Simon, surrounded by family and his dog, passes away at his home after battling colon cancer. He was 59 years old. The Sam Simon Foundation:
For those of us who knew him, his voice will forever echo in our minds; his sense of humor will continue to make us laugh; and his compassion and generosity will continue to impact our lives. Sam, you will be missed by many, but there is a particular sadness among our clinic staff. We have been together for so long, and your absence will forever leave a void in our lives.
Groundskeeper Willie of The Simpsons comes out in favor of independence, in a video released by Fox:
Both sides of this argument have valid points: the freedom-loving heirs of highland tradition, and those who enjoy crawling like worms beneath British boots.
Willie nominates himself to lead the independent nation rather than the ‘safe choice’ of First Minister Salmond:
I won’t back down to world leaders, because I don’t know who they are and I’m not willing to learn! Also, I’ve lived in America most of my life, so I’ve seen firsthand how not to run a country.
Artist alexSandro Palombo reimagines characters from Disney films, The Simpsons and Family Guy as Palestinians and Israelis in a series titled ‘Stop Hamas Terrorism’ and ‘Once Upon a time the children in Palestine,’ which he says is inspired by the 2014 Israel kidnappings and alleged use of child soldiers by Hamas. On what he refers to as ‘Disney humor chic’ art:
A powerful series to meditate. An original awareness campaign focused on the devastating problem of terrorism that affects Israel and Palestine and on child soldiers.
The Simpson’s episode on Sunday, May 4th, ‘Brick Like me’ will be going Lego.
Groening talks about the origin of The Simpsons theme song, a collaboration with Danny Elfman.
We hooked up with Danny Elfman of Oingo Boingo who had just started to do his film composing. He did Pee Wee’s Big Adventure and Batman and he got it (The Simpsons theme) right away.
Groening and Jean are interviewed on a French television channel. They talk about why it took so long to create The Simpsons Movie and Groening’s favorite characters. Jean:
We wrote the script from 2003 to 2006 and then started animating and then continued to rewrite. We just finished rewriting and reanimated so it’s done as of last week.
Groening is interviewed during his Simpsons video game launch in Las Vegas, Nevada. They talk about his franchise and how involved he was with the game.
My kids, they’re huge video game freaks and they told me what to put in the game.
Ullman speaks about the her thoughts on The Simpsons being a part of her variety show.
The Simpson family are unusual and truthful and it’s quite a lovely thing to add to our variety show format.