The couch gag before every episode of The Simpsons has always been a fun diversion, especially whenever it breaks out of its standard few-seconds-long model. The most recent example definitely pokes its head above the rest, which isn't easy to do in a series that's nearing the 600-episode mark. That's due largely to longtime Disney animator Eric Goldberg lending his talents to the cause in a lengthy, nostalgia-drenched gag.
Starting out with a black-and-white Maggie bouncing around in a nod to Steamboat Willie, the sequence switches to Lisa stepping into a Cinderella world, Marge dancing in a Snow White-esque cleaning frenzy, and Homer snacking in The Jungle Book. The mash-up then promptly comes to an end with Bart playing the buzzkill in a clever Fantasia twist.