The Simpsons

8:50 PM Posted by Bits from a Brit


THE SIMPSONS: SEASON 12 on DVD

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment Presents The Four-Disc DVD Collection Featuring All 21 Episodes And Loads Of Special Features Including Audio Commentaries, Deleted Scenes And Much More

The Emmy®* Award Winning Comedy Arrived August 18 In Collectible Packaging Featuring Springfield’s Favorite Critic – Comic Book Guy

CENTURY CITY, CA. – Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie return for more outrageous adventures when “The Simpsons” The Complete Twelfth Season arrives on DVD August 18th from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

The longest running animated series in television history, the latest DVD collection features all 21 classic episodes from the 2000-01 season including Bart’s boy band odyssey in “New Kids on the Blecch” featuring pop sensations N’Sync and a hilarious less-than-ordinary day for Homer, Bart and Lisa in “Trilogy of Error.” The season also boasts an impressive line-up of talented guest stars including Drew Barrymore, Edward Norton, Justin Timberlake, Stephen King, Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, Roger Daltry and many more.

“The Simpsons” The Complete Twelfth Season is loaded with special features including an introduction from Matt Groening; audio commentaries on every episode with Groening and “The Simpsons” Executive Producers, Writers, Actors and Directors; deleted scenes; animation showcases; original sketches; special language feature; featurettes and more. As an added bonus, the set comes in collectible packaging modeled after the overweight and over opinionated retailer Comic Book Guy.

The DVD collection will be available for a suggested retail price of $49.98 U.S./$69.98 Canada. Prebook is July 22.“The Simpsons” The Complete Twelfth Season Special Features:

All episodes are compiled on four discs (full frame, aspect ratio 1.33:1).

Each episode is presented with English 5.1 Dolby Surround, Spanish and French Stereo and English, French and Spanish subtitles.

The following is a breakdown of each disc:

Disc One: o Treehouse of Horror XI o A Tale of Two Springfields o Insane Clown Poppy o Lisa the Tree Hugger o Homer vs. Dignity o Additional Bonus Features Include: • Commentaries featuring Executives Producers, Writers, Directors, Cast and many more • Illustrated Commentary: Lisa the Tree Hugger • Animation Showcase: Treehouse of Horror XI • Deleted Scenes • Special Language Feature: Homer Vs. Dignity

Disc Two: o The Computer Wore Menace Shoes o The Great Money Caper o Skinner’s Sense of Snow o HOMR o Pokey Mom o Worst Episode Ever o Additional Bonus Features Include: • Commentaries featuring Executives Producers, Writers, Directors, Cast and many more • Deleted Scenes • Comic Book Guy: Best. Moments. Ever. featurette • Illustrated Commentary: HOMR

Disc Three: o Tennis the Menace o Day of the Jackanapes o New Kids on the Blecch o Hungry, Hungry Homer o Bye Bye Nerdie o Simpsons Safari o Additional Bonus Features Include: • Commentaries featuring Executives Producers, Writers, Directors, Cast and many more • Deleted Scenes • Animation Showcase: Day of the Jackanapes

Disc Four: o Trilogy of Error o I’m Goin’ to Praiseland o Children of a Lesser Clod o Simpson Tall Tales o

Additional Bonus Features Include:

• Commentaries featuring Executives Producers, Writers, Directors, Cast and many more
• Deleted Scenes with optional commentary by Executive Producer Mike Scully
• Global Fanfest
• Sketch Gallery
• Illustrated Commentary: I’m Goin’ to Praiseland
• The Commercials

About “THE SIMPSONS”Currently the longest-running sitcom on television, The Simpsons aired their historic 400th episode in May 2007, followed by the hugely successful The Simpsons Movie in July 2007. The critically acclaimed series features Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie Simpson who take traditional family life and turn them upside down. Exploding into a cultural phenomenon in 1990, The Simpsons has remained one of the most visible and marketable properties both domestically and internationally. The Simpsons is noted for its famous celebrity guest voices and received a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame in January of 2000. In Spring 2008 The Simpsons Ride opened at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida and Hollywood, CA.

