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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.
Trey Parker and Matt Stone have reached a new deal with Comedy Central to extend cable’s longest-running animated series, South Park. The deal for three additional seasons ensures the series will remain in original episodes through 2016, reaching its 20th season. Parker and Stone will continue to write, direct and edit every episode as they have since the premiere of the series in 1997.
South Park, which recently wrapped its 15th season, averaged over 3.5 million viewers per episode during its most recent season, in which it was the #1 show in all of television among Men 18-24 in Wednesday Prime and the #1 show in cable among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34, Adults 18-24, Men 18-34 and Men 18-24 in Wednesday Prime.
FOX has renewed The Simpsons for a 24th and 25th season, bringing the series total to 559 episodes. Following the MLB American League Championship Series and World Series games on FOX, The Simpsons returns with all-new episodes beginning with “Treehouse of Horrors XXII,” on Sunday, Oct. 30 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT).
Synopsis: In the spooky opener, Homer takes a dangerous dive into an isolated canyon on Candy Peak, but when a crashing boulder traps his arm, he channels Aron Ralston (guest voicing as himself) to save himself. In “The Diving Bell and Butterball,” the first of three hair-raising Halloween tales, a venomous spider bite leaves Homer paralyzed, but when Lisa discovers Homer’s ability to communicate through natural gases, he is able to express his love for Marge. The killer spells continue in “Dial D for Diddly,” when Ned Flanders, devout preacher by day, transforms into a cold-blooded vigilante by night. In the final terrifying tale, “In the Na’Vi,” Bart and Milhouse are assigned on a mission to access a sacred extract on a distant planet. They morph into the land’s indigenous one-eyed avatars, but when Bart finds love and an eternal mate abroad, he is caught in planet warfare.
John Kricfalusi, creator of the The Ren & Stimpy Show, designed the couch gag intro for the Simpsons episode that aired on October 2. You can see the twisted video below. And you can see some of John K.’s Simpsons artwork on his website and an in-depth interview regarding the cough cag at CartoonBrew.com
The Last Airbender: Legend of Korra is a spin-off of Avatar: The Last Airbender and is expected to air on Nickelodeon in mid-2012. The series is currently under production, and is expected to run for 26 episodes. The co-creators of the original series, Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, will personally write all of the episodes. The new series will take place 70 years after the end of the Avatar: The Last Airbender story arc, with all-new characters and settings.
Futurama fans at Comic-Con can catch a sneak peak of MONOPOLY: Futurama Collector’s Edition, on display at Fox Booth #4313. For those who can’t make it to the show, here’s the first look at the box.
Set in New New York, you’ll use your money to buy, sell, and trade properties from the animated series. From Mom’s Friendly Robot Company to Planet Express Headquarters, you can also build Resi-domes and People Hives as you battle for control of the galaxy.
MONOPOLY: Futurama Collector’s Edition will be available this fall.
Coming to FOX this fall.
FOX announced today that Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane is set to reboot the classic 1960s Hanna-Barbera series, The Flintstones. Production is set to begin this fall for a 2013 premiere. The series will be produced by both 20th Century Fox Television and Warner Bros. Television.
According to Deadline, in a video screened at FOX’s upfronts presentation, MacFarlane assured those in attendance that the characters will look the same–but new prehistoric technology will be introduced. An example he pondered was, “What is the animal version of an iPad?”
Coming to FOX in 2012.