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This gorgeous pixel version of The Simpsons intro is amazing

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Pixel artists Paul Robertson and Ivan Dixon have recreated the iconic opening to The Simpsons for a tribute video that's so fantastic, it's hard to believe it's not official. Featuring music from Jeremy Dower, an interpretation of Danny Elfman's theme, the pixelated, chippy take on The Simpsons' intro is a beautiful, stylized homage.

It also looks like it manages to pack in way more references — there's Homer's barbershop quartet The Be Sharps, Poochy, Hans Moleman as Bart, Stampy the elephant, Frank Grimes, Truck-A-Saurus — from The Simpsons than the regular intro. In the end, it devolves into the towering, ultra-weird collages that Robertson, an animator on Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and Mercenary Kings, is so good at. Definitely stick around until the end; this is amazing, pause-it-frame-by-frame stuff.