Date: 3rd April 2006

The Simpsons head for the big screen

The Simpsons are finally making the move to the big screen.

Twentieth Century Fox confirmed the movie would be released in the US in July 2007.

A trailer for the film, shown in the US before Ice Age: The Meltdown, promising to introduce "the greatest hero in American history".

It then cut to Homer Simpson, wearing only his underwear, who admitted: "I forgot what I was supposed to say."

There has long been speculation about whether The Simpsons would be turned into a film.

It is currently in its 17th season, and last month, US network Fox confirmed it had commissioned two more series.

Source: Press Release