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Technology Disney+ cuts off 'Simpsons' jokes with widescreen episodes

03:55  13 november  2019
03:55  13 november  2019 Source:   engadget.com

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The Disney+ launch didn't just have some technical hiccups -- it also irritated The Simpsons fans. Viewers have discovered that all classic Simpsons All the classic Simpsons episodes on Disney+ are in cropped widescreen format -- this means you miss out on tons of great visual jokes , like how

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The Disney+ launch didn't just have some technical hiccups -- it also irritated The Simpsons fans. Viewers have discovered that all classic Simpsons episodes are the cropped widescreen versions, not the 4:3 originals that FXX brought back in 2015. And just like four years ago, that decision wrecks some sight gags, such as the revelation that all of Duff's beers come from the same source. There are also instances where the picture has been stretched to fit the modern TV aspect ratio.

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We've asked Disney for comment, although sources talking to Engadget said the company will listen to feedback.

It wouldn't be surprising if Disney had a change of heart. The 4:3 versions are clearly available for streaming given that Disney owns FXX. There's not much stopping the company from simply posting those editions instead of or alongside the widescreen variants. For now, though, you'll have to make do with watching Mr. Plow, the nuclear plant strike or Talkin' Softball with some conspicuous black bars.

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Older episodes of the Simpsons have significant portions of the screen cut off by the new aspect ratio, which impacts some visual gags. All the classic Simpsons episodes on Disney+ are in cropped widescreen format -- this means you miss out on tons of great visual jokes , like how Duff

Older episodes of the Simpsons have significant portions of the screen cut off by the new aspect ratio, which impacts some visual gags. All the classic Simpsons episodes on Disney+ are in cropped widescreen format -- this means you miss out on tons of great visual jokes , like how Duff

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