Two Guest Openers for The Simpsons

Even though I stopped watching “The Simpsons” a long time ago, I’m glad it’s still turning out new episodes—it’s become sort of like background music that I don’t pay much attention to, but that I’ll miss the moment it stops. The producers seem to be trying to keep it lively too, by inviting guest animators to contribute wildly unexpected versions of the show’s signature opening “couch gag.”

A few months ago, Sylvain Chomet, who directed the critically-praised animated film “The Triplets of Belleville,” turned in this hilariously Gallic take on the show:

More recently, the Polish animator Michał Socha and his team created this amazing and frankly insane version.

The excellent Cartoon Brew blog has more on Chomet’s piece at this post and more on Socha’s piece at this post.


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