D'oh! Simpsons Movie coming eventually
March 2, 2004 11:37 AM   Subscribe

Yep, it's true, a Simpsons movie is being worked on. Target release date is sometime in 2006, though there's nothing in IMDB about it yet.
posted by mathowie (19 comments total)
Homer -"Booooring"

This just reeks of a last desperate attempt to milk a dying franchise. Why didn't they do this 10 years ago?
posted by 2sheets at 11:42 AM on March 2, 2004

Frankly, I don't see why O.J. and Jessica would want to make a movie together.
posted by Tin Man at 11:51 AM on March 2, 2004

a "Simpsons" movie is indeed in the works, fulfilling a long-awaited dream for fans of the yellow-skinned family.

Well, some fans, I'm sure. Thank Jebus it's not going to be live action though.
posted by Ufez Jones at 11:52 AM on March 2, 2004

Reiss projects the "Simpsons" movie release date for Summer of Christmas 2006.

Summer of Christmas? I smell a hoax. Something about the way this "news" has leaked and who it's coming from just seems highly odd to me. I remember hearing a good two or three years ago about a Simpsons movie that would feature Bart losing his virginity. Methinks this is just another way to get fans of the series even more rabid (if that's possible).
posted by BurnedEve at 11:57 AM on March 2, 2004

Yeah, I've been monitoring the rumors for a while. My question is: will the movie be as fast-paced as the episodes? An average episode is about 20 minutes long without commercials, and they are able to fit a HUGE amount of plot in because there are no pauses in the dialogue, and each action only takes a few seconds. Could we cope with an hour and a half to two hours of that kind of action? I'm not sure...

I'm also not really sure that it'll happen. Fox is a wierd fucking company, after all, and they hold the reigns.
posted by zekinskia at 12:03 PM on March 2, 2004

2sheets, because then it would have been about Bartman.
posted by Songdog at 12:03 PM on March 2, 2004

Reiss projects the "Simpsons" movie release date for Summer of Christmas 2006.

That's an editorial gaffe. See the source interview with Mike Reiss.
posted by LinusMines at 12:07 PM on March 2, 2004

Will it be a clip show? Will Sideshow Bob be in it?
posted by Space Coyote at 12:09 PM on March 2, 2004

zekinskia, usually animated features are shorter than live-action for exactly the same reason, just 65-80 minutes, usually (of course the same could be said for pr0n, but I won't). Since a higher level of "peril" is standard for feature films vs. TV episodes, I'd predict that it will feature an evil alliance between Mr. Burns and Sideshow Bob (which I don't think they've ever done before), and end with Bart and Lisa simultaneously graduating 5th grade and freeze-framing as they throw their mortarboards in the air. Oh, and one member of the family will be seperated from the others for 80% of the story, Comic Book Guy will comment more than once, and at least one minor character will be definitively written off and killed off. See you in 2.7 years...
posted by wendell at 12:22 PM on March 2, 2004

wendell, I'm pretty sure Burns was one of the movers/shakers who got Sideshow Bob elected mayor.

Either way, it's gonna be a Summer of Christmas to remember...
posted by soyjoy at 1:09 PM on March 2, 2004

Three words: Burns Buys Fox.
posted by donth at 1:22 PM on March 2, 2004

On the bright side - No FCC man to hold Bart back from his true vocabulary potential.
posted by KnitWit at 1:35 PM on March 2, 2004

This should be WONDERFUL!

posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 1:46 PM on March 2, 2004

Summer of Christmas? I smell a hoax.

Not if they plan to release it in Australia first. :)
posted by madman at 1:51 PM on March 2, 2004

Thank Jebus it's not going to be live action though.

Awww... come on now. Think John Goodman as Homer and Macaulay Culkin as Bart Simpson. It could be movie magic!

[holds straight face for 1.4 seconds and vomits self inside-out]
posted by scarabic at 2:12 PM on March 2, 2004

You're right soyjoy, they'll have to up the ante even farther: Mr. Burns, Sideshow Bob and Kang & Kodos... together at last.
posted by wendell at 6:55 PM on March 2, 2004

the south park movie was my favorite movie the year that came out.

who knows, this might be exactly what matt g. needs to pump a little more life into his empire.

which has had a spectacular run so far.
posted by tsarfan at 7:40 PM on March 2, 2004

so, who s going to play homer?

I vote for billy bob thornton
posted by titboy at 8:13 PM on March 2, 2004


hott xxx action between burnsie and smithers.

grandpa dies.
posted by drgonzo at 8:21 PM on March 2, 2004

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