It seems like every day there’s new shows being added onto Disney+, Disney’s upcoming streaming service. Yesterday, we heard about the new Hawkeye series. Today, we’ve learned Fox’s famous animated show The Simpsons will be coming along for the ride as well.
— Disney (@Disney) April 11, 2019
In the short video provided, the Simpsons family welcomes their “new corporate overlords” and don the iconic Mickey Mouse ear hats before Homer is crushed by Dumbo. We’ve got Bob Iger and Darth Vader in the background, along with a not-so-subtle nod to the Disney-Fox merger. However, there’s no news as to whether or not Disney will get rid of the Simpsons World, the digital service that currently houses the entire series.
There are so many shows coming to Disney+ that it’s becoming hard to keep track of it all. They recently added on High School Musical: The Musical: The Series and Monsters at Work, on top of a number of Marvel and Star Wars shows. If you want to take a look at the full list of programming and a rough idea of when it might be available, there’s a full list on OhMyDisney.
While the move is surprising, the merger does mean that Disney has access to some of Fox’s best content, and this is likely just the first of bigger shifts happening in the background. We’ll just have to wait and see what other products will be coming out of this new business move.
The Simpsons will be available to watch when Disney+ launches on November 12, 2019.