Last Friday, Marcia Wallace passed away leaving behind an impressive career and millions of adoring fans. From her early success as Carol Kester on The Bob Newhart Show to her 25 year run on The Simpsons as everyone’s favorite fourth grade teacher, Edna Krabappel. Wallace was 70 at the time of her passing.
Way back when in The Simpsons‘s thirteenth season, an episode titled Gump Roast (DABF12 for those in the know), ended with the catchy tune They’ll Never Stop The Simpsons, which was merely a clever exercise in self-deprecation on a show that, 13 years in, was still quite beloved. Nearly 12 years later that song has turned quite prophetic as FOX has just renewed the entire town of Springfield for one more season.
The latest addition to Disney’s quite impressive new Shorts collection has arrived and it may just be my favorite one yet. Titled Ghoul Friend, this quick little tale stars Mickey and a terrifying, rotting rendition of Goofy. The pair cross paths causing Mickey to panic and flee, but there may be more to Zombie Goofy than his ghoulish appearance. The entire short is featured below for your viewing pleasure!
On September 29th, 2013, America’s favorite family will be hitting the quarter century mark as The Simpsons begins its 25th season. Across the previous 24 seasons, the coveted celebrity guest spot has become almost as synonymous with the show as the Simpsons themselves. With the upcoming season just a few months away, EW.com has revealed that among the upcoming guest stars will be the return of “The Boy Who Lived” himself, or at least the actor that portrays him, Daniel Radciffe.
As the much-beloved, much-ballyhooed San Diego Comic Con draws ever closer (this years event takes place July 18th – 21st), studios are beginning to tease what type of content they will be showcasing during their panels and events. Warner Bros. has announced quite a slate of activity composed of not only their live action endeavors, but also quite a few notables in the realm of animation.
Do you see June 4th on your calendar? You might want to go ahead and plan on skipping school and/or calling in to work that day, because Cartoon Network and Warner Bros. are bringing two of their hottest shows to the home high-definition market.
This week’s newly released DVDs and Blu-rays bring us three animated gems of varying genres and styles. Those releases are Iron Man: Rise of the Technovore, Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens and our featured release, A Monster In Paris.
If you’re a fan of animation than Netflix Streaming has just become your new best friend. Starting today, Netflix has added 26 Cartoon Network and Adult Swim series’ to their Instant Streaming service and quite a few of those have multiple seasons available.
We’re at the tail end of March, a month that has been packed with new animated releases from all sorts of companies in a variety of formats. Today only brings us two new releases, but both are more mature offerings in the realm of animation, providing enamoring tales and compelling artwork. Those releases are Tatsumi and Alois Nebel. Not only are both films available today on DVD, but both also began streaming via Netflix Instant today as well.
After setting the new opening weekend record for a Disney film and enjoying quite a substantial and profitable theatrical run, Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph finds its way into homes everywhere today with an assortment of releases that are filled to the brim with special features, most notably the Oscar-winning short, Paperman.