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Disney Plus will fix the aspect ratio on The Simpsons in 2020

If you’ve got already signed up for the new Disney Plus streaming service, then you might have seen older episodes of The Simpsons are proven in the incorrect aspect ratio. Disney now says a fix is on the means – however it will not arrive till subsequent 12 months.

It’s not that the episodes are unwatchable, however the forcing of the trendy 16:9 widescreen look on the basic 4:three seasons of the present means a part of the image is getting chopped off – and it is ruining some nice visual gags.

“We presented The Simpsons in 16:9 aspect ratio at launch in order to guarantee visual quality and consistency across all 30 seasons,” Disney has mentioned in an announcement, as The Verge reviews. “Over time, Disney Plus will roll out new features and additional viewing options.”

“As part of this, in early 2020, Disney Plus will make the first 19 seasons (and some episodes from season 20) of The Simpsons available in their original 4:3 aspect ratio, giving subscribers a choice of how they prefer to view the popular series.”

Classic viewing

So there you’ve it – you’ll view these basic Simpsons episodes as they had been meant to be seen early subsequent 12 months (with black letterbox bars on present to compensate.

From season 20, which started airing on tv in 2008, The Simpsons switched to the trendy 16:9 widescreen ratio to suit with newer screens. It’s a reminder of simply how lengthy the present has been round.

Despite some preliminary teething issues, Disney Plus has attracted tens of millions of subscribers in its launch markets of the US, Canada and the Netherlands, although the free trial is perhaps one thing to do with that. A UK launch is scheduled for March, with Australia and New Zealand getting entry subsequent week.

If you are simply getting began with the service, try the prime three Disney Plus reveals we’re watching proper now – and sure, The Mandalorian is certainly one of them.

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