[8] A lot of the animation was produced using Wacom Cintiq tablets, which allowed images to be drawn directly onto a computer monitor to facilitate production. "[15], Fox held a competition among 16 Springfields across the United States to host the American premiere. Moe Szyslak / ˈ s ɪ z l æ k / is a recurring character from the animated television series The Simpsons.He is voiced by Hank Azaria and first appeared in the series premiere episode "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire". [56][57][58][59] Little information about the plot was released in the weeks building up to the film's release. 1:24 . The camera then zooms through the window where Bart is writing lines for detention ("I will not illegally download this movie") before finishing with Green Day who are hosting a concert at Lake Springfield, playing their version of "The Simpsons Theme" and using a teleprompter to get its "lyrics" right. [70], The film was released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc worldwide on December 3, 2007, and on December 18[83] in the United States. Cookie Kwan, Lindsey Naegle, Agnes Skinner, Bernice Hibbert, Luann Van Houten and the others complain, and the discussion ends with Lindsey Naegle throwing her book at Helen. The film garnered an 90% "fresh" rating on review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes. Walking into Krusty Burger, Ned Flanders shows some compassion towards Bart by providing him pants. In August 2018, it was reported that a sequel was in development.[6]. John Carnochan [7] The show's creator, Matt Groening, felt a feature-length film would allow them to increase the show's scale and animate sequences too complex for the TV series. It was also the third-highest grossing opening weekend for an animated film. "[31] Groening said that enough material for two more movies was cut. That Night, Bart is outside alone, while his dad, Homer, blowing raspberries on his pig. Parts were written for the show's entire panel and the scene was planned to feature Russ Cargill having a gunfight with Joy Behar. The best part is with the real Apu. They are thought to reside in a town called Springfield in an unknown state within USA. He leaves the house furiously and plays a arcade game "Grand Theft Walrus" at Eski-Moe's Bar and returns to the house the next day, only to discover that Marge left a video tape. The characters have shadows, unlike in the show. It contains commentary tracks from both the producers and animators, six short deleted scenes, and a selection of material used to promote the film release. The same choir learned to sing the piece for each of the foreign-language dubs. [27] The series' regular voice actors: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria and Harry Shearer, as well as semi-regular performers Tress MacNeille, Pamela Hayden, Marcia Wallace, Maggie Roswell, Russi Taylor and Karl Wiedergott, reprised their roles. Comic Book Guy is a nickname for Jeffrey "Jeff" Albertson, a recurring fictional character in the animated television series The Simpsons.He is voiced by Hank Azaria and first appeared in the second-season episode "Three Men and a Comic Book", which originally aired on May 9, 1991.Comic Book Guy is the proprietor of a comic book store, The Android's Dungeon & Baseball Card Shop. LEGO Simpsons Patty and Willie meets the Beach Monster - Halloween Special. Marge and Lisa become angry at Homer and confront him for what he did. Tie-in promotions were made with several companies to promote the film's release, including Burger King and 7-Eleven, the latter of which transformed selected stores into Kwik-E-Marts. Meanwhile, while Lisa is trying to get signatures for a petition to clean up Lake Springfield as nobody wants to talk to her (unsuccessfully failing). While the credits roll, the Simpsons are still watching the movie in a cinema. Locations: THE SIMPSONS - IN THE NAME OF THE GRANDFATHER (Season 20, Episode 14) Giant's Causeway, Causeway Road, Bushmills (The result of a volcanic eruption - More info) Google Maps Co-ordinates: 55.240813, -6.511530 Blarney Castle, Cork, Ireland (Originally built in 1210 - More info) Google Maps Co-ordinates: 51.929124, -8.570902 Credit Release Date: 22/03/2009 Run Time:… The screen then expands after Frink says "Movie...on the big screen." [17] Sam Simon did not return having left the show over creative differences in 1993. "[108] Bruce Newman criticized the fleeting appearances of many of the show's secondary characters, and found the film to be "a disappointment". 