Phil Roman

Philip Roman
He is the founder of animation studios Film Roman and Phil Roman Entertainment. Early in his career, Roman was an animator for Chuck Jones's independent studios, Sib Tower 12 Productions and later Chuck Jones Productions. He was a lead animator for 1966's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, and provided an audio commentary along with June Foray on the DVD release of the film. The animation studio he founded, Film Roman, produced the animation for The Simpsons (1992-2016) and King of the Hill for 20th Century Fox and MTV, as well as the Garfield animated television specials and subsequent series, Garfield and Friends.

Garfield and Friends

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The show was produced by Film Roman, in association with United Media in Season 1, United Media/Mendelson in season 2 and 3, United Media/Lee Mendelson Productions in season 4–6, Lee Mendelson Productions in Season 7, and Paws, Inc., and ran on CBS Saturday mornings from September 17, 1988 to December 10, 1994, with reruns airing until October 7, 1995. Seven seasons of the series were produced. In addition to the segments featuring Garfield, the series also included segments featuring the characters from U.S. Acres, a comic strip Davis was drawing concurrently with Garfield when Garfield and Friends premiered on television.

Garfield Gets a Life

Garfield Gets a Life is a 1991 animated television special based on the Garfield comic strip written by Jim Davis. It features Lorenzo Music as the voice of Garfield. The special was first broadcast May 8, 1991 on CBS and was nominated for Outstanding Animated Program at the 43rd Primetime Emmy Awards. It was the final Garfield television special, in spite of the success of Garfield and Friends as CBS cancelled new animated specials in 1990. Odie only appears twice in this special. Unlike the other Garfield specials, despite the title, this one focuses mainly on Jon rather than the titular fat cat. It has been released on both VHS and DVD home video.


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CBS (an initialism of the network's former name, the Columbia Broadcasting System) is an American English language commercial broadcast television and radio network that is a flagship property of CBS Corporation. The company is headquartered at the CBS Building in New York City with major production facilities and operations in New York City (at the CBS Broadcast Center) and Los Angeles (at CBS Television City and the CBS Studio Center).

Bill Schultz (producer)

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Introduced to veteran Animation Director Phil Roman in late 1986, Schultz was hired as VP of Production and Development of Film Roman. In 1988 the new management team developed, sold and produced Bobby's World and Zazoo U. As Executive Vice President at Film Roman for nine years, schultz managed the growth of the studio, serving as a producer for 6 seasons on two FOX primetime series, The Simpsons and King of the Hill. He has even worked on almost every Film Roman cartoon including The Critic, Garfield and Friends, Garfield TV specials, The Mask, The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat, C-Bear and Jamal, Bruno the Kid, Mortal Kombat, Richie Rich, Klutter!


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Animation is a method in which pictures are manipulated to appear as moving images. In traditional animation, images are drawn or painted by hand on transparent celluloid sheets to be photographed and exhibited on film. Today, most animations are made with computer-generated imagery (CGI). Computer animation can be very detailed 3D animation, while 2D computer animation can be used for stylistic reasons, low bandwidth or faster real-time renderings. Other common animation methods apply a stop motion technique to two and three-dimensional objects like paper cutouts, puppets or clay figures.

Frank Welker

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He also voiced various characters on The Simpsons, such as Santa's Little Helper, Snowball II, and various other animals from 1991 to his departure from the show in 2002. Welker provided both the speaking voice and animal sounds for Nibbler on Matt Groening's Futurama. He provided the voices for Mr. Plotz, Runt, Ralph the Guard, Buttons, and other characters on Animaniacs, Gogo Dodo, Furball, Beeper and others on Tiny Toon Adventures, Pepé Le Pew on The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries, and McWolf the main antagonist to Droopy and his nephew Dripple on Tom and Jerry Kids Show and Droopy, Master Detective.

22nd Annie Awards

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22nd Annie Awards November 12, 1994 Best Feature Film: The Lion King Best Television Program: The Simpsons The 22nd Annie Awards were given by the International Animated Film Association to honor outstanding achievements in animation in 1993-1994. The Lion King won the most number of awards with three, including Best Animated Feature. The Nightmare Before Christmas followed with two. The Simpsons won its third consecutive award for Best Animated Television Program.

Garfield television specials

While the first two specials were produced by Lee Mendelson Films, this boutique studio was fully committed to the production of the Peanuts animated specials and could not allocate resources for the Garfield specials. All subsequent specials were produced by director Roman's production company Film Roman. All the animated specials received Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Animated Program, winning in 1984, 1985, 1986, and 1989 with Garfield on the Town, Garfield in the Rough, Garfield's Halloween Adventure, and Garfield's Babes and Bullets respectively.

Klasky Csupo

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King of the Hill

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After pitching the pilot to Fox, Judge was paired with Greg Daniels, an experienced writer who previously worked on The Simpsons. The series debuted on the Fox network as a mid-season replacement in 1997, quickly becoming a hit. The series' popularity led to worldwide syndication, and reruns aired on Adult Swim from 2009 until 2018. As of July 24, 2018, reruns aired on Comedy Central. The show became one of Fox's longest-running series (third-longest as an animated series, behind The Simpsons and Family Guy).. A total of 259 episodes aired over the course of its 13 seasons. The final episode aired on Fox on September 13, 2009.

The Simpsons Movie

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On August 10, 2018, it was reported that a sequel to The Simpsons Movie is in development.

Family Guy

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"The Simpsons Guy", a crossover episode with The Simpsons, aired on September 28, 2014. Family Guy is a joint production by Fuzzy Door Productions and 20th Century Fox Television and syndicated by 20th Television. In 2013, TV Guide ranked Family Guy the ninth Greatest TV Cartoon of All Time. On May 12, 2018, Fox renewed the series for a seventeenth season, which premiered on September 30, 2018.

