On Saturday night there was a special event open to the public entitled, “An Evening with Matt Groening.” It was a sell out crowd. The Doozies creator Tom Gammill introduced and interviewed Life in Hell, The Simpsons and Futurama creator Matt Groening. The opened the evening with a 2 minute montage of clips for The […]
Deadline.com is reporting that movie and TV mogal Jerry Bruckheimer is working to create a half hour live action comedy sit com based on Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman’s Zits comic strip. Donald Todd, who was the co-creator, executive producer of the ABC comedy Samantha Who? is the writer-producer for this script.
Stu Rees emails to ask the following question: I need help compiling a list of television shows and movies where animals and humans talk to each other without any explanation of how it’s possible (magic, etc.). So far I have: Stuart Little Family Guy Tales of Despereaux Dilbert (tv show) Mr. Ed I’m also be […]
Dreamworks and NBC are scheduling a several half-hour holiday specials this fall according to Hollywood Reporter. Scared Shrekless is a Halloween special set to air on October 28. Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special will air a special on Nov. 24 with Merry Madagascar.
The LA Times reports that Spy vs. Spy and other MAD Magazine classic cartoons are now on the Cartoon Network as a 15 minute comedy show. Noelene Clark has posted an interview with the show’s producers Mark Marek and Kevin Shinick. NC: How did the idea for a Mad magazine-inspired cartoon end up on Cartoon […]
Peanuts Worldwide, the newly formed joint venture between Iconix Brand Group (Nasdaq: ICON) and Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates today announced that it has signed a new five year deal with ABC Network for the popular PEANUTS animated holiday specials. The beloved Emmy Award winning specials, including the iconic “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” “A Charlie […]
The Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder has created another tempest in a teapot after the June 20th episode ran making fun of Tyler Perry. A reportedly infuriated Perry retaliated behind the scenes. Rumors began circulating days after the installment aired June 20 that an enraged Perry fired members of his staff due to possible leaks. Last […]
Back in April I reported that the Looney Tunes were back in production for a Looney Tunes animated series on the Cartoon Network. Collider.com has the first images of the series. Here is the press release: This year marks a return to the big screen for Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote, two of the […]
Matt Groening’s character, Home Simpson, has been named by Entertainment Weekly as “the most recognizable and greatest character created for TV and Film of the last 20 years.” “People can relate to Homer because we’re all secretly propelled by desires we can’t admit to,” Groening was quoted as telling Entertainment Weekly. “Homer is launching himself […]
The 2010 Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year has been awarded to Bizarro creator Dan Piraro. Dan’s panel Bizarro has been in syndication since 1986. He has been a nominee for the big prize several times before. In fact, when the list of nominees leaked this year, I asked Dan for a response. […]
The National Cartoonists Society has their annual Reuben Awards weekend. Winners of the division awards are in bold. FEATURE ANIMATION Ronnie del Carmen – Storyboard Artist – “Up” Tomm Moore – Director – “The Secret of Kells” Barry Reynolds – Character Designer – “The Secret of Kells” NEWSPAPER ILLUSTRATION Bob Rich Tom Richmond Robert Sanchuk […]
Posted on: May 29, 2010, Section: Animation, Awards, Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Greeting Cards, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Television, Comments: 3 Comments
» Via Richard Thompson and Mike Rhode comes news that Steve Brodner will be on PBS’ Need to Know program tonight. Check the schedule to see when it broadcasts in your area. » Speaking of Richard Thompson, check out his new Cul de Sac website. » While much discussion is made regarding the threats to […]
An article on Foxnews.com reports the chilling effect the South Park threats and the New York Times bombing attempt have had on the topic of Islam in the media. In the current, supercharged climate, it just isn’t worth endangering the safety of an entire production staff or network by pursuing a storyline that Muslim extremists […]
Comedy Central has announced that Matt Groening’s Futurama will be returning to air on June 24th of this year. Here’s the released teaser: Futurama Weeknights, 9p/8c
Caught by Comics Riff: MacFarlane, speaking in a Reuters Television interview, said the Arizona law was more shocking than his own irreverent, hot-button shows. His animated comedies “Family Guy,” “American Dad” and “The Cleveland Show” all air on Fox. “It’s too much. It’s kind of a slap in the face, it’s not the way to […]