America’s slickest gangsters in the soccer match-bribing business..."

Voice cast includes Dan Castellaneta as 'Homer Simpson', Julie Kavner as 'Marge Simpson', Nancy Cartwright as 'Bart Simpson' and 'Nelson', Yeardley Smith as 'Lisa Simpson', Harry Shearer as 'Skinner', Hank Azaria as 'Moe', Pamela Hayden as 'Milhouse' and 'Jimbo' and Tress MacNeille as 'Dolph'.

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- Michael Stevens

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Footage From "The Simpsons: The War Of Art"

24 March 2014 6:22 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek footage from "The Simpsons" episode "The War of Art", that aired March 23, 2014 on Fox :

"...after a pet guinea pig owned by 'Lisa' destroys the Simpsons’ living room art, 'Marge' falls in love with a beautiful painting at the 'Van Houten' yard sale, which 'Homer' snaps up for 20 bucks.

"But, when Lisa reveals it's by a famous early 20th century painter and could be worth $100,000, Marge and Homer face a dilemma: split the money with the Van Houtens, or keep the cash as a cushion for their kids ..."

Voice cast includes Dan Castellaneta as 'Homer Simpson', Julie Kavner as 'Marge Simpson', Nancy Cartwright as 'Bart Simpson' and 'Nelson', Yeardley Smith as 'Lisa Simpson', Harry Shearer as 'Skinner', Hank Azaria as 'Moe', Pamela Hayden as 'Milhouse' and 'Jimbo' and Tress MacNeille as 'Dolph'.

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- Michael Stevens

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All Lego Episode Of The Simpsons Set To Air May 4

16 February 2014 11:02 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

The Lego brand is facing a resurgence with The Lego Movie currently dominating the box office and they don't plan on stopping there. Fox announced earlier today that it will air an all-Lego episode of The Simpsons on May 4 at 8 p.m. This episode will also mark the 550th episode of the long running series. The official description of the episode, titled "Brick Like Me," reads: Homer wakes up in a world where his family and everyone in Springfield are made of Legos. Will he be able to "put together" how he got there and how to get back home before he's stuck in the brick world forever? The show is currently celebrating its 25th anniversary season and has already been renewed for a 26th season set to air this fall. The Simpsons was created by Matt Groening and features voice work from: Dan Castellanaeta as Homer Simpson (and others »

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10 Stars Who Turned Down The Simpsons

28 January 2014 10:01 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Hit animation The Simpsons is best known for its dysfunctional family Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie, but it isn’t just these five that make the show as popular as it is today.

Literally hundreds of other characters make up the comedy, from school teachers, bar dwellers, schoolyard bullies and even mob bosses and attempted serial killers.

Voice actors Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria and Harry Shearer lend words to most of these, but Springfield has also been frequently blessed by celebrity guest appearances throughout its two-decade-long run.

Some of the most famous stars from the world of music, film and television have appeared on The Simpsons over the years, whether in a recurring role afforded to such stars as Phil Hartman, George Takei and Kelsey Grammer, or a one-off.

The likes of Mel Gibson, Ron Howard, Stephen King, J.K Rowling, Bryan Cranston »

- Joseph Dempsey

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Which 'Simpsons' character Won't die this year? Hank Azaria drops a major clue

22 January 2014 1:00 PM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Fans of The Simpsons are on edge this year, as executive producer Al Jean teased back in October that the axe will fall on a character in the season 26 premiere. The only clues? The character has appeared more than twice on the show and is voiced by an actor who won an Emmy for playing the role (or roles).

While everyone scrambles to place their bets on the identity of the unlucky victim (the latest in a long line of offed characters including Maude Flanders, Fat Tony, and Bleeding Gums Murphy), Hank Azaria dropped a major clue about the Springfield »

- Marc Snetiker

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The Simpsons: 10 Greatest Deaths (So Far)

19 January 2014 8:16 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Fox

This fall, the Simpsons are to kill off one of their main characters.

Last October, show producer Al Jean revealed the shock plot to bump off a long-serving Springfield resident in Season 26 of the animated comedy.

Like Johnny Tightlips, however, Jean was reticent when asked who may bite the bullet in 2014.

All he would say was that the Simpsons character to die is played by an actor who has won an Emmy for their role, which doesn’t exactly narrow things down considering Dan Castellaneta, who voices Homer, Julie Kavner, who does Marge, Nancy Cartwright, the voice of Bart, and Yeardley Smith, who lends Lisa her words, all also voice numerous other characters.

Even though the Simpsons maintain the status quo, in that things stay pretty much the same from one episode to the next, this is by no means the first time the writers have elected to kill »

- Joseph Dempsey

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"The Simpsons: Married To The Blob"

12 January 2014 8:01 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

"The Simpsons" episode "Married To The Blob", written by Tim Long, airs January 12, 2014 on Fox, with guest voices Stan Lee and author Harlan Ellison:

"...'Comic Book Guy' realizes his comics are nothing if he can’t share them with anyone.

"Then he meets 'Kumiko', a Japanese woman writing an autobiographical manga...

"... and he seeks out Homer’s advice on how to date her, ending happily for everyone..."

Voice cast includes Dan Castellaneta as 'Homer Simpson', Julie Kavner as 'Marge Simpson' and Nancy Cartwright as 'Bart Simpson' and 'Nelson'.

Yeardley Smith voices 'Lisa Simpson', Harry Shearer as 'Skinner', Pamela Hayden as 'Milhouse' and 'Jimbo', Tress MacNeille as 'Dolph' and Hank Azaria as 'Comic Book Guy'.

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- Michael Stevens

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