The Simpsons - Movie ?
Talks about a possible feature-length
Simpsons movie has been going on since the early days of the series. The
episode Kamp Krusty was originally going to be a movie, but became a regular
episode after difficulties were encountered in trying to expand the script to
Rumours were circulated on the Internet about
a movie already being in development, but it was not until 2004 that any were
confirmed. In that year, producers announced a theatrical movie is in the very
early stages of development, and that it will not be released until after the
series ends. With the series being renewed for a nineteenth season, an estimated
premiere date was set for the summer of 2008. This was confirmed by 20th Century
Fox June 6, 2005. Just like the series, the movie will be animated (Matt
Groening recently turned down a proposal to make a live action film based on the
characters, as this would likely ruin the franchise and anger fans) and will
star the six main voice actors: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy
Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria, Harry Shearer, and most likely Marcia
Wallace, Maggie Roswell, Pamela Hayden, and Tress MacNeille. It is speculated
that there will also be guest stars appearing in large roles or cameos.
It is not yet known whether movie production
is a signal that the television run of The Simpsons is expected to end
before its release. There are numerous examples, however, of television series
continuing to run after spinning off a feature film, including Dragnet,
The X-Files, South Park and Beavis and Butt-head.
News website Corona posted a popular April
Fool's Day describing fictional plans for a live action movie.