Only a few weeks after a brand new Simpsons quick movie hit theaters alongside Pixar’s Onward, Disney is bringing the quick to Disney Plus beginning on Friday, April 10th.
“Playdate with Future” was the second non-Pixar quick to play earlier than a Pixar film and the primary Fox property to take action since Disney acquired the corporate. The quick stars Maggie Simpson as she’s separated from her household, embarking on a “first playdate” with a brand new buddy. A Simpsons quick taking part in earlier than a Pixar film may not make numerous sense, however contemplating how necessary The Simpsons is to Disney Plus, having a brand new quick obtainable for folks at house is a win for the corporate.
The Simpsons is a mega-popular sequence that Disney needs to regulate. Incorporating The Simpsons into larger Disney tasks, like a brief earlier than a Pixar film, and making it a core a part of Disney Plus is a near-perfect instance of firm synergy. (A nightmarish instance, maybe.) In contrast to lots of Disney’s huge attracts to the streaming platform — Marvel, Star Wars, and Pixar movies — The Simpsons is without doubt one of the uncommon, prolonged exhibits that individuals can throw on night time after night time as consolation TV.
Disney Plus wants new content material to maintain its greater than 50 million subscribers entertained. That’s more durable to do proper now when manufacturing internationally has shut down as folks social distance to attempt to curb the unfold of the novel coronavirus. A few of Disney’s deliberate exhibits have been impacted, together with post-production work on the extremely anticipated Marvel sequence The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
Because of this, Disney is releasing extra shorts (like a brand new digital Frozen sequence that performs on YouTube), and it’s bringing sure titles scheduled for theatrical launch to Disney Plus as streaming exclusives. Artemis Fowl, which was purported to be launched in August, will now stream on Disney Plus as an unique. Disney additionally introduced various films, together with Onward and Frozen 2, to Disney Plus early, giving folks caught at residence extra films to stream as folks hunt down leisure to fill their days.