"The Simpsons" title sequence explained

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Did you catch the opening credits sequence of "The Simpsons" last Sunday? It was quite a change from the norm. Spoofing recent criticisms that "The Simpsons" outsources animation to South Korea, it was the darkest opening credit sequence the show has ever done.

Created by legendary and elusive British graffiti artist Banksy, the sequence is both shocking and subversive. It shows kittens being used as stuffing for Bart Simpson toys and a chained unicorn being used to punch holes in DVDs. It's been a hot topic the last few days and EW interviewed "The Simpsons" executive producer Al Jean about the whole hubbub. You can watch the controversial clip below.

On a side note, "The Simpsons" creator Matt Groening will be in Columbus this weekend as part of the Festival of Cartoon Art at the Wexner Center. You can hear Groening speak Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Mershon Auditorium, 1871 N High St.