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Inspiration For Marge Simpson Dies

The Simpsons creator Matt Groening is mourning the death of his mother, who inspired him to create his cartoon family matriarch Marge Simpson.Margaret Groening passed away in her sleep on 22 April (13) in her...

Marge Simpson Dies! Woman Behind Infamous Simpsons Character Passes Away

Margaret Groening – the mother of Simpsons creator Matt Groening and inspiration behind Marge Simpson – has passed away aged 94 in Portland, Oregon. Check out some of Marge’s best moments below.“Groening, Margaret Ruth 94...

Futurama Exec On Show Cancellation: "I Keep A Suitcase By My Office Door"

Futurama’s executive producer David X Cohen has revealed that he wasn’t surprised to learn that the show is being axed from Comedy Central. He told Entertainment Weekly “I felt like we were already in the...

Fans Of The Planet Express Ship Look Away Now – Futurama Finally Cancelled

It’s been a space-traversing ride, but it looks as if The Planet Express will be making last delivery quite soon. Yes that’s right, for the second time, Futurama has been cancelled. It happened once before,...

Matt Groening's 'Futurama' Cancelled For The Second Time

Depressing news for fans of Futurama with the news that the show has been cancelled – again! We’re pretty sure you all remember the crushing disappointment that occurred when the Matt Groening-drawn animated comedy was...

Matt Groening Ends Cartoon Strip

The Simpsons creator Matt Groening has pulled the plug on his syndicated U.S. cartoon strip Life in Hell after 32 years.The cartoonist's regular spot helped him secure a TV slot for The Simpsons, but he...

The Simpsons Hometown Revealed

The Simpsons' hometown is based on Springfield, Oregon.Matt Groening, creator of the animated series, has always kept the inspiration for the fictional Springfield in the show secret until now, saying it is based on a...

Matt Groening Finally Reveals The Real 'Springfield'

For years fans have tried to guess which town The Simpsons neighbourhood of 'Springfield' is based on , with the generic town name not really helping as dozens of namesakes exist in America. However, 25...

Matt Groening: 'The Simpsons' Fictional Town Is Really Fictional'

The Simpsons creator Matt Groening has revealed which Springfield inspired his fictional town in the cartoon series.For years fans have been debating which of the many American Springfields gave the animator the idea for the...

Lady Gaga Hits Springfield In The Simpsons Season Finale

Lady Gaga has been announced as a special guest on the season finale for the current run of The Simpsons. Last night (February 19, 2012), the long-running comedy cartoon show celebrated its 500th episode, with...

The Simpsons Celebrate 500th Episode, With Julian Assange

The Simpsons reached the television milestone of 500 episodes on Sunday (February 9, 2012) with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange - who is fighting extradition to Sweden over alleged sex offences - providing his voice for...

The Simpsons Pulls Through To Reach Landmark 500th Episode

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...

Matt Groening Receives Hollywood Star

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...

Matt Groening Donates $500,000 To Ucla

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...

Matt Groening Donates $500,000 To Los Angeles College

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...

The Simpsons To End?

'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 -...

Groening's Sons Helped With Festival Line-up

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...

Simpsons Creator Defends Muslim Plot

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...

The Simpsons To Return To Big Screen

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...

Back To The Futurama

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...

Groening Begs Gervais For Help

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...

Groening Feared Failure

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...

Groening Outraged Elfman With Bad Review

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,...

Groening Snubs New British P.m.

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...

Groening Praises Gervais

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...

Madonna Set For Simpsons Cameo?

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...

Groening's Dreadfully Funny Horror Tag Lines

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...

Groening Upsets Dad With Simpsons Storyline

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'...

Groening Warns Of Simpsons Revenge

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...

Springfields Compete For Simpsons Premiere

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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