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The Simpsons: Season 12 (2009)

Dan Castellaneta , Nancy Cartwright , Bob Anderson , Chuck Sheetz  |  NR |  DVD
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  • Actors: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith, Harry Shearer
  • Directors: Bob Anderson, Chuck Sheetz, Dominic Polcino, Jen Kamerman, Jim Reardon
  • Format: AC-3, Animated, Box set, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, Full Screen, NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: English (Dolby Surround), French (Stereo), Spanish (Stereo)
  • Subtitles: French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: August 18, 2009
  • Run Time: 473 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (120 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0024FAR52
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,075 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Simpsons: Season 12" on IMDb

Special Features

Disc 1: 110 Minutes
  • Treehouse of Horror XI
  • A Tale of Two Springfields
  • Insane Clown Poppy
  • Lisa the Tree Hugger
  • Homer vs. Dignity
Commentary:
  • Treehouse of Horror XI - Matt Groening, Mike Scully, Rob Lazebnik, John Frink, Don Payne, Carolyn Omine, Matt Selman
  • A Tale of Two Springfields - Matt Groening, Mike Scully, George Meyer, Al Jean, Ian Maxtone-Graham, Don Payne, Matt Selman, Dan Castellaneta, Shaun Cashman, Roger Daltrey, David Silverman
  • Insane Clown Poppy - Mike Scully, Ian Maxtone-Graham, John Frink, Don Payne, Tom Martin, Matt Selman, Dan Castellaneta, Joe Mantegna, Bob Anderson, Joel Cohen
  • Lisa the Tree Hugger - Mike Scully, Ian Maxtone-Graham, Matt Selman, Don Payne, Tom Gammill, Tim Long, Yeardley Smith, Steven Dean Moore
  • Homer vs. Dignity - Matt Groening, Mike Scully, Rob Lazebnik, Carolyn Omine, Don Payne, Matt Selman, Max Pross
  • Deleted Scenes
Featurettes:
  • A Comic Moment with Matt Groening
  • Illustrated commentary - Lisa The Tree Hugger
  • Animation Showcase: - Treehouse of Horror XI
  • Animatic/StoryBoard Compare
  • Storyboards: Storyboard with episode PIP
  • Animatic: Animatic with episode PIP
  • 2 Easter Eggs

Disc 2: 132 Minutes
  • The Computer Wore Menace Shoes
  • The Great Money Caper
  • Skinner's Sense of Snow
  • HOMR
  • Pokey Mom
  • Worst Episode Ever
Commentary
  • The Computer Wore Menace Shoes - Mike Scully, Ian Maxtone-Graham, Don Payne, John Frink, Matt Selman, Tom Gammill, Max Pross, Mark Kirkland, Joel Cohen
  • The Great Money Caper - Mike Scully, Al Jean, Ian Maxtone-Graham, Carolyn Omine, Don Payne, Matt Selman, Tom Gammill, Chuck Sheetz
  • Skinner's Sense of Snow - Matt Groening, Mike Scully, Ian Maxtone-Graham, Tim Long, Matt Selman, David Mirkin, Max Pross, Lance Kramer
  • HOMR - Mike Scully, Al Jean, Ian Maxtone-Graham, Matt Selman, Tom Gammill, Max Pross, Mike B. Anderson
  • Pokey Mom - Mike Scully, Ian Maxtone-Graham, Tom Martin, John Frink, Don Payne, Matt Selman, Dan Castellaneta, Joe Mantegna, Bob Anderson, Joel Cohen
  • Worst Episode Ever - Mike Scully, Al Jean, Ian Maxtone-Graham, Larry Doyle, Matt Selman, Tom Gammill, Max Pross, Hank Azaria, Chris Kirkpatrick

Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes:
  • Comic Book Guy: Best. Moments. Ever.
  • Illustrated commentary - HOMR
  • 3 Easter Eggs

