‘Futurama’ Voice Actors in Studio

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10/24/2012 | Television | Comments Off on ‘Futurama’ Voice Actors in Studio

MONOPOLY: Futurama Collector’s Edition coming this fall

Futurama fans at Comic-Con can catch a sneak peak of MONOPOLY: Futurama Collector’s Edition, on display at Fox Booth #4313. For those who can’t make it to the show, here’s the first look at the box.

Set in New New York, you’ll use your money to buy, sell, and trade properties from the animated series. From Mom’s Friendly Robot Company to Planet Express Headquarters, you can also build Resi-domes and People Hives as you battle for control of the galaxy.

MONOPOLY: Futurama Collector’s Edition will be available this fall.

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07/23/2011 | Television | Comments Off on MONOPOLY: Futurama Collector’s Edition coming this fall

Comedy Central Renews ‘Futurama’ with 26 Episodes

Good news, everyone! Comedy Central has ordered an additional 26 episodes of Futurama that will air as two seasons in 2012 and 2013. This is the same amount of episodes ordered a couple years ago with the first half airing in 2010 and the other half set to air this summer.

It’s debated whether or not the 26 episode orders are one season, or two, as they are air in 13 episode chunks. If we’re basing things off of 26 episodes, this means Futurama just got renewed for a seventh season. If we’re going off 13 episode splits, it means it just got renewed for its eight and ninth seasons. Then there’s the fact that the four direct-to-dvd movies were split into 16 episodes and referred to officially as season 5. Regardless of technicalities, Futurama is set to be on the air through Summer 2013. Not bad for a once-cancelled show.

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03/24/2011 | Television | Comments Off on Comedy Central Renews ‘Futurama’ with 26 Episodes

The Voices of Futurama: Billy West on Fry

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07/04/2010 | Television | Comments Off on The Voices of Futurama: Billy West on Fry

Futurama Recap: 5 Seasons in 7 Minutes

See five seasons of Futurama in seven minutes, narrated by Zapp Brannigan himself. New Futurama episodes premiere Thursday at 10pm on Comedy Central.

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06/23/2010 | Television | Comments Off on Futurama Recap: 5 Seasons in 7 Minutes

Futurama Q&A With Matt Groening and David X. Cohen – Part 1

Futurama returns Thursday, June 24, 2010 on Comedy Central.

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06/22/2010 | Interviews, Television | Comments Off on Futurama Q&A With Matt Groening and David X. Cohen – Part 1

‘Futurama’ Return Date Announced; New Image Released

Comedy Central today announced that all-new episodes of Futurama will begin airing Thursday, June 24 at 10 p.m. To celebrate the announcement, Comedy Central released the following still from an upcoming episode:

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Up wins Best Animated Feature at 37th Annual Annie Awards

Pixar Animation Studio’s Up wins the Best Animated Feature honor at the 37th Annual Annie Awards held at UCLA’s Royce Hall on Saturday, Feb. 6.

Walt Disney Animation Studios won six Annies overall including three for its feature The Princess and the Frog and three for its television production Prep and Landing.

DreamWorks Animation won five Annies including Best Television Production for Children and Directing/TV for The Penguins of Madagascar, Character Animation/TV and Storyboarding/Feature for Monsters vs. Aliens and Storyboarding/TV for Merry Madagascar.

Best Home Entertainment Production went to 20th Century Fox’s Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder; Best Animated Short Subject went to ShadowMachine’s Robot Chicken: Star Wars 2.5; Acme Filmworks won Best Animated Television Commercial for Spanish Lottery ‘Deportees’; Best Animated Television Production went to Disney’s Prep and Landing; and Best Animated Television Production for Children went to DreamWorks’ The Penguins of Madagascar.

The Winsor McCay award was given to three industry leaders – Tim Burton, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Bruce Timm. Named in honor of the prolific animator, Winsor McCay, this award stands as one of the highest honors given to an individual in the animation industry in recognition for career contributions to the art of animation.

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02/07/2010 | Films | Comments Off on Up wins Best Animated Feature at 37th Annual Annie Awards

‘Futurama: The Complete Collection 1999-2009’ coming to DVD October 13

FOX today revealed details for the upcoming “Futurama: The Complete Collection 1999-2009” 19-disc set scheduled for release on October 13th from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. The set includes all 72 episodes, as well as the four feature length adventures – Bender’s Big Score, The Beast With A Billion Backs, Bender’s Game and Into The Wild Green Yonder.

Cancelled after five seasons, an outcry from the fans and the show’s success on DVD helped revive Futurama for four all-new adventures (mentioned above) that debuted on DVD in 2007-2009. Recently the series has been resurrected again for its sixth season set to air on Comedy Central in 2010.

This collection is highly collectible, with only 25,000 copies being produced one time ever. It’s packed with bonus materials including a letter from the Futurama creator Matt Groening and producer David X. Cohen, commentary from various cast members, numerous deleted scenes, an interactive still gallery, blooper reels and more.

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Full specs for all 19 discs, along with a photo of the packaging, after the break.

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08/27/2009 | DVD/Blu-ray | Comments Off on ‘Futurama: The Complete Collection 1999-2009’ coming to DVD October 13

Original Futurama voice cast returns!

Futurama fans everywhere can breathe a sigh of relief as FOX confirms that all five Futurama cast members have signed on to voice the upcoming Comedy Central revival of the show.

A couple of weeks ago, FOX had gone as far as to put out casting calls for a replacement cast. Naturally this angered fans, who voiced their concerns on reddit, digg, Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks.

But fans can sleep well at night, knowing that John DiMaggio, Billy West, Katey Sagal, Maurice LaMarche and Tress MacNeille will lend their voices to the 26 new episodes set to air on Comedy Central in mid-2010.

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08/03/2009 | Television | Comments Off on Original Futurama voice cast returns!

Comedy Central orders 26 episodes of Futurama

Good news, everyone! The Hollywood Reporter reports that Comedy Central has ordered 26 all-new episodes of one of the greatest animated shows of all time, Futurama. Now that Comedy Central has aired all the original episodes, along with the four DVD movies, they are hungry for more! The unusual number of episodes, 26, suggests that Comedy Central will air two, thirteen-episode seasons. The original cast and core writing team are expected to return. The show is currently scheduled to return mid-2010.

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06/09/2009 | Television | 1 Comment

‘Futurama: Into The Wild Green Yonder’ announced

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment presents the fourth and final feature-length “Futurama” movie, “Futurama: Into The Wild Green Yonder,” arriving in stores February 24, 2009 on DVD and Blu-ray. Guest stars include Penn Jillette, Snoop Dogg, Phil Hendrie, and Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane. In addition, fans of the series will finally discover the truth about “Number 9 Man,” a mysterious character from the earliest days of the series.

Synopsis:
In this all-new Futurama movie, mankind stands on the brink of a new Green Age. But ancient forces of darkness, three years older than time itself, have returned to wreak destruction. Even more shocking: Bender’s in love with a married fembot, and Leela’s on the run from the law – Zapp Brannigan’s law! Fry is the last hope of the universe… Could this be the end of the Planet Express crew forever?

Futurama: Into The Wild Green Yonder is packed with bonus features, including audio commentary from Matt Groening, David X. Cohen, John DiMaggio, Maurice LaMarche, writers and animators, a making-of mockumentary, deleted scenes, How to Draw Futurama, “Bender’s Movie Theater Etiquette,” “Zapp Brannigan’s Guide to Making Love at a Woman” and much more.

The Futurama: Into The Wild Green Yonder Blu-ray Disc will include all of the special features of the standard def version in high definition (except the Storyboard Animatic: Into the Wild Green Yonder, Part 1 and Matt Groening and David X. Cohen in Space! which are presented in standard def) as well as:

Video Picture–In–Picture commentary by Matt Groening, David X. Cohen, John DiMaggio, Maurice LaMarche, Michael Rowe, Lee Supercinski, Patric M. Verrone and Peter Avanzino.

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11/25/2008 | DVD/Blu-ray | Comments Off on ‘Futurama: Into The Wild Green Yonder’ announced