Disney’s new streaming platform, Disney Plus, has provided the first 30 seasons of The Simpsons, but fans can only watch it in widescreen mode, according to foreign media CNET. This eliminates some of the popular visual jokes in the series, TV Guide reported.
For example, the widescreen format means fans will miss out on the laughs from the fourth season of “Duffless.” Tristan Cooper and College Humor of Dorkly pointed out on Twitter that the episode originally showed that Duff, Duff Lite and Duff Dry were all from the same pipeline, and that the widescreen version prevented some content from being fully displayed.
Disney’s screen aspect ratio is 16:9, and The Simpsons didn’t switch to it until season 20. When Fox Broadcasting (owned by the Walt Disney Co.) began airing the show in 2014, fans of “The Simpsons” ran into the same problem.
In addition to The Simpsons, Disney Plus subscribers reported a number of problems with the platform when it launched on Tuesday, including login difficulties, inability to stream video, application failures, and the disappearance of shows and movies from it. This service costs $6.99 per month.