One of the cool things that the world's most celebrated creative minds get to do these days is crack the whip on The Simpsons' famous couch-gag intro. In recent seasons, animation legends Bill Plimpton and John Kricfalusi and graffiti artist Banksy have picked up their pens and shaken their spraycans to create customized openings, and the latest celebrity-helmed sequence comes from someone with an equally twisted mind: legendary director Guillermo Del Toro.
Del Toro went into the deep recesses of his brain, the same brain that gave us Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy, and Pacific Rim, to craft an extended opening to this weekend's upcoming "Treehouse of Horror XXIV" anthology, and it's overflowing with several of Del Toro's influences. How many can you spot?
I counted 20 million references. Name the nods you noticed in the comments! Obviously my favorite wa— ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD.
[UPDATE] Moviepilot.de figured 'em all out and put them in a cool video! Super impressive work from moviepilot.de:
The Simpsons' "Treehouse of Horror XXIV" airs this Sunday, October 6 at 8pm on Fox.