November 15, 2019

Why Disney+ Cropping 'The Simpsons' and Other Issues Are Huge Problems for Filmmakers

Disney+ is a hit with most fans, but the new streaming service has some problems — especially when it comes to cropping shows and airing them in their incorrect aspect ratios after telling fans they wouldn’t.

Last week, Disney+ launched and, by all accounts, the company’s new direct-to-consumer streaming platform is a smash content-wise, with over 10 million downloads on day one alone. (I haven’t heard ten people talk about Apple TV+, much less 10 million.)

But as the platform rolled out on Tuesday, November 12, there were some significant technical hiccups (some quickly resolved) and also some issues with the content that are way more troubling, especially for filmmakers looking to exhibit content on Disney+.

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Source: NoFilmSchool