"Die Simpsons" (1989), das ist nicht irgendeine Fernsehserie, sondern ohne jeden Zweifel eine der wichtigsten TV-Serien der 90er-Jahre...
Im Rahmen der Zeichentrickserie durfte ihr Erfinder Matt Groening (u.a. "Futurama") relativ unbeeinflusst von den Redakteuren des amerikanischen Fernsehsenders Fox neue Wege der Erzählkunst ausprobieren. Das Ergebnis ist eine Serie, die zwischen konservativer Abendunterhaltung, surrealen Traumwelten und postmoderner Selbstreflexion munter hin- und herspringt - und dabei ein Millionenpublikum zu fesseln weiss...
Schon in der ersten Folge "Der Babysitter ist los" wurde klar, wie die Dinge stehen: Homer ist ein Trottel, der nur an sich selber denkt und als Ehemann und Ernährer der Familie komplett ver¬sagt. Marge hängt in treuer Zuneigung an Homer und hält Bart für einen lieben kleinen Jungen - bis auf einzelne lichte Momente, die aber nie lange anhalten. Die Simpsons sind in ganz Springfield berüchtigt: Nirgends lässt sich ein Babysitter auftreiben, der bereit wäre, es einen ganzen Abend lang mit Bart, Lisa und Maggie aufzunehmen. Wer es doch versucht, wird es bereuen...
Überhaupt ist Springfield eine Stadt, die es ganz schön in sich hat. Neben einer Giftmüllhalde und einem Knast verfügt sie über ein sympathisches Atomkraftwerk. Hier arbeitet Homer - und hier führt der mysteriöse Mister Burns ein strenges Regiment. Auch beim alljährlichen Picknick für die Angestellten wird keine Ausnahme gemacht: Die Hundemeute ist das beste Mittel, die lieben Gäste rechtzeitig loszuwerden. Wie gut, dass es in Springfield noch andere Orte gibt, wo der Mensch sich wohl fühlen kann! Zum Beispiel in Moe’s Bar, wo Homer sich gern vom anstrengenden Arbeitsalltag erholt; auf dem Schulhof, wo Bart immer wieder seinen legendären Ruf verteidigt - oder auf der Bowling-Bahn, wo Marge eine interessante Bekanntschaft macht...
Man braucht schon eine sehr grosse Leinwand, um genug Platz für Homer Simpsons Dummheiten zu haben und "Die Simpsons - Der Film" bietet ihn - ab dem 26. Juli 2007 in den deutschen Kinos: Homer muss die Welt retten. Und zwar vor einer Katastrophe, die er selbst verursacht hat...
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Am 10. Oktober 2008 erschien "Die Simpsons: Season 11" auf 4 DVDs... Jetzt bei Amazon bestellen !!!
Am 3. Dezember 2007 erschien "Die Simpsons: Der Film" auf DVD... Jetzt bei Amazon bestellen !!!
"Die Simpsons: Das Spiel" für Konsolen & Co. !!!
Im November 2007 erschien "Die Simpsons: Das Spiel" für PS3, Xbox 360, PS2, Sony PSP, Nintendo Wii und DS...
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Aktuelle Infos gibt es bei ProSieben...
PopWatch fragte Hank Azaria nach seiner liebsten Folge aus den mittlerweile 500 "Simpsons"-Episoden... Und Deine?
Wie CS! meldet, scheint man eine Idee für einen weiteren "Simpsons"-Kinofilm zu haben...
[...] had a chance to talk with the show's executive producer James L. Brooks about his new movie as a filmmaker, How Do You Know, and we asked him whether that success has convinced them to do it all again for another movie sometime down the road.
"We're open to it," he told us, adding the disclaimer, "It was much harder than we anticipated. It took us a year to try and get to the point because we're all so scared of 'What are we going to do to the Simpsons' and 'What if the movie is no good?' We were all so scared about that and I thought it took us a solid year of looking at each other to get to the point where we can get to the point where we don't give a sh*t."
He continued with the exciting news that they do have an idea for a second movie, "It was a huge success and we're very open to it and we have a beginning notion if we want to do it, but the series always comes first with us. The series is always primary to us." [...]
