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The Simpsons Movie a Holiday Treat on DVD and Blu-ray

THE SIMPSONS MOVIE, which has generated more than $500 million globally, will be available Dec. 18 on DVD ($29.98) and Blu-ray Disc ($39.98) from Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent.

THE SIMPSONS MOVIE finds the fate of Springfield hanging in the balance when Homer and his new pet pig inadvertently cause a major ecological disaster in their hometown.

THE SIMPSONS MOVIE stars Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria, Harry Shearer, Pamela Hayden and Tress MacNeille. Additionally, the 2D-animated feature made by Rough Draft, contains guest voice talents of Oscar nominee Albert Brooks, rock band Green Day and two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks.

THE SIMPSONS MOVIE was produced by the series' exec 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 script and David Silverman (MONSTERS, INC.) directed the movie.

THE SIMPSONS MOVIE DVD is loaded with bonus features, including commentaries with 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.

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 NewsDMVSausage TruckEmperor MoeAlternate ending* Alternate character designs by the directors and Matt Groening

Blu-Ray Disc Specs:* The 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.

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