TV News: THE SIMPSONS Go Ghibli

Written by Andrew Marshall Friday, 10 January 2014

TV News

THE SIMPSONS are marking the retirement of Studio Ghibli founder Hayao Miyazaki in the next episode, to air on Sunday in the US.

Cultural references have always played a big part in the humour of THE SIMPSONS, be they popular and obvious or unfamiliar and obscure (Marge: “You enjoyed Rashomon.” Homer: “That’s not how I remember it.”)

The clip below pays homage to Studio Ghibli’s three-decade output with an abundance of visual shout-outs, cramming in almost as many allusions as Guillermo del Toro's opening for TREEHOUSE OF TERROR XXIV. How many can you spot?

You must have the Adobe Flash Player installed to view this player.

Share your comments below or on Twitter @STARBURST_MAG

Find your local Starburst Magazine stockist HERE, or buy direct from us HERE.

CLICK COVER FOR OUR LATEST ISSUE!


Suggested Articles:
As CBS’ Star Trek: Discovery edges ever closer to finally hitting the small screen, the network ha
With the pilot for Amazon’s new take on The Tick impressing many genre fans, the streaming service
Following last month’s news that MTV’s Scream TV series was being rebooted for its third season,
A campaign has been launched this week by a group aiming to have a life-sized statue of Patrick McGo
scroll back to top

Add comment

Security code
Refresh

Sign up today!
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner