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The Residents To Perform At L'Etrange 2015

4 July 2015 11:01 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

There are giant eyeballs headed to Paris with word that iconic rock band The Residents will appear at the 2015 edition of the L'Etrange Festival.After Kenneth Anger in 2012, Jello Biafra in 2013 and The Pere Ubu Film Group in 2014, The Residents will take L'etrange Festival 2015 by storm! The XXIst edition of L'Etrange Festival will take place in Forum des Images, Paris from September 3 to 13.The Residents are ''The most influential collective in the history of  20th century pop music'' according to Simpsons' creator Matt Groening, long-time fan and official biographer of the band  The Residents will perform Shadowland, third and final part of their Randy, Chuck and Bob trilogy two evenings in a row and in a brand new version. This...

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'Simpsons' Creator Matt Groening Sued By Hispanic Nanny Claims Discrimination

30 June 2015 1:50 PM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

"The Simpsons" creator Matt Groening has been sued by his former nanny, who claims he has it out for Hispanics, even though Matt's wife is Hispanic. Tania Cardona claims in a new lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, Matt and his wife treated employees "like animals," claiming she was not only worked to the bone, but harassed over her heritage. Cardona says Matt would say his son was not going to speak "good English" because there were »

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Danny Elfman on Film Scores, 'Simpsons' and Working With Tim Burton

29 June 2015 5:48 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The way film composer and former Oingo Boingo frontman Danny Elfman tells it, his whole career boils down to two words: "Fuck it." He muttered that philosophical phrase when he offered an opportunity to write his first movie score – for director Tim Burton's feature debut, Pee-wee's Big Adventure – and the musician said it again when given the chance to perform his now-impressive catalog of symphonic cinematic creations in his "Music From the Films of Tim Burton" concert series.

The shows, which opened in London in 2013 and will kick off »

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Comic Con 2015 Saturday Schedule

27 June 2015 12:18 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

San Diego Comic-Con 2015 has released their full schedule for Saturday, July 11. For your convenience, we have pulled out all of the movie, TV and DVD related panels and events below, but you can can visit Comic-Con.org to check out the full schedule including comic book and video game panels. Take a look at all of the movie, TV and DVD events that will take place during the first day of Comic Con.

10:00am - 11:00am SpongeBob SquarePants

The cast of SpongeBob is back! All your Bikini Bottom favorites are on hand to perform Idiot Box at a live table read as chosen by the fans online. Featuring Tom Kenny (SpongeBob), Bill Fagerbakke (Patrick Star), Rodger Bumpass (Squidward), and Dee Bradley Baker (all other Biukini Bottomites.. Following the performance will be a Q&A with the cast and creative director, Vincent Waller. Plus, a sneak peek at a »

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Comedy Central Orders ‘TripTank’ Spinoff Series ‘Jeff and Some Aliens’

24 June 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The aliens have landed.

Comedy Central has ordered the animated series “Jeff and Some Aliens.”

The series follows average guy Jeff and his three alien “roommates” who were sent to study him to determine if humankind should be destroyed. This includes forcing Jeff to participate in grueling intergalatic decathalons and perform Azurian honor killings to restore interstellar balance.

Thus, Comedy Central president of original programming Kent Alterman made a valid point when he announced the news on Wednesday and said “it would be so weird if this show wasn’t animated.”

“Jeff and Some Aliens” is exec produced and created by Sean Donnelly and Alessandro Minoli and exec produced by ShadowMachine’s Corey Campodonico and Alex Bulkley. The show is based on sketches that appeared on Comedy Central’s satirical animated shorts series “TripTank.”

“We’d like to beat the trolls to the punch and be the first to say: ‘They cancelled ‘Futurama’ for This? »

- Whitney Friedlander

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Palm Springs ShortFest Celebrates Brevity

19 June 2015 11:49 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

To all the filmmakers and audience members en route to the Palm Springs Intl. Festival of Short Films — or ShortFest, if you’re into the whole brevity thing — spare a thought for executive and festival director Darryl Macdonald and the rest of his programming team. As soon as the Palm Springs Film Festival wraps in January, the group begins its mammoth task of whittling down a 330-short film festival out of more than 3,300 submissions. This year the fest runs June 16-22.

