The Simpsons and Akira are just about the world’s most influential works of animation. They’re very different in tone — one a show about a loving, dysfunctional family, one a movie about a rampaging and remorseful blob — but that hasn’t stopped a set of animators smashing them together in a new mash-up trailer for “Bartkira.” The parody trailer apes the original Akira trailer perfectly, replacing the anime movie’s motorcycles with skateboards, its Neo-Tokyo with Neo-Springfield, and its tragic Tetsuo with the similarly tragic Milhouse.

The parody’s creators have built up a back story for the supposed Bartkira movie. Apparently discovered on the VHS tape for the “Do The Bartman” music video, the trailer is the result of a collaboration…

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