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Emily S. Whitten: Combatting Fear

9 December 2014 7:00 AM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

What do we seek in life, when we get right down to the basics? And, particularly for those of us in creative fields, how is our drive to create and share our creations tied to what we are seeking?

I can’t speak for everyone, but I can look at myself. I seek both lasting and reliable personal connections, and the chance to make a difference in the larger world. To shape the world just a bit – to share a thought that’s dancing just behind my eyes, and throw it out into the sea of people that make up this world, to see if it strikes a chord. To discover: are there others out there like me? Do they get what I’ve put out there because they see the world the same way? Or does it make them see things differently somehow? Does something I’ve done change someone? »

- Emily S. Whitten

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The 7D: Season Two Renewal for Disney Series

2 December 2014 7:33 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Disney has renewed their animated TV series The 7D for a second season. Airing daily on Disney Xd, the show features the voices of Kelly Osbourne, Jess Harnell, Leigh-Allyn Baker, Bill Farmer, Maurice Lamarche, Kevin Michael Richardson, Dee Bradley Baker, Scott Menville, Stephen Stanton, Billy West, and Paul Rugg.

Here's the announcement:

Heigh-ho For "The 7D!"

Disney Orders Second Season Of Hit Animated Seven Dwarfs Series "The 7D"

Disney has ordered a second season of "The 7D," the hit animated TV series which takes a comedic look at the world of the Seven Dwarfs. Fourteen-time Emmy Award-winner Tom Ruegger ("Animaniacs," "Tiny Toon Adventures") is executive producer.

Returning for season two are series' stars Kelly Osbourne (E's "Fashion Police") as Hildy Gloom, Jess Harnell (Disney Junior's "Sofia the First" and "Doc McStuffins") as Grim Gloom, Leigh-Allyn »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Emily S. Whitten: Talking With Marvin the Martian

18 November 2014 5:00 AM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

The thing I love about voice actors is that even if you don’t know their names or faces, you will “know that voice.” And considering voice actor Eric Bauza was responsible for one of my favorite scenes in the voice actor documentary I Know That Voice, I’m super glad that I not only know that voice, but got to interview it (and the man behind it!) at this year’s New York Comic Con.

Eric, who hails from Canada and began his animation career as a character designer who also did animatics, is now most known for the legacy voice of Marvin the Martian from The Looney Tunes Show and for a myriad of other great voices, including Tiger Claw on the current Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series, Foop on The Fairly OddParents, Belly Bag on Uncle Grandpa, Buhdeuce on Breadwinners, Amadeus Cho on Ultimate Spider-Man and Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher, »

- Emily S. Whitten

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Watch Two Amazing Couch Gags for Simpsons/Futurama Crossover

6 November 2014 6:20 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

This weekend, two of the most beloved animated TV shows will meet up episodically for the first time, as Futurama’s Planet Express crew from the 31st century heads to Springfield for a crossover episode called “Simpsoroma.” The main voice cast from FuturamaJohn Dimaggio, Billy West, Katey Sagal, Phil Lamarr, Lauren Tom, Maurice Lamarche, and Tress MacNeille (who is part of the Simpsons voice cast as well)—reprised their roles for this creation, in which rage-robot Bender travels back in time to eliminate Bartbefore. “They were going off the air, so I thought people would really love it if we had one more chance to see those characters,” Simpsons exec producer Al Jean told EW this summer. “We’re always looking for things that are compatible with us, and I thought, ‘Well, what’s more compatible?’ We do a joke, actually, about how similar Bender and Homer look. Like, »

- Kyle Reese

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The Simpsons and Futurama Crossover Couch Gag

6 November 2014 3:12 PM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Fox has released the opening couch gag and clip for this weekend's Simpsons and Futurama crossover episode called "Simpsorama," which will send the Simpsons to the 31st century. The episode follows a "Terminator-esque story that involves Bart blowing his nose on a sandwich that he places in a time capsule. When that mixes with Milhouse’s rabbit’s foot and some radioactive ooze, it creates a global catastrophe in the future, prompting Bender to travel back in time to kill Bart and prevent this mega-mess." The episode also has a great tagline that reads, "A show out of ideas teams up with a show out of episodes." 

