Disney+ has announced The Simpsons short film, “Maggie Simpson in ‘Playdate with Destiny’” will stream on April 10 in Canada and worldwide.
The news was shared by The Simpsons creator Matt Groening on Instagram:
The short film’s synopsis is as follows:
The film begins on a day that seemed like just another day at the park for Maggie Simpson. But when Maggie faces 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?
‘Playdate with Destiny’ was first released in theatres before Disney and Pixar’s Onward (which is also available on Disney+) and joins the other short film, “Maggie Simpson in ‘The Longest Daycare’ from 2012, which was nominated for an Academy Award.
Disney+ currently has 30 seasons of The Simpsons available, including The Simpsons Movie. Last week, Disney+ said it would be fixing aspect ratios of the first 19 seasons (and part of 20) to bring back the original 4:3 aspect ratio, by the end of May.
Yesterday, Disney+ announced it had reached over 50 million paid subscribers worldwide in just five months after its launch. Disney+ costs $8.99 CAD per month and comes with a free trial period.