Bush Leaguers: A Simpsons-esque animated short celebrating 19th century Brooklyn

And how about some post-Election Day frivolity?

This Matt Groening-inspired short pilot Bush Leaguers comes to us from animators Robert McKeon and Sam Fletcher. Imagine if Mr. Burns owned the Brooklyn Bridegrooms, the team that would eventually become the Brooklyn Dodgers? Many of images featured here are inspired by classic photographs of Old New York — note police detective Theodore Roosevelt — and rough-and-tumble Brooklyn life is parodied with skill.   Enjoy!

 

 

Top background art by Tim Szabo