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The Simpsons Pulls Through To Reach Landmark 500th Episode

16th February 2012

The Simpsons, undoubtedly the most successful animated comedy of all time, has reached its 500th episode after a run that's lasted since 1989. In the world of television, particularly in the 21st century, things can...

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Matt Groening Receives Hollywood Star

15th February 2012

The Simpsons creator Matt Groening has been honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, in the same week the 500th episode of the classic cartoon aired.Groening, who created Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa...

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Matt Groening Donates $500,000 To Ucla

14th February 2012

Matt Groening has donated $500,000 to the University of California, Los Angeles' (UCLA) School of Theatre, Film and Television.The 'Simpsons' creator's gift will enable professionals to teach students in the facility's animation programme and will...

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Matt Groening Donates $500,000 To Los Angeles College

13th February 2012

The Simpsons creator Matt Groening has donated $500,000 (£313,000) to a Los Angeles university he never attended.The celebrated animated has handed over the cash to the dean of the University of California, Los Angeles' School...

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Fascinating Fact 12784

3rd February 2012

The Simpsons creator Matt Groening will celebrate the 500th episode of his hit cartoon series on St. Valentine's Day (14Feb12) by unveiling a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Simpsons stars Hank Azaria...

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The Simpsons To End?

4th October 2011

'The Simpsons' may finish at the end of the next series.The future of the long-running animated sitcom is reportedly in jeopardy because of a dispute of salary negotiations between the six main voice actors -...

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Fascinating Fact 10677

18th January 2011

Actress AMERICA FERRERA, director JASON REITMAN and THE SIMPSONS creator MATT GROENING are among the famous faces who will act as jury members at ROBERT REDFORD's 2011 Sundance Film Festival in Utah, which kicks off...

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Groening's Sons Helped With Festival Line-up

7th May 2010

THE SIMPSONS supremo MATT GROENING relied on his family when curating an upcoming British rock festival - he asked his two sons for advice on the line-up.The cartoonist has put together the bill of bands...

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The Things They Say 14902

7th January 2010

"I can't draw The Simpsons strictly to template. If I walked into The Simpsons animation studio in disguise and took the test, they wouldn't hire me. There are now rules to drawing The Simpsons, but...

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Fascinating Fact 8147

14th October 2009

THE SIMPSONS creator MATT GROENING is set to curate Britain's All Tomorrow's Parties music festival next year (10). The cartoonist will be responsible for selecting the entire line-up for the event, which will take place...

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Fascinating Fact 7094

1st April 2009

THE SIMPSONS are to be honoured by the U.S. Postal service with their own commemorative stamps to celebrate the comedys 20th year anniversary. The stamps will be designed by the shows creator MATT GROENING....

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Simpsons Creator Defends Muslim Plot

10th January 2009

THE SIMPSONS creator MATT GROENING has defended a controversial storyline in the comedy cartoon which sees HOMER SIMPSON accuse his Muslim neighbours of terrorism. In a forthcoming episode of the long-running show, dad Homer Simpson...

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The Simpsons To Return To Big Screen

17th July 2008

THE SIMPSONS is heading back to the big screen - creator MATT GROENING has confirmed a sequel to last year's (07) hit movie. The animated comedy went feature-length for the first time, and became a...

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Back To The Futurama

1st August 2007

FUTURAMA creator MATT GROENING has announced plans for the cult cartoon series to return as a full-length movie. Groening and executive producer David X. Cohen revealed four full-length straight-to-DVD movies are currently being produced, with...

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Groening Begs Gervais For Help

26th July 2007

Cartoonist MATT GROENING is pleading with British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS to return as a guest star in THE SIMPSONS. The Office actor Gervais became the first guest star to receive a writing credit following his...

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Groening Feared Failure

23rd July 2007

THE SIMPSON creator MATT GROENING nearly quit a career in animation after his father told him he would be unsuccessful. The Emmy award-winning cartoonist was often criticised by his father, Homer, for lacking in artistic...

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Groening Outraged Elfman With Bad Review

6th July 2007

THE SIMPSONS iconic score was almost never written - after composer DANNY ELFMAN realised the cartoon's creator MATT GROENING once gave his music band a bad review. Groening was a rock critic in his youth,...

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The Things They Say 5091

6th July 2007

"The message is that a man should listen to his wife. But it's also a romantic film - HOMER falls in love with a pig." THE SIMPSONS MOVIE creator MATT GROENING explains what the film...

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Groening Snubs New British P.m.

6th July 2007

THE SIMPSON creator MATT GROENING has snubbed new British Prime Minister GORDON BROWN by insisting he'll never have a cameo on the hit animated series. While Brown's predecessor Tony Blair guest starred on a show...

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Groening Praises Gervais

5th July 2007

THE SIMPSONS creator MATT GROENING has lavished praise on RICKY GERVAIS - because he was a joy to work with. The Extras star appeared in a cameo role on the hit animated series as well...

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Madonna Set For Simpsons Cameo?

4th July 2007

Pop superstar MADONNA could be set for a cameo on cult animated show THE SIMPSONS - if creator MATT GROENING gets his way. The cartoon genius is desperate for the singer to star in his...

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Groening's Dreadfully Funny Horror Tag Lines

17th May 2007

The Simpsons creator MATT GROENING once wrote tag lines for horror movies but was forced to quit because he was hilariously inept at the job. Groening was a struggling writer in the 1980s and found...

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The Things They Say 4662

14th May 2007

"My dad had hair and a chain." THE SIMPSONS creator MATT GROENING insists his beer-guzzling cartoon dad and his own father, both called Homer, share name only....

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Groening Upsets Dad With Simpsons Storyline

14th May 2007

THE SIMPSONS creator MATT GROENING upset his dad when he made cartoon mum Marge carry a deflated tyre miles in an episode of the hit series. Groening's dad, who shares his name with The Simpsons'...

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Groening Warns Of Simpsons Revenge

8th May 2007

THE SIMPSONS creator MATT GROENING has issued a warning for celebrities who turn down parts on the show - they risk being ridiculed in future episodes. The hit TV show has had a glittering list...

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Springfields Compete For Simpsons Premiere

11th March 2007

Sixteen Springfields across America are competing to host the world premiere of THE SIMPSONS movie. Officials in the towns and cities have been invited to shoot a short film about their links to the cult...

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Simpsons To Continue Indefinitely

11th September 2006

THE SIMPSONS creator MATT GROENING insists his popular show will keep going for as long as it continues to entertain people. The animated show, which is kicking off its 18th season in the US...

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Groening's Repeats U-turn

6th August 2006

THE SIMPSONS creator MATT GROENING has caved in to pressure to re-release the first episodes of his hit animated show. Groening originally vowed never to show the first cartoon short - which premiered on the...

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Simpsons Mastermind Snubbed By Gervais

17th April 2006

THE SIMPSONS creator MATT GROENING has confessed he's hurt British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS hasn't picked him for a part on hit comedy show EXTRAS. Despite hailing his cameo on the cult cartoon series the pinnacle...

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Simpsons Are Here To Stay

20th March 2006

THE SIMPSONS will be screened until at least 2008, as US broadcast network Fox have commissioned another two series. The show, currently in its 17th season, is the longest-running prime-time entertainment show in America. And...

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