The Simpsons, now 15, was always a sure thing

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Is there a family in the media that lasted so long The Simpsons? Five people (and one dog!) The yellow ball family It’s been going on since 1989, as long as some of our parents are married, if not quite alive. Depending on who you are, it hasn’t been quite a nice time with the show, presumably having its 34th season back on the air in a couple of months. In the case of First and suddenly Justy Theatrical film, time has proven how long this show will last forever.

The Simpsons movie Released on July 27, 2007, it’s a movie that the creators basically coded the show for in their DNA. Directed by David Silverman, director of the long-running episode, the script for the film came from 11 writers, all of them Simpsons veterinarians, Including Groening, Mike Scully (viewer seasons 9-12), Al Jean (viewer seasons 3, 4, and 13-33), and co-creator of the classic animation. critic).

the way to This was a very long film, with the idea of ​​making a theatrical film said to have been considered early in the show’s run. Multiple ideas were considered at the time, from a creepy tree house An anthology film to a straightforward flick based on the late informatics actor Phil Hartman Troy McClure. An attempt was even made for the fourth season episode “Kamp Krusty” to become a movie, but in the end, no one turned away for one reason or another. In 1997, 20th Century Fox finally Green lit movie productionThe show’s voice cast was signed on in 2001. As the series grew over the years, additional staff were hired so that it could work effectively alongside the film.

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For those who haven’t been alive or watching The Simpsons In the mid-2000s, the idea of ​​it becoming a big movie at the time. It sure wasn’t the first movie based on an animated series, but it was – and it probably still is—The largest animated series that is fast becoming a movie. fellow cartoon juggernaut at the time, SpongeBob SquarePants And the Super Girls, Both went on to a theatrical role, and ended up on opposite ends of the box office spectrum: 2002 The Powerpuff Girls movie It was bomb, while 2004 The SpongeBob SquarePants movie This was such a hit that Nickelodeon reversed creator Stephen Hillenburg’s decision to make it the series’ finale.

When The Simpsons movie It was released, grossed $536.4 million at the global box office, and is still standing The second highest-grossing animated film using traditional animation, right after Disney’s the king lion. (The one people like.) Though He will not be nominated for an Oscar, She has won a small set of awards, including Best Comedy at the British Comedy Awards and Best Animation at the ITV National Film Awards. And the reviews that liked the movie truly Like, He praised it for just being comfortable, Standard ring awarded wwith a bigger budget Longer running time.

After all these years, it wouldn’t be wrong to watch get a theatrical movie as the end Goal Western fees for to strive towards. It is not difficult for Japanese animation to bump into a theatrical film, such as shounen anime Fans are well aware. But it is still a huge obstacle that many cartoonists in the West could not even dream of, let alone achieve in reality.. Certainly, all of us you have a cartoon Which we hope is big enough to be equal Larger With a silver screen mod, so we can watch it show off its expanded budget inWarm up with our friends and fellow fans. Cartoon characters who jumped into the movie usually do so via Stream or directly to DVD affairsAnd while these movies can be charming and fun in their own right, they hit theaters You know? something substantial.

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In this consideration, The Simpsons movie It’s still unique. Its broad appeal to both children and adults means something back in the day, and it probably still does now. I enjoyed Bob Burger When he appeared a few months ago, but his presence is a convenient place compared to the presence of Simpsons. And it’s likely to be the only cartoon that will come back like this again. At least, that’s true of the Fox cartoon: that sounds doubtful king of the hill He’ll get to the point of the movie if he comes back, and A man who loves family life It has so much cultural weight behind it that a hypothetical movie wouldn’t gain anything more than ‘Well, I guess. “

Movies based on TV shows can serve a dual purpose, be it to provide a file (Hopefully) A new beginning or delivery of this type scenery and fun This can only be done if the original program’s running time of half an hour is allowed. The Simpsons movie is both of them; It’s a triumphant roll for a brand that has never experienced anything but victory. There was never any real danger that this movie would be a bombshell in 2007, it was a very cultural bit, and it still is to this day. The movie was always in the cards, it was just a matter of when. If Fox and Greening weren’t determined to make it happen, Disney probably wouldn’t have been long after the ink had dried.

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