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Yardstick2006

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« Reply #480 on: 04-01-2006 11:36 »

Shut up.
Donald

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« Reply #481 on: 04-01-2006 12:02 »

I dont like the simpsons much either.Especially the new ones.
CrapBag

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« Reply #482 on: 04-01-2006 13:32 »

the simpsons is a great show, thats why its lasted 17 seasons

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Donald

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« Reply #483 on: 04-01-2006 13:37 »

It lasted real long because alot of people watch it that doesnt mean its a good show
Officer 1BDI

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« Reply #484 on: 04-01-2006 13:57 »

I don't suppose there's any word yet on what other movies the teaser might be attached to?  Ice Age 2 looked cute, but not cute enough for me to spend $8 for a ticket.
Donald

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« Reply #485 on: 04-01-2006 14:01 »

Yeah and plus popcorn costs 3$
GreyThinkyWhale

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« Reply #486 on: 04-01-2006 15:52 »

Having watched the last few episodes of the Simpsons, I believe I can say, Simpsons doesn't suck quite as much as it did earlier! I've been impressed by the last few weeks, it all picked up with "My Fair Lady". It's still far from exceptional or classic episode quality but it's okay.
anonymoose

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« Reply #487 on: 04-01-2006 18:48 »

I watched an episode a couple of weeks back out of extreme boredom (and unwillingness to do coursework, like now actually) and it was quite entertaining. Certainly not as bad as the compilatio episode of songs that the family has sung over the years. *shudder*
JDB

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« Reply #488 on: 04-01-2006 20:36 »

I hate those clip show Episodes. They're pointless and a waste of time.
Donald

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« Reply #489 on: 04-01-2006 21:36 »

I definatly agree with JDB
DotheBartman

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« Reply #490 on: 04-02-2006 04:54 »

I don't think there are many fans that don't agree with JDB.  They're also, what, four episodes out of over 360?  And they haven't made one since season 13?  Not really that relevant.
Donald

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« Reply #491 on: 04-02-2006 09:53 »

I just dont like simpsons really and its a crime that futurama was stoped and not it.Atleast the movie will be there.
anonymoose

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« Reply #492 on: 04-02-2006 09:59 »

 
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Originally posted by Donald:
I just dont like simpsons really and its a crime that futurama was stoped and not it.Atleast the movie will be there.


I find it a little unusual that you like Futurama and not the Simpsons, seeing as the Simpsons paved the way for almost all modern day animated comedys. Especially Futurama. At the time Futurama was cancelled, the Simpsons was scraping the bottom of the barrell a bit.  And unfortunatly, the cancellation has worked, the Simpsons has, grdually, gotten better since then.
Donald

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« Reply #493 on: 04-02-2006 15:37 »

 
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I find it a little unusual that you like Futurama and not the Simpsons, seeing as the Simpsons paved the way for almost all modern day animated comedys. Especially Futurama. At the time Futurama was cancelled, the Simpsons was scraping the bottom of the barrell a bit.  And unfortunatly, the cancellation has worked, the Simpsons has, grdually, gotten better since then.

Are you saying the simpsons are better than futurama.That is considered a crime  no no
newhook_1

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« Reply #494 on: 04-02-2006 15:46 »

No, your grammar is considered a crime. He's just expressing an opinion that many others share.
Donald

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« Reply #495 on: 04-02-2006 21:43 »

Of course my grammers horrible Im an american teenager.Oh it is a crime going to a futurama board and say the simpsones are better.If you  wanna do that go to a simpsone site.
Officer 1BDI

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« Reply #496 on: 04-02-2006 22:18 »
« Last Edit on: 04-02-2006 22:18 »

As said before, it's not a crime, it's an opinion; one that many Futurama fans here happen to share.

Also, being an American teenager is not an excuse for using attrocious grammar.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #497 on: 04-02-2006 22:41 »

Also, I don't think anonymoose was even saying that The Simpsons is better.  He may very well feel that way, but it seemed like he was just saying that the show is good and that it deserves respect for paving the way for Futurama and other shows.  Many fans of The Simpsons also love Futurama, it shouldn't be that big a deal.

