While much of my writing features the fan art of up-and-comers, this one is by two animators whose work you may already be familiar with.
The Australian animator, Paul Robertson, is probably best known for his work on Ubisoft's 2010 game Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game collaborated alongside Ivan Dixon, who has done projects for networks like Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network, to create a really awesome tribute to a small show you may have heard word of in its 26 seasons titled The Simpsons. Robertson made the following Tweet during the Superbowl this past Sunday.
Robertson and Dixon created the show's famous opening titles, but instead made it entirely pixelated, even including a chiptune-ified theme song by Jeremy Dower. Check out their work for yourself here:
This style of pixelation might stray a bit from what was used in NES, Super Nintendo or Sega Genesis, and yes the color palette is definitely more vibrant. So while it might not please some of the pickier pixel fundamentalists, it's hard to deny the sheer coolness of their work. I mean, look at it!
At first it looks identical to what we're use to.
Bart in detention
Of course, with a topical chalkboard bit.
Homer leaving the plant
Featuring Mr. Burns and Smithers.
Marge and Maggie at the store
Not their usual haul of groceries. I didn't know you could buy diamonds at the Kwik-E-Mart.
Lisa playing in band
Including Milhouse falling deeply in love with Lisa's pixelated sax playing skills.
Homer dodging the car
Because it's hardly a Simpsons intro without Homer's life being threatened at least once.
But then, out of nowhere, it turns into one of the coolest couch gags ever!
Now I'm just left wondering if and when it will air on television. I hope they do. Everyone loves a little retro throwback!
[The Simpsons](series:200695) airs Sundays on Fox at 8/7c.
Which is your favorite Homer Simpson catchphrase?
(Via: Huffington Post)