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The Simpsons Movie

The first family of the Fox Television series The Simpsons makes a big screen debut as a feature-length movie. In this case, their trademark irreverent humor springs from Homer (voice of Dan Castellaneta) accidentally polluting a river with toxic waste, which floods into a state of emergency for the citizens of Springfield. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C+
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: C
Language: B-
Drugs/Alcohol: D+
Theater Release: 26 Jul 2007
Video Release: 17 Dec 2007
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Other cartoon series to get the big screen treatment include The Wild Thornberrys Movie, Rugrats In Paris: The Movie and The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie.

Home Video Extra Features

The Simpsons Movie releases on DVD with deleted scenes, an alternate ending, alternate character designs (by the Directors and Matt Groening), and two audio commentaries (one with James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Al Jean, Mike Scully, David Silverman, Dan Castellaneta, and Yeardley Smith, the other with directors David Silverman, Mike B. Anderson, Steven Dean Moore and Rich Moore). Other bonus features include Homer’s Monologue On The Tonight Show, The Simpsons Judge American Idol, Homer Introduces American Idol, and LetÕs All Go To The Lobby. Audio tracks are available in English (Dolby Surround 5.1 sound), Spanish and French (Dolby Surround), with subtitles in English and Spanish.

The Simpsons Movie (and all of the above mentioned extra materials) will also release in BD-Java with AVC (MPEG 4 compression) on a dual-layer 50 GB disc with 5.1 DTS HD Lossless Master Audio (English), as well as 5.1 Dolby Digital sound (English, French and Spanish).

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