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 »
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 »
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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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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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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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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Netflix is expanding its animated sphere with a new series by animation master Matt Groening.
The streaming service has picked up Disenchantment, an adult animated comedy fantasy series by the Futurama and The Simpsons creator. 20 episodes have already been confirmed to be ordered, with a possibility for more.
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Posted on Saturday, January 16th, 2016 by Angie Han
As the creator of The Simpsons and Futurama — two of the most beloved animated series of… well, ever — Matt Groening‘s name will always loom large in pop culture. And now he’s preparing to add one more show to his already impressive legacy. Groening is reportedly in talks with Netflix to create a new animated series. Read More »
Hey-Diddly-Ho, Neighbor-eeno! What if I told you there was a metal band called Okilly Dokilly inspired by the The Simpsons’ overly kind, Jesus-loving, bespectacled, mustachioed neighbor Ned Flanders? Would you be excited? Because this is a real band, purporting to be the first and only “Nedal” band. Get it?
Straight from Arizona, every member of this band is dressed as Ned Flanders, and their names are all different rhyming versions of the character. There’s Head Ned on vocals, Red Ned on Synth, Thread Ned on bass, Stead Ned on guitar and Bled Ned on drums. And if you’re curious as to what a Ned Flanders metal band sounds like, you can check out their demo below. Read More »
Even the creators of The Simpsons know we love the old stuff. Specifically, the first 10 to 12 seasons. That’s the period in which Matt Groening‘s iconic yellow family took the world by storm and became a television institution. Since then many fans have fallen off the show, citing a decline in quality, and maybe that decline is a fact. But The Simpsons endures. This year is the 25th anniversary of the show, making it the longest-running sitcom in U.S. history.
To celebrate the anniversary, The Simpsons took over legendary Los Angeles concert venue The Hollywood Bowl for a three night concert event called The Simpsons Take the Bowl. Hosted by Hank Azaria (the voice of Moe, Ape, Chief Wiggum and many others), the event featured a slew of guest stars performing songs and score from The Simpsons, with a strong focus on the early years. Mainly, songs from the 1997 album Songs in the Key of Springfield, including The Monorail Song, Who Needs the Kwik-E-Mart, The Stonecutters Song, Happy Birthday Lisa and others. This being Hollywood, there were some references to The Simpsons Movie, too, and Hans Zimmer live-conducting the score to the Oscar-nominated short, The Longest Daycare.
Basically, if you loved The Simpsons as a child or adult, it was a simply fantastic evening of entertainment. And, if you couldn’t be there, several of the numbers from the evening have been uploaded online. Check them out below. Read More »