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Homer confirms work on SIMPSONS feature film

Hey folks, Harry here -- Looks like work has really begun to start in on the script for the SIMPSONS feature film... aka - REASON TO LIVE! Here's Boy Blunder with the scoop...

Hi Harry -

First time long time…and all that junk.

I'm a DJ here in the San Francisco Bay area and this morning we had an opportunity to interview Homer J. Simpson himself, Dan Castellaneta.  As the low man on the totem pole here but the biggest Simpsons fan there is, I was allowed to ask one question.  I asked where they were on making a Simpsons Movie.  Dan replied, that all the cast members had signed and were ready to go and the writers were in the early stages of getting an idea together and putting a script together.

Dunno if this qualifies as "cool news" or not but I thought I'd throw it your way just in case.

If you use this, call me Boy Blunder!


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  • March 9, 2004, 9:14 a.m. CST


    by Easily Pleased

  • March 9, 2004, 9:40 a.m. CST

    Let me be the first to be happy.

    by Easily Pleased

    Although, I dont know about you lot, but isnt the Simpsons not very funny anymore? After the brilliant splastick years (series 5 to 8) like the Prohibition episode, Sideshow Bob and the nuke, Pee-Wee hockey episode, and the ultimate Film Festival episode (which contains the best Simpsons joke ever-Jay Sherman to Ranier Wolfcastle about his new McBain movie "How do you sleep at night?" RW "On a large pile of money, with many beautiful ladies". Nowadays I find Homer obnoxious, not funny. I transfered my loyally to Futurama years ago ("With my last breath, I blame Zoidberg!"). Still should be a larff.

  • March 9, 2004, 10:59 a.m. CST

    I guess this is "Cool News" but....

    by williammunny

    it's also OLD news. This was on weeks ago.

  • March 9, 2004, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Well, it's about time, but I think what the world needs now

    by TimBenzedrine

    --is "Life in Hell" the Broadway Musical.

  • March 9, 2004, 9:40 p.m. CST

    i don't know guys...

    by studio planter

    Maybe this would've been a good idea about 5-6 years ago but now it just seems like a easy way to make some quick cash for Fox and a big way to end the series. I'm not sure the writers are up to the task and neither are the Simpsons...I don't think it'd work well on a big screen.....besides, as Butters knows, the Simpsons have already done everything, right?

  • March 9, 2004, 10:45 p.m. CST

    This'll work...

    by Dru

    The writers aren't dumb enough to think they can keep Homer doing some lame shtick the the entire length of a feature film. They won't let that happen. Still, I think I'm on the fence with most people. A movie seems like what everyone's been hoping for. At the same time, it could be a huge train wreck, + who wants to take that chance after all these years? Just keep the DVDs coming, have a 1-hour series finale when it all comes down, + let everyone walk away with some good memories. Out.

  • March 10, 2004, 1:16 a.m. CST

    by studio planter

    i'm with you least we'll have memories of the "good" seasons along with the DVD's, i'm not really worried about this failing but more as further tarnishing their image especially if the simpsons are gonna end soon

  • March 10, 2004, 1:34 a.m. CST

    I don't see how it can work, but...

    by Cash Bailey

    I'm sure they've waited this long to do a movie for a reason. Hopefully it's taken them this long to figure out how to do it properly.

  • March 10, 2004, 1:38 a.m. CST

    As long as there's an Itchy & Scratchy cartoon in front of it...

    by FrankDrebin

    Or a Futurama short. Either one.

  • March 10, 2004, 3:58 a.m. CST

    checked out Matt Goening of my hotel last week

    by unclefishbits

    And... we sturck up a fairly deferential and mundane conversation here and there... I ended up rattling off the question like a vapid fanboy... but he said they were at the same point, the writers were sifting through years of failed attempts, and the fact was... and I quote.. "there definitely will be a Simpson's Movie, it is just that someone said too much too soon. We want to do it right." I told him I slept with Work is hell under my pillow, and he told me that they might make it "the Simpson's go to Monterey" because the "T.E.D. = Technology, Entertainment, and Design" conference was so weird." Anyhoo... there is your news. he is a very simple, polite, nice man. I even was forced to shake HIS hand when he stuck it out to me.... cool.

  • March 10, 2004, 6:17 a.m. CST


    by vicious_bastard

    Someone should be held captive and subjected to regular, sadistic treatment by the whole town of Springfield. Perhaps that country singer from series three. Any kind of small-town conspiracy would be a good plot.

  • March 10, 2004, 6:22 a.m. CST

    Yes, we know this.

    by TheGinger Twit

    Thanks anyways.

  • March 10, 2004, 6:46 a.m. CST

    How to make a Simpsons movie that'll work

    by TheGinger Twit

    Come up with a story that will involve each and every character individually. Or in groups. Take off a shit load of current and classic films and throw in some really unexpected satirical views on life - plus the most blood and gore filled Itchy and Scratchy cartoon and even a few curse words. Even a 'fuck'. But make it funny like Data's 'shit' in "Generations". But for God's sake, don't make it like "Generations"!!!!!! Look to films that have made great transitions to big screen ie: 'Bevis and Butthead' and 'Southpark'. And for the love of all things Simpsons, make it a stand alone film as if it was always meant to be. Not some trashy 'look we're on the bigscreen' crud. This could be the greatest film ever made... or the most disasterous transition ever!

