Disney, for all its power in the entertainment world, was not streaming the episodes in the native 4:3 aspect ratio, and instead showing the episodes in 16:9. They were cropped and stretched to fit the widescreen format.
While that doesn8217;t sound like too much of a big deal, it meant many of the show8217;s subtle jokes were actually ruined. Including, famously, the tour of the Duff brewery where the original showed Duff, Duff Lite and Duff Dry all emanating from the same pump.
The entertainment giant wrote: 8220;We appreciate our fans’ patience and are working to make the first 19 Seasons (and part of 20) of #TheSimpsons available in 4:3 versions on #DisneyPlus. We expect to accomplish this by the end of May.8221;
Disney didn8217;t go into how it is managing to make the adjustment, but it sounds as simple as just enabling the 4:3 format within Disney Plus. There8217;s probably a little more to it than that though, given the timescale involved.
Disney Plus launched in Britain a little over a week ago and the timing couldn8217;t be better, considering the nationwide lockdown as a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic. The affordable, £5.99 a month streaming service finally gives Brits access to The Mandalorian and the new season of The Clone Wars, as well as an unrivalled content library from Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel, Fox and National Geographic.
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