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‘Simpsons’ movie revealed in trailer

Homer hits the big screen as Fox unveils July 2007 release date
/ Source: Hollywood Reporter

Homer Simpson hit the big screen on Friday in a short teaser trailer announcing “The Simpsons” movie.

The “Simpsons” teaser debuted prior to the opening of 20th Century Fox’s latest animated film “Ice Age: The Meltdown.” The clip announces Fox’s July 27, 2007 release date for “The Simpsons” movie.

The animated 25-second clip opens on a giant superhero S. “Leaping his way onto the silver screen,” intones a narrator, “the greatest hero in American history!” Cut to Homer Simpson sitting on his couch in his tighty whities. “I forgot what I was supposed to say,” he says. The narrator continues, “ ’The Simpsons Movie,’ coming to the screen, July 27, 2007.” “Uh, uh,” says Homer, “we better get started.”

The long-running animated television series created by Matt Groening and developed by James L. Brooks is currently being adapted for the big screen at Film Roman Studios in Burbank.

“The Simpsons” has been on television since late 1989. It started as a segment of Fox’s “The Tracey Ullman Show” in 1987-88.