Disney Plus now lets you watch The Simpsons in original 4:3 aspect ratio
Fans weren't happy with widescreen-only episodes.
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From its premiere in 1989 up to 2010, The Simpsons aired in a 4:3 aspect ratio. The show switched to a 16:9 format during its 20th season. Viewers can now toggle between the two formats when watching episodes of the show on Disney Plus.