This was the first episode of The Simpsons where the animation was produced by Film Roman. Up until this point, Film Roman had mostly worked on Garfield and Friends and Bobby's World episodes, and were not used to the speed with which The Simpsons episodes were produced. However, they quickly adjusted. Film Roman went on to do the animation for the rest of the series and eventually The Simpsons Movie. Previously, the animation was produced by Klasky Csupo. The chalkboard gag for this episode, "I will not defame New Orleans", was made as an apology to the citizens of New Orleans after it was musically insulted in the previous episode. Along with "Mr.
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The Simpsons (1998). King of the Hill (1997-2003). Father of the Pride (2004-2005). Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure (2009). Planes (2013).
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The Film Roman building used by the staff was so badly damaged it had to be condemned. They were relocated to a new building for a year, and much of the animation for the episode was done by people at their own homes. The day after the earthquake, the only staff members who turned up for work were Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein. Overall production of The Simpsons was disrupted for six months, with a month of production time being lost. Although written by Mike Scully, the episode's original concept was pitched by Conan O'Brien before he left the show.
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They were only allowed to send twenty minutes worth of audio to Film Roman for them to animate, but the audio track for the episode was twenty-six minutes long. American actor Bob Newhart guest starred in the episode as himself. Oakley said Newhart also talked very slowly and they had to cut out more than half of his recorded lines. Many of the writers were big fans of Newhart and everybody wanted to see him record his lines. Oakley and Weinstein decided to shut down production so that the whole writing staff could go to the recording studio. The episode was recorded in a big room so everyone had to be really quiet.
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The episode's couch gag involves Korean animators coloring blank paint-by-numbers figures of The Simpsons; these caricatures are based on Korean animators who worked in the United States at Film Roman, the show's animation production company. The jimmies that Marge throws at the busboys are all variations of the character design that was used for the Squeaky Voiced Teen since the series' inception. At the time, the Simpsons writers thought the word "usurper" was funny, hence its numerous appearances in the episode. Selman, in the episode's audio commentary, recalled that it was hard to write so many misunderstandings; Scully commented, "It gives us a new appreciation for Three's Company."
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The character design of The Simpsons character Dr. Nick Riviera is based somewhat on Csupó. The show's animators mistakenly believed the character's voice actor, Hank Azaria, was impersonating Csupó, but Azaria said the voice was actually a "bad" imitation of Ricky Ricardo from I Love Lucy. In 1992, Gracie Films switched domestic production of The Simpsons to Film Roman. Csupó was "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."
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20th Century Fox, Gracie Films, and Film Roman produced an animated The Simpsons film, entitled The Simpsons Movie, that was released on July 27, 2007. The film was directed by long-time Simpsons producer David Silverman and written by a team of Simpsons writers comprising Matt Groening, James L. Brooks, Al Jean, George Meyer, Mike Reiss, John Swartzwelder, Jon Vitti, David Mirkin, Mike Scully, Matt Selman, and Ian Maxtone-Graham. Production of the film occurred alongside continued writing of the series despite long-time claims by those involved in the show that a film would enter production only after the series had concluded.
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IDT had already acquired in 2003 controlling interest of Film Roman and Anchor Bay Entertainment Group. On May 26, 2006, Starz Media's parent company Liberty Media bought IDT Entertainment from IDT, including Anchor Bay Entertainment and Film Roman. Under its new management in 2007, the studio began a "Starz Shortz" program which has produced Bundle of Joy, Enter the Sandbox, Ormie and Lovebirds. In 2007, Starz Animation took over animating Shane Acker's feature 9 from Attitude Studio, Luxembourg.
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It supplied its 2D Animation and 3D Animation services to major film studios like Warner Brothers, Disney, Hanna-Barbera, Filmation, DIC Entertainment, Saban Entertainment and Film Roman. Among their most famous works are: Ghostbusters, Captain Nintendo, The Karate Kid, Captain Planet, Batman: The Animated Series, Mighty Max, The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries, Gargoyles, Superman: The Animated Series, 101 Dalmatians: The Series, The New Batman Adventures (Won the 1998 Emmy Award for Animated Program), Freakazoid! (Won the 1998 Emmy Award for Animated Program), Histeria!
