Watch: THE SIMPSONS Tribute to Hayao Miyazaki
While The Simpsons has been around for a quarter of a century, its ability to embrace and recognize current pop culture has kept it popular and a part of the conversation. In tonight’s episode, they have an amazing tribute to the great anime director Hayao Miyazaki. Miyazaki is responsible for some amazing works including My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, Kiki’s Delivery Service and more. His last film The Wind Rises was received mixed reviews from its festival circuit, but is getting an English dubbed release in theaters later this year.
Watch the full Hayao Miyazaki tribute sequence here:
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And if you’re having trouble placing just what each nod is referencing, Slate created an annotated version, which you can watch here: