Alone! I’m alone! I’m a lonely, insignificant speck on a has-been planet orbited by a cold, indifferent sun!— Homer
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.
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.
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.”
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!!
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.
Fan-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.