Here's Sylvain Chomet's couch gag for The Simpsons
French animator Sylvain Chomet provides a superb couch gag for The Simpsons. Take a look within...
The opening 'couch gag' sequences have become one of the most surprising and creative aspects of The Simpsons - last year saw a great nod to Guillermo del Toro in a Treehouse Of Terror couch gag, while the work of Studio Ghibli was honoured in this fabulous extended sequence.
French animator Sylvain Chomet has lent his personal and very distinctive touch to a new opening, which you can see below. If you've watched and admired such films as Belleville Rendezvous and The Illusionist, as we have, you'll immediately recognise his particular style of animation. We particularly like all the French stereotypes he's managed to shoehorn into its 60 seconds of expressive movement - DIY Duck Liver Pate kit, anyone?
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