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Think 26 seasons of The Simpsons is a bit much? So do The Simpsons
Though it’s still funnier than anything Seth MacFarlane is doing, there are those who might argue that the recently announced 26th season might just be a little too much for The Simpsons, the once-iconic yellow family that’s now just merely liked. Still, if you’re going to hate on them, please know that, like almost everything else, they’ve already beat you to it. Here’s ten of the best.
1. After the original airing of the season two episode “Three Men and a Comic Book,” a clip featuring Bart and Homer discussing The Cosby Show ends with Bart’s admission that, if he had a TV show, he’d “run that sucker into the ground.”

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Think 26 seasons of The Simpsons is a bit much? So do The Simpsons

Though it’s still funnier than anything Seth MacFarlane is doing, there are those who might argue that the recently announced 26th season might just be a little too much for The Simpsons, the once-iconic yellow family that’s now just merely liked. Still, if you’re going to hate on them, please know that, like almost everything else, they’ve already beat you to it. Here’s ten of the best.

1. After the original airing of the season two episode “Three Men and a Comic Book,” a clip featuring Bart and Homer discussing The Cosby Show ends with Bart’s admission that, if he had a TV show, he’d “run that sucker into the ground.”

Tagged with:  #The Simpsons  #TV  #animation

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Mickey Mouse returns in Croissant de Triomphe, the Disney icon’s first starring role in more than a decade. Watch it here: natpo.st/1a6RCRs

Eagle snatching baby video is fake: It’s a Montreal student animation Relax, world — your baby won’t get snatched by an eagle if you visit Montreal. An online video of the massive bird plucking an infant off the ground has been acknowledged by its creators as a fake.The admission comes after the video, produced by students at a new-media training school in Montreal, had gotten more than 2.7 million views on YouTube and been covered by dozens of media in Canada and internationally.

Eagle snatching baby video is fake: It’s a Montreal student animation
Relax, world — your baby won’t get snatched by an eagle if you visit Montreal. An online video of the massive bird plucking an infant off the ground has been acknowledged by its creators as a fake.

The admission comes after the video, produced by students at a new-media training school in Montreal, had gotten more than 2.7 million views on YouTube and been covered by dozens of media in Canada and internationally.

Tagged with:  #news  #Montreal  #Centre NAD  #animation  #eagle
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When it comes to handicapping the Oscars race (and winning the office  pool), the films that matter are the ones the fewest people watch.  Anyone can pick Christopher Plummer or The Artist as a likely winner, but what about the short films? Is Tuba Atlantic a better bet than Raju — and what do those titles mean anyway?

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When it comes to handicapping the Oscars race (and winning the office pool), the films that matter are the ones the fewest people watch. Anyone can pick Christopher Plummer or The Artist as a likely winner, but what about the short films? Is Tuba Atlantic a better bet than Raju — and what do those titles mean anyway?

"An animated series that follows the arrival of a pudgy teenage loner,  Mondo, and his busty single mom in a surf town in California, Good Vibes makes Family Guy seem demure.”
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The Comedy Network press material for the new series Good Vibes refers to it as “delightfully immature.” I’d go with “remarkably immature,” but perhaps that’s splitting hairs.

"An animated series that follows the arrival of a pudgy teenage loner, Mondo, and his busty single mom in a surf town in California, Good Vibes makes Family Guy seem demure.”

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The Comedy Network press material for the new series Good Vibes refers to it as “delightfully immature.” I’d go with “remarkably immature,” but perhaps that’s splitting hairs.

Tagged with:  #TV  #animation  #Good Vibes

Canada pulling out of Kyoto accord
“It’s now clear that Kyoto is not the path forward for a global solution to climate change. If anything, it’s an impediment.” Canada will formally withdraw from the Kyoto accord on climate change, Environment Minister Peter Kent said Monday.

Meanwhile NMA-TV, a Taiwan-based company that produces animation based on current news events, put together a different view on Canada’s decision.

Unlikely Hero: Animated documentary tells dark story of biker boss Maurice ‘Mom’ BoucherMaurice “Mom” Boucher was the ruthless leader of a criminal gang whose drive to control Quebec’s drug trade set off a deadly biker war. As a younger man, he was convicted of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl at gunpoint; now he is back in prison serving life sentences for the murders of two prison guards. In short, not your typical cartoon hero.But in a new documentary drawing praise in Quebec, a filmmaker who grew up across the street from the Hells Angels main bunker offers a comic-book take on the biker boss.In Mom and Me, Danic Champoux uses animation to portray a childhood spent idolizing his rowdy neighbours. Instead of cowboys and Indians, he played cops and Angels. When he had to give an oral presentation in school, he talked about growing up to be a full-patch biker. The glow eventually wore off, but his story helps explain the grip the once mighty gang held on the public imagination.“It’s funny, because there is part of me that has remained a child and who still sees them as knights perched on their motorcycles gleaming in the sun,” Mr. Champoux, 35, recalled in an interview this week. “There is something that I still find beautiful, that I find romantic in that.”

Unlikely Hero: Animated documentary tells dark story of biker boss Maurice ‘Mom’ Boucher
Maurice “Mom” Boucher was the ruthless leader of a criminal gang whose drive to control Quebec’s drug trade set off a deadly biker war. As a younger man, he was convicted of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl at gunpoint; now he is back in prison serving life sentences for the murders of two prison guards. In short, not your typical cartoon hero.

But in a new documentary drawing praise in Quebec, a filmmaker who grew up across the street from the Hells Angels main bunker offers a comic-book take on the biker boss.

In Mom and Me, Danic Champoux uses animation to portray a childhood spent idolizing his rowdy neighbours. Instead of cowboys and Indians, he played cops and Angels. When he had to give an oral presentation in school, he talked about growing up to be a full-patch biker. The glow eventually wore off, but his story helps explain the grip the once mighty gang held on the public imagination.

“It’s funny, because there is part of me that has remained a child and who still sees them as knights perched on their motorcycles gleaming in the sun,” Mr. Champoux, 35, recalled in an interview this week. “There is something that I still find beautiful, that I find romantic in that.”

Fox likely to axe The Simpsons after one more season After news broke earlier this week of labour disputes between the brass at Fox and the voice actors and producers of The Simpsons, The Wrap is now reporting that Fox is planning to take the animated sitcom off the air.According to The Wrap, “Fox wants The Simpsons for one more season at most — and only if it can pay 25 to 30 percent less for it.” (Photo: FOX)

Fox likely to axe The Simpsons after one more season
After news broke earlier this week of labour disputes between the brass at Fox and the voice actors and producers of The Simpsons, The Wrap is now reporting that Fox is planning to take the animated sitcom off the air.

According to The Wrap, “Fox wants The Simpsons for one more season at most — and only if it can pay 25 to 30 percent less for it.” (Photo: FOX)

Tagged with:  #Simpsons  #The Simpsons  #TV  #FOX  #animation  #d'oh!