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Release Date:
13 July 2012 (USA) See more »
Maggie Simpson spends the day in the Ayn Rand School for Tots. | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Good, but despite the Oscar nomination, Simpsons has done better in its past See more (9 total) »

Directed by
David Silverman 
Writing credits
James L. Brooks (written by) &
Matt Groening (written by) &
Al Jean (written by) &
David Mirkin (written by) &
Joel H. Cohen (written by) &
Michael Price (written by)

Matt Groening  characters (uncredited)

Produced by
James L. Brooks .... producer
Jaspreet Dhillon .... animation producer
Matt Groening .... producer
Al Jean .... producer
Tom Klein .... animation producer
Amanda Moshay .... co-producer
Richard Raynis .... producer
Andrea Romero .... animation producer
Richard Sakai .... producer
Original Music by
Hans Zimmer 
Film Editing by
Roger Injarusorn 
Art Direction by
Dima Malanitchev 
Production Management
Peter Gave .... animation production manager
Derek Higgs .... animation production manager
Trista H. Navarro .... animation production manager
Rebecca Totman .... animation production manager
Eric Vesbit .... animation production manager
Steve Barnett .... post-production executive (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Oscar Cervantes .... assistant director
Matthew Schofield .... assistant director (as Matt Schofield)
Art Department
Eli Balser .... color designer
John Krause .... prop design
Kevin N. Moore .... prop design (as Kevin Moore)
Jefferson R. Weekley .... prop design
Sound Department
Beau Borders .... sound mixer
Kevin O'Connell .... sound mixer
Travis Powers .... sound editor
Visual Effects by
Dennis Bonnell .... 3D compositor
Brent M. Bowen .... stereographer
Steven Fahey .... stereographer
Bingo Ferguson .... 3D compositor (as George Bingo Ferguson)
Roger Injarusorn .... stereographer
Dennis M. Johnson .... 3D compositor (as Dennis Johnson)
Skip Kimball .... digital film colorist
Eric Koenig .... stereographer
Brice Mallier .... effects layout artist
Steve Mills .... 3D compositor
Beth S. Morris .... 3D compositor
Rick Moser .... lead 3D compositor
Kristina Pace .... 3D compositor
Erika Isabel Vega .... 3D compositor
Claire Williams .... 3D compositor
Chris Young .... stereographer
Camera and Electrical Department
Eric Kurland .... lead stereographer
Animation Department
Brad Ableson .... character layout artist
Norman Auble .... character layout artist (as Norman P. Auble)
Rasoul Azadani .... additional layout supervisor
Andy Chen .... background layout artist
Gabriel DeFrancesco .... character layout artist
Luis Escobar .... character layout artist
Jess Espanola .... character layout artist
Jabu Henderson .... background designer
Dale Hendrickson .... character designer
Robert Ingram .... animation timer
Eric S. Keyes .... character designer
T.J. Kim .... background designer
Eric Koenig .... character layout artist
Ben Lane .... character layout artist
Esther H. Lee .... animation checker
John Liu .... background layout artist
Hugh MacDonald .... background designer
Tom Madrid Jr. .... character layout artist
Michael G. Mahan .... animation post supervisor
Mike Morris .... character layout artist
Tuan Nguyen .... character layout artist
Debbie Peterson .... background designer
Michael Polcino .... animation timer (as Mike Polcino)
Charles Ragins .... background designer
Nelson Shin .... overseas animation director: Akom Production Co.
David Silverman .... storyboards
Larry Smith .... animation timer
Ralph Sosa .... character layout artist
Tommy Tejeda .... character designer
Erick Tran .... character layout artist
Joe Wack .... character designer
Matt Groening .... original character designer (uncredited)
Erika Isabel Vega .... scene planner (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Taylor Allen .... additional editor
Everette Webber .... digital intermediate editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Jim Dooley .... additional music by (as James Dooley)
Danny Elfman .... theme by
Steven Kofsky .... music production services
Derek Syverud .... music editor
Andrew Zack .... score coordinator
Other crew
Chuck Choi .... technical consultant
Alexander Duke .... additional post supervisor
Denise Sirkot .... executive in charge of production: Gracie Films
Mike B. Anderson .... special thanks
Buzz Hays .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Maggie Simpson in 'The Longest Daycare'" - USA (promotional title)
"The Simpsons: The Longest Daycare" - USA (alternative title)
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Rated PG for mild rude humor
Finland:5 min | USA:5 min | Argentina:5 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:Atp | Canada:G (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Quebec) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Finland:K-7 | Germany:0 | Portugal:M/4 | UK:U | USA:PG (certificate #47681)

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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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4 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Good, but despite the Oscar nomination, Simpsons has done better in its past, 19 February 2013
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

I heard of this short film because it was screened about 6 times in one day in the UK when it was released and the weekend paper informed me that it was one of the animated shorts up for the Oscar this year, so I figured I should give it a look. The plot sees Maggie enrolled in daycare only to find another baby in the "meh" class is smashing butterflies. Maggie saves a caterpillar from a similar fate and tries to keep it safe until it can become a butterfly. The plot is simple but it is played out wordlessly and with a sense of operatic melodrama that is clever despite not totally working.

It is clever, but not as clever as it should have been; it is funny, but never as funny as it should have been and it is sweet, but never as heartfelt as expected. The biggest problem it has is the stable that it comes from, because the legacy of The Simpsons is a massive shadow to escape, either generally or specifically. I say specifically because this short film is in the shadow of not only the golden era of the show but it isn't even the best "Maggie in the nursery" that the show has produced, since the Great Escape sequence in the Streetcar episode was stronger and funnier than this.

It is still good though and it is worth a look even if it isn't up to Simpsons at its best but then, in fairness, what is?

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