August Movie Releases

8:32 PM Posted by Bits from a Brit

We have checked out some great movies released on DVD this month

The Tigger Movie


This one is Alex's new favorite! The Tigger Movie is filled with great adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood with Tigger, Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Rabbit, Kanga, Roo and Peter Robbin.

She is always so excited to watch it and sits with "her" Bouncing Tigger (really it's Mommy's from when I was a kid!).

To check out more on this great kids movie click here.





Hannah Montana The Movie


A great Tween age movie, Alex's cousin Kylie reviewed this one for us. She was over the moon when she found out that she would get to watch the DVD before it's release date. She loved the movie and danced along to all the songs!

This is a great movie for all those little girls with Pop Star dreams!

To check out more on this great tween movie click here.




Pete's Dragon



This one is mine and my hubby's favorite! It brings back so many childhood memories for both of us and we were so happy to share them with our daughter. I LOVE this movie and I think it is great that they re-released such an awesome classic!

This is a great movie to watch together as a family!

To check out more on this great family movie click here.





The Simpsons, Season 12



Join Homer and the gang for some great episodes of the Simpsons.
My hubby was so excited when this arrived - he watched it right away (he's actually watching it again right now!). Unfortunately Alex loves it too - yes I know, I've tried to keep her innocent little mind away from this "adult" cartoon yet every time it comes on she runs in the room yelling HOMER. I think he reminds her of daddy........... just kidding honey!!!!

This is a great box set that we think would make an awesome gift!

To check out more click here.

Pete's Dragon

8:00 PM Posted by Bits from a Brit



Magical and Musical Adventures Come to Life in
Pete’s Dragon: High Flying Edition


Available on DVD August 18, 2009


BURBANK, Calif., June 15, 2009 – Animation and live-action combine to bring the magical friendship between a young orphan and his unusual best friend to life in Pete’s Dragon High Flying Edition, coming to DVD on August 18, 2009 from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.


A classic feel-good Disney tale for the entire family, Pete’s Dragon High Flying Edition is packed with adventure, comedy and soaring musical numbers that have charmed children and adults since its 1977 debut. Now available in this special edition DVD, Pete’s Dragon High Flying Edition comes with nearly an hour of brand-new bonus features, including a look at Disney’s live action/animation legacy, alternate versions of some of the film’s most beloved songs and much more.


Pete’s Dragon was nominated for two Academy Awards (Best Music, Original Song and Best Music, Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Best Score). The film boasts an extraordinary cast that includes Sean Marshall (“To Race the Wind”), Helen Reddy (Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band), Mickey Rooney (Night at the Museum), Jeff Conaway (Grease), Shelley Winters (The Poseidon Adventure), Jim Dale (“Pushing Daisies”) and Red Buttons (“ER”), with Charlie Callas as the voice of Elliot the Dragon.


Bonus Features

• Brazzle Dazzle Effects: Disney’s Movie Magic – An entertaining new look at Disney’s pioneering work in the magical mix of live-action and animation, narrated by the star of Pete’s Dragon, Sean Marshall.

• Deleted Storyboard Sequence: “Terminus & Hoagy Hunt Elliot” – A rare demo dialog track and storyboard sketches.


• Original Song Concept: “Boo Bop Bopbop Bop (I Love You, Too)” – The first demo recording for one of the film’s unforgettable musical sequences with story sketches for an early concept of the song Pete sings to Elliot.


• Original Demo Recordings (Audio Only) – A special audio-only feature that includes early demo versions of “Brazzle Dazzle Day” and “Every Little Piece” before they evolved into the songs heard in the movie. Also includes “The Greatest Star of All,” a song originally intended to be sung by Ferdinand, a character later deleted from the film.


