It's a first-world problem of epic proportions, and the couch potatoes of the Web aren't pleased.
Sitting down with guest host Bill Maher, Seth MacFarlane explains how "Family Guy" differs from non-animated programs
Rock stars and merchandising extraordinaires KISS have joined forces with Fox's animated hit "Family Guy" for a co-branded product line that will hit stores in fall, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Fox has renewed its Sunday reality kingpin "Family Guy," as well as another Seth MacFarlane title, "American Dad."
Ashton Kutcher may be one of the highest paid actors on TV right now but he hasn't forgotten his roots: EW has learned exclusively that the star of "Two and a Half Men" will join Mila Kunis, Laura Prepon and Wilmer Valderrama for a "That '70s Show" reunion during Fox's 25th Anniversary Special, airing April 22 on the network.
The May upfronts are just around the corner! Death is nigh, my friends!
Move over Disney -- a Nigerian animator has produced an educational cartoon to teach youngsters about African culture.
A New York man pleaded guilty Thursday to three charges over online threats he posted against the creators of the television show "South Park," the Department of Justice said.
It may seem weird that the 2004 low-budget breakout comedy "Napoleon Dynamite" is surfacing as an animated series, but for writer/director Jared Hess, it's not that odd that his world of Preston, Idaho lives on.
Gamers who want to kill Kenny may soon have their chance.
What would Christmas be without Zuzu's petals?
The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree was lit by NYC Mayor Bloomberg and Tishman Speyer CEOs Jerry and Rob Speyer.
An American charged with communicating threats against the creators of "South Park" is in federal custody on U.S. soil, a senior U.S. counter-terrorism official told CNN.
"Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane explains the little known feud with Jon Stewart that led to an angry phone call.
"It was an angry call," Seth MacFarlane said of the now-infamous phone call in which Jon Stewart lambasted him for "Family Guy" poking fun at the fact that "The Daily Show" went live during the 2007 writers' strike, "and suffice it to say, he is a phenomenally good debater, if you had been keeping score, I would have lost roundly."
Several top-level producers of "The Simpsons" have agreed to take pay cuts to keep the long-running animated show on the air, sources confirm.
Hayao Miyazaki is regarded by many as the world's greatest living animator and an icon of Japanese popular culture.
Master animator Hayao Miyazaki has created 18 films, which he thinks of as his children
The Comedy Central series creators' Book of Mormon is up for 14 Tonys
Younus Mohammad, a New York native and Muslim convert charged with threatening the creators of the TV show "South Park," has been arrested in Morocco, according to the website he co-founded.
The American co-founder of a radical Islamic group Friday said prosecutors who have charged him with threats against the creators of "South Park" misread a document he said was intended to promote dialogue.
Federal authorities are using words uttered by the co-founder of a radical Islamic group to charge him with threats against the creators of "South Park."
CNN's Drew Griffin reports on federal criminal charges for threats against the creators of South Park.
A 21-year-old man who admitted posting online threats against the creators of the animated TV series "South Park" was sentenced Thursday to 25 years in prison.
Know who's one degree away from Kevin Bacon? Thanks to the new season of "Robot Chicken," it's Seth Green.
This exclusive clip from ''Robot Chicken'' takes place in Willy Wonka's dance studio. "Robot Chicken" premieres January 9.
There's Rudolph and Frosty, the Grinch and Charlie... Ralphie, George Bailey, Clark Griswold and Buddy. But do you recall the geekiest holiday specials and movies of all?
"Futurama" premieres its new season on a new network, Comedy Central, on Thursday, June 24.
Call David X. Cohen a nerd all you like, but never call him a geek. To the co-creator of "Futurama," the term "nerd" is a compliment.
An American-born man accused of posting an online attack against the creators of the animated TV series "South Park" due to a depiction of the Prophet Mohammed agreed to plead guilty Wednesday to providing material support to terrorists and other charges.
In Atlanta for Dragon*Con, part of the voice cast for Matt Groening's animated series "Futurama" sat down with CNN over coffee to answer our fan-oriented questions before heading off to sign autographs for the day.
A Virginia man accused of attempting to travel to Somalia to join the Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab appeared in federal court Thursday, requesting that an attorney be appointed for him.
Shrek, Dora the Explorer, and other animated TV and movie stars beloved by children have been moonlighting as junk-food pitchmen in recent years. And they're good at it.
It's probably not stretching the point to call "The Simpsons" a distillery of all things pop culture. After all, what other show has managed to work in comedic references to Tennessee Williams, Ayn Rand, Alfred Hitchcock, "The Great Escape" and bombastic Broadway musicals, all in one episode ("A Streetcar Named Marge")?
Fans of "Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back" might not recall an Afro-donning R2-D2, flatulent Darth Vader or stormtroopers in mesh tank tops, but this is precisely what you'll find in the second "Star Wars" spoof from "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane.
Fifty years ago, Jay Ward's animated moose and squirrel duo, "Rocky & Bullwinkle," debuted on ABC, forever changing the way the world looked at animated television.
At first glance, Albie Hecht's office is cluttered with toys -- a plush gorilla from the Mario Bros. video game, vinyl figurines from the toy line Kidrobot, to name a few. But in fact, they're all relics of the animation industry, where Hecht, 56, made his name launching such mega-hit children's shows such as Nickelodeon's "SpongeBob SquarePants," "Dora the Explorer," and "Blue's Clues."
Given the magnitude of Japan's recession, it should perhaps come as little surprise that the fantasy-obsessed animation industry has received a hard dose of reality.
Japan has released data on unemployment and inflation. CNN's Morgan Neill reports.
The 61st Primetime Emmy nominees are announced including "Mad Men" for best drama and "Family Guy" for best comedy.
The Emmy Awards smiled on some unlikely comedy series nominees Thursday morning, giving nominations to "Family Guy" and "Flight of the Conchords" and leaving out such mainstays as "Two and a Half Men."
30 Rock earns 22 nominations, Mad Men 16, as TV's biggest night approaches Sept. 20
Dark glasses are de rigueur on the sun-kissed French Riviera, but this year glamorous cineastes attending the opening night of Cannes were matching another kind of face wear with their tuxedoes and designer dresses.
Homer Simpson and his cartoon family soon will help you get letters, bills and packages to their destinations.
The fashionista will play Queen Amphitrite, goddess of the sea, on a show in 2010
The veteran actor's latest role is as a "Bubble PoppinÃ¢€™ Boy" on the popular kidsÃ¢€™ show
Bill Melendez, the animator who gave life to Snoopy, Charlie Brown and other Peanuts characters in scores of movies and TV specials, has died. He was 91
Bill Melendez, 91, drew more than 70 TV specials for Snoopy and friends, including A Charlie Brown Christmas
Rodolphe Guenoden, 39, originally from Noyon, France, is an animator at Dream Works, and a martial arts veteran. He's worked on blockbusters like Prince of Egypt, The Road to El Dorado, and Madagascar.
Myleene Klass of 'The Screening Room' talks to Matt Groening about the forthcoming 'The Simpsons Movie.'
The most eagerly anticipated animated film this year hits big screens this weekend, as "The Simpsons Movie" opens worldwide. The Screening Room spoke to creator Matt Groening and writer Al Jean in London about everyone's favorite two-dimensional yellow family.
Myleene Klass looks at the growing competition of the animated film industry
From bedroom creators to big studios, hand-drawn to CGI, animation has charmed and entertained children -- and, increasingly, adults -- for many years. The Screening Room went to Annecy in France to discover the secrets of success in animated films...
CNN's Anjali Rao meets 'The Godfather' of South Korean animation, Nelson Shin.
Dubbed the "Godfather of Animation" in South Korea, Nelson Shin is behind such iconic animated characters as the Simpsons, Pink Panther and Transformers. His work also extends to live action, including the famous Star Wars lightsaber.
After 18 years and 400 episodes of a show that refuses to grow old, "The Simpsons" finally graduates to a movie theater near you. It doesn't take Homer long (about two minutes) to ask the obvious question: What kind of sucker pays for something he can watch at home for free?
The miracle, says Richard Corliss, is that their new film plays out at four times the length without giving you a headache
'Simpsons' hometown premiere
Animated films like Ratatouille, which topped the U.S. box office this past weekend, give great pleasure but get no respect
Is there really such thing as bad publicity? Time Warner and its Cartoon Network unit are about to find out.
The head of Cartoon Network resigned Friday after the network's guerilla marketing scheme for one of its shows went bad last week and led to a bomb scare in Boston - a fiasco that cost its parent company $2 million.
Authorities have arrested two men in connection with electronic light boards depicting a middle-finger-waving moon man that triggered repeated bomb scares around Boston on Wednesday and prompted the closure of bridges and a stretch of the Charles River.
