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Matt Groening

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Matthew Abram "Matt" Groening (born February 15, 1954) is an American cartoonist, screenwriter, and producer. He is the creator of the comic strip Life in Hell as well as two successful television series, The Simpsons and Futurama. Groening made his first professional cartoon sale of Life in Hell to the avant-garde Wet magazine in 1978. The cartoon is still carried in 250 weekly newspapers. Life in Hell caught the attention of James L. Brooks. In 1985, Brooks contacted Groening with the proposition of working in animation for the Fox variety show The Tracey Ullman Show. Originally, Brooks wanted Groening to adapt his Life in Hell characters for the show. Fearing the loss of ownership rights, Groening decided to create something new and came up with a cartoon family, The Simpsons, and named the members after his own parents and sisters — while Bart was an anagram of the word brat. The shorts would be spun off into their own series: The Simpsons, which has since aired over 480 episodes. In 1997, Groening, along with former Simpsons writer David X. Cohen, developed Futurama, an animated series about life in the year 3000, which premiered in 1999. After four years on the air, the show was canceled by Fox in 2003, but Comedy Central commissioned 16 new episodes from four direct-to-DVD movies in 2008. Then, in June 2009, Comedy Central ordered 26 new episodes of Futurama, to be aired over two seasons. Groening has won 11 Primetime Emmy Awards, ten for The Simpsons and one for Futurama as well as a British Comedy Award for "outstanding contribution to comedy" in 2004. In 2002, he won the National Cartoonist Society Reuben Award for his work on Life in Hell. Description above from the Wikipedia article Matt Groening, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Feb 15, 1954 In Portland, Oregon, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
16
First Appeared:
In the movie Dreadtown
Latest Project:
Movie A Grand Night In: The Story of Aardman 2015-12-26
Known For
Poster of Theory of Obscurity: A Film About the Residents
Poster of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Poster of The Simpsons
Poster of The Story
Filmography

Dreadtown (2018)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself

Theory of Obscurity: A Film About the Residents (2015)

Documentary Music
Movie
as Himself
6.9 4 votes

I Thought I Told You To Shut Up!! (2015)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself
5 1 votes

A Grand Night In: The Story of Aardman (2015)

Animation Documentary
Movie
as Himself
8 5 votes

Sex and Broadcasting (2014)

Movie
as Himself
8 1 votes

Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope (2011)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself
6.8 13 votes

The Seventh Python (2008)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself

Hair High (2004)

Horror Animation Comedy
Movie
as Will (voice)
7 7 votes

Richard & Judy (2001)

Talk
Series
as Unknown
3 2 votes

Olive, the Other Reindeer (1999)

Animation Family Comedy
Movie
as Arturo (voice)
6.5 11 votes

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996)

News Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7 91 votes

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)

Talk
Series
as Unknown
7 33 votes

The Revenge of the Dead Indians (1993)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself

The Simpsons (1989)

Animation Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.1 844 votes

Prisoners of Gravity (1989)

Documentary
Series
as Unknown
9.8 2 votes

The Story (1969)

Movie
as Himself