I think we can all readily admit that 'The Simpsons' hasn't been quite up to scratch in (several) recent years.

But 'The Simpsons Movie' in 2007 (yeah it really has been that long) gave the animated sitcom a much-needed boost.

Well it looks like we're getting another feature film following America's favourite family - even if they're owned by Walt Disney Studios instead of 20th Century Fox now.

Series creator Matt Groening revealed the news at Comic-Con.

“No doubt there will be another ‘Simpsons’ movie one of these days,” he said. “I think Disney wants something for its money.”

Groening was also asked why a sequel has taken over a decade to happen. He answered that the first film “almost killed us.”

He continued: “We didn’t have a B-team waiting to do 'The Simpsons Movie,' so the same people who wrote, animated, voiced and did the music for 'The Simpsons' TV show also did the movie. That was in 2007. We’re almost recovered, almost.”

Prior to the completion of the Disney-Fox merger earlier this year, it was reported in 2018 that Fox was beginning development on the long-awaited sequel.

However Disney have another animated family they're making a film about first - 'Bob's Burgers.'

'The Simpsons' is the longest-running sitcom in American history and wrapped its 30th season on Fox earlier this year.

It has already been renewed for two more seasons.

Its next Treehouse of Horror Halloween special will parody 'Stranger Things'.