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AwardsBritish Comedy Award for Best Comedy Film
GenresAnimated, Comedy
Music ByHans Zimmer
TaglineSee our family. And feel better about yours.
Edited ByJohn Carnochan
Film NameThe Simpsons Movie
StarringDan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria, Harry Shearer, Albert Brooks, Tress MacNeille, Pamela Hayden, Maggie Roswell
Directed ByDavid Silverman
Produced ByJames L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Al Jean, Mike Scully, Richard Sakai
Budget in USD$75 million
Release Date2007-07-27
Running Time87 minutes
Screenplay ByJames L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Al Jean, Ian Maxtone-Graham, George Meyer, David Mirkin, Mike Reiss, Mike Scully, Matt Selman, John Swartzwelder, Jon Vitti
Content RatingPG-13
Distributed By20th Century Fox
Original TitleThe Simpsons Movie
Box Office in USD$536.4 million
Country of OriginUnited States
World Premiere Date2007-07-21
Production Company NameGracie Films, 20th Century Fox Animation
The Simpsons Movie is an animated comedy based on the hugely popular television show of the same name. in 2007 released features everyone's favorite dysfunctional Simpson family on a mission to save their hometown of Springfield from an ecological disaster caused by none other than Homer himself. Viewers are treated to an upbeat and heartwarming journey filled with the same wit, humor and cultural references that the series is known for, while introducing new characters and scenarios to keep things fresh. The film was critically acclaimed, proving that the charm of The Simpsons can indeed be translated from the small screen to the big screen.


"The Simpsons Movie" takes the beloved and chaotic Simpsons family from television screens to the vastness of the world's movie stage. Springfield's favorite family - Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and little Maggie - face a huge problem of their own making that puts the town and its eccentric residents in mortal danger. As disaster unfolds, the charming family dynamic emerges stronger than ever, and each family member rises to the occasion in their own unique ways.
Homer, the sleazy but benevolent patriarch, creates and desperately tries to fix his situation, with often disastrous and hilarious results. The embodiment of motherly warmth and wisdom, Marge gracefully balances her family amidst chaos. Mischievous 10-year-old Bart gets up to rebellious pranks, while brilliant but underrated 8-year-old Lisa uses her intelligence to save her town.
The film features many of the show's beloved supporting characters, from the evil Mr. Burns to the hapless Chief Wiggum, adding layer upon layer of comedy. In true Simpsons fashion, The Simpsons Movie is a hilarious disaster story full of anarchy, heart and undeniable satirical humor that has become synonymous with the Simpsons family legacy.



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In Springfield, the ever-chaotic and likeable Simpsons find themselves at the center of a crisis looming in their hometown. Homer, the creepy patriarch, unknowingly pollutes the town's lake with his pet's feces, reaching a level of contamination that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cannot ignore. This scandal forces the EPA to enclose Springfield in a giant glass dome and make it a closed ecosystem, cut off from the rest of the world.
Meanwhile, devoted wife and mother Marge grows increasingly worried about the drastic changes happening around her, but Homer, preoccupied with his new pet, is woefully oblivious to his family's concerns. Lisa, the family prodigy, does everything she can to warn the people of Springfield of the danger that threatens her. Young Bart, outraged by his father's neglect, goes to Flanders, where he is more responsible.
As tensions rise inside the dome, the Simpsons must reconcile their differences to save their town. Their journey is full of unexpected obstacles and encounters, which lead to hilarious scenarios that stay true to the spirit of the original TV series. The Simpsons grapple with lessons about responsibility, family and the importance of community as they hilariously fight to save their beloved home from impending disaster.
The Simpsons family's adventure from impending doom to involvement in Springfield's unique form of mayhem artistically captures the essence of the beloved television show. Storyline is a wild and silly ride filled to the brim with clever commentary on environmental issues and the idea of ​​civic duty, making it a must-see for any Simpsons fan.


