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Brie Larson embraces memes of her reimagined as Animal Crossing villagers

Published: 27/Feb/2020 1:00 Updated: 28/Mar/2020 17:53

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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Captain Marvel actress Brie Larson has responded to a viral Twitter meme that sees herself compared to several cute Animal Crossing villagers, and it seems as though she’s a fan!

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is almost here, and players are ridiculously excited for it. The last mainline entry in the Nintendo franchise released in 2013, so it’s been a long, almost seven-year wait for the next instalment.

One fan decided to compare villagers from the series to Brie Larson, and some of the side-by-sides actually look pretty similar. They were so good, in fact, the Marvel actress herself responded and gave a nod of approval.

On February 23, Twitter user ‘tessaracts’ shared a post captioned “Brie Larson as Animal Crossing villagers; a thread” in which they uploaded a picture of money-hungry raccoon Tom Nook wearing a leaf print shirt next to a photograph of the 30-year-old in a similar outfit.

The tweet went viral with over 3,800 retweets and 21,700 likes, and caught so much attention, that the actress herself managed to see it and responded to it.

“Literal actual facts,” she quote-tweeted, clearly impressed by the creativity. The thread also included comparisons like villager June wearing a floral outfit, and Resetti raging out after the player reset their console without saving.

The California-born star responded again when another user replied with a picture of smug squirrel villager Marshal next to a picture of the actress as Envy Adams in movie Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

“I would like to add this,” the fan said, to which Larson quote-tweeted a second time with “Addendum to the actual literal facts!” as a follow up to her first one.

The comparison meme has been around for a while, with other versions including a whole horde of celebrities and their counterparts such as cartoon characters, flowers, and weirdly enough, fruits.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons releases on March 20 onto the Nintendo Switch, and promises to be the best game yet in the life simulation series.

If you’d like to preorder it, the limited edition console, or any accessories, all the information you need is in our handy guide.

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The Simpsons intro gets epic recreation in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Published: 8/Aug/2020 1:00 Updated: 3/Sep/2020 14:22

by Brent Koepp

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An Animal Crossing YouTuber went viral after re-creating The Simpsons’ iconic intro in New Horizons. The player’s incredible mashup is one of the best things you’ll see today.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons took the world by storm after making its debut in March. The latest release in the long-running franchise introduced new features such as the ability to shape your village however you see fit using terraforming.

The new mechanic has sparked the imaginations of millions of users on social media, and one creator went viral after using the tool to bring The Simpsons to the social-simulation title. Their re-imagination of the classic cartoon’s intro is the perfect crossover.

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YouTube: Great-Bit Arcade
A talented creator made The Simpsons intro in Animal Crossing.

The Simpsons re-imagined in Animal Crossing

The Simpsons made its debut in 1989, and has gone on to become a juggernaut in pop culture over the last three decades. In 2020, the animation is in its 31st season. To celebrate, a player re-created the show’s intro in New Horizons.

Gaming YouTuber ‘Great-Bit Arcade‘ uploaded their mind blowing creation to their channel on July 29, and quickly went viral. The video carefully re-creates the animation’s iconic intro, which follows the Simpson family throughout their town of Springfield.

The fan creatively used assets from Animal Crossing to create the town’s nuclear plant, before hilariously cutting to their character writing on a chalk board in school while wearing Bart Simpson’s signature outfit.

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YouTube: Great-Bit Arcade
Maggie and Marge Simpson are re-created in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Great-Bit’s video meticulously recreates every scene, from Maggie and Marge driving to Lisa playing her saxophone in school. The YouTuber even created a couch gag with the Simpson family walking in to find Tom Nook and Isabelle taking up all the space on their sofa.

Animal Crossing’s latest release has been a major success for Nintendo. In a quarterly report posted in August, it was revealed the social simulation title has sold over 22.4 million units – making it the second highest-selling game on the console.

New Horizons’ terraforming tool has encouraged players from around the world to share their creations on social media. Fans have reimagined things from Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away to Avatar: The Last Airbender using the game’s new feature.