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Twentieth Century Fox sued over 'Simpsons' hologram used at Comic-Con

Hologram USA, along with Musion Das Hologram Limited and Uwe Maass, are suing Twentieth Century Fox and Gracie Films for willful infringement in regards to a Homer Simpson hologram that was used at Comic-Con in July.

According to the lawsuit filed Thursday, “Defendants do not possess a valid license to practice that technology. Such a license may only be provided by Plaintiffs. In spite of their knowledge of Plaintiffs’ rights, the Performance was made anyway.”

The activity in question is the Simpsons Comic-Con panel, during which a hologram of Homer came out onto the stage for a discussion with the show’s creator, Matt Groening, among others. You can watch it below.

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Margaret Groening, inspiration for Marge Simpson, dies

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Margaret Ruth Groening, mother to The Simpsons creator Matt Groening and inspiration for the character of Marge, has passed away at age 94, according to an obituary in The Oregonian.

Many of the names mentioned in the obit will sound familiar to fans of Springfield. Born Margaret Wiggum, she married high-school classmate Homer Groening, “whom she chose because he made her laugh the most.” She is survived by her brother, Arnold; her children, Mark, Matt, Lisa and Maggie; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The Oregonian points out that while Groening never went by Marge, that “didn’t stop fans from equating her with the ever-tolerant, ever-doting mother on The Simpsons.”

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