Diehard Simpsons fans were excited to be able to stream every single episode of The Simpsons at the launch of Disney Plus, Disney’s new streaming service.
But it didn’t take long for the super fans to realize visual jokes were missing, because Disney decided to switch older episodes from their original 4:3 ratio to a 16:9 widescreen ratio.
Disney released a statement saying;
“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 correction to allow users to switch back to 4:3 ratio won’t be available till early 2020.