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The Gracie Films logo.

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 Films production logo depicts noisy movie patrons at a movie theatre 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.

Gracie Films Distribution is a distribution company formed in the New Year's Eve 2012. They formed distribution of classic films originally from movie studios

Some standard/special versions of the company's logo/jingle were made to fit television shows.

VariantsEdit


There is a list of variants on this site, but unfortunately, they haven't been updated since the end of Season 21.

  • Other Variants:
    • An even shorter version is found on the short-lived Phenom, which cuts off the first two notes along with the murmuring and "Shhh!".
    • On the webisodes of The Critic, the logo is in the center of the screen, is brighter and blue, and is still. This variant uses the end theme of the show. A silent version also appears on The Simpsons Arcade Game and is downloadable on XBLA and PSN.

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]

Animation Production Manager/Coordinator for Gracie Films Edit

  • Ken Tsumara (1993-1995)
  • Joel Kuwahara (1995-1998)
  • Richard K. Chung (1999-2001)

In Charge of Production at Gracie FilmsEdit

  • Peter Schindler (1987-1989)
  • Richard Sakai (for feature films only, 1987-1994)
  • Michael Stanislavsky (1989-1991)
  • Michael P. Schoenbrun (1991-1993)

Vice President of Gracie FilmsEdit

  • Denise Sirkot (1993-1997)

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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