"Here is the thing, this isn't Disney+'s fault," says Brian Galindo. "The old episodes of The Simpsons were upgraded to HD a long time ago (way before Disney even considered buying 20th Century Fox). In fact, this was the problem that FXX ran into in 2014 when it aired the old episodes of the series in HD for the first time. And, again, it was the same issue fans complained about when Simpsons World was launched that same year. It wasn't until a few months later that FX made the 4:3 ratio episodes of the series available to stream on Simpsons World as an option — but with a catch, the 4:3 ratio episodes were only in standard definition...So basically, Disney, in an effort to stream the show in the highest quality possible, is having to stream it in 16:9 — which is the format they ~inherited~ it in."