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SD Comic-Con 2017: ‘The Simpsons’ panel!

The panel has started! Here’s the live report of the panel:
(Time is local San Diego time)

Season 18 DVD to be released on December 5!!!!

11:58 – Al Jean announces a “big surprise” for the panel.

12:05 – The panel starts with a screening of the video “Donald Trump’s First 100 Days In Office”

12:09 – Live animation again! Only that this time Bart is donig a live Q&A!

12:15 – The Simpsons will be released on DVD again!

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12:23 – Al Jean confirms that commentaries for Seasons 18-20 have been recorded and the S20 ones will soon be available on Simpsonsworld.com!

12:26 – “How did you react to Homer being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame?” “They must’ve lowered their standards.”

Note: Nancy Cartwright (voice of Bart) and Joe Mantegna (voice of Fat Tony) are also panelists this year.

12:32 – “I’d tear the arms off that guy.” ???? @nancycartwright on who would win in a fight between Bart and Stewie! #SDCC2017 #TheSimpsons

12:37 – A future episode could show a timeline where Lisa is married to a woman.

12:39 – Chants against Trump (“Lock Him Up”) are heard in the room!

12:43 – There will be a Futurama announcement at the end of the month!

12:43 – Lucky fans at #SDCC2017 panel are viewing an EXCLUSIVE first look at this year’s Treehouse of Horror! (Spoiler: Maggie gets possessed) The segment is called “The Exor-Sis”.

12:45 – And the panel is over for this year!

Stay tuned for more because in some minutes we’ll do a post with the panel highlights!

Get Your FREE The Simpsons Google Cardboard Viewer!


Residents of the United States can get hold of a The Simpsons Google Cardboard viewer, for free! These are being released in connection with the 600th episode, “Treehouse of Horror XXVII“, and the virtual reality couch gag for the episode, Planet of the Couches.

To get your viewer for free, all you need to do is go to simpsonscardboard.com and sign up and order it. This is only open to residents of the United States and isn’t available to anyone else in the world.

For a full gallery of designs, see our article.

The first ‘The Simpsons’ stores will be real quite soon!

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The first ‘The Simpsons’ (official) stores will open during the first half of this year (2016). The stores will open in China!

According to China Daily, the first stores are scheduled to open in Beijing and Shanghai during the first half of 2016.

“This year will be an important one for us as we are opening the first Simpsons store along with our Chinese partners,” said Jeffrey Godsick, president of 20th Century Fox Consumer Products.

The store in Beijing is scheduled to open in March, while the one in Shanghai are set to open in June.

The decision to launch themed stores for the 27-year-old show was based on its familiarity among Chinese audiences and the success of ‘The Simpsons’ products.

The stores will occupy about 250 square meters and consumers will be able to find about 200 products including T-shirts, hats, jackets, pants, cell phone cases, lifestyle accessories, stationery, shoes, sneakers, socks, …

According to Godsick, the products will continue to expand and change according to seasons, and between 25 and 50 percent of the products will be sold exclusively through the stores in the future.

He expected to have 100 such Simpsons’ stores in the future.

Source: China Daily

Bye 2015, hi 2016! The summary of 2015!

2015 is gone and 2016 has come. It has been a year full of news related to The Simpsons and here’s the summary of the most important “Simpsons News” that have happened during 2015:

A 25 year old script finally becomes an episode!


Back in season one of the show, a fairly new comedy writer wrote a script for The Simpsons which was filed away and lost. 25 years later, that episode, written by the now famous Judd Apatow, finally aired. “Bart’s New Friend” sees Homer get hypnotized into thinking he’s a 10 year old kid, who then becomes friends with Bart.

MythBusters


January 10th saw a special The Simpsons special episode of MythBusters air. This special sees the presenters attempt to find out whether a cherry bomb dropped in a school toilet make others act like geysers, in reference to a prank Bart pulled in “The Crepes of Wrath”, and whether placing someone between a wrecking ball and a building protect the building, in reference to the scene from “Sideshow Bob Roberts”. Read about what happens here.

Help, Sky Finger! Criminals have overrun Springfield!


February 18th brought a new event… Superheroes! This event, scheduled to end on March 23rd, added 3 new character collections; Superheroes, Vigilantes and Criminals. The update is split into four parts, called issues, and there is a comic book theme to the music, text, text bubbles and other parts. For full details, read our article.

See also: Homer’s leading the charge in an all-new Tapped Out event!

RIP Sam Simon


On March 8th, co-creator of The Simpsons Sam Simon sadly passed away after a long battle with colorectal cancer. Simon left the show in season 4 but continued to be credited as an executive producer for the show.

