The Simpsons creator Matt Groening has confirmed that a sequel to The Simpsons Movie is on the cards.
Appearing at Comic-Con, the 65-year-old cartoonist said that Disney would be keen to produce a follow-up to the 2007 movie version of the comedy show following the company's acquisition of 20th Century Fox earlier this year.
Groening said: "No doubt there will be another Simpsons movie one of these days. I think Disney wants something for its money.''
The Simpsons Movie' saw Homer and the gang having to leave their hometown of Springfield after he accidentally polluted the town's lake with his pet pig.
Although the animator is convinced there will be another big-screen outing of the cartoon in the future, he admitted how the original film ''neatly killed'' the series.
''This is a true answer. The first Simpsons' movie almost killed us. We didn't have a B-team waiting to do The Simpsons Movie, so the same people who wrote, animated, voiced and did the music for The Simpsons TV show also did the movie.
"That was in 2007. We're almost recovered, almost.''
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Season 30 of The Simpsons recently ended and it has since been renewed for Seasons 31 and Seasons 32 and it is coming up to celebrating 700 episodes.
The popular show is the longest-running American sitcom and the longest-running American scripted primetime television series both in terms of seasons and number of episodes.
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