Batman: Year of the Dragon

What can we expect from the second season of Batwoman? Who is lending their voices to the animated DC Comics movie Justice Society: World War II? Want to see a new clip from Batman: Year of the Dragon? What idea did James Gunn steal from fan theories for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2? Want to know the origin story of Comic Book Guy from The Simpsons? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Planes Trains and Automobiles First Cut

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, find out about the much longer cut of Planes, Trains, and Automobiles and what ended up on the cutting room floor. Plus, take a tour of Walt Disney‘s office with the director of Walt Disney Archives, and finally, learn how you can make your very owned “Steamed Hams” inspired by one of the most memorable scenes from The Simpsons. Read More »

The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror Collection

About six months ago, Disney+ introduced various collections of The Simpsons episodes with some recurring themes that have appeared over the years. There’s a collection of episodes following the family taking various trips, another collection featuring all of their sports-related antics, and even a collection of episodes that contain the frequently surprising prescient predictions that the show somehow made, such as Disney buying 20th Century Fox and Donald Trump becoming president. However, the one that was frustratingly missing was a collection of all the Halloween-themed Treehouse of Horror episodes. Thankfully, that has changed this month. Read More »

nicolas cage as frank grimes

Once upon a time, The Simpsons was a great show. And one of its very best episodes was season 8’s “Homer’s Enemy,” in which hard-working guy Frank Grimes lands a job at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant and grows horrified at the constant buffoonery of Homer Simpson, the plant’s safety inspector who is perpetually drunk, stupid, or taking a nap in a radiation suit still hung on a hook. Simpsons player Hank Azaria famously voiced Grimes, or “Grimey,” as he liked to be called, but at one point a very different – and very famous – actor was considered for the role: Nicolas Cage.

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the simpsons carl voice actor

Three years ago, Hari Kondabolu released a documentary called The Problem with Apu, which snowballed into a years-long discussion about The Simpsons and the racial stereotypes it may have perpetuated with a mostly white writer’s room and voice cast. Earlier this year, it resulted in Hank Azaria stepping down from voicing Apu to leave room for an actual Indian actor to voice the character.

And what of the other character of color who Azaria voiced, Carl Carlson? Black actor Alex Désert has made his debut as Homer Simpson’s nuclear plant coworker in the season 32 premiere, replacing Azaria after 30-plus years.

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The Simpsons Vans Collection

There has been so much merchandise based on The Simpsons that you could probably fill an entire museum with it all. Most of it isn’t anything that you want to keep forever, but this new collection of Vans apparel and accessories inspired by the animated series is quite a stylish set of clothing that you can wear for years. Check out The Simpsons Vans collection below. Read More »

Iron Man VFX Evolution

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, see how the visual effects that bring Iron Man to life on the big screen have evolved from the character’s first movie in 2008 through the past decade. Plus, watch the famous “Steamed Hams” scene from The Simpsons recreated as a music video mash-up with A-Ha’s “Take on Me,” and learn how to draw a Disney castle from a Disney Imagineer. Read More »

Every Homer Simpson Job

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, take a look back at every single job Homer Simpson has ever had throughout the many seasons of The Simpsons. Plus, potential dramatic TV actress Emmy contenders like Jennifer Aniston, Zendaya, Reese Withersoon, Janelle Monáe and more sit down for a roundtable discussion for The Hollywood Reporter. And finally, watch a vintage clip of Carl Reiner in his first appearance on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Read More »

The Simpsons - Carl and Dr. Hibbert

Back at the beginning of the year, Hank Azaria decided to vacate the role of convenience store owner Apu on The Simpsons after the character became embroiled in controversy for not just encouraging stereotypes of Indian characters, but for being voiced by an actor who was white. Now The Simpsons will be following suit across the board by no longer having white actors voice any characters of color from here on out.

The Simpsons isn’t the only FOX animated series making changes with how they cast characters of color. Family Guy voice actor Mike Henry will be walking away from voicing the role of Cleveland Brown, a character he has played since the beginning of the series back in 1999. Read More »

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Kung Fu Hustle Stunts

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch as stuntmen react to the incredible martial arts action of Kung Fu Hustle, as well as some famous TV fight scenes from Netflix and HBO. Plus, go behind the scenes of Judd Apatow‘s comedy The King of Staten Island starring Pete Davidson, and The Simpsons voice actress Nancy Cartwright improvises voices for eight new cartoon characters. Read More »