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Playdate with Destiny (2020)

Maggie and Marge are having a play-date at Springfield's finest toddler play park when Maggie becomes smitten with a little boy. It's love at first suck and Maggie dreams about seeing him again after a day full of make-believe romance.

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David Silverman
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Chris Edgerly ... Phonic Frog (voice)
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Maggie and Marge are having a play-date at Springfield's finest toddler play park when Maggie becomes smitten with a little boy. It's love at first suck and Maggie dreams about seeing him again after a day full of make-believe romance. But when Homer is on baby duty the next day and takes Maggie to a different park with food trucks, she worries that she may never see her true love again - until she takes matters into her own hands. Written by Alex Reif

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This is the first Simpsons short to be rated G by the MPAA, unlike The Longest Daycare (2012) which was rated PG. See more »

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Mickey is seen in the audience of the Gracie Films logo. See more »

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7 March 2020 | by jwwalrath-227-85487See all my reviews

In this silent Simpsons short film that appeared before Onward in theaters, baby Maggie tries to reconnect with a boy she met at the playground. This is neither good nor bad, just there.

A little background: This is a sequel of sorts to the previous Maggie Simpson short The Longest Daycare. They're similar in format, silent and filmed from the angle of Maggie's point of view. Playdate's issue is that it pales in comparison to its predecessor. Daycare had the better jokes, rhythm and direction. More importantly, it was original. This just feels like it's trying too hard to recapture lightning in a bottle.

There are some funny moments, especially one at the beginning, but mostly this short just coasts. Animation is good for what it is. Again the effort given to show the world from Maggie's height is commendable.

You might get more out of this if you haven't seen Longest Daycare, and if you're a Simpsons completionist, go nuts. However, this isn't anything anyone really needs to take the effort to see. (I do encourage you to see Longest Daycare if you haven't yet. It's free and legally/officially available on Youtube.)


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6 March 2020 (USA) See more »

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Maggie Simpson in 'Playdate with Destiny' See more »

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