The Simpsons’ Aspect Ratio Problem On Disney Plus Will Be Fixed

Last week we wrote about the fact that The Simpsons would launch on Disney Plus in Australia (we finally get it tomorrow).

Everyone was pretty outraged over the fact that Season 1-19 had been shifted to Widescreen from their original 4:3 aspect ratio, causing some pretty crucial parts of episodes to be cropped out as well as having characters stretched.

Disney has acknowledged the issue and said that different viewing options will be provided in early 2020.

The full statement is below:

“We presented “The Simpsons” in 16:9 aspect ratio at launch in order to guarantee visual quality and consistency across all 30 seasons. Over time, Disney+ will roll out new features and additional viewing options. As part of this, in early 2020, Disney+ 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.”