One of the biggest franchises that Disney now own following their purchase of 21st Century Fox is “The Simpsons”, but should Disney want to water down the show, they might hit some problems according to Yeardley Smith, who voices Lisa in the show.
When you’re dealing with something that is still so culturally relevant, and sort of such a pillar of our culture, if you’re going to mess with that, that’s some pretty risky territory.
So my feeling is — and I could be completely wrong — is that they would cancel it before they would change it [creatively].
And Yeardley Smith continued to say to The Hollywood Reporter
When you are building a silo, you need content. Even though we have 700 episodes, when we have a marathon and you can devour that in 14 days, dude, you better keep making those episodes.
For us, I think it’s very, very good as long as the writers and executive producers still want to keep making the show. I’m optimistic.
Adding over 700 episodes of “The Simpsons” to Disney+ would be a massive addition to the library and appeal to many different members of the family. And by continuing to offer new shows, this will continue to keep the franchise alive, which is what Disney would want.
However ,this isn’t the first time its been reported about “The Simpsons” being cancelled, as a recently it came to light that Disney might benefit from cancelling the show to void old contracts. However it seems unlikely as “The Simpsons” is a massive franchise for Disney and while it might take a while for them to work out the next step, Disney+ looks set to be a major destination for the show.
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