• Promotional Record (Audio Only) – Pop versions of “It’s Not Easy,” “Brazzle Dazzle Day,” “There’s Room For Everyone” and Academy Award nominee for Best Song, “Candle On The Water,” originally released together on a 7” record to promote the film’s music.
• “Where's Elliot?” – The Disappearing Dragon Game


• Pete's Dragon Art Galleries


• Publicity


• Trailers


• About Pete’s Dragon


• Disney Family Album


• The Plausible Impossible


• Lighthouse Keeping


Pete’s Dragon is an uplifting musical adventure about a spunky young orphan that blends live action and stellar Disney animation. With his only friend Elliot, a tubby, 12-foot tall dragon who can make himself invisible, Pete (Sean Marshall) takes refuge from his abusive adoptive family in the seaside town of Passamaquoddy, Maine. After Elliot’s invisible antics wreak havoc with the residents and Pete gets the blame, Nora (Helen Reedy) is touched by the youngster’s plight and takes him to live with her and her tippling father Lampie (Mickey Rooney) in the Passamaquoddy Point lighthouse. Lampie’s tipsy tales of the boy and his dragon amuse the disbelieving townsfolk, until the local quack, Dr. Terminus, discovers that Elliot is real and hatches a scheme to capture the dragon.


An exciting and inspiring story with unforgettable music, including the Academy Award nominated “Candle on the Water,” “There's Room for Everyone” and “Brazzle Dazzle Day,” Pete’s Dragon High Flying Edition will be a perennial favorite with children and parents.


STREET DATE: August 19, 2009 Direct prebook: June 23, 2009 Distributor prebook: July 7, 2009


Pricing: $29.99 US, $35.99 Canada


Feature run time: 129 Minutes


Rated: ‘G’ (US); ‘G’ (Canada) Bonus Materials Not Rated


Technical specifications may only apply to feature.


Aspect ratio: Widescreen (1.66:1)


Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1 surround


Languages: English


Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, a recognized leader in the home entertainment industry, is the marketing, sales and distribution company for Walt Disney, Touchstone, Hollywood Pictures, Miramax and Buena Vista product, which includes DVD, Blu-ray Disc™ and electronic distribution. Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment is a division of The Walt Disney Studios

Hannah Montana The Movie

7:53 PM Posted by Bits from a Brit



Throwdown a Hoedown with Disney Channel Phenomenon Miley Cyrus in her First Feature Film!



Hannah Montana The Movie Available in a Three-Disc Blu-Ray™ Hi-Def Combo Pack, Two-Disc DVD Set and Single-Disc DVD on August 18, 2009



BURBANK, Calif.,June 15, 2009 – Teen superstar Miley Cyrus brings her wildly popular Disney Channel alter ego down home when Hannah Montana The Movie comes to Blu-ray™ Hi-Def and DVD on August 18, 2009 from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. The first- ever full-length Hannah Montana theatrical movie is available for a limited time only in a Three-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack that includes the film in both Blu-ray and DVD formats, as well as Two-Disc and Single-Disc DVD editions.


Both the Blu-ray Combo Pack and Two-Disc DVD include DisneyFile, a digital copy of the movie that can be viewed on an array of electronic devices. In an industry first for Blu-ray technology, Walt Disney Studios' Hannah Montana The Movie Blu-ray Disc release will feature an interactive experience that allows viewers to create a wish list of items displayed in the film and move desired items onto the internet via BD-Live capabilities. Through "Hannah’s Country Store" viewers will be able to click on the products in the movie, obtain information about the product, and purchase the merchandise. Also available is BD Radio Disney where fans can stream live Radio Disney audio through their home entertainment system, complete with artist and song information and lyrics! Users can also quickly link to site offering their favorite songs for purchase.