Making The Simpsons Movie was a huge undertaking that required the collaboration and creative genius of a huge team of professionals. It took a remarkable effort from writers who have scripted seven Primetime Emmy Award-winning television series for more than twenty years. The team was led by series creators Matt Groening and James L. Brooks, along with producers Richard Sakai and Mike Scully.
The filmmaking journey began in 2001 when the whole team came up with the idea of ​​bringing the quirky characters of Springfield to the big screen. The filmmakers showed a lot of creativity in expanding the 23-minute episode format into a feature film. After several revisions of the script, storyboards and character designs, in 2005 they've finally landed on a script that's full of humor and an engrossing story that entertains die-hard fans and newcomers alike.
The animation process was just as complicated. It took a team of more than 100 animators in the US and Korea approximately two years to complete each frame of the film, using both traditional and 3D animation techniques. Every minute of the film took a week, an example of the animators' meticulous attention to detail. The making of the film is also notable for the stars they have assembled. All the main actors of the TV series played their roles, bringing to life the famous characters that the audience loved. The filmmakers also graced the project with Green Day and Tom Hanks offering their voices for episodes.
All in all, the making of The Simpsons was a monumental undertaking full of ups and downs, a commendable attempt to bring America's favorite cartoon family to the big screen.


The highly anticipated release of "The Simpsons Movie" took place in 2007. July 27 after much noise and excitement. Fans from all over the world flocked to cinemas to see their favorite cartoon family on the big screen. The film was distributed by 20th Century Fox and played on over 3,500 screens in the US alone. The film surpassed many expectations and earned 30 million on its opening day.
Internationally, the film received a similar response, making it a global blockbuster. The film was subtitled or dubbed into several languages, making it accessible and enjoyable for non-English speaking audiences. The film's strategic release during the summer, when cinema attendance is at its peak, contributed to its success.
The Simpsons Movie was released not only in traditional formats, but also on DVD and Blue-Ray, reaching a wider audience. The DVD release included several special features, including commentaries, deleted scenes, and a special "Homer monologue on the Tonight Show."
The impact of The Simpsons on pop culture and its resonance with the public is beyond doubt. The success of the release cemented The Simpsons' status as global icons, proving that they had indeed come a long way since their debut in 1987.


The Simpsons received a lot of acclaim upon its release. Critics praised the clever writing, humor and faithful adherence to the ethos of the original series. The film was also an instant commercial success, grossing over $500 million worldwide.
Audiences and critics praised the film's ability to retain the show's signature humor and give its beloved characters a larger cinematic stage. He was able to generate a lot of laughs with his sharp wit and cruel jokes, while tackling social issues with sharp satire, a quality that resonated well with fans of the long-running TV show. The film's animation quality was generally praised, marking a significant leap from the television series. He maintained the appeal of the show while taking advantage of the film's larger production budget and scope.
However, some critics felt that the storyline did not justify the length of filming and felt more like an extended television episode. Despite these minor criticisms, The Simpsons was a testament to the enduring appeal of Springfield's most dysfunctional family, providing both a nostalgic trip for longtime fans and a charming introduction to those new to the Simpsons universe.

Cultural impact

The cultural impact of The Simpsons is huge and multifaceted. The film not only introduced the iconic American family, The Simpsons, to a wider international audience, but also turned the dysfunctional residents of Springfield into pop culture icons around the world. With its satirical social commentary, the film influenced societies around the world, highlighting the universal appeal of The Simpsons' humor.

Bart, Homer, Marge, Lisa and Maggie, despite being cartoon characters, are often compared to real characters and situations. Their flawed but lovable characters reflect the complexities of the average family and encourage relatability to a global audience. Catchphrases and unique characteristics of each Simpsons character, especially the infamous "D'oh!". Homer, has become part of everyday conversations, testifying to the film's deep cultural penetration.

In addition, the story of the film closely coincided with the reality of our time. It satirized politics, environmental issues, family dynamics and consumer culture, all of which were recognized and appreciated by audiences and critics alike. This testifies to its relevance and resonance in modern pop culture.

Finally, The Simpsons also had a significant economic impact, which is a crucial aspect of cultural influence. It was a huge success worldwide, cementing The Simpsons as a powerful cultural entity. This commercial triumph shows how people resonate with these characters and their stories.

In short, the cultural impact of The Simpsons is deep and far-reaching, significantly extending the life of the original television show and reaffirming the appeal of offbeat and satirical humor around the world.