Irish Fans of 'The Simpsons' need not worry any longer as Disney+ will hopefully have fixed their aspect ratio problem by next year.
Earlier this week, Disney+ launched in many territories across the world, offering subscribers the ability to watch some of TV's best shows of today and yesterday, such as 'Malcolm In The Middle' and new series 'The Mandalorian'.
Die-hard fans of 'The Simpsons' who loaded up an episode from the first 20 seasons of the show were left disappointed however, as many of the on-screen gags were cut out of shot. This was down to Disney deciding to make all episodes of the 30 seasons only available in the 16:9 aspect ratio, instead of the original 4:3 aspect ratio which the first 20 seasons were first available in.
As you would expect, The Simpsons fans did not stay quiet about the matter and many voiced their annoyance on social media.
Not only are the classic Simpsons episodes on Disney+ awkwardly cropped, but they're stretched in a lot of places too. Bart's head looks 4 inches wider here: pic.twitter.com/fCpmTPasGj
— Tristan Cooper (@TristanACooper) November 12, 2019
Making amends with subscribers, Disney+ have since backtracked on their mistake, and from next year will allow users to stream The Simpsons in their original 4:3 aspect ratio. Releasing a statement, Disney said:
"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."
The fix will hopefully be rolled out by the time Irish viewers will have the chance of trying out Disney+ for the first time. The streaming service is expected to launch here in March 2020.