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New ‘The Simpsons’ Animated Short ‘Playdate with Destiny’ Released on Disney+

Directed by Oscar-nominated ‘The Simpsons’ veteran David Silverman, short finds Maggie Simpson in a funk over thwarted attempts to see her new baby beau.

The new The Simpsons animated short, Maggie Simpson in Playdate with Destiny, has just been released on Disney+. Originally released in theatres before Disney and Pixar’s Onward, Playdate with Destiny was directed by veteran The Simpsons producer and director David Silverman, who also directed the 2012 Oscar-nominated short, Maggie Simpson in The Longest Daycare, as well as the 2007 The Simpsons Movie.

Playdate with Destiny finds Maggie Simpson, like most any day, at the park. But when she faces a playground peril, a heroic young baby whisks her from danger — and steals her heart. After a blissful first playdate, Maggie can’t wait to see her new baby beau again the following day, but things don’t go exactly as planned.  Will fate (or Homer) get in her way? Will her funk ever lift?

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In 2018, AWN announced Silverman was directing the animated feature, Extinct, a China Lion and Wink Animation film being produced in Montreal at Cinesite; there’s no new information regarding its previously announced 2020 release date.

Source: Disney+

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