Disc 3: 132 Minutes
  • Tennis the Menace
  • Day of the Jackanapes
  • New Kids on the Blecch
  • Hungry, Hungry Homer
  • Bye Bye Nerdie
  • Simpson Safari
Commentary:
  • Tennis the Menace - Mike Scully, Al Jean, Ian Maxtone-Graham, John Frink, Don Payne, Matt Selman, Max Pross, Phil Rosenthal
  • Day of the Jackanapes - Mike Scully, Al Jean, Ian Maxtone-Graham, Matt Selman, Tim Long, Yeardley Smith, Michael Marcantel
  • New Kids on the Blecch - Matt Groening, Mike Scully, Al Jean, Ian Maxtone-Graham, Tim Long, Matt Selman, Tom Gammill, Max Pross, Hank Azaria, Steven Dean Moore, Chris Kirkpatrick
  • Hungry, Hungry Homer - Mike Scully, Ian Maxtone-Graham, John Frink, Don Payne, Matt Selman, Max Pross, Phil Rosenthal, Ben Rosenthal
  • Bye Bye Nerdie - Mike Scully, Ian Maxtone-Graham, Don Payne, Matt Selman, Tim Long, Tom Gammill, Yeardley Smith, Lauren MacMullan, Steven Dean Moore
  • Simpson Safari - Mike Scully, Ian Maxtone-Graham, Matt Selman, Tim Long, Yeardley Smith, Mark Kirkland, Michael Marcantel
Deleted Scenes
  • Animation Showcase: Day of the Jackanapes
  • Animatic/StoryBoard Compare
  • Storyboards: Storyboard with episode PIP
  • Animatic: Animatic with episode PIP
  • Easter Egg

Disc 4: 132 Minutes
  • Trilogy of Error
  • I'm Goin' to Praiseland
  • Children of a Lesser Clod
  • Simpsons Tall Tales

Commentary:
  • Trilogy of Error - Matt Groening, Mike Scully, Al Jean, Ian Maxtone-Graham, Rob Lazebnik, Matt Selman, Tim Long, Max Pross, David Mirkin, Mike B. Anderson
  • I'm Goin' to Praiseland - Mike Scully, Al Jean, Ian Maxtone-Graham, Carolyn Omine, Don Payne, Matt Selman, Tom Gammill, Chuck Sheetz
  • Children of a Lesser Clod - Mike Scully, Al Jean, Ian Maxtone-Graham, Matt Selman, Tom Gammill, Max Pross, Mike Polcino, Mike B. Anderson
  • Simpsons Tall Tales - Mike Scully, Ian Maxtone-Graham, John Frink, Don Payne, Matt Selman, Tom Gammill, Max Pross, Bob Anderson, Joel Cohen
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Easter Egg
The Commercials
  • Nestle USA "Butterfingeritis"
  • Nestle USA "Bart's Nightmare"
  • Burger King International "Spaced Homer"
  • Red Rooster "Loungearama"
  • Deleted Scenes Intro by Mike Scully
  • Deleted Scenes Gallery W/ Commentary
  • The Global Fanfest
  • Sketch Gallery
  • Illustrated commentary - I'm Goin' to Praiseland

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Product Description

  • Audio: English: 5.1 Dolby Surround / Spanish & French: Stereo
  • Language: Dubbed: English, French & Spanish / Subtitled: French & Spanish
  • Theatrical Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen: 1.33:1


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81 of 86 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
Just a quick note about the packaging:

If you aren't sure whether to go with Comic Book Guy "limited" packaging or standard, (and I've notice some retailers, perhaps anticipating the unpopularity of the bulky "limited" packaging, are selling it at a considerable discount over the standard packaging) here's a little secret:

