On the heels of the announcement from Fox that The Simpsons will appear on Family Guy, Comic-Con attendees learn that the animated family will join forces with Futurama in crossover episode planned for 2014.
On the heels of the announcement from Fox that The Simpsons will appear on Family Guy, Comic-Con attendees learned that the animated family is to join forces with Futurama for crossover episode planned for 2014, according to a report by IGN.
That episode of The Simpsons will record next month and either air as the Season 25 finale next May or the Season 26 premiere fall 2014. Other guest stars for the upcoming season will include Kristen Wiig, Zach Galifianakis, Elisabeth Moss, Stan Lee and Harlan Ellison.
Series creator Matt Groening reportedly said there would also be more crossover between the show and The Simpsons: Tapped Out, while executive producer Al Jean teased a "Holidays of Future Passed" sequel episode where Homer dies so many times he eventually appears as a hologram, and Maggie still doesn't talk. He also mentioned that a "very musical episode" is in the works but couldn't offer any more details yet.
As far as another Simpsons Movie is concerned, Jean said there was "nothing imminent," with Groening adding that everyone's still recovering from pulling double duty for four years on the first one.
Also on tap is a special opening sequence directed by Guillermo del Toro, which packs in virtually every horror movie character or scenario in a few minutes along with parodies of several of del Toro's own films.
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.