Springfield Cities Lining Up to Host ‘The Simpsons’ Movie Debut

simpsons-movie-springfield-cities-contest-3-9-07.jpgSpringfield, Oregon is one of several cities lining up to host this summer’s release of The Simpsons movie.  The city officials have checked ‘yes’ to an invitation from 20th Century Fox to compete for being the host of the premiere screening of creator Matt Groening’s cartoon film.

You know, if you ask me, Oregon should have it in the bag since that’s where Groening was actually born & raised.  But I suppose I’m not an official Fox publicist.

But Gwyne Ortiz is an official Fox publicist & has revealed that Fox has asked 16 Springfield cities from Oregon to Massachusetts to participate in the contest.

Fox has said they will pick a winner after reviewing short film entries entered by the communities that will showcase links to the Simpsons who live in their own fictional town of Springfield.  Well, that is kind of a cute idea, now isn’t it?

According to creator Groening, he chose the name ‘Springfield’ for the Simpsons’ home because it was one of the most common city names in the United States.  I’m still going with Oregon.

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7 Comments on “Springfield Cities Lining Up to Host ‘The Simpsons’ Movie Debut

  1. I live in Springfield, VA. Sadly, we have only one cruddy movie theater located in the ugly part of town. Doubtful we were even invited.

    -Mark Pellegrini

  2. Like Mark, I too live in Springfield Virginia.

    And we only have one somewhat nice movie theater there, but its in Alexandria.

    So, unfortunately, I also doubt we’ll have the chance of even taking part in this historical event. :(

    Sad, really, because I took pride in that I lived in Springfield because it was “Just like the Simpsons”

    Oh well. =\

  3. I live in Springfield, Mo. Pretty big city size, we could host!

  4. I live in Eugene, OR which is right next to Springfield, OR. Just divided up by the Willamette River. We all know that Springfield, OR is the real Simpson’s home. It will be interesting to see what happens.

  5. We’ll, I am so excited to see what videos each city will prepare. I’m from Springfield MO and I can’t wait to see what our city comes up with!
    Ryan Piotrowski – Springfield MO

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