2. The Simpsons family make it to Alaska, and they get a house, deciding to rebuild their lives. James L. BrooksMatt GroeningAl JeanMike ScullyRichard Sakai [27] Bart impersonates Mickey Mouse on the train, calling himself "the mascot of an evil corporation". [24] Having eventually decided on the basic outline of the plot for the film, the writers then separated it into seven sections. Later That Evening, the members of the Springfield Police Department Clancy Wiggum in association with Eddie and Lou soon find the pig silo in the lake, and on the back of it, it read "Return to Homer Simpson (No Reward)". He called it "radical and simple at the same time, subversive and good-hearted, offensive without really meaning to be". This leads Marge to believe that God is sending them a message warning them about a future catastrophe (and is ultimately correct). In analyzing the role of Ned Flanders, he wrote, "It is [the] willingness of The Simpsons to depict all the different sides of us [...] that makes it so rich and funny on our complicated relationship with religion. The film premiered in Springfield, Vermont on July 21, 2007 and was released theatrically six days later by 20th Century Fox across the United States. In Burns Manor, Julius Hibbert, Clancy Wiggum, and Apu Nahasapeemapetilon ask Mr. Burns and Waylon Smithers for electricity. 'Simpsons' Writers Must Have A Crystal Ball, Because They Predicted Real Life Events (17 Photos) Move over Nostradamus, we have Simpsons writers who make better predictions about the future. People are joking that The Simpsons has predicted another massive event, with fans likening new tier restrictions in the UK to the glass dome in the The Simpsons Movie… [8] The animators began by drawing an accurate caricature of Schwarzenegger,[23] but one of the staff instead suggested an altered version of recurring character Rainier Wolfcastle as President. The pre-sequence scene is displayed in a 16:9 television aspect ratio, with black matte bars at either end of the screen. had been constructed at that address in 1997. He was previously named Dexter and Adrien, and his appearance was completely altered. [60] Each Springfield produced a film, explaining why their town should host the premiere, with the results being decided via a vote on the USA Today website. As the sequence begins with the "The Simpsons" logo appearing out of the clouds, Professor Frink flies past in one of his inventions carrying a banner marked "MOVIE" and saying "Moo-vie! Homer is left heartbroken and runs out to try and find his family, only to be mauled by a polar bear. USA David Silverman "[19] The same went for director Brad Bird who said he had "entertained fantasies of asking if [he] could work on the movie", but did not have enough time due to work on Ratatouille. 4. [70] Homer performed a special animated opening monologue for the edition of July 24, 2007 of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, as part of another promotion. Homer then arrives, but blames everything on Bart and allows him to go to court after hearing that he would have to take a single 1 hour parenting course if he admitted that he dared Bart. The next morning, the family heads to a carnival, where a carny is offering his truck to someone if they can ride a motorcycle in a round cage 1 time, for three tries. THE SIMPSONS IN REAL LIFE. Browse more videos. [71], Promotions also occurred around the world. Marge claims to see Maggie on the other side of the dome, but when she brings Homer, Maggie is inside. Russ Cargill, now mad with power, is determined to keep anyone from getting out of the dome and to get the Simpsons back in. [45], In addition to their appearance in the film, Green Day recorded its own version of the Simpsons theme, and released it as a single. [115] It contributed to over half of the record 5.5 million people attending British cinemas that weekend. Option 3 means trapping the entire town of Springfield under a massive dome. 1 Comment. The townspeople are about to reach the breaking point after running low on supplies, no electricity, and being cut off from the outside air for 93 days. [27] The "Spider-Pig" song is a parody of the theme song of the 1967 Spider-Man TV series,[44] and the name of Lisa's lecture is An Irritating Truth, a play on Al Gore's film An Inconvenient Truth. The explosion cracks and shatters the dome, and Homer manages to ride down from the falling cracks of the dome to the slope of Springfield Gorge, they miss, but with Bart's slingshot, Bart uses it to make it back to the other side. Share Share Tweet Email Comment. The Simpsons Movie may have taken over $500m at the box office, ... Related: A terrifying image of what Homer Simpson would look like "in real life" goes viral on Twitter. While Marge is hesitant at