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The Simpsons Movie. (Previews)

Thu Jul 27, 2006 11:17 pm

A must for any Simpsons fans. Two short previews were shown during a comic convention in San Diego recently.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDEsOh2mIvE&search=simpsons%20movie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlDYmmC3Ra0&search=simpsons%20movie

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RE: The Simpsons Movie. (Previews)

Thu Jul 27, 2006 11:23 pm

I just hope it's better than some of the recent seasons.

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RE: The Simpsons Movie. (Previews)

Thu Jul 27, 2006 11:31 pm

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 1):
I just hope it's better than some of the recent seasons

Exactly what I was thinking... they seem to be running out of ideas...
 
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RE: The Simpsons Movie. (Previews)

Thu Jul 27, 2006 11:45 pm

Quoting Levent (Reply 2):
Exactly what I was thinking... they seem to be running out of ideas...

They've been out of ideas for the past 6 years. I think this movie should be their farewell to the world.

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RE: The Simpsons Movie. (Previews)

Thu Jul 27, 2006 11:51 pm

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 1):
I just hope it's better than some of the recent seasons.

Episodes, maybe, seasons, no way. It seems to have become cool to rag on the show.

Quoting Levent (Reply 2):
Exactly what I was thinking... they seem to be running out of ideas...

I think it is more an issue of being so ripped off by others.

Quoting Yanksn4 (Reply 3):
They've been out of ideas for the past 6 years. I think this movie should be their farewell to the world.

They have always had episodes that did not appeal to one person, but appealed to others.

The recent gay marriage one was a classic, with Homer presiding over the ceremony and starting it with "Queerly Beloved" and ending with " The news is not all good, they have written their own vows!"
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RE: The Simpsons Movie. (Previews)

Thu Jul 27, 2006 11:53 pm

Quoting DeltaDC9 (Reply 4):
It seems to have become cool to rag on the show.

So you are saying it is just as good as a whole as it was 10 years ago? It's become cool to rag on it because everyone knows it's true.

No one is really saying it's bad (well, some are), but it has declined from its heyday.

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RE: The Simpsons Movie. (Previews)

Fri Jul 28, 2006 12:12 am

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 5):
So you are saying it is just as good as a whole as it was 10 years ago?

No, but it is still some of the best TV out there. It just can't stay fresh when we are so familiar with it. Same with South Park.

Family Guy is popular now because it was gone for so long. It will come and go again and the Simpsons will probably still be in new episodes.
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RE: The Simpsons Movie. (Previews)

Fri Jul 28, 2006 11:35 am

Does anyone have this footage saved on their PC, or know of another location as to where I could find it.

I ask this because FOX had YouTube remove the movies for breach of copyright laws.
 
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RE: The Simpsons Movie. (Previews)

Fri Jul 28, 2006 3:30 pm

Unfortunately, they're going to have to find a new voice for Marge here in Germany (for the translated version): Elisabeth Volkmann, the actress that did the voiceover for her, was found dead at the age of 68 years yesterday in Munich.
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RE: The Simpsons Movie. (Previews)

Fri Jul 28, 2006 10:52 pm

Quoting Leskova (Reply 8):

Weren't they faced with something similar in america with regards to homer in the first series?

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RE: The Simpsons Movie. (Previews)

Fri Jul 28, 2006 11:01 pm

Quoting Thom@s (Reply 9):
Weren't they faced with something similar in america with regards to homer in the first series?

I dont believe so, the guy from The Tracey Ulman show, Dan Castelanetta (sp?), has always done the voice AFAIK, but it has changed over time. I saw an interview where he talked about that. Homer has definatly gotten dumber over the years, and rightly so. How many blows to the head has he sustained?

Phil Hartmans death was a big blow though, he cracked me up.

I may be wrong now, but I dont think so.
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RE: The Simpsons Movie. (Previews)

Fri Jul 28, 2006 11:13 pm

Quoting DeltaDC9 (Reply 10):
Phil Hartmans death was a big blow though, he cracked me up.

What voices did he do?

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RE: The Simpsons Movie. (Previews)

Fri Jul 28, 2006 11:18 pm

Quoting Thom@s (Reply 11):
What voices did he do?

Troy McClure
Lionel Hutz

I believe are the only two he's done, except the odd one episode character.

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RE: The Simpsons Movie. (Previews)

Fri Jul 28, 2006 11:22 pm

Quoting WhyWhyZed (Reply 12):
Troy McClure
Lionel Hutz

Wow didn't know that. But to be fair both characters were wearing thin on material.

So they have been removed now then, or is someone else doing their voices now?

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RE: The Simpsons Movie. (Previews)

Fri Jul 28, 2006 11:28 pm

Quoting Thom@s (Reply 13):
So they have been removed now then, or is someone else doing their voices now?

