ABOVE: Banksy, a controversial British graffiti artist, created intro to Sunday’s episode of The Simpsons. Here is some of his more conventional unconventional work.
Banksy’s Simpsons intro created something of a buzz on the internet this week, mostly because nobody actually watches The Simpsons anymore a lot of people thought the whole thing might be a stunt. It’s borderline unfathomable that Fox would have green-lighted such controversial commentary, showing animators working in an Asian sweatshop, toiling to create cells for the long-running series as well as Simpsons merch and using a unicorn to punch holes in DVDs.
Animation for the show is largely completed in South Korea, so this hits a little close to home and while you would expect no less from Banksy, it’s hard to believe this made it past the network.
Fox promptly cited a copyright violation and yanked the video from Youtube.
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. (read more)
CHECK OUT: More of Banksy’s work here.
WATCH THE VIDEO (IF FOX HASN’T PULLED IT DOWN YET):