This is going to be quite the epic event for fans of both series. It will definitely be good to see the return of the characters from Futurama. The episode will also reunite the Futurama voice cast of Billy West, John Dimaggio, Katey Sagal, »

- Joey Paur

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'The Simpsons' Meet 'Futurama' Crossover Episode Clips First Look!

6 November 2014 12:47 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in September, we reported that The Simpsons will be crossing over with Futurama, both of which were created by Matt Groening, in a special crossover episode entitled "Simpsorama", airing Sunday, November 9 at 8 Pm Et on Fox. Today, the network has released the couch gag fans will see this weekend, which features Springfield's favorite family meeting Futurama's Hedonismbot (voiced by Maurice Lamarche).

The story centers on Bart (Nancy Cartwright) sneezing on a sandwich that he places in a time capsule, which mixes with Millhouse's (Pamela Hayden) rabbit's foot and radioactive ooze to create a catastrophe in the future. Bender (John Di Maggio) is sent back in time to kill Bart and prevent the crisis from ever happening.

In addition to the couch gag, we have two new clips, one of which features Homer (Dan Castellaneta) and Bender taking their turns beating on Bart, while the second shows Professor Farnsworth »

- MovieWeb

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'Simpsons'-'Futurama' crossover sneak peek: Homer and Bender toy with Bart

5 November 2014 4:59 PM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Like Sweet Zombie Jesus, Fry & Co. will rise from the dead for one more animated adventure on The Simpsons. The Planet Express crew from the 31st century is scheduled to touch down in present-day Springfield in the Fox comedy's Nov. 9 episode, titled "Simpsorama." The main voice cast from beloved-and-cancelled-once-again FuturamaJohn Dimaggio, Billy West, Katey Sagal, Phil Lamarr, Lauren Tom, Maurice Lamarche, and Tress MacNeille (who is part of the Simpsons voice cast as well)—reprised their roles for this crossover creation, in which rage-robot Bender travels back in time to eliminate Bart before he does something snotty that leads to a mass catastrophe. »

- Dan Snierson

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Emily S. Whitten: Continuous Convention Catch-Up

30 September 2014 9:36 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Goooooood evening, boys and girls! Before we get on with today’s column, let us have a moment of silence (because we’ve all fainted from excitement) to celebrate that a Deadpool movie is really, truly, finally in the works. For real this time. Like, totally.

(Obligatory Nsfw test footage shot)

Aaaaaand, we’re back. Everyone have time to get up off the floor? Yes? Excellent. And don’t be ashamed of fainting. I’m that excited, too! Now, we just have to hope that they don’t screw it up.

And now on with the column. The convention season has been just flying by, it seems. Barely did I return from Sdcc before it was time to start finalizing my costumes and setting my meet-up plans for Dragon Con; and of course after Dragon Con, Baltimore Comic Con was literally right around the corner, being the next weekend. And »

- Emily S. Whitten

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TVLine Items: Home Improvement Reunion, Family Dog 'Returns' & More

26 September 2014 12:39 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Tim and Jill Taylor 4-Eva!

Patricia Richardson will reunite with her Home Improvement hubby Tim Allen when she guest-stars on his ABC sitcom Last Man Standing, EW.com reports.

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The actress will play Helen Potts, a recently divorced neighbor of Allen’s character. The episode will feature more than one wink to their classic sitcom roles, as Helen likes to do home repairs. She’s also bitter about her ex-husband, who often destroyed things around their house despite supposedly being good with tools.

Last Man Standing returns Friday, Oct. 3 at 8/7c. »

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‘Home Improvement’ Reunion Set for Tim Allen, Patricia Richardson on ‘Last Man Standing’

26 September 2014 11:34 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Tim Allen will be reunited with his former TV wife Patricia Richardson on his current sitcom “Last Man Standing,” ABC confirmed to TheWrap. Allen and Richardson played Tim and Jill Taylor on “Home Improvement” for eight seasons. Also read: 62 Fall TV Actors Ranked by Popularity (Photos) On “Last Man Standing,” Richardson will play Helen Potts, a newly divorced neighbor of Allen's character Mike. Potts annoys another neighbor on the block after she insists on using her loud tile saw early in the morning. Sounds an awful lot like the female incarnation of Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor. Also read: 11 Breakout Stars of Fall TV. »

- Ryan O'Connell

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First look at The Simpsons / Futurama crossover episode ‘Simpsorama’

9 September 2014 1:10 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Simpsons and Family Guy are set to share the small screen this month with the Family Guy season premiere ‘The Simpsons Guy’, but that’s not the only crossover in store for the inhabitants of Springfield in their 25th anniversary year. In November, The Simpsons will also team up with Futurama’s Fry, Leela, Bender and company for ‘Simpsorama’, and Entertainment Weekly has the first still…

‘Simpsorama’ will feature Futurama cast members Billy West, John Dimaggio, Katey Sagal, Lauren Tom, Phil Lamarr, Tress MacNeille, and Maurice Lamarche and tells a “complex, Terminator-esque story that involves Bart blowing his nose on a sandwich that he places in a time capsule. When that mixes with Milhouse’s rabbit’s foot and some radioactive ooze, it creates a global catastrophe in the future, prompting Bender to travel back in time to kill Bart and prevent this mega-mess.”

‘Simpsorama’ will air on November 9th. »

- Gary Collinson

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Details On "Simpsons"/"Futurama" Crossover

7 September 2014 1:40 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The first photo and details are out from "Simpsorama," an upcoming episode of "The Simpsons" featuring the various characters from creator Matt Groening's other famous and now finished animated series "Futurama".

"Simpsons" executive producer Al Jean tells EW: "We're always looking for things that are compatible with us, and I thought, ‘Well, what's more compatible?' We do a joke, actually, about how similar Bender and Homer look. Like, they just erased Homer's hair."

The crossover episode will include all the core members of the "Futurama" cast: Billy West, John Dimaggio, Katey Sagal, Lauren Tom, Phil Lamarr, Tress MacNeille, and Maurice Lamarch. There's also a storyline:

"A complex, ‘Terminator'-esque story that involves Bart blowing his nose on a sandwich that he places in a time capsule. When that mixes with Milhouse's rabbit's foot and some radioactive ooze, it creates a global catastrophe in the future, prompting Bender to travel »

- Garth Franklin

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First Look at The Simpsons/Futurama Cross-Over Episode, Plot Details Revealed

6 September 2014 5:23 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

During last year's Comic-Con, it was revealed that "The Simpsons" will do a cross-over episode with "Futurama." That episode will air on November 9th, and thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we now have our first look at that episode. Check it out below. Matt Groening created both shows, which is why "The Simpsons" and "Futurama" referenced each other all the time. Here's what we know about the cross-over episode: * The opening credits will feature a tagline: "a show out of ideas teams up with a show out of episodes" * The episode will bring back "Futurama" voice actors Billy West, John Dimaggio, Katey Sagal, Lauren Tom, Phil Lamarr, Tress MacNeille, and Maurice Lamarche * The plot will be a Terminator-esque story that involves Bart blowing his nose on a sandwich that he places in a time capsule. When that mixes with Milhouse's rabbit's foot and some radioactive ooze, it creates a global catastrophe in the future, »

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First Image of The Simpsons and Futurama Crossover

5 September 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Homer and Bender face-off in the first image that has been released for The Simpsons and Futurama crossover episode. Futurama was cancelled last year, but it will be brought back to life at least one more time.

Creator of both series, Matt Groening, had this to say in a statement to EW, "That was a really tough one to negotiate, because I had to talk to myself." Simpsons executive producer Al Jean added, 

"They were going off the air, so I thought people would really love it if we had one more chance to see those characters. We’re always looking for things that are compatible with us, and I thought, ‘Well, what’s more compatible?’ We do a joke, actually, about how similar Bender and Homer look. Like, they just erased Homer’s hair."

According to the report, the episode is called "Simpsorama," and it's a "Terminator-esque story that »

- Joey Paur

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See the first image from the 'Futurama'-'Simpsons' crossover episode

4 September 2014 8:51 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Good—no, great—news, everyone: Springfield will be the site of another crossover episode besides the invasion of the Griffins from Family Guy when the Simpsons encounter a familiar pack of now-homeless space adventurers. Futurama, the 31st-century animated comedy that was canceled (again) last year, will return to life—or at least Fry, Leela & Co. will—in a special episode of The Simpsons airing Nov. 9.

