Simpsons Movies coming

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  1. Brad_W

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    Check out the article
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    From Filmforce
    Dohs, Nuts, and Doughnuts
    Can The Simpsons make a triple-hit at the cinema?
    by Paul Davidson
    2001-10-30
    Fox's pithy, comical, irreverent, yet often relevant series The Simpsons has been a phenomenally long-running success by both animated and primetime television standards. Now heading into its thirteenth season, it just doesn't stop amusing its huge fan following. For years, people have been asking how much longer the series could last. Now they're asking when we get to see a Simpsons movie. It looks like both questions have now been answered.
    When asked these questions a year ago August, series creator Matt Groening said that asking "how much longer" for the Simpsons was like asking a marathon runner if he was tired. In other words, the series seemingly has its own endless energy that it can keep tapping to go on as long as it wants. More recently, Simpsons producer Al Jean told IGN FilmForce that "it may be smart to do the series, then wait a couple of years, like Star Trek, and then have a movie come out. I think the anticipation would be tremendous." Both Groening and Jean have said that they're definitely planning to do a movie, but no deals or timetables had been set.
    However, this past week, Nancy Cartwright (the voice of Bart Simpson), speaking at Ohio University, dished out a lot more information on the franchise's direction. After this season, Fox has renewed the show for another year, with the option to renew again for a fifteenth season. The big news, at least to moviephiles, is that once the series is over, the voice talent has been signed on to do not one, but three full-length feature films! You can read the full report at AICN. Certainly no details about these films are known yet, but we'll be keeping a close eye on the future of The Simpsons. Stay tuned to IGN FilmForce!
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    I'd see them.
    But, who knows if it'll ever happen.
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  2. Vince Maskeeper

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    This is being posted as news all around the net as evidence a movie is coming- but is the same status it's had for years. The voice talent has been signed to do films, as a standard part of their contract, since the last time the signed.
    That doesn't mean thy'll actually make a simpsons feature- rather the legal department has insured that they won't have to renegotiate to do so.
    I think that a feature film clause has been built into their contracts since season one. The recent contracts have just extended that to the possibility of 3 films.
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  3. Brad_W

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  4. Scott Weinberg

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    I dug this thread out of mothballs to share this little snippet. It comes from a UGO.com interview with Harry Shearer.
    http://www.cinecon.com/news.php3?d=020830&n=5
    I know it's not Earth-shattering news, but I found it a little bit interesting. [​IMG]
     
  5. NickSo

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    Screw the simpsons movie, lets see a FAMILY GUY MOVIE! [​IMG] I just love family guy.. though simpsons is the classic cartoon-comedy i still like 'em [​IMG]
     
  6. Rob Tomlin

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    A Simpson movie would be great!
    I watched a re-run tonight. Homer was recalling the birth of one of his daughters. Upon delivery, Homer says "It's a boy! And what a boy!"
    The Doctor then states "Uh, Mr. Simpson, that's the umbilical cord"!
    [​IMG]
     

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