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Simpsons creators say not to expect another movie for "10, 15 years"

Mar. 11, 2013by: Alex Maidy

THE SIMPSONS MOVIE was a box office hit, but don't expect to see a sequel any time soon. In fact, don't expect to see it for at least a decade.

Speaking at a UCLA event, creator Matt Groening and producer David Silverman said that the toll making the movie took on them was extensive. Consider the fact that The Simpsons was on their air for almost 20 years before the movie was produced and that should tell you something. But, THE SIMPSONS MOVIE took four years to make and required animators from the series to dedicate time to create the film. The result was a box office success, but not something they are looking to replicate. In fact, the exact words they used were:

"Maybe another 10, 15 years"

I have always been a huge fan of The Simpsons. While the quality of the show has diminished in recent years, it is still a testament that 24 years and over 500 episodes later, the show is still able to come up with new material. Groening and Silverman were the driving forces behind the movie, which grossed over $500 million worldwide. A marketing machine on par with STAR WARS, The Simpsons shows no signs of slowing down. I would imagine the show will last for several more years and then, once off the air, we can expect a second movie.

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12:22AM on 03/12/2013

Damn

2nd time ive been disappointed by TV/Movie news today (24 movie being the other...incase someone cares) Simpsons is one of the greatest TV shows ever, and even tho its not as good as it used to be, it will still have it moments at least once an episode...silver lining is at least they want to make another movie at some point
2nd time ive been disappointed by TV/Movie news today (24 movie being the other...incase someone cares) Simpsons is one of the greatest TV shows ever, and even tho its not as good as it used to be, it will still have it moments at least once an episode...silver lining is at least they want to make another movie at some point
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12:11AM on 03/12/2013
I'd be more game for a theatrically-released Futurama movie.
I'd be more game for a theatrically-released Futurama movie.
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10:54PM on 03/11/2013
Will Spider Pig be back?
Will Spider Pig be back?
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6:11PM on 03/11/2013
Somewhat ironic, as in the intro to the first movie they said they wouldn't make us wait another 20 years for the next one. I wasn't expecting another, but since they're talking about it, I'm wondering more why they aren't jumping on that, if they intend to do it at all.
Somewhat ironic, as in the intro to the first movie they said they wouldn't make us wait another 20 years for the next one. I wasn't expecting another, but since they're talking about it, I'm wondering more why they aren't jumping on that, if they intend to do it at all.
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4:50PM on 03/11/2013
4 years to make the movie?! Well shit, its crazy that Matt Stone and Trey Parker (of South Park) can whip out an episode in 6 days, now that is an accomplishment.
4 years to make the movie?! Well shit, its crazy that Matt Stone and Trey Parker (of South Park) can whip out an episode in 6 days, now that is an accomplishment.
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5:31PM on 03/11/2013
You do realize that Matt and Trey use a software program to create their show, don't you? The Simpsons artist actually do it old school style, so it takes longer. Plus there is a lot more detail in the characters and their movements within a single frame.
Southpark? It's just drawn once and the rest is done on computer. An "accomplishment?" No. More efficient, yes.
You do realize that Matt and Trey use a software program to create their show, don't you? The Simpsons artist actually do it old school style, so it takes longer. Plus there is a lot more detail in the characters and their movements within a single frame.
Southpark? It's just drawn once and the rest is done on computer. An "accomplishment?" No. More efficient, yes.
9:40PM on 03/11/2013
Well it's an accomplishment that they moved on from doing frame by frame with construction paper. South Park has had a lot of advancement. And the 6 days is only about 6 seasons old.
Well it's an accomplishment that they moved on from doing frame by frame with construction paper. South Park has had a lot of advancement. And the 6 days is only about 6 seasons old.
10:24PM on 03/11/2013
Apples and oranges dude. Southpark is ass in every aspect. Art, humor, writing - all subpar pure ASS. Simpsons has been quality in every aspect since day one and more labor put into each episode.
Apples and oranges dude. Southpark is ass in every aspect. Art, humor, writing - all subpar pure ASS. Simpsons has been quality in every aspect since day one and more labor put into each episode.
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3:21PM on 03/11/2013
That's implying we want another one.
That's implying we want another one.
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3:06PM on 03/11/2013
Barney's had a football in the groin.
Barney's had a football in the groin.
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3:05PM on 03/11/2013

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