Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Ay Caramba!

I haven't watched the Simpsons in years, but here's the opening from last Sunday's show, which was created by an English artist known for tweaking noses.

I found it at The Daily Cartoonist, who referenced this site for a full explanation.

Were the show's creators trying to draw attention to the unethical business practices an animated series must engage in to remain competitive? Are viewers meant to draw conclusions about our own complicity as we consumers indirectly fund companies that enslave people overseas? Or was the sequence merely a stunt calculated to bring attention — negative or not — on an aging, fading series?

Um, I dunno. But, like, wow.


Vt Teacher said...

That's only looking at the end of the process, what does it mean when sweatshops artists are told to create this?

ronnie said...

That's what I thought, too - how would you feel to be one of the Korean sweatshop workers working on the animation for this opening??