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The Simpsons fans rejoiced when news broke that FX’s new specialty (ie. comedy-centric) channel Fxx nabbed the syndication rights to all episodes of the legendary animated series, and now there’s reason to celebrate once again. Fxx announced today that it will kick off its syndication of The Simpsons by showing all 25 seasons (that’s 552 episodes) in chronological order, plus The Simpsons Movie (airing after episode 400), starting on August 21st. The episodes will run 24 hours a day until the series is up to date on September 1st, making it the longest-running marathon in TV history. Starting September 2nd, Simpsons episodes will be in heavy, regular rotation on Fxx. Hit the jump for more, including how you can access every full-length The Simpsons episode on demand. Following this exciting The Simpsons marathon, the network will make all Simpsons episodes available on demand through the Fxnow app—available on smart phones, »
- Adam Chitwood
One of Fxx's promos for the channel's upcoming premiere of every "The Simpsons" repeat ever — not to mention a new website/app called Simpsons World that will allow fans to watch any episode, or clip, at any time — features a post-apocalyptic America where the world has fallen apart because people are too busy watching old "Simpsons" scenes to do anything else. By the time Fxx executives and longtime "Simpsons" showrunner Al Jean got done explaining all the features of Simpsons World, that promo seemed less parody than prophecy, at least for the "Simpsons"-loving TV critics at the press tour panel, all of whom seemed to be drooling like Homer Simpson contemplating the thought of free goo. Just from a traditional (or linear) standpoint, Fxx will have access to all 552 episodes of "The Simpsons" so far, and will marathon them all in order from August 21 through September 1, 24 hours a day for 12 days. »
- Alan Sepinwall
Making the announcement at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour today, FX confirms that "Fargo" will score a second season of ten episodes. The new season will boast an all-new cast of characters and be set in a new time period.
No specific air date has been set, though the network warns the earliest we can expect it to hit screens is Fall 2015. The first season averaged 6.3 million total viewers per episode in Live+3 ratings.
Show creator Noah Hawley says he already has a second season in mind, and could probably do a third but doesn't know if he could go beyond that.
- Garth Franklin
In celebration of its landmark acquisition of the exclusive cable and authenticated non-linear VOD rights to legendary animated comedy "The Simpsons," Fxx will launch a record-breaking marathon of the series on August 21, 2014. The marathon will begin August 21, 2014 at 10 Am Et/Pt and will conclude September 1, 2014 at 12 Am Et/Pt, making it the longest-running marathon in television history. For 24 hours a day, over the course of the 12 days, Fxx will air 552 episodes of "The Simpsons" (through Season 25) as well as The Simpsons Movie (airing after episode 400), in chronological order. »
A new app and website is aiming to turn the world into Simpsons World, and both casual and diehard fans of the series should find something to love about the new service, which promises to make all 552 existing episodes of the long-running animated series available for streaming, among other perks.
During an appearance at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, executives from Fxx explained that in addition to the network's plans to air all those episodes -- plus "The Simpsons Movie" -- in order during a mega 24/7 marathon from August 21 through September 1, they would also stream through Simpsons World, an immersive app and website that will offer an easily searchable archive of episodes, clips, and trivia from the series, as well as in-depth episode guides with quotes, behind-the-scenes info, and historical and pop cultural references from each installment. Viewers can curate playlists of their favorite episodes and clips, or »
- Katie Roberts
Ay, Caramba! To celebrate its acquisition of “The Simpsons,” Fxx will air the longest running marathon in TV history, showing all 25 seasons of the veteran animated comedy (that’s 552 episodes) plus “The Simpsons Movie” in chronological order from August 21 through September 1.
The marathon kicks off at 10 a.m. on Aug. 21 and will run 24 hours a day on Fxx until 12 a.m. on Sept. 1.
In October, the cabler will also launch “Simpsons World,” described as “the ultimate ‘Simpsons’ digital experience,” allowing authenticated viewers to have on-demand access to every “Simpsons” episode through SimpsonsWorld.com and the FXNow apps on iPhone, iPad, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Android phones and tablets, Smart TVs, and additional set-top devices. Through the site, fans will be able to curate personalized playlists, share clips and explore Springfield’s most memorable characters and locations.
