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Maggie Simpson in "The Force Awakens From Its Nap" is a crossover short film between Star Wars and The Simpsons. It was released on May 4, 2021, on Disney+.[2]

Official Description[]

In a daycare far, far away… but still in Springfield, Maggie is on an epic quest for her stolen pacifier. Her adventure brings her face-to-face with young Padawans, Sith Lords, familiar droids, Rebel scum, and an ultimate battle against the Dark Side, in this original short celebrating the Star Wars galaxy.


The idea behind a Star Wars short starring Maggie Simpson came up in January 2021. As the Disney+ The Simpsons library was well received, executive producer James L. Brooks proposed to do a series of shorts where the show interacted with other franchises available in the streaming service. Showrunner Al Jean, a longtime Star Wars fan, pitched the idea of making a Star Wars–centric short in which Maggie is sent to a Jedi preschool. Two shorts starring Maggie, The Longest Daycare and Playdate with Destiny, had been previously produced in 2012 and 2020. Both Lucasfilm Ltd. and Disney+ showed enthusiasm for the idea, and asked The Simpsons crew to have the short ready for May 4, 2021, given that "Star Wars Day" is on that date.[3]

Jean wrote the script along with Joel H. Cohen and Mike Price, and The Simpsons director David Silverman directed the short. The first draft for the short was ready by January 18. They worked closely with Lucasfilm throughout the short's development, providing suggestions and making sure that The Simpsons crew used the full universe of their characters. Among the characters included in the short are a "Darth Maul Baby" and BB-8, but Grogu was only referenced yet not included, as Jean felt that the character, best known as "Baby Yoda," is probably the most demanded to Disney, so they understandably didn't want him to be overexposed. The Lucasfilm team also helped them to transliterate the Aurebesh writing correctly on a chalkboard. The short was finished on April 30, four days before its release date.[3]


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  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 Maggie Simpson in "The Force Awakens From Its Nap" credits
  2. 2.0 2.1 TwitterLogo Star Wars (@starwars) on Twitter: "In a daycare far, far away… but still in Springfield. Maggie Simpson in "The Force Awakens From Its Nap" is streaming tomorrow, May the 4th on #DisneyPlus." (backup link)
  3. 3.0 3.1 'The Simpsons' Producer Al Jean on How the Show's New 'Star Wars' Short Came to Be — And If Marvel Is Next by Schneider, Michael on variety.com (May 3, 2021) (archived from the original on May 4, 2021)

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