The Simpsons Movie is a 2007 American animated comedy film based on the
television series The Simpsons. Directed by David Silverman, it stars
the regular cast of Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright,
Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria, Harry Shearer, Tress MacNeille, and Pamela
Hayden. It features Albert Brooks as Russ Cargill, the evil head of the
Environmental Protection Agency who intends to destroy Springfield after
Homer pollutes the lake. As the townspeople exile him and eventually his
family abandons him, Homer works to redeem his folly by stopping
Cargill's scheme. Previous attempts to create a film version of The
Simpsons failed due to the lack of a script of appropriate length and
production crew members. Eventually, producers and writers banded
together and conceived numerous narrative concepts, one of which was
selected for development. The script was re-written over a hundred
times, and this creativity continued after animation had begun in 2006.
The film premiered in Springfield, Vermont (theater sign pictured),
which had won the right to hold it in a competition. It was a box office
success, grossing over $527 million, and received critical acclaim.
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Krishnadevaraya, who would become the most powerful of all the
Hindu rulers of India, ascended to the throne of the Vijayanagara
Boer mercenaries declared their independence from the Transvaal
Republic and established the Republic of Stellaland.
The Canadian National Vimy Memorial (pictured), a memorial site
near Vimy, Pas-de-Calais, France, dedicated to the memory of Canadian
Expeditionary Force members killed during the First World War, was
U.S. President George H. W. Bush signed into law the Americans
with Disabilities Act, a wide-ranging civil rights law that prohibits,
under certain circumstances, discrimination based on disability.
The militant Islamist sect Boko Haram launched an attack on a
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northeastern Nigeria, leaving over 1,000 people dead.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
A condition of extreme drowsiness or apathy.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
There's something in the human personality which resents
things that are clear, and conversely, something which is attracted to
puzzles, enigmas, and allegories.
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