In any case...movie news!  Albert Brooks, Minnie Driver, and Erin Brokovich (the actual person) are all set to do voicework for it.  It's likely to be PG-13, feature nearly all of the regular characters, and win an Oscar for Milhouse.
 http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/news/2006-04-02-simpsons-film_x.htm
anonymoose

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« Reply #498 on: 04-02-2006 23:53 »

Thanks for the defense guys.
[retort]I never at any point said that one show was better than the other. [/retort]
What I was trying to say, is that Futurama and The Simpsons share similarites and ,in my experience, it is unusual to like either show and not like the other.
I was also trying to share my conspiracy theory (an image of the crackpot photographer from Roswell that Ends Well just popped in my mind) that Fox cancelled Futurama, so The Simpsons would get more attention (by Greoning, staff, fans etc).  I guess it didn't catch on  frown
DotheBartman

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« Reply #499 on: 04-03-2006 02:37 »
« Last Edit on: 04-03-2006 02:37 »

More movie news...this is apparently from Daily Variety (and was posted by a member on  the No Homers Club).  Some new info is highlighted:

 
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Originally from Daily Variety

Homer going to bat in '07

Twentieth Century Fox will formally announce today that its long-awaited "The Simpsons" feature will open worldwide in theaters on July 27, 2007.

It's the official confirmation since the reveal was done over the weekend with rule-breaking behavior worthy of serial prankster Bart Simpson.

The first step was a promo during Fox's "American Idol" broadcast on Wednesday when animated Springfield newsman Kent Brockman announced that long-awaited news would be revealed on Sunday's broadcast of "The Simpsons." Fox then introduced a 20-second teaser trailer Friday on prints of "Ice Age: The Meltdown," panning away from a tight shot of Superman's "S" logo to show the symbol on a three-sizes-too-tight T-shirt worn by Homer Simpson, who was otherwise clad in his underwear. The release date was flashed.

Within hours of the film's opening, Web sites like Ain't It Cool News were dotted with sighting reports, and Web wonks tempered enthusiasm with skepticism, thinking the trailer might be an April Fools' Day joke.

It's no prank.

"That trailer is running on 7,000 screens this weekend, committing us to opening every place in the world on the same date," executive producer James L. Brooks told Daily Variety Friday. "Which means, we'd better get started."

Brooks and his co-conspirators are in the storyboarding stage following two years of script drafts and three covert cast readings. Though news of the movie became known when a feature option was made part of contract renewals for show regulars in 2001, the script and release strategy were successfully cloaked in secrecy by Brooks and Fox Animation president Chris Meledandri.

"We've taken script security to the point of lunacy, though it helped that we wrote it in Aramaic," quipped Mike Scully, who penned the script with creator Matt Groening, Brooks and series vets Al Jean, Ian Maxtone-Graham, George Meyer, David Mirkin, Mike Reiss, Matt Selman, John Swartzwelder and Jon Vitti.

David Silverman, the "Simpsons" supervising animation director who co-helmed 2001's "Monsters, Inc.," is set as director. (DTB's comment: yay!!!!)

Deals are done with show regulars Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria, Harry Shearer, Pamela Hayden and Tress MacNeille.

"We've also set Albert Brooks, Minnie Driver and the real Erin Brockovich, so you should be able to deduce the plot just from that information," said Jean, who is running the show in its 17th season.

The original intention, said Groening, was to delay the film until the show was done.

"We tried to save this until the end of the series, but that intention was undone by good ratings," said Groening. Last month, Fox committed to two more seasons of the show.

"The movie has been so daunting, and the contract between us has always been to wait until we all felt the script was right," Brooks said. "We tell a feature-length movie story with each episode, but we feel we now have a story and script worthy of a movie. And there was so much secrecy that it's actually a relief to be able to speak about it now."

Brooks is producing with Groening, Jean, Scully and Richard Sakai.
RavenStar

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« Reply #500 on: 04-03-2006 04:26 »
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Storyboarding in April to feature film in July of next year?

