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Don't Expect to See a Sequel to 'The Simpsons Movie' Anytime Soon

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March 11, 2013
Source: THR

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Back in 2007, after years of rumors and anticipation, Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie finally headed to the big screen in The Simpsons Movie. Fans mostly enjoyed the film, and even series naysayers like myself found a good amount of entertainment, which made many wonder if there would be a sequel coming down the road. However, if series creator Matt Groening and producer David Silverman have anything to say about it, a sequel is a long, long ways off. Speaking at UCLA's annual entertainment symposium for a Q&A, Groening talked about the first film saying, ""It took us four years [to make] and it killed us." Read on!

THR reports Groening explained that it made the show difficult to manage because it took animators away from the series to complete the movie. That prompted longtime producer and director David Silverman in "maybe another 10, 15 years" we would see a sequel. That's quite a long ways away, but there's always a chance it could happen sooner if the series doesn't last another 10 or 15 years. Though I haven't been regularly watching "The Simpsons" lately, I've heard this season is a bit of a return to form after years of being mediocre, so maybe it's good that they concentrate on the series at this point, at least for fans' sake.

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Reader Feedback - 6 Comments

1

I'll live. It was mostly very good, though.

OfficialJab on Mar 11, 2013

2

simpsons is still on tv???

hg on Mar 11, 2013

3

It remains a class act on tv, leave it there, the movie really wasn't as great due to expectations.

steven on Mar 11, 2013

4

Simpsons died over a decade ago. It's pathetic now. And it pains me to say that after growing up watching the first seasons.

$126191 on Mar 11, 2013

5

It would be more interesting to do a big screen Futurama movie, if direct to DVD movie Bender's Big Score was anything to go by.

jez on Mar 12, 2013

6

The Simpsons hasn't really changed that much. Familiarity breeds contempt, as they say. Also, it's always cool to have liked something 'back when it was cool'.

Chris on Mar 13, 2013

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