Disney's new streaming service Disney+ launched yesterday in the United States but already they have annoyed 'The Simpsons' fans.
The first 30 seasons are available to watch however the first 20 have been stretched into a widescreen format. This means a lot of the screen is cropped out to fit into the 16:9 aspect ratio when the show would originally have been made for a 4:3 aspect ratio.
'The Simpsons' switched to widescreen format after season 20 so hence why it's not an issue for later seasons.
Needless to say, fans of the show are not happy.
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
*clears throat* “ah yes, in episode 9F14 there is one tube pouring into three distinctly different vats of Duff beer, yet now I cannot see said singular tube, thus rendering the visual joke meaningless. Please explain it.”#SimpsonsAspectRatio pic.twitter.com/eVyw9IiNzN
— Timohthy Jay (@TimothyJ44) November 13, 2019
When they cropped The Simpsons into widescreen, they kept shots of the TV in 4:3. They really should've just kept the entire thing in it's original aspect ratio. pic.twitter.com/N2w7IxL3l9
— Tanooki Joe (@TanookiKuribo) June 4, 2019
What the fuck is the point of Disney+ if they can’t even put The Simpsons in the right aspect ratio
— Patrick Willems (@patrickhwillems) November 12, 2019