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Street Artist Banksy Creates Controverisal Title Sequence for 'The Simpsons'

Last night's 'MoneyBART' episode of 'The Simpsons' marked yet another first for the long-running show: UK street artist Bansky created the title sequence. It features an Asian sweatshop, and according to 'The Guardian' newspaper, Banksy was inspired by the fact that much of the 'Simpsons' animation is done in Seoul, South Korea. It's the first time an artist has been invited to storyboard part of the show, and Bansky said his ideas led to delays, disputes over broadcast standards and a threatened walk out by the animation department.
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