Disney+ reveals poster for ‘Maggie Simpson in The Force Awakens From Its Nap’ short that premieres tomorrow, May 4, to celebrate Star Wars Day.
Disney+ has several things planned for tomorrow, May 4, otherwise known as Star Wars Day. The streamer will release a brand-new original Star Wars animated series, Star Wars: The Bad Batch, a first-of-its-kind Star Wars-themed short from The Simpsons, and multiple themed cinematic experiences in celebration of a galaxy far, far away.
Animation and Star Wars fans can soon feast their eyes on Maggie Simpson in ‘The Force Awakens From Its Nap,’ a new Star Wars-inspired animated short that transports characters from the Star Wars galaxy to the fictional town of Springfield. The new cross-promotional short is the first of several from The Simpsons that Disney+ will release throughout the year paying tribute to the service’s marquee brands and titles.
Additionally, to celebrate the creativity and artistry of the Star Wars community, Lucasfilm and Disney+ have commissioned original fan artwork to take over the service for several days – a first for the platform. A global group of artists and Star Wars fans have created illustrations representing an assortment of Star Wars movies and original series, bringing them to life in their own unique styles. The artwork will be featured on the service until May 9 and will also be available for purchase through Amazon.
The new series, short, and artwork will be available on Disney+ in the U.S. beginning May 4, 2021 at 12:00 am PT.
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.