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Last Updated: Sunday July 22 2007 12:27 GMT

In pictures: The Simpsons Movie world premiere

The Simpsons Movie premiere in the US

The world premiere of The Simpsons Movie has taken place in a real-life town of Springfield in the US state of Vermont.

The Simpsons Movie premiere in the US

And here are the stars of the film - sort of - arriving on board a special plane. Look out, Maggie!

The Simpsons Movie premiere in the US

Around 2,000 people waited in the town square to see the yellow carpet, after their town won a contest to host the premiere.

The Simpsons Movie premiere in the US

This is who they were waiting to see - foam versions of the animated characters.

The Simpsons Movie premiere in the US

Maybe you think Simpsons characters are better when they're drawn and flat...

The Simpsons Movie premiere in the US

There are only 212 seats inside the cinema in Springfield, Vermont. Tickets for the premiere were hard to get.

The Simpsons Movie premiere in the US

This fan decided to get a Homer Simpson tattoo. He might regret it when he gets older. Doh!

The Simpsons Movie premiere in the US

And here are some more fans meeting up with Bart - the foam version, anyway.

The Simpsons Movie premiere in the US

The man on the right is Matt Groening, the creator of The Simpsons.



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