Disney+ debuted in India with Hotstar in early April, thus bringing wide array of shows and movies from the different properties that Disney owns. This includes the likes of movies from Marvel, shows from the Star Network and a collection of Disney’s own movies and shows too (Such as The Lion King, Frozen 2, Finding Dory, Lizzie McGuire, Boy Meets World and High School Musical – the series). Now, Disney+ is bringing the world’s favourite nuclear family from the series The Simpsons to India.
To announce the release of the cartoon series ‘The Simpsons’ on their platform, the streaming service ran a social campaign featuring Bollywood celebs. Popular Bollywood celebrities uploaded photos of themselves as Simpsons characters.
Created by cartoonist Matt Groening, The Simpsons made its debut in 1989 and is the longest running primetime scripted show in in television history with a collection of over 675 episodes spanning 31 seasons – all of which will be available on Disney+ Hotstar Premium. The latest and 31st season of the iconic show is exclusively available on the platform, ahead of its TV premiere. The popular 2007 feature film The SimpsonsMovie and the recently released short film Maggie Simpson in “PlaydatewithDestiny” will also be available.
In the past, Hollywood celebrities have starred on The Simpsons as cartoons, animated in the signature yellow style, and this campaign seems to be a way of paying homage to that.
Additionally, Bollywood starts recorded a short video revealing their excitement on Twitter. The same was featured by Disney+Hotstar on their official twitter handle.