The "limited edition" packaging is little more than a 3-D molded Comic Book Guy face attached with rubber-cement to the front of the standard edition packaging. That's right--the standard packaging artwork is right there underneath Comic Book Guy's fat face! You can EASILY peel the Comic Book Guy face off the front of the box without damaging either, and you now have the standard DVD packaging, which will fit on your DVD shelf, as well as a Comic Book Guy face that you can display or toss in the trash.
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Get It For The 1st Acts August 21, 2009
Format:DVD
By this point the series had settled into a too-comfortable format that this season exemplifies.
1. Hilarious first act that is soon left behind by the actual plot.
2. So-so second act that introduces the gratuitous guest voice and expands on the plot.
3. Hit or miss third act that either veers completely away from the general plot or takes the premise to an absurd level. Depending on the execution and one's personal tastes, this makes the episode either decent or awful.

Individual episodes deviate from this at times, but for the most part they stick fairly religiously to it. Did I say the guest voices are gratuitous? The stories should not be notable mainly because of the guest voice. This season leads off with The Who episode (which the commentary reveals doesn't feature the entire group, even as it existed then), a symbol of what's to come.

That said, I still give this 4 stars because of the mostly great first acts, which this period of the show elevates to an art form. The best ones have almost nothing to do with the direction of the rest of the episode but are loaded with great gags, like the trip to the Festival of Books in "Insane Clown Poppy."

Some of the third acts are brilliant, too, like The Prisoner homage in "The Computer Wore Menace Shoes," or the mob family gathering Homer & Krusty invade in "Insane Clown Poppy."

What's largely missing is the emotional core that was so memorable in the first several seasons. By this point many of the writers, directors, and producers who created and cared about these characters have all have long since moved on to other things. The commentaries make pretty clear that the 12th season staff just like making Homer appear as dumb and depraved as possible. "Homer vs.
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40 of 52 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars easy solution for the packaging issue June 30, 2009
By S. hare
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I know I am not alone when it comes to the way season 11 and probably season 12 will be packaged. In those almost immpossible sleeves the discs are crammed into. Once out of that tight fitting slot, just use some of those two sided sleeves or envelopes you get at office depot.They fit back in between the accordian type booklet just fine. It's a quick low cost solution to the problem. Just thought i'd share that with everybody.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars End of an Era January 25, 2011
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I'm glad Amazon put this on sale because this was one of the seasons I didn't want to pay full price to own. I'd have preferred to get it as a gift, but the Gold Box special price is good too.

This is the last season before the long, dark period of mediocrity known as the Al Jean years. Even in this season it becomes more hit or miss, which some great episodes like "HOMR" (where Homer becomes a genius by getting a crayon out of his brain) and "Hungry Hungry Homer" (where Homer finds out the Isotopes are moving to Albuquerque--and there really is an Albuquerque Isotopes team!) but also some lesser episodes. Though of course not everyone would agree with that assessment. For a complete list of episodes, go to Wikipedia or something and then you can decide whether this is a season you want to own or not. This isn't the Worst Season Ever, but it's also not the Best Season Ever either. By this season they'd started to "jump the shark" and yet it's gone on for another 10+ years, so that by now the poor shark has been bludgeoned to death.

I think this is it for me, because I just don't think it'd be worth it to buy the later seasons. What I always wish you could do was buy episodes sort of ala carte, or just pick those of a season you like and create a disc that way, sort of like a Simpsons mix tape. I doubt that will happen--legally anyway.

That is all.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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The twelfth season of "The Simpsons" arrives on DVD, packed with an incredible amount of special features and as always, another season that is absolutely hilarious, fun and outright enjoyable!

Since 1989, "The Simpsons" which was created by Matt Groening and is currently on its 20th Season on FOX. Derived from shorts shown on the The Tracey Ullman Show back in 1987, "The Simpsons" has broadcast over 441 episodes and has amassed 24 Primetime Emmy Awards, 26 Annie awards and a Peabody Award. And also has received the recognition of being America's longest running sitcom and animated program. Needless to say, the animated series is part of American pop culture and inspired many trends in American culture.

