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Guest stars for 19th Season

Simpsons News — Posted 26 Jul, 2007 by Scott

Even with the massive hype surrounding The Simpsons Movie, we haven't forgotten that the television show is still ongoing.

A list of celebrities starring in upcoming episodes was released recently.

Jack Black, Lionel Richie, Placido Domingo, Topher Grace, Steve Buscemi, Jon Stewart, Dan Rather and 'Frasier' trio Kelsey Grammer, David Hyde Pierce and John Mahoney will all be lending their voices to the show.

The new series of The Simpsons starts on 23 September.


LA Weekly Cover Story Matt Groening: Life Is Swell

Simpsons News — Posted 25 Jul, 2007 by Scott

If you live in the LA area then make sure to pick up this week's free copy of LA Weekly. In his 30 Los Angeles years, Matt Groening has never been busier than he’s been over the past few months: The Simpsons recently broadcast its 400th episode and shows no signs of slowing down. Futurama’s back in production (although not necessarily for prime time). He’s got a new book out, an empire to oversee, his Life in Hell deadline each week, two teenage sons and, of course, The Simpsons Movie.

It takes us two months of scheduling, but eventually Groening and I arrive at his beach house, at sunset. I’ve been here once before, for late-night pizza and beer with six or seven others after a mutual friend’s art opening. This familiarity saves us a good 10 minutes of precious interview time — 10 minutes I’d otherwise have to spend jaw-dropping and eye-popping; it’s that kind of a house. Huge, but not ostentatious; just big and friendly, with high ceilings, good light, good art and beverages. We grab a few beers and head out back, along the stepping stones and past the pool to a pair of immense sliding walls. Groening opens one, I open the other, and we’re left standing on sand about 40 feet from the Pacific, with nothing between us and the water, and nothing between the water and the sky.

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Simpsons Movie Artwork Official Release

Simpsons News — Posted 20 Jul, 2007 by Scott

The Simpsons movie is only one week away from being released but for art collectors the opportunity to own a little piece of The Simpsons Movie artwork is already possible. The Wonderful World of Animation Gallery is the exclusive gallery to have this release to the public. Collectors can now order one of the limited Giclees (limited to 195 pieces) or one of the NEW media "Pix-cels" which are limited to 250 pieces. The pix-cels are an exciting new format which makes the cel look 3D and is clear and more crisp than ever.

We found out these pieces are going very fast so make sure to order from the gallery fast. Mention that you found out about the art from this site for any specials which may be available.

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EA Mobile Launches New Simpsons Game

Simpsons News — Posted 20 Jul, 2007 by Scott

Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) today announced The Simpsons™: Minutes to Meltdown, an original game developed exclusively for mobile phones starring the world’s favorite animated family. Created in conjunction with Fox Mobile Entertainment and Gracie Films, Minutes to Meltdown takes mobile gamers on a fast-paced, action-packed adventure through Springfield. The game, which features Homer and a colorful cast of Springfieldians, can now be downloaded directly from major wireless carriers in North America and Europe and on the web via Jamster (www.jamster.com).

In Minutes to Meltdown, gamers guide Homer as he races against the clock and rushes through Springfield in order to stop a meltdown at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant. Players start in the Simpsons’ home then progress through fun, mobile-friendly missions in their quest. Along the way, players will interact with Bart, Mr. Burns, Apu and more of their favorite Springfieldians.

“The Simpsons are an internationally favorite family with the TV show airing in over 50 countries,” said Mitch Feinman, SVP, Fox Mobile Entertainment. “Fans of The Simpsons and gamers alike are going to love Minutes to Meltdown. It’s easy-to-use but hard-to-master and provides you a chance to experience life in Springfield.”

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Simpsons in August's Harper's Bazaar

Simpsons News — Posted 20 Jul, 2007 by Scott

Send Marge Simpson to Paris and she really lets her hair down!

Marge and her family take France and the fashion world by storm in the August issue of Harper’s Bazaar in a cartoon spread that transforms the less-than-chic suburban family into pictures of urban sophistication.

Supermodel Linda Evangelista — or at least her Simpsonized alter ego with wide eyes and a dark angular haircut — serves as their tour guide, taking the Simpsons into the ateliers of Donatella Versace, Karl Lagerfeld of Chanel, Alber Elbaz of Lanvin, among others.

After all, they do need to ramp up their glam factor at Marge, Homer, Bart, Lisa and the gang get ready for their big-screen debut in “The Simpsons Movie,” which opens July 27.

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10in QEE D.I.Y. Project: Bart Simpson Exhibit

Simpsons News — Posted 19 Jul, 2007 by Scott

Toy2R and Diamond Comics are proud to announce the 10" QEE D.I.Y. Project: Bart Simpson Exhibit - August 1st at Meltdown Comics, Los Angeles

Celebrating the opening of the first Simpsons Movie and on the heels of the San Deigo Comic Con, you're invited to head down to Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles to Meltdown Comics (Melt Gallery) to see the 10" Qee Custom D.I.Y. Exhibit on August 1st from 7:00pm to 11:00pm. This will be the first gallery stop on the worldwide tour which includes stops in New York, Paris, Chicago, Florence, and Hong Kong. More than 50 different custom Bart Simpson Qees will be on display from artists including:

Matt Groening, Attaboy, Tyson Summers, adidas, Moody, Sam Fout, Jim Koch, Nicoles Chevallier, David Lanham, DYZLA, Lounge Kat, Triclops, Matt Sharp, Mark Nagata,
Doink, Veggie Something, Baby 168, Inu Art, Sasha Huber, Vincent Skoglund, ODM, Sarah Sa, KW, ColorWeekly, Thick Magazine, Nada One, Joey Potts, DGPH, Akira Yamaguchi, B, Wing, October Toys, Alan Yip, Bernhardt Geyer, Chad Carothers, Toy2R and many more!!

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Toy2R Announces Bart 2.5in. Line

Simpsons News — Posted 09 Jul, 2007 by Scott

Toy2R fans, Simpson fans and vinyl toy collectors will be happy to hear that the Hong Kong based toy company, Toy2R, has announced that they will soon be releasing 2.5 inch Bart Qee's with different designs. As usual these items will be blond box so you dont know which one you get one when you the box and usually go for $5-7. This release will come soon after the already announced 8 inch version of the regular Bart Qee. The company has already said they will be making other characters in the near future and have more announcements during ComicCon. These toys as well as other Toy2R and vinyl toys will be available at our Store.

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Sababa Toys Releases New Games

Simpsons News — Posted 09 Jul, 2007 by Scott

Game night just got a little better with the newest Simpsons Games just released by Sababa Toys. The new games include the Simpsons version of Othello and a new version of Simpsons Dominos where instead of dots you match up character faces. Both games go for under $20 and can be found at your local Border stores as well as other stores which carry board games.

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Cover Your Walls with Fathead

Simpsons News — Posted 09 Jul, 2007 by Scott

Hey fans, feeling that your walls are a little bland? Well now you want to decorate your room in a new cool way by placing Homer or Bart and a few other items right on your wall. Fathead has made in the past sports figures but have turned to the Simpsons to fans like us. You can visit them on their website and buy the packages for around $65.

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Simpson Crazy nominated for award(s)

Simpsons News — Posted 07 Jun, 2007 by Scott

Simpsons ZipFan-site Simpsons Zip, one of the most original Simpsons sites on the net, has opened up its Choice '07 awards. Simpson Crazy has been nominated in three categories: Choice Website, Choice Owner, and Choice Activity.

To see all the awards, view the sites (which are all worthy nominees) and find out how to vote, simply head on over to the voting page.

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