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Pharrell Williams heading to The Simpsons

Superstar Pharrell Williams is getting animated for an upcoming episode of The Simpsons.

The Happy hitmaker and the famous Vivienne Westwood hat he wore to the Grammy Awards last year (14) are heading to the fictional town of Springfield for an episode titled Walking Big & Tall.

The plot of the cartoon installment is based on a true story from the 1980s, about bosses at a Milwaukee, Wisconsin TV station who hired a composer to create a new anthem for the city, only to discover the musician offered up the same song to other city officials.

In The Simpsons story, Lisa Simpson will help to find a solution to the problem by bringing in Pharrell to pen a new track for the town, reports Entertainment Weekly.

The episode will air on 8 February (15).

Pharrell isn't the only special guest to make a cameo in the longrunning cartoon's 26th season - rocker Sammy Hagar and actors Nick Offerman and Sarah Silverman have also booked gigs on The Simpsons.

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