See also: RIP Sam Simon

Lisa Simpson’s Guide to Geek Chic


On March 17th, Lisa Simpson’s Guide to Geek Chic was released. This was the fourth book in the series of Vault of Simpsonology.

See also: Lisa Simpson’s Guide to Geek Chic now available!

FOX cancels “The Simpsons” …DVD production


On April 10, FOX announced that seasonal DVD releases of The Simpsons were being discontinued.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, “A distribution source close to the series confirmed seasons of The Simpsons will no longer be released on DVD now that nearly every episode of the animated sitcom is available online at the touch of a button. ”

See also: DVDs are not Forever! – FOX to End ‘The Simpsons’ Seasonal DVD Production!

“The Simpsons” is renewed for Seasons 27 and 28


On May 4, FOX announced that the show had been renewed for a 27th and 28th Season.
According to FOX’s Press Release, Homer stated: “I’ve outlasted Letterman, Jon Stewart and ‘McDreamy,’ because I have something they don’t: a costly 200-donut-a-day addiction”.

See also: The Simpsons renewed for two more seasons!

Harry Shearer

On May 14, it was announced that Harry Shearer would leave the show after the TABFxx production season. Shearer is the human that provides the voices of Mr.Burns, Smithers, Flanders, Skinner, … In an interview with CNN Money, Shearer said “Stay tuned” when asked if there was a possibility he could be back.

And in July 7, he returned to the show.

See also: Harry Shearer leaving The Simpsons; The Harry Shearer Situation; Harry Shearer Returns to The Simpsons!

Marge and Homer are not breaking up


In the Season 27’s season premiere Marge and Homer did not break up. Showrunner Al Jean said in an interview that Marge and Homer would have a trial separation (Not a divorce).

However, there was a misunderstanding with that statement and lots of people thought that they would divorce. FOX published a video in YouTube to stop those rumors.

See also: Homer and Marge Are NOT Breaking Up For Good!!!; FOX publishes a video to stop Marge and Homer’s break-up rumors

Sideshow Bob finally kills Bart (in THOH XXVI)


In the annual Treehouse of Horror special‘s first segment we saw Sideshow Bob fulfilling his lifetime ambition (and he did it about twenty times in the segment.

See also: Season 27 News: Sideshow Bob will finally kill Bart!

Monorail comes to Tapped Out


In August, the Monorail finally came to Tapped Out in a huge event.

See also: Tapped Out: The Monorail is cruising through our cities!

Wikisimpsons turns 10!


On September 24, Wikisimpsons celebrated its tenth anniversary. And in honor of that event, a new skin for the Wiki was released on that day.

See also: Wikisimpsons: The Ten Year Wiki!

“Barthood”


On December 13, the episode “Barthood” aired for the first time. The episode is a Bart-centered parody of the Oscar-nominated film Boyhood.

See also: Bart Goes From “Boyhood” to Manhood in December!

Maggie arrives to Tapped Out for Christmas


On December 9, the Winter 2015 event of Tapped Out was released. And it brought Maggie to the game. The event is still running and will do until early January.

See also: Tapped Out: Christmas arrives early as EA finally brings us Maggie!

Duff Beer to get international release


Duff Beer is set to get an international release. The fictional beer has been on sale in The Simpsons parts of Universal Studios Hollywood and Orlando. Now 20th Century Fox plans on releasing the beer for sale over the US and Europe.

Jeffery Godsick, the Consumer Products president of 20th Century Fox, said in an interview with the Irish Sun that “You will enjoy it at home and eventually at bars. We are treating this as real beer, not a novelty.”

In the past, Matt Groening has expressed worry at Duff going for sale as it could promote drinking among kids, as a huge amount of children watch the show.

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DVDs are not Forever! – FOX to End ‘The Simpsons’ Seasonal DVD Production


Al Jean: ‘We did them purely for the love of hearing ourselves talk.’

FOX has announced that seasonal DVD releases of The Simpsons are being discontinued.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, “A distribution source close to the series confirmed seasons of The Simpsons will no longer be released on DVD now that nearly every episode of the animated sitcom is available online at the touch of a button. ”

Showrunner Al Jean confirmed it on Twitter last Wednesday. He stated: ‘We did them purely for the love of hearing ourselves talk.’

FOX wants to focus on Digital Platforms rather than DVDs, because the latter market is in a very bad situation.

It is, however, is yet unknown if this decision will also affect Blu-Ray releases too. The extras and commentaries will all be available in Digital Platforms such FXNOW and SimpsonsWorld.com; but just for people inside the USA.

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