For the second time ever, a non-Pixar short will be played before a Pixar movie. Maggie Simpson from The Simpsons will star in a short called “Playdate with Destiny” which will play before Disney/Pixar’s new movie Onward starring Chris Pratt and Tom Holland.
You can view the official Instagram announcement below:
The first time a non-Pixar short aired before a Pixar movie was in November 2017 when “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” played before Coco.
Not much is known about the short itself, and if Bart, Lisa, Marge, and Homer will appear or if the short will just focus on Maggie.
If these two seem like an odd pairing to you, keep in mind, Disney now owns The Simpsons, because of that $71.3 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox.
Set in a suburban fantasy world, Disney and Pixar’s “Onward” introduces two teenage elf brothers (voices of Chris Pratt and Tom Holland) who embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there.
Pixar’s Onward will debut in theaters along with The Simpsons short on March 6, 2020.