Entries in South Park (4)


Matt Stone, Trey Parker Want You To Star in Next ‘South Park’ Game

Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Plenty of rehashes and sequels were on display at XBox’s E3 Media Briefing Monday, but only one game had everyone laughing out loud.

That game was South Park: The Stick of Truth.

In a break from Microsoft’s presentation, the latest South Park game managed to “stick” out in one way -- it looked nothing like a game at all. South Park’s creators, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, took to the stage and announced that they had been working with THQ to ”make a game that felt like you were in an episode of South Park.”

Footage from the upcoming role playing game looked identical to an episode of the show and promised to feature a wide array of well-known creatures and characters from the South Park universe, spanning from Crab People to Underpants Gnomes. One important new character has been added to the game, however, and that character is you.

The game looks to take advantage of the popularity surrounding South Park’s avatar generator and place your self-designed character in the forefront of the story. The user's character will explore the town, mapped out by South Park’s creators in great detail for the first time, ”trying to become the fifth of the four boys.”

Stone and Parker have gotten into gaming before; the first South Park game was released 14 years ago for PlayStation and the Nintendo 64. Most versions failed both to capture the spirit of the series and turn it into solid gameplay. The most recent title, this year’s South Park: Tenorman’s Revenge, arrived to lukewarm reviews and little fanfare.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio


Kim Jong Il’s Death Sparks ‘Team America’ Tweets

SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The death of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il sparked a widespread reaction from Twitter users, many of whom were familiar with the despot from the 2004 cartoon parody movie Team America: World Police, by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the makers of South Park.

The term “Team America” shot to the top of the Twitter trends list, joining the terms “North Korea” and “Kim Jong Il” as news of Kim’s death spread Monday. The movie depicts Kim as a terrorist with an Asian Elmer Fudd accent who lures world leaders to a peace conference while simultaneously planning attacks in their home countries with weapons of mass destruction.

The American “World Police” are tasked with stopping the dictator and saving the world.

Kim, a noted film enthusiast, never commented publicly on the film, but did ask the Czech Republic to ban the movie.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio


'South Park' Creators Lead Tony Nominees for 'Book of Mormon'

Michael Tran/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- They killed Kenny -- many times -- and now they're killing on Broadway. The Tony nominations are out and the guys behind South Park are the leading nominees.

Book of Mormon, co-written and produced by South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker, is up for 14 Tony nominations -- including best musical. The Scottsboro Boys, a period musical, is up for 12, while the revival of Anything Goes is up for nine.

Some notable names with nominations: Al Pacino, Vanessa Redgrave, Ellen Barkin and Edie Falco. One notable snub? Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe was not recognized for his critically-acclaimed turn in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

The Tony Awards will be held on June 12 at New York City's Beacon Theater.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio


'South Park' Creators Defend Their 'Mormon' Musical

Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Although the Broadway musical, "The Book of Mormon," is edgy and controversial, its creators, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, insisted that Mormons should not be offended by its content.

"They're so happy-go-lucky, kind of optimistic people, and they kind of have that cheesy factor," Parker said. "It's like Mormons, Disney, Rogers and Hammerstein, it all kind of makes sense...Mormons are just happy people so you're going to get a happy musical out of it."

After over a decade of amusing and offending America with their smash-hit cartoon, "South Park," on Comedy Central, the duo took a leap of faith into their Broadway debut with "The Book of Mormon," which has already earned them critical acclaim.

The musical, which opened Thursday night at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre in New York City, tells the story of two Mormon missionaries in Uganda.

Although it was written to poke fun at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Stone reiterated that the "Book of Mormon" was not meant to just mock Mormonism, but religion in general, calling his show, "an atheist's love letter to religion."

"Anybody's religion, to an outsider, it's just as goofy," he said. "I don't think either of us think Mormonism is any goofy-ier than Hinduism or Christianity, from an outsider's point of view."

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