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The Simpsons - Breaking News! '16th Season' Date, Cost, Art and Extras

For DVD (in regular and Limited Edition 'Frink-head' box) and Blu-ray Disc

Posted by David Lambert
This just in! Our home video retail industry contacts have informed us that an early alert from Fox Home Entertainment shows them that The Simpsons - The Complete 16th Season is coming to DVD and high-def Blu-ray Disc on December 3rd. It will be available on 4-disc DVD in both regular packaging and also a molded "Limited Edition Prof. Frink Head" as well, at $49.98 SRP (CA$59.98 SRP in Canda) for the DVDs in either box:

The Simpsons - The Complete 16th Season The Simpsons - The Complete 16th Season (Limited Edition Prof. Frink Head)

Those images are only available in "thumbnail" size for now, and the artwork may not be final and could be subject to change (however, the identical artwork has been shown in the U.K. for over a week now...we've had MANY emails from readers urging us to show it, but our website is limited to North America titles and package art only, and we are unable to show artwork for items from other regions than ours). Blu-ray artwork isn't available so far, in any size, but is expected to be the same as the regular DVD artwork (Fox doesn't release the "molded head" packages for Blu versions). The BD versions are 3-disc sets for $59.99 SRP (CA$69.99 SRP in Canada).

There are, as usual, a nice list of bonus features planned for this title. Here's an early list of what retailers are being told to expect (may not be a finalized list, and could be subject to change):

  • Animation Showcase - Future-Drama ACT 1
  • Audio Commentaries on all Episodes
  • Bonus Episode: Holidays of Future Passed
  • Bonus Episode: Season 11, Bart to the Future (Blu-ray exclusive)
  • Bonus Episode: Season 6, Lisa's Wedding (Blu-ray exclusive)
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Deleted Scenes Gallery with Commentary
  • Easter Eggs
  • Greetings, Junior Scienteers!
  • Live! It's The Simpsons - Table Read Featurette for Thank God, It's Doomsday
  • Living in the Moment
  • Sketch Gallery I
  • Sketch Gallery II
  • Special Language Feature (Pranksta Rap)
This is not Fox's formal general announcement for the title, of course, and so please put all of this in the "rumor" column for now, until the studio makes it official. Stay tuned!

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