The Life of Matt Groening

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In Film
  • Moves to L.A. to become a writer

    At 23, Matt moves to Los Angeles to become writer
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  • Life In Hell

    Life In Hell
    In 1978 he published his first comic, Life in Hell
  • The Tracy Ullman Show

    The Tracy Ullman Show
    James l. Brooks (Gracie Films founder) took an interest in Matt's comic. He wanted Groening to make some short animated skits for the Tracy Ullman Show.
  • The Simpsons

    The Simpsons
    Although the Tracy Ullma show was not a huge hit, it produced a spin-off in 1989. It was called The Simpsons.
  • Futurama

    Futurama
    In 1997, Matt started an animated tv series called Futurama. It is/was about life in the year 3000.
  • Premiere Futurama

    Premiere Futurama
    On March 28, 1999, Futurama premiered on Fox
  • Cancelation

    Cancelation
    In 2003, Futurama was canceled by fox
  • RERUN!

    RERUN!
    Strong DVD sales brought Futurama back to life. Adult swim ran reruns and after a while, comedy central agreed to 16 new episodes
  • The Simpsons Movie

    The Simpsons Movie
  • Bender's Big Score

    Bender's Big Score
    Bender's Big Score came out
  • Beast with a Billion Backs

    Beast with a Billion Backs
    Beast with a Billion Backs came out
  • Bender's Game

    Bender's Game
    Bender's ame came out.
  • Into the Wild Green Yonder

    Into the Wild Green Yonder
    YAY!
  • Futurama Back on the Air

    Futurama Back on the Air
  • Renewal

    Renewal
    Comedy Central has deal to air new Futurama episodes until 2013