The Simpsons Season 2 DVD Set

Fox Home Entertainment Press Release Draft - Spring 2002



Specially Packaged Four Disc Set Available Only On DVD August 6 Features The Original "Treehouse Of Horror" And Introductions Of Ralph Wiggum, Lionel Hutz, Kang & Kodos And Favorite Celebrity Guest Stars

CENTURY CITY, Calif. * "Check it out, man!" On August 6, the longest running sitcom currently in primetime returns to DVD as Fox Home Entertainment announces the second installment of The Simpsons in the highly-anticipated release of THE SIMPSONS SEASON TWO DVD COLLECTION. Following the record-breaking Season One DVD released last fall, THE SIMPSONS SEASON TWO DVD COLLECTION features the entire second season of twenty two episodes (1990-1991) of the FOX Television Networks Emmy® Award-winning hit series, plus added bonus material including interviews with James L. Brooks and Matt Groening and the unforgettable "Do The Bartman" music video. Since their debut on DVD, The Simpsons have remained on DVD bestseller lists with over 500,000 Season One units sold to-date.

Fans can continue to build a complete Simpsons DVD collection with the specially packaged, four-disc THE SIMPSONS SEASON TWO DVD COLLECTION, where the evolution of The Simpsons is marked by the introduction of new characters (Ralph Wiggum; Groundskeeper Willie; Professor Frink; Dr. Julius Hibbert; Kang & Kodos; Blinky, the three-eyed fish; Comic Book Guy; Lionel Hutz; Kent Brockman), more celebrity guest stars (Jon Lovitz; Danny DeVito; Tony Bennett; Ringo Star; Larry King plus others) the debut of the "Treehouse Of Horror" Halloween specials and the Billboard-topping song "Do The Bartman."

THE SIMPSONS SEASON TWO DVD COLLECTION features exclusive bonus material, including early sketches, the very first Butterfinger commercials featuring Bart as the spokesperson and hidden Easter eggs. Additionally, this special collection includes music videos "Do The Bartman" director's cut and "Deep Deep Trouble," David Silverman on the "Creation of an Episode," Emmy Awards presentation, foreign language clips and magazine covers. Available beginning August 6 for the suggested retail price of $49.98 US/$69.98 Canada, THE SIMPSONS SEASON TWO COLLECTION is a must own for any Simpsons fan or fanatic.

Marketing Support:

Fox Home Entertainment will support the debut release of THE SIMPSONS SEASON TWO DVD COLLECTION with an expansive 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. Additionally, information about each season of The Simpsons DVD releases will be housed in a new portal web page, which will offer the option to purchase either or both releases, and will feature clips that require registration to use. The site will highlight episodes and bonus features from Seasons One and Two and will include a preview of Season Three.

Special Features And Disc Content Specifics:

All Season Two episodes of The Simpsons are compiled on 4 dual-layered discs (full frame, aspect ration 1.33:1). Each episode is presented with English 5.1 Surround, English Dolby Surround and French Dolby Surround Sound and Spanish subtitles. In addition, the following special features are exclusive to each specific disc:

Disc One:

Bart Gets An F * episode and commentary
Simpson And Delilah * episode and commentary
Treehouse Of Horror * episode and commentary
Two Cars In Every Garage And Three Eyes On Every Fish * episode and commentary
Dancin' Homer * episode and commentary
Dead Putting Society * episode and commentary

Disc Two:

Bart vs. Thanksgiving * episode and commentary
Bart The Daredevil * episode and commentary
Itchy & Scratchy & Marge * episode and commentary
Bart Gets Hit By A Car * episode and commentary
One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish * episode and commentary
The Way We Was * episode and commentary

Disc Three:

Homer vs. Lisa And The 8th Commandment * episode and commentary
Principal Charming * episode and commentary
Oh Brother, Where Are Thou? * episode and commentary
Bart's Dog Gets An F * episode and commentary
Old Money * episode and commentary
Brush With Greatness * episode and commentary

Disc Four:

Lisa's Substitute * episode and commentary
The War Of The Simpsons * episode and commentary
Three Men And A Comic Book * episode and commentary
Blood Feud * episode and commentary

Additional Bonus Features Include:
Interview with James Brooks and Matt Groening
"Do The Bartman" director's cut music video (with optional commentary)
"Deep Deep Trouble" music video (with optional commentary)
David Silverman on the "Creation of an Episode"
Emmy Awards Presentation
Butterfinger commercials
Foreign language clips
Easter eggs
Gallery (animation, magazine covers and much more)
Early drawings

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 airing its 13th Season.

A recognized industry leader, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is the marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox film and television programming on VHS and DVD as well as video acquisitions and original productions for the U.S. and Canada. Each year the Company introduces hundreds of new and newly repackaged products, which it services to more than 70,000 retail outlets * from mass merchants and warehouse clubs to specialty stores and e-commerce * throughout North America. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is a unit of Fox Filmed Entertainment, a Fox Entertainment Group company.

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Street Date: August 6, 2002
Price: $49.98 U.S./ $69.98 Canada
Running Times: Disc 1: 168 mins.
Disc 2: 168 mins.
Disc 3: 168 mins.
Disc 4: 130 mins.
Closed Captioned: Yes

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