The Simpsons seems to have a tendency for frighteningly accurate predictions and as news of the Disney-Fox deal continues to break the internet, it seems as if the hit Fox animated series got this one right too.
The 1998 Simpsons episode entitled, ‘When You Wish Upon A Star” featured a 20th Century Fox logo with “A division of Walt Disney Co” written directly underneath it.
It’s almost impossible to believe, but in case you need further convincing, here’s a tweet with an image from the episode that’s nearly 20-years old:
— ?The Simpsons ?? (@Simpsons_tweets) December 14, 2017
Of course, the deal makes The Simpsons a part of the Disney family now that the company owns Fox’s film and television properties. This includes other hit Fox animated series such as Family Guy, American Dad! and Bob’s Burgers.
In addition to correctly predicting this monumental deal between Disney and Twenty-First Century Fox, The Simpsons also previously guessed the Donald Trump presidency and the Super Bowl matchup between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks.
Are you as surprised as we are that The Simpsons was so dead on with this prediction? What other crazy predictions do you think the long-running show will get right? Let us know in the comments section!
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6 R-Rated Comic Book Movies Audiences Deserve
Logan and Deadpool have shown studios that R-Rated superhero movies can succeed. Sure, Watchmen and 300 kind of proved that same point in 2009, but now both Marvel and DC have said R-Rated movies are a possibility. Audiences are tired of so many comic book movies featuring similar plots, so opening more projects to the potential of being R-Rated makes it possible that different, mature stories can be told.
Some characters, like Superman and Spider-Man, should never receive the R-Rated treatment. If a character is defined by a sense of hope or optimism instead of a dark, gritty core that grounds all their actions, then a R-Rated movie likely won’t work.
Hit Next to find out more about six comic book movies that should be R-Rated!