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'The Simpsons' Pays Tribute to Hayao Miyazaki (Video)

This Sunday's episode will feature a sequence with Springfield versions of characters from the director's films.

Simpsons Miyazaki Screengrab - H 2014
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The Simpsons is paying tribute to Oscar-winning animator and director Hayao Miyazaki with a scene incorporating characters from some of his films.

Miyazaki announced at the Venice Film Festival that his most recent release, The Wind Rises, would be his final animated film.

VIDEO: 'The Wind Rises' Trailer Bids Farewell to Animation Master Hayao Miyazaki

The sequence (embedded below) features the following Miyazaki characters: Catbus (embodied by Otto) from My Neighbor Totoro, the scarecrow Turnip-Head (Moe) and the castle (Kwik-E-Mart) from Howl's Moving Castle, Kiki the witch (Patty and Selma) from Kiki's Delivery Service and No-Face from Spirited Away.

There are others, according to Slate, which put together an annotated guide to the clip.