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'Simpsons' film gets big bow in Westwood

HOLLYWOOD — The scale of Tuesday’s “The Simpsons Movie” premiere was so gargantuan, one guest said she heard Fox topper Tom Rothman say, “I hope there’s someone left to sell tickets to.”

With guests filling three theaters in Westwood, there was a “Simpsons”-like story arc to the event: The Homer-in-the-nuclear-plant-like chaos at will call was resolved with the well-received screening and after-party.

And if the unspooling was long awaited, so was the film, which creator Matt Groening said “took so long because we’re so aware of the intense devotion of the fans. And with the Internet, there’s a back and forth with the fans, or at least a forth.”

Exec producer James L. Brooks said the pic’s script “went through so many drafts. The number is so extraordinary, I can’t tell if it’s a source of pride or shame.”

The massive after-party held on the VA Hospital grounds was like a Comic-Con dream party: more than 2,000 guests; the chance to have a “commemorative” sculpture created of your hand dipped in yellow wax holding a pink donut; digital photo booths; and enough donuts to service Chief Wiggum and the Springfield Police Dept. for decades.

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