‘The Simpsons’ To Air Live Segment Featuring Homer In May | TV News
This May, The Simpsons certainly have a tough challenge ahead of them, for the animated series is finally airing a live sketch – something that’s never been attempted in the show’s twenty-seven year history. Featuring Homer (voiced by Dan Castellaneta), the installment will show the doughnut loving, beer guzzling father answering fan questions for the final three minutes of a scheduled episode.
Showrunner Al Jean told The Hollywood Reporter they will use motion capture technology; where Homer’s voice and motions will be portrayed in an animated scene talking about things he “could only be saying live on that day”. Sounding optimistic, Jean revealed how he feels Castellaneta will provide a brilliant improvised performance: “As far as I know, this is the first time that’s been done by any animated show. And Dan is a great improviser”.
Fans of The Simpsons will also be pleased to know that Fox is encouraging you to tweet your questions under the hashtag #HomerLive on Sunday 1 May to Wednesday 4 May. The special sketch is set to air on both the East and West Coasts of the US.
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