A New Simpsons Short Will Premiere Ahead Of Pixar's Onward

The Simpsons gets the Disney brand synergy treatment.

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Onward, Disney Pixar's new movie, opens on March 6, and as is Pixar tradition a short cartoon will air beforehand. This time, however, the short will not be from one of Pixar's internal teams--instead, Disney is making use of its newly acquired Fox brands and putting a Simpsons short ahead of the movie.

Playdate with Destiny, the new Simpsons short, has been announced on the show's official Instagram. It will focus on Maggie, and looks to be set in a beautiful area of Europe, a coastal town with beautiful architecture. You can see the post, which teases the new short, below. Further details will hopefully follow.

While the Pixar short was a long-held tradition, Toy Story 4 did not have a short beforehand, and Coco featured one based on Frozen, from Disney's own animation company. Incredibles 2, on the other hand, graced us with the delightful Bao.

This will not be the first time a Simpsons short has opened before a movie, either. Maggie Simpson: The Longest Daycare opened ahead of Ice Age: Continental Drift in 2006.

The Simpsons will return to the big screen for a whole movie at some point, too, but that's a while away yet. The next episode of The Simpsons will feature Kevin Feige as Chinnos, the show's take on the Marvel villain Thanos, as it parodies the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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