The Simpsons Season 1 DVD Set

Official Fox Home Entertainment Press Release - July 11, 2001

The Simpsons Make Their DVD Debut In Fox Home Entertainment's Worldwide Release Of The Simpsons Season One Collector's Edition DVD Box Set

Specially Packaged Three Disc Set Featuring All 13 Episodes From The Premiere Season Plus Exclusive Bonus Features Available Only On DVD September 25, 2001

CENTURY CITY, Calif.--July 11, 2001-- Don't have a cow, man! On September 25, the longest running sitcom currently in primetime makes its DVD debut as Fox Home Entertainment announces the global release of THE SIMPSONS SEASON ONE COLLECTOR'S EDITION DVD BOX SET featuring every episode from the premiere season.

FOX's Emmy® Award-winning hit series debuted on December 17, 1989, and went on to build an extremely loyal and dedicated fan base. Tuning in each week, these viewers get their fill of ``D'oh!'' and experience the wild adventures of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie, plus all the citizens of Springfield.

Now fans can see how it all began for this animated sensation with the specially packaged, three-disc THE SIMPSONS SEASON ONE COLLECTOR'S EDITION DVD BOX SET, featuring all thirteen episodes from the show's groundbreaking first season. Highlighted by outtakes from an un-aired version of the first 22-minute episode, THE SIMPSONS SEASON ONE COLLECTOR'S EDITION DVD BOX SET is jam-packed with exclusive bonus features including original scripts and audio commentaries by Matt Groening, James L. Brooks, writers, producers and animation directors. Also included are early sketches, foreign language clips, magazine covers and stills, Easter Eggs and numerous undisclosed surprises. Available beginning September 25 for the suggested retail price of $39.98 US/$49.98 Canada ($29.95 MAP), THE SIMPSONS SEASON ONE COLLECTOR'S EDITION DVD BOX SET is a must own for any Simpsons fan or fanatic. Pre-book is August 29, 2001.

Marketing Support

Fox Home Entertainment will support the debut release of The Simpsons Season 1 DVD Box Set with a large marketing and advertising campaign, generating over 50 million targeted consumer impressions. The extensive advertising will span entertainment and general interest magazines as well as national television and online campaigns.

The Simpsons Season 1 DVD Collector's Edition Box Set Special Features And Content Specifics:

All of the first season episodes of The Simpsons are compiled on 3 dual-layered disks (full frame, aspect ratio 1.33:1). Each episode is presented with English 5.1, English Dolby Surround and French Dolby Surround Sound and English and Spanish subtitles. In addition, the following special features are exclusive to each specific disk:

Disc One:

Simpsons Roasting On An Open Fire
Bart The Genius
Homer's Odyssey
There's No Disgrace Like Home
Bart The General
Moaning Lisa

Additional Bonus Features:

--  Original scripts featuring notes by Matt Groening for Bart The
    Genius, Bart The General, and Moaning Lisa. All episodes are
    accompanied by commentary.

Disc Two:

Call Of The Simpsons
The Telltale Head
Life On The Fast Lane
Homer's Night Out
The Crepes Of Wrath
Krusty Gets Busted

Additional Bonus Features:

--  All episodes are accompanied by commentary.

Disc Three:

Some Enchanted Evening

Additional Bonus Features:

--  Original script notes by Matt Groening

--  Outtakes from un-aired version of an episode

--  Animatic of an episode with commentary by Matt Groening and David

--  The making of The Simpsons "Americas First Family"

--  Easter Egg ABC News Special on a reported controversy

--  Tracey Ullman Show: 1st ever Simpsons short to air on Tracey
    Ullman Show

--  Foreign Language Clips (5)

--  Early Sketches Still Gallery

--  Magazine Covers

About The Simpsons

Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie take traditional comedy and family life and turn them upside down in FOX's critically acclaimed series, THE SIMPSONS. Voted the best show of the 20th Century by TIME magazine, THE SIMPSONS exploded into a cultural phenomenon in 1990 and remains one of the most visible and marketable properties both domestically and internationally. This Emmy Award®-winning series successful entry into syndication only added to its appeal, reaching a whole new generation of fans. THE SIMPSONS is also famous for featuring celebrity guest voices such as Michelle Pfeiffer, Mel Gibson, Elizabeth Taylor, Kim Basinger, Danny DeVito and musical guests 'NSYNC, Britney Spears and Aerosmith. THE SIMPSONS is currently in production on its Thirteenth Season.

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, along with Twentieth Century Fox Licensing and Merchandising comprise the retail-oriented strategic alliance of Fox Consumer Products (FCP). FCP is dedicated to being a forward-thinking, one-stop shopping source for all entertainment products related to Fox film and television properties, Fox Video and Fox Interactive products as well as an array of third-party programming and products. Fox Consumer Products is a unit of Fox Filmed Entertainment, a Fox Entertainment Group Company. Visit Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment at


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Street Date:
September 25, 2001
Pre-Order Date:
August 29, 2001
Catalog #:
$39.98 US/ $49.98 Canada
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A previous draft (06/14/01) of this press release is also available.

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