“From Feb. 1 through late May, we’re pretty much watching short films until our eyes bleed, looking for that one in 10 that really stands out above the rest,” he says. “But even when you start to burn out, it just takes that one film that blows you across the room, and your batteries are recharged and you want to keep watching.”

One of the biggest events of its kind, »

- Andrew Barker

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Women Rule at This Year’s Annecy Animation Festival

14 June 2015 10:10 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Even successful animation pros have admitted that sometimes they’ve felt relegated to “the kids’ table” on the awards circuit. But that doesn’t happen at Annecy, the world’s longest-running festival for animated films. At the French festival, legends like “The Simpsons” creator Matt Groening attract rock star attention, while studio execs scout talent and directors unveil upcoming films.

“Annecy holds a special place,” says DreamWorks co-president and producer Bonnie Arnold, who premiered “How to Train Your Dragon 2” there last year. “There’s no greater pleasure than to see the response of your peers in animation.”

This year, Arnold will sit on the short film jury, which she expects will give her a glimpse of emerging talent. “So often, shorts become the launching pad for the animation directors of the future,” she says. Her role also makes Arnold part of Annecy history; for the first time in the festival’s 55-year run, »

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Women Rule at This Year’s Annecy Animation Festival

14 June 2015 10:10 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Even successful animation pros have admitted that sometimes they’ve felt relegated to “the kids’ table” on the awards circuit. But that doesn’t happen at Annecy, the world’s longest-running festival for animated films. At the French festival, legends like “The Simpsons” creator Matt Groening attract rock star attention, while studio execs scout talent and directors unveil upcoming films.

“Annecy holds a special place,” says DreamWorks co-president and producer Bonnie Arnold, who premiered “How to Train Your Dragon 2” there last year. “There’s no greater pleasure than to see the response of your peers in animation.”

This year, Arnold will sit on the short film jury, which she expects will give her a glimpse of emerging talent. “So often, shorts become the launching pad for the animation directors of the future,” she says. Her role also makes Arnold part of Annecy history; for the first time in the festival’s 55-year run, »

- Ellen Wolff

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Comic-Con 2015 Film and TV Schedule: ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Supergirl’ & Much More

11 June 2015 4:57 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Comic-Con 2015 is fast approaching, and the San Diego convention — now in its 46th year — is set to feature a bevy of television and movie previews, panels and Q&As. Bookmark this page as Comic-Con draws closer, as Variety will keep you constantly updated with the latest scheduling moves from Sdcc.

July 8 (Preview Night)

Pilot screenings for “Supergirl,” “Blindspot,” “Containment” and “Lucifer,” along with a new episode of “Teen Titans Go!,” will take place from 6 p.m. in Ballroom 20.

Thursday, July 9

Film:

“Mockingjay – Part 2″ and “The Last Witch Hunter” (12 p.m., Hall H) Q&As with the stars and filmmakers will give fans a behind-the-scenes look at the two fall releases, along with first-look footage.

Television:

“Damien” (6:45 p.m., Room 6A) A first look at the inaugural season precedes a Q&A with cast and producers.

Doctor Who” (Time Tba, Hall H) Expected to attend: Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Michelle Gomez »

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Comic-Con 2015 Film and TV Schedule: ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Supergirl’ & Much More

11 June 2015 4:57 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Comic-Con 2015 is fast approaching, and the San Diego convention — now in its 46th year — is set to feature a bevy of television and movie previews, panels and Q&As. Bookmark this page as Comic-Con draws closer, as Variety will keep you constantly updated with the latest scheduling moves from Sdcc.

July 8 (Preview Night)

Pilot screenings for “Supergirl,” “Blindspot,” “Containment” and “Lucifer,” along with a new episode of “Teen Titans Go!,” will take place from 6 p.m. in Ballroom 20.

Thursday, July 9

Film:

“Mockingjay – Part 2″ and “The Last Witch Hunter” (12 p.m., Hall H) Q&As with the stars and filmmakers will give fans a behind-the-scenes look at the two fall releases, along with first-look footage.

Television:

“Damien” (6:45 p.m., Room 6A) A first look at the inaugural season precedes a Q&A with cast and producers.

