Zimmer to Score Simpsons FlickThe Simpsons Movie?" my answer would have been the same as any diehard Simpso-maniac...
"Either Danny Elfman, who long ago wrote the opening credits music -- or a guy named Alf Clausen, who's been doing brilliant musical work for the series since day one." (Clausen writes those brilliant musical sequences: The monorail song, the Kwik-E-Mart ditty, the Maison Derriere tune, the 'Planet of the Apes' stage parody, and (my favorite) the hilarious 'See My Vest.')
Well, word's come in that the gig went to ... Hans Zimmer -- a fine composer, but not the first guy you'd think of where "The Simpsons" are concerned.
Says Soundtrack.net: "Now that it has been mentioned on the Gorfaine-Schwartz Agency website, SoundtrackNet can reveal that composer Hans Zimmer is expected to write the score for the feature film version of 'The Simpsons.'"
Mr. Zimmer's best-known scores include "Rain Man," "Gladiator," and "Batman Begins." He also won an Oscar for his contributions to "The Lion King."