25 October 2012 11:08 | By Joanna Goh
What happens when directors leave The Simpsons?

We look at TV and movie projects done by directors after their stint on well-loved American satirical comedy show, The Simpsons!



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Before director Rich Moore scored his directorial debut with Disney for the upcoming animated film, Wreck-It Ralph, he was part of the directing team on The Simpsons. Thanks to its cult status and street cred, The Simpsons might just be the best platform for aspiring directors or producers to jumpstart a career in television or movies. As the longest-running sitcom in the country, it parades the lives of a dysfunctional American family through its characters and parodies on real-life issues and happenings.

Like Rich, a bunch of directors from The Simpsons had stints as production assistants, writers, assistant animators, modelers or layout artists on the show before they moved on to tackle bigger projects. While most of them yielded promising returns post-Simpsons, some of their works tanked horribly - and did nothing for their careers.

So how has life been for these directors after The Simpsons? We look at their post-Simpsons projects and decide if their move into mainstream TV and movies was an upgrade or a downgrade from their directorial careers.

Wreck-It Ralph opens in cinemas Dec 20.

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