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Watch a New 'Simpsons' Couch Gag Animated by Bill Plympton

A few years ago, The Simpsons started bringing in well-known outside artists like Banksy and John Kricfalusi to guest-animate their couch gag sequences, and here's a new one done by cartoonist Bill Plympton. This is the third couch gag Plympton has made for the show, and it'll air in this coming Sunday's episode, which also features a tribute to filmmaker/animator Hayao Miyazaki during the actual episode.

Talking to Bill Plympton About Indie Animation, 'Adventures in Plymptoons!', and Saying No to Disney

Bill Plympton feels insulted. This despite the fact that the reigning guru of indie animation is celebrating the release of the feature-length documentary based on his life and artwork. Produced and directed by filmmaker/artist/actress Alexia Anastasio, Adventures in Plymptoons! will be available through Cinema Libre on September 18th.

There Plympton – with wide, tired eyes; sparsely tousled light-brown hair; and characteristically laid-back t-shirt and shorts – sprawls out on his couch in the corner of his modest one-room animation studio, politely arguing over the phone with a representative of whatever art show or film festival will be graced this week with the work of “one of the only [...]