Top Ten Most Fascinating Animated Characters: Number 2

Art by Matt Groening. © 20th Century Fox.

Character design by Matt Groening. © 20th Century Fox.

Maybe this is the point when I lose some of you—when my odd nineties-geared proclivities prove just a little too much. Nevertheless, I have to be honest with myself and the truth is that this character had me from episode one: “Space. It seems to go on and on forever. But then you get to the end and the gorilla starts throwing barrels at you!” With his response to finding out he is “the most important person in the universe,” Philip J. Fry responds, “Oh, snap,” which somehow perfectly exemplifies my unrepentant fascination with him. Oozing with characteristic Matt Groening humor, Futurama is loud, endlessly thought-provoking and offers some of the most boorish, idiotic, endearing protagonists on television, with the cryogenically frozen delivery boy from New York being my all-time favorite.

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‘Frozen’ Wins Best Animated Feature at 41st Annie Awards

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Walt Disney Animation Studios’ mega-hit Frozen continues to dominate the award circuit–this time winning Best Animated Feature at ASIFA-Hollywood’s 41st annual Annie Awards. Walt Disney Animation Studios’ brilliant short film Get a Horse! took home the award for Best Animated Short Subject.

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41st Annual Annie Awards Nominees Announced

41st Annual Annie Awards

ASIFA-Hollywood announced today the nominations for its 41st Annual Annie Awards. With 30 award categories that encompass animation production, individual achievement, and juried awards, the Annie Awards honor and recognize the year’s best animation in film, TV, and commercials.

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Comedy Central Announces Details for San Diego Comic-Con Panels

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Comedy Central is bringing its animated programming to San Diego Comic-Con in a big way next week. It is also taping a one-hour comedy special with comedian and actor Patton Oswalt in San Diego during the convention. Check out the details after the jump…

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You Only Live Twice, ‘Futurama’ Cancelled

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‘Bad news everyone’ Futurama has been cancelled… again. The Annie Award, Emmy Award winning, animated sitcom is to face the chop from their facilitating channel Comedy Central. This is the second time the show has met its maker after Fox cancelled the show back in 2003. The team bounced back, with four straight-to-DVD movies, which Comedy Central aired as a 5th season. Due to its popularity, Comedy Central revived the series and since then we have had 2 more series. This includes the 7th series, due to air its last 13 episodes in June of this year.

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New Fix It Felix, Jr. Mockumentary from Wreck-It Ralph Director Rich Moore

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As if we needed another reason to be a fan of long-time TV animation (The Simpsons and Futurama) and Wreck-It Ralph director Rich Moore, he has created a new 30-minute mockumentary about love, fame, and the Fix It Felix Jr. arcade game.

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 35: [adult swim]

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What time is it?!? It’s podcasting time!!

In this episode Marc and Matt are joined by guest host George Underwood to discuss Cartoon Network’s [adult swim] and their similar shows. They also weigh in on the Oscar nominations for animated features and shorts. So join us on the Planet Express as we go on this podcasting adventure.

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