Newswire: The Simpsons will air a “live episode,” definitely hasn’t run out of ideas

After the success of Grease Live, Fox is understandably excited to start bumping up some of its existing shows with the kind of infectious energy that only a live performance can really produce. According to The Wrap, the network is now planning a special “live” Simpsons event that will feature Homer Simpson answering questions from people on Twitter. The sequence will last about three minutes, and it will be aired live during both the east coast and west coast broadcasts with some “interesting” things thrown in to “prove” that it’s live.

Normally, live cartoons tend to put a terrible strain on the animators’ wrists, so Fox will be pulling this off with some complicated motion-capture technology that will actually animate Dan Castellaneta and sync his voice to the character’s mouth in real time. Hopefully it won’t be as weirdly terrifying as that makes it sound, though. Also …

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