Me, as a Simpson

by Christopher Paul on June 30, 2007

I’ve already tried the Simpsons Character Creator and the South Park Character Creator but none of them were ever sanctioned by the companies that own the rights to those likenesses. But with the Simpsons Movie coming July 27, Fox has put together an offical – flash based – Simpsons Avatar Creator that is extremely well done.

The whole site is done very well, in fact. I’m really impressed. I think its the most well thought out movie website in a long while. You can watch all the trailers – teasers and official – and simply watch them in the viewer or download them to your iPod. You can even link them to your blog! They also have screensavers, wallpapers, and icons to download, too. You can take the avatar you created and tour springfield and you are integrated into the city. Moe’s Tavern, for instance, has your avatar’s picture on a sign saying, “Wanted for Fake ID.”

But back to the avatar creator.

The creator lets you pick all different body types for the gender you choose (or are in many cases). They are modeled after different Simpsons characters. There a Bart like body, a muscular body (like Snake or Ranier Wolfcastle), a skinny body modeled after Cletus the Slackjawed Yokel, and a fat body just like, my favorite, Homer Simpson. Afterwards, you pick the eyes (with optional eyebrows), the nose, smile, hair, and clothing. the clothing is basically a T-Shirt but you can stick a few images on there and color it along with changing the pant and shoe colors, too.

If you register, you can save your avatar and print it out if you like. You can’t download it, though, which kinda sucks but I’m sure some suit (i.e. lawyer) decided they didn’t want to make the site too much fun.Nevertheless, you can still do a lot with the site and I’ve heard that they are adding interactive features everyday. So if you are going to be like me and going at the first showing at 12am the day it is released, go a create your own avatar and take a screen shot like I did to put it up on your blog.

Here’s me as a Simpson’s character:


Mickie July 4, 2007 at 8:44 PM

I totally like the simpsons avatars myself, but like you am not so impressed with how you cant exactly download it, but for totally computer dysfunctional people like myself, how do you take the screen shot?

C.G. July 4, 2007 at 11:47 PM


I use a Mac so I used it’s built in screen capture features. The shortcut is Command Shift 4 and the selector comes up. In Windows, I think its Control PrtSc or Alt PrtSc.

Mickie July 9, 2007 at 11:14 AM

Thank you kindly!

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