Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare” is a very cute animated short that is right up my alley. I have been a fan of The Simpsons since I was a kid (much to the chagrin of my mother) but have not watched it in a few years. Watching this short was very nostalgic and wonderful.
The short is without dialogue. Marge brings Maggie to a very Simpsons-like daycare where she goes through airport style security and has a brain scan that labels her as average. She joins the “nothing special” kids in a dank corner, with the kid who eats paste, and the baby who loves squishing butterflies with a wooden mallet. Maggie discovers a caterpillar friend and soon realizes that it will shortly turn into a butterfly. She must save her little friend from the evil baby!
The animation is a step up from your average Simpsons. It was released in theaters in 3D, but even in 2D it captures shadows and colors that are not normally a part of the Simpsons world. The story is cute and well executed. It is a very short short, but it takes no time at all to feel a connection with Maggie and a dislike of the evil mallet carrying baby.
This short is so cute and, well, short that I find no hesitation in recommending you see it. It is readily available online and if you like The Simpsons, I see no reason why this animation should evade your attention.