In The L.A.Times, Geoff Boucher meets some of the men who wrote The Simpsons Movie, including James L. Brooks.
"... with the movie we started with the old gang of writers and we kept on shifting our personalities and new people would come in.... Some of us were always at the table no matter what and it was a very long period of time. A lot of it was to shake loose of what everyone was saying about the show" — here he put on the voice of a haughty and wheezy critic — 'This show, after all these years....' The main thing is we wanted to have fun. And make a movie we could be proud of."