‘The Simpsons’ to broadcast live episode featuring Homer Simpson

‘The Simpsons’ to broadcast live episode featuring Homer Simpson

How exactly do you create a “live” episode of The Simpsons? The long-running animated series, currently in its 27th season, will use motion capture technology to air three minutes of live Homer Simpson animation for both east and west coast editions on Sunday, May 16. Viewers can call into a phone line posted during the […]

How exactly do you create a “live” episode of The Simpsons? The long-running animated series, currently in its 27th season, will use motion capture technology to air three minutes of live Homer Simpson animation for both east and west coast editions on Sunday, May 16.

Viewers can call into a phone line posted during the show and pose questions to Homer, whose answers will be animated and voiced by actor Dan Castellaneta.

“It will look like the normal show,” The Simpsons executive producer Al Jean told Postmedia Network. “We have background animation that has been pre-animated with several jokes. But everything Homer does, at the centre of it, is live.”

The episode titled “Simprovise” airs on Fox in the U.S. and Global in Canada.