From Sept. 2, Fxx will also schedule “The Simpsons” across their lineup on weekdays and weekends, »
- Laura Prudom
Soon you’re going to be able to watch every episode of The Simpsons anywhere you want. Cable network Fxx, which last year struck a deal to obtain the exclusive cable network rights to the longest-running primetime animated series, is putting The Simpsons archive online, all fully searchable.
Fxx is launching “Simpsons World,” a new way of getting on-demand Simpsons content. For the first time, viewers can access every episode of the series via their computer or other networked devices. “Authenticated” FX subscribers will have instant access on iPhone, iPad, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Android phones and tablets, Smart TVs, and additional set-tops devices. »
- James Hibberd
Even as it sometimes feels like it may be losing steam, The Simpsons will forever remain a brilliant and classic television series. With over two decades in the books, The Simpsons has been in syndication for years, airing multiple times a day almost anywhere in the world. But, it was also just recently picked up by Fox sister network Fxx for exclusive cable airing. So, how do you celebrate? Break a world record. Fxx will air 552 episodes of The Simpsons, plus The Simpsons Movie over a »
- Alex Maidy
It seems that whenever a political documentary on a controversial period in modern American history occurs, Henry Kissinger is there to talk it up. He takes centre-stage with former marines and South Vietnamese personnel to unpick one of the great war-time evacuations: Saigon, 1975. Director Rory Kennedy has stockpiled some utterly remarkable footage of South Vietnam and the descending North Vietnamese Army in this, at times, astonishing retelling of the city’s famous exodus.
Of course, as with most documentaries dealing with how America yet again saved the day, it fails to truly focus on the fact that the Us threw itself into the conflict in the first place. Meanwhile, the over-reliance on talking heads, rousing music and a ploddingly linear structure disturb and chop up the material, but the film’s shortcomings are often outweighed by the extraordinary recordings.
Us-history lovers will be aware of the four evacuation options (parodied »
- Andrew Latimer
Springfield, Oregon is hereby deemed the only true Springfield. Denizens of all other Springfields are bowing their heads in shame today with the news that the picturesque northwest burg has been chosen to receive an official "Simpsons" mural on the side of their art center, because creator Matt Groening grew up there and now has hundreds of millions of dollars. While there's no artwork available at this time, city spokesman Niel Laudati says the mural will depict Homer lounging in a hammock, Bart climbing a tree, Marge painting, and Lisa and Maggie riding a bike. So tell me, Other Springfields, which TV geniuses did you spawn hmmm? "Legendary voice actress June Foray?" offers Springfield, Massachussetts sheepishly. Psshhhh!! Did June Foray create a multi-billion-dollar empire? No! No, she did not. She did a couple dumb animal voices and now she's 96. Next! "'Grey's Anatomy' star Justin Chambers is a pretty good act --" begins Springfield, »
- Chris Eggertsen
A painted tribute to The Simpsons is going up in Springfield, Oregon this fall to commemorate the show's ties to the town in series creator Matt Groening's home state. According to the Register Guard newspaper, the mural will be painted on the side of the city's Emerald Art Center, with input from Groening himself.
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A print artist who works for 20th Century Fox is creating the original artwork that the mural will be based on. Springfield spokesman Niel Laudati said that it will »
The Simpsons is a cultural institution in its own right, but it is has always had its eye on the rest of pop culture. Music, television, and particularly movies have long been the source of much parody and satire, often done with cleverness and, when need be, a sharp tongue. Perhaps on occasion they’ve overdone it, but that’s only when they don’t succeed, and they usually succeed. Particularly in the early days The Simpsons trotted out many funny spoofs of works of cinema, classic or otherwise. This was back before the days of shows like Family Guy, when extended pop culture references were not overabundant.
With so many top=notch movie spoofs in the history of The Simpsons, it is difficult to cull a list down to a mere 10 items. Frankly, one could easily do a list of the top 10 spoofs of The Godfather, or Citizen Kane, »
- Chris Morgan
MGM is planning a reboot of the Pink Panther franchise, with an animation / live action hybrid film reportedly in the works. However, fans of Peter Sellers (or even Steve Martin) concerned about their beloved Clouseau being replaced needn’t worry… the new film will instead focus on the animated panther of the classic title sequence. The new film will revolve around a jewel heist, with the Panther set to remain silent for the duration, in tribute to his animated origins. David Silverman of The Simpsons Movie has been hired to...
- George Wales
The Pink Panther franchise is to be rebooted with a new movie.
