The Simpsons Style Guide

The Simpsons has a distinct animation style, and that’s thanks to the talented animators who have been working on the series for years. Because that style is so integral to the overall vibe of The Simpsons, there’s a massive style guide for animators to follow so the characters are never feel off from their original design. If you want to see the kind of rules there are for animating The Simpsons, you can see a couple pages from an early style guide thanks to former showrunner Josh Weinstein. Read More »

disenchantment part 2 trailer

In part 2 of Disenchantment, Dreamland is going to hell. Literally. The second part of Disenchantment season 1 is coming soon to Netflix, which has released an official trailer for Matt Groening‘s animated fantasy-comedy series. Part 2 picks up immediately after the events of part 1, where things have turned a little…rocky for the residents of Dreamland. It’s up to Bean (Abbi Jacobson) to save her kingdom, and she may have to venture into the depths of hell to do it. Watch the Disenchantment part 2 trailer below.

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disenchantment renewed

Netflix has renewed Disenchantment for not just one, but two seasons. The Matt Groening fantasy animated series has been picked up for season 3 and 4 by the streaming giant. The news of Disenchantment’s renewal was announced in a cute animated teaser that teases the new episodes set to air in 2019, 2020, and 2021.

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The Simpsons Michael Jackson Episode

In the early days of The Simpsons, one of the most highly publicized episodes was “Stark Raving Dad,” featuring a mental patient character named Leon Kompowsky. That’s because the character, who thought he was Michael Jackson, was supposedly voiced by the King of Pop himself. But for years, fans of The Simpsons weren’t sure if Michael Jackson really voiced the character or if it was all some kind of prank. Now we have our answer. Read More »

Disenchantment Reviews

After diving into suburban family life and the distant future with The Simpsons and Futurama, animation icon Matt Groening is bringing his trademark humor into the distant past with his fantasy comedy series Disenchantment on Netflix. But does Groening, whose shows have lost their bite in later seasons, even for longtime fans, have what it takes to head into new territory and create something refreshing? Or are we looking at a similar run of jokes in a premise that isn’t quite living up to its potential?

The first Disenchantment reviews are in, and while many of them see potential in the episodes sent out to critics ahead of the show’s premiere, more of them think the show lacks fresh comedy and appears to be missing something that made Matt Groeninig’s previous efforts so memorable and enjoyable. However, there are those who think the show eventually finds its footing and will come into its own, just as The Simpsons and Futurama did. Read More »

disenchantment trailer

Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons and Futurama, heads to Netflix with Disenchantment, a very-funny looking new animated series set within a fantasy realm. Groening and his team appear to be creating a series that owes more to Futurama than it does The Simpsons, right down to the voice actors and animation style. Watch the hilarious new Disenchantment trailer below.  Read More »

disenchantment trailer

Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons and Futurama, is headed to Netflix with Disenchantment. The new animated series looks very much like a reboot of Futurama set in the far past instead of the distant future, right down to the animation style and voice cast – and I’m a-okay with that. Watch the Disenchantment trailer below.

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disenchantment first look

Update: More images have been released of Disenchantment, as well as the show’s month of release. Disenchantment will hit Netflix in August 2018. See more below.

Matt Groening will be leaving his longtime home at Fox to tell his latest tale. After two years in development hell, Disenchantment is coming to Netflix. And a first look is here.

Groening’s adult animated fantasy series follows an alcoholic princess in the medieval kingdom of Dreamland and stars a who’s who of cult comedy stars, including Abbi Jacobson of Broad City, Nat Faxon, and Eric Andre. Now you can get a first look at the characters that will be sure to capture your imagination,  just like Groening’s other animated staples The Simpsons and Futurama.

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apu controversy

The problem with Apu doesn’t seem like it will be solved any time soon. The Simpsons, which just hit a record-breaking 636 episodes, has been criticized for the Indian stereotypes pushed by its long-running character Apu, the Kwik-E-Mart owner voiced by Hank Azaria. And while the Fox sitcom dismissed the Apu controversy in a recent episode — igniting even more controversy — some people are willing to do something about it.

Castlevania producer Adi Shankar challenged writers to “fix” Apu, starting a contest to rewrite the character without mocking Indian stereotypes. But just as Shankar took us in a step in the right direction, The Simpsons creator Matt Groening took us one step back, doubling down on the show’s polarizing response.

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Futurama on Syfy

Crack open a can of Slurm in celebration – Futurama is coming to Syfy. The hit animated show from The Simpsons creator Matt Groening will make its way to the genre-centric channel next month.

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