The Simpsons Aspect Ratio Problem Fixed

Update 4/2/20: Today, Disney+ released a statement on Twitter saying they expect this process to be completed by the end of May 2020.

Our original article from November 2019 follows.

Disney+ arrived this week to much excitement and glee from fans anxious to stream everything from the new live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian to Disney classics The Lion King and everything in between. However, one of the more enticing library titles from Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox immediately disappointed fans. But thankfully, it’s about to be fixed.

Every single season of The Simpsons is available on Disney+ right now, but when it comes to the first 19 seasons of the show, there was an issue. The aspect ratio for those episodes was presented in the widescreen 16:9 ratio, the shape of your average television today. But those episodes from the first 19 seasons aired when the full screen 4:3 ratio was the standard for television. The result was episodes that lost visual quality and some hilarious sight gags. But Disney+ will have The Simpsons aspect ratio problem fixed in the near future. Read More »

Free Quibi Subscription from T-Mobile

Quibi is still on track to debut on April 6, even in the face of a lawsuit trying to stop them, bringing a cavalcade of new movies (in chapters) and TV shows that you’ll be able to stream to your phone. You probably won’t be watching this stuff on-the-go as Quibi originally intended, at least not while the coronavirus outbreak is still spreading across the globe, but you can still check them out from the comfort of your own home. Plus, T-Mobile will let you get a free Quibi subscription for a year

On top of that, we have two new trailers for Quibi programming, one with Chance the Rapper rebooting the prank show Punk’d that once thrived at MTV, and the other a Jennifer Lopez-produced series called Thanks a Million, bringing some much needed heart-warming kindness to the table by having a celebrity or public figure giving $100,000 to an unsuspecting individual who must pay it forward to help others in their community. Read More »

Sea Fever Live Stream Premiere

Have you ever wanted to go to a movie premiere? Well, even in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, you can finally attend one, all from the comfort of your home. Indie distributor Gunpowder & Sky and their sci-fi label DUST will be hosting the first-ever live stream movie premiere for the film Sea Fever. The event will allow viewers to watch the movie from their couch, and they’ll even have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A with the film’s cast and director. Don’t know what Sea Fever is? Find out everything you need to know below. Read More »

Trolls World Tour Rental

Next week sees the arrival of the big experiment from Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Animation when they send their theatrical release Trolls World Tour to VOD. It’s the first major studio movie intended for theatrical release that will be heading to VOD rental services first amidst the coronavirus outbreak. For those of you who just can’t wait to sing and dance along with Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick all over again, you can pre-order the Trolls World Tour rental on FandangoNOW right now and get discounts on other DreamWorks Animation movies in their library. Read More »

Lando Calrissian Trilogy Posters

Since Solo: A Star Wars Story ended up being a box office disappointment, it’s not likely that we’re going to get a sequel, and that’s coming from the film’s co-writer Jon Kasdan. But if the story arc that began in the spin-off were to continue, it would be awesome if it ended up making Lando Calrissian even more prominent. Apparently artist Peter Stults thought the same thing, which is why he used his quarantine time to make a trio of posters for a film series called The Calrissian Chronicles. Check out the Lando Calrissian trilogy posters and all the cool details within them below. Read More »

Anthony Daniels Breaks Down C-3PO Costumes

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, see what the infamous “Butthole Cut” of the box office bomb Cats might have looked like. Plus, Star Wars franchise actor Anthony Daniels runs through the various versions of the C-3PO costume that he donned over the years, and Frozen and The Good Place star Kristen Bell looks back at her most famous roles, including Veronica Mars and Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Read More »

Stargirl Poster

Want to watch a weekly video series hosted by Marvel’s Joe Quesada? Could we see Green Lantern or The Flash pop up on Stargirl? Want to get your hands on a Mike Mignola sketch and support a good cause? What did Michael Caine have to say about taking the role of Alfred in Batman Begins? Want to be inducted into the Green Lantern Corps. by voice actor Phil LaMarr? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Disneynature Elephant and Dolphin Reef Trailer

Since 2008, Disneynature has released near a dozen and a half documentaries that focus on various ecosystems and the creatures who inhabit them. Traditionally, these movies arrive in theaters around Earth Day. But this year, Disney is bringing nature into your home with two new feature-length Disneynature documentaries arriving on Disney+ this week.

Elephant shines a light on an African elephant named Shani and her son Jimo as they make the journey across the Kalahari Desert. Meanwhile, Dolphin Reef heads into cooler territory under the sea to follow Echo, a young Pacific bottlenose dolphin who is on the cusp of growing up.  Read More »

Celebrity Coronavirus PSAs

For some reason, there are still some people in the United States who think they don’t need to be cautious about how often they leave their homes when the coronavirus pandemic is spreading across the country. That’s why every week (maybe even every other day), there’s a new PSA from various famous faces providing some sound, valuable advice to Americans about how to behave during this delicate and dangerous time for the world. And the latest additions are absolutely perfect.

Larry David calls out some of “the idiots out there” who aren’t staying home, and by association, putting old old, grumpy guys like the Curb Your Enthusiasm star at risk. Meanwhile, Samuel L. Jackson takes a more commanding approach by reading a book called Stay the F— Home, a variation on Adam Mansbach‘s best-selling book Go the F— to Sleep, which the Pulp Fiction star previously read online too. Read More »

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Empire Series Finale

This spring was meant to see the sixth and final season of Empire come to a close. The music biz series starring Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard would have ended with the 20th episode this season, but thanks to the coronavirus pandemic shutting down production on the show earlier than planned, the series finale will also arrive ahead of schedule, and it will cut the series a little short. Read More »