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The Simpsons creator says there's "no doubt" Disney will make a sequel movie

  • JoBlo
When 20th Century Fox released The Simpsons Movie in 2007 is was a massive success, making $183 million domestically and $527 million globally, and all off a $75 million budget. Those numbers are terrific for a non-Pixar, non-family friendly animated movie, and Hollywood logic dictates a sequel would’ve been put on the fast track. But 12 years have passed, and we have no sequel,…
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‘The Simpsons’ Creator Has ‘No Doubt’ Sequel Movie Will Happen Under Disney

‘The Simpsons’ Creator Has ‘No Doubt’ Sequel Movie Will Happen Under Disney
The Simpsons Movie” was a massive success for 20th Century Fox when it opened theatrically in July 2007. With $527 million worldwide, the long-awaited film based on the Fox animated series ended the year as the eighth biggest box office hit. “The Simpsons Movie” was also critically acclaimed, picking up a prestigious Annie Awards nomination for Best Animated Feature. The movie’s success led many “Simpsons” fans to wonder if Homer, Bart, and the rest of the family would grace the big screen in a sequel. Series creator Matt Groening revealed at Comic-Con (via NME) a film sequel is definitely still in the cards, even if “The Simpsons” owner Fox is now owned by Walt Disney Studios.

“No doubt there will be another ‘Simpsons’ movie one of these days,” Groening assured fans. “I think Disney wants something for its money.”

Groening also provided a reason for why a sequel to “The Simpsons Movie
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Matt Groening says The Simpsons will return to the big screen “one of these days”

With Disney consuming IP at the same rate Homer Simpson eats pink-frosted donuts, it will come as no surprise to learn that the Mouse House are planning to take you on another big-screen tour of Springfield, with The Simpsons creator Matt Groening confirming that “there will be another Simpsons movie one of these days” during his appearance at the San Diego Comic-Con.

It took over fifteen years for America’s first family to leap from the sofa to the big-screen with 2007’s The Simpsons Movie, which was met with largely positive reviews, and over $500 million at the global box-office. It’s nearing that milestone since the first film was released, a gap which Groening puts down to the fact “The first Simpsons Movie almost killed us”, but he continued to say that following the acquisition of 20th Century Fox, “Disney wants something for its money”.

The Simpsons has become a
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The Simpsons Season 19 Arrives for Christmas Giving

  • Comicmix
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment proudly presents The Simpsons

The Complete Nineteenth Season – bringing the citizens of Springfield, (state currently unknown) to DVD December 3. This release features numerous classics and comes loaded with bonus features including full audio commentary accompanying every episode, providing a peek behind the curtain to learn more about the residents of 742 Evergreen Terrace.

As the season following the historic debut of The Simpsons Movie (in 2D!), The Simpsons The Complete Nineteenth Season includes a number of beloved episodes such as the Sideshow Bob focused adventure “Funeral for a Fiend,” the WGA-nominated “Homer of Seville,” and the Emmy-winning “Eternal Moonshine of the Simpsons Mind.” Guest stars from the season include returning fan favorites Kelsey Grammer as the aforementioned Sideshow Bob, David Hyde Pierce as his brother Cecil Terwilliger and Glenn Close as Mona Simpson, as well as Stephen Colbert, Matt Dillon, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jack Black, “Weird Al” Yankovic and More!
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The Simpsons Movie 2 Will No Doubt Happen At Disney, Says Creator

The Disney-Fox merger brought the House of Mouse a lot of valuable new brands to add to their ever-growing collection, including X-Men, Fantastic Four, Avatar, Aliens and The Simpsons. Fox’s animated series is way past its heyday, of course, but it’s a cultural institution that Disney will likely be thinking of ways to mine for all it’s worth. And creator Matt Groening thinks that will involve a new film hitting theaters before very long.

While speaking about the show at Comic-Con this weekend, the inevitable question of whether a sequel to 2007’s The Simpsons Movie would ever happen came up and Groening suggested it’s a matter of when at this point rather than if. In classic Simpsons style, the producer zeroed in on the reason why it’s bound to happen: money.

