Thursday, August 31, 2006

The Simpsons - Hilarious Live Action Video!

When Money Attacks the Simpsons!

Did you grow up watching The Simpsons? Well I did. I remember when it was playing on the Tracy Ulman Show. Then there was a Christmas episode with a race-dog. Then they launched the show with the refined animation style used today!

I also know other random things about it, like the fact that Danny Elfman wrote the music for it. Danny does the music for Tim Burton movies mostly (Batman, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), but he also does movies with similar music (Spiderman, Men in Black, etc.). Anyway, even if you’ve never even heard of the Simpsons, you will probably still enjoy the music.

They do a phenomenal job recreating the cartoon intro with live-action. The actors are close enough, and there’s too much going on for you to be nitpicky. They nailed everything including the smoke coming out of the nuclear plant, Bart writing on the board, the quick cartoony cuts, the radio-active piece that follows Homer in the car, and even Bart skateboarding off the roof of Homer’s car.

The only thing that you’ll notice is amiss is that the cars drive on the left and the steering wheel is on the right. Why is that? Because it takes the crazy British to put the time and energy into something like this! I believe they purposefully left the car stuff that way so that the world would know they were British.

And, as a bonus, here's the comparison between the cartoon and live action versions:

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