Wie Variety.com meldet, ist vorerst kein weiterer "Simpsons"-Kinofilm geplant...
The creators of "The Simpsons" have ruled out making a second Simpsons movie -- at least not until the TV series finally wraps.
Matt Groening and showrunner Al Jean told helmer Morgan Spurlock, who was interviewing the duo at the Mipcom sales mart for a creative keynote event, that making the series and producing the movie was so exhausting that a sequel remains a distant prospect.
"It took 18 years to get around to doing the movie," Groening said. "We got very frustrated. We thought it would take two years but it ended up taking four. Some day maybe we'll do another one -- but don't hold your breath."
As for when the tentpole toon might shut up shop for good, the pair indicated that the final bow was not on the horizon. The current U.S. season is the 21st.
"We cannot predict the end because we can't believe we are still here today," explained Groening.
Jean added, "We are contracted to do two more seasons following this one. I gave up predicting the end a long time ago."
Groening and Jean are in Cannes to celebrate the 20th anniversary of "The Simpsons." The pair will be presented with the inaugural Mipcom Creative Icon Award at a gala dinner tonight.
Wie CS! meldet, wird es zwei weitere "Simpsons"-Staffeln geben...
Fox has ordered two additional seasons of "The Simpsons," which will bring the longest-running series in primetime television history through its 22nd season. The 44-episode pickup ensures the series will reach an astounding 493 episodes. "The Simpsons" airs Sundays (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on Fox.
Since its debut on January 14, 1990, "The Simpsons" immediately struck a chord with viewers across the country as it poked fun of itself and everything in its wake. With its subversive humor and delightful wit, the series has made an indelible imprint on American pop culture and has become one of television's most iconic families.
"Best. 20 Years. Ever.," a year-long global celebration honoring all things "The Simpsons," launched in January 2009 and will culminate on January 14, 2010, the 20th anniversary of the series' debut.
"The Simpsons" is a Gracie Films Production in association with 20th Century Fox Television. James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, and Al Jean are the executive producers. Film Roman is the animation house.
Vor rund einem Monat hat ProSieben angekündigt, die am Vorabend derzeit sehr erfolgreichen "Simpsons" in die Primetime zu befördern, nun steht auch fest, wann es losgeht. Ab Oktober darf die gelbe Familie um 20:15 Uhr ran
Seit Jahren bilden die "Simpsons" einen der verlässlichsten Teile des ProSieben-Programms. Nachdem, vielleicht auch angetrieben durch den "Simpsons"-Kinofilm, zuletzt die Quoten am Vorabend noch einmal angestiegen waren - mit der 18. Staffel holte ProSieben hervorragende 31 Prozent Marktanteil bei den 14- bis 29-Jährigen - schickt ProSieben die gelbe Familie in dieser Saison nun sogar nicht nur als Marathon-Sonderprogrammierung, sondern regelmäßig in die Primetime.
Nun steht auch fest, wann es genau losgeht: Ab dem 6. Oktober wird ProSieben die "Simpsons" montags um 20:15 Uhr ausstrahlen. Los geht's mit einer Doppelfolge zum Start der 19. Staffel, in der auch "Spider-Schwein" aus dem "Simpsons"-Kinofilm einen Auftritt hat.
Ab dem 13. Oktober wird dann um 20:15 Uhr jeweils eine Folge der 19. Staffel in Erstausstrahlung gezeigt, im Anschluss läuft eine Wiederholung aus Staffel 18. An der Ausstrahlung am Vorabend ändert sich nichts, ProSieben zeigt weiterhin Doppelfolgen ab 18:10 Uhr.
"The Simpsons" cast has sealed a four-year deal that hands it more "D'oh" and solidifies the animated hit's 20th season.
Production on the show has been delayed for several months as voice actors and 20th Century Fox TV hammered out a deal (Daily Variety, May 20). New pact bumps the stars' salaries up to about $400,000 an episode; the thesps previously made somewhere in the mid-$300,000 range.
Deal, firmed up over the weekend, means most of the key "Simpsons" cast members -- Dan Castellaneta (Homer), Julie Kavner (Marge), Nancy Cartwright (Bart), Yeardley Smith (Lisa), Hank Azaria (Moe) and Harry Shearer (Mr. Burns) -- will be back to work and attending the show's first table read of the season this morning.