  • March 10, 2004, 9:29 a.m. CST

    The only way to do this...

    by mortsleam

    Get some of the creators and writers from the original seasons. Get Conan O'Brien to take a pass at a treatment, whatever un-aired Simpsons story he wrote that never saw te light of day that still keeps him up at night. Keep the current writers the hell away from it, unless they're allowed to submit one joke each. Get James L. Brooks to produce the hell out of it, and make sure Groening is actively involved. Then follow it up with a full length Futurama Movie.

  • March 10, 2004, 10:36 a.m. CST

    1 more thing...

    by Dru

    In the name of all that is holy, bring back that Yakuza dude in the white suit that was just standing there, waiting to do something really cool. "Fohgivunessu pureez!" Sweet. Out.

  • March 10, 2004, 10:43 a.m. CST

    Bring back the Yakuza dude!!

    by Tall_Boy

    that guy rocks.

  • March 10, 2004, 11:36 a.m. CST

    the movie

    by Renata

    Hopefully the writing will more reflect the seasons 3-11 and not the last 3, 4 which have been horrific.

  • March 10, 2004, 4:38 p.m. CST

    Homer finally freaks...

    by Kid Z

    ...shoots Marge in the head during their latest "renewing our wedding vows" ceremony and storms off to become an infamous assassin. But, thanks to quick work by Dr. Hibbard, Marge doesn't die. Now, Margie is back... and out for revenge. She has to then fight her way through various former denizens of Springfield who now work for the infamous Homer (her first fight is with the falafel cart ladies and their yakuza henchmen... we finally get to see what cool thing the little guy in the white suit does before Marge unceremoniously dispatches him with a samurai sword). She also has rumbles with Nelson, Comic Book Guy and the dreaded buck-toothed, nerdy scientist, but she'll still have to fight her way through many other threats, including her own son, the dreaded, extremely dangerous Bart, before she can finally have her revenge and... Kill Homer!

  • March 10, 2004, 6:04 p.m. CST


    by rasok19

    What the world needs now are some true words of wisdom, like "La la la lala la la la la."

  • March 10, 2004, 6:58 p.m. CST

    first time i ever saw simpsons was on the big screen...

    by dregmobile a short before die hard 2 played. so i know they will rock on the big screen and can't wait. but have they exhausted all a-list voices? does that even matter?

  • March 10, 2004, 8:06 p.m. CST


    by Harrierthanthee

    I don't know if what they really need is a simpson movie, but if it has the name "Simpson" attached to it, its gonna rock so All Right!

  • March 11, 2004, 1:21 a.m. CST

    A Final Salvo For The "Fake" Side?

    by SidMcHenry

  • March 11, 2004, 1:23 a.m. CST

    Goddamn Netscape!

    by SidMcHenry

    No, here's the perfect idea: Just follow the Itchy & Scratchy movie idea. Make sure it has at least 27% new material. Then, just do flashbacks to old episodes. Call it, "Holy Fuck, It's Goddamn Simpsons Clip Movie."

  • March 11, 2004, 1:34 a.m. CST


    by hal-9-thou

    Well, I went and saw the "South Park" movie, so of course I'll go see this... if it is true. Better be PG-13...

  • March 11, 2004, 6:05 a.m. CST

    I too, first saw Simpsons on the bigscreen

    by TheGinger Twit

    It was a short before 'the war of the roses'. All I can really remember is the crappy animation, bart spewing mints back into the mint jar and then the silent logo 'the simpsons' with all of them standing together smiling. There was kind of this collective 'wha...' amounst the audiance. Who'd have believed it was the prologue to such fame and fortune.

  • March 11, 2004, 6:15 a.m. CST

    The greatest animated movie of all time?

    by Pjdonnelli

    Firstly, get da pixar boys to help with the story, just to make sure this film has the perfect narrivtive structure, secondly cel shaded cgi like futurama, thirdly a Lenny and Carl storyline (as far as i'm aware there has never been one). And at the end we could even finaly discover once and for all where Springfield actually is. If outh Park and Bevis n Butthead managed to pull it off (and come on, none of us could see either of them working) then this should be perfection.

  • March 11, 2004, 2:23 p.m. CST


    by Xorply

  • March 11, 2004, 2:23 p.m. CST


    by Xorply

    family guy rules... nuff said

  • March 12, 2004, 12:44 a.m. CST

    Thank you Xorply.

    by Smeg For Brains

    Thank you for showing us all exactly the mentality of a Family Guy fan. "Family Guy rules nuff said". Yes that is 'nuff said. You are an imbecile, and you freely offer that information to us all with your brilliant posting (which you evidently couldn't even get right in one try either). Anyways, the best way for them to do a Simpsons film would be to assemble an all star team of the best writers from the shows entire run and try to really take it back to the incredible heights that the show reached in it's prime. Though I am a HUGE Simpsons fan from day one, and still love the show, will be the first to admit that it isn't nearly what it once was. If they relied completely on the current writting staff I would worry that the film wouldn't be as good as it should be. Really they shouldn't do a movie unless they can really make it live up to the huge expectations that we would all have. Oh and one thing Xorply, Family Guy is coming back, unfortunately, and all I can say about that is: Fuck Family Guy bring back Futurama.

  • June 25, 2004, 12:43 a.m. CST

    Live Simpsons

    by monkeyboy101

    I have the solution: Homer: Bruce Willis Marge: Susan Sarandon Krusty: Bill Murray Principal Skinner: Harrison Ford Mo: Robert De Niro Barney: Jack Black Carl (of Lenny and Carl fame): The scientist guy out of Terminator 2. Dr Nick: Steve Buscemi Snake: Has to be the man that inspired him - Kurt Russell These are perfect - help me out...