The directory Horror Treehouse long running cartoon series anthology The simpsons created this Halloween with his macabre 33rd in the United States over the weekend. But with clips promoting the latest edition of The Simpsons Halloween lore, fans of japanese cartoon have already celebrated its impending release.
The Simpsons has always been known on non-canon Halloween episodes to pay homage, or sometimes outright parody, to popular culture; whether it is a story by Francis Ford Coppola Dracula or George A Romero’s definition of gender night of the living dead. But the creators decided to dedicate an entire part of the episode to the animated series Death threat.
In images shared online, the entire Simpson clan has been redrawn in the animation style made famous in the series by Takeshi Obata. Lisa replaces the protagonist of Death Note Yagami Light as she uncovers the secrets of a deadly notebook, while Bart takes the form of a mischievous god of death.
Later images and footage regarding this segment in Treehouse of Horror XXXIII have already seen fans of The Simpsons and Death Note take to social media, with overwhelmingly positive response to the parody. A Death Note Fan tweeted: “I’ve never watched The Simpsons BUT YOU ALREADY KNOW I LISTEN TO ME FOR THIS SUNDAY DEATH NOTE PARODY!”
while another Twitter user, after discovering that some of the animators involved in the original Death Note animated series, tweeted, “I just found out there is going to be a parody episode of The Simpsons Death Note for Halloween and they even outsourced it to the animators who adapted Death Note in the first place.
The latest season of The Simpsons, number 33, will be available on Disney+ from November 2, 2022.
Who else has guest-guested on The Simpsons?
While the number of guest voice roles on The Simpsons is a list in itself, there have been fewer guest animators involved in the show’s production. Those who have been invited have notably had their fingerprints all over the cartoon series’ intro – and the perennial couch gag that has remained since its premiere in December 1989.
Since then, other guest animators have all had the chance to leave their indelible marks during the couch gags, including Robot Chicken creator Seth Green, rick and morty creators Justin Hoiland and Dan Harmon, and even the Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro. Del Toro in particular showed his excellent sense of humor, parodying much of his film work during the intro of Treehouse of Horror XXIV.
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