"The Simpsons" will be returning to the big screen this summer, reports EW.com’s Inside TV. The show has a dialogue-free 3-D short in the works that will air before the film "Ice Age: Continental Drift," the story reports.
The four-and-a-half minute film, called "The Longest Daycare," will debut July 13 with "Ice Age," the story says.
”[Executive producer] Jim Brooks thought we should do an animated short — a la the ones Pixar does before their features, a la the cartoons you used to see in the theater years ago — as a fun thing to give our fans,” executive producer Al Jean said.
"The Longest Daycare" is directed by David Silverman, who also directed "The Simpsons Movie," and follows Baby Maggie as she returns to the Ayn Rand School for Tots, the story says.