‘The Simpsons’ Predicted the Disney-Fox Merger Nearly 20 Years Ago

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The Simpsons have done it again. The hit animated show made another prediction it has come true.

The prediction came in a Season 10, 1998 episode titled “Who You Dish Upon A Star”. A scene int he episode shows the outside of the Fox studio, where “A Division of Walt Disney Co.” is written on a sign in front of the building.

The scene continues inside the studio, where a Star Wars poster appears on the wall in an office where Ron Howard is pitching film ideas. Coincidentally, Disney purchased the rights to Star Wars and Lucasfilm 14 years later in 2012. And, Howard is directing the upcoming Star Wars movie, Solo: A Star Wars Story.

The Disney-Fox merger became a reality today with the official announcement that Disney was acquiring a major portion of 21st Century Fox in a game-changing deal valued at $66.1 billion.

The Simpsons’ have a record of predicting major cultural events including a 2000 prediction that Donald Trump would be elected president.

The show also predicted a Siegfried and Roy tiger attack and Lady Gaga flying through the air on a harness, something she did during the performance of her Super Bowl halftime show in 2012.