Jews In Toons: A Simpsons Writer On Cartoons and Religion
Springfield’s evangelical Ned Flanders and Hindu Kwik-E-Mart owner Apu are frequent foils to satirize and explore religious belief systems on The Simpsons -- America’s longest running scripted TV show. Mike Reiss, four-time emmy winning writer for The Simpsons is interested in teasing out another brand of animated spirituality – Judaism. He’s presenting “Jews in Toons” -- discovering Jewish themes across Springfield’s twenty-four year history. His talk takes place at the New Hampshire Jewish Film Festival at Concord’s Red River Theatres on April 14th.