There’s an interesting discussion over at Slashdot about a guy actually inventing Tomacco. That led me to a Simpsons news page, which features an article from the New Orleans Times-Picayune, about an ex-Orleanian who is a script supervisor on the show. The article features this tidbit, but fails to really follow up on it:
After each “Simpsons” script is locked and the show’s brilliant voice cast has recorded the dialog, layout drawings are sent to a team of animators in South Korea, where the characters are brought to life.
Who knew? I imagine a huge room of Korean animators, slaving over their cells. It certainly casts a different light on those episodes which feature Asian stereotypes, doesn’t it?