Friday, July 27, 2007

"Guess what I'm seeing tonight!?!??!??! I'm soooooooooooo FREAKIN' excited! WoooooHoooooo!"

The Simpsons Movie is a 2007 animated comedy film based on the animated television series The Simpsons, directed by David Silverman. The film was produced by James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Al Jean, Mike Scully, and Richard Sakai and written by eleven of the television series' most prolific writers: Scully, Jean, Brooks, Groening, George Meyer, David Mirkin, Mike Reiss, John Swartzwelder, Jon Vitti, Ian Maxtone-Graham and Matt Selman. It stars the regular television cast of Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria, Harry Shearer, Pamela Hayden, and Tress MacNeille and features Albert Brooks in a prominent guest role, as well as Tom Hanks and Green Day in smaller ones.

After previous attempts to create a film version of The Simpsons had failed due to script length and lack of staff, production began in 2001. Numerous plot ideas were conceived by the writers, with Matt Groening's being developed into the film. The script was re-written one hundred times, continuing even after animation had begun. This meant that "two films' worth" of finished material was cut, including cameos from Isla Fisher, Minnie Driver and Erin Brockovich. Tie-in promotions were made with 7-Eleven, who transformed their stores into Kwik-E-Marts, and other companies such as Burger King. The film premiered in Springfield, Vermont, who had won the right to hold it through a Fox competition.



Debs said...

Oh I want to see The Simpson's so bad. Let me know if you liked it or not. :) My favorite preview so far is Flander's saying..."I hate that you have the devil's curly hair." The kids have been saying that to me all week. LOL

andrena said...

popping in for a BIG OLE HUG!!!

Lynda Walldez said...

OMG Jennie! This movie rocks! It's so hilarious, and its so cool how they show stuff you would normally never see on the regular show. I hope you stayed to watch the credits. :D