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THE SIMPSONS MOVIE

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THE SIMPSONS MOVIE

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 86m 54s

Release date 27/07/2007

BBFCInsight Contains mild language, innuendo and comic violence

Director(s) David Silverman

Cast includes Dan Castellaneta (voice), Julie Kavner (voice), Nancy Cartwright (voice), Yeardley Smith (voice), Hank Azaria (voice), Harry Shearer (voice), Bill Joe Armstrong (voice)

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 17/07/2007

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE SIMPSONS MOVIE is an animated feature film based on the popular American television series. The film was classified ‘PG’ for mild language, innuendo and comic violence, all of these issues being set within an irreverent tone familiar to viewers of the series.

The BBFC Guidelines at ‘PG’ state that ‘mild bad language only’ is acceptable and the film includes uses of ‘bastard’, ‘ass’, ‘crap’, ‘screwed-up’ and a comic, non-sexual use of ‘penis’. The Guidelines also allow for ‘mild sex references and innuendo’ at ‘PG’, Examples in the film, including Homer and Marge preparing for a romantic night together, are free of strong detail and are unlikely to be understood by young children.

The mild comic violence (including scenes in which Homer is nearly hung by a lynch mob, baby Maggie threatens a monkey with the jagged end of her feeding bottle, and a robot shoots itself in the head) lacks realistic detail or injury, and carries a slapstick quality that will be recognised from the television series and which fits in with the Guidelines at ‘PG’ that allow for ‘moderate violence, without detail […] if justified by its setting (eg […] comedy […]).

The film also contains very mild language including uses of ‘God’, ‘Jesus’ and ‘Christ’.

Details

Title
THE SIMPSONS MOVIE
Year
2007
Distributor(s)
20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd
Classified date(s)
02/07/2007
Main language
English
Submitted run time
86m 54s
Approved footage
7821+6
BBFC reference
AFF223589
Registration number
CFJ15374

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