The Simpsons

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Smith Wants to Kid Around for ‘Simpsons’ Movie
LOS ANGELES ( – Yeardley Smith, who plays the squeaky-voiced Lisa Simpson on “The Simpsons,” hopes that the series’ writers will maintain her character’s childlike qualities for the feature film.
“If they just make her too esoteric, too philosophical, too bright, too much the voice of reason then she really becomes insufferable,” she tells the AP. “You have to always, always, always remember that she’s 8 and that she’s a huge ‘Itchy and Scratchy’ fan, that she loves Krusty the Clown. And that in spite of her beliefs and her issues, she’s a kid.”
Although the screenplay is currently in the works, the film won’t be made until the series is over, which is at least two years away. Fans of the yellow-skinned family will have three more years to wait on top of that though, since, as Smith explains, “animation takes forever.”
According to industry sources, the primary cast all have agreements in their contracts that hold them to doing three movies based on the show in the future. Besides Smith, “Simpsons” regulars include the voices of Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Hank Azaria and Harry Shearer.
The show has been renewed to run through 2005, which would be its 16th season, making the series the longest running comedy series in U.S. television history except for NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” In 1997, “Simpsons” beat “The Flintstones” as the longest-running prime time animated series.
Smith has appeared in a number of films already, including 1991’s “City Slickers” and 1997’s “As Good As It Gets.”