TITLE THE SIMPSONS MOVIErnRELEASED 2007rnGENRE ANIMATED COMEDYrnDIMENSIONS 720 x 576rnDURATION 1HR 23MIN 38SECrnBIT RATE 192KBPSrnAUDIO FORMAT LAME MP3rnVIDEO FRAME RATE 25FPSrnDATA RATE 197KBPSrnVIDEO COMPRESSION XVIDrnrn
rnrnThe Simpsons Movie is a 2007 animated comedy film based on the animated television series The Simpsons and directed by David Silverman. The film was produced by James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Al Jean, Mike Scully, and Richard Sakai and written by eleven of the television series\' most prolific writers: Scully, Jean, Brooks, Groening, George Meyer, David Mirkin, Mike Reiss, John Swartzwelder, Jon Vitti, Ian Maxtone Graham, and Matt Selman. It stars the regular television cast of Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria, Harry Shearer, Pamela Hayden, and Tress MacNeille and features Albert Brooks in a prominent guest role, as well as Tom Hanks and Green Day in smaller ones.rnrnAfter previous attempts to create a film version of The Simpsons had failed because of script length and lack of staff, production began in 2001. Numerous plot ideas were conceived by the writers, with Matt Groening\'s developed into the film. The script was rewritten one hundred times, continuing after animation had begun. This meant that "two films\' worth" of finished material was cut, including cameos from Isla Fisher, Minnie Driver, Erin Brockovich and Kelsey Grammer. Tie in promotions were made with 7 Eleven, who transformed select stores into Kwik E Marts, and other companies such as Burger King. The film premiered in Springfield, Vermont, which won the right to hold it through a Fox competition.rnrnPlotrnGreen Day is performing on Lake Springfield, where they fail to engage the audience in talking about the environment. They are killed when the pollution in the lake eats away at their barge, causing it to sink. At the funeral, Grampa has a vision, but only Marge pays attention to it. Lisa and Colin, an Irish boy, hold a seminar entitled "An Irritating Truth", where they convince the town to clean up the lake by putting the same polluted water in their glasses. Meanwhile, Homer dares Bart to skateboard nude to Krusty Burger and back, but Bart is caught by Chief Wiggum. Ned Flanders comforts Bart after being humiliated, since Homer lets Bart get blamed for the incident and then adopts a pig. He keeps the pig\'s waste in an overflowing silo, which horrifies Marge, who tells Homer to dispose of it safely. While waiting at the dump, Homer decides on a quicker means of disposal and dumps the silo into the lake, polluting it severely and mutating a squirrel. Nearby, Flanders and Bart bond during a hike and discover the squirrel, and it is captured by the "EPA". Russ Cargill, head of the EPA, tells President Schwarzenegger, that Springfield is extremely polluted and the government must take drastic action. Under the President\'s orders, the EPA places Springfield in a giant glass dome, cutting off the town\'s supplies from the outside world.rnrnThe police discover Homer\'s silo in the lake, and an angry mob approaches the Simpson\'s home, burning it. The family escapes the dome through a sinkhole in Maggie\'s sandbox and flees to Alaska. Seeing the dome begin to crack and realizing the people of Springfield will escape, Russ Cargill manipulates the President into ordering the town\'s destruction. In Alaska, the Simpsons see a television advertisement in which Tom Hanks promotes a new Grand Canyon, and Marge realizes that they are planning to bomb Springfield. Marge and the kids decide to save the town, but Homer refuses to help the people that tried to kill him. His family abandons him and returns to rescue Springfield. After a visit with a mysterious Inuit shaman, Homer has a vision and reaches an epiphany: to save himself, his family, and Springfield and he returns. Meanwhile, Marge, Lisa, Maggie, and Bart are captured by Cargill and returned to Springfield. Cargill tells the people of Springfield that the town will be destroyed. A helicopter arrives and lowers a bomb. Meanwhile, Homer climbs the outside of the dome and descends knocking the escaping townspeople and bomb off the rope. However, he notices a motorcycle, grabs Bart, and cycles up the side of the dome. Bart throws the bomb through the hole, detonating it outside and shattering the dome. The town praises Homer, who rides off with Marge on the motorbike into the sunset. The film ends with everyone restoring Springfield, including the Simpsons\' home, back to the way things were.