first, Homer eventually manages to get her to follow him and Bart ruins the moment by asking how will they get to Alaska without any money. [23] Homer plays Grand Theft Walrus, an allusion to the video game series Grand Theft Auto. Carl tells the rest of Springfield, to climb the rope to safety while Cletus distracts Cargill. This included "Squishees", "Buzz Cola", "Krusty-O's" Cereal, and "Pink Movie Donuts". Homer is upset when Bart disowns him for this and accidentally kicks over the bomb making it 4 minutes and 10 seconds, which halves the bombs time limit, resulting in him getting berated by the townspeople again. And that's the paradox: it makes the film feel like three episodes strung together. [23] One idea was to have Milhouse act as Lisa's love interest, but the writers realized "the audience was not as familiar with [his] long-standing crush on [Lisa] as [they had] thought". If "The Simpsons'"characters had aged in real time, Homer would be 62 years old, Marge 61, Bart 36, Lisa 34 and Maggie 26. Distributed By [35] Some scenes, such as Marge's video message to Homer, were recorded over one hundred times, leaving the voice cast exhausted. [27] Russ Cargill was redesigned several times, originally appearing as an older man whose speech patterns Albert Brooks based on Donald Rumsfeld. After an encounter with a mysterious Inuit shaman, Homer has an epiphany that he must save the town in order to save himself. ", "Springfield, Minn., to Simpsons: Drop dead", "Bart shows fans the unexpected as Simpsons film beats censor with a yellow streak", "Myanmar's once-proud film industry a flicker of its former self", "Cowabunga! She distracts the clerk, while Bart draws over the poster to match a similar looking family who had just walked in, the clerk calls the police and the other family gets arrested as Bart laughs. Skip to content. [29], The cast did the first of three table readings in May 2005,[9][33] and began recording every week from June 2006 until the end of production. When Homer's silo is discovered, an angry mob of townspeople ransack the Simpsons' home. The script was rewritten over a hundred times, with rewrites continuing after work on the animation began in 2006. But which one? He then proposes five different solutions to the mass pollution in Springfield and the result is a giant gla… As the Simpsons drive off in their new truck, the carny's twin Siamese wives are a bit furious because the carny had forgotten that he had to take his wives on vacation. [47] Mark I. Pinsky, author of The Gospel According to The Simpsons, said the film "treats genuine faith with respect, while keeping a sharp eye out for religious pretension and hypocrisy of all kinds". Minnie Driver recorded the part of a patronizing grievance counselor in a scene that ended up being cut. At the church service the next day, there is a brief tribute to the passing of Green Day, the most recent band to die in Springfield. The site's critical consensus reads, "The Simpsons Movie contains the hearty laughs, biting satire, and honest portrayal of an American family that makes the show so popular. Burns asks for good reasons to do so, or he will release the hounds. The best part is with the real Apu. $75 million. Then a photo of Homer appears on the live news broadcast with the words reading "GET HIM" Contrary to his belief, within seconds, all their friends and everyone they know in Springfield (except for Ned Flanders and his kids/Including Abe) have formed a massive angry mob approaching the Simpson's home intending to kill Homer and getting contained in the dome. On Ice! The best part is with the real Apu. The President randomly picks the action of enclosing Springfield in a giant glass dome. [20], Work continued on the screenplay from late 2003 onwards,[20] taking place in the small bungalow where Groening first pitched The Simpsons in 1987. At last, Matt Groening has revealed where The Simpsons is actually located: the actual Springfield is next to Eugene, Oregon, the state where Groening grew up. The sequence was completely remade for The Simpsons Movie and features the orchestrated version of "The Simpsons Theme" as adapted by Hans Zimmer, which is slightly different from the first track of The Simpsons Movie: The Music CD. Meanwhile, Homer adopts a pig from Krusty Burger, which causes his jealous son Bart (who is now fed up with his father's carelessness) to look to their neighbor, Ned Flanders, as a father figure. They even sold the classic Homer Simpson pink doughnut with sprinkles. The Simpsons' characters are trapped in a universe where life is static, but if they did get old normally, their current ages might surprise fans.The Simpsons