Simpsons Star Warns Disney Might Cancel Cartoon Soon
At the moment, Fox has renewed The Simpsons for two more seasons that will be broadcast through 2020; however, Disney hasn’t yet announced its plans regarding the classic cartoon series.
According to actress Yeardley Smith, who voices Lisa Simpson, told the Hollywood Reporter that after Fox merges with Disney, she expects the corporation to “cancel” the show rather than “altering its legacy”, as The Simpsons won’t be in line with Disney’s “family friendly” policies.
“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”, Smith explained.
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The Simpsons, which appeared on air in 1989, is now the longest-running American sitcom, and the longest-running American scripted primetime TV series, with 658 episodes having been broadcast to date. The cartoon has become one of the most well-known American sitcoms of the past decades, influencing numerous other animated series across the globe.