Thursday, 23 February 2017

Sky Comedy Yonderland To End After Three Series

Yonderland, Sky’s hit fantasy sitcom starring Stephen Fry and Mathew Baynton, is ending after three series.


In an announcement posted by Yonderland co-creator and actor Laurence Rickard, the show’s writers said the portal to the wacky fantasy land had closed for the last time.

It reads: “After three series, and a ridiculous amount of fun, the time has come to hang up our Elders’ robes. With no cliffhangers left dangling, and a Christmas Special as the cherry on top of our Yonderland cake, the decision has been made to close the portal for good.”



The eccentric family comedy was written by and starred the cast of CBBC's Horrible Histories: Mat Baynton, Simon Farnaby, Martha Howe-Douglas, Jim Howick, Laurence Rickard and Ben Willbond.

It follows bored Debbie Maddox (Martha Howe-Douglas), a stay-at-home escaping to adventures fantasy kingdom Yonderland, where most characters are puppets. It notably starred Stephen Fry as the show's villain Cuddly Dick during its third season.



Series one aired in November 2013, and the final series was broadcast in November last year, followed by a festive special on Christmas eve.

No word if Nick the Stick will finally get to retire though.


Original source: Radio Times; Additional source: Wikipedia.

Fox And TinyCo Announce New Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow Mobile Game

GOOD NEWS EVERYONE!


TinyCo™, a Jam City Company, and Fox Interactive today announced the development of Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow, a new game app coming soon for mobile devices. The game features original content from Futurama creator and Executive Producer Matt Groening, Executive Producer David X. Cohen, and much of the team behind the beloved TV series. TinyCo is also working with Rough Draft Studios - Futurama’s original animators - to bring the show’s trademark humor, signature visual style, and ensemble comedic adventure to mobile players everywhere.


“I love this game because it feels just like Futurama," said Matt Groening, creator and Executive Producer of Futurama and The Simpsons. “Except now you get to jab the characters in the face.”

The game is being produced in partnership with Fox Interactive, Twentieth Century Fox’s interactive division, and Matt Groening’s Curiosity Company. This partnership continues the strong teamwork that Fox Interactive and TinyCo established with Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff, a mobile game based on the hit Fox animated TV series Family Guy. Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff has attracted tens of millions of players while winning multiple awards, and Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow looks to continue in this tradition.


"Futurama is back, bigger and better than ever! Or possibly smaller and equally good. But either way, it’s back!” said David X. Cohen, co-developer with Matt Groening and Executive Producer of Futurama. "We’ve got completely new stories from the original writers, cast, and animators. This is the real Futurama deal."

Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow is coming soon for mobile devices via the App Store, Google Play, and the Amazon Appstore. More information on the game will be released in the near future. For more details on Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow as they are revealed, and to connect with the Futurama fans who will create and play the game, go to www.fb.com/playfuturama, www.twitter.com/playfuturama, and www.tinyco.com. Additionally, pre-register on Google Play at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tinyco.futurama or visit www.youwillplayfuturama.com by order of Hypnotoad to be notified when the game is released.

Sources: Newsarama, License! Global, Futurama Wiki, Game Spot.

Friday, 17 February 2017

Thursday, 2 February 2017

CC Investigates: Why Are Millennials Killing Everything? | Comedy Central UK

According to the world's media, millennials are ruining everything. They're destroying great, fantastic industries. Really great.