Family Guy creator Seth McFarlane might be hosting this Sunday’s Academy Awards, but his rival cartoon is actually up for an Oscar. The Longest Daycare, the Simpsons-inspired short film starring Maggie Simpson that played in front of this summer’s Ice Age: Continental Drift, is one of the nominees for Best Animated Short. We’ve already seen a short trailer for the film, but it’s now online in its entirety.  Read More »

Five years ago The Simpsons Movie hit screens, and while the show has soldiered on in the interim, TV’s amazingly long-lived family hasn’t hit movie screens since. That changes next week with the opening of Fox’s Ice Age: Continental Drift. Playing before that movie will be a Simpsons short called The Longest Daycare, in which Maggie returns to the Ayn Rand School for Tots, and runs afoul of her arch-enemy Gerald, aka the baby with the one eyebrow.

Check out a super-brief trailer for the short below. Read More »

“It’s hard to do a 20-minute Maggie episode, but in four minutes it’s great. She’s like Charlie Chaplin.” That’s Simpsons executive producer Al Jean describing to Entertainment Weekly why the youngest member of The Simpsons was chosen to star in The Longest Daycare, a four-minute 3D short film that’ll play in front of Ice Age: Continental Drift when that film opens July 13.

Jean also discussed the origin of the project, its plot, who may or may not cameo and the possibility of another feature film. Read all that and more after the jump. Read More »

A highly underrated moment in the history of The Simpsons was in 2006 when 20th Century Fox sneakily placed the first teaser trailer/announcement of The Simpsons Movie in front of Ice Age: The Meltdown. That relationship between Homer and Scrat continues next month as a 3D Simpsons short film will play in front of Ice Age: Continental Drift. It’s called The Longest Daycare and will star Maggie Simpson. Check out a teaser clip below. Read More »