The Longest Daycare
Date: July 13, 2012
This Movie plays Vesti la Giubba
The Longest Daycare is an American 3D animated short film starring Maggie Simpson from The Simpsons, set to be shown prior to screenings of Ice Age: Continental Drift, starting on July 13, 2012, in the United States. The film is the second Simpsons theatrical release and is a sequel to the episode "A Streetcar Named Marge". Reception has been positive, praising the storytelling and graphics. Marge Simpson drops off Maggie at the Ayn Rand School for Tots, where she goes through a very complicated security system. Then a guard carries her past the "Room for Gifted Babies" and puts her in the "Nothing Special" dreary corner instead. The playtime items are either taken away or eaten by the other babies. A butterfly then makes its way into the room as Maggie's nemesis, Baby Gerald, squashes it with a mallet and draws a square around it, as if it is his artwork. A second butterfly also meets the same fate. Maggie finds a caterpillar and a book that reads The Life Cycle of the Butterfly. Realizing that the caterpillar could also meet the fate of the first two butterflies, she tries to protect it from Gerald. The caterpillar later encases itself in a chrysalis and starts to transform. Once the newly-formed butterfly emerges, Maggie tries to help it fly out of the window, but Gerald kills it by shutting the blinds on it when it perches itself on the window. Maggie cries in horror as she falls to the floor. Marge then arrives to pick her up, when it is revealed Maggie's crying was only a ruse to cover the truth: she had slipped her hair bow onto the windowsill and wore the butterfly on her forehead in its place. She then sets the butterfly free as Marge drives her home.