Variety reports that singer/songwriter Billie Eilish will star in an upcoming animated short for Disney Plus on Friday, April 22nd. The Disney Plus original will be a crossover between Billie Eilish and The Simpsons titled When Billie Met Lisa. Eilish made the announcement today via social media and included an animated visual of her and Lisa Simpson performing together in a studio.
When Billie Met Lisa stars Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas who discover a wandering Lisa Simpson playing her saxophone. Lisa is then invited back to the studio with the pop star siblings for a special jam session.
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Billie Eilish Is No Stranger To Animation Or Disney Plus
Although this will be her first appearance on The Simpsons, fans of Billie Eilish know that she’s no stranger to animation or Disney Plus–back in September 2021, the Grammy award-winning singer released Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles on the Disney streaming service. The part live-action, the part-animated film, was a cinematic musical directed by Robert Rodriguez, Kerry Asmussen, and Disney animator Patrick Osborne. Happier Than Ever was the first Disney Plus original for the alternative pop star.
Additionally, Billie Eilish chose an animated style for a series of her music videos, including my future (produced by Chop Studio Animation) and you should see me in a crown (animated by Takashi Murakami).
A Brief History Of Musical Guests On The Simpsons
Billie Eilish is one of many musical guests to be featured on The Simpsons. James Brown, Johnny Cash, Blink 182, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Mick Jagger, and 50 Cent are just some of the award-winning artists to lend their vocal talents to the streets of Springfield.
Recently, The Simpsons did a crossover with international superstar Bad Bunny for his official music video for Te Deseo Lo Mejor. The video starred Homer, Marge, Bart, and the gang and took place in various locations throughout the Simpsons universe.
Catch the Simpsons X Billie Eilish crossover When Billie Met Lisa on Disney Plus on Friday, April 22nd.