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The Simpsons Star Explains Her Plans For Movie Sequel

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The Simpsons Star Explains Her Plans For Movie Sequel

While talks of a second Simpsons movie have died down of late, one of the show’s biggest stars has reignited excitement by revealing her ideas for how it should play out.

The Simpsons Movie proved to be divisive amongst fans of the long-running cartoon when it dropped in 2007, but it was a commercial success, drawing in $536.4 million at the box office on a $75 million budget.

In 2017, a follow-up film was said to be in development, although the project is yet to be confirmed. 

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Could a second Simpsons Movie be on the cards? Credit: 20th Century Studios
Could a second Simpsons Movie be on the cards? Credit: 20th Century Studios

However, this could all change, according to Yeardley Smith, who voices Lisa Simpson.

Not only does she believe a sequel could be coming soon, but she has some ideas of what she thinks could happen. 

Speaking with The Movie Dweeb, she said: "I do really believe that there will be a number two, and my pitch is it should be a Christmas movie, so that it has annual relevance for the rest of time."

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The host chimed in with, “The Grinch,” to which Smith replied: “Right? Like Elf and The Grinch and all your favourite Christmas movies. You’re like, ‘Oh my god, I can’t wait to watch it again.’”

She raises a good point, and one that correlates with The Simpsons writer Al Jean’s idea for how the show could end

Jean was one of the original members of the series before leaving after season four and returning again for season 10.

The first ever episode remains a classic. Credit: Disney
The first ever episode remains a classic. Credit: Disney
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He told Radio Times, "I mentioned that there would be an ending where the last episode, they'd be going back to the Christmas pageant from the first episode ['Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire'], so that the whole series was a continuous loop - that's how I would end it, if I had to."

Despite that tidbit, Jean doesn't think the show is going anywhere soon.

After Disney acquired 21st Century Fox, The Simpsons is now enjoying a new life on Disney+ and is very popular with UK and US streaming audiences.

The same was reflected by Smith in her recent interview where she revealed there hadn’t been any serious discussions about the final episode of the cartoon. 

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Yeardley Smith voices Lisa Simpson. Credit: YouTube/The Movie Dweeb
Yeardley Smith voices Lisa Simpson. Credit: YouTube/The Movie Dweeb

“We just started recording season 34, which is a crazy sentence in and of itself,” she said. 

While it’s the last of their two-season pick-up, the voice acting legend said she feels like they would be given a big head’s up if it were to be the last season. 

“At the very least, Disney, who bought Fox, right - all but Fox News and Fox Sports - part of the reason they bought it was for The Simpsons,” she explained, later adding: “Also, if it were the last season, I think they would want to capitalise on that.”

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Featured Image Credit: Fox/Disney

Topics: Film & TV, The Simpsons, Disney, Film and TV

Daisy Phillipson
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