By Cory Doctorow at 5:40 am Mon, Oct 3, 2011
The sofa sequence in last night's Simpsons episode was created by Happy Mutant John Kricfalusi! Love it.
(via Super Punch)
One of the better ones.
Between this and Brian’s bad mushroom trip, it was a full night of surreal animation at home.
Only John K. could outdo Banksy for most disturbing Simpsons intro
Well done sir
Awaiting quality cap for great victory.
why not use this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=supC7YdR0ps
nevermind. that one doesn’t have dialogue.
– this version in non crapovision
In the 21st century, with so many ways of extracting video, the best you can do is (badly) point a camera at the TV screen?
It’s so true, and it seems to be a fairly new phenomenon: up until maybe a year ago, most video was a straight up copy. Too much closed-loop HDMI with no analog to record into youtube or whatnow?
Cartoonbrew just put up some cool behind the scenes videos of various animatics. Loads of information over there: http://www.cartoonbrew.com/tv/exclusive-john-k-talks-about-his-simpsons-opening.html
This makes me want to fire up my dvd player with some classic ren and stimpy eps.
The newly posted version here doesn’t have the original audio. The old version was a better choice, I think.
One of the greatest animators ever, period… and certainly one of the hardest working in the field who still understands it as the craft that it is.
John Kricfalusi was a character designer for the seminal Galaxy High (Aimee Brightower and his Animated Bjork video are pretty much how I lost my innocence)
wheres the dialogue?
Seems like John K’s style didn’t survive the jump to computer animation. The herky-jerky nature of the animation has been replaced with a fluidity that’s hard to watch, and the sight gags aren’t timed or framed well.
What a shame.
That’s not a result of working digitally. Its a reflection of the type of animation techniques he’s interested in now. It’s less about pose-to-pose extreme reactions and more experimenting with the inbetweens. It’s actually addressed in the behind the scenes interview at Cartoon Brew.
Superb. I’d forgotten what a truly amazing animator he is.
Aaaaaaargh, they pulled the dialog!
Alas, if only the episodes were still so original…
2016? Chris Christie of course.
Can somebpdy point me to a site where I can see this video? It’s private on YouTube.
animation happy mutants tv video youtube
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