The Simpsons Movie


The Simpsons Movie (2007)

 -  Animation
Released on:27 July 2007 (USA)

  Production Company:  Gracie Films

 Animation:  Film Roman

  Directed by: David Silverman

  Written by:  James L. Brooks
                      Matt Groening
                      Al Jean
                      Ian Maxtone-Graham
                      George Meyer
                      David Mirkin
                      Mike Reiss
                      Mike Scully
                      Matt Selman
                     John Swartzwelder
                     Jon Vitti

  Based on:  The Simpsons 
                    by Matt Groening
                        James L. Brooks
                        Sam Simon

  Starring:  Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith,                     Hank Azaria, Harry Shearer, Pamela Hayden, Tress MacNeille,                           Albert Brooks

I have been following the Simpsons' family ever since and I am proud to say that I like all 552 episodes that they have aired for the last 25 seasons.  The Simpsons is the longest running TV sitcom in American.  They started airing in December 17, 1989 and has been named by Time Magazine as the 20th century's best television series of all time. I'm a fan!

The movie brings the whole Town of Springfield to the big screen.  The story revolves around the Simpsons family with Homer as the principal protagonist. The story begun when a concert being performed by Green Day went haywire because the barge where they are performing on starts to dissolve because of pollution. At the memorial service given by Reverend Lovejoy, Grandpa Simpsons has a premonition that something bad will happen to Springfield and its people. Liza calls for a town meeting informing the people of Springfield that their water is contaminated because of pollution and chemical contamination from factories.  A clean-up campaign was made and a law was passed by the mayor and a wall was made to prevent people from dumping their waste in the lake.  Homer, after adopting a pig he got from Krusty's, has been collecting in a silo all the pig's feces.  Having a silo full of pig's waste, Homer dumps his silo in the lake resulting to an environmental disaster for the town.  This came to the attention of the Environmental Protection Agency or the EPA and a plan to put the whole town of Springfield in a glass dome was created to control the further spread of the contamination.  Blaming Homer for the disaster being faced by the town, an unruly mob came to the Simpsons' house wanting revenge.  The family was able to escape and went on to Alaska to live a new life there.  Seeing a television commercial about a plan to make a new and modern city in the place where Springfield is located, the family make their way back home to save their beloved Springfield.  Watch Homer and the rest of the Simpsons' family as they face unbeatable odds but still manage to overcome them the best they know how - Simpsons' style.

All in all, the movie did great. It made well in the box-office and has garnered a lot of praises and accolades. Watching Simpsons and every character associated with it still made me laugh after all these years. The satirical elements found in the movie, as well as it's gorgeous animation, inspiring environmental messages and spectacular voice-acting makes this a worthy addition in your movie collection.

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A contest was made in 2007 conducted by Twentieth Century Fox as to which of the town in the USA with the name of Springfield would the world premier of the movie be made. The contest requires the participant to make a video 3 to 5 minutes long explaining why the world premier should be held in their respective town. 

In the contest, 14 towns, all having the name Springfield, joined in the fun, and the declared winner was Springfield, Vermont.


The world premier of the Simpsons movie was hosted by the contest winner, Springfield, Vermont on July 21, 2007, using instead of the traditional red carpet, a yellow carpet was used for the occasion.  Creator Matt Groening joined the Simpsons characters during the premier. All the other entrants to the contest held  smaller screenings of the movie on July 26, 2007. The world wide release for the movie was held the next day, July 27, 2007.  

The Simpsons Movie is available on iTunes.


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