Tuesday, 12 October 2010

New simpsons intro, pretty sick imo.

Banksy creates new Simpsons title sequence



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AA8gEokOhU&hd=1

The Simpsons, Thursday 21 October, 1930BST, Sky 1 HD and Sky 1

UK graffiti artist Banksy has created a controversial title sequence for long-running US animation The Simpsons.

The intro, which was shown in the US on Sunday, opens with the street artist's tag scrawled across the town of Springfield.

It closes with a minute-long sequence showing dozens of sweatshop workers in a warehouse painting cartoon cells and making Simpsons merchandise.

The episode, called MoneyBart, will be shown in the UK on 21 October.

It is the first time an artist has been invited to storyboard part of the show.

The extended sequence was apparently inspired by reports the show outsources the bulk of their animation to a company in South Korea.
Delays and disputes It features Bart Simpson with his face covered as he writes all over his classroom walls.
While in the sweatshop, kittens are thrown into a wood chipper so their fur can be used to stuff Bart Simpson dolls and a chained unicorn is used to punch holes in Simpsons DVDs.

According to the street artist, his storyboard led to delays, disputes over broadcast standards and a threatened walk out by the animation department.

"This is what you get when you outsource," joked The Simpsons executive producer Al Jean.

Other famous Britons to have contributed to the show include Tony Blair, Simon Cowell and Ricky Gervais.

Gervais also wrote Homer Simpson, This Is Your Wife in 2006, and is to make another appearance on the show next year.

42 comments:

  1. hah, nice intro thanks for the video link.

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  2. Is that cool or what?

    I'd love to see that episode.

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  3. Epicz fkn intro. saw this just the other day and was inspired by my long time fav show haha :P

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  4. So, Fox is going to start worrying about this now? 20 years later? Yeesh.

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  5. interesting, I didn't know that...

    GTL4life!

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  6. I found it funny. Yes, a message was there, but it was still a funny Simpsons intro.

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  7. this is relevant to just what I was thinking about

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  8. I remember seeing this on TV, but at the time I didn't understand why they changed the intro. Did anyone else laugh at the DVD unicorn? lol

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  9. i guess this is the first time when a real artist is present at the making of The Simpsons

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  10. hahaha thats pretty cool. used to love the simpsons.

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  11. that will be funny to see...

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  12. whoa. sick. interesting post man

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  13. I came into the room when this was playing and was wondering if it was part of the show.

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  14. oh man, as if i didn't love banks enough ... this is sheer gold

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  15. too bad Simpsons sucks these days...

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  16. Had to of been done to get viewers back. Didn't even know they aired new shows still. Following and looking forward to more.

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  17. yeah i think they are trying to be more extreme to get views back ^^

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  18. that intro is just wow seriously did not see that one coming

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  19. so the simpsons are graffitis?

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