At the behest of advertisers, the family have been turned into Angolans ahead of the shows first airing in the African continent.
Don’t have an elephant, man: The Simpson family have been turned into Angolans for the launch of the show in the African continent
Angolan advertising agency Executive Center have taken an original animated promotional shot of Bart, Homer, Maggie Lisa and Marge sitting together on a couch and altered it to show them as Africans.
Their yellow skin has been replaced with a much darker brown skin while Marge’s blue hair has been switched for a jet black afro hairdo. Lisa’s hair is now braided and the entire family are shown wearing Angolan-inspired clothing and flip flops.
The family cat has completely disappeared from the new shot. Also missing are a lamp, table and telephone which have been replaced by huge stereo speakers.
And the picture on the wall of a yacht on the ocean is now a picture of Serengeti elephant scene.
Underneath the family are the words: ‘The Simpsons now in Angola.’
However, it is believed the family will keep their traditional yellow look when the series airs on digital service DStv next month.
Now a massive franchise, The Simpsons is broadcast in more than 90 countries and has been translated into more than 45 languages since it started in 1989. 441 episodes have currently been made.