Homer Meets His Maker

Fox TV and psLIVE UK Bring Homer Simpson to Life at the San Diego Comic Con

On the 26th July, Fox TV and psLIVE UK brought TV’s favourite doughnut-eating dad to life as part of The Simpsons 25th anniversary. This activity formed a key part of the San Diego Comic Con, which ran from the 23rd to the 27th July.
To celebrate the history of this iconic TV show, a panel featuring Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons, and the long-term producer, Al Jean, fielded questions about 25 years of The Simpsons in front of 8000 fans at San Diego’s famous Comic Con.
At the end of the panel session, Homer Simpson himself made a surprise guest appearance! The 360 degree, 3D holographic projection of Homer walked onto the stage and engaged the crowd with a speech to mark the 25th anniversary of the show that was specially written with the San Diego Comic Con audience in mind. In addition to this, Matt Groening took part in a live conversation with Homer from the Comic Con stage to truly delight a hugely appreciative crowd, in ballroom 20 of the San Diego Convention Centre.
psLIVE UK were responsible for the creative concept, planning and execution of the hologram projection and worked closely with 20th Century Fox TV studio team to create the 3D animation of Homer.
Michael Brown, MD psLIVE UK: “We were delighted to again be sought out by Fox to create a truly pioneering experience around this important milestone in one of the most successful, and famous TV franchises globally – it was a real privilege and honour to be entrusted to deliver this particular event experience for one of our most valued clients”.
The Comic Con audience certainly lapped it up, as did the whole of the USA: The cameras of Good Morning America captured the innovative work for broadcast across the entire nation.
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