Fusion Documentary to Show ‘Simpsons’ Co-Creator’s Battle With Terminal Cancer

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Fusion has partnered with “The Simpsons” co-creator Sam Simon for a documentary project that will follow the writer-producer in his final months as he both battles against cancer and fights for animal rights.

Simon, a winner of nine Emmys as well as a Peabody Award, was diagnosed with terminal colorectal cancer in late 2012, and has since donated much of his wealth to rescue animals from harmful situations worldwide.

“Sam Simon is a singular figure. Our hope is to pay tribute to his life and career while also sparking an important conversation about animal rights and empowering young people to be a catalyst for change,” Fusion CEO Isaac Lee said.

In addition to television credits that include “Taxi,” “Cheers,” “The Tracey Ullman Show,” “The Drew Carey Show” and “The Simpsons,” Simon  created the Sam Simon Foundation, with the mission “to save the lives of dogs to enrich the lives of people.” He is a longtime member of the national board of PETA.

Fusion is producing the documentary in conjunction with Wayfarer Entertainment.

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