Teaser trailers this weekend (in front of "Ice Age 2") announced the long-awaited first Simpsons movie, set for release next summer. The film will include the regular cast of characters, according to a Hollywood Reporter story (via Reuters), as well as a new character voiceed by Albert Brooks. The story further describes the teaser:
The animated 28-second clip opens on a giant superhero "S" shield. "Leaping his way onto the silver screen," intones a narrator, "the greatest hero in American history!" Cut to Homer sitting on his couch in his tightly whities and T-shirt. "I forgot what I was supposed to say," Homer says. The narrator continues," 'The Simpsons Movie,' coming to the screen July 27, 2007." "Uh, oh ...," says Homer, "we better get started."