It's probably only a matter of time before someone with "Esq" after his name gets them taken down, but at the moment, both of the (very, very rough) clips from The Simpsons movie that were shown at ComicCon are up at YouTube, so get your asses over there to check them out. (And how great is YouTube? Way back in 2004, we would be reading about these clips, never even hoping to get a peek at them. And now? They're all over the place! Hoorah, technology.)

Because I'm a technical moron when it comes to animation (and, actually, most other things), I can't tell you the proper term for the state of production in these clips, but they're in very rough black and while, and consist only of outlines that are somewhat animated. The voices, however, are in place and, as is usually the case with The Simpsons, it's the dialogue that makes them work. In the first, Homer is being tracked down by a Frankenstein-style mob (even Grandpa is in it), while in the second he's ... driving a dogsled team, for some reason. If you're a Simpsons fan, my guess is that you'll find them pretty wonderful -- but short, funny clips obviously don't address the question of whether the show can be sustained for 90 solid minutes. I suppose we'll have to wait until next summer to answer that one.

Update: They're gone. Feel free to post links in the comments if you find them elsewhere.

[via JoBlo]
categories Movies, Cinematical