All 30 seasons of The Simpsons are available for fans to stream on Disney + as of today, but there is one notable problem: the page ratio is off.
Each episode of The Simpsons is currently broadcast at a 16: 9 ratio, which means that it looks stretched and frames are cut to fit a widescreen format. There is no option to change the aspect ratio. This ultimately means that there are numerous blunders from the first 20 seasons of Simpson that do not land as the cut prevents the joke from being fulfilled.
The Simpsons originally aired on Fox in 1
Things seem likely to improve in 2015 when Fox's FXX network announced that the early episodes of Simpsons will be available for 4: 3 streaming in the Simpsons app World.
All classic episodes of Simpsons at Disney + are cut out in widescreen format – meaning you've missed out on many great visual jokes, such as how Duff, Duff Lite and Duff Dry come from the same pipe. pic.twitter.com/cTy9adulFl
– Tristan Cooper (@TristanACooper) November 12, 2019
FXX fans and critics have welcomed FXX to give subscribers more technological freedom. Many have suggested that the same setting will apply to Disney + following the company's announcement that all 30 seasons will live exclusively on Disney streaming service. This is not so Twitter is full of complaints that Disney does not offer an option to broadcast episodes in 4: 3, with some calling it a discount from FXX and Simpsons World . Even Simpsons writer Bill Oakley tweets his disappointment from the setting.
Disney has not offered via social media if changes are made to the platform to address subscribers' problems. The Verge asked Disney for comment and will update as more information becomes available.