New Simpsons Short Film To Play Before Pixar’s Onward

by : Emma Rosemurgey on : 28 Feb 2020 18:30
New Simpsons Short Film To Play Before Pixar's Onward21st Century Fox

A new Simpsons short called Playdate With Destiny is set to appear in cinemas before Pixar’s latest release, Onward.

The short film will feature Maggie Simpson, presumably on some sort of playdate. And that’s pretty much all the information we have at this moment in time.


News of the movie short was released on the official Simpsons Instagram with a glorious picture of Maggie, donning a black sun hat with a cream ribbon, teamed with a black dress and cream neck tie, complete with her dummy and sunglasses, as she sits with a smartly dressed male child, looking out over the sunset.

‘Maggie Simpson is speechless…’ the caption reads, ‘Playdate with Destiny, a new Simpsons short film before Disney & Pixar’s Onward.’

The post goes on to note that the short is exclusively in cinemas, so if you want to catch it you’re going to have to head down to your local, as it might be a while before it hits television screens.


The last Simpsons movie short dates back to 2012, when The Longest Daycare was released, again focusing primarily on Maggie. It played in theatres just before Ice Age: Continental Drift, and was even nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short.

Now that Disney owns Fox, this kind of synergy can probably be expected on a more regular basis.

So, if you want to see Playdate With Destiny, it’s simple. You just need to head to the cinema to check out Disney and Pixar’s Onward.

What will Maggie get up to now?


Onward is now available in UK and US cinemas.

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Emma Rosemurgey

Emma Rosemurgey is an NCTJ trained Journalist who started her career by producing The Royal Rosemurgey newspaper in 2004, which kept her family up to date with the goings on of her sleepy north east village. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in Preston and started her career in regional newspapers before joining Tyla (formerly Pretty 52) in 2017, and progressing onto UNILAD in 2019.

Topics: Film and TV, Disney, Fox, Onward, Pixar, The Simpsons


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