The film - a combination of both live action and animation - is set to focus on the animated character, not Inspector Jacques Clouseau.
Further details about the project and who is attached have yet to be confirmed.
The animated panther appeared in the opening and closing credits of most of the Pink Panther film series, starring Peter Sellers as the bumbling French detective.
The panther went on to feature in a number of short films, TV cartoons and a comic book.
The most recent relaunch of the Pink Panther series was in 2006, where Steve Martin played the part of Clouseau. A sequel followed in 2009.
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Watch a trailer for The Pink Panther 2 »
MGM is developing another Pink Panther movie, and this time around it'll be a live-action and CG hybrid film. I liked the original Pink Panther movies, but was disappointed by the ones that Steve Martin starred in. They will also focus on the Pink Panther version of the character this time around, instead of Inspector Clouseau. According to the press release, it will "harken back to the tone shared by the original Friz Freleng and David De Patie cartoons as well as that of Blake Edwards’ films."
I'm not overly excited about seeing a new Pink Panther movie, but I'm sure they will build a good solid market for it. It sounds like this time around they are going to go with more of kid flick. You can find out more details about the project in the the press release below.
Los Angeles, CA (March 31, 2014) – Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) is developing for »
- Joey Paur
Fast & Furious 7: Production on Fast & Furious 7, which was put on hold after Paul Walker died in an auto accident in November, has resumed. Director James Wan shared a photo to mark the occasion, captioned: "First day back filming. Better and stronger." The movie is scheduled for release on April 10, 2015. [EW.com] The Pink Panther: The year 1963's The Pink Panther introduced two memorable characters: the titular animated big cat and the bumbling Inspector Clouseau, played by Peter Sellers. The movie spawned multiple sequels, TV shows and reboots with Roberto Benigni and Steve Martin. Now a live-action/animated hybrid version is under development, with animation veteran David Silverman (The Simpsons Movie) attached to direct an...
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Fast & Furious 7: Production on Fast & Furious 7, which was put on hold after Paul Walker died in an auto accident in November, has resumed. Director James Wan shared a photo to mark the occasion, captioned: "First day back filming. Better and stronger." The movie is scheduled for release on April 10, 2015. [EW.com] The Pink Panther: The year 1963's The Pink Panther introduced two memorable characters: the titular animated big cat and the bumbling Inspector Clouseau, played by Peter Sellers. The movie spawned multiple sequels, TV shows and reboots with Roberto Benigni and Steve Martin. Now a live-action/animated hybrid version is under development, with animation veteran David Silverman (The Simpsons Movie) attached to direct an "international...
- Peter Martin
MGM has announced that it is working on a new Pink Panther movie, although rather than following the adventures of Inspector Clouseau, it "will harken back to the tone shared by the original Friz Freleng and David De Patie cartoons as well as that of Blake Edwards’ films" with a live-action / CG animated hybrid from director David Silverman (The Simpsons Movie, Monsters, Inc.).
“I am proud that the Pink Panther– both the feature films and the great library of cartoons created by David De Patie and Friz Freleng that sprang from it– continues to be one of the brightest jewels in the crown of Mirisch films. Now, for the first time, the live action franchise will be united with the world- famous cartoon character in a new hybrid feature film. I am excited by our concept and I look forward to an outstanding movie entertainment,” said Walter Mirisch, who will »
- Gary Collinson
MGM is lining up a reinvention of its "Pink Panther" brand - planning a hybrid animation and live-action feature.
Mirisch and Edwards' widow Julie Andrews will produce.
Source: Screen »
- Garth Franklin
News Simon Brew 1 Apr 2014 - 06:31
The adventures of The Pink Panther are returning to the big screen - albeit in part-animated form...
When it comes to the big screen, think The Pink Panther, and you're either left with the wonderful collection of Peter Sellers-headlined originals, or the not-so-wonderful pair of Steve Martin movies that eventually followed. Sandwiched in-between is Son Of The Pink Panther, which starred Roberto Benigni, who would go on to win a Best Actor Oscar for Life Is Beautiful. The signs were not clear that he would when watching the aforementioned movie.
Now, plans are afoot for a new Pink Panther film, but this time, the emphasis will be on the cartoon character, rather than trying to resurrect Inspector Clouseau again. It'll be a mix of live action and animation, with MGM hiring David Silverman (The Simpsons Movie, Monsters Inc) to direct.
It won't be »
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