The Simpsons is storyboarded at Film Roman, a company based in California. The storyboards, voice tracks and coloring instructions are then sent to AKOM, a company in Seoul, South Korea. According to Nelson Shin, the founder of AKOM, they received the storyboard for the sequence in August 2010. Believing the sequence to be "excessive and offending" he pushed for some of the darker jokes to be removed. He was successful, though "not nearly as much as he had pushed for." For example, in the storyboards, the workers were wearing conical Asian hats, but these were removed.
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This is a list of television programmes to have been broadcast on the children's television strand The Den of RTÉ in the Republic of Ireland from 1986 until its conclusion.
Mighty Max. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures. Mighty Mouse and Friends. Mike and Angelo. Mike, Lu and Og. Mirror, Mirror. Mirror, Mirror II. Miss BG. Mission Top Secret. Mole's Christmas. Mona the Vampire. Monchhichis. Monster Buster Club. A Monster Christmas. Monster Warriors. Monty. Moomin. Moonacre. Moondial. The Moonkys. The Moon Stallion. Mopatop's Shop. Mort & Phil. Mouse and Mole. A Mouse, a Mystery and Me. Mowgli: The New Adventures of the Jungle Book. The Mozart Band. Mr. Magoo. Mr Majeika. Mr Men. Mr Men and Little Miss. Mr. T. Mr Wymi. Mumble Bumble. Mummies Alive!. Mummy Nanny. Muppet Babies. Muzzy in Gondoland. The Mysterious Cities of Gold.
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Mighty Max. Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Mighty Mouse. The Mighty Orbots. Moby Dick and Mighty Mightor (originally on Nine Network). Mole's Christmas. Monster in My Pocket. Monster Squad. The Mouse Factory. Mr. Magoo. Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree. The Mumbly Cartoon Show. Mummies Alive!. Mummy Nanny. The Muppet Musicians of Bremen (originally on ABC). My Favorite Fairy Tales. My Pet Monster. Nestor the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey. The New Adventures of Black Beauty. The New Adventures of Flash Gordon. The New Adventures of Madeline (originally on ABC, later returned to ABC). The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. The New Fred and Barney Show.
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Garfield's Feline Fantasies and Garfield Gets a Life (1990, 1991, Film Roman, United Media and PAWS, Inc.). Hägar the Horrible: Hägar Knows Best (1989, Hanna-Barbera Productions). Hanna-Barbera Superstars 10 TV movies (1987–1988, Hanna-Barbera Productions). Peanuts (three specials, Snoopy's Reunion, It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown & You're in the Super Bowl, Charlie Brown, 1991, 1992, 1994). Scooby-Doo in Arabian Nights (1994, Hanna-Barbera Productions). Tiny Toon Spring Break (1994, Warner Bros. Animation and Amblin Entertainment). The Town Santa Forgot (1993, Hanna-Barbera Productions). The Wind in the Willows (1987, Rankin/Bass Productions).
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It was the first overall episode to be animated by Film Roman, Inc. and Sunwoo Digital International, through its animation division Grimsaem Animation Co. The basis for "Death Has a Shadow", as well as Family Guy a whole, was MacFarlane's thesis film The Life of Larry, created in 1995 while he was a student at the Rhode Island School of Design. A sequel was conceived in 1996 called Larry & Steve, which aired in 1997 as a segment of Cartoon Network's World Premiere Toons. Both shorts caught the attention of Fox, who contacted MacFarlane in 1998 to develop a series based on the films.
