Disney Plus has reportedly said it'll聽offer The Simpsons in its original 4:3 aspect ratio early next year, following complaints that . The streaming service said it decided to offer 16:9 aspect ratio at launch "to guarantee visual quality and consistency across all 30 seasons" of The Simpsons, the AV Club reported Friday.
"Over time, Disney Plus will roll out new features and additional viewing options," according to Disney Plus' statement to the AV Club. "As part of this, in early 2020, Disney Plus 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."
Disney Plus launched聽Tuesday, and with it a聽daunting array of choices. But in addition to the first day being marred by聽service failures and login problems, fans started complaining that visual gags from The Simpsons, like in the season 4 episode "Duffless," were being cut off. The widescreen view also makes characters' faces look more stretched out.
The new Disney Plus streaming service offers a wide range of old and new聽Disney, Fox,聽Pixar,聽Marvel,聽Star Wars聽and National Geographic content. It's聽priced at $7 a month聽and聽launched Nov. 12聽in the US, Canada and the Netherlands, and is coming to Australia and New Zealand on Nov. 19.聽Disney Plus will launch March 31 in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. It already has聽more than 10 million subscribers.
Disney Plus didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.