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Disney+ will offer The Simpsons in original format starting in 2020

Disney+ will offer The Simpsons in original format starting in 2020

If you're a Disney Plus subscriber, you can now stream the first 30 seconds of The Simpsons on the streaming service, but there's a catch: all of the episodes are in widescreen format. This is a problem for the older seasons, which were released in the 4:3 aspect ratio that was standard at the time. Fans have complained and now Disney is promising a change starting early next year.

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Star Wars: The Mandalorian AT-ST Raider LEGO Review

Star Wars: The Mandalorian AT-ST Raider LEGO Review

The LEGO Star Wars set 75254 "AT-ST Raider" rolls with one of the most epic-looking pieces of hardware in The Mandalorian. This set contains four minifigures and a rather mixed-up looking All Terrain Scount Transport (AT-ST), the likes of which we've only ever really seen looking a lot more... completely flat metal gray. Now it's got parts in red, with stripes, and all sorts of oddities.

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Disney criticized over vague ‘outdated cultural depictions’ advisory

Disney criticized over vague ‘outdated cultural depictions’ advisory

Disney has been criticized over what some consider an excessively vague warning on select older movies that feature racist stereotypes and other problematic content. The warning appears at the end of descriptions on select Disney movies like the original Dumbo and Peter Pan. The same advisory is missing from other movies that have faced similar criticism, however, like Aladdin.

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Disney Plus new episode release times: Mandalorian, Encore!, more

Disney Plus new episode release times: Mandalorian, Encore!, more

The next episode of the Disney Plus (or Disney+) Originals show you love so very much will roll out tonight. Disney announced that each of the several Disney+ "first original series" will begin to release new episodes starting on Friday, November 15, 2019. That's just under a week after the release of the service itself. Disney noted that each new episode after November 15 would be released one week after the last, on a Friday, at one minute after midnight.

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Netflix has already renewed The Witcher for a second season

Netflix has already renewed The Witcher for a second season

Netflix has already renewed its upcoming original show The Witcher for a second season, the company has announced. The show's first season is scheduled to debut on the streaming service just ahead of Christmas, giving fans access to the first full batch of episodes just in time for the holiday season. The series is based on the video game franchise with the same name.

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This Disney Plus Hulu bundle has one huge oversight

This Disney Plus Hulu bundle has one huge oversight

Disney+ launched yesterday, and it arrived offering a pretty tempting bundle with some of Disney's other services. Though you can buy a subscription to Disney+ on its own for $6.99 per month, you can also get it bundled with Hulu and ESPN+ for $12.99 per month, a price that challenges Netflix's standard subscription tier. If you don't have a subscription to Hulu already, then the bundle with Disney+ makes for a pretty attractive deal, but there's one thing you should know before you sign up.

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10 million Disney Plus subscribers signed up on day 1

10 million Disney Plus subscribers signed up on day 1

Disney announced today that Disney Plus (Disney+) reached "a major milestone" with a whopping 10 million sign-ups "since launching." This announcement was made within the first 24 hours of the launch of the Disney+ service, suggesting that subscriptions had already climbed above said 10 million mark. This undoubtedly includes many customers that've signed up with the standard Disney+ 7-day trial (which is also free, mind you) right out the gate.

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A tiny Transformers toys gift guide: Robust is best in 2019

A tiny Transformers toys gift guide: Robust is best in 2019

Transformers is a toy line that's never really dull. I remember getting Transformers toys for gifts for Christmas and birthdays when I was a kid, and even when (90% of the time) I did not know the character in the box, I was thrilled to get another one of these bafflingly entertaining pieces of moving parts in plastic. The difference between a "good" transformer and a "could've been better" transformer gift always depended on the intended audience for the toy. Not all Transformer toys are made for little kids.

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Disney Plus starter kit: 10 key details at launch

Disney Plus starter kit: 10 key details at launch

You just opened Disney Plus (or Disney+ if you prefer) for the first time and you're feeling overwhelmed. Or you've been using Disney Plus for a while now, and you wonder if there's anything you've missed. If you're looking for a "what to watch on Disney Plus" sort of article, you can find that on SlashGear too - but THIS article is all about getting started out right.

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Sonic movie redesign trailer is a whole lot less creepy

Sonic movie redesign trailer is a whole lot less creepy

Earlier this year, Paramount Pictures took a swing and a miss by releasing the first trailer for its upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog flick. The response to that trailer was not great, with many people complaining about Sonic's uncanny valley look. Fans of the blue blur criticized everything from Sonic's vaguely human proportions to the way his teeth looked and the shape of his eyes.

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Disney Plus launches, but not without problems

Disney Plus launches, but not without problems

After a big wind up, Disney+ launches today. Sign ups for the streaming service are now live, with Disney+ available as either a standalone subscription or in a bundle with Hulu and ESPN+. Unfortunately, the launch of Disney+ has not been going very smoothly, as a number of new subscribers are having a hard time actually accessing the service.

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Showtime’s Halo TV show finally enters production

Showtime’s Halo TV show finally enters production

More than a year after the series was announced, Showtime has revealed that its Halo TV show is finally in production. The network shared an image of the show's cast alongside its announcement, saying that the production will be kicking off imminently. The news follows years of rumors, speculations, and false starts involving movies and shows based on the Halo franchise.

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