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Matt Groening


By Cade Newbrand

I choose Matt Groening because he created the simpsons which is the longest running animaited TV series, and it was on of the first animated comedy TV shows. He has also created lots of other Tv shows that have paved the way for modern animation.

Growing up in Portland, Oregon, Matt Groening did not particularly like school, which is why He originaly started drawing and sketching. In the 1980s, he moved to Los Angeles and started drawing a comic strip named "Life in Hell", which eventually became published in the newspaper where he worked. In 1988, James L. Brooks, a man looking for a filler in the television show lineup, The Tracey Ullman Show (1987), turned towards a framed "Life in Hell" strip on his wall and contacted Groening. He then created animated shorts that were called The Simpsons (1989). Groening later created other shows like Futurama and movies based off of Futurama and the Simpsons.