By Tim Kenneally
LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Sam Simon is bringing his
struggle with terminal cancer to the small screen.
"The Simpsons" co-creator Simon, who was diagnosed with
terminal colorectal cancer in 2012, is teaming with Fusion on a
documentary that will chronicle Simon's battle with cancer and
his efforts to save animals from harmful and abusive situations.
Simon, whose cancer has spread to several other organs since
his diagnosis, is giving away most of his money to the cause of
animal welfare. A longtime member of the national board of PETA,
he also founded Sam Simon Foundation, which is devoted to saving
the lives of dogs to enrich the lives of people. He's also a
contributor to marine conservation organization Captain Paul
Watson's Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.
"Sam Simon is a singular figure," Fusion CEO Isaac Lee said.
"Our hope is to pay tribute to his life and career while also
sparking an important conversation about animal rights and
empowering young people to be a catalyst for change."
The documentary project is being produced in conjunction
with Wayfarer Entertainment.