is a show that's always thrived on keeping its continuity very loose, with changes to the characters' lives only rarely becoming permanent, such as the death of Maude Flanders or Milhouse's parents getting … Simpsons are Real !! To his surprise, however, Flanders doesn't even strangle him (he instinctively starts choking himself before realizing that Flanders isn't strangling him) and starts to develop a calm bond with him. which Marge prevents her from trying to get revenge on her father and calms her down. [29] Hillary Clinton appears as Itchy's vice president, while an Orc from The Lord of the Rings appears in the mob scene. Hell! [117] The United Kingdom is the highest-grossing country for the film outside the US with a $78.4 million gross overall, with Germany in second place with a $36.3 million gross overall. Horrified that their hometown is in danger, Marge and the kids decide to save it, but Homer objects to helping the people who tried to kill them. "I've invented an acid-firing super drill that can cut through anything! Bart decides after some thought that it is probably a good idea, especially as the only time he went fishing with his dad, Homer ended up using a bug-zapper to excessively cheat in fishing, as well as being electrocuted as a result of trying to eat the electrified fish. [16] The producers were initially worried that creating a film would have a negative effect on the series, as they did not have enough crew to focus their attention on both projects. Homer Simpson sitting on his couch in a Superman t-shirt and briefs in the teaser trailer that debuted on March 31, 2006. [127][128][129][130] It also received nominations for the Satellite Award for Best Animated or Mixed Media Feature, the Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Animated Feature, and the Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Animated Feature. It was the seventh highest grossing film and third highest grossing animated film of 2007. They only converted 11 stores across the country including 2 in California, one in Burbank and one in Mountain View. singing. The best part is with the real Apu. [21] Jean suggested the family rescue manatees, which became the 2005 episode "The Bonfire of the Manatees", and there was also a notion similar to that of The Truman Show where the characters discovered their lives were a TV show. 4:43. ", causing him to nearly fall off the house, and then hang on for dear life as Homer shakes the gutters after declaring "aftershock! After his stomach is full, the last missile stops at the stomach and takes a boot out of the tip and kicks Scratchy. He created themes for each member of the family. When the scrolling credits start to roll. She negatively compared it to South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999), a film similarly adapted from an animated television series, saying that, in terms of satire, it offers "nothing we don't hear every night on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Groening did not feel that "people look in the TV section of the newspaper and think, 'I'll watch this week's Simpsons because I like the plot.' When Homer reaches the top, Bart throws the bomb through the hole, mere seconds before it detonates. "[141] In July 2017, Silverman and Jean said that the sequel was in the early stages of development and stressed the toll production of the first picture took on the entire staff. [93] Ed Gonzalez praised the film for its political message, likening the Itchy & Scratchy cartoon at the beginning to President Schwarzenegger's situation later on, as well as the film's visual gags. They sold Buzz Cola, Krusty-O’s cereal and Squishees. Likewise, if you’ve ever wondered what your… Audio Comentary of the directors by David Silverman, Mike B. Anderson, Steven Dean Moore and Rich Moore. "[138] In December 2014, just prior to the broadcast of the episode "The Man Who Came to Be Dinner", Jean wrote on Twitter that the episode (which had been produced in 2012 and was originally set to air in 2013) had been held back by himself and Brooks because it was being considered for adaptation into a sequel film as the episode was "cinematic. That she'll never see again!". the real Simpson. However, the contest winner took the $75,000 cash prize instead of the … [113], It set several American box office records, including highest grossing opening weekend for a non-CG animated film and for a film based on a television series, surpassing Mission: Impossible 2. [65] A BBFC spokeswoman said regarding Bart's brief nude scene, "natural nudity with no sexual content is acceptable in PG films". 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