Being a superstar as well as a normal teenager is getting even more complicated for Miley Stewart (Miley Cyrus). Her crazy double life as pop sensation Hannah Montana is taking its toll on the teen and her family. So Miley’s dad, Robby Ray Stewart (Miley’s real-life father, Billy Ray Cyrus) decides a visit to the family farm in Tennessee to celebrate Grandma Ruby’s (Margo Martindale) birthday will bring his little girl back down to earth. Far away from the bright lights and the big city, Miley reconnects with childhood friend Travis (Lucas Till).


Their budding romance, along with the love of her family and friends, gives Miley some much- needed perspective on life. But when her pushy publicist (Vanessa Williams) comes calling and a smarmy reporter (Peter Gunn) tries to dig up the dirt on Hannah, Miley is forced to make the hardest decision of her life. Hannah Montana The Movie stars Miley Cyrus as everyday high school girl Miley Stewart and her rock star alter ego Hannah Montana. Cyrus is joined in the film by her stellar cast mates from the hit Disney Channel series including Emily Osment, Moises Arias, Mitchel Musso, Billy Ray Cyrus and Jason Earles. In addition, fans will enjoy special appearances by Lucas Till (Walk the Line), Vanessa Williams (“Ugly Betty”), Tyra Banks (“America’s Next Top Model”), Barry Bostwick (“Nancy Drew”), Melora Hardin (17 Again), and hit recording artists Taylor Swift and Rascal Flatts.


ROCKIN’ BONUS FEATURES The Three-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack includes these exclusive bonus features: • The HoeDown ThrowDown Home Experience – everyone in the movie has to learn to do it, and now you can too. Famed choreographer Jamal Sims and some of our cast members will show us all step by step how to do the dance everyone is talking about. • The Hannah Montana Store – an interactive experience that allows viewers to create a wish list of items displayed in the film and move desired items onto the internet via BD-Live capabilities. Through "Hannah’s Country Store" viewers will be able to click on the products in the movie, obtain information about the product, and purchase the merchandise.


• 7 Music Videos


• Find Your Way Back Home - Miley, Emily, Billy Ray, and other cast members share with us “THEIR” hometowns: the people, places & things that make ‘em special. We’ll go to a pottery class with Miley & her sister, visit their favorite ice cream shop, and other haunts around the Franklin Tennessee Town Square. Billy Ray saddles up his iron horse to show us home viewers a firsthand account of the beauty a country town like Thompson’s Station Tennessee has to offer. But not everyone is from a small country town. Emily will show us what it’s like to grow up in the entertainment Mecca we like to call Hollywood. Perhaps it will inspire us all to find a little reason to brag of our own hailing?
• Production 101: Jackson Style - Jason Earles is more than Miley’s big brother on TV. He is quite the accomplished actor. Here he will put his talents to use by interviewing cast & crew and giving us a true behind the scenes look at how this movie was made. He’ll cover the fashion, the music, the stars, lights, camera…action! • Bloopers


• Deleted Scenes with Director Commentary


• BD Radio Disney – Fans can stream live Radio Disney audio through their home entertainment system, complete with artist and song information and lyrics! Users can also quickly link to site offering their favorite songs for purchase.


Both the Three-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack and Two-Disc DVD include the following bonus features:


• New Music Video


• Find Your Way Back Home


• Production 101: Jackson Style


• Bloopers


• Deleted Scenes with Director Commentary


Hannah Montana The Movie has a suggested retail price of $29.99 SRP (US) or $35.99 SRP (Canada) for the 1-Disc DVD, $39.99 SRP (US) or $44.99 SRP (Canada) for the 2-Disc DVD, and $44.99 (US) or $51.99 SRP (Canada) for the 3-Disc Blu-ray Combo pack.


About Disney’s ComboPack (Blu-ray + DVD + DisneyFile in a single package):


To provide consumers with unprecedented quality, value and portability of their favorite Disney movies, in 2008 Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment (WDSHE) pioneered the Combo Pack – a Blu-ray DiscTM plus a DVD and a DisneyFile digital copy of the film in a single package. Current WDSHE branded titles available as Combo Packs include High School Musical 3, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Bolt and Bedtime Stories with future plans for Race to Witch Mountain.


