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The Simpson family. From left to right: Bart, Marge, Santa's Little Helper (dog), Maggie, Homer, Lisa, and Snowball II (cat).

Source: Wikipedia

The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series is a satirical depiction of a working class lifestyle epitomized by the Simpson family, which consists of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie. The show is set in the fictional town of Springfield and parodies American culture, society, television, and many aspects of the human condition.

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  • Genre: Animated sitcom
  • Created by: Matt Groening
  • Developed by: James L. Brooks Matt Groening Sam Simon
  • Voices of: Dan Castellaneta Julie Kavner Nancy Cartwright Yeardley Smith Hank Azaria Harry Shearer (Complete list)
  • Theme music composer: Danny Elfman
  • Opening theme: "The Simpsons Theme"
  • Composer(s): Richard Gibbs (1989–90) Arthur B. Rubinstein (1990) Alf Clausen (1990–present)
  • Country of origin: United States
  • Original language(s): English
  • No. of seasons: 27
  • No. of episodes: 596 (list of episodes)
  • Executive producer(s): Al Jean John Frink James L. Brooks Matt Groening Matt Selman Sam Simon
  • Running time: 21–24 minutes
  • Production company(s): Gracie Films (1989-present) 20th Century Fox Television Klasky Csupo (1989–92) Film Roman (1992–present) The Curiosity Company (2015–present, uncredited)
  • Distributor: 20th Television
  • Original network: Fox
  • Picture format: 480i/576i (4:3 SDTV) (1989–2009) 720p (16:9 HDTV) (2009–present)
  • Audio format: Stereo (1989–91) Dolby Surround 2.0 (1991–2009) 5.1 surround sound (2009–present)
  • Original release: December 17, 1989 – present
  • Preceded by: The Simpsons shorts from The Tracey Ullman Show

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Hank Azaria to quit voicing Apu on 'The Simpsons,' report says
LA Times Entertainme, 2020-01-18 22:51:55
Hank Azaria says he has no plans to continue voicing the character of Apu on "The Simpsons," according to an industry blog. But that isn't to say the Indian immigrant convenience store owner Azaria brought alive for 30 years won't live on.

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Variety, 2020-01-17 20:52:28
Hank Azaria says he is officially stepping down as the voice of Apu on “The Simpsons.” “I won’t be doing the voice anymore, unless there’s someway to transition it or something,” Azaria said in an interview with SlashFilm. “What they’re going to do with the character is their call. It’s ...

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'The Simpsons' premiered on Dec. 17, 1989. Thirty years later, the record-setting animated classic continues, no finale in sight.       

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