Banky’s critique of capitalist outsourcing

Posted: 11 October 2010 in Uncategorized
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The opening credits for last night’s episode of “The Simpsons” were storyboarded and directed by none other than Banksy.

The video has been pulled from YouTube “due to a copyright claim by Twentieth Century Fox,” but it’s still available here.

On last night’s episode of “The Simpsons,” the credit sequence started as normal. The only hint that things might be awry was the word “Banksy” scrawled across a few of the walls and billboards of Springfield. But once the family hit the couch, things got interesting. The show outsources much of its animation to South Korea, and the sequence focuses on the sweatshop conditions of a Fox animation gulag: overworked adults and children dip cels into toxic materials, decapitated dolphin heads seal packages, and a chained and sickly unicorn punches holes in “Simpsons” DVDs.

Comments
  1. Tomboktu says:

    The video has been pulled from YouTube “due to a copyright claim by Twentieth Century Fox,” but it’s still available here.

    <sigh>Unfortunately, not outside the USA</sigh>

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