This might have my be my favorite couch gag of all time…
Saw this a couple of days ago and thought, “Uh, we already got a pixelated Simpsons Intro, yo! An incredibly official one, less than two years after the show premiered? Developed by Konami… The Simpsons Arcade game, hello?!?” And right after I got done shoving my glasses up the bridge of my nose at maximum velocity, I saw who co-directed the thing: Paul Robertson.
You know him, right? The pixel artist who brought us Kings of Power 4 Billion %, the artwork found in the wonderful Scott Pilgrim vs. The World game, and one of the finest tumblrs on the whole dang internet? What an ass I am/Watch this piss:
So yes, it’s not just another “8-bit something” intro, it’s infinitely better. This here’s a lavishly animated collaboration between Robertson and Ivan Dixon, whom I was unfamiliar with. But wouldn’t you know it? His Tumblr is equally easy to disappear into for days on end. Good work, boys! And thank you, Ivan. This was like my morning coffee and prozac rolled into one.
UPDATE: Long time Simpsons Produce/Prisoner has confirmed that Dixon and Robertson’s Pixel tribute will OFFICIALLY air as The Simpsons couch gag on February 15th! If I’m not mistaken, this would mark the first time a couch gag from made by outside animators wasn’t commissioned in advance. Very cool!
— Al Jean (@AlJean) February 10, 2015
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