Fox's animated comedy Family Guy has a huge fan following -- so much so that fans bought 5 million copies of the TV series on DVD after it was cancelled, prompting Fox to put the show back on the air.
Here's the scene: It's 3 P.M., Wednesday, Jan. 25, in Sound Stage 7 on the studio lot of Walt Disney Co. in Burbank. Five hundred cartoon people - artists, producers, voice artists, etc. - are jammed into the warehouse-like building, murmuring and fidgeting in anticipation.
HERE'S THE SCENE: It's 3 P.M., Wednesday, Jan. 25, in Sound Stage 7 on the studio lot of Walt Disney Co. in Burbank. Five hundred cartoon people--artists, producers, voice artists, etc.--are jammed into the warehouse-like building, murmuring and fidgeting in anticipation. Just yesterday, Disney CEO Bob Iger and Pixar chairman Steve Jobs announced a surprise $7.4 billion deal in which Pixar Animation Studios, which brought the world the Toy Story movies, Finding Nemo, and The Incredibles, would become a wholly-owned part of Disney. The deal is surprising because Pixar's longtime distribution pact with Disney fell apart in acrimony and is due to expire after the release in June of Cars, a kaleidoscopic celebration of racing, Route 66, and life in the slow lane. But in an amazing plot twist, not only is Pixar becoming part of Disney, but the upstart studio is also taking over the creative direction of Disney's own flailing animation operations--the people in this very room! For Iger, the deal is a bet-the-ho...
Taking a page from their adult contemporaries, Hasbro will now offer kids the chance to take episodes of "SpongeBob SquarePants" and "Dexter's Laboratory" with them anywhere they go.
"Garfield," it's not. And it's definitely not "Family Circus."
The company behind the new "Wallace and Gromit" film said Monday its "entire history" has been destroyed in a fire at a warehouse containing props and sets.
Laika -- the first dog the former Soviet Union sent to space and who died there -- lives on, thanks to Nike founder Phil Knight.
Gene Simmons, the fire-breathing, blood-spitting KISS star, just might be the next SpongeBob, thanks to his latest project: "My Dad the Rock Star."
The term art collector can be intimidating. To most of us it implies a wealth of cultural and historical knowledge, a high-class sophistication bordering on stuffiness, and huge piles of money—in s...
It was an incredible night for "The Incredibles."
EVERY PIXAR MOVIE has unsung heroes, from the whiny dinosaur in Toy Story to Violet, the sullen and insecure teenage superhero in Pixar's latest 3-D extravaganza, The Incredibles, which hits U.S. t...
Some see "Shrek 2" as this summer's "Finding Nemo."
Attention Shrek, Simba and Nemo. Meet your new computer-generated neighbors: Delgo, Kyla and Sedessa.
Entertainment and media conglomerate Walt Disney Co. will soon close an animation studio in Orlando, Florida, possibly leaving some 258 animators out of work.
Coming soon to a TV near you: toons aimed at adults. Networks have been emboldened by Adult Swim evenings on the Cartoon Network (which, like FORTUNE's publisher, is owned by AOL Time Warner); its ...
Breakthrough In 1998, when Jane Hurd co-founded her medical-animation firm, animation was an afterthought in pharmaceutical marketing. With a roster that now includes all the top-ten drug manufactu...
At least one company, Pixar Animation Studios, has embraced workplace joy: Then again, it stands to reason that the people behind Toy Story and A Bug's Life would.
In the past decade broadcast networks have lost so much of their audience to cable giants like ESPN, USA, and Nickelodeon that pundits have wondered about their long-term viability. But like all th...
Can you name the first feature-length animated movie?
Last winter, Disney's power Michaels, Eisner and Ovitz, were eager to get a big star onto their newly purchased network, ABC. So they flew the star's people out to L.A. Met for lunch in the Disney ...
THE INTERNET probably deserves its abysmal reputation among business executives. They're barraged daily with hype about the World Wide Web, the Net's flashy multimedia strip, with its glitzy movie ...
ABOUT A DOZEN years ago, way back when Steve Jobs still ran Apple Computer, an irreverent underling first used the expression "reality distortion field'' to describe the beguilingly rosy scenarios ...
AN IMPRESSIVE turnaround, a popular CEO, a magnificent stock performance, and the potent deployment of a great brand name -- no wonder Wall Street can't stop genuflecting before the Walt Disney Co....
What's up, Doc? Answer: cels, the celluloid building blocks of animated films. In the past year the value of the transparent rectangles on which animated characters are painted has soared. Last Nov...
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