Tons of different sources have jumped on this story, but we got ours from Dark Horizons, which, by the way, is an excellent movie geek news source, if you happen to need a 5-minute break from Rotten Tomatoes once in a while. The short version of the story is this: Voice actor Harry Shearer says that voice recording on The Simpsons Movie has already begun!
""Harry Shearer appeared on the Mancow radio show this morning and mentioned not only the two year contract extension but that he was recording dialogue for the "Simpsons" movie right now. The film pushes the boundaries but isn’t going to be an R rated movie. Asked if there was swearing, he said a little more than normal but not the characters he voices like Rev. Lovejoy and Ned Flanders…""
This doesn’t mean a whole lot just yet. The actors could record their dialogue 2 or 3 years before a movie’s ready for release — but it’s still cool to know the project is moving forward.