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Voice actor Billy West is a hit on Twitter as he repeats some of the businessman’’s most memorable comments – in the voice of Zapp Brannigan
The prolific voice actor Billy West, who played more than 100 characters on Matt Groening’s cult classic sci-fi comedy cartoon Futurama, has lent the voice of Zapp Brannigan to a real-world figure almost as audacious as the pant-less spaceship captain: Donald Trump.
Zapp presents...Famous Quotations from Donald J Trump#MakeAmericaBrannigan pic.twitter.com/kbaV8rIkwK
.@TheBillyWest I've been inspired. #Brannigan2016 #MakeAmericaBrannigan pic.twitter.com/QZTRyAFOO0
Related: Secret Trump voters reverse their support: 'He seems to be insane'
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- Sam Thielman in New York
When The Simpsons return to television this fall it will be for their twenty-eighth season. We're dangerously close to having three decades of The Simpsons under our belts, and while there are some who wish that the show had gone off the air years ago, it seems there are still plenty of Simpson fans out there keeping Matt Groening's animated saga chugging along. The upcoming season will... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
Last week, Fox brought a whopping 13 shows to San Diego Comic-Con, one of which was the network's longest-running show, The Simpsons. It is going into its 28th season this fall. Several of the show's producers and voice cast members greeted fans in San Diego to discuss this upcoming season, but they also addressed the possibility of a sequel to 2007's The Simpsons Movie. As it turns out, according to showrunner Al Jean, a movie still very well may happen.
Fox released a highlights video on YouTube just a few days after the panel, which features a fan asking whether or not another Simpsons Movie will happen. Way back in 2009, series creator Matt Groening didn't sound too optimistic about the possibility of The Simpsons Movie 2, bemoaning the fact that it took four years to make, instead of the two years they were planning. When asked about a new movie at this year's Sdcc panel, »
Futurama fans have something new to see. A new live action film based on the series is coming out this summer, and a new trailer has been released. Fan-o-Rama was made by fans of the popular Fox animated series created by Matt Groening. Yes, the man behind The Simpsons.According to Digital Spy, the film will feature characters from the animated series. Check it out below:At the end of the short trailer, the people behind the project include a statement praising Groening for his work on Futurama. They said that the live action remake is meant as “a sign of our deep appreciation and respect for all that you've done, and not as some creepy we're-outside-your-window-at-3am stalkerish sort of way.”Were you a fan of Futurama? Will you check out Fan-o-Rama? Tell us »
Did you ever wonder what the characters of Matt Groening's Futurama would look like in the real world? Thanks to a new fan film, you won't have to. You might also never sleep again. Maybe it's just me but the trailer for this fan film (called Fan-o-Rama) is Freaking Me Out. Honestly though, this group from Cinema Relics really went the extra mile. The sets specifically are giving me a Pee-wee's Playhouse vibe, but it's those prosthetics/masks that are really getting me. See for yourself. A little more background info from their site: In the year 2014 one man, Dan Lanigan, in addition to other men, and some women, set out on a quest to become the first person in his family to create a live-action Futurama fan film. He is now regarded by most of his immediate kin as the foremost authority on the subject. This is his story. »
- Jill Pantozzi
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 a glimpse of the upcoming season’s best new offerings at Comic-Con. Below, we’ve compiled the dates, times and locations of all the major TV-related events.
PhotosFall TV Preview: Your Guide to Next Season’s New Shows
We’ll be updating this page as more panels are announced, so make sure to bookmark it and check back often!
Wednesday, July 20
“Prison Break” and “24: Legacy” will make their revamped Comic-Con debuts this summer.
The two hotly-anticipated series are part of 20th Century Fox Television’s lineup at the annual summer mega-fest. The studio announced their entire Comic-Con programming slate on Monday, which includes events for 13 shows.
“Son of Zorn,” Jason Sudeikis’ animated-hybrid comedy, will make its Con debut. The full cast and crew of “Bones” will gather one final time at the convention, before the series signs off. 20th is also sending the teams behind animated favorites “American Dad,” “Bob’s Burgers,” “The Simpsons” and “Family Guy,” plus “Scream Queens,” “Last Man on Earth” and “Salem.” As for new projects premiering in 2016-2017, the studio is sending “The Exorcist” and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” to Comic-Con.