Wait...*counts # of months*

Wow, talk about crunched for time. Unless they're in the final stages of storyboarding, this thing's gonna still be hot out of the oven when it's released.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #501 on: 04-03-2006 05:33 »

Not neccesarily...keep in mind films based on tv series usually don't take as long, because the animation isn't on the same level as an old Disney film or whatever (I say old because they obviously stopped doing really high quality 2D animation a while ago) .  Where does it say they're doing storyboarding right now though?
JDB

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« Reply #502 on: 04-03-2006 05:39 »

This movie better be really awesome. If not, hopefully the series picks up. After it's really crappy run of episodes, it's due for some good ones.
anonymoose

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« Reply #503 on: 04-03-2006 05:50 »

 
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Originally posted by DotheBartman:
Not neccesarily...keep in mind films based on tv series usually don't take as long, because the animation isn't on the same level as an old Disney film or whatever (I say old because they obviously stopped doing really high quality 2D animation a while ago) .  Where does it say they're doing storyboarding right now though?


Groening said that they wanted to perfect the script before anything else happened on the project. So I imagine that the same applies to storyboarding.

The thing I worry about with this film, is that the date given on the trailer isn't actually the release date.
SamuelXDiamond

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« Reply #504 on: 04-03-2006 07:31 »

 
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DTB asked "Where does it say they're doing storyboarding right now though?"
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The article he posted said: "Brooks and his co-conspirators are in the storyboarding stage following two years of script drafts and three covert cast readings."
Yardstick2006

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« Reply #505 on: 04-03-2006 07:54 »

 
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Originally posted by newhook_1:
No, your grammar is considered a crime. He's just expressing an opinion that many others share.

Actually, many people have snapped out of the Jean Bias and have started grading episodes objectivly rather than giving them sympathy grades.

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Officer 1BDI

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« Reply #506 on: 04-03-2006 12:02 »

 
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Originally posted by *DtB's Article*:
"We've also set Albert Brooks, Minnie Driver and the real Erin Brockovich, so you should be able to deduce the plot just from that information," said Jean, who is running the show in its 17th season.

*prays Hank Scorpio makes an appearance*

The teaser was the highlight of last night's episode for me.  I thought Homer looked a bit off-model, as many before me have noted, but I actually liked the more "fluid" animation.  Too bad the teaser was done by an entirely different animation team than the actual movie's.
CrapBag

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« Reply #507 on: 04-03-2006 12:12 »
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i still remember watching The Larry King  Live show back in 2004
and across the bottom of the screen it said "Simpsons Movie in 2006"
too bad we have to wait another year

the episode was really not all that great
i only watched for the preview

 
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From AOL Entertainment News:
LOS ANGELES (April 3) The Simpsons are finally d'oh-ing the big screen thing. Here's the problem with waiting nearly 18 years for a much-anticipated movie: People expect it to be good.

With last week's announcement that The Simpsons Movie will arrive in theaters July 27, 2007, expectations are running high for TV's longest-running sitcom to deliver on the big screen.

"If I were feeling any more pressure, I'd be a diamond," show writer/producer Al Jean says.

Since it premiered in 1989 and grew into a cultural icon, The Simpsons has been fodder for movie speculation.

"We've been running a little behind schedule," Simpsons creator Matt Groening says. "But only by about 15 years or so."

A 20-second trailer attached to the weekend box-office smash Ice Age: The Meltdown hinted at the movie to come, as did Sunday night's Simpsons episode.

In 2001, the cast signed new contracts that stipulated they could be in a movie. Since then, "we'd been working to get a script that would be worthy of people actually paying to see the Simpsons," Groening says.

The screenplay is finished and voice recordings began last month, but creators are saying very little about the plot. Dummy scripts might be circulated to keep Internet spies off the track.

Here's what they did say:

The film probably will be rated PG-13 for language a bit coarser than you see on TV, though Groening says creators are considering using the freedom of film to "exploit all the degenerate standards of today's moviegoing culture."

