Mmmm… Movie! The Simpsons Movie

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It takes a feature-length film to fully capture Homer Simpson’s stupidity and The Simpsons Movie does it! The Simpsons Movie has generated more than $500 million globally and will be available worldwide on DVD and Blu-ray Disc (BD) Internationally on December 3 and in North America on December 18 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

The Simpsons Movie stars Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria, Harry Shearer, Pamela Hayden and Tress MacNeille. Additionally, The Simpsons Movie also features the guest voice talents of Oscar nominee Albert Brooks, rock band Green Day and two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks.

The long anticipated finds the fate of Springfield – the suburban setting that has been home to “The Simpsons” clan for more than 18 years – hanging in the balance when Homer and his new pet pig inadvertently cause a major ecological disaster in their hometown. Forced to flee, it is up to the paunchy patriarch to save his family, the Springfield community and possibly… the world.

The Simpsons Movie was produced by the series’ executive producer James L. Brooks, series creator Matt Groening, current show runner Al Jean, Mike Scully and Richard Sakai. “The Simpsons” series’ veterans Ian Maxtone-Graham, George Meyer, David Mirkin, Mike Reiss, Matt Selman, John Swartzwelder and Jon Vitti joined Brooks, Groening, Jean and Scully to write the eagerly anticipated script, and David Silverman (Monsters, Inc.) directed.

The Simpsons Movie DVD is loaded with bonus features including commentaries with “Simpsons” writers/producers, actors and directors, numerous deleted scenes and promotional spots including The Simpsons Judge American Idol and Homer’s Monologue On The Tonight Show. The Simpsons Movie single disc DVD will be available at a suggested retail price of $29.98 U.S./$43.48 Canada. The movie is released day-and-date in high-def format on Blu-Ray Disc (BD) priced at $39.98 U.S./$49.98 Canada.

The Simpsons Movie DVD is presented in North America in widescreen format, featuring English Dolby Surround 5.1 sound, Spanish and French Dolby Surround and English and Spanish subtitles.

Worldwide special features include:

– Commentary by James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Al Jean, Mike Scully, David Silverman, Dan Castellaneta, and joined by Yeardley Smith

– Directors Commentary by David Silverman, Mike B. Anderson, Steven Dean Moore and Rich Moore

– Deleted scenes
Russ Cargill – “Levels”
Springfield News
DMV
Sausage Truck
Emperor Moe
Alternate Ending

– Special Stuff
Homer’s Monologue On The Tonight Show
The Simpsons Judge American Idol
Homer Introduces American Idol
Let’s All Go To The Lobby
Alternate Character Designs by the Directors and Matt Groening

The Simpsons Movie BD release will be authored in BD-Java with AVC (MPEG 4 compression) on a dual-layer 50 GB disc with English 5.1 DTS HD Lossless Master Audio plus English, French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital sound. The disc will feature all of the above special features in high-def.