simpsons predicted fox deal

Today, it was officially announced that Disney would purchase key assets of 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion. The fallout from this will be massive and could radically reshape the film industry as we know it. A lot of cool stuff could happen. A lot of bad things will probably happen.

But until we can see the shape of what’s to come, we can only sit back and make jokes. Or rather, remember jokes that The Simpsons made nearly 20 years ago that predicted that Disney would buy Fox. Which means that The Simpsons predicted their future overlords.

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The Simpsons House Redesigned

You’d be hard-pressed to find a more iconic television residence than that of the house in which The Simpsons reside. Located at 742 Evergreen Terrace in Springfield, Somwhere, the two-story house is easily recognizable, and not just because it’s a cartoon. But what if the house was given a makeover?

Don’t worry, The Simpsons creators and executive producers aren’t looking to overhaul the house that The Simpsons have called home for 29 seasons and counting. But some architecture experts decided to give The Simpsons house a drastic change by redesigning it in eight different styles. It’s a pretty cool little project. Read More »

LEGO Dimensions Discontinued

It goes without saying that /Film is not a video game site. But whenever there’s news regarding video games with ties to our favorite movies and TV shows, we think it’s worth reporting. That’s why we’re here with a disappointing update from The LEGO Group regarding their building block multiverse in the video game LEGO Dimensions.

After creating a video game that combined the worlds of Ghostbusters, Gremlins, Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Jurassic World, E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, The Simpsons, Back to the Future, Knight Rider and many more, The LEGO Group, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games have decided not to create anymore new expansion packs for the video game. Find out more below. Read More »

The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror

Tonight brings the latest installment of “Treehouse of Horror,” the ongoing Halloween-themed episodes of The Simpsons that air around the spooky holiday every single season. FOX has released a new preview of their Sunday night programming block, including our first glimpse at “Treehouse of Horror XXVIII.”

As we heard previously, the episode will have a Coraline-inspired segment, which will include a role for author Neil Gaiman, and the preview shows off part of the stop-motion animated segment debuting tonight. Plus, Maggie gets possessed by an ancient demon and Homer cannibalizes himself. Check out the preview below for a sneak peek and also get the schedule for FXX’s extensive “Treehouse of Horror” marathon happening this month. Read More »

morgan spurlock simpsons

The Golden Age of the The Simpsons may be long gone, but far be it from the long-running Fox animated series to remind us of the glory days.

The latest reminder comes in the form of a mockumentary directed from Super Size Me director Morgan Spurlock in honor of one of The Simpsons greats: “Homer at the Bat.” Believe it or not, it’s been 25 years since that episode first aired, and The Simpsons is going above and beyond to celebrate its anniversary.

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the simpsons game of thrones joke

The 29th season of The Simpsons premiered last night. Season 29. Goodness gracious.

Anyway, the episode takes place outside of the usual Simpsons canon (if you want to call this show’s sprawling, intentionally contradictory world that), transporting viewers to a fantasy realm populated by characters from the long-running animated series. And yes, there was a Game of Thrones joke. And yes, it was a Game of Thrones joke delivered through a very familiar Simpsons joke template. And yes, you can watch it right here.

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The Simpsons Showrunner Interview

Every summer at the Fox party for the Television Critics Association, I catch up with Al Jean. The showrunner of The Simpsons is always dutifully there, as the show is renewed through season 30 and Fox execs have given every impression of wanting to keep it going. I still have new questions for Jean every year because I’ve watched The Simpsons since they spun off the Tracey Ullman Show shorts in 1989 and every year adds new developments in Springfield.

This interview for season 29 happened before the show let composer Alf Clauson go, oherwise I definitely would have asked about it. That’ll be in next year’s interview, but this interview covers another Simpsons milestone (they will have produced more episodes of television than Gunsmoke), the new Halloween episode and season 18 DVDs. The Simpsons returns Sunday, October 1 on Fox.

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neil gaiman treehouse of horror

The Simpsons are reviving their collaboration with renowned science fiction and horror writer Neil Gaiman for the show’s annual “Treehouse of Horror” episode in a positively purr-fect partnership.

But instead of a cameo from an animated version of the author himself, Gaiman will be voicing a character from a familiar story of his.

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Stephen King's It Game

In this edition of TV Bits:

  • Amazon reveals the first Lore trailer.
  • An It actor joins the cast of Locke & Key.
  • Netflix has developed its own strains of weed.
  • The truth behind Bryan Fuller parting with Star Trek: Discovery.
  • And more!

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william friedkin treehouse of horror

Who better to cameo in The Simpsons annual “Treehouse of Horror” special than one of the masters of horror himself?

William Friedkin, the director of the 1973 horror classic The Exorcist, will make a cameo in the Fox animated show’s annual horror special, “Treehouse of Horror XXVIII.”

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