While The Simpsons occasionally bites at the hand of of its corporate overlords at Fox, Banksy’s opening credit sequence to last season’s “MoneyBART” was a feral snap at not just the network, but at the very real inequities that come with using unregulated foreign businesses to produce an animated show and its related commercial products. The producers of The Simpsons were inspired to ask Banksy for his contribution after seeing his brilliant film Exit Through The Gift Shop, which might be a documentary that illustrates the complexity of the street art movement and might be a profound joke.
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, Ba... Read Post
The Simpsons has always been subversive, but last night, the animated show took that to a new level by airing a dark, extended opening title sequence—created by UK graffiti artist Banksy—that depicted Asian workers laboring over Sim... Read Post
Who says The Simpsons isn’t as subversive as it used to be? Last night, the animated Fox series raised eyebrows—and corners of mouths—with a daring, bleak opening credits sequence that was masterminded by Banksy, the mysterious Brit... Read Post