The Simpsons: The Twelfth Season

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Rating: Not Rated

Starring:
Dan Castellaneta as Homer Simpson
Julie Kavner as Marge Simpson
Nancy Cartwright as Bart Simpson
Yeardley Smith as Lisa Simpson
Harry Shearer as Ned Flanders
Hank Azaria as Chief Wiggum
Pamela Hayden as Milhouse Van Houten
Tress MacNeille as Agnes Skinner
Karl Wiedergott as Additional Voices
Maggie Roswell as Maude Flanders
Marcia Wallace as Edna Krabappel
Russi Taylor as Martin Prince

Special Features:
Audio Commentary
Deleted Scenes
A Comic Moment with Matt Groening
Illustrated commentary
Animation Showcase: – Treehouse of Horror XI
Animatic/StoryBoard Compare
Storyboards: Storyboard with episode PIP
Animatic: Animatic with episode PIP
Comic Book Guy: Best. Moments. Ever.
The Commercials – Nestle USA “Butterfingeritis”, Nestle USA “Bart’s Nightmare”, Burger King International “Spaced Homer”, Red Rooster “Loungearama”
Deleted Scenes Gallery W/ Commentary
The Global Fanfest
Sketch Gallery

Other Info:
Fullscreen (1.33:1)
Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound
Spanish and French Language
Spanish Subtitles
Running Time: 473 Minutes

The Details:
The following is the official description of the series:

” Disc 1: 110 Minutes
Treehouse of Horror XI
A Tale of Two Springfields
Insane Clown Poppy
Lisa the Tree Hugger
Homer vs. Dignity

Disc 2: 132 Minutes
The Computer Wore Menace Shoes
The Great Money Caper
Skinner’s Sense of Snow
HOMR
Pokey Mom
Worst Episode Ever

Disc 3: 132 Minutes
Tennis the Menace
Day of the Jackanapes
New Kids on the Blecch
Hungry, Hungry Homer
Bye Bye Nerdie
Simpson Safari

Disc 4: 132 Minutes
Trilogy of Error
I’m Goin’ to Praiseland
Children of a Lesser Clod
Simpsons Tall Tales”

“The Simpsons: The Twelfth Season” is not rated.

Mini-Review:
The twelfth season of “The Simpsons” took place back in 2000 to 2001. While this season wasn’t as much fun as some of the previous seasons, it did have its highlights. Being a comic geek myself, I enjoyed the episode “Worst Episode Ever” which featured the Comic Book Guy. I loved the in-jokes about comic shops and the occasionally sarcastic, egocentric staff manning them. In fact, this entire DVD set focuses on the Comic Book guy as the menus and interior art all feature a comic convention. I actually found myself watching the menus as each disc had custom animation showing characters signing autographs at a comics convention or entering a costume contest. The DVD set also comes with a highly detailed booklet summarizing every episode, guest voice, and bonus feature. Guests this season include Gary Coleman, The Who, Drew Barrymore, Stephen King, Joe Mantegna, Jay Mohr, Joshua Jackson, Leeza Gibbons, Edward Norton, Michael Keaton, Tom Savini, N’Sync, Serena and Venus Williams, and many more.

Among the bonus features are audio commentaries, deleted scenes, galleries, highlights clips, commercials, and more. The featurette “The Global Fanfest” shows a rainy gathering where Simpsons fans got to hear an orchestra play music from the show, Simpsons trivia with the writers, and the voice cast on stage. It looked like miserable weather but a lot of fun.

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