The Simpsons and Hayao Miyazaki, Together at Last

The Simpsons pay tribute to the animation master.

Now this is just delightful… This week’s episode of The Simpsons features a nice extended sequence that’s crammed full of references to the works of animation master Hayao Miyazaki, including My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Spirited Away, and Howl’s Moving Castle. Apu’s line — ​“I am ruined by whimsy!” — is the icing on the cake. Via The Dissolve.