The twelfth season of "The Simpsons" features 21 episodes from the 2000-2001 season. And the theme of this DVD box set release is a spin on San Diego Comic-Con but in this case, "Bi-Mon-Sci-Fi-Con".

The first things you will notice with the DVD is the box cover feature the Comic Book guy on the front. It's when you open the package, it's one of the coolest six-panel gatefold type of DVD packaging I have ever seen. The artwork features the characters at the Bi-Mon-Sci-Fi-Con and everyone in cosplay. Very cool looking but some DVD collector's may not like how the DVD's are stored inside the gatefold sleeve.

Each DVD also reflects that on the main menus as for example, disc one features people in line at the convention, waiting to get an autograph from Krusty the Clown and other characters. And the menus feature a good amount of animation, so you end up watching those too.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Great Show, Godawful Packaging
The title says it all. I have no problems with the episodes. Love The Simpsons, it's one of my favourite shows. Read more
Published 6 days ago by Shane Cetanubondh
5.0 out of 5 stars Best. Packaging. Ever. (For The Simpsons)
This review is not based on the series, but on the new packaging of the DVD sets. I had all the original releases of seasons 1-12 on DVD. Read more
Published 9 days ago by YourOtherForm
5.0 out of 5 stars Another fabulous season of America's Favorite Cartoon Family.
Season 12....roughly the halfway point (as of 3/2014) of the Simpsons seasons and to this point they still haven't lost their luster. Read more
Published 23 days ago by Josh
5.0 out of 5 stars I buy these every year
My husband collects these and I buy every year for him. This was a as per the descripition product thank you
Published 2 months ago by nichole brannon
5.0 out of 5 stars Satisfied about the product
I am satisfy with the item quality and it is exactly as described. It is a good fit and the seller is nice and helpfull.

Thank you very much. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mohammed A.
4.0 out of 5 stars good
shipped fast
good condition, we love this show and this season is good,
i like that it has a play all feature
Published 3 months ago by kayla borgialli
5.0 out of 5 stars Simpsonian to a T!
Basically, the same review as the two previous one for them.
Funny if you like that type of fully.
They all came protectively and perfectly packaged.
Published 3 months ago by Sanford DeLeon
5.0 out of 5 stars The Simpsons 12th Season
Any fan of the dysfunctional Simpson family will enjoy the episodes from season 12. After all, you can never get enough of Homer and his gang!
Published 3 months ago by Timothy G. Devine
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
Loved this season as much as the last, but I wished they'd use didn't casing! And they should of put someone other than Comic Book Guy on the cover.
Published 4 months ago by Deedee
5.0 out of 5 stars One word.. SIMPSONS!!!
I love the Simpsons and that's why I'm buying all the seasons to collect them forever!

The product is great as all the seasons! I recommend it!
Published 6 months ago by Vidal Juan Martin
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Two different packages?
its the same. they tried to hide it too. the head packaging can be pealed off and turned into the normal packaging
Sep 5, 2009 by R. Palmquist |  See all 2 posts
Please Fox.....
How about they just go back to doing it as they did before?!?! And re-release 11, so I can buy it. Another option is to release it like so many have in the standard size case with flaps to hold all discs.

Whatever is done, PLEASE don't do the paper sleeves again!!!
Apr 13, 2009 by ChadL |  See all 18 posts
Why are they still making the head boxes??
Actually I love the head boxes, but I love limited edition anything.
Apr 10, 2009 by Missy |  See all 14 posts
They hid the inside of the box
Wow, I never thought of it that way........ I was expecting the same crappy packaging that I'm sure we'll see through season 15, and I thought the thing on the back was their way of killing MORE trees to make MORE packaging we'll just dispose of, yet still using the excuse of "green"... Read more
Aug 21, 2009 by R. Palmquist |  See all 2 posts
Shipping Estimate Aug 24?
It's been my experience that "Free Super Saver Shipping" Orders get delayed.

What kind of shipping did you choose?
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