This is one of the longest, and most entertaining Simpson’s Couch gag’s I’ve seen. The Hollywood Reporter has a nice interview with Matt Groening about the opening, which was animated by Bardel Entertainment.
Duckman was one of my favorite shows of the mid-nineties. It really stood out from the pack with it’s noir inspired style, adult themes, incredible voice talent, and twisted humor. Everett Peck, the show’s creator, along with voice talent Gregg Berger, provide the commentary for this un-aired pilot episode. It’s a mish-mash of finished and unfinished shots. In it, Peck talks about the challenges of creating the show, how he changed Duckman’s design after this episode, and many more inspiring topics. Highly recommended!
I find the movement of this character very appealing. The animators have managed to capture a feeling of powerful precision while at the same time keeping him unpredictable and reckless. I read somewhere creating contradiction in your characters adds appeal, and while I don’t remember reading to put it directly into their movement, this would be a shining example if that were the case.