Published On: December 6, 2009

Simpson Celebrate 20th Season With Blu-ray Release on January 12, 2010

Published On: December 6, 2009

Simpson Celebrate 20th Season With Blu-ray Release on January 12, 2010

Back in the '80s, when cartoonish Matt Groening was drawing the weekly strip Life in Hell for the L.A. Reader, not many people could have predicted that he'd create an animated series for Fox, The Simpsons, which would run for two decades with no end in sight.

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In January 1990 television history was made as households across the country were introduced to a one-of-a-kind family whose outrageous antics and wild behavior made them an institution of prime-time television and a pop culture staple over the next two-plus decades. Now, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment celebrates this historic milestone when "The Simpsons" Season 20 Blu-ray and DVD collection arrives January 12, marking the show's first time ever in high-definition. Series creator Matt Groening has added his own special touch by drawing all-new menus for both the Blu-ray and DVD, creating another keepsake memento for "The Simpsons" fans. Highly collectible packaging will also include a character layout of Springfield's most favorite characters sure to challenge the ultimate Simpsons fan to name them all.

A show that has remained culturally significant and hugely popular with audiences for over 20 years, the latest DVD collection features every outrageous episode from the 2008-09 season, including the family's hilarious trip to Ireland, Homer and Ned's turn as bounty hunters and Bart trading lives with a multi-millionaire lookalike of himself. The show's impressive who's who of guest stars continues with the likes of Denis Leary, Joe Montana, Marv Albert, Mark Cuban, Emily Blunt, Anne Hathaway, Ellen Page, Jodie Foster and Kelsey Grammer, returning for his 11th time as Bart's nemesis, Sideshow Bob.

"The Simpsons" Season 20 includes a total of 21 hilarious episodes and features "The Twentieth Anniversary Special Sneak Peak" by Academy Award® * nominee Morgan Spurlock. Available in collectible packaging for a limited time only, the Blu-ray Disc will be available for a suggested retail price of $59.99 U.S. while the DVD will be available for $49.98 U.S. Prebook is December 16.

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