October 11, 2010

Banksy Animates The Simpsons Opening

Last night's episode of The Simpsons featured an opening directed by none other than street artist Banksy. In the opening, Banksy sends up the Simpsons' long-standing practice of outsourcing their animation overseas to Korean production company Akom by portraying Asian laborers animating the sequence and manufacturing Simpsons schwag:

How's that for dark self-reflexivity? Bet you didn't know that Bart dolls were stuffed with shredded kittens and packed in boxes sealed by dead dolphin heads!

In other news, Banksy's terrific and hilarious Exit Through the Gift Shop comes out in the US on DVD... well, I'm not sure when. It's already out in the U.K on DVD, which seems like an error of gargantuan proportions, considering that U.S. fans of street art will have no problem torrenting the widely available film in lieu of waiting for a foolishly staggered DVD release.

The full Simpsons episode can be found on Hulu.

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Dhop! Awesome...and surreal. BTW, congrats on nearing 1000 fans on FB (I just noticed)...last time I looked (seems like just a few weeks ago?) you were at ~300...

October 11, 2010 at 10:38AM, Edited September 4, 10:54AM

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Thanks Andrew -- yes, the site is growing rapidly (almost too fast for me to keep up... )!

October 11, 2010 at 2:31PM, Edited September 4, 10:54AM

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Ryan Koo
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bad news....
hulu.com works only in United States :-(
impossible to watch this video for other countries

October 14, 2010 at 11:43PM, Edited September 4, 10:54AM

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Sorry Cyril, I originally embedded Banksy's YouTube post but Fox had it taken down, thus the switch to Hulu.

October 14, 2010 at 11:51PM, Edited September 4, 10:54AM

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Ryan Koo
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December 29, 2012 at 9:01PM, Edited September 4, 10:54AM

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