Shearer is still working out elements of his deal, but a firm pact is expected shortly.
As part of his deal, Castellaneta has been named consulting producer on the series. He'll now serve as a writer in addition to continuing as a voice performer.
Although the voice actors are now locked through the next four years, it doesn't necessarily mean "The Simpsons" will be back beyond season 20. Gracie Films' deal with 20th expires at the end of this season, and Fox hasn't renewed the show beyond this upcoming year.
Because of the late start, 20th will produce just 20 episodes of "The Simpsons" this season instead of the usual 22.
Despite the lengthy negotiations, both sides said this go-round wasn't characterized by the rancor that marked past faceoffs. Production was delayed in 2004 when the cast didn't show up to table reads; in 1998, 20th hired casting directors to find potential replacements when the thesps asked for a pay raise.
The voice actors have traditionally argued that their asking price is relatively small given the billions of dollars "The Simpsons" has poured into News Corp.'s coffers. Studio execs, on the other hand, note that "The Simpsons" audience has eroded, making it less of a cash cow.
Heute erscheint "Die Simpsons: Der Film" auf DVD...
Bei GameTrailers.com gibt es neue Videos zu "Die Simpsons -Das Spiel"...
Bei GameTrailers.com gibt es den "Land of Chocolate"-Trailer zu "The Simpsons Game"...
Frohe Kunde für alle Besitzer einer Xbox 360: Electronic Arts hat eine 442 MB grosse Demo zu "Die Simpsons - Das Spiel" auf dem Xbox Live Marktplatz veröffentlicht...
Hollywoodreporter.com berichtet über die internationalen Einspielergebnisse...
Limited international openings of "Rush Hour 3" and "The Bourne Ultimatum" hardly dented "The Simpsons Movie," which remained No. 1 overseas for the third consecutive weekend with an estimated gross of $23.2 million from 5,806 screens in 59 markets.
"Simpsons" bowed respectably in four new markets -- Hong Kong, Hungary, Thailand and Taiwan -- and continued to clean up in holdover European territories plus Australia. The international gross for "Simpsons" landed at $230 million during the weekend, said 20th Century Fox International. The film's worldwide tally is $382.2 million. [...]
"Simpsons" continued gangbusters in its third U.K. weekend, grossing an estimated $4 million from 502 spots for a market cume of $60.2 million. In France, the third-weekend tally was $2.6 million from 699 sites, good for a market cume of $19.6 million. In Germany, the third-weekend gross was $2.7 million from 890 screens for a cume of $29.7 million. [...]
Heute startet "Die Simpsons - Der Film" in den deutschen Kinos...
Bei GameTrailers.com gibt es den E3 2007 Trailer zu "The Simpsons Game", welches zahlreiche Spielszenen enthält...
Bei CS! gibt es ein weiteres Poster zum Film... Und die Offizielle Website wurde mit neuem Leben gefüllt...
Der "Simpsons: The Movie" Trailer #2 ist online !!!
Bei CS! gibt es ein neues Poster zum Film...
Kaum hat EA das neue Videospiel "Simpsons The Game" angekündigt, hagelt es auch schon erste Videos, die man bei GameTrailers.com begutachten kann... Das Spiel soll im Herbst 2007 für PS3, PS2, PSP, Xbox 360, Wii und NDS erscheinen...
Filmz.ru präsentiert ein paar Charakter-Poster zum Film...
Bei AICN gibt es recht positive Kritiken zu einer Testvorführung...
Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik zu einer noch nicht fertiggestellten Version des Kinofilms...
Bei Crave Online gibt es ein Interview mit Matt Groening...
Crave Online: [...] What took so long to do the movie?
Matt Groening: For me, part of the reason was, we're coming up on the 20th year of the show, we're coming up on the 400th episode, and if we're ever going to do it, we should do it now. I don't want to do it [when] for some reason the show goes away and then do a movie. I thought it would really be neat to do a movie while the fans are still clamoring for it.
Crave Online: Will the movie finally reveal what state Springfield is in?
Matt Groening: Yes. We actually have a really good joke about that. Remember, I said joke.
Crave Online: Since it's a movie, can you do things you can't do on TV?
Matt Groening: You'll see more of The Simpsons than you really should see and probably things, people you don't want to see. Whoever you don't want to see naked on The Simpsons, you know that's who you're going to see. Sorry about Marge. [...]
Ein neuer "Simpsons: The Movie" Trailer ist online !!!
Bei Kino-Express.ru gibt es ein paar Szenenbilder aus dem Kinofilm...
"Simpsons: The Movie" Teaser-Trailer #3 ist online !!!
"Simpsons: The Movie" Teaser-Trailer #2 ist online !!!
Hollywoodreporter.com berichtet über die NY Licensing 2006 International Trade Show...
[...] In addition to "Simpsons Movie," set for release in July 2007, there also will be a new "Simpsons" video game from Electronic Arts out late next year and major marketing campaigns surrounding the 400th episode of the hit TV show in May.
"There will be big tentpole initiatives supported across News Corp., Fox and their partners that will bring the world of 'The Simpsons' to a heightened awareness and a heightened relevance that I truly believe will be on an unprecedented scale for the property," Dekel said. [...]
Bei AICN gibt es ergänzende Infos zum Plot des Kinofilms...
[...] In the movie Homer causes an accident at the nuclear power plant - which causes the town’s drinking water to be spoilt. Therefore, Erin Brockovich is guest starring - playing herself. After the incident, Homer gets fired from the plant, and majority of Springfield's citizens move away.
There is not going to be a dome built over the town.
But, in one scene, when people are trying to figure out what to do at the city hall meeting - Professor Frink suggests a "giant dome" should be built around the town. The dome rumors could've started from that.
There will also be cameos by Albert Brooks' previous characters, but I don't know who they are, and I don't know whether he's going to play any bigger part. [...]
AICN nennt die Autoren und den Regisseur des kommenden "Simpsons"-Kinofilms...
[...] an Austrailian publication called The Melbourne Age shed some light on who will be handling these monumental duties. According to The Melbourne Age, THE SIMPSONS MOVIE is written by Matt Groening, James L. Brooks, Al Jean, Brian Scully, Ian Maxtone-Graham, George Meyer, David Mirkin, Mike Reiss, Matt Selman, John Swartzwelder, and Jon Vitti [...]
In related news, Reuters is reporting that David Silverman, co-director of Pixar's MONSTERS, INC., director of many SIMPSONS episodes (and now the series' "supervising director") is helming the movie.
A Fox press release indicates that Albert Brooks, Minnie Driver and Erin Brockovich will be guest voices in the film. [...]
Bei AICN gibt es Infos zum möglichen (!) Plot des Kinofilms...
[...] "All of the original cast, and writers, are involved. The main plot is that a goof by Homer at the power plant results in the government putting a dome over the city limits of Springfield." [...]
Bei TcH gibt es den ""The Simpsons Movie" Teaser-Trailer...
Hollywoodreporter.com meldet hierzu...
Homer Simpson has hit the big screen in a short teaser trailer announcing a theatrical feature version of the long-running TV series "The Simpsons." The "Simpsons" teaser debuted Friday before screenings of 20th Century Fox's "Ice Age: The Meltdown." The clip announces Fox's July 27, 2007, release date for "The Simpsons Movie." The animated 28-second clip opens on a giant superhero "S" shield. "Leaping his way onto the silver screen," intones a narrator, "the greatest hero in American history!" Cut to Homer sitting on his couch in his tighty whities and T-shirt. "I forgot what I was supposed to say," Homer says. The narrator continues, " 'The Simpsons Movie,' coming to the screen July 27, 2007." "Uh, oh ...," says Homer, "we better get started."
Hoffentlich kein Aprilscherz: Wie AICN meldet, soll im US-Vorprogramm von "Ice Age 2" ein Teaser-Trailer zu "Simpsons: The Movie" zu sehen sein... Als US-Kinostart wird angeblich der 27. Juli 2007 genannt...
[...] Harry Shearer was on the Mancow radio show this morning and they were talking about all things Simpsons. He mentioned the two year contract extension and then was asked the question if this will delay the movie project by two years. His response was that it would not delay it, because they were recording dialogue for it right now. He then was asked if the movie would be more edgy to which he said that it pushed the boundaries, but it wasn't going to be an R rated movie. Asked if there was swearing in the movie, he said a little more than normal, but not the characters he voices, since he voices Rev. Lovejoy and Ned Flanders.
