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The Longest Daycare (2012)

Maggie Simpson spends the day in the Ayn Rand School for Tots.

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Maggie Simpson spends the day in the Ayn Rand School for Tots.

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Rated PG for mild rude humor | See all certifications »

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This is Fox's first animated short film to be based on a TV series, and to be in 3D. See more »

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No butterflies were harmed during the making of this motion picture, although two kids were pretty banged up. See more »

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Featured in The 85th Annual Academy Awards (2013) See more »

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Vesti La Giubba
(from I Pagliacci)
Written by Ruggero Leoncavallo
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Good, but how is this much different from watching these characters on TV?
2 February 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I have been going to the theater on a pilgrimage for quite a few years now each January-February to see the annual showings of the Best Animated and Best Live Action Shorts. I am lucky enough to live in one of the few places in the country that shows it each year. Now what I am about to say might offend some, but it seems that compared to most years, this year's crop of animated shorts is not as good as usual. While I liked a few films, I didn't love any of them--and no really memorable film was in the lot (such as a couple recent winners, "Logorama" or "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore"). Now this is not to say not to see them--but none bowled me over, that's for sure.

I enjoyed "The Simpsons: The Longest Daycare" quite a bit--and the people in the theater seemed to like it as I heard a lot of laughs. However, I wonder how it got nominated. Apart from being shown in 3-D as a short before a feature film, it just felt much like seeing a TV episode of "The Simpsons". While this TV show is great, it isn't original and I can't see rewarding a film for giving us more of what we've been seeing for over 20 years. Good but nothing special.


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