Simpsons Treehouse of Horror XVII Slice and Dive Win Contest Announced
CARVE OUT YOUR OWN HORROR STORY WITH “THE SIMPSONS” “TREEHOUSE OF
HORROR XVII: SLICE-DICE-AND-WIN” CONTEST; THE SIMPSONS’ First-Ever
User-Generated Promo Contest
Fans of THE SIMPSONS are in store for more tricks and treats than ever
before as FOX launches the first-ever “Treehouse Of Horror XVII:
Slice-Dice-and-Win” contest. The “Treehouse Of Horror XVII”
Halloween trilogy airs Sunday, Nov. 5 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
From Monday, Oct. 16, through Sunday, Nov. 5, fans can take a stab at
cutting their own SIMPSONS “Treehouse Of Horror XVII” promo spot using
a unique web-based editing tool found on THE SIMPSONS micro-site: www.thesimpsons.com/treehouse.
The simple-to-use editing tool allows viewers to customize a promo,
approximately 30 seconds in length, using a selection of “Treehouse Of
Horror XVII” video clips, sounds, transitions and music cues. Title
cards and text can also be added to make the spots truly original.
SIMPSONS fans may choose to enter the contest, or they can edit a promo
for fun and send their creation to their friends via email.
The grand prize winner will be selected among entries submitted from
now until 11:59 PM on Monday, Oct. 30. A panel of judges will determine
the best user-generated promo and award the winner a trip for two to THE
SIMPSONS’ historic 400th episode party in Los Angeles in May 2007, plus
a chance to have his or her promo air on FOX.
Fans can continue to submit SIMPSONS promos through Sunday, Nov. 5. In
this phase of the contest, one winner will receive a “Treehouse Of
Horror XVII” giclee signed by creator and executive producer Matt
Groening. Additionally, 20 contestants will win a framed limited-run “Treehouse
Of Horror XVII” poster, and another 100 entrants will be randomly
selected to receive special SIMPSONS mini-posters.
Users can slice and dice the promo as many ways as they wish, until
satisfied with their unique creation. Promos will be displayed and rotated
daily on the micro-site, where visitors can view and rank their favorite
spots and send them to fellow SIMPSONS fans.
Official rules are provided at www.thesimpsons.com/treehouse/rules.
Fans can also access the contest at the official SIMPSONS MySpace profile
where they can also see a sneak preview of the “Treehouse Of Horror XVII”
THE SIMPSONS is a Gracie Films production in association with 20th
Century Fox Television. James L. Brooks, Matt Groening and Al Jean are the
executive producers. Film Roman is the animation house.