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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014.
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Margaret Groening, who inspired cartoon character Marge Simpson, dies

Margaret Groening, who inspired cartoon character Marge Simpson, dies

PORTLAND, Ore., May 7 (UPI) -- Margaret Groening, who married one cartoonist, gave birth to another and inspired the cartoon character Marge Simpson, has died in Oregon. She was 94.
Comedy Central cancels animated series 'Futurama'

Comedy Central cancels animated series 'Futurama'

LOS ANGELES, April 22 (UPI) -- U.S. cable network Comedy Central says it has decided not to renew the animated space series "Futurama" for an eighth season.

Another 'Simpsons' movie not in the works

LOS ANGELES, March 10 (UPI) -- "Simpsons" creator Matt Groening says a followup to the TV show's 2007 blockbuster film won't be happening for a long time.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 15, 2013.
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Homer Simpson votes for Mitt Romney

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Homer Simpson, the animated star of Matt Groening's "The Simpsons," voted for Mitt Romney in an online promotional clip for the show's new season.
'Simpsons' Springfield location revealed

'Simpsons' Springfield location revealed

SPRINGFIELD, Ore., April 11 (UPI) -- The creator of "The Simpsons" said the city where his TV family lives is named after Springfield, Ore. -- a state Homer Simpson called "California's toupee."
Laurel, Hardy foil inspired Homer Simpson

Laurel, Hardy foil inspired Homer Simpson

HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- The DNA of "The Simpsons" reaches as far back as the classic films of Laurel and Hardy, the creators said on the eve of the show's 500th episode.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012.
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Comedy Central orders more 'Futurama'

Comedy Central orders more 'Futurama'

NEW YORK, March 29 (UPI) -- Comedy Central and Twentieth Century Fox Television say they have picked up 26 new episodes of the U.S. animated comedy series, "Futurama."
Ferrera, Groening to be Sundance judges

Ferrera, Groening to be Sundance judges

PARK CITY, Utah, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Actress America Ferrera and "The Simpsons" creator Matt Groening are to serve as judges at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, organizers announced.

'Futurama' voice actors agree to deals

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- The creators of the U.S. TV series "Futurama" say they are thrilled the animated show's five original voice actors have agreed to stay on.
Comedy Central revives 'Futurama'

Comedy Central revives 'Futurama'

LOS ANGELES, June 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. cable network Comedy Central has ordered 26 new episodes of "Futurama," the sci-fi animated series Fox canceled six years ago.
'Simpsons' stamps go on sale

'Simpsons' stamps go on sale

LOS ANGELES, May 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. Postal Service said Thursday it has begun releasing 1 billion "The Simpsons" stamps through the country's 34,000 post offices.
Actor plays MacBeth as Homer Simpson

Actor plays MacBeth as Homer Simpson

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- "MacHomer," Rick Miller's touring one-man stage show, is an adaptation of the drama "MacBeth" as played by characters from U.S. television's "The Simpsons."
'Simpsons' ride opens at Universal Orlando

'Simpsons' ride opens at Universal Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla., May 15 (UPI) -- "The Simpsons Ride," based on the long-running animated television series, officially opened Thursday at the Universal Orlando Resort in Florida.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 15, 2008.
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TV, film assistants join WGA picket line

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- More than 250 film and TV assistants joined the Writers Guild of America picket line outside of 20th Century Fox in Los Angeles Monday.

'Simpsons' Moe based on Rich Hall

LONDON, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. comedian Rich Hall claims "The Simpsons" character Moe is based on him.

Homer Simpson makes Oxford quote book

LONDON, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Words of wisdom from Hollywood cartoon character Homer Simpson have made it into a new Oxford dictionary of quotations, The Sun newspaper said Wednesday.

Cowabonga, dudes! 'Simpsons' No. 1

LOS ANGELES, July 29 (UPI) -- "The Simpsons Movie," the long-awaited film treatment of the long-running animated TV series, zoomed into first place in U.S. movie theaters this weekend.

Vt. town celebrates 'Simpsons' premiere

SPRINGFIELD, Vt., July 22 (UPI) -- Springfield, Vt., this weekend celebrated the upcoming premiere of "The Simpsons Movie."

D'oh! Simpsons part of Universal park

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., April 24 (UPI) -- The Simpsons, the most recognizable cartoon family of fictional Springfield, USA, now are part of the Universal family of U.S. theme parks.

Oh, Springfield, where art thou?

SPRINGFIELD, Ore., March 8 (UPI) -- The Simpsons animated movie will premiere this summer in one of the U.S. Springfields scattered nationwide and boosters in Oregon hope their Springfield wins.

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UPI almanac for Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007.
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