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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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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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‘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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‘Futurama: Bender’s Game’ details

Head back to the future when Futurama: Bender’s Game premieres on DVD and, for the first time, Blu-ray Disc November 4 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

With fuel prices skyrocketing, the Planet Express crew sets off on a dangerous mission to infiltrate the world’s only dark-matter mine, source of all spaceship fuel. But deep beneath the surface, they discover a far stranger place… a medieval land of dragons and sorcery and intoxicated knights who look suspiciously like Bender.

Joining the cast are guest stars George Takei (Star Trek) and comic impressionist Rich Little.

The third installment of four all-new feature-length adventures, the Futurama: Bender’s Game DVD and Blu-ray are packed with special features. Hosted by David X. Cohen, “Dungeons & Dragons & Futurama” chronicles the influence of the classic role-playing fantasy game on the franchise. Other special features include outtakes, cast commentary, an anti-piracy message from Bender, an interactive Futurama Genetics Laboratory, a sneak peek at the next “Futurama” movie, and much more.

The Futurama: Bender’s Game Blu-ray release includes the wide screen version of the film and all of the above standard definition special features plus Picture-in-Picture capabilities. The disc will be authored in BD-J with AVC (MPEG 4) compression and presented on 50 GB dual-layer disc with English 5.1 DTS HD Lossless Master Audio plus English, French, Spanish, Korean, Mandarin and Cantonese subtitles.

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‘Futurama: Bender’s Game’ heads to Blu-ray

The following image was taken at this year’s Comic Con:

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Via /Film

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