via press release:
GET YOUR PRANK ON THIS APRIL FOOL’S DAY
WITH NEW “THE SIMPSONS” UNLEASHED! DESKTOP APPLICATION
AVAILABLE AT THESIMPSONS.COM
Application Offers SIMPSONS Fans Chance to Channel Their Inner “El Barto”
and Prank Their Facebook Friends
Beginning tomorrow and just in time for April Fool’s Day, SIMPSONS fans have the chance to pull the ultimate Bart-worthy pranks on their friends through THE SIMPSONS Unleashed! desktop application available for download at www.thesimpsons.com. This free desktop app allows THE SIMPSONS to invade your computer screen with irreverent humor and high jinks, as well as the latest news and updates on all things SIMPSONS.
Powered by Adobe® AIR®, THE SIMPSONS Unleashed! gives fans the chance to engage with THE SIMPSONS like never before while interacting with their Facebook friends. After downloading the app, fans can compete against each other to see who can send the most pranks to score the most points and gain all-important bragging rights! Armed with an arsenal of virtual pranks, the app allows fans to bombard their friends’ computers by tossing virtual exploding cans of Duff Beer, radioactive nuclear rods, Itchy & Scratchy bombs and more onto their screens. The app also offers fans daily or hourly doses of Homer as his exclusive avatar fumbles, stumbles and do-si-D’ohs! his way across their computer screens.
THE SIMPSONS airs Sundays (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
Adobe AIR, a core component of the Adobe Flash Platform, offers an exciting way to engage users, customers and fans with innovative Web applications that are available outside the browser. Applications built using Adobe AIR provide all the convenience of a desktop application, and they work on all major operating systems – Windows, Mac and Linux. Adobe AIR has been installed on more than 300 million desktop computers and adopted across industries by leading companies. With Adobe AIR, companies and developers can use Web technologies to build mobile and desktop standalone applications that run outside the constraints of a Web browser. Additional information on Adobe AIR can be found at www.adobe.com/products/air/.
Now the longest-running comedy in television history, THE SIMPSONS immediately struck a chord with viewers across the country as it poked fun of itself and everything in its wake. With its subversive humor and delightful wit, the series has made an indelible imprint on American pop culture, and the family members have become television icons.
THE SIMPSONS is a Gracie Films Production in association with 20th Century Fox Television. James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, and Al Jean are the executive producers. Film Roman, a Starz Media Company, is the animation house.