Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010

Banksy Does The Simpsons

When British street artist Banksy took control of The Simpsons' opening credits, the result was less-than-silly. Banksy took inspiration from reports that the cartoon allegedly outsources some of its animation to companies in South Korea. In a decidedly dark turn, the Simpson family couch is transported to a factory where workers are exploited — and kittens are thrown into wood chippers — to make merchandise we all know and love. This marked the first time an artist had been invited to contribute to the storyboard, and reportedly sparked much internal debate at FOX.