The high-definition presentation will appear for “The Simpsons,” whether it’s ready for it or not. The series looks sharper than before, but that may well be part of the problem.
“The Simpsons” is the home of some of the best background jokes in cartoons. Look no further than the annual “Treehouse of Horror” Halloween specials, where they’re especially at their best. It’s always fun to notice them on subsequent viewings, but they start to lose some of their appeal as they move on to the beginning.
For example, the header image above shows two characters in one location talking to each other. Instead of making them central, by making everything in the room available to read, the “Simpsons” team ensures that they will only capture a small portion of the viewer’s attention at a time. It seems too busy for my taste. That’s why I enjoy the series’ standard definition days, where the animation has more personality, and the background games are more stuck.
Seasons 1-32 of “The Simpsons” are currently streaming on Disney+.
https://www.slashfilm.com/984789/going-hd-gave-the-simpsons-writers-a-lot-more-work-to-do/ Going HD has given the Simpsons writers a lot of work to do