Who remembers back pre-quarantine, February 28th, when we received the Magic Maggie in-game update?
We received a little promotional plug for the upcoming Disney/Pixar movie Onward…a task for Maggie. We received it because Maggie had a cute little short at the start of the movie.
Well flash forward a few weeks, COVID-19 hit our lives, shutdown movie theaters, and basically made us all shut-ins. Fun right?
Anyway, Onward (and the Maggie Short) barely had an impact in our lives…because the theaters shut down soon after it opened. So towards the end of March Disney announced it would bring Onward to the Disney + streaming platform in April. (we watched it, it was highly enjoyable! Riley has since watched it 4 bazillion times…)
But while Onward made its debut on Disney +, the Maggie Short was not featured along with it. Until now…
Last Friday, April 10th, Disney launched that Maggie’s Short “Playdate with Destiny” on Disney +. (which is a great throw to Toy Story…) And I FINALLY had a chance to sit down and watch it. Even though it’s only 5 minutes long, you’d be surprised how much less time I have these days. Working from home with a 4 and 1 year old, plus my husband is very time-consuming.
This short was meant to be the Simpsons official “Welcome to the neighborhood…” from Disney…
It was incredibly adorable 5 minute short featuring Maggie falling in love with a little baby boy named Hudson. Only to have Homer attempt to ruin her new found love by being, well Homer.
It’s super cute and there’s not one line of dialogue in the whole thing. Which makes the visuals all the better! But, even without the dialogue, it feels VERY Disney…and not Simpson-like. If it were for the very Simpsons style names of parks and book titles, I’d think I was watching a traditional Disney Short.
But, I love Disney…so I thought this was incredibly adorable and made me, and the little Addicts, smile. So I’d give this short 2 thumbs up and worth the watch! (it’s only 5 minutes after all)
And I’m not gonna lie, I think my favorite part was this little Easter Egg at the very end…
Thoughts? Did you watch the Maggie Short? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!