Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Go See The Simpsons Movie!

I just saw The Simpsons Movie the other night... boy was I laughing. I never laughed as much or as hard for any other movie I've ever seen in my life. It was a LOT better than I expected.

In 3 weeks, this film made nearly $350 million at the box office (domestic + international). That's a hefty amount for a HAND-DRAWN ANIMATED movie, don'tcha think? Hopefully, this will be the beginning of a comeback 2D films, now with Disney releasing a few in the next two years.

Back to Simpsons... Matt Groening must be making mucho dinero off this, not just by the movie, but by all the merchandise, tie-ins & promotions for it. Simpsons toys, games, collectibles, t-shirts & candy are selling like they were free & a few big companies got in on the Simpsons bandwagon: 7-Eleven (traffic & sales at the select 12 Kwik-E-Marts across the US nearly tripled, & it's still going strong after more than a month), JetBlue, Burger King, Samsung, Vans Shoes, Ben & Jerry's (mmm...beer & donut flavored ice cream) & several others less important to mention. Not to mention that the citizens of Springfield, Vermont are still more than happy that the Simpsons flooded their town after being chosen as the Springfield to premiere the movie. If you think THAT's a lot of money coming in, wait 'til the movie comes out on DVD this fall.

I believe the only people who are not at all happy about how great the Simpsons are doing are the pagan people of Dorset, England, who had been invaded by a giant chalk-drawing of Homer next to their famous Cerne Abbas giant. LINK

If you are going to see one movie this summer, consider The Simpsons Movie.

-Also, here's another Rebop request, this one from my friend David. This ones called the Dulochnor (Spider legs, Goat body, Dragon wings, Parrot head). I added the horns & tail, just because it needed a little extra "oompf!". Thanks again, Dave!-


Anonymous said...

Hey Mike,
Totally agree with you on The Simpsons Movie. I can't praise it enough. I've seen it more than 5 times and it gets funnier each time. There are tons of little details in it that you can't possibly catch the first time around, and I'm definitely going to see it a bunch more times while it is in theatres. Those drawings you did of combining your characters and The Simpsons were great.
Thanks for drawing my Rebop. I'm going to try to print it out and hang it up in my room.

Your Fan,
David Spector

Michael J. Ruocco said...

Hey Dave, glad you like the Rebop (& my Simpson-y cartoon)!

5 times?! Holy...holy thing! There goes $50 down the tube (flush). I don't even go to the movies 5 times a YEAR. Still, I have to admit, it's an awesome movie.