The Simpsons is undoubtedly one of the most popular cartoon series to ever exist. Here is something a little quirky that is worth a look. This is the Simpsons introduction as we all know and love very well, but with real life actors portraying the parts:
A video that recreates the introduction to “The Simpsons” with live actors is spreading across the Internet faster than Homer can say “D’oh” — part of a viral marketing campaign by satellite broadcaster BSkyB.
Painstakingly crafted by Sky and its ad agency Devilfish, the video was originally intended as an on-air promotion for the Sky One network, which airs new episodes of “The Simpsons” in the UK.
The company decided to release it on the Internet as part of a word-of-mouth brand building exercise, tapping into the red-hot Web video sector. The booming popularity of Internet video has raised fears about online piracy after the boom in file-sharing that decimated the music industry.
The “Simpsons” video was intended to spread freely, and Anderson said that Sky worked closely with Simpsons producers and creator Matt Groening. Global media conglomerate News Corp owns “The Simpsons” as well as about a third of BSkyB. In recent weeks some media companies have cracked down on unauthorised distribution of their content.