It’s an event that’s forever been in the making, doubly so since it was announced before last San Diego Comic Con, but Fox previewed the inevitable Simpsons/Family Guy crossover today at the event otherwise known as “Nerd Fest 2014.” Call it a cheap ploy for ratings, call it the last grasp of two once-great animated franchises, or call it the entertainment event of fall, but “The Simpsons Guy” is coming, and it’s the hour-long opening of season 13 of Family Guy. If you can’t wait though, a preview clip has been posted to the interwebs. (more…)
Jeremy filled us in yesterday on the upcoming animated Axe Cop TV show coming to FOX’s planned Saturday late-night programming block that is being spearheaded by Nick Weidenfeld, the head of Animation Domination HD (or ADHD) and a former Adult Swim executive. Early reports also indicated that Weidenfeld had begun searching for a showrunner, news that had me wondering what role Axe Cop creators Ethan Nicolle and his brother, 8 year old Malachai, would have on the show.
On break from riding dinosaurs and bribing a child, Ethan took a moment to fill us in on his and Malachai’s role with Axe Cop the TV show.
I will be a producer on the show and when needed (I) will bounce things off of Malachai for input. It is true that the show will not be written by either of us because it’s just not feasible to make a tv show dependent on a child’s whims, but I have talked to a lot of different people in Hollywood about bringing Axe Cop to the screen and Nick, as well as everyone else I have met at ADHD, are the most serious and passionate Axe Cop fans I’ve met in the industry and I feel pretty confident they will treat it right. You get a lot of people out here who are after it because it’s “got a lot of buzz” (and they have no idea why). Nick gets Axe Cop. He has been going to bat for it for a while now and his enthusiasm for it is exciting. I also think putting Axe Cop in adult animation leaves it open to be just as over the edge as it is in the comics. If we went all ages we would have to dial it back a lot. I’m as excited as everyone else is for this, I can’t wait to see Axe Cop come to life! – Ethan Nicolle