Anyone seen it? Thought it was fantastic and definitely well worth the wait. Although it was a little too short I still found it very entertaining and very funny. This has revitalized my love for The Simpsons. And to think at one point I thought Family Guy was the better show.
I know they have to write scrips, record voices, draw up storyboards, then animate them etc, but i thought it'd only take them 2-3 months at most, depending on how many people they have working on them.
Matt Groening said in an interview on tv the other night it takes 6-8 months. It sounds along time but theres an awful lot that goes into it, and they probably have a huge team working on 2 or 3 episodes at a time.
It goes kinda like this, all the stateside production (Storyboards, Voices, Scripts, etc.) is done within a month; it's the overseas animation that takes so long to complete.
The good thing about having the americans do the Storyboards is that you can have multiple teams working on different projects, yet they all retain the same look (Generally, there's a few episodes where I can tell they were using a new team or something).