Sunday, December 25, 2005

Happy Holidays!

You can deck the halls with this spiffy Christmas poster courtesy of Bill Morrison and Bongo Comics, available in Simpsons Comics #113!

Monday, December 12, 2005

Futurama Relaunch

Off the planet

by Michael Idato
December 12, 2005

Matt Groening has faith in the relaunch of Futurama, writes Michael Idato.

"Three months ago, I would have said we were going to start tomorrow," says writer David X. Cohen, who collaborated with Groening on Futurama. "And one month ago I would also have said we were going to start tomorrow. So ..." He pauses. "My current estimate is that we're starting tomorrow."

Read the rest of the article at The Sydney Morning Herald.

Friday, December 09, 2005

Ironic Punishment

McFarlane Toys has finally released images of their first Simpsons Deluxe Boxed Set, "Ironic Punishment." From the SPAWN.COM website:

Introducing Photography of Our First Simpsons Deluxe Boxed Set
Friday, December 09, 2005

The Simpsons has been a cultural hallmark for more than 16 years, and we here at McFarlane Toys are excited to have the unique opportunity of bringing the lovable, hilarious and often quite strange first family of animation to life in action-figure form.

Focusing on key moments in the shows' long and storied history, our Simpsons product line will launch in spring 2006 with a deluxe boxed item re-creating Homer's torment after having sold his immortal soul for... a donut.

Featuring "donut-eating action," you will be able to feed Homer donut after donut in what just may be the tastiest torture ever devised.

This deluxe boxed item is only the first in what will be a wide variety of Simpsons-related action figures from McFarlane Toys. Stay tuned to SPAWN.COM for all of the latest details, and click the link below to view full-figure photography of the "Ironic Punishment" boxed set.


"I don't understand it. James Coco went mad in fifteen minutes!"

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Forbes Ranks C. Montgomery Burns

C. Montgomery Burns came in No. 5 on the Forbes Fictional 15 list of super-rich fictional characters, which lists his net worth as $8.4 billion. Check out the links for more info on the man and his fortune, and see who else made the list.

Oh, and yesterday was Britney Spears' 24th birthday.

Friday, December 02, 2005

Pictures from Bromley Needed!

From the Bromley Times comes this news report:
D'oh! Meet the human Homer

02 December 2005

CALAMITY cartoon family The Simpsons brought their own special brand of havoc to Bromley last week - as producers filmed a new 'human' opening sequence for the hit American TV comedy.

The spectacular scenes were shot throughout the day last Friday (30) in Lansdowne Avenue, Orpington, because one of the properties looked similar to the family's home in make-believe Springfield.

Producers wanted to film an entirely different version of the opening credits scene, which is always slightly altered every episode, and called up a host of look-alikes for the job.

Read the Bromley Times for our full exclusive report and pictures.
Someone needs to scan those pictures and put them up on the internet. Or better yet, email them to me, and I'll take care of it.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Bart Simpson Iconz

"iPod carumba!"

Xtreme Mac, "the iPod Xperts," has a Bart Simpson cover for the iPod nano. So don't have a cow, man, protect your iPod from scratches with an Iconz.

If you don't have an iPod nano, now's your excuse to get one. Seriously, what sort of Simpsons collector are you? (Really, you need more than one, cause the other Iconz are pretty cool too: Batman, Speed Racer, Darth Vader, Scooby-Doo... check out the slideshow).