It looks like The Simpsons will be returning to the small screen very soon.
In a story from TV Shows On DVD, it looks like Fox Home Entertainment has picked December 18 to bring The Simpsons Movie to DVD.
In the eagerly-awaited film based on the hit television series, Homer must save the world from a catastrophe he himself created. It all begins with Homer, his new pet pig, and a leaky silo full of droppings - a combination that triggers a disaster the likes of which Springfield has never experienced. As Marge is outraged by Homer's monumental blunder, a vengeful mob descends on the Simpson household. The family makes a narrow escape, but is soon divided by both location and conflict.
The Springfield citizenry has every reason to be out for Simpson blood. The calamity triggered by Homer has drawn the attention of U.S. President Arnold Schwarzenegger (voiced by Harry Shearer) and Environmental Protection Agency head Russ Cargill (voiced by Albert Brooks). "You know sir," Cargill tells the president, "when you made me head of the EPA, you were applauded for appointing one of the most successful men in America to the least successful agency in government. And why did I take the job? Because I'm a rich man who wanted to give something back. Not the money, but something." That "something" is a devil's plan to contain the disaster.
As the fates of Springfield and the world hang in the balance, Homer embarks on a personal odyssey of redemption - seeking forgiveness from Marge, the reunion of his splintered family, and the salvation of his hometown.
Let us just say that the release date and the following DVD Features information and Technical Specs have not been confirmed by Fox.
This isn't an official announcement but something that TV Shows On DVD obtained under an agreement of "anonymity."
- Animators commentary: David Silverman, Mike B. Anderson, Steven Dean Moore, Rich Moore.
- Producers Commentary: James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Richard Sakai, Al Jean, Mike Scully, David Silverman, Dan Castellaneta, Yeardley Smith
- Deleted Scenes:
- A) Levels
- B) Springfield News
- C) DMV
- D) Sausage Truck
- Animals Painting
- A) Jay Leno Promo
- B) American Idol Promo
- C) American Idol Cold Open
- D) Lobby Promo
- E) THX Spoof
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen and Fullscreen
- Audio: English Dolby Surround 5.1 and also English DTS 5.1 ES, plus there will be Spanish and French soundtracks in Dolby Surround
- Subtitles: English and Spanish
- Rating: PG-13
- Runtime: 87 minutes
Once again, if the information provided is correct The Simpsons Movie should cost consumers $29.98.