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Simpsons Couch Gag “Music Ville” Pays Homage to 1930s Disney Animation [UPDATED]

While the limited animation of The Simpsons is no match for the lush rubbery beauty of 1930s Disney theatrical shorts, the show’s opening couch gag this week is a fair homage to the extraordinary creative spirit of classic Hollywood animation. Dubbed a “Silly Simpsony,” Music Ville is a riff on the Disney “Silly Symphony” Music Land:

If the Simpsons opening manages to introduce a few more people to the original 1935 short, then it will all have been worth it:

[UPDATE]: Simpsons consulting producer David Silverman has posted some of his designs for the Music Ville opening on his Twitter account @Tubatron. Click to enlarge: