Banksy Directs "Simpsons" Opening Sequence

Bart Simpson is seen in the opening sequence of "The Simpsons" directed by Banksy, from the episode airing Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010.
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Bart Simpson is seen in the opening sequence of "The Simpsons" directed by Banksy, from the episode airing Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010.
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NEW YORK (CBS) British graffiti artist Banksy put his most recent work in a very public forum - Fox's Sunday night TV lineup.

The artist and political activist was invited to direct the opening sequence of this week's episode of "The Simpsons."

[Watch the video below.]

The titles follow the show's now-iconic opening of the popular cartoon, but with Banksy's signature touches, and ends with a minute-long sequence showing dozens of sweatshop workers in a warehouse painting animation cells and making "Simpsons" merchandise.

The sequence was apparently a reaction to reports that the show outsources the bulk of their animation to a company in South Korea, according to the BBC.

The BBC also reports that Banksy said that his sequence led to delays, disputes over broadcast standards and a threatened walk out by the animation department.

"This is what you get when you outsource," joked "The Simpsons" executive producer Al Jean, according to the report.