How much input does Fox/Celebrities have in Tapped Out?
starstrucsims wrote:I've been wondering how much approval EA needs from Fox or from celebrities for their characters to be included in the game.
I remember in the old World of Springfield days, Rabbi Krustofsky was a planned figure but was later canceled because Jackie Mason didn't want the figure to be made. I also know that all voice clips had to be approved by Fox for use in the figures. Not only approved, but licensed and paid for.
So if the consent of Fox or a celebrity is required for Tapped Out, that may explain why a lot of celebrity characters have never shown up in the game, and maybe never will. As sought after as Troy McClure and Lionel Hutz are, I doubt EA have simply overlooked them or failed to release them. Lyle Lanley made an ever so brief appearance in the Monorail event. So someone had to go to all the trouble of drawing him, animating him, etc. But he vanished never to be seen again. I don't think EA are that stupid. They'd make a bunch of money releasing these characters as premiums. But if they can't get approval from the estate of Phil Hartman, that would explain it.
for Rabbi Krustofsky even if he was added he probably woulda been unvoiced unless it was by Dan Castellaneta since only the main six are used
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