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‘The Simpsons’ Short Film Heads to Disney Plus – Variety



Whereas households are caught at dwelling and searching for methods to entertain kids, Disney Plus is providing audiences a brand new brief movie based mostly on “The Simpsons.”

“Maggie Simpson in ‘Playdate with Future,’” which releases Friday, will observe the 1-year-old, pacifier-sucking daughter of the Simpsons household as she finds friendship with a child on the playground whereas dealing with risks within the park. Within the brief, Maggie hopes to construct her budding comradeship with a brand new buddy, her typically lazy and irritated father Homer could intrude on her plans.

“Greetings Pals! Earlier this 12 months we made a nifty little brief movie referred to as “Playdate with Future.” The response was so gratifying we wished everybody to see it at dwelling. So right here ya go — stream it beginning April 10th on Disney Plus,” Matt Groening and the artistic group behind “The Simpsons” wrote in a letter posted on Instagram.

Since launching in November, Disney Plus has reached 50 million subscribers as of Wednesday. Together with “The Simpsons” catalog, Disney Plus had added Pixar’s fantastical movie “Onward” and Eddie Murphy’s “Physician Dolittle,” in addition to standard youngsters TV reveals equivalent to “Ducktales” and “Phineas and Ferb.”

The streaming service has additionally bulked up its authentic content material to maintain youngsters occupied whereas colleges are shut through the pandemic. Final week, the corporate introduced sci-fi fantasy movie “Artemis Fowl” will skip a theatrical launch and as an alternative debut straight on Disney Plus.

“Maggie Simpson in ‘The Longest Daycare,’” an Academy Award nominated movie, can be set to stream on Disney Plus later this month.

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