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    This Week's "Simpsons" Couch Gag Is Disney-Style And It's Amazing

    It's pretty magical, tbh.

    The couch gags on The Simpsons have become so complex over the years that they're a reason to tune in on their own.

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    This fully pixellated couch gag from last year is just one example of the creativity that goes into them.

    This week, The Simpsons brought in legendary Disney animator Eric Goldberg head up the couch gag, and it's pretty magical:

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    Goldberg was the lead animator for the Genie in Aladdin, as well as for Phil in Disney's Hercules.

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    He also helped animate The Emperor's New Groove, Wreck-It Ralph, and tons of other titles, and co-directed the beautifully animated Pocahontas.

    The gag starts out old-school, with Maggie dancing around Steamboat Willie-style.

    Lisa gets a pumpkin carriage and her own Cinderella dress.

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    Marge has a Snow White vibe going, sweeping with her vacuum while Santa's Little Helper does the dishes.

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    Homer's in there as a Baloo-like bear that really does look exactly like Homer.

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    And Bart channels a little bit of Yen Sid, zapping the family back to their reality.

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    It's a treat for anyone who nerds out over Disney animation. Genie approves!

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    The couch gag (and the rest of the episode) will air this Sunday, April 24 at 8/7c on Fox.

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