Futurama

Matt Groening and David X.Cohen’s Sci-Fi comedy Masterpiece Futurama has had an interesting ride. One of the first high-profile victims of TV-exec voodoo, it was dropped by FOX (who have a nasty habit of strangling good Science fiction at birth coughFirefly-cough) before a comedy central resurrection. First as a series of films, before coming back to the small screen. While it might have been starting to show its age towards the end of its 140-odd episode run, it never outstayed its welcome, and It’s loyal (if not rabid) fan base are still clamouring for more, four years later. (more…)

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It seems that Futurama could live forever based on the love of it’s fans alone. Fandom fervor has resulted in the show coming back from the dead before and now it seems it has done so once again… well, if not unofficially. Cinema Relics Productions has released the long awaited full episode of their Futurama fan-film Fan-O-Rama. For fans who have always wanted to know what their favorite Futurama characters would look like in real life this trailer should be a special  treat.  (more…)

‘PIXELS’ Trailer Is Here – Is It Just Me?

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The first full length Futurama movie based on the episode Anthology of Interest II from 2002 has its first trailer online!

*RING! *RING!

Wait… who’s that? Sorry, I gotta take this call, I’ll only be a moment. What? I’m trying to do a post here man. Are you sure? You’re just messing with me aren’t you? Pinky swear? OK, I believe you.

I’m being told this isn’t a Futurama movie by Matt Groening, but an Adam Sandler movie called PIXELS. That’s what I get for not paying attention to the opening. I’m sure this was also an episode of The Simpsons, but I was too lazy to look it up. So there’s a new trailer out for Pixels starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Peter Dinklage, and Josh Gad. Wait… where’s David Spade and Chris Rock? I thought this was an Adam Sandler movie… (more…)

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TV shows don’t crossover quite like they used to anymore, which maybe an indication just how far The Simpsons has fallen in terms of creativity. Two, count ’em, two crossovers with the Fox animated series were announced at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con, one with Family Guy and one with Futurama. A 5-minute preview clip of the Griffins arrival in Springfield was unrolled at this past July’s Comic Con, and now we’re getting our first look at that time in the future when Bender comes back in time to go all Terminator on a certain spirited little scamp with spiked hair. (more…)

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Time for your weekly dose of the fantastic fandom-based art that’s hit the web this week with your Nerd Art Dump. Each and every week we pick and choose through the masses of prints and pics on the digital frontier to give you nothing but the best to fill your geek needs. So on with the dump.

ABOVE: Just to prove a point about how many characters have made their way through Futurama, here’s a piece of work that shows every damn character that’s had a part in the series.  The question is, are you hardcore enough to name an episode that each one of them appeared in? – By Deviant Art user Unrellius

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No, this isn’t some nonsensical fan-wanking or a clever bit of a fan art manipulation. This is 100% the real deal. In an upcoming episode of Futurama‘s final season there will be an official crossover with Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, as teased by Comedy Central with the above image.

Fan of either series should be familiar with voice actor, John DiMaggio, the voice of both Bender “Bending” Rodriguez and Jake the Dog. I have to wonder if DiMaggio played any part in getting the two animated series to work together? And I cannot wait for to witness the meeting of Bender and Jake. Will they be friends? Enemies? Frenemies?

Either way, I’m already more invested in this crossover episode of Futurama and Adventure Time, airing this Wednesday at 10pm EST, than I ever could be about the Family Guy/Simpson‘s crossover we’ll see next year. Which are you more excited for? And what’s up with so many animated comedies turning to crossover episodes? Archer and Bob’s Burgers have already done it, who’s next?

Source: Kotaku via The Mary Sue

20th Century Fox Releases Comic Con Line-Up

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Oh yeah! It’s just over a month until San Diego Comic Con gets underway in, well, San Diego. So this is the first of many announcements by studios, networks and publishers about what it is they’re bring to the Con and what day they’ll be showing it on.

For their part, Twentieth Century Fox is bringing a motley crew of old favorites, new friends, and a few guests who we all know and love yet haven’t had a chance to stop by the show before. The full press release is below, so if you’re heading to San Diego next month, now’s the perfect time to start planning your Con experience…

Twentieth Century Fox Television will once again dominate the San Diego Comic-Con convention, with stars and creators of eleven of its highly-coveted, fan favorite shows at the world famous gathering next month. In addition to exclusive sneak peeks of its programs and panel discussions with the stars and creators of its shows, the studio will rotate an incredible line-up of talent through the newly expanded two-story Fox booth on the convention center floor, for star-studded autograph signings and exciting booth activities including distribution of exclusive 2013 Fox Fanfare Poster Tubes, collectible mini-posters, premium giveaways, DVD sales, as well as Fox iPad App demos available for fan interaction.

Descriptions of panel sessions and screenings follow:

THURSDAY, JULY 18:

MURDER POLICE: From David Goodman (Family Guy) and Jason Ruiz, this new animated FOX series follows a dedicated, but inept detective, Manuel Sanchez, and his colleagues – some perverted, some corrupt, some just plain lazy – in a twisted city precinct. Panelists David Goodman, Jason Ruiz, Will Sasso (The Three Stooges, MADtv), Chi McBride (Golden Boy, Hawthorne, Human Target), Peter Atencio (Key and Peele), and Justina Machado (Welcome to the Family, Private Practice, Six Feet Under) will unveil a sneak peek at footage, followed by a fan Q&A session.

FRIDAY, JULY 19:

SLEEPY HOLLOW: Executive Producers Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci (Star Trek, Fringe, Spider Man 2) and Len Wiseman (Underworld, Total Recall) will unveil their highly-anticipated project with an exclusive, not-to-be-missed world premiere screening of the Pilot followed by a Q&A with fans featuring series lead Tom Mison (Parade’s End) and Nicole Beharie (42, Shame).

BONES: Creator and Executive Producer Hart Hanson, executive producer Stephen Nathan and David Boreanaz return to Comic-Con to discuss what’s in store for Booth and Brennan and screen a reel of never-before-seen footage from the upcoming season, followed by a Q&A panel discussion.

BOB’S BURGERS: Creator and executive producer Loren Bouchard, executive producer Jim Dauterive and the always entertaining cast including H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, John Roberts, Kristen Schaal and Larry Murphy will be serving up hilarious never-before-seen footage followed by a Q&A panel discussion

BRICKLEBERRY: Creators and executive producers Waco O’Guin and Roger Black, executive producer Zac Moncrief, along with David Herman (Office Space), Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants), Jerry Minor (Anchorman) and Natasha Leggero (Community, Burning Love) will abe on hand to premiere a hysterical episode from its second season followed by a Q&A panel discussion.

SATURDAY, JULY 20:

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER: For the first time ever, the hit sitcom visits Comic-Con to kick off its final season with an exclusive look at the show and a panel featuring Josh Radnor (Happythankyoumoreplease), Jason Segel (The Muppets), Cobie Smulders (The Avengers), Neil Patrick Harris (Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog) and Alyson Hannigan (Buffy The Vampire Slayer) and executive producers Carter Bays, Craig Thomas and Pamela Fryman.

FUTURAMA: We’re dooooooooomed! An epic panel for the ages will celebrate Futurama’s latest and greatest final season. On hand will be most or all of Futurama’s legendary voice cast, comprised of Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal, Maurice LaMarche, Tress MacNeille, David Herman, Phil LaMarr, and Lauren Tom, performing never-before-heard scenes from the upcoming “Last Episode Ever”. Plus: Executive Producer David X. Cohen, Creator Matt Groening, and a cartooning showdown to the death! (Note: actual death not guaranteed.)

THE SIMPSONS: Celebrate The Simpsons’ 25th year on the air with Creator Matt Groening, Executive Producer Al Jean, Supervising Director Mike Anderson, Consulting Producer David Silverman, never-before seen footage from guest director Guillermo del Toro and musical guests “We Put The Spring In Springfield”!

FAMILY GUY: The Griffins are back at Comic-Con for another raucous panel and a sneak peek at season 12 featuring Seth Green (Robot Chicken), Alex Borstein (madTV, Shameless) and executive producer Rich Appel (The Simpsons, The Cleveland Show) plus other surprise guests.

AMERICAN DAD: Join us for an exclusive look at the new season, the world premiere of a song from the never-before-seen Christmas episode featuring the return of Krampus and a Q&A with fans featuring Wendy Schaal, Rachael MacFarlane, Scott Grimes (ER, Band of Brothers), Dee Bradley Baker (Phineas and Ferb, Star Wars: The Clone Wars) and more.

SUNDAY, JULY 21:

SONS OF ANARCHY: Get an inside look into the world of FX’s highest-rated series ever, with creator Kurt Sutter (The Shield) and stars Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Ron Perlman, Maggie Siff, Kim Coates, Mark Boone Junior, Tommy Flanagan, Theo Rossi, Dayton Callie and Jimmy Smits.

Source: Coming Soon

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No strangers to voice work, television’s dynamic duo will lend those famous voices to Futurama in its upcoming, and sadly final, season. Adam West, who can regularly be found as Mayor West on Family Guy, and Burt Ward, who appeared with West in a 2002 episode of The Simpsons, will play themselves in the usual Futurama fashion of heads in jars. But just check out the cool bodies they get along with those jars,

futuramaadamwest futuramaburtwardWest with the body of a giant bat and Ward with that very familiar, tri-color scheme; I love it! And I’m so glad the two got to record a guest stint before Futurama went off the air, again, and for what looks to be the last time. Their episode will air August 7th and is titled, “Leela and the Genestalk“.

Futurama returns to Comedy Central on June 19th at 10/9c.

Source: Comedy Central via Comics Alliance