Morgan Spurlock, the same guy that brought you Super Size Me and 30 Days, has been confirmed as the next producer and director of a documentary on The Simpsons. According to /Film, the documentary will be titled The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special in 3-D on Ice, and will air on Thursday, January 14, 2010 on Fox.
Spurlock admits that he didn’t believe it when they first called him, and that his agent had to confirm it in order for him to believe it:
“When they first called me about this, I thought it was a prank and I hung up. And then my agent called and said, ‘No, no, this is for real,’ at which point I fainted. Then when I woke up, I called everyone I knew because it was the coolest thing I could every get to do in my career.”
Spurlock is right to feel this way — The Simpsons has been one of the few successful TV shows, and their 20-year run proves it. The show makes kids laugh at the silliness and the adults laugh at the topics the show address. Spurlock seems to be the right man for the job with his humorous and yet informative documentary style.
Spurlock and is crew will be at this years San Diego Comic-Con International to audition fans on July 25th for a chance to appear on the special. If you want to apply, send you’re contact information to RealLifeSimpsons@gmail.com.
What do you think of Spurlock directing The Simpsons’ documentary?