The Simpsons Pays Homage to Disney Movies With Latest Couch Gag — Watch

The Simpsons on Sunday is taking a page (so to speak) from Once Upon a Time, imagining the titular family as characters from classic Disney movies. The results are — wait for it — magical.

Crafted by Eric Goldberg of Walt Disney Animation Studios, the gag perfectly captures who each Simpson would be in the Disney universe, including Homer as The Jungle Book‘s Baloo and Bart as the Sorcerer’s troublemaking Apprentice. (It goes without saying that Bart revels in the opportunity to abuse his power.)

The minute-long gag is also full of blink-and-you-missed-it Easter eggs, including a quick “hello” from a three-eyed raven. (As a Simpsons/Disney fan, I see it as a cross between Maleficent’s raven and the infamous Blinky, but my inner Game of Thrones nerd appreciates it on another level. It is premiere day, after all!)

Hit PLAY on the couch gag above, then drop a comment with your favorite parts below.

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  1. TV Gord says:

    Love it! I pity all of those hipster doofuses who have given up on this great show! They don’t know what they’re missing (though they never miss an opportunity to claim they do on message boards everywhere).

  2. lrdslvrhnd says:

    Boy, they’re really disappointed to be returned to normal lol
    Very amusing, this was.

  3. acurat says:

    Wow! The Simpsons still has it, that was a fantastic short. No wonder it is the longest running show on TV. Didn’t this start back in 1987 when Fox started on the Tracy Ulman show? I was just starting high school when this show came on the air if that is the case. I guess I missed this as I only watch sporadically now, but I still enjoy it when I have the chance to see it.