Homer Simpson to answer fans' questions live on 'The Simpsons'
UPI News Service, 02/17/2016
For the first time ever, Homer Simpson will be able to interact with fans live in an upcoming episode of "The Simpsons."
Announced Wednesday, Dan Castellaneta who has voiced the iconic animated figure since 1989, will appear as Homer in animated form through the use of motion capture technology to answer fans' questions live through social media.
"Dan Castellaneta will be in the studio and not only what he says will go out live, but the motions he makes will be incorporated in what Homer does on screen," executive producer and showrunner Al Jean said to CNN.
Homer will also be discussing current events such as the ongoing election when he appears live during the last three minutes of "The Simpsons" May 15 broadcast.
"He'll be saying something current like, 'can you believe Donald Trump shot a man today' or whatever is going on," Jean joked.
Fans who want to ask Homer a question are being encouraged to tweet using the hashtag #AskHomer between May 1 and May 4.
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