The Simpsons is finally ending after 30 years, according to show's composer Danny Elfman.

The man behind the show's classic theme tune has claimed America's longest-running sitcom is "coming to an end" in a revealing interview.

Fox has renewed the cartoon for two more series, which will see new episodes until 2021, but Danny has heard that The Simpsons is in its final year.

He told Joe: "Well, from what I've heard, it is coming to an end. So, that argument will also come to an end. I don't know for a fact, but I've heard that it will be in its last year."

Danny admitted he never expected the show, which was created by Matt Groening in 1989, to survive this long.

The Simpsons has been running since 1989
Danny Elfman believes the show may be coming to an end

The composer added: "All I can say is that I'm so flabbergasted and amazed that it has lasted as long as it did. So, you have to realise, when I scored The Simpsons, I wrote this crazy piece of music, and I expected no-one would hear it, because I really did not think the show had a chance in hell.

"Really, I expected it would run for three episodes and get cancelled, and that would be that, because it was so weird at the time, and I just didn't think it had a chance. So believe me, that is one of the truly big surprises in my life."

Danny is not the first person to claim that the long-running cartoon may be coming to an end imminently.

The Simpsons is the longest-running American sitcom
Goodbye Marge, Lisa, Bart, Maggie and Homer

Every episode of The Simpsons is now on Disney+ after Disney's acquisition of 20th Century Fox.

Yeardley Smith, who is the voice of Lisa Simpson told Hollywood Reporter that she expects Disney to 'cancel' the show, rather than 'altering its legacy'.

She said: "When you're dealing with something that is still so culturally relevant, and sort of such a pillar of our culture...

"If you're going to mess with that, that's some pretty risky territory.

“So my feeling is — and I could be completely wrong — is that they would cancel it before they would change it [creatively]."

Michael Jackson voices a character called Leon Kompowsky in The Simpsons

A controversial episode of The Simpsons featuring Michael Jackson is not available on Disney+ in the US.

The third season premiere episode, entitled Stark Raving Dad, features Homer being institutionalised and meeting a fellow patient named Leon who believes he is Michael Jackson.

An uncredited Jackson himself voiced the character in the episode and sings to a saddened Lisa Simpson in the episode, despite the vocals not being provided by Jackson and instead by Kipp Lennon.

The episode was pulled from syndication as well as the series' previous home of the FX app in the US since the release of documentary series Leaving Neverland earlier this year.