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Last week Guillermo del Toro's opening for "The Simpsons Treehouse of Terror XXIV" was revealed. Today website MoviePilot dissected the opening to make sure you didn't miss a single reference. The opener of the 24th annual “Tre...
Last week Guillermo del Toro's opening for "The Simpsons Treehouse of Terror XXIV" was revealed. Today website MoviePilot dissected the opening to make sure you didn't miss a single reference. The opener of the 24th annual “Treehouse of Horror” is from Guillermo del Toro and features monsters and classic characters from horror films throughout history. In “Oh The Places You’ll D’oh,” the first of three spine-tingling stories, Homer rides around Springfield wreaking havoc as “The Fat in The Hat” in a rhyming Dr. Seuss-ian tale. In “Dead and Shoulders,” Bart is beheaded during a kite accident; his head is attached to Lisa’s body and they must live together as one. The final terrifying tale, “Freaks no Geeks,” features Mr. Burns’ traveling circus, The Burnsum and Bailey Circus, which has stopped in Springfieldland in the 1930s. Trapeze artist Marge and Strong Man Homer are performers, and things go awry when circus freak Moe starts to make advances towards Marge in the all-new “Treehouse of Horror XXIV” episode of The Simpsons,” which aired Sunday, October 6, on FOX. Voice Cast: Dan Castellaneta as Homer Simpson; Julie Kavner as Marge Simpson; Nancy Cartwright as Bart Simpson and Nelson; Yeardley Smith as Lisa Simpson; Harry Shearer as Skinner; Pamela Hayden as Milhouse and Jimbo; Tress MacNeille as Dolph. VISIT THE EVILSHOP @ AMAZON! Got news? Click here to submit it! Be animated in the comments section below!
about 7 hours ago
The Simpsons – Treehouse of Horror XXIV Couch Gag by Guillermo del Toro – Video via Rickey.orgGuillermo del Toro created the coach gag for The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror XXIV episode this year. Amazing! Del Toro borrowed el...
The Simpsons – Treehouse of Horror XXIV Couch Gag by Guillermo del Toro – Video via Rickey.orgGuillermo del Toro created the coach gag for The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror XXIV episode this year. Amazing! Del Toro borrowed elements from his own movies and then some. I love it. The Simpsons – Treehouse of Horror XXIV Couch Gag by Guillermo del Toro – Video Guillermo del Toro creates the Couch Gag for this years Treehouse of Horror episode. Now the longest-running scripted show in television history, THE SIMPSONS reside in the town of Springfield. HOMER (Dan Castellaneta) works as a safety inspector at the local nuclear power plant; MARGE (Julie Kavner) tries to keep the peace in her family; BART (Nancy Cartwright) is the mischievous 10-year-old hellion; eight-year-old LISA (Yeardley Smith) is the intelligent, saxophone-playing, vegetarian member of the family; and baby MAGGIE conveys emotions via pacifier sucks. The Voice • American Idol • The X Factor
3 days ago
The legendary Halloween episodes of "The Simpsons" have just gotten even more epic in scope and fun! How could this be possible, you ask? Three words: Guillermo del Toro. Check out the man's take on the opening for "The Simpsons Tre...
