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'The Simpsons' goes Anime with a Miyazaki tribute -- VIDEO

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This season of The Simpsons has seen the show’s animation get ever more adventurous, with an epic Hobbit couch gag and an extended remake of the opening sequence by Guillermo Del Toro. This Sunday, The Simpsons pays tribute to an animation master, with an extended sequence featuring a host of references to the filmography of Hayao Miyazaki. Maybe it’s because Miyazaki’s final film, The Wind Rises, is slated to finally hit most American theaters next month. Or maybe they just love them some Catbus. Anyhow, watch the full eye-popping video below. Too much whimsy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R94Q6NhuS3A

Originally posted January 10 2014 — 1:13 PM EST

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