They talked a bit about the Simpsons live action intro that is on the web and then he had to go. [...]
BBC Radio 1 meldet...
[...] Nancy Cartright's travelled over from Springfield to do a run of her one-woman show 'My Life as a Ten Year Old Boy' in London.
Plans for the feature length cartoon were unveiled at the Cannes film festival and Nancy says things are moving along:
"You know what? We've just done the table read for the 'Simpsons' movie so although we've been promoting that we're going to do it, now we're actually doing it and are in production."
"I'm sure it won't take any less than a couple of years."
"I don't know the name of it and I can't go into details about it and we'll just have to see how it goes, but I think it's going to be great and the fans are going to dig it." [...]
Could Homer Simpson possibly have a worse boss than Montgomery Burns? He may find out when he meets The Office writer/star Ricky Gervais. The actor, who created the role of the much-loathed David Brent on his own show, will not only guest star on an upcoming episode of The Simpsons, but he'll also write the episode, becoming the first Briton to pen an episode of the venerable animated series.
Gervais, who ran into Simpsons creator Matt Groening at Wednesday Night's British Comedy Awards, told the U.K.'s The Guardian that he'd met Groening several times during trips to the U.S. to prepare NBC's upcoming American incarnation of The Office. He said Groening had first asked him to guest star on the show, but after their meetings, Groening had asked him to write the entire episode in which he'd appear. [...]
Gervais won't divulge the plot of his Simpsons episode. ''I've got the rough idea but this is the most intimidating project of my career,'' he told The Guardian. ''The Simpsons is the greatest TV show of all time. I can only make it slightly worse.'' He added, ''When I first got into comedy my greatest ambition was to get one joke on The Simpsons. I may as well retire now.''
[...] The show's writers are working on the long-promised feature film, with a possible 2008 release date. They've even laid down some possible plotlines (not that they're ready to reveal any). ''There are a couple things on the show that I steered away from what might be in the movie,'' Jean says. ''The biggest thing is you don't want to do a movie that's not reflective of the quality of the show, and you don't want the quality of the show to slip because you're doing the movie. So we're taking a little time.'' Or rather, a lot. [...]
Yeardley Smith, the voice of Lisa in The Simpsons, says that, although writers are working now, the big screen film won't be made until the series is over. The Fox series still has at least two seasons to go. Smith said it will then take three years to make the movie because "animation takes forever."
Despite the lengthy process, Smith says she's glad to hear about the movie. "My wish for the show is that it go out with a bang and not a pimple," Smith told the Associated Press. "And if we can do a movie and it can be as good as our best episodes, I'm thrilled. I think that would be wonderful."
Smith added that she hopes the writers will keep Lisa's childlike sense of humor in the movie.
Bei AICN gibt es neue Infos zum "Simpsons"-Kinofilm...
DVD Fanatic sprach mit Mike Reiss, u.a. über den "Simpsons"-Kinofilm...
[...] DVDFanatic.com: How involved with "The Simpsons" are you nowadays? Have you started working on "The Simpsons" movie yet?
Mike: My partner, Al Jean is running the show. He’s the boss and I just come in a day a week as a consultant. I come in every Tuesday and just help and put in my two cents. Al and I and five other veteran writers of the show are currently writing "The Simpsons" movie.
DVDFanatic.com: What can you tell us about the movie? We’ve heard that there was supposed to be a "Simpsons" movie for the past several years but you don’t want to just simply put three episodes together, so how are you creating something new that’s not been done before?
Mike: That’s been the biggest challenge. They’ve wanted to do this since season two. It’s been 13 years of wanting to do "The Simpsons" Movie. Finally FOX said, "Let’s just do it!" We never had the greatest idea that was compelling but FOX said, "Maybe if we start paying you, you’ll get inspired." And sure enough it worked! We’ve got a very good and interesting idea and it’s different from the show. You know, it’s like the "South Park" movie where it’s just a bigger, longer, amplified version of the show. I can’t tell you anything specific about it. My wife doesn’t even know the secret.