“No doubt there will be another Simpsons movie one of these days. I think
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The Simpsons Movie 2 Will Happen at Disney Says Creator Matt Groening

The Simpsons Movie 2 Will Happen at Disney Says Creator Matt Groening
Sure sounds like there is going to be The Simpsons Movie 2. Some day. As we all know good and well by this point in time, Disney recently snatched up the rights to all of 20th Century Fox's properties, including The Simpsons. And today we have word out of Comic-Con that The Simpsons creator Matt Groening feels there will no doubt be a sequel to 2007's The Simpsons Movie one of these days.

Why? Well, because Disney wants something for its money, of course. Specifically, Matt Groening revealed this speaking from Sdcc this weekend.

"No doubt there will be another Simpsons movie one of these days. I think Disney wants something for its money."

Nice! Now I don't know about you, but the idea of seeing another The Simpsons movie hit the big-screen has me all kinds of excited. After all, I have been a fan of the series since
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“Dead or Alive, You’re Coming With Me” – Nicole Kidman in Destroyer & The Greatest Movie Cops

As a cracked lip wraith, eyes hiding in the shadows of a face scorched by the La sun, Nicole Kidman’s Destroyer detective joins an illustrious precinct of cinema’s finest cops. In the tradition of her forebears, Kidman’s Erin Bell is burdened by the badge, inherently flawed, and capable of getting under your skin in an unshakeable fashion.

Destroyer starring Nicole Kidman is out to download now and own on DVD/Blu-ray from Monday, the 27th of May.

Let’s imagine we can take a tour through a cinematic police department, and tip our caps to the sometimes honourable men and women who’ve served the silver screen since The Keystone Cops whizzed around in early 1900s monochrome.

It’s important to note that passing through the holding cell reveals a couple of badge holders who you’d ordinarily find marked out for distinction on a list like this.
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How Will The Simpsons Finally End?

Mark Harrison May 16, 2019

As Season 30 comes to a close, The Simpsons is still going. What form will the inevitable series finale take?

This article comes from Den of Geek UK.

For argument’s sake, let’s say that The Simpsons has to end someday. Granted, it’s not a show that has exhibited any of the obvious signs of being finite. The season 30 finale just premiered on Fox and as the show enters Disney’s domain, at least two more seasons have been greenlit.

Many would remark that the show has now been “not so great” for longer than it was ever great in the first place, but then any show is going to struggle to live up to the heyday of The Simpsons, let alone The Simpsons itself after two more decades.

The show itself has been making jokes about its own inability to end since at least Season 13’s "Gump Roast,
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Bob's Burgers Movie Gets Summer 2020 Release Date at Disney

Disney is moving ahead as planned with the Bob's Burgers movie and the studio has confirmed the big screen version of the hit animated comedy will arrive in 2020. While the movie had been announced previously, it was far from a guarantee, given the implications of the Disney/Fox deal, which finally closed in March. Since then, Disney has been giving the ax to certain projects and they've been doing a lot of shuffling around with their release calendar. So nothing in regards to this particular project was set in stone. But Bob and the gang will be making their feature debut on schedule.

This information was revealed by Disney, who recently updated their entire release schedule, including projects they inherited from Fox, with some titles dating up through 2027. There were a lot of tidbits included in that schedule. One of them being that the studio lists Bob's Burgers for July
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Disney Serves ‘Bob’s Burgers’ the Movie an Official 2020 Release Date

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Big news for fans of food puns and touching butts: The Belcher family’s big screen debut has an official date. Disney announced on Tuesday its release plans for the next several years, and included in the reveal was the news that “Bob’s Burgers,” the film, is officially confirmed to premiere on July 17, 2020.

Featuring the voices of H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, Larry Murphy, John Roberts, and Kristen Schaal, the adventures of a hardscrabble family running a small burger restaurant has been a cornerstone of the Fox animation lineup since 2011. Based on its success, the “Bob’s Burgers” movie was officially ordered in 2017, with series creator Loren Bouchard saying then:

“We’re thrilled to be invited to bring Bob’s Burgers to the big screen. We know the movie has to scratch every itch the fans of the show have ever had, but it also has to
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Fox Layoffs: Distribution and Marketing Leaders Out

  • Variety
Layoffs have hit Fox following the entertainment company’s sale to Disney.

