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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.


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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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.


‘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.


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

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