Gracie films

The Gracie Films logo until 2009.

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 with Fox for 29 years of The Simpsons (and still counting).

The Gracie Films logo consists of a chatty audience at a movie theater. A woman, who is to the far left, puts her index finger to her mouth and says, "Shhhhh!". Afterwards, the audience stops chatting and the movie theater darkens as a blue projector beam appears. The blue movie theater screen has the "GRACIE FILMS" text in white. During all of this, after the shush, the infamous 9-note jingle plays.

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

Some standard and special versions of the company's logo and jingle were made to fit television shows, most notably "The Simpsons", which has lots of unique variants, as described below.


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

The CLG Wiki also has a page with lists most sound variants of the logo.

  • 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!", Also The Background Music Is Slightly High Tone.
    • 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 digital re-release of The Simpsons Arcade Game which is only re-released on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network.

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 song. 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

  • Homer once claimed in his first ramble that he created Gracie Films.[1]
  • In the episode Moho House, the fourth wall is broken when the Gracie Films logo appears at the end of Homer's flip book to Marge. This is the second episode to have the Gracie Films logo play within the episode; the first was "You Kent Always Say What You Want".

Animation Production Manager/Coordinator for Gracie Films

In Charge of Production at Gracie Films

Vice President of Gracie Films

Notable TV series and films

  • 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 Simpsons Movie (2007)

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