Aside from panels and screenings for the 13 shows above, the studio will host its stars and producers on their two-story Fox booth on the convention room floor for autograph signings »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Michael and Lincoln are hightailing it to San Diego.
Twentieth Century Fox Television has unveiled its Comic-Con 2016 slate and a panel for Fox’s 9-episode Prison Break revival is on the docket, with returning cast members Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Sarah Wayne Callies and Robert Knepper all confirmed to attend.
VideosPrison Break: Michael and Lincoln Reunite in Trailer for Fox Revival
Bones will make its last Sdcc appearance ahead of its 12th and final season with nearly its entire cast — Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Tj Thyne, Michaela Conlin, Tamara Taylor and John Boyd included — present.
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Fox TV is packing up 13 series to bring to San Diego’s Comic-Con, where it will premiere new live-action/animated hybrid sitcom, “Son of Zorn.” There, the broadcast network will also unveil first looks at “Prison Break,” “24: Legacy,” “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” and “The Exorcist.” Additionally, the “Bones” cast and creators will return for a Comic-Con sendoff. Talent and producers already scheduled to appear include: David Boreanaz, Jamie Lee Curtis, Geena Davis, Emily Deschanel, Will Forte, Corey Hawkins, January Jones, Victoria Justice, Lea Michele, Christina Milian, Wentworth Miller, Miranda Otto, Dominic Purcell, Lou Adler, Brannon Braga, Howard Gordon, »
- Tony Maglio
[[tmz:video id="0_quw07lfe"]] Simpsons creator Matt Groening is eating the words he wrote, telling our photog even though the show has an uncanny ability to predict the future ... he doesn't think Donald Trump will be President. We got Matt Saturday at Lax, and he acknowledged the show has been like a crystal ball, predicting the Ebola outbreak, the mauling of Roy from Siegfried and Roy, and the horse meat scandal. The show predicted back in 2000 Trump would be elected Prez. »
- TMZ Staff
These are the Eyes that Satirize! Everybody's seen their imagery but few know the story of these anonymous performance artists and their avant-garde music. Their highly creative songs and videos satirize the commercialization of art and music, and they've chosen a real 'you'll never get rich' way to stay clear of the commercial undertow. Theory of Obscurity: A Film About The Residents Blu-ray Film Movement 2015 / Color / 1:78 widescreen / 87 min. / Street Date April 19, 2016 / 34.95 Starring Jerry Casale, Les Claypool, Chris Combs, Jon Fishman, Matt Groening, Jerry Harrison, Penn Jillette, Jim Knipfel, Gary Panter, The Residents, Steve Seid. Cinematography Barton Bishoff, Don Hardy, Josh Keppel Produced by Barton Bishoff, Don Hardy, Josh Keppel Written and Directed by Don Hardy
Reviewed by Glenn Erickson
We've all seen the image: four tuxedoed men in eyeball masks with top hats and canes. These masked men are the avant-garde band and multimedia performance artists known as The Residents. »
- Glenn Erickson
Motion capture technology has been used for years to create some astounding characters and now arguably its apex has finally arrived. On May 15th actor Dan Castellaneta will don a special suit in order to answer questions live as Homer Simpson.
Viewers have three minutes in which to tweet the man in the blue pants, in a segment to follow a regular episode of The Simpsons. While everything is to be submitted in advance via the hashtag #HomerLive, it’s still a risky venture for the team, who have already realized America’s premier dysfunctional family in CGI and puppet form for special instalments. Plus with the time difference between East and West coasts Castellaneta will be performing two Q & As.
The set up mirrors Season 12’s Homr, where Homer disgraced himself playing a cartoon character, forgetting he was still wired to the screen and going to the bathroom.
- Steve Palace
20th Century Fox
In its heyday, no show delivered the laughs like The Simpsons. In its early years, Matt Groening’s iconic television phenomenon delivered some of the best and most memorable jokes in the sitcom history. Week after week, audiences would tune into The Simpsons for the laughs – so well observed and unexpected and truly clever was the writing, it changed television comedy forever.
