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July 16, 2012

Maggie Simpson gets her Hollywood close-up

Posted in: Animation,Movies

Maggie Simpson is in the spotlight in “The Longest Daycare,” the animated short that precedes screenings of “Ice Age: Continental Drift” — the Fox sequel that finished its opening weekend with a cool $42 million. The 3-D “Daycare” short has been getting some especially shiny reviews, but many are built around comparisons to the less gleaming main feature.  “Fox has attached a hilarious ‘Simpsons’ short feature prior to this film,” writes Claudia Puig of USA Today. “Sans words and set largely in the Ayn Rand School for Tots, the brief tale is far more clever and whimsical than any sequence in ‘Ice Age.'”

We’d love to see the the Simpsons back in the land of floor popcorn in their own feature film, but in the meantime, here are two new selections from a poster series that will show Maggie in different poses and settings from classic films.

— Geoff Boucher


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