The legendary Halloween episodes of "The Simpsons" have just gotten even more epic in scope and fun! How could this be possible, you ask? Three words: Guillermo del Toro. Check out the man's take on the opening for "The Simpsons Treehouse of Terror XXIV" and get excited! “The Simpsons titles are so iconic and yet they’ve never been riffed in this vein,” Del Toro tells Entertainment Weekly. “I really wanted to land the connections between the [show’s] set pieces and the titles and some of the most iconic horror movies and intersperse them with some of my stuff in there for pure joy,” he says. “For example the idea that Ms. Krabappel could be outside the school with Alfred Hitchcock, which is a reference to the sequence in The Birds that happens outside of the school in Bodega Bay. To use Chief Wiggum as the Cyclops from Harryhausen, dipping the [Lard Lad] donut in a water tank, to have the nuclear spill from Mr. Burns’ plant create zombies — all of this stuff seems to make sense to interconnect. If Homer really gets a radioactive isotope, he could turn into a reaper from Blade. Or the famous shot that is always in the titles — Maggie driving and then you pull back and there’s Marge driving, right? But in this case Maggie is driving, and she’s driving the car from the horror movie from the 70s called The Car, which is one of my favorite guilty pleasure B-movies. And what if Lisa is in the music class, but she’s in the music class with every Phantom of the Opera ever made? It was a unique opportunity.” The opener of the 24th annual “Treehouse of Horror” is from Guillermo del Toro and features monsters and classic characters from horror films throughout history. In “Oh The Places You’ll D’oh,” the first of three spine-tingling stories, Homer rides around Springfield wreaking havoc as “The Fat in The Hat” in a rhyming Dr. Seuss-ian tale. In “Dead and Shoulders,” Bart is beheaded during a kite accident; his head is attached to Lisa’s body and they must live together as one. The final terrifying tale, “Freaks no Geeks,” features Mr. Burns’ traveling circus, The Burnsum and Bailey Circus, which has stopped in Springfieldland in the 1930s. Trapeze artist Marge and Strong Man Homer are performers, and things go awry when circus freak Moe starts to make advances towards Marge in the all-new “Treehouse of Horror XXIV” episode of The Simpsons” airing Sunday, October 6 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT), on FOX. Voice Cast: Dan Castellaneta as Homer Simpson; Julie Kavner as Marge Simpson; Nancy Cartwright as Bart Simpson and Nelson; Yeardley Smith as Lisa Simpson; Harry Shearer as Skinner; Pamela Hayden as Milhouse and Jimbo; Tress MacNeille as Dolph. VISIT THE EVILSHOP @ AMAZON! Got news? Click here to submit it! Be animated in the comments section below!
4 days ago
The Simpsons producer Al Jean, in a conference call about season 25, dropped this bombshell: “We’re actually working on a script where a character will pass away. I’ll give a clue that the actor playing the character wo...
The Simpsons producer Al Jean, in a conference call about season 25, dropped this bombshell: “We’re actually working on a script where a character will pass away. I’ll give a clue that the actor playing the character won an Emmy for playing that character, but I won’t say who it is.” I’m pretty sure that’s a red herring, because although each of the main characters – Homer (Dan Castellaneta), Marge, (Julie Kavner), Bart (Nancy Cartwright) and Lisa (Yeardley Smith), fall into that category, and although I can imagine one or more of those actors leaving the show, over say, a contract dispute with Fox, I’m pretty sure the end result would be the cancellation of the series, not a grisly death followed by another several years The Simpsons. Now on the other hand, Kelsey Grammer has won an Emmy for his work on that show, and Sideshow Bob may well be ready for retirement after 25 years. That’s where I’m placing my bets. Who do you think is going to kick the bucket on The Simpsons this year? The post Who Will Die on ‘The Simpsons?’ appeared first on Robot Mutant.
6 days ago
"The Simpsons" had its 25th season premiere on Sunday, but something will be different this year. While speaking on a conference call with media to promote the new season of the longtime Fox cartoon, Executive producer Al Jean revealed t...
"The Simpsons" had its 25th season premiere on Sunday, but something will be different this year. While speaking on a conference call with media to promote the new season of the longtime Fox cartoon, Executive producer Al Jean revealed that one iconic character will be going bye-bye, The Sun News reported. “I’ll give you a clue that the actor playing the character won an Emmy for playing that character, but I won’t say who it is,” Jean teased. The clue isn’t particularly helpful, considering there have been 25 Emmy winners for “The Simpsons” so far and fourteen Emmys for voice-over work. "We are doing this story for the same reason we do all others — we think it has a good emotional through line," Jean further explained to The Hollywood Reporter, still not revealing whether the character would be killed off or pass away. "The story will be produced this year though it may air in season 26." Jean told THR he hopes the stunt garners "'Breaking Bad'-type numbers." THR compiled a list of characters, voiced by Emmy winners, who could be on "The Simpsons" hit list: • Anne Hathaway as Penelope (2010)• Dan Castellaneta as Homer Simpson (2009)• Kelsey Grammer as Sideshow Bob (2006)• Castellaneta as various characters including Grampa Simpson, Barney, Krusty, Groundskeeper Willie, Mayor Quimby, Sideshow Mel (2004)• Hank Azaria as various characters including Chief Wiggum, Moe, Cletus, Apu (2003)• Azaria as various characters including Comic Book Guy, Moe, Wiggum (2001)• Azaria as Apu (1998)• Castellaneta as Homer (1993) Kristen Wiig voiced an FBI agent character (who is not on death watch) in Sunday's season premiere, which spoofed "Homeland." SEE ALSO: Terminally Ill 'Simpsons' Co-Creator Gives Away His 'Tens Of Millions Annually' Fortune To Charity MORE: 27 Celebrities You Forgot Made Cameos On 'The Simpsons' Join the conversation about this story »
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NEW HAIR-RAISING TALES ON AN ALL-NEW “THE SIMPSONS” SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6, ON FOX Treehouse of Horror XXIV Couch Gag From Horror Master Guillermo Del Toro The opener of the 24th annual “Treehouse of Horror” is from Guillermo del Toro and ...