When it comes to ranking the “best” episodes of The Simpsons, then, most lists tend to hone in all those episodes that deliver both excellent jokes and lots of heart in equal measure – episodes like And Maggie Makes Three and Lisa’s Substitute, which managed to offer up a deft blend of hilarity and genuine sentiment at the same time.
But what if you set out to pick the funniest episodes of the show, based entirely on their ability to crack you up and nothing else? »
- Sam Hill
Matt Groening is going to make an animated series for Netflix. Don't worry about The Simpsons TV series being cancelled by Fox, though. The long-running Simpsons was already renewed through its 28th season, which will air in the 2016-17 broadcast season.
Deadline says no details about Groening's new Netflix project have been leaked, but he is reportedly creating and writing the new series. Groening is still an Ep and consultant on The Simpsons.
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Matt Groening is in talks to create a new animated series for Netflix. The 61-year-old cartoonist, who is the mastermind behind the 'Simpsons', has reportedly teamed up with the popular internet streaming network to write a mystery programme, which is yet to be given a name, for later this year. The media site reportedly wants the talented writer to create at least two seasons, both with 10 episodes each, after it was revealed the network is keen to create more original content for its viewers, according to the Hollywood Reporter. However, details surrounding the collaboration have been kept tightly under wraps as a »
Netflix’s adaptation of A Series Of Unfortunate Events has quite possibly found its Count Olaf. How I Met Your Mother, Gone Girl and 2015 Oscars star Neil Patrick Harris is reportedly in talks to portray the immoral adoptive father – presumably in a variety of disguises – in the upcoming series.
If he takes the part, he’ll be stepping into the shoes of Jim Carrey, who did a fine job portraying Lemony Snicket’s orphan-harassing creation in the 2004 movie version. It’s worth mentioning that Harris has comedic villainous form of his own, having starred in Joss Whedon’s web series Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.
This casting rumour has originated from The Hollywood Reporter, who have certainly hit the nail right on the head with their speculation »
Netflix has set the premiere dates for ten of its shows this year including three returning series and several new ones such as Baz Luhrmann's "The Get Down," the Winona Ryder-led supernatural drama "Stranger Things," the French language original series "Marseille," the Will Arnett comedy "Flaked," the Ashton Kutcher-led dramedy "The Ranch" and several kids shows like a modern animated take on "King Kong". The schedule is as follows:
March 11th: "Flaked" (new)
April 1st: "The Ranch" (new)
April 15th: "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" S2, "Kong: King of the Apes" (new)
June 3rd: "Word Party" (new)
June 17th: "Orange is the New Black" S4
July 15th: "Stranger Things" (new)
August 12th: "The Get Down: Part 1" (new)
- Garth Franklin
Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons, is developing a new animated series for Netflix. Confirming the news, The Hollywood Reporter has hinted at a possible two-season run with 20 episodes in total for the as-yet-unnamed show. Groening created a cultural phenomenon with The Simpsons before turning his hand to the science fiction genre for follow-up Futurama. Despite a dip in quality in recent years The Simpsons has proven enduringly popular, still going strong with over 550 episodes and holding the title of longest running prime time U.S. television show. With erratic scheduling and a lengthy hiatus, Futurama's run proved less stable despite maintaining a loyal fan base and inventive writing up until its end in 2013. After redefining the American family for a generation of...
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Details of the project are being kept tightly under wraps, but The Hollywood Reporter is suggesting that a two-season pick-up of 20 episodes in total is likely.
- Gary Collinson
Matt Groening, the man behind The Simpsons and Futurama, may just bring his influential brand of animated comedy to the world of streaming TV. Variety reports that Groening is in talks to make an animated series for Netflix. Groening's project would join the likes of BoJack Horseman and F Is for Family on the site, though the details of his pitch are being kept secret. The streaming service is considering ordering two seasons of the series with ten episodes apiece, because if anything is a sure bet, it's an animated series from Matt Groening. »
- Jackson McHenry
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