‘Star Wars’ And ‘The Simpsons’ To Crossover In New Short Featuring Maggie Simpson

Tomorrow is May 4th, and if you’re a Star Wars fan that’s more than just another Tuesday. It’s a day when “May the 4th Be With You” t-shirts will be worn by geeks the world over, celebrating Star Wars Day. Any and all means to honor the beloved franchise will take place, and for Disney it’s a chance to market the brand in some cool and clever ways. Like, say, a crossover with The Simpsons.

That’s right, Star Wars and The Simpsons will meet in a new short film titled Maggie Simpson in The Force Awakens From Its Nap. The film arrives tomorrow on Disney+, and of course, centers on toddler Maggie Simpson as she goes on an epic quest where she meets up with some familiar characters from a galaxy far far away…

SYNOPSIS: 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.

Also debuting tomorrow, appropriately enough, is the first episode of The Bad Batch. The animated series follows the souped-up clones last seen in new episodes of The Clone Wars. Dave Filoni is once again behind the show, so fans know to expect greatness from it. Having seen the first couple of episodes, I can say that my fears about it have been cleared away. They still don’t feel like true Star Wars characters to me, but Filoni, smartly, weaves them into a compelling part of history (Order 66) and that’s what has hooked me.


Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.