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Don Hertzfeldt Guest Animates Futuristic ‘Simpsons’ Couch Gag

Oscar-nominated animator Don Hertzfeldt took on guest animating The Simpsons’ opening couch gag for the premiere of the show’s 26th season this past weekend. The sequence depicted the family in the very distant future.

Showrunner Al Jean tells The Hollywood Reporter, “It’s a great commentary — and it wasn’t intended this way after the marathon — on the longevity of the show and it comes at a perfect time.”

Watch the sequence below and read the full story here.