For 27 seasons, “The Simpsons” has pioneered the animated television medium. This year, the show will once again break ground when it broadcasts live.
On May 15, the show’s iconic character, Homer Simpson, will devote three minutes to speaking about current events, and offer unscripted answers to tweeted
questions from fans. According to CNN Money, the rest of
the broadcast, which took eight months to produce, will be a normal animated episode.
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Homer’s performer, Dan Castellaneta, will improvise the responses, and the show’s live animation will rely on motion capture technology.
"As far as I know, this is the first time that's been done by any animated show,” executive producer Al Jean told The Hollywood Reporter, “and Dan is a great
Fans hoping to have their questions answered can tweet Homer from May 1-4 using the hashtag #HomerLive.
To express their excitement for the upcoming episode, some fans have already begun using the hashtag: