The Simpsons do Studio Ghibli

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Die Simpsons haben echt einen Run derzeit. Vor ein paar Monaten der Hobbit-Couchgag, dann Guillermo Del Toros großartiges Monster-Intro, letzte Woche die Filesharing-Episode, das Lego-Set und nun bringen sie am Sonntag eine Folge mit einem Tribute an Studio Ghibli und dessen Gründer und Chef-Animator Hayao Miyazaki, der sich grade aus der Filmwelt verabschiedet hat. So darf das gerne weitergehen. Slate hat eine annotierte Version des Clips oben, Snip:

In a sequence from this week’s episode, the show pays tribute to the anime master with a scene bringing together some of his most famous films. There’s Catbus (embodied here by Otto, of course) from My Neighbor Totoro, the scarecrow Turnip-Head (Moe) and the castle (the Kwik-E-Mart) from Howl’s Moving Castle, Kiki the witch from Kiki’s Delivery Service (doubled, by Patty and Selma), and, if you look closely, the tree spirits from Princess Mononoke (Martin Prince and his fellow nerds, hiding in a bonsai).

Above all, though, there’s Spirited Away: the frog workers (Smithers), the dragon Haku (Jimbo Jones and his cronies), the giant baby (played by Maggie’s unibrowed nemesis, Gerald Samson), and a few characters who aren’t changed at all—most notably, the lonesome spirit No-Face.

The Simpsons Pays Tribute to Hayao Miyazaki