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Monday, April 6, 2009
Contact: Jill Hudson
UNLEASH MORE OF YOUR YELLOW WITH “THE SIMPSONS” VIDEO CONTEST
“Best. 20 Years. Ever” Celebration Continues
With Couch Gag Video Contest Featured on MySpace
THE SIMPSONS Poster Contest Grand Prize Winners Announced
FOX and MySpace invite fans to continue to “Unleash Your Yellow” and celebrate 20 years of television’s favorite family with THE SIMPSONS Video Contest. Based on the iconic couch gag from THE SIMPSONS opening credits, fans are encouraged to create live-action videos of their own original couch gags and upload them to THE SIMPSONS MySpace page at myspace.com/thesimpsons.
Beginning today, fans 18 years and over will have the opportunity to submit and share their “Best. Couch Gag. Ever.” live-action videos. On June 22, 2009, two winners – one grand prize winner chosen by a judging panel including THE SIMPSONS producers and one fan favorite chosen based on MySpace fan ratings – will be announced and may be featured online. The deadline for submissions is 11:59 PM ET on Monday, May 18, 2009. Official rules and more information can be found at myspace.com/thesimpsons.
The grand prize winner will receive a trip to Los Angeles to attend THE SIMPSONS 21st season premiere party, a Sony Home Entertainment System and a custom SIMPSONS drawing. The fan favorite winner will receive a SIMPSONS prize package.
As the video contest kicks-off, THE SIMPSONS Poster Contest culminates today with the online reveal of three grand prize winners: Andy Baker of Centerville, OH, James King of Windsor, CO and Lena Samol of Mount Washington, KY. The three lucky winners will receive a trip to Los Angeles to attend THE SIMPSONS 21st season premiere party as well as tickets to “The Simpsons Ride” at Universal Studios Hollywood. Additionally, the grand prize winning artwork, which may be incorporated into the series’ fall 2009 marketing campaign, can now be viewed at thesimpsons.com.
“Best. 20 Years. Ever.,” a year-long global celebration honoring all things THE SIMPSONS, launched in January 2009 and will culminate on January 14, 2010, the 20th anniversary of the series’ debut.
Now the longest-running comedy in television history, THE SIMPSONS immediately struck a chord with viewers across the country as it poked fun of itself and everything in its wake. With its subversive humor and delightful wit, the series has made an indelible imprint on American pop culture, and the family members have become television icons.
THE SIMPSONS is a Gracie Films Production in association with 20th Century Fox Television. James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, and Al Jean are the executive producers. Film Roman is the animation house.