Product Information of South Park Season 17 DVD Box Set
Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Animated, Color, Dolby, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
Region: Region Free
Number of discs: 2
Rated: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: Comedy Central
DVD Release Date: 2014
Parker and Stone developed the show from two animated shorts they created in 1992 and 1995. The latter became one of the first Internet viral videos, which ultimately led to its production as a series. South Park debuted in August 1997 with great success, consistently earning the highest ratings of any basic cable program. Subsequent ratings have varied but it remains one of Comedy Central's highest rated shows, and is slated to air through at least 2016.The pilot episode was produced using cutout animation. All subsequent episodes are created with software that emulates the cutout technique. Parker and Stone perform most of the voice acting. Since 2000, each episode is typically written and produced during the week preceding its broadcast, with Parker serving as the primary writer and director. There have been a total of 250 episodes over the course of the show's 18 seasons.