Creator Matt Groening, star Yeardley Smith and the producers of The Simpsons previewed the new “Treehouse of Horror” episode for a Comic-Con International audience, answered questions, and were surprised by a special guest.
With the news that Russell Brand is following Jonah Hill’s lead and creating and voicing a new animated series for Fox, I’ve started to wonder: Are we close to animation becoming mainstream television entertainment for the second time?
Author Neil Gaiman talks about lending his voice to this week’s episode of The Simpsons, his thoughts on Twilight and teen literature, and his own career.
Fox has released a poster for the 22nd installment of “Treehouse of Horror,” the annual Halloween episode of The Simpsons, which airs Oct. 30.
The actor, who voices such characters as Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders and Principal Skinner, said he’d agree to a 70-percent pay cut if Fox would would allow him to share in the show’s profits.
It’s looking more and more likely that The Simpsons will be coming to an end sometime within the next three or so years.
Fox has asked the cast of The Simpsons to take a 45 percent pay cut, saying, “we cannot produce future seasons under its current financial model.”
Fox is reportedly having some early discussions about offering a channel devoted entirely to delivering episodes of The Simpsons.
Fox announced today that it has renewed The Simpsons for a 23rd season, allowing the animated series to surpass the 500-episode mark. The show’s current season, which began in September, has generated plenty of buzz with cameos by Mark Zuckerberg and Daniel Radcliffe, and an upcoming appearance by Katy Perry.