The voice behind Lisa Simpson on whether iconic cartoon will end soon

The voice behind Lisa Simpson hints the show WON’T be axed any time soon as she says ‘we are probably about half-way done’ – ahead of its 30th anniversary

Earlier this year, fans of The Simpsons feared it would be axed as the merger of Fox with Disney was reported.

But the voice behind Lisa Simpson – Yeardley Smith – has hinted the iconic cartoon won’t go down without a fight after its successful 30-year run.

Speaking to News Corp Australia on Saturday, she said: ‘We are probably about half way done.’

'We are probably about half way done': The voice behind Lisa Simpson talks about fears the iconic show may end after 30th anniversary year

‘We are probably about half way done’: The voice behind Lisa Simpson talks about fears the iconic show may end after 30th anniversary year

The Simpsons debuted as a half-hour prime time show on December 17, 1989, and has since produced 31 seasons and a feature-length animated film.

It originated as a series of shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show in 1987.

The actress and voice-over artist spoke fondly of her time on the show, but admitted she didn’t realise how successful it would become.

'There was none of those things that make you think "Oh yeah, this is going to last"': The actress and voice-over artist spoke fondly of her time on the show, but admitted she didn't realise how successful it would become

‘There was none of those things that make you think ‘Oh yeah, this is going to last”: The actress and voice-over artist spoke fondly of her time on the show, but admitted she didn’t realise how successful it would become

Yeardley says at the start of her role she would often get scripts at the last-minute to perform in what she described as being a ‘shi**y makeshift studio’.

She went on to joke: ‘None of those things made you think: ‘oh yeah – this is going to last. We’re good, this has legs.” 

‘It’s a show with great courage and we respect your intelligence and will never talk down to you. I think audiences really appreciate that. Usually the model of a sitcom is ‘just a little bit dumber, because we want to get a wider audience’. Our show is like ‘screw that, you’ll catch up’.’

Fears for The Simpsons: In April, Yeardley fuelled speculation of The Simpsons being axed in an interview with Hollywood Reporter amid the merger of Fox with Disney

Fears for The Simpsons: In April, Yeardley fuelled speculation of The Simpsons being axed in an interview with Hollywood Reporter amid the merger of Fox with Disney

Yeardley won the Emmy in 1992 for Outstanding Voiceover Performance for her role as Lisa Simpson. The Simpsons show and its cast have also won 34 Primetime Emmys over the past 30 years.

In April, Yeardley fuelled speculation of The Simpsons being axed in an interview with Hollywood Reporter.

She said that she expected Disney to ‘cancel’ the show, rather than ‘altering its legacy’ while speculating what the merger of Fox with Disney could mean for the long-running cartoon.  

Fortunately, Fox has renewed the cartoon for at least two more series, which will see new episodes broadcast until 2021. 

The Simpsons 30th Anniversary Marathon begins Monday December 16 on Fox 8

Milestone! The Simpsons 30th Anniversary Marathon begins Monday December 16 on Fox 8

Milestone! The Simpsons 30th Anniversary Marathon begins Monday December 16 on Fox 8

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