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The Simpsons Movie [2007] (1 disc)
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Director:David Silverman
Writer:Al Jean
David Mirkin
George Meyer
Ian Maxtone-Graham
James L. Brooks
John Swartzwelder
Jon Vitti
Matt Groening
Matt Selman
Mike Reiss
Mike Scully
Composer:Hans Zimmer
Length:87 minutes
(1 hour 27 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Sorting Category:Comedy
IMDB Rating:7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:90%
Amazon Rating:4.0/5 stars
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Synopsis: After Homer accidentally pollutes the town's water supply, Springfield is encased in a gigantic dome by the EPA and the Simpsons family are declared fugitives.


Reaction: A bit silly and unrealistic, with a number of gags that don't exactly work perfectly, but that's typical of the show.


Personal Rating: 8/10

Select Cast and Crew
David Silverman => Director
Al Jean => Writer
David Mirkin => Writer
George Meyer => Writer
Ian Maxtone-Graham => Writer
James L. Brooks => Writer
John Swartzwelder => Writer
Jon Vitti => Writer
Matt Groening => Writer
Matt Selman => Writer
Mike Reiss => Writer
Mike Scully => Writer
Hans Zimmer => Composer
Albert Brooks => Russ Cargill (as A. Brooks) (voice)
Billie Joe Armstrong => Green Day (voice)
Dan Castellaneta => Grampa / Mayor's Aide / Mr. Teeny / Boy on Phone / Barney / Mayor Quimby / Sideshow Mel / Bear / Squeaky-Voiced Teen (voice) / Krusty the Clown / Panicky Man / Kissing Cop / Santa's Little Helper / Itchy / Stage Manager / Multi-Eyed Squirrel / EPA Official / NSA Worker /Officer / Homer
Hank Azaria => Sea Captain / Wise Guy (voice) / Comic Book Guy / Cletus / Kissing Cop / Dr. Nick / Professor Frink / Carl / Dome Depot Announcer / Drederick Tatum / Robot / Chief Wiggum /Lou / Male EPA Worker / Apu / EPA Passenger / Moe / Bumblebee Man / Carnival Barker /Counter Man
Harry Shearer => Rev. Lovejoy / President Arnold Schwarzenegger / Toll Booth Man /Guard / Mr. Burns / Skull / Smithers / Scratchy / Lenny / Dr. Hibbert / Kang (voice) / Ned Flanders / Kent Brockman /Principal Skinner / Otto
Joe Mantegna => Fat Tony (voice)
Julie Kavner => Marge Simpson / Patty (voice) / Selma
Karl Wiedergott => EPA Driver (voice) / Man
Maggie Roswell => Helen Lovejoy (voice)
Marcia Wallace => Mrs. Krabappel (credit only) (voice)
Mike Dirnt => Green Day (as Michael Pritchard) (voice)
Nancy Cartwright => Maggie / TV Daughter/ Woman on Phone (voice) / Bart / Todd Flanders / Nelson / Ralph
Pamela Hayden => Rod Flanders (voice) / Milhouse
Philip Rosenthal => TV Dad (voice)
Russi Taylor => Martin (voice)
Tom Hanks => Himself (voice)
Tre Cool => Green Day (as Frank Edwin Wright III) (voice)
Tress MacNeille => Nelson's Mother / Cookie Kwan / Girl on Phone (voice) / Mrs. Skinner / G.P.S. Woman / Medicine Woman / Colin / Female EPA Worker / TV Son / Sweet Old Lady / Pig/ Cat Lady / Lindsey Naegle
Yeardley Smith => Lisa (voice)

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Release prints were delivered to theaters with the fake title "Yellow Harvest". This was also used as a fake working title. It references "Blue Harvest", the fake working title of Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi.
  • The states bordering Springfield are: Nevada, Maine, Kentucky and Ohio. This pays homage the long running joke in the TV series of not pinning down exactly where Springfield is located.
  • When Homer dreams of going up and down thru several truncated stairs into the 'Boob Lady' tent, is a homage to the 1951 art work of M.C. Escher titled "House of Stairs".
  • At the end of the wedding video, Homer and Marge dance to the song Close to You by [?] The Carpenters. On [The Simpsons], this is the same song that is played in a flashback scene where Homer sees Marge for the very first time.
  • Kelsey Grammer, Minnie Driver, Isla Fisher and [?] Erin Brockovich-Ellis all recorded lines for the film but their scenes were cut.
  • Albert Brooks is credited as "A. Brooks," just as he has been in all five (as of 2007) [Simpsons] episodes he has appeared in (each time as a different character).
  • According to the DVD commentary, virtually none of the gags from the original draft (written around 2003) made it to the final cut. One of the few exceptions was the fishing scene between Homer and Bart.
  • In the original script, Marge was going to have the vision in church. However, it was changed when the crew felt it would make more sense for the family to be ignoring Grandpa than Marge.
  • Marvel Comics actually published a comic book series based on a pig version of Spider-Man in the early 1980s. It was called [Peter Porker, the Spectacular Spider-Ham] and featured animal versions of other Marvel Comics characters.
  • The 20th Century FOX logo appears just as usual, but with Ralph Wiggum standing inside the "O" humming the last few bars of the logo's theme.
  • The painting hanging above Homer and Marge's bed in Alaska is signed "Marge". This pays homage to the painting of the sail-boat above the couch in The Simpson's house, also done by Marge.
  • The first new episode of the series broadcast after the release of the movie featured an altered opening credit sequence which included a number of references to the movie including Bart skateboarding through a destroyed Springfield, the multi-eyed squirrel, Russ Cargill, President Schwartzeneger, the Simpson's home in the process of being rebuilt, and Homer pulling into the driveway with the silo strapped to the roof of his car. The couch gag featured Spiderpig/Harry Plopper sitting on the couch, waiting for them. Homer cuddles him and says, "Ah, my summer love!"