Simpsons documentary films at Isotopes Park

Posted at: 08/12/2009 7:09 PM | Updated at: 08/13/2009 7:30 AM
By: Eyewitness News 4

Academy Award-nominated directory Morgan Spurlock was in town to film the documentary Wednesday

A documentary on the longest-running scripted TV show in history brought a film crew to Isotopes Park Wednesday.

Director Morgan Spurlock ("Super Size Me," "2004") is working on a documentary of The Simpsons, the cartoon series from which the Isotopes got their name.

Spurlock's project, scheduled for a January release, comes on the 20th anniversary of the Simpsons debut. It documents the show's impact on culture in America and across the world.

Spurlock says he couldn't leave out Albuquerque, the town that in one episode famously stole the baseball team from the Simpsons' hometown of Springfield.

"I mean look, there's a baseball team now as the result of a cartoon show on television. It's a show that literally has really become such a part of our everyday lives, like their family is our family, like the people in that neighborhood are people in our neighborhood," he said.

Spurlock plans to travel the globe, shooting in 10 or 15 countries to check out the Simpsons' impact. The documentary will be called "The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special—In 3-D, On Ice."

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