The staff cuts are hitting employees at the Svp, Evp, and president level. Senior staff is expected to be among the first to be impacted. However, the cuts will be deep, with the ax falling hardest of Fox’s film team. There could be as many as 4,000 jobs cut in the merger, according to some reports. On the studio side, the first wave of job losses is relatively small and targeted.

One of the most prominent names to lose his post is domestic distribution head Chris Aronson, a fixture at Fox, who was given his 60 day notice on Thursday. The blunt-spoken Aronson helped oversee the rollout of such Fox hits as “Life of Pi,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and “Kingsman.”

“It has been an honor and a privilege to lead the domestic distribution team, which I consider to be the gold standard in the business,
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Filmart: Chinese animation industry eyeing international audiences

Chinese-foreign animation alliances were discussed by execs from Huayi Brothers and iQiyi Pictures.

China’s animation industry is starting to explore international markets, but with a more realistic view of what works outside China, said speakers on a panel about Chinese-foreign animation alliances at Filmart yesterday.

“It’s harder to please both East and West – you can try to make content that is successful in other markets, but you have to gear it to one side or the other,” said Joe Aguilar, CEO of Huayi Brothers Wink Animation. “Trying to be in the middle is just confusing for audiences.”

Aguilar explained Wink’s business model,
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The Simpsons Season 31 and 32 Renewed by Fox

Tony Sokol Feb 6, 2019

The Simpsons, the longest-running primetime scripted show in TV history, goes on even longer.

"As long as you’re on TV people will respect you," Bart Simpson noticed on the season 7 episode of The Simpsons, "Bart the Fink." More than a generaton later, the animated series is reaping itsr regards, and making history yet again. Fox renewed The Simpsons for seasons 31 and 32. By the end of that renewal, the series will have produced 713 episodes.

“Woo hoo! 32 Seasons," Homer Simpson said in a statement. "Watch your back Meet the Press.”

The Simpsons is already the longest-running primetime scripted show in television history, having beat Gunsmoke, and is currently airing its historic 30th season. The series exploded into a cultural phenomenon in 1990 and has remained one of the most groundbreaking and innovative entertainment franchises, recognizable throughout the world.

Further reading: The Simpsons Christmas Episodes Are Cost-Effective Chimneys of Horror
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How Not To Watch The Super Bowl: Sunday’s TV Counterprogramming

  • Deadline
Last year, the Super Bowl drew 103.4 million total viewers, and while that was the lowest total for the NFL championship game/American cultural event in nine years, it also was the 10th-most-watched program in American TV history. You can expect that number to rise this year with CBS’ broadcast from Atlanta featuring two major-market teams in the Los Angeles Rams and the love-them-or-hate-them-but-always-watch-them New England Patriots, and of course the ads in between that keep the water cooler bubbling for days.

Still, it means more than 200 million Americans won’t watch the game, which means they’ll need something else to look at. Broadcasters and streamers not named CBS or CBS All Access will have you covered again this year on that front, setting up counterprogramming with puppies, cats and marathons galore.

So here’s a brief rundown of how not to watch Super Bowl Liii,
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‘Simpsons’ Producer David Mirkin Developing Sci-Fi Dramedy for YouTube

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‘Simpsons’ Producer David Mirkin Developing Sci-Fi Dramedy for YouTube
Longtime “The Simpsons” producer David Mirkin is working up sci-fi drama-comedy series “Jeff of the Universe” for YouTube Premium. Mirkin is teaming up with producer and distributor Dynamic Television on the live-action project.

Mirkin will write, direct, and executive produce the series. Daniel March and Holly Hines will exec produce for Dynamic alongside Todd Berger and former Fox and Endemol Shine exec Emiliano Calemzuk.

Few plot details were released, but Mirkin said: “Many have desperately tried to keep the stunning, disturbing, life-changing secrets exposed in ‘Jeff of the Universe’ from ever becoming public which is why I am so thrilled to be working with the brave folks at YouTube Premium and Dynamic Television. In addition, they are giving us a totally unlimited budget. At least that is what I am assuming.”

