Simpsons Movie

The Simpsons Movie

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Director: David Silverman

Cast: David Silverman, Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith

     
 

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They've kept television viewers laughing for nearly 20 years, and now the most popular animated family on the small screen makes the leap into theaters as Homer, Marge, Lisa, Bart, ad Maggie embark on their first-ever feature-length adventure. Directed by David Silverman and written by a whole host of Simpsons veterans including

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They've kept television viewers laughing for nearly 20 years, and now the most popular animated family on the small screen makes the leap into theaters as Homer, Marge, Lisa, Bart, ad Maggie embark on their first-ever feature-length adventure. Directed by David Silverman and written by a whole host of Simpsons veterans including Matt Groening and James L. Brooks, The Simpsons Movie also features special guest appearances by Albert Brooks among others.

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The greatest obstacle The Simpsons Movie faced was cultural relevance. Released between seasons 18 and 19 of the show, after 874 episodes (exaggeration), after many fans had stopped prioritizing weekly viewings, and ten years later than it should have been, the movie could have struggled to find an audience. Instead, 7-11s were turned into Kwik-E-Marts around the country, among other successful promotions, and the Simpsons effortlessly grasped the zeitgeist as if it were 1992. It's well deserved. The Simpsons Movie is a joyous realization of the possibilities of delving into the world of Springfield and beyond at feature length -- far beyond, in fact, as the Simpson clan relocates temporarily (and hilariously) to Alaska. Almost every recurring character gets at least one chance to strut his or her stuff -- with the exception of Rainier Wolfcastle, who's replaced by the real-world person his character satirizes: "President Schwarzenegger." The plot is not so outrageous that it exceeds anything that could happen on a regular episode, but that's undoubtedly a good thing, as it keeps the show's essential dynamics in place, instead of blowing everything up in a case of excess ambition. However, one byproduct is that it's possible to watch the movie, enjoy it immensely, and then forget a lot of what happened soon afterward. But during, there's plenty to laugh at, including the aftermath of Springfield being enclosed in a dome to contain a Homer-created ecological disaster; the writers' continued fondness for poking fun at the Fox network and breaking the fourth wall; and an awesomely unexpected use of cartoon nudity. At the same time, there's a good dose of sentiment, as Julie Kavner's Marge gets to act out one of her most heartbreaking disappointed-in-Homer speeches of all time. The extra depth and tactility of the animation further sets it apart from the small screen. If The Simpsons Movie can't be considered a classic, it's probably because expectations were sky high, and the end result is more of a very funny diversion than an epic summation of everything that's come before. But for a show as old as Abe Simpson in television years, that ain't half bad.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/18/2007
UPC:
0024543492016
Original Release:
2007
Rating:
PG-13
Source:
20th Century Fox
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:27:00
Sales rank:
6,932

Special Features

Commentary ; Directors commentary; Deleted scenes and slightly alternate ending; Special stuff; A lot of trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dan Castellaneta Homer,Barney,Grampa,Stage Manager,Krusty the Clown,Mayor Quimby,Mayor's Aide,Multi-Eyed Squirrel,Panicky Man,Sideshow Mel,Mr. Teeny,EPA Official,Kissing Cop,Bear,Boy on Phone,NSA Worker,Officer,Santa's Little Helper,Squeaky-Voiced Teen
Julie Kavner Marge
Yeardley Smith Lisa
Nancy Cartwright Maggie,Ralph,Nelson,Todd Flanders,TV Daughter,Woman on Phone
Erin Brockovich Voice Only
Harry Shearer Scratchy,Mr. Burns,Rev. Lovejoy,Ned Flanders,Lenny,Skull,President Arnold Schwarzenegger,Kent Brockman,Principal Skinner,Dr. Hibbert,Smithers,Toll Booth Man,Guard,Otto,Kang
Dan Catellaneta Itchy
Hank Azaria Professor Frink,Comic Book Guy,Moe,Chief Wiggum,Lou,Carl,Cletus,Bumblebee Man,Male EPA Worker,Dome Depot Announcer,Kissing Cop,Carnival Barker,Counter Man,Apu,Drederick Tatum,Sea Captain,EPA Passenger,Robot,Dr. Nick
Minnie Driver Voice Only
Marcia Wallace Mrs. Krabappel
Billie Joe Armstrong Green Day
Frank Edwin Wright Green Day
Michael Pritchard Green Day
Tress MacNeille Sweet Old Lady,Colin,Mrs. Skinner,Nelson's Mother,Pig,Cat Lady,Female EPA Worker,G.P.S. Woman,Cookie Kwan,Lindsey Naegle,TV Son,Medicine Woman,Girl on Phone
Pamela Hayden Milhouse,Rod Flanders
Joe Mantegna Fat Tony
Albert Brooks Russ Cargill
Russi Taylor Martin
Karl Wiedergott Man,EPS Driver
Maggie Roswell Helen Lovejoy
Tom Hanks Tom Hanks
Phil Rosenthal TV Dad
Nick Gelnnie-Smith Conductor
Blake Neely Conductor