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Mulk & Swank's Music Show (1996, Co-Produced with Film Roman & Tooniverse). My Friend Kommy (1997). Curious Ping & Pong (2002). The Night B4 Christmas (2003). Mouth (2000). Gold Fish (2000). The Dunk/Dunk Shot (2000). Twig & Reek (2000). Heem-Man/Power Man (2000). Secret of Penis Island (2000). Click Click Rap/CLICK CLICK (2000). Diving Contest (2001). Whiteday (2001). Mini B (2001). GRASMAN (2001). Subway 999 (2001). PUFF (2001). Hamilton's Cafe (2002). Bizarre Dentist (2002). K-diary (2002). Boom Sisters (2002). The Third Eye (2002). Love Plus (2002). Rangkas (2002). Spaace HipHop Duck (2003). Taxi Squadron (2003). Dashing & Rushing JJang (2003). Warys Parody (2003).
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It was animated with The Simpsons usual production pipeline, which involved sending shots to AKOM in South Korea, but with an amplified focus on the 3-D. The team would attempt to complete ten scenes to send to AKOM per week, which would be returned in a cleaned-up form after two weeks. Shots were then composited together at Film Roman out of necessity as the backgrounds relied on the 3-D. Most stereo elements for 3-D were picked out after shots were cleaned up, while others were manipulated in post-production with After Effects. The short was more costly than the average episode of the television show.
Hyde was brought into Film Roman as President and CEO to reorganize the company. Hyde successfully stopped the negative cash flow, cut back the corporate overhead, and generated new business, Tripping the Rift, Eloise, Wow Wow Wubbzy, and Motocross, while continuing to produce The Simpsons and King of the Hill and deliver them to the Fox Network on a timely basis. IDT Entertainment bought control of Film Roman in 2003. Hyde was Chief Operating Officer of IDT Entertainment and CEO of IDTE Productions, New Arc Productions, Anchor Bay Home Entertainment, and Film Roman.
Mighty Max (1993–1994). Double Dragon (1993–1994). Hurricanes (1993–1994). Street Sharks (1994–1997). Mega Man (1994–1995). Highlander: The Animated Series (1994–1996). Gadget Boy and Heather (1995–1996). Ultraforce (1995–1996). Princess Gwenevere and the Jewel Riders (1995–1996). Skysurfer Strike Force (1995–1996). Extreme Dinosaurs (1997). Extreme Ghostbusters (1997). Sonic Underground (1999–2000). Monster Rancher (1999–2000). Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles (1999–2000). Roswell Conspiracies: Aliens, Myths and Legends (1999–2000). Kong: The Animated Series (2000–2001). Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog (1993). Stone Protectors (1993). Twinkle, the Dream Being (1993).
Nancy Beiman was also served as animator for the movie The Brave Little Toaster (1987), the television movie Snoopy: The Musical (1988), the movie Jetsons: The Movie (1990), the television series Bobby's World was produced by Film Roman, Lee Mendelson Film Productions and Alevy Productions, Inc., and the movie Asterix Conquers America (1994). Beiman currently teaches storyboard at Sheridan College's Animation department in Canada. Beiman previously taught animation at Savannah College of Art and Design, and taught animation, character design, layout, storyboard and gesture drawing at Rochester Institute of Technology, School of Film & Animation from 2004 to 2008.
BardelBardel Entertainment Inc.
Bardel Entertainment, Inc. is a Canadian animation studio founded in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 1987. The word "Bardel" comes from the names of its founders, Barry Ward and Delna Bhesania, who are a married couple. It is involved in the acquisition, development, production and distribution of animated programming. It is led by CEO Rick Mischel, previously a producer at Sony Pictures Animation.
This is a list of video games based on cartoons. The list does not include games based on Japanese anime, which are separately listed at List of video games based on anime or manga.
* 2 January – Hey Hey It's Saturday launches in 1995 without Ossie Ostrich as Ernie Carroll, who was Graham Kennedy's on-screenwriter from the early IMT days, retired at the end of 1994. Spin-off The Best/Worst Of Red Faces had specials aired on February 13, May 15 and August 10 * 18 January – American sitcom The Nanny premieres on Network Ten. * 24 January – Australian lifestyle series Better Homes and Gardens premieres on the Seven Network. * 30 January – Australian current affairs programme Today Tonight airs on the Seven Network. The show will be launched with individual editions in each of Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane.