10.01.14 by Jeff

The Simpsons Pay Tribute to Legendary Japanese Animator Hayao Miyazaki

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I haven’t watched The Simpsons in years but I might have to this Sunday. The teaser for the next episode reveals it to be a tribute to Japanese director, animator, Hayao Miyazaki. It will be an entire episode brimming with references to Studio Ghibli films.

*Edit – it was not an entire episode, it was just this sequence unfortunately.

The teaser has glimpses of My Neighbor TotoroHowl’s Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Spirited Away, well, you get the idea.

I was thinking though, how cool would it have been to have Studio Ghibli actually produce the episode of The Simpsons? In their style! I guess, this is the next best thing.

Watch the video below!














Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • Nico Glaude

    On the same page, haven’t watched any episodes in years. That being said, it’s cool to see them create thematic episodes. I haven’t seen the street art episode they did, but it definitely makes the show worth watching if they can change it up a little bit. Because apart from that, The Simpsons really shouldnt be on air anymore.





31.05.16 by Staff

Good News of the Day: Army of 1,000 Ducks Used as Brilliant Pesticide Alternative

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South Africa’s Vergenoegd vineyard in Stellenbosch keeps a flock of over 1,000 Indian Runner ducks to help combat tiny white dune snails that would otherwise destroy the budding vines. The ducks’ upright and slender posture allow them to navigate the rows of plants, clearing up to a hectare a day.

While the cost of keeping all these ducks is significantly higher than standard pesticides, the duck army is so effective that the vineyard uses minimal chemicals and is recognized for its sustainability. See more images by London-born, Cape Town-based photographer Mike Hutchings and a video of the ducks working below!

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31.05.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Kazuhiro Hori

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Paintings by Japanese artist Kazuhiro Hori. More images below.

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31.05.16 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Can Çetinkaya

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A selection of work by Ankara, Turkey-based illustrator Can Çetinkaya. More images below.

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31.05.16 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Seungpyo Hong

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A selection of work by Seungpyo Hong, a Korean illustrator based in London. More images below.

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30.05.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Lowell Boyers

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A selection of meditative paintings by artist Lowell Boyers. More images below.

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