Technical Credits
David Silverman Director
Soo-Jin Bang Translator
Anna Behlmer Sound Mixer
Jim Bolt Sound Mixer
James L. Brooks Producer,Screenwriter
John Carnochan Editor
Su Mee Cho Animator
Gwi-Don Choi Animator
Seok-Gyu Choi Animator
Young-Kyu Choi Animator
Joel Cohen Consultant/advisor
Shay Conliffe Consultant/advisor
Caroline Cruikshank Animator
Anthony de Rosa Animator
Jaspreet K. Dhillon Production Manager
John Frink Consultant/advisor
Peter Gave Associate Producer
Matt Groening Producer,Screenwriter
Cha Gyeong-Ae Animator
Song-Yeol Han Animator
Wook Heo Animator
Hwi-Seop Jang Animator
Al Jean Producer,Screenwriter
Jeff Johnson Animator
Hye Jin Jeong Animator
Kyu Haw Jo Animator
Mee Sun Jo Animator
Chul Kang Animator
Kyung Wook Kang Animator
Song-Phil Kim Animator
Sung-Hyeon Kim Animator
Joon Sik Kim Animator
Duk Hoo Kim Animator
Young Nam Kim Animator
Sun Kyu Kim Animator
Ok-Bae Kim Animator
Han-Soo Kim Animator
Jae-Heon Kim Animator
Yong-Moon Kim Animator
Jong Sang Kim Animator
Jay Kleckner Co-producer
Hyo-Seok Ko Animator
Sun Jae Lee Animator
Ho Sik Lee Animator
Kun Lee Animator
Won-Gok Lee Animator
Hyeon-Chan Lee Animator
Seung-Ryeol Lee Animator
Dae-Seong Lim Animator
Tim Long Consultant/advisor
Dima Malanitchev Art Director
Felicia Malivansky-Caplan Associate Producer
Ian Maxtone-Graham Screenwriter
George Meyer Screenwriter
David Mirkin Screenwriter
Amanda Moshay Associate Producer
Andy Nelson Sound Mixer
Matt Orefice Associate Producer
Ji-Young Park Translator
Kyung Sook Park Animator
Tae Hyun Park Animator
Eun Young Park Animator
Sung Hye Park Animator
Eun-Joo Park Animator
Young-Soo Park Animator
John Pomeroy Animator
Silvia Pompei Animator
Leslie Pope Consultant/advisor
Michael Price Consultant/advisor
Ida Random Consultant/advisor
Mike Reiss Screenwriter
Richard Sakai Producer
Mike Scully Producer,Screenwriter
Matt Selman Screenwriter
Mi-Nah Seo Animator
Sang Seol Shim Animator
Tae-Yong Shin Animator
Byung-Ki Son Production Manager
Ki-Seol Son Animator
Kyung-Sik Song Animator
John Swartzwelder Screenwriter
Randy Thom Sound/Sound Designer
Jon Vitti Screenwriter
Jeong-Bok Wi Animator
Yong Bae Won Animator
Kye Dae Yeon Animator
Ji-Yeun Yi Production Manager
Mi Sun Yoon Animator
Hans Zimmer Score Composer

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The Simpsons Movie 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
"The Simpsons" is cultural satire without peer. This smart and funny movie is comedic writing at its best.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Just saw this movie, and I am NOT a fan of the Simpsons. Had me rolling a number of times - funny to the extreme. My wife laughed several times and the 'Spider Pig' song gets stuck in your head. Plenty of little visual gags for those who might watch it multiple times - you get more out of it the more you pay attention.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Having been a simpson fan since the beginning, I was not happy to hear they were making a movie. Movie and TV franchises that cross mediums are rarely successful. This is the exception! Hope they make another movie when the show is no longer on tv.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The movie quality is amazing. You will not regret paying the extra dollars for the blu ray version. The colors are vivid and the animation is the best thing to watch on Hi-Def.
Guest More than 1 year ago
"The Simpsons Movie" is a witty, funny, family film adventure that surprisingly covers some important topics, such as marriage and family, religion, and the environment, but in a way that will make you laugh out loud. My only complaint: it was much too short -- I could have happily watched an additional ten to fifteen minutes of this wonderful movie.
oddjob103 More than 1 year ago
If you love the Simpsons on tv, then this movie is for you. Every character from the show makes an appearance no matter how brief. It's basically a very long episode but lots of fun.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a veeeeeeeeeeeery good movie. Homer stars, and makes the movie the funniest movie I've ever seen-- so far.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
great movie from begining to the very end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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