Neil Gaiman Brings CORALINE to THE SIMPSONS TREEHOUSE OF HORROR
Neil Gaiman knows a little something about the macabre, so it only makes sense that
would tap him again to voice a character on the show, this time as a part of their annual Halloween
. While he won’t be playing himself this go round, it will still be a very personal performance for him. That’s because he’ll be voicing a character in a parody of his very own novel-turned-movie,
we kept this secret since last Oct but now it's out- @neilhimself will be on Treehouse of Horror 2017! what's your #Simpsons horror name? pic.twitter.com/RciYEkdniT
When Gaiman chimed in he wasn’t very specific about what he would be doing on the show, though he did give enough of a hint for people to figure it out.
I am on the Simpsons Treehouse of Horror this year. I do not play myself this time. Instead I voice a character who has not spoken before.
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) September 21, 2017
Obviously that led to people trying to figure out who that could be, and he confirmed which character he’ll be playing after a fan guessed correctly.
I decided that if someone guessed I would put up a picture. And you guessed. https://t.co/kR4igXI4St
The photo he shared was enough for us to figure it all out. He will be specifically voicing a cat, because
, which was adapted into a stop-motion movie in 2009, Laika’s first feature film.
The eagle-eyed among you may also be able to work out what film or story will be receiving the Simpsons Halloween treatment this year. pic.twitter.com/PX7gergwuo
We can see a secret door behind Lisa leading to what will surely be a less than idealized parallel world, the kind of adventure you’d want Neil Gaiman taking you on, even as a cat.
has been on television since before the medium was even invented, we can’t believe it took this long for them to use Gaiman for a
episode. But better late than never, and considering they’ll still be making these for 500 more years, maybe this can be the first of many Gaiman parodies?
What other Neil Gaiman stories should get a
parody? Travel into our comments section below to let us know.
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