The Simpsons Movie is an upcoming animated film based on the long running primetime animated sitcom The Simpsons. It is being produced by Gracie Films for 20th Century Fox with animation produced by Film Roman and Rough Draft Studios and is scheduled to be released “worldwide” on July 27, 2007. James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Al Jean, Mike Scully, and Richard Sakai are the producers and it is written by eleven of the television series’ most prolific writers.
There will be new characters introduced in the movie. It has been stated that Albert Brooks is scheduled to provide a guest voice for an all-new character in the movie, and may reprise some of his past characters (Brad Goodman, Jacques, Hank Scorpio, Cowboy Bob and Tab Spangler). Also, Minnie Driver and Erin Brockovich (the real-life activist) are confirmed to have parts.
Kelsey Grammer has said that his character, Sideshow Bob, will make an appearance in the movie, although he may not be a main character.
On July 13, Joe Mantegna confirmed on The Late Late Show that his character, Fat Tony, will make an appearance in the movie.
he whole range of ‘notable’ Simpsons actors and characters are expected to be used.
Marcia Wallace has also confirmed that her character, Edna Krabappel, has a part in the movie.
Having Brockovich play a part in the film could mean that the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant, with its appalling safety record, will play a strong part in the plot.
If, as is likely, the film is issued a PG-13 classification by the MPAA, it is likely to contain stronger language than that of the TV series.