I am a huge fan of television. Not as much as I used to be because my insane work schedule, but I like having it on when I am home. I do, however, follow a couple of shows. I watch Lost, Grey’s Anatomy, Weeds, Dexter (maybe the best show ever), 24, Crash, and a few others. I do have the tendency to watch shows once they have already been released on DVD. I watch the entire season, and sometimes the entire series, in a matter of days or weeks. Oh, I watch Family Guy too. Did I mention South Park?
But I do not watch the all time cartoon series, The Simpsons. I take that back. I do not watch it to watch it like I do other shows. I watch it when it is on and there is nothing else that I would normally watch on. I saw the movie, though. And yes, it was a longer episode. But that is not why I am here today.
I am here to tell you that with the incredible surge in technology lately that we have some Simpson changes to look forward to in the next few weeks. Fox has announced that they will begin broadcasting The Simpsons in high definition. But what does that mean for you?
This means that you will finally be able to see cartoons, or at leas The Simpsons to start, the way they were meant to be seen. These cartoons are designed in vector format, meaning that if you scale them or shrink them they keep their original quality. Imagine watching The Simpsons moving on a big screen and then on your grandma’s 7 inch in the kitchen. They will look the same (or very close) due to the format that they are created in.
So get ready as you are about to view cartoons in the light that they are meant to be seen it. The yellows will be brighter. The blues will be more intense. The reds will scream off the screen at you. And Bart’s voice will still over lain with a female.
What does that mean for the future of cartoons? I don’t know but I am excited.