Animation: Guillermo Del Toro guest-directs Simpsons Halloween intro

Date
8 October 2013
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1 minutes

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Guillermo del Toro wakes up in his luxurious yet tasteful ocean-side condo. It is 2am. He pads down his hallway to his study where mementos of his various films are kept alongside his awards and an old printer he never got round to throwing out. His eyes scan the posters, the props and the ephemera; Pan’s Labyrinth, HellBoy, Pacific Rim, And yet Guillermo feels sad; kind of empty.

“All this, and yet I have never directed the intro for the Halloween special for The Simpsons,” he ponders. “If I did I would make it extra long and cram in more movie references than you can shake a (broom)stick at. But will I ever get the chance? Will I Guillermo…Guillermo…Guillermo!” His wife shakes him awake from his sofa snooze. “It’s starting,” she says and the familiar Springfield theme tune strikes up…

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Guillermo del Toro: The Simpsons – Treehouse of Horror XXIV intro

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Guillermo del Toro: The Simpsons – Treehouse of Horror XXIV intro

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Guillermo del Toro: The Simpsons – Treehouse of Horror XXIV intro

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Guillermo del Toro: The Simpsons – Treehouse of Horror XXIV intro

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Guillermo del Toro: The Simpsons – Treehouse of Horror XXIV intro

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Rob Alderson

Rob joined It’s Nice That as Online Editor in July 2011 before becoming Editor-in-Chief and working across all editorial projects including itsnicethat.com, Printed Pages, Here and Nicer Tuesdays. Rob left It’s Nice That in June 2015.

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