The Pixar name used to be failproof brand that was guaranteed to draw audiences, but the brand has lost some of its luster in recent years due to the inconsistent quality of its films and an overreliance on sequels. The studio’s reputation has declined so much that the Walt Disney Company announced today that it would run a new Simpsons short in front of next week’s release of Onward.
This marks the second time that a non-Pixar short will screen in front of a Pixar feature. The first time it happened was in 2017, when the Walt Disney Animation Studios short Olaf’s Frozen Adventure was paired with Coco.
According to Disney’s official Simpsons account on Twitter, the new short is titled Playdate with Destiny and stars Maggie Simpson.