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Simpsons opening sequence done with live actors

by Adam Finley, posted Mar 4th 2006 4:02PM
simpsons live actionEliot over at Hackaday found this super cool clip on YouTube. It's the opening sequence of The Simpsons, but done entirely in live action. Before I clicked over to it I wondered, 'how in the world are they going to pull that off?' Actually, they pull it off quite well, using some awesome editing techniques to maintain the frantic pace of the animated sequence. Also, notice the keen attention to detail, such as the real-life versions of the twins Sherri and Terri in the bandroom sequence.

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farfan

thanks

November 15 2006 at 4:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
McNab74

This is absolutely in the UK. The "driving on the left", "steering wheel on the right", "cop uniform", etc., are all giveaways! Ian.

April 03 2006 at 5:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
TaCHyoN

The decrepit school, the price quoted on the back of the magazine Maggie is reading is 14.99, the policeman's uniform and the superior PAL television colour is also a give away. It looks like the UK to me.

March 27 2006 at 8:16 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
phexxa

according to here http://tinyurl.com/jnjjw , it is a promo video for the UK broadcast. so, the wrong side makes sence, also the buildings etc.

at that site, the clip can be downloaded.

March 07 2006 at 2:33 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
sensitive_man

If you look at the license plates you can see that it was not done in the USA. Hence the "wrong side" for marge... as to why homer was on the correct side.. who knows.

March 06 2006 at 10:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jaymez

Also, when Homer dropped the plutonium rod, it didn't bounce into his shirt. It just fell and magicially made its way into his collar.

March 06 2006 at 8:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Rob

Yeah,.. great job and attention to detail. The only thing I'm dissapointed about is the fact that the Marge/Baby sequence in the car has her on the wrong side. I could understand if this was produced somewhere where that was normal, but since 'Homer' was on the correct side, it doesn't make sense why they wouldn't go the extra mile to do it right.

March 06 2006 at 1:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
gwangi

That was pretty good!

March 06 2006 at 11:26 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Sam the Deaf

You can notice there are two different side on car that Marge drove on right side and Homer drove on correct left side.

March 06 2006 at 10:45 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Patrick R

Wow, that was actually way more impressive than I expected.

March 05 2006 at 5:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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