“David is an incredible storyteller who consistently creates these iconic characters and series. Getting to work with him and
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Fox developing The Simpsons, Family Guy and Bob’s Burgers movies

In an article over at The Wall Street Journal discussing the impending 20th Century Fox takeover by The Walt Disney Company, it has been revealed that Fox is in development on a second Simpsons movie, as well as a live-action/animation hybrid Family Guy film and a Bob’s Burgers feature.

The Simpsons news isn’t entirely unexpected, as there have been several comments from the likes of Al Jean and James L. Brooks over the years suggesting that Fox was very keen on the idea of a follow up to 2007’s The Simpsons Movie. Similarly, Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane has teased a possible movie for over a decade now, stating back in 2005 that it would happen “soon”.

The WSJ article doesn’t give any indication how far along the development process any of these three projects are, but it does confirm that Disney intends on finishing and releasing
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Family Guy Movie in the Works with Live-Action Elements?

In a new report about the state of affairs at Fox with the latest Disney merger news, it reveals that Fox Animation has been developing a Family Guy movie that will contain live-action elements. This certainly sounds like something that series creator Seth MacFarlane would dare to pull off. In addition, it was also revealed that a Bob's Burger feature-length film is being developed as well along with The Simpsons Movie 2. However, these plans could be put into jeopardy with the Fox and Disney merger.

According to people close to the projects, the Family Guy movie will contain live-action elements, which sounds pretty interesting. It would be the first time on the big screen for the wildly popular series, and it's something that fans have asked about for years. The Simpsons Movie didn't come out until 2007, and it was teased for years, so the idea of a Family Guy movie
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The Simpsons Movie 2 Reportedly in Development at Fox

There has been a lot of excitement surrounding the Disney and Fox deal, mostly having to do with the Marvel implications as well as how much more of a juggernaut Disney will become at the box office. A new report reveals that the long-awaited sequel to The Simpsons Movie is currently in development at Fox. This is definitely exciting news for fans who have been waiting for The Simpsons Movie 2 to hit theaters for over a decade. But, could the merger have a negative impact on the sequel seeing the light of day?

In addition to The Simpsons Movie 2, the latest report states that a Bob's Burger movie as well as a Family Guy movie are also in development at Fox. Upon the 10th anniversary of the world's introduction to Spider-Pig last year, The Simpsons Movie writer-producer Al Jean and director David Silverman admitted that a follow-up could happen, but
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Matt Groening to Appear on Late Night for First Time in a Decade

Matt Groening to Appear on Late Night for First Time in a Decade
Matt Groening is set to appear on late-night TV for the first time in more than a decade. 

The Simpsons creator will stop by NBC's Late Night With Seth Meyers on Thursday to promote his upcoming Netflix show, Disenchantment. Meyers' other guests will include Jessica Biel and Awkwafina. 

Groening previously appeared on Late Night With Conan O'Brien (a former Simpsons writer himself) in 1994 for the show and again in 2007 to promote The Simpsons Movie. His first late-night appearance was on Late Night With David Letterman in 1989 to promote the pilot for The Simpsons.

The press-shy Groening has granted a number of interviews ...
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‘The Simpsons’ Producer David Mirkin Directing Sally Thorne Novel ‘The Hating Game’ For Big Screen

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‘The Simpsons’ Producer David Mirkin Directing Sally Thorne Novel ‘The Hating Game’ For Big Screen
Exclusive: Four-time Emmy winning The Simpsons producer David Mirkin is set to direct the feature film comedy The Hating Game, based on the USA Today bestselling novel by Sally Thorne.

Christina Mengert adapted the book. Claude Dal Farra, Brice Dal Farra, and Brian Keady of Bcdf Pictures are producers.

The Hating Game tells the story of kind-hearted Lucy Hutton and her cold-efficient nemesis Joshua Templeton. Resolving to achieve professional success without compromising her ethics, Lucy embarks on a ruthless game of one-upmanship against Joshua, a rivalry that is impossibly complicated by her growing attraction to him.

Mirkin’s directing credits include Mira Sorvino and Lisa Kudrow cult classic Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion and Heartbreakers which starred Gene Hackman, Sigourney Weaver, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Zach Galifianakis and Sarah Silverman. Mirkin is a longtime writer/producer of Fox’s The Simpsons and also co-wrote The Simpsons Movie
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