DVDFanatic.com: When do you think "The Simpsons" movie will come out?
Mike: I will say two years from this summer. I think it’s going to be Summer 2006 or maybe Christmas 2006. It’s a reality after being just sort of this phantom idea. I think it is really gonna happen. [...]
Die Calgary Sun sprach mit Matt Groening, u.a. über den "Simpsons"-Kinofilm...
[...] Beyond the small screen, there's also the much-rumoured Simpsons feature film, which Groening confirms he's working on. "We're talking about doing it. We just want to make sure, if we do, it doesn't follow in the dismal footsteps of other currently-running TV shows turned into movies. I can only think of one that worked and that was South Park," he says.
"You want to honour the fans of the show, but you want to give them a little more. With the TV show, every week it's like a little movie. There are certainly enough incidents to fill a regular movie comedy. Whether people could stand it for an hour and a half, I don't know." [...]
Homer Simpson und seine gelbe Cartoon-Familie machen Fernsehgeschichte. Der US-Fernsehsender Fox will nach Medienberichten die erfolgreiche Comedy-Serie bis mindestens Mai 2005 weiter produzieren- damit würden die Simpsons 16 Jahre auf Sendung sein und so den Rekord der Comedy-Sendung "The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet" brechen, die von 1952 bis 1966 lief. [...]
Orlando Sentinel erfuhr vom Produzenten Al Jean, dass die Serie weiterbestehen wird...
[...] The Simpsons marks its 300th episode Feb. 16 with Bart learning that he was a baby star, named Baby Stink Breath, and that Homer squandered his earnings. In another episode, Ned Flanders dates a movie star (voice by Oscar winner Marisa Tomei) in a sendup of Notting Hill. Still another episode features David Byrne singing Homer's song about how he hates Ned.
"They just closed a deal to do two more years," Jean says. "You get to do quality work. Here in Spain I see it on television. People love it. It's the best TV job I can think of. I just signed on to do another two or three years, depending on how long the show goes. I'd be happy to stick with it until the show goes off."
"Die Simpsons" sind laut einer Forsa-Umfrage die beliebtesten TV-Zeichentrick-Helden der Deutschen. 38 Prozent der über 14-Jährigen benannten Bart Simpson und seine Familie in der von der Programmzeitschrift "TV Today" in Auftrag gegebenen Erhebung als ihre Lieblinge. Auf Rang zwei platzierten sich "Tom & Jerry" (27 Prozent), gefolgt von "Asterix" und "Familie Feuerstein". Bei den weiblichen Zuschauern liegen diese Serien der Befragung zufolge vor den "Simpsons". Beliebteste deutsche Zeichentrick-Produktion ist "Werner".
[...] I was in the room where Al Jean (Executive producer, writer and showrunner for The Simpsons since its inception in 1989) was one of the guest speakers. When it came time for Q&A with the audience, I got to ask him a question I'll bet tons of you out there are dying for an answer to:
Is there ever going to be a Simpsons movie?
In fact, more than yes. He went so far as to tell us that all the principle cast has recently signed for a THREE PICTURE DEAL. The murmurs spread through the room. People liked that.
But, (Yes, you knew there was going to be a BUT) he doesn't know when.
Currently there are no plans to end the fourteen year run of the show and the writing staff is having enough trouble coming up with plotlines to fill 22 minutes of TV show, let alone 80-90 minutes of feature film. It was encouraging to hear him then say however that the six-man team of writers (including himself) hired for the task of the script want it to be something of QUALITY. They absolutely do not want to do it simply for the cash or to rip us (the fans) off.
They want to do it when the time is right. But, fear not people, a Simpsons movie IS on the way. [...]
Die Gerüchteküche um den Simpsons-Kinofilm brodelt mal wieder kräftig. Bei NBC Giga wurde berichtet, daß Nancy Cartwright (die amerikanische Stimme von Bart) bereits drei Filmverträge unterschrieben hat. Der Film wird nach dem Ablauf der Serie in die Kinos kommen. Da es mindestens noch zwei weitere Staffeln geben wird, wird sich die Produktion des Filmes bis ins Jahr 2005 erstrecken.
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