This is Kent Brockman reporting live from the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant. No Bugs Bunny, no Looney Tunes but here comes America's favorite cartoon family. More than 2½ months from release and it's currently the 7th best seller at Amazon. If they release 2 seasons per year as they are with The X-Files, will they have every single Simpsons cartoon on DVD BEFORE the Looney Tunes collection ever gets off the ground????? The disrespect continues, or so it seems to me. from: http://www.snpp.com/news.html#dvd Simpsons DVDs to Arrive This Fall By Jouni Paakkinen (email@example.com) - May 5, 2001 - Revised June 19, 2001 For years, Simpsons fans have yearned for a comprehensive collection of episodes in high-resolution, digital format. That dream nearly came true in early 1998, when 20th Century Fox Home Video and Gracie Films began a collaborative effort to produce laserdisc releases of the series. Plans initially called for a season 1 boxed set, complete with ancillary materials and "directors' commentary"-style audio tracks featuring the show's key producers and creator. When Chatsworth, California-based Image Entertainment was charged with remastering the series' first 13 episodes for the release, there seemed to be little doubt that the show was indeed about to make its debut in the world of digital video. But following the tweaked master tapes' return to Fox, no laserdiscs ever materialized, and 20th Home eventually confirmed without explanation that the project had been postponed indefinitely. The good news is that Fox is now preparing a similar product in the wildly more popular DVD format, with plans for multiple regional editions throughout the world. Scheduled for a Sept. 25 release, the 3-disc Season 1 DVD boxed set will feature all 13 episodes from the series' first season (1989-1990), each complete with creator's commentary by Matt Groening on alternate audio tracks. The release date was first confirmed on June 14 by a Variety story. Along with original scripts, early sketches, magazine covers, foreign language clips, and stills, the release will also offer fans a look at the unaired version of “Some Enchanted Evening” (7G01), which was scrapped on account of production woes. Other bonus features will include Albert Brooks outtakes from the episode “Life on the Fast Lane” (7G11), the first Simpsons vignette aired April 19, 1987 on The Tracey Ullman Show (“Good Night Simpsons” #MG01), the British TV special “Making of The Simpsons: America's First Family,” and an easter egg ABC News report on on the famous Bart Simpson T-Shirt controversy of the early 1990s. Fox asked fans for their feedback concerning possible bonus contents earlier this year with an official ePoll.com questionnaire. 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment will launch the release with a full-scale marketing and advertising campaign, set to cover general interest and entertainment magazines as well as national television and online media. Additional information about the release's availability will be highlighted at the official Simpsons web site (www.thesimpsons.com) in addition to Fox Home Entertainment Online (www.foxhome.com). Offered at the suggested US retail price of $39.98 ($49.98 Canada), the Simpsons Season 1 DVD Collector's Box Set will take the form of 3 dual-layered DVD discs (1.33:1 full frame), each with episodes presented in English 5.1, and Dolby Surround in English and French. English and Spanish subtitles will also be available. According to details provided by 20th Century Fox Home's Italy office to DVDweb.it, special attention will be given to the packaging, which is said to have "high-tech" features. Disc 1 “Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire” (7G08 - December 17, 1989); “Bart the Genius” (7G02 - January 14, 1990 - official series premiere); “Homer's Odyssey” (7G03 - January 21, 1990); “There's No Disgrace Like Home” (7G04 - January 28, 1990); “Bart the General” (7G05 - February 4, 1990); “Moaning Lisa” (7G06 - February 11, 1990); Bonus features: Original scripts with notes by Matt Groening for “Bart the Genius,” “Bart the General”, and “Moaning Lisa.” Disc 2 “Call of the Simpsons” (7G09 - February 18, 1990); “The Telltale Head” (7G07 - February 25, 1990); “Life on the Fast Lane” (7G11 - March 18, 1990); “Homer's Night Out” (7G10 - March 25, 1990); “The Crepes of Wrath” (7G13 - April 15, 1990); “Krusty Gets Busted” (7G12 - April 29, 1990); Disc 3 “Some Enchanted Evening” (7G01 - May 13, 1990); Bonus features: Original script with notes by Matt Groening for “Some Enchanted Evening,” outtakes from the unaired version of “Some Enchanted Evening,” an excerpt of the animatic version of “Bart the General” (1m:49s) with commentary from Matt Groening and former director David Silverman, Albert Brooks Outtakes from “Life on the Fast Lane” (3m:43s), the BBC “America's First Family” television special (4m:48s), an ABC News Special Report on the Bart Simpson T-Shirt controversy (1m:45s), the first-ever Simpsons short to air on “The Tracey Ullman Show,” five foreign-language clips, a stills gallery of early Simpsons sketches, and magazine covers. Press release According to Fox Home Entertainment, a second DVD boxed set featuring all 22 episodes from the series' second season (1990-1991) may be released in time for the Christmas season. Additional Simpsons DVD boxed sets would follow, at the average rate of 2 each year. Future news concerning the DVDs will be added as it becomes available. In the meantime, keep an eye on our Newsbites column for future DVD news and rumors. Update (07/02) Amazon.com is taking advance orders for the set ($29.98).