Gracie Films

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Rough Draft Studios

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Animation, Cartoon Network Studios, 20th Century Fox Television, Nickelodeon Animation Studio, Film Roman and Disney Television Animation. Rough Draft Studios was founded in a Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California garage by Gregg and Nikki Vanzo. While working on The Ren & Stimpy Show, Nikki approached John Kricfalusi, creator of The Ren & Stimpy Show, about taking the animation to Korea. Nikki founded and runs Rough Draft Korea. After working on The Ren & Stimpy Show, many other shows requested the assistance of Rough Draft Korea in animation and ink & paint. In 1992, Rough Draft Studios began producing animation for The Simpsons and then for Beavis and Butt-Head in 1993.

The Critic

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It's amusing to be sure, but rarely as deadpan hilarious as The Simpsons parade of fabricated Troy McClure B-movies." Responding to the successful DVD sales of Family Guy and The Simpsons, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment decided to release The Critic: The Complete Series DVD box set on January 27, 2004 which includes all 23 TV episodes (in their original production order) and the webisodes. The show achieved good sales, jumping onto the DVD list at 14 on Amazon, and quickly going through five issuings. * The Critic at Keyframe * The Critic at The TV IV * Fan review of The Critic at 1994. Gracie Films and Film Roman Productions.

The Simpsons (season 4)

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This season's production run (9F) was the first to be animated by Film Roman, after Gracie Films opted to switch domestic production of the series from Klasky Csupo. Sharon Bernstein of the Los Angeles Times wrote that "Gracie executives had been unhappy with the producer Csupo had assigned to The Simpsons and said the company also hoped to obtain better wages and working conditions for animators at Film Roman." Klasky Csupo co-founder Gábor Csupó had been "asked [by Gracie Films] if they could bring in their own producer [to oversee the animation production]," but declined, stating "they wanted to tell me how to run my business."

The Simpsons Game

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The Simpsons Game is an action platformer video game based on the animated television series The Simpsons and loosely on The Simpsons Movie, made for the Nintendo DS, Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable. The game was developed, published, and distributed by Electronic Arts. It was released in North America in October 2007 and worldwide in November 2007. It features an original storyline written by The Simpsons writers Tim Long, Matt Selman, and Matt Warburton. In the self-referential plot, the family discovers that they are forced to participate in another The Simpsons video game.

The Simpsons (season 27)

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Carl Zealer, who won a competition to be animated into The Simpsons, appeared in the episode "Halloween of Horror". This is the last season to be produced by Film Roman and the last to credit Sam Simon as producer due to his death in 2015. On May 14, 2015, showrunner Al Jean announced that veteran Simpsons voice actor Harry Shearer had left the show to pursue other work after his contract expired. However, on July 7, he returned to the show after signing a new deal with five other cast members. main

Mark Zaslove

In 1993 he showran the series “Cro” and developed a cartoon series for Film Roman based on the Mighty Max line of toys, named Mighty Max. He reunited with Jymn Magon in 1994 for Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad. Other notable series co-developed by Zaslove include Bump in the Night which he story edited and co-produced, and The Legend of Calamity Jane (1997) as well as “Howdy Gaudi” (2002) and Xiaolin Chronicles (2013). Zaslove went international in the 2000s, serving as a story consultant and show writer for the children's series LazyTown, produced in Iceland.

The Simpsons Ride

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The Simpsons Ride was collaborated on by the producers of The Simpsons, and uses CGI animation, which was provided by Blur Studio and Reel FX. 2D animation was provided by Film Roman, with the exception of AKOM and Rough Draft Studios in South Korea and California. The ride uses state of the art technology, including new projection and hydraulics systems produced for the attraction. The ride itself is four and a half minutes long, but original footage for the ride can be seen in the queue, and there is also a pre-show video. In the ride, patrons are introduced to a cartoon theme park called Krustyland built by Krusty the Clown.

Garfield's Thanksgiving

Garfield's Thanksgiving is a 1989 animated television special based on the Garfield comic strip. It once again featured Lorenzo Music as the voice of Garfield. The special was first broadcast November 22, 1989 on CBS and was nominated for Outstanding Animated Program at the 42nd Primetime Emmy Awards. It has been released on both VHS and DVD home video. On overseas DVD copies of Garfield's Holiday Celebrations, this special is replaced with Garfield in the Rough.

The Simpsons shorts

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The Simpsons shorts are an American animated TV series of 48 one-minute shorts that ran on the variety television program The Tracey Ullman Show for three seasons, before the characters spun off into The Simpsons, their own half-hour prime-time show. It features Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie. The series was created by Matt Groening, who designed the Simpson family and wrote many of the shorts. The shorts first aired on April 19, 1987 starting with "Good Night". The final short to air was "TV Simpsons", originally airing on May 14, 1989. The Simpsons later debuted on December 17, 1989, as an independent series with the Christmas special "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire".

The Tracey Ullman Show

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Tracey Ullman Show cast members Dan Castellaneta and Julie Kavner provide the voices of Homer Simpson and Marge Simpson respectively. In the beginning, the drawings appeared very crude because the animators were more or less just tracing over Groening's storyboards, but as the series developed, so did the designs and layouts of the characters and the "Simpsons drawing style" was ultimately conceived. This style evolved even more throughout the first few seasons of The Simpsons and was used more than a decade later on Futurama, another animated series created by Matt Groening.

Matt Groening

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Incomplete list of Matt Groening appearances on The Simpsons at The Simpsons Archive. "The Story" (1969), Matt Groening tells a story to his sisters Lisa and Maggie in this film by their father Homer.