Not sure really, but there have been a lot of characters that have died in the show like Flanders wife Maude. There was an episode where they named them all, but I cant remember the list. Hartmans characters may be on that list.
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RE: The Simpsons Movie. (Previews)

Fri Jul 28, 2006 11:41 pm

Quoting DeltaDC9 (Reply 14):
Hartmans characters may be on that list.

More than likely so. I believe his death was around the year 1997, and I can't really think of any episodes where either of his two characters stared in after that date. Therefore, they most likely retired the characters in respect of Phil Hartman himself.

Regarding the killing of Maude and other characters, it's an attempt to keep the show fresh. The same characters every episode would be really reptitive and boring. South Park is another example of this, look at how many times the 4 primary kids have changed, as well as other characters such as Officer barbrady, the school bus driver, etc. being killed off.

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RE: The Simpsons Movie. (Previews)

Fri Jul 28, 2006 11:46 pm

Quoting WhyWhyZed (Reply 15):
Regarding the killing of Maude and other characters, it's an attempt to keep the show fresh.

Wasn't she killed to free the woman doing her voice of her contract?

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RE: The Simpsons Movie. (Previews)

Fri Jul 28, 2006 11:53 pm

Quoting Thom@s (Reply 16):
Wasn't she killed to free the woman doing her voice of her contract?

I think so, and maybe that is why her death was so bizarre, getting hit by a flying t-shirt while going for hot dogs at a sporting event.

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RE: The Simpsons Movie. (Previews)

Sat Jul 29, 2006 6:03 am

Quoting Thom@s (Reply 9):
Weren't they faced with something similar in america with regards to homer in the first series?

No, Homer's voice did change, but it was a conscious decision by Dan Castellaneta. He realized one day he was basically doing a bad Walter Matthau impression. It evolved slowly in the "jerk-ass" Homer voice we hear today.

Quoting Thom@s (Reply 16):
Wasn't she killed to free the woman doing her voice of her contract?

Speculation is that she basically quit because she wasn't getting paid a lot for her work. She demanded more money, knowing she wouldn't get it, and they killed Maude with a t-shirt. Some consider Maude's death is the point where the show "Jumped the Shark"
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RE: The Simpsons Movie. (Previews)

Sat Jul 29, 2006 6:41 am

Damn Fox removing the videos  Sad
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RE: The Simpsons Movie. (Previews)

Sat Jul 29, 2006 7:00 am

Quoting Thom@s (Reply 16):
Wasn't she killed to free the woman doing her voice of her contract?

No... 'Maude Flanders' is voiced by Maggie Roswell who still does other current voices.....Helen Lovejoy, Miss Hoover.....
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RE: The Simpsons Movie. (Previews)

Sat Jul 29, 2006 3:24 pm

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 20):
No... 'Maude Flanders' is voiced by Maggie Roswell who still does other current voices.....Helen Lovejoy, Miss Hoover.....

???

So the woman who did Maude's voice is still working with the series?

Getting confusing this...

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RE: The Simpsons Movie. (Previews)

Sat Jul 29, 2006 10:06 pm

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 20):
No... 'Maude Flanders' is voiced by Maggie Roswell who still does other current voices.....Helen Lovejoy, Miss Hoover.....
This seems to be true, according to imdb.com. The website lists her for doing voices of Maude and other characters during this past year. She might not have done any Maude voices recently, despite it being listed, but I know there have been a couple of "flashback" episodes since the death of Maude.

Source: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0744648/

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EDIT: Just noticed this now on the "trivia" part of the website...

Quote:
Left "The Simpsons" (1989) cast in spring 1999 after the show's tenth season when 20th Century Fox refused her requested raise increase from the $2000 she earned the past three seasons until her departure.Before her departure, Roswell had been flying into LA from her Denver home on her own money to record her lines.


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rejoined The Simpsons, after a three-year absence due to a salary dispute. [2002]

[Edited 2006-07-29 15:10:21]
 
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RE: The Simpsons Movie. (Previews)

Sat Jul 29, 2006 10:14 pm

Quoting WhyWhyZed (Reply 22):
rejoined The Simpsons, after a three-year absence due to a salary dispute

Thats the explanation right there. Thanks for the info.  Smile

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RE: The Simpsons Movie. (Previews)

Sat Jul 29, 2006 10:15 pm

A few months ago I went to a presentation by Mike Reiss, one of the main Simpsons writers...It reawakened my deep love of the Simpsons that had been dormant for the past few years! He was REALLY funny and it was cool to hear some personal stories of his from over the years of writing episodes.

One of the highlights was...
MikeReiss: Barbara Bush once said my show was stupid. I said 'look at your son, lady!'.
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RE: The Simpsons Movie. (Previews)

Mon Jul 31, 2006 2:33 am

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RE: The Simpsons Movie. (Previews)

Mon Jul 31, 2006 5:07 am

The Simpsons is truly dire now. I can't stand any of the recent series, it's pissing on the legacy. I shall be avoiding the film like the plague.

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