Lifestyle January, 15 2014

‘The Simpsons’ Pay Homage to Hayao Miyazaki

After a series of recent collaborations for its 25th anniversary, The Simpsons have gone and honored another animated institution with a new segment that pays homage to Studio Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki. The one-and-a-half-minute clip references multiple films from the Japanese maestro, including Spirited Away, Kiki’s Delivery Service and Totoro, and even features the iconic Kwik-E-Mart transformed into Howl’s Moving Castle. The sequence is extra momentous, as Miyazaki has announced that his upcoming film The Wind Rises will also be his last before retiring. Enjoy the video above, which airs in the episode “Married to the Blob.”

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