NEW HAIR-RAISING TALES ON AN ALL-NEW “THE SIMPSONS” SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6, ON FOX Treehouse of Horror XXIV Couch Gag From Horror Master Guillermo Del Toro The opener of the 24th annual “Treehouse of Horror” is from Guillermo del Toro and features monsters and classic characters from horror films throughout history. In the first of three spine-tingling stories, Homer rides around Springfield wreaking havoc in a rhyming take on a popular children’s tale. In “Dead and Shoulders,” Bart is beheaded during a kite accident, his head is attached to Lisa’s body and they must live together as one. The final terrifying tale, “Freaks no Geeks,” features Mr. Burns’ traveling circus, The Burnsum and Bailey Circus, which has stopped in Springfieldland in the 1930s. Trapeze artist Marge and Strong Man Homer are performers and things go awry when circus freak Moe starts to make advances towards Marge in the all-new “Treehouse of Horror XXIV” episode of THE SIMPSONS airing Sunday, Oct. 6 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (SI-2416) (TV-PG L, V) Voice Cast: Dan Castellaneta as Homer Simpson; Julie Kavner as Marge Simpson; Nancy Cartwright as Bart Simpson and Nelson; Yeardley Smith as Lisa Simpson; Harry Shearer as Skinner; Pamela Hayden as Milhouse and Jimbo; Tress MacNeille as DolphSource: Fox
9 days ago
Treehouse of Horror XXIV Couch Gag From Horror Master Guillermo Del Toro First of Four All-New Halloween-Themed Episodes! The opener of the 24th annual “Treehouse of Horror” is from Guillermo del Toro and features monsters and classic ...
Treehouse of Horror XXIV Couch Gag From Horror Master Guillermo Del Toro First of Four All-New Halloween-Themed Episodes! The opener of the 24th annual “Treehouse of Horror” is from Guillermo del Toro and features monsters and classic characters from horror films throughout history. In “Oh The Places You’ll D’oh,” the first of three spine-tingling stories, Homer rides around Springfield wreaking havoc as “The Fat in The Hat” in a rhyming Dr. Seuss-ian tale. In “Dead and Shoulders,” Bart is beheaded during a kite accident, his head is attached to Lisa’s body and they must live together as one. The final terrifying tale, “Freaks no Geeks,” features Mr. Burns’ traveling circus, The Burnsum and Bailey Circus, which has stopped in Springfieldland in the 1930s. Trapeze artist Marge and Strong Man Homer are performers and things go awry when circus freak Moe starts to make advances towards Marge in the all-new “Treehouse of Horror XXIV” episode of THE SIMPSONS airing Sunday, Oct. 6 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (SI-2416) (TV-PG L, V) Voice Cast: Dan Castellaneta as Homer Simpson; Julie Kavner as Marge Simpson; Nancy Cartwright as Bart Simpson and Nelson; Yeardley Smith as Lisa Simpson; Harry Shearer as Skinner; Pamela Hayden as Milhouse and Jimbo; Tress MacNeille as DolphSource: Fox
21 days ago
HOMER RETURNS FROM A CONVENTION A CHANGED MAN ON THE SEASON PREMIERE OF “THE SIMPSONS” SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, ON FOX Kristen Wiig (“Bridesmaids”) Guest-Voices In a nod to the hit cable series “Homeland,” Lisa suspects Homer may have been...
