Comic Riffs: Matt Groening

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 10/13/2012

PICKS OF THE WEEK: To celebrate ‘Life in Hell,’ cartoonists collaborate on a gift for Groening

To celebrate ‘Life in Hell,’ cartoonists collaborate on a tribute to ‘Simpsons’ creator Matt Groening.

By Michael Cavna  |  01:52 PM ET, 10/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  matt groening, jen sorensen

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 04/10/2012

THE ‘SIMPSONS’ REVEAL: And the real Springfield is located in...

For the first time, creator Matt Groening shares the true inspiration of a town behind the Fox animation landmark’s setting.

By Michael Cavna  |  05:02 PM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the simpsons, matt groening, springfield oregon

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 12/06/2010

THE ANNIES: DreamWorks, Disney/Parker lead animation nominations

In what could be a bellwether for the Oscars race, the Best Animated Feature contenders have just been announced for the 38th annual Annie Awards. In announcing all its nominations Monday, the International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood said the...

By Michael Cavna  |  01:45 PM ET, 12/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Animation | Tags:  Annie Awards, Brad Bird, Disney Pixar, DreamWorks Animation, Eric Goldberg, Matt Groening

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 10/11/2010

ANIMATION OF THE DAY: Banksy delivers the quasi-dark satire on 'THE SIMPSONS' (Updated)

(20th Century Fox) In terms of grabbing headlines, "The Simpsons" continues to be on a cultural roll this season. The show announced last month that Katy Perry -- deemed too steamy for "Sesame Street" -- would be featured on...

By Michael Cavna  |  01:00 PM ET, 10/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Animation | Tags:  Al Jean, Banksy, Matt Groening, The Simpsons, Tom Gammill

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 08/13/2010

TRIBUTE: Remembering 'FUTURAMA' producer Alex Johns, 43

ALEX JOHNS with his dog, Rio. (Courtesy of the Johns family.) Washington Post staff writer Manuel Roig-Franzia knew accomplished animation producer ALEX JOHNS, who was especially noted for his work on "The Ant Bully" and "Futurama." Johns died last...

By Michael Cavna  |  03:00 PM ET, 08/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  General, General | Tags:  Alex Johns, Ant Bully, Futurama, John A. Davis, Lee Supercinski, Matt Groening