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'The Simpsons' premieres new theatrical short

July 5, 2012 at 4:27 PM ET

Since 2009, "The Simpsons" has been the longest-running primetime series in television history – but the show’s creators are now interested in setting a new benchmark.

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Directed by David Silverman, a new short entitled “The Longest Daycare” is set to premiere in front of "Ice Age: Continental Drift" when the sequel opens nationwide on July 13.

Simpsons creator Matt Groening recently told Entertainment Weekly that the short was designed as a thank you to fans: "[The staff] just wanted to do this as a way of saying, 'We appreciate how much people have stayed with the show and watched it for 25 years'."

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Fox released a teaser trailer Tuesday for the short film, which was produced in 3D.

Watch the clip below. Look for “The Longest Daycare” only in theaters starting on July 13.

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