In 1989, the first episode of an animated series made its debut on Fox, which has since gone on to conquer the world: The Simpsons. Created by Matt Groening, its success prompted the studio to creation of a string of other animation series aimed at adult audiences, including Futurama in 1998, also created by Matt Groening; Family Guy in 1999, and American Dad! in 2005, both created by Seth MacFarlane. More recently, Bob’s Burgers, was created in 2011 by Loren Bouchard, but has yet to be broadcast in France. Fox is the only network that screens animated shows in prime time, every Sunday evening, making it unique in the US broadcast sphere. Let’s take a look back on these short formats that marked the collective imagination and pop culture, with America blown apart by some absurd, biting gags! THE SIMPSONSTHURSDAY 20 APRIL AT 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM Be welcome at the THE SIMPSONS ON THE BIG SCREEN screening in the Séries Mania under the Canopy program. NO ONLINE BOOKING NECESSARY. AMERICAN DAD! AND FAMILY GUYMONDAY 17 APRIL AT 8:00 PM AT THE UGC CINÉ CITÉ LES HALLES BOOK MY TICKETS AMERICAN DAD! © Fox AMERICAN DAD! U.S.A 2008-2009 season 5 episodes 5 and 9 – in English – col. 2x30min (series 219x30min) creators: Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker, Matt Weitzman / producer: 20th Century Fox Television / international sales: 20th Century Fox Television Distribution / U.S. broadcaster: Fox Network / France broadcaster: NRJ12 FAMILY GUY – LES GRIFFIN © 2005, 2008 FoxFAMILY GUY U.S.A 2005 season 4 episode 6, 2008 season 8 episode 1 – in English – col. 2x30min (series 283x30min) creator: Seth MacFarlane / producer: 20th Century Fox Television / international sales: 20th Century Fox Television Distribution / U.S. broadcaster: Fox Network Created by Seth MacFarlane (Ted), American Dad! and Family Guy follow the daily lives of two families who have a lot in common: Fathers who are nuts, mothers who are stoical housewives, ungrateful teenagers, and pets that are much smarter than their owners. They are manipulated respectively by Roger the extraterrestrial (American Dad!) and Stewie, an evil obsessed baby (Family Guy). FUTURAMA AND BOB’S BURGERSSATURDAY 22 APRIL AT 2:30 PM AT THE UGC CINÉ CITÉ LES HALLES BOOK MY TICKETS FUTURAMA © 1999 – 2000 Fox FUTURAMA U.S.A 1999 season 1 episode 1, 2000 season 3 episode 19 in English with French subtitles col. 2x30min (series 140x30min) creator: Matt Groening / producers: The Curiosity Company in association with 20th Century Fox Television / international sales: 20th Century Television Distribution / U.S. broadcaster: Fox Network / France broadcaster: NRJ12 Screened in original version. BOB’S BURGERS © 2011-2012 Fox BOB’S BURGERS U.S.A 2011 season 1 episode 6, 2013 season 3 episode 10 2x30min (series 118x30min) creator: Loren Bouchard / producers: 20th Century Fox Television / international sales: 20th Fox Television Distribution / U.S. broadcaster: Fox Network Bob’s Burgers will be screened in original version. Futurama follows the crazy missions of Fry and his colleagues on the Planet Express in 2999, after being accidentally frozen. As for the Belcher family, they run the restaurant Bob’s Burger, where children Louise, Gene and Tina, whose personalities are as funny as they are appalling, give their parents plenty to deal with.