HOMER RETURNS FROM A CONVENTION A CHANGED MAN ON THE SEASON PREMIERE OF “THE SIMPSONS” SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, ON FOX Kristen Wiig (“Bridesmaids”) Guest-Voices In a nod to the hit cable series “Homeland,” Lisa suspects Homer may have been “turned” when he returns a changed man from a nuclear power plant operating convention. So she enlists the services of Annie (guest voice Wiig), an intense, jumpy FBI agent to help her unravel the truth in the all-new “Homerland” 25th season premiere episode of THE SIMPSONS airing Sunday, Sept. 29 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (SI-2420) (TV-PG D, L, S, V) Voice Cast: Dan Castellaneta as Homer Simpson; Julie Kavner as Marge Simpson; Nancy Cartwright as Bart Simpson and Nelson; Yeardley Smith as Lisa Simpson; Harry Shearer as Skinner; Pamela Hayden as Milhouse and Jimbo; Tress MacNeille as Dolph Guest Voice Cast: Kristen Wiig as AnnieSource: Fox
26 days ago
Didja hear Jennifer Lopez needs to get some new damn bodyguards at her spread in the Hamptons? Yes, she does. (New York Post, Vanity Fair)::::::::Hollywood veteran Hank Azaria continues to lighten his real estate load: In September, 2011...
Didja hear Jennifer Lopez needs to get some new damn bodyguards at her spread in the Hamptons? Yes, she does. (New York Post, Vanity Fair)::::::::Hollywood veteran Hank Azaria continues to lighten his real estate load: In September, 2011, he sold a 7 bedroom mansion in Bel Air for $11,065,000 and in early May (2013) he dumped a giant loft in New York City for $8,000,000. Then, in late May (2013) he quietly sold a Gerard Colcord-designed house in Pacific Palisades for $6,223,500—the one he bought from Dan Castellaneta for $5.5 million in August 2011. The buyer of Mister A.'s Pac Pal pad was Grammy- and Emmy-nominated film and television composer Ramin Djawadi (Prison Break, FlashForward, Iron Man, Game of Thrones, etc.) and his wife, Jennifer Hawks, a successful music executive in the film industry (The Help, Lincoln, The Soloist, Disturbia, etc.). And, finally, in late July (2013) the clearly downsizing four time Emmy winner sold his former bachelor pad in the Hollywood Hills. Prop records show he bought it in 1992 for $390,000 and sold it for $652,000 to a mysterious buyer. (The Bizzy Boys at Celebrity Address Aerial, Yolanda Yakketyyak)::::::::Jim Furyk, some professional golfer that Your Mama has never heard of before—no shade, we just don't a damn thing about profession golf—put his Deer Valley, UT ski condo on the market for $2.399 million. (Deer Valley Homes for Sale)::::::::Your Mama hears through the celebrity real estate gossip grapevine that New York based Showbizzers Naomi Watts and Liev Schrieber are fixin' to (re-)list their West Coast abode. (Nonni O. Bidness)::::::::Any ol' person with the dough and inclination to shell out $9,500 bucks a month for rent might want to consider an angled ranch residence in L.A.'s Outpost Estates 'hood that's owned by Oscar-nominated Spanish siren Salma Hayek. (Zillow)::::::::Real Housewife Melissa Gorga dumps Jersey mansion. (Us Magazine)
about 1 month ago
How To Survive A Lightning Strike. Only one out of every ten people who are struck die, but many suffer lasting effects. * HBO brought a video to Comic Con that memorialized all the people killed (so far) in the series Game of Thrones. W...
How To Survive A Lightning Strike. Only one out of every ten people who are struck die, but many suffer lasting effects. * HBO brought a video to Comic Con that memorialized all the people killed (so far) in the series Game of Thrones. What makes it most entertaining is the Boyz II Men soundtrack. * Hollywood’s All-Time Most Memorable Meltdowns. Watching them is almost cathartic, because we've all felt that angry and frustrated at least once in our lives. * 105 Characters On The Simpsons Are Voiced By 6 Different Actors. Hank Azaria and Dan Castellaneta each do dozens of them. * Ernest Hemingway's mother kept a series of leather-bound scrapbooks of his early life. She must have known he was bound for greatness -like all mothers. * Nick Kosir, the rappin' weatherman does a duet with his clone. A nice forecast in this hot summer is something worth singing about. *The trailer for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire was unveiled at Comic Con. If the rest of the movie holds true, it will be better than The Hunger Games. *Is sending humans to Mars actually feasible? There are a lot of logistical problems to work out, but plenty of folks are working on them. *The Wyatt Earp Myth: America’s Most Famous Vigilante Wasn’t. His legend was mostly the product of heavy-duty public relations. *Ice Cream or Not Ice Cream? A frozen treat by any other name might taste just as sweet.
3 months ago