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December 09, 2013 09:00 ET

Threadless and Fox Launch Exclusive T-Shirt Collection Designed by Artists and Fans Celebrating THE SIMPSONS

First Collection of Officially Licensed Simpsons Merchandise Created by Global Design Community Available Now

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Dec 9, 2013) - Threadless, the global design community, today announced the winners of THE SIMPSONS Design Challenge, which launched in July 2013 to celebrate the show's groundbreaking 25th season. Threadless and Fox invited artists from around the world to design tees featuring their favorite characters from the iconic television show THE SIMPSONS. Submissions were evaluated and scored by the Threadless community.

"THE SIMPSONS design challenge drew upon an incredibly large fan base, bringing super-fans and artists together in the Threadless community to create and vote on new designs," said Threadless CEO Jake Nickell. "We are thrilled that this partnership with Fox has given independent artists the opportunity to design officially licensed merchandise for the most celebrated animated series of all time."

The challenge yielded global submissions from 64 countries, out of which 29 designs were chosen for the new t-shirt line. Winning designs were submitted from artists hailing from Australia, Canada, Ireland, Mexico, Philippines, UK and US. A total of 626,290 votes were cast in the process to help determine which designs would make up the first collection of officially licensed Simpsons merchandise created by a global design community.

Tees feature fan favorites such as Bart, Homer, Milhouse, Ned Flanders, Ralph Wiggum, and more. The collection can be viewed at http://www.threadless.com/simpsons-t-shirts.

To date, Threadless maintains a community of 2.7 million artists and art enthusiasts and has paid out $8,744,411 to more than 1,200 artists.

About Threadless
Threadless is a creative community that makes, supports, and buys great art. Thousands of people worldwide submit their designs online. Our community picks the ones that get made into t-shirts, bags, wall art, and more. When you buy from us, you support the artist who created the design.

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About THE SIMPSONS
The longest-running scripted show in television history, THE SIMPSONS exploded into a cultural phenomenon in 1990 and has remained one of the most groundbreaking and innovative entertainment franchises, recognizable throughout the world. Currently airing its record-annihilating 25th season and in production on their 26th season, THE SIMPSONS has won 28 Emmy Awards and been nominated for an Academy Award in 2012 for the theatrical short The Longest DaycareThe Simpsons: Tapped Out is a top grossing mobile App and has ranked number one around the world on the App Store™ charts. The Simpsons Movie had worldwide global acclaim and the revolutionary virtual coaster ride at Universal Studios Florida and Hollywood is a continuous hit, along with the new Springfield experience at Universal Studios Florida. THE SIMPSONS received a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2000 and has been honored with five U.S. postal stamps personally designed by Matt Groening. Named the "Best Show of the 20th Century" by Time Magazine, in 2013 Entertainment Weekly named THE SIMPSONS the Greatest American Sitcom. THE SIMPSONS airs Sundays, 8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT on FOX.

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. The Gracie Films Worldwide Brand Division develops and produces the licensed content for the series. Film Roman is the animation house.

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