STREET DATE: August 18, 2009 Direct prebook: June 23, 2009 Pricing: 1-Disc DVD: $29.99 SRP (US); $35.99 SRP (Canada) 2-Disc DVD: $39.99 SRP (US); $44.99 SRP (Canada) 3-Disc BD Combo Pack: $44.99 SRP (US); $51.99 SRP (Canada)


Feature run time: 102 minutes Rated: U.S.: G; Canada: G Bonus Materials Not Rated Technical specifications may only apply to feature. Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 Languages: English, Spanish, French .


Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, a recognized leader in the home entertainment industry, is the marketing, sales and distribution company for Walt Disney, Touchstone, Hollywood Pictures, Miramax and Buena Vista product, which includes DVD, Blu-ray Disc™ and electronic distribution. Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment is a division of The Walt Disney Studios.

The Tigger Movie

7:09 PM Posted by Bits from a Brit

CELEBRATE A HEARTWARMING AND BELOVED DISNEY CLASSIC THE TIGGER MOVIE 10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION DVD

-Released August 4, 2009-

Special Edition Includes 2-Disc Set: DVD + DisneyFile Digital Copy;

Two New-to-DVD Bonus Tigger Adventures

BURBANK, CA., May 12, 2009 –

To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the beloved Disneyclassic, The Tigger Movie, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment presents a new, two-discedition DVD. Available on August 4, 2009, The Tigger Movie 10th Anniversary Edition weavesmagical storytelling, charming characters and memorable songs into an endearing tale ofadventure and heart. The DVD includes a plethora of bonus material including two new-to-DVDTigger adventures plus a ‘DisneyFile’ Digital movie copy. Providing consumers withunprecedented quality, value and portability, this enables viewers to enjoy the film in iTunes orWindows formats.

Set in the Hundred Acre Woods, The Tigger Movie 10th Anniversary Edition features Tiggerand the gang ( Roo, Rabbit, Piglet, Eeyore, Owl, Kanga, Christopher Robin) in this musical tale offriendship and adventure. Tigger sets off on a journey to find other “Tiggers” who he could callhis own family after feeling left out while the gang prepares for a gloomy winter. Through hisadventures, Tigger realizes that families come in all shapes and sizes, and even though they lookdifferent, the Hundred Acre Wood friends, are his true family.

Originally released in theatres in 2000, The Tigger Movie, is the best-selling pre-school DVD of all time. (Source: Nielsen, 12/08).

The Tigger Movie 10th Anniversary Edition includes all of the beloved bonus features from theoriginal edition plus two all new-to-DVD episodes from the popular TV series “The NewAdventures of Winnie the Pooh. BONUS FEATURES*”King of the Beasties” and “Tigger’s Houseguest” – New-to-DVD episodes from TV series“The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.”*”Your Heart Will Lead You Home” – Music video/music by Kenny Loggins.*”Round My Family Tree” Sing-Along Song*Tigger Movie Trivia Game*Thingamajigger Matching Game*Round Your Family Tree*Tigger Movie DVD Storybook

The Tigger Movie 10th Anniversary Edition, is available for U.S. $29.99 (SRP), Canada $35.99(SRP) from Walt Disney Home Entertainment.

STREET DATE: August 4, 2009

Direct prebook: June 9, 2009

Distributor prebook: June 23, 2009

Suggested retail price: U.S. $29.99, Canada $35.99

Aspect ratio: Family Friendly

Widescreen 1:66:1

Rated: U.S. G, Canada G

Total feature run time: 77 minutes

Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1

Surround SoundLanguages: English, Spanish, French

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, a recognized leader in the home entertainment industry, is the marketing, sales and distribution company for Walt Disney, Touchstone, Hollywood Pictures, Miramax and Buena Vista product, which includes DVD, Blu-ray Disc and electronic distribution. Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment is a division of DisneyEnterprises, Inc.