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Simpsons Movie, The

Genre: Animation

Reviewed In Issue 128 (Feb 2008) Of Widescreen Review®

Featuring The Voice Talents Of Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria, Harry Shearer, Pamela Hayden, Tress MacNeille, A. Brooks, Joe Mantegna & Tom Hanks

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: 3.5
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Special features include up-front previews; two commentary tracks: one with cast and crew and the other with the Director; seven deleted scenes; Special Stuff, which contains three animated shorts (three minutes); and a lot of additional trailers.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2248427
(MPAA Rating): PG-13
(Rating Reason):

For irreverent humor throughout
(Retail Price): $29.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 87
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): Not Indicated
(Theatrical Year): 2007
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 12/18/07
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): David Silverman
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
The Simpsons, in their first feature-length Movie, find the fate of their beloved hometown, Springfield, hanging in the balance when Homer (Castellaneta) and his new pet pig cause a major ecological disaster. The family is forced to flee their home, and it is up to Homer to save his family, Springfield, and possibly, the world. (Stacey Pendry)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.40:1 DVD looks very much like the television show: fleshtones are a rich yellow, images look flat with relatively poor dimensionality, and everyone has four fingers. Black levels are fairly deep and color balance is nicely rendered. Some posterization can be noticed at times, although it isn

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