Have You Seen This? 'The Simpsons' Disney couch gag

Posted April 26, 2016

THE COUCH — Two animation legends collide with this magical Disney-themed couch gag from “The Simpsons.”

In 27 seasons, “The Simpsons” writers and animators have created almost 600 couch gags. Let that sink in a little bit. That’s almost 600 totally original and clever scenes that aren’t necessarily connected to the storyline of the episode, all to give you an extra laugh or two. And the hits just keep on coming.

Each Simpsons fan has their favorite couch gags. But if you also love Disney like I do, you’ll have one more couch gag favorite. Yes, this video is a Disney-animation-through-the-years couch gag, and it’s a delightful mash-up between the two worlds.

Longtime animator Eric Goldberg animated this gag. He’s been animating professionally since 1977 and began working for Disney on the movie “Aladdin.” He has continued to animate for Disney (among other companies) ever since, and he’s currently hand-animating on Disney’s newest project, “Moana.” If you read his list of credits as an animator, director and voice actor, you’ll see that he’s kind of a big deal.

The couch gag evokes just the right amount of Disney nostalgia with nods to “Steamboat Willie,” “Cinderella,” “Snow White” and “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.” However, I have to admit that my favorite part is the music, which is recognizable but changed just enough so there’s no copyright infringement. But I’m weird like that.

Martha Ostergar is the former Video Productions Manager of She has moved on to write elsewhere, but she can't seem to break her habit of cruising the Internet for amazing videos and writing about them. Follow her on Twitter at @monstergar.


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