'The Simpsons' Will Be Available in Correct Aspect Ratio on Disney+ Next Week

May 22, 2020

“Simpsons” fans are in for a treat!

Disney+ announced that the series will now be available to stream in its correct aspect ratio!

The streaming service revealed it would begin airing episodes from the first 19 seasons (and a few episodes from the 20th season) on May 28th.

Though the animated series has been available since the streaming service’s inception in November, fans and subscribers have expressed frustration because the episodes were available in a 16:9 aspect ratio, despite most episodes being filmed in a 4:3 ratio.

The result was an upsetting experience as episodes were cropped and zoomed in, which prevented fans from seeing key moments and punchlines, or watching the episodes as they were intended.

Verge reports that the series transitioned from standard definition (4:3) to HD programming (16:9) in 2009, when it was in its 20th season.

The series has been on air since 1989.

FXX faced similar backlash when it began airing the series in 2014, before airing the corrected format in early 2015.

Disney previously announced that it would debut the series with the correct aspect ratio in May, but never specified a day for the release.

Disney+ also released plenty of new “Star Wars” content in May along with some classic films, including Brandon Fraser’s 1997 hit, “George of the Jungle,” the fourth installment in the “Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise titled "On Stranger Tides,” and the first two “Homeward Bound” films.

Check out all the Disney+ movies and TV shows streaming now.

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