Animation highbrow and somewhat lower meets as the Simpsons wander Miyazaki's worlds.

Animation highbrow and somewhat lower meets as the Simpsons wander Miyazaki’s worlds.

A brief item on this Change of Venue Friday (who wants anything else?).

This piece may be a little dated, as it originally occurred back in January. But it’s worth showing again.

If you are a fan of (1) The Simpsons and/or (2) filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki, you may recall that the TV show offered up a show that was a tribute to the Japanese legend. Back in January, he had announced that he was done with the artistry of creating films, saddening millions who have enjoyed his work.

Here is a news story about the charming mashup.

(Not familiar with Miyazaki? Here is his filmography.)

So here are two Friday treats for Miyazaki fans. The first is a trailer from The Simpson’s special episode. (The complete show is filled with movie references.)

And here, because I can, enjoy Catbus, a costume that combines a beloved Miyazaki character and adds, um, a cat.

Why, yes, that is a Catbus. (Thank you, Mr. Miyazaki!)

Why, yes, that is a Catbus. (Thank you, Mr. Miyazaki!)

Have a wonderful and spirited weekend.