‘The Simpsons’ Producer Al Jean on How the Show’s New ‘Star Wars’ Short Came to Be — And If Marvel Is Next

You’re not the only one surprised by the sudden announcement of the new “The Simpsons” short “Maggie Simpson in ‘The Force Awakens From Its Nap.’” For executive producer Al Jean and the team behind the long-running animated series, they’re still marveling at how quickly they turned it around.

“The Force Awakens From Its Nap,” which premieres at Midnight PT on Disney Plus, came out of an idea that executive producer James L. Brooks came up with in January. Because “The Simpsons” library is such a hit on the streamer, why not do a series of shorts where the show interacts with other Disney Plus franchises?

Jean’s idea was “Star

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