The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special in 3D on Ice airs in the US on January 14 to mark the landmark year for the animated series.
Spurlock told Parade of the title: "I came up with it and Matt Groening said, 'That's funny, but is any of it going to be in 3D on ice?'.
"I was like, 'Maybe'. Now, I can say it's possible you'll see something on ice, so watch for it. As for 3D, that's pretty expensive. Just ask Jim Cameron."
Of making the documentary, he continued: "The Simpsons is so big, it's a monster. I was like, 'How do you even begin to cover this?'.
"We started with this idea of the prism through which the world has seen The Simpsons, and how it's affected people in so many countries."
He added: "The producers said, 'We don't really want this to be a pat on the back kind of special'.
"I was really glad, because I envisioned putting them on a pedestal and then kicking the pedestal over. And that's sort of what we did."