In a reality few could've expected a few years ago, The Simpsons is now owned by Disney. Of course, let's not forget the series predicted it, and is now leaning into all the jokes it's made over the years at the House of Mouse's expense.
Such is the case in this new promo for Disney+, in which the entire Simpsons family is on display. Springfield's favorite family is all decked out in Disney gear, and present to spread the news about the show's catalog being featured at launch on Disney+. As viewers will see, not everyone is so excited to be there.
Bart is none too pleased about the situation, which is par for the course for his usual sass. Homer is making his usual threats all while dressed as Iron Man while the rest of the family represents other various Disney-owned franchises. Everyone looks pretty great, though I'm always a sucker for seeing a baby in a Yoda costume. Bart is dressed as Mickey Mouse, Marge is Toy Story's Bo Peep, and Lisa looks to be Frozen's Elsa.
As many fans of The Simpsons were quick to point out, Bart's noted distaste for Disney is canon. While the show has made its fair share of jabs about the corporation over the years, Bart had a particularly noteworthy joke that appeared in The Simpsons Movie.
This is just the latest "shade" The Simpsons has thrown at Disney, as the most recent "Treehouse of Horror XXX" showed Maggie sporting a "mark of the beast" which was initially seen to be a picture of Mickey Mouse. This type of behavior from the show's writers is nothing new, as they worked in several jokes at the expense of the Fox network when the show was firmly under its umbrella.
And obviously, if Disney had a real problem with these jokes, it would put a stop to them. The Simpsons is big, but it's not so big that it can just say what it wants no matter what. Luckily, Disney has been cool about the shade (at least according to the folks at Family Guy) so it's not like these jokes will all of the sudden come to an end.
Of course, time will tell as to how much The Simpsons will change under Disney. There have already been questions floating around about a spinoff, which is something that never got any serious traction while the show was at Fox. There's certainly not lack of characters to use for such a venture, but will Disney actually move forward with an idea like that? For now, we can only wait and see.
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