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Gracie Films

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Gracie Films is an American film and television production company, created by James L. Brooks in 1986. The company has produced many award-winning films and television series, some of which include Broadcast News and Jerry Maguire, but most notably, The Simpsons. The company is primarily associated with film studio and distributor Sony Pictures Entertainment, but it still has an office at the 20th Century Fox lot due to the indefinite contract Gracie Films has had with Fox for the last 20 years for The Simpsons.

The Gracie production logo depicts noisy movie patrons at a movie theater hearing a woman in the back row saying "Shhhhh!" so the title, the company's name, can be projected, and that the company's musical signature can be heard. Some special versions of the company's jingle were made to fit certain episodes of the Simpsons.


Main article: Gracie Films gags
  • Some special versions of the company's jingle were made to fit certain episodes of the Simpsons.


It is often speculated that the main chorus of the 1990 song entitled King of Wishful Thinking by the British pop band Go West can be heard in this musical signature. This has been fervently denied by some members of the successful pop band, though others have expressed their displeasure.

The company's production office is located in the Sidney Poitier Building on the Sony Pictures Studios lot in Culver City, California.

References in The Simpsons[edit]

  • Homer once claimed in his first ramble that he created Gracie Films.[1]

Notable TV series and films[edit]

  • The Tracey Ullman Show (1987–1990)
  • Broadcast News (1987)
  • Big (1988)
  • Say Anything (1989)
  • The Simpsons (1989–present)
  • War of the Roses (1989)
  • Sibs (1991–1992)
  • Phenom (1993–1994)
  • The Critic (1994–1995)
  • I'll Do Anything (1994)
  • Jerry Maguire (1996)
  • The Daytrippers (1996)
  • Bottle Rocket (1996)
  • As Good as It Gets (1997)
  • Riding in Cars with Boys (2001)
  • What About Joan? (2001–2002)
  • Spanglish (2004)
  • The Upside Down Show (2006)
  • The Simpsons Movie (2007)

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