The Simpsons short “Playdate with Destiny” will be available for streaming on Disney+ beginning Friday, April 10th. The Disney+ Twitter account announced the short’s streaming release with a handwritten letter from the Simpsons team.
The short, which stars Maggie Simpson, previously ran before Pixar’s Onward in theaters. But with movie theaters closed due to COVID-19, Disney moved up the streaming release date for Onward, which was made available on Disney+ last Friday, April 3rd.
Tomorrow, “Playdate with Destiny” will join the feature on Disney+, with the 2012 Simpsons short “The Longest Daycare,” being added to the streaming service later in the month. In “The Longest Daycare,” Maggie must survive a day at the Ayn Rand School for Tots (introduced in the classic season 4 Simpsons episode “A Streetcar Named Marge”).
If that’s not enough Simpsons for you, there are a plethora of episodes available for your perusal right now: Disney+ currently has a whopping 30 (that’s thirty) seasons of Matt Groening‘s seminal family sitcom. That’s over six hundred episodes, all ready to stream right now while you kill time waiting for “Playdate with Destiny” to be added tonight.
And don’t forget one of the Simpson family’s other previous outings on the big screen, 2007’s The Simpsons Movie, which includes a scene where Tom Hanks delivers a public service message in lieu of the United States government, which is forced to acknowledge that Hanks is a far more credible source of information than any Federal mouthpiece (huh, sounds familiar, for some reason).
If you’re interested in streaming the thirty-first and current season of The Simpsons, it is currently available for streaming on Hulu, including the most recently aired episode, “Highway to Well,” which first aired on March 22nd. Also available for streaming on Hulu is Groening’s other classic animated series, Futurama.