Guest stars will include Albert Brooks, Minnie Driver and the real-life Erin Brockovich (whom Bart Simpson once called "the prostitute with the heart of gold" ).

Nearly all the series regulars are in the movie. "We've got a lot of time to fill," writer/producer James Brooks jokes.

Never fear, this won't be the end of the TV series, signed to air into 2009.

"We felt the time was right for a movie," Groening says. "And for Milhouse to win an Oscar."
anonymoose

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« Reply #508 on: 04-03-2006 13:26 »
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In case anyone (like me) hasn't seen the trailer:
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_u0uVAeDws&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Epo  etv%2Ecom%2Fvideo%2Ephp%3Fvid%3D1806
DotheBartman

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« Reply #509 on: 04-03-2006 15:22 »

Thanks Samuel X, I think I must have missed that part.

For the record, a high quality (and widescreen) version of the trailer is available on apple.com now.
~FazeShift~

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« Reply #510 on: 04-03-2006 17:27 »

Pfft, that's only a teaser trailer!

But still, hehe, made me smile.
Donald

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« Reply #511 on: 04-03-2006 18:38 »

 
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Originally posted by Yardstick2006:
 Actually, many people have snapped out of the Jean Bias and have started grading episodes objectivly rather than giving them sympathy grades.

   smile
I agree this show will keep going down hill.Unlike Futurama this show can run out of ideas.
evan

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« Reply #512 on: 04-03-2006 19:42 »
« Last Edit on: 04-03-2006 19:42 »

 
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"We've taken script security to the point of lunacy, though it helped that we wrote it in Aramaic," quipped Mike Scully, who penned the script with creator Matt Groening, Brooks and series vets Al Jean, Ian Maxtone-Graham, George Meyer, David Mirkin, Mike Reiss, Matt Selman, John Swartzwelder and Jon Vitti.

Aka...rather older, good writers. Some of my fears have been abated for now.  I'm a little worried about so many people writing one script, which sometimes is a sign of a movie script not being strong enough. But, in Simpsons lore, some of the best episodes have multiple writers ("22 Short Films..." )

I hope there's a Swartzwelder cameo.

Over on AICN, there's a rumor about the plot. It could be crap, but one of the "moles" states that
Could be a little weird, but they need something big and original after 17 years of shows.

Bender: "Try this, kids at home!
Warning: do not try this at home
CrapBag

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« Reply #513 on: 04-03-2006 20:02 »

ya, they have done episodes about everything possible
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #514 on: 04-03-2006 22:46 »

Not all ideas. Homer hasn't been a head anchor of a news show. Hmmm...that's not so bad of an idea... And they haven't frozen anybody yet.

Hmmm... that thing that evan has spoiler tagged is a weird idea. I like it, but it seems odd.
Yardstick2006

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« Reply #515 on: 04-04-2006 15:00 »

That sounds like a fan fic I wrote once.
DarrinPA

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« Reply #516 on: 04-04-2006 15:03 »

"Homer hasn't been a head anchor of a news show."


Yes he has, when Krusty couldn't do his show for a while.
DarrinPA

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« Reply #517 on: 04-04-2006 15:05 »
« Last Edit on: 04-04-2006 15:05 »

It sucks that you can't delete your own posts.
RavenStar

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« Reply #518 on: 04-04-2006 19:23 »

 
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Originally posted by DotheBartman:
Not neccesarily...keep in mind films based on tv series usually don't take as long, because the animation isn't on the same level as an old Disney film or whatever (I say old because they obviously stopped doing really high quality 2D animation a while ago) .  Where does it say they're doing storyboarding right now though?

I was talking about the fact that it takes 9 months to complete one 22 minute episode. I don't know how long the script for the movie is, but if it's at minimum 90 minutes, then they're really up against the clock.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #519 on: 04-04-2006 21:33 »

They also work on multiple episodes at once, though, which is why it takes so long (just counting episodes in the animation stage, they have a bunch going at once).  In this case, I would assume that they either have a seperate team doing just the movie, or that they've refocused their efforts on the movie for the time being.
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