Can anybody believe that The Simpsons are entering into its 24th season? The panel was right after Futurama, which made it easy for fans of both shows to attend. The creator of the show, Matt Groening received the Icon award. He will always be a pop culture icon. Which to most he was already.
The panel was only of Matt Groening, Al Jean, Mike Anderson, and Yeardley Smith who does the voice of Lisa Simpson. I would have really have enjoyed if more of the cast came. They started it off with a clip of the Treehouse of Horror. Springfield just created a black hole. And Lisa is trying to stop everybody from feeding it. Of course Milhouse is the reason why it swallows the entire town. It brings them to an alternate universe. The aliens here believe all their garbage is gifts. They really enjoy the Zume.
Next was Q&A, which brought mostly general questions. We didn’t find out much about the show. At the end of the panel they screened The Longest Daycare. If you want, it can be considered the second The Simpsons movie. The 5 minute short is playing before the new Ice Age movie. We only got to see the 2D version while in most theaters it is playing in 3D.
The short is about Maggie and her arch rival Baby Gerald. The baby is killing all the butterflies in the daycare. Maggie is trying to save the last one and get it to freedom before the baby destroys it. It is very cute and with no words, they do a job of getting the point across.