“That was a really tough one to negotiate, because I had to talk to myself,” says Matt Groening, creator of, well, both shows.“Simpsorama” is taglined in the opening credits as “a show out of »

- Dan Snierson

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Memo to TV Academy: Here are six other Voice-Over artists overdue for Emmys

29 August 2014 7:32 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

With Harry Shearer's first ever Emmy victory this year for Character Voice-Over Performance for "The Simpsons," we saw a very deserving performer finally get his due for his work in this field. The same also happened in 2011 and 2012 when veteran performer Maurice Lamarche won the category for his work on "Futurama." -Break- Creative Arts Emmys trivia: Bill Maher, Harry Shearer win first career Emmys However, there are still many working voice-over actors and actresses who deserve Emmy recognition but haven't gotten it yet. So here's a look at six performers who should also be singled out by the TV academy. Their careers have spanned decades, and while some may not be voicing current characters, voting members should nevertheless keep their eyes out for anything they're a part of. Billy West Since starting in the business in the early 1980s, West has been one of the hardest working people in the fi. »

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The Simpsons - Futurama Crossover and Character Death Planned This Season

2 August 2014 11:45 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

I haven’t watched a full season of The Simpsons for quite a few years now, but my I’ll dip my toe in every now and then to see if it’s worth taking the plunge and keeping up with the show again. Unfortunately, I just haven't felt the magic of seasons past when I tune in to watch new episodes. The show has piqued my interest recently, though, with the 5-minutes of footage Fox released for their upcoming Family Guy crossover. And there is yet another crossover coming this season that is too irresistible to pass up.

The Wrap reports that this November The Simpsons will have a Futurama crossover that will feature voice actors Billy West, John Dimaggio, Katey Sagal, Maurice Lamarche, Phil Lamarr, Lauren Tom, and Tress MacNeille. There’s no word on how their characters will cross paths with the Simpson clan, but we’re »

- Eli Reyes

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10 Cartoon Voices That Are Actually Impressions of Other Actors

24 July 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

In music there are only 12 notes, so it's no wonder so many songs sound the same. But what about someone's voice? The way someone speaks is not bound by any kind of scale or music theory, rather it's the sum a person’s upbringing, their physicality, and their personality. So why do so many cartoon characters sound so eerily familiar? In this list we highlight 10 cartoon characters whose voices (and often their likenesses) are based on other actors. We also mention 5 other cartoon voices that are impressions in the bonus sections of related entries. If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, these actors have been thoroughly praised by some of the best.

Homer Simpson (The Simpsons) - Walter Matthau

Over the past 3 decades The Simpsons has been on the air, America’s favorite family has gone through many changes. Aside from the quality of the animation, the most noticeable »

- Eli Reyes

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TV News: Sleepy, Cuckoo, Westworld, Simpsons

21 July 2014 4:34 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Sleepy Hollow

Speaking at the TCA's this week, the producers of Fox's supernatural procedural hit "Sleepy Hollow" say they don't plan to shake-up the successful formula anytime soon. For starters, the Abbie and Crane relationship won't devolve into flirting/underlying sexual tension for a good while as yet.

Producer Len Wiseman says: "[Abbie and Ichabod] have a respect for each other. We're really not playing their relationship on the romantic side". The expanded second season will also boast new villains including the Pied Piper, a Succubus and a Wendigo. Timothy Busfield will guest star as Benjamin Franklin, while Sakina Jaffrey will play no-nonsense Sheriff Leena Reyes. [Source: The Live Feed]

Cuckoo

"Twilight" hunk Taylor Lautner tries something very different in the upcoming second season of BBC3's comedy series "Cuckoo". Lautner takes on the role of the hippie son of Andy Samberg's character from the first season, and the network has just launched the first trailer today. »

- Garth Franklin

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‘Simpsons'-'Futurama’ Crossover to Air in November

20 July 2014 6:07 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Good news, everyone! And woo hoo! The crossover between Matt Groening series “The Simpsons” and “Futurama” is coming in just a few months. The crossover episode of the two series will air on Fox as an episode of “The Simpsons” in November, “Simpsons” producer Al Jean said during a panel at the Television Critics Association on Sunday. Also read: ‘Simpsons’ Vet Hank Azaria to Voice Fox's ‘Bordertown’ The crossover episode will feature “Futurama” voice actors Billy West, John Dimaggio, Katey Sagal, Maurice Lamarche, Phil Lamarr, Lauren Tom and Tress MacNeille. After originally running on Fox before getting picked up by Comedy Central, »

- Tim Kenneally

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