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‘The Simpsons’ abroad

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The fact that “The Simpsons” TV show airs in more than 200 countries all but assured a good run for the movie, which 20th Century Fox released Friday. (FOX)
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“Humor doesn’t always translate across cultures. But I do think that the relationship between father and son is universal,” says Paul Hanneman, co-president of 20th Century Fox International. (FOX)
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The movie was dubbed in 31 languages, and Marge, Homer and the clan can be heard speaking Dutch, Mandarin, Cantonese, Thai and Greek for the first time. (FOX)
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Actors who did the voice-overs had to be careful to stay loyal to the “Simpsons” cadences and tone. (FOX)
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The Fox team had to find talent to dub in Castilian Spanish as well as a more Latin American Spanish and in Parisian French as well as Quebeçois. (FOX)
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This Spanish-language promo tells moviegoers, “Look at our family -- and feel better about the one you have.” (FOX)
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A French promotion for the movie. (FOX)
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Generations of television viewers around the world have soaked in the Simpson way of life. (FOX)
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In cities where the TV show is popular, the studio had to make both subtitled and dubbed prints of the movie. (FOX)
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There are countries where the Simpsons haven’t caught on, but France isn’t one of them. (FOX)
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A Russian ad for “The Simpsons Movie.” (FOX)
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