By EW Staff
Updated May 28, 2004 at 04:00 AM EDT

Why Bart Simpson made our list of powerful characters

Matt Groening’s brat is the star of the longest-running animated show in TV history (15 seasons!), a syndication and Fox Sunday-night staple said to be worth over $1 billion. But ratings are a bit off, and you have to wonder whether the long-discussed movie version will ever get out of Springfield.