Doctor Who” (Time Tba, Hall H) Expected to attend: Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Michelle Gomez »

- Seth Kelley

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Comic-Con 2015: Your Guide to the TV-Related Panels and Screenings

10 June 2015 11:23 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

It’s almost that time of year when hordes of TV fans storm San Diego to get a sneak peek at their favorite returning shows and the upcoming season’s best new offerings at San Diego Comic-Con. Below, we’ve compiled the dates, times and locations of all the major TV related events.

We’ll be updating this page as more panels are announced, so make sure to bookmark and check back often!

PhotosFall TV Preview: Your Guide to Next Season’s New Shows and Stars

Wednesday, July 8

6 pm Preview Night exclusive world premiere screenings of the pilot episodes for Supergirl, »

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Palm Springs ShortFest announces titles

4 June 2015 7:25 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

New work featuring Murray Abraham, Kate Mara and Amber Tamblyn, Rufus Wainwright, Katie Holmes and Zachary Quinto will screen at the Palm Springs International ShortFest & Short Film Market from June 16-22.

Jonathan Demme and Matt Groening appear in the documentary I Thought I Told You To Shut Up!, Kristen Wiig and Jimmy Kimmel in the world premiere of Miss Famous, John Cusack in the world premiere of Red Rider and Bryce Dallas Howard directing and starring in solemates.

Richard E Grant narrates Teeth and Jason Patric, Danny Trejo, Rose McGowan and Marisa Coughlan appear in the world premiere of The Weight Of Blood & Bones and selections include Twin Visions by Louise Salter and Gavin Bowden and H Positive by Glenn Paton.

All in the all the festival will present 330 films including 77 world premieres, 65 North American premieres and 19 Us premieres across 54 programmes. More than $115,000 in prizes are on offer.

More than 3,000 of the festival submissions are available in the »

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Kristen Wiig, Jimmy Kimmel in Lineup For Palm Springs ShortFest

3 June 2015 6:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Palm Springs International ShortFest & Short Film Market announced its lineup Thursday, screening June 16-22 at the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs.

Among those featured in premieres are Kristen Wiig and Jimmy Kimmel in “Miss Famous,” produced by James Franco; Zachary Quinto in “The Future Perfect” and Kate Mara and Amber Tamblyn in “Almost Not Beautiful.”

“The overall quality of the films submitted to us this year was staggering, both in terms of sophisticated filmmaking technique and the diversity of the subject matter and storytelling styles,” said Darryl Macdonald, festival director. “The difficult part for us was narrowing the 3,500 submissions down to just 330 titles for the final festival line-up, given the wealth of exceptional work we watched.”

Other titles include “Eternal Princess,” directed by Katie HolmesJohn Cusack in “Red Rider” and Ed AsnerJonathan Demme, Matt Groening and Kevin Pollak in the documentary short “I Thought I Told You To Shut Up! »

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Comic-Con 2015: Scream Queens, Sleepy Hollow, Horror Story and Minority Report Among First Announced Panels

1 June 2015 10:29 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Twentieth Century Fox Television has unveiled its Comic-Con 2015 slate, and it promises to be a fearfest with a joint panel for FX’s American Horror Story and Fox’s upcoming Scream Queens.

VideosScream Queens‘ Full Trailer Reveals the Show’s First Murder — and It’s Twisted

Fox favorites Sleepy Hollow, Bob’s Burgers, The Simpsons and more will return to the event, taking place July 8-12, while newcomers Damien (to air on A&E), Minority Report and The Last Man on Earth (both on Fox) and Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll (FX) will make their first trip to San Diego. »

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Ridley Pearson Totally Saw Two of Those 'It's a Small World' Dolls Move at Disney World

31 May 2015 12:42 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Writers tend to be lone wolves, but Ridley Pearson, the prolific author of both adult and children’s thrillers (including the Peter and the Starcatcher series), is clearly a team player. On a panel today at BookCon with fellow kids’ adventure author James Dashner (of the Maze Runner series), he talked, among other things, about his far-flung and often very entertaining collaborations from Dave Barry to the Disney Corporation.On Stephen King, with whom Pearson is in the novelist super-group The Rock Bottom Remainders: What’s interesting about Stephen is he’s an absolutely normal guy. He’s not one of these macabre, dressed in all black kind of guys. But it turns out that his fans are psycho. We played in Nashville, and we always ended with Stephen because that’s how we knew we’d get the most applause. This band is the worst band you’ve ever heard, »

