Homer Simpson will broadcast reside, with some movement-seize assist

Homer Simpson will broadcast live, with some motion-capture help

The Simpsons, reside! Nicely, at the least partially. In a brand new episode set to broadcast on Sunday Might 15, Homer Simpson will converse reside to viewers, commenting on the day’s information in addition to answering followers’ questions. (You’ll be able to can tweet your queries to him beginning in early Might, utilizing the #homerlive hashtag.) How is that even attainable? Based on The Wrap, it apparently includes a “first for animation”, tying collectively movement seize, actual-time animation and a few all-essential improvisation.

Homer will go stay throughout each East and West Coast broadcasts, in accordance with Simpsons Government Producer Al Jean. The patriarch will take up the ultimate three minutes of the mid-Might episode, and the workforce can be utilizing movement seize on voice actor Dan Castellaneta to animate him as he responds to viewers’ questions

The thought has been within the works for some time, however efforts have been apparently reinvigorated by the success of Grease: Reside, though no-one in that musical manufacturing was an animated, two-dimensional character. I feel.

This Simpsons reside information is hilarious, primarily as a result of Homer predicted it pic.twitter.com/3JN7UEl6ba

— Devindra Hardawar (@Devindra) February 17, 2016