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The Simpsons movie finds its title family exiled from their home of Springfield following the zany exploits of its patriarch Homer. After acquiring a pet pig, Homer decides the best way to get rid of its entire silo full of waste is to dump it into a lake already near capacity with the rest of the town's trash. Ignoring signs warning him against it, Homer tosses the silo and causes the pollution in the lake to become so terrible that it mutates a chipmunk.

After capturing the chipmunk and running tests on it, the EPA decides something must be done about Springfield's pollution and the president decides to encase the entire city beneath a glass dome. The angry mob that discovers it was Homer who caused this with his silo dumping come after the family to kill them, but they escape the dome and begin a search for a new home. Homer decides that they will start a new life in Alaska.

The head of the EPA, not wanting news of what happened in Springfield to get out, decides to destroy the town and everyone in it. When the Simpsons learn of the EPA's plot, they beg Homer to return to their home town and save it, but he refuses to go back and help the former neighbors who tried to kill him. His family abandons him and are captured by the EPA and put back into the Springfield dome.

Homer stubbornly remains in Alaska without his family but, after being rescued from a polar bear attack by an Inuit shaman, realizes that in order to grow as a person and win back his family he must save Springfield himself. In an elaborate display Homer takes the bomb being lowered by rope into the dome and, with his son Bart's help, steals a motorcycle and rides it around the inner walls of the dome so that Bart can throw the bomb out of the hole in the dome's top.

The exploding bomb breaks through the glass of the dome and frees the people of Springfield. The day appears saved until the head of the EPA arrives, angry at his thwarted plan, and attempts to shoot Homer. Homer is rescued by the timely intervention of his toddler Maggie, who drops a rock on the EPA leader's head. The townspeople of Springfield forgive and thank Homer and then begin rebuilding their lives.

PG
| 2007 | 1 hr 23 min | 7.3/10 | 80/100
Cast
Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith
Studio
Gracie Films, Film Roman, Rough Draft Feature Animation, 20th Century Fox Animation
Director
David Silverman
Language
English
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