- Boris Kachka

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Mad Men: See What Final Season Stories Matthew Weiner Almost Covered

29 May 2015 9:26 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

At a Writers Guild Foundation Q&A, two of TVs greatest Matts came together to talk about Mad Men: The SimpsonsMatt Groening was the moderator, and Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner the featured guest. There were apparently a few revelations that fans may have heard before about Weiner’s conception of the final season (that he had the idea 4 years ago after difficult contract negotiations, and that most of the people in Don’s therapy session were staff writers for the show). But the most fascinating thing, as shared by EW writer Anthony Breznican, is a wish list of the plot points Weiner was hoping to cover in the final season: At a @WritersGuildF Q&A for Mad Men. Here's Matthew Weiner's "Wish List" of plot points to cover before the finale: pic.twitter.com/y0TtAzVUFp — Anthony Breznican (@Breznican) May 29, 2015 Basically, it’s an entire list »

- Allison Keene

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Community season 6 episode 12 review: Wedding Videography

26 May 2015 5:55 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

This week's wedding-themed episode of Community is so near the knuckle, it could only be made on the internet...

This review contains spoilers.

6.12 Wedding Videography

“Britta, tonight every one of us is the worst. Take a night off.”

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today for a sitcom wedding. But one week after another paintball episode, Community gives us Wedding Videography, an episode that is way closer to Game Of Thrones than Friends. In short, the kind of episode so ballsy and leftfield, you could only make it on the internet.

In the same style as the previous Documentary Filmmaking episodes of seasons two, three and four, Abed is strictly behind the camera this week. Fellow student and oft-mocked “human spillage” Garrett (Eric Charles Nielsen) wants Abed to film his marriage proposal to Stacy, (Harmontown's Erin McGathy.) his Law classmate and girlfriend of the past 16 months, four weeks and two days. »

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"The Simpsons: Mathlete's Feat" - Season Finale

15 May 2015 3:23 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek the new 'couch gag' from "Mathlete's Feat" the Season Finale episode of "The Simpsons", (recently renewed for Season 27), premiering May 17, 2015 on Fox:

"...when a modernized 'Springfield Elementary' has a technical meltdown...

"...'Lisa' transforms it into a 'Waldorf' school.

"Meanwhile, 'Groundskeeper Willie' becomes the coach of the 'mathletes'..."

"This couch gag plays like a full-fledged mini-episode," said "The Simpsons" creator/executive producer Matt Groening. "It’s going to be a real treat for fans of 'The Simpsons', fans of 'Rick' and 'Morty' and fans of animated belching..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Simpsons"...

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Watch Rick And Morty Drop In on The Simpsons Season Finale

14 May 2015 2:42 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The title characters of the Adult Swim original animated series Rick and Morty are headed to Springfield for this Sunday's season finale of The Simpsons. The longest-running scripted series in television, The Simpsons was recently renewed for its 27th season (this time without key cast-member Harry Shearer). When you're on the air that long, you've got to keep things interesting. In recent years, The Simpsons has brought in guest animators to have fun with the couch gag, and for this weekend's episode Rick and Morty creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland's shot.The alcoholic mad scientist (Rick) and his sidekick grandson (Morty) are bringing their inter-dimensional shenanigans to Springfield and you can watch the 2-minute crossover below. Clip via Adult Swim “This couch gag plays like a full-fledged mini-episode,” said The Simpsons creator and executive producer Matt Groening. “It's going to be a real treat for fans of The Simpsons, »

- Haleigh Foutch

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The Simpsons Hand the Couch Gag Over to Team Rick and Morty

14 May 2015 2:06 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Though Harry Shearer is still holding strong that he’s done with The Simpsons, the show must go on. With that, we have this Sunday’s finale. And with that, we have a new guest couch gag. This one comes from the fine people behind Rick and Morty, the acclaimed Adult Swim show, co-created by Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland. As Simpsons creator Matt Groening notes in its press release, it “plays like a full-fledged mini-episode.” And, yes, a Shearer-voiced character appears in it. »

- Jesse David Fox

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