How to Make a Cartoon Rocket – Part 1 – Part of the 3rd episode of the animated series The Simpsons: The Movie, is a very funny, yet tragic story of the origins of the Simpsons family.
As you may have noticed, the story starts in the cartoon Rocket, and runs through the years, with each episode adding to the series and changing its ending.
The series was originally meant to be a single-part episode, but due to a scheduling conflict, it became an eight-part mini-series.
In an interview with The Verge, Simpsons creator Matt Groening explained how the show came to be.
“The first two episodes of The Simpsons came out, and they ended up being the ones that we were really hoping to do.
They were going to be an eight episode series, and I knew I wanted to do an eight part series, so we thought that was a pretty good idea.”
In order to finish the story, Groening and co-creator Loren Bouchard needed to come up with a way to add in some humor to the plot, and came up with the idea of making a cartoon pumpkin.
“I just started doing sketches, and then I thought, this is really good,” Groening said.
“And I started to think, well, why not make a rocket?
It’s a really cool idea.”
To make the rocket, Groens and Bouchards used an old family photo, and some leftover toys from a toy store.
After creating the rocket design, Groes and Bunchards then made the rocket with a homemade propane tank.
They then used this rocket to test out the design.
“We got this guy’s head stuck in the rocket,” Groes said.
“The first time it flew was because we forgot to put it in the right position.
We just screwed it in and it exploded.”
The next episode, The Last One, is set in the late 1950s, when Homer and his friends are trapped in a snow cave and the snowman is threatening to kill them if they don’t leave.
Groening added that the series ended up ending up having a lot of similarities to the ending of the original series.
“There’s a lot that was sort of like a parallel,” he said.
The Simpsons: Sideshow Collectibles will be releasing a series of original Simpsons collectibles featuring every episode from the series, starting with the episode with Homer being trapped in the snow cave, as well as the first Simpsons collectible from the cartoon.
For those who want to experience The Simpsons on their own, the Sideshow Store has a selection of Simpsons collectables, including original artwork, comic books, plushies, and more.
The series will also be available for preorder at the S.H. Figuarts online store.