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wu_konguk

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« on: 01-07-2002 05:13 »

I've been hearing rumopurs of a Futurama movie, as yet unsubstasiated I'm afraid. My question to you is whhat kind of film would you make it, obviously there will be comedy but what else would you put in there.

For example would you make it a mighty action movie with tons of explosions (mainly caused by Zapp) and little plot.
A stiring space opera with emotional leanings.
Or a flat out standard episode extended into a 2 hour motion picture.

I know which I would like  love but which onn would you like?  wink
wu_konguk

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« Reply #1 on: 01-07-2002 05:15 »

Curse my spelling and large fingers not hitting the right letters.
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« Reply #2 on: 01-07-2002 05:21 »

For a start I wouldn't make it 2 hours long.
wu_konguk

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« Reply #3 on: 01-07-2002 10:07 »

Why not I sat through three hours for Lord of the Rings. How bad is two?
Teral

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« Reply #4 on: 01-07-2002 10:20 »

The problem is finding a decent plot that could sustain a 2 hour movie. It would be very hard to keep it fresh throughout.

That said, I would go for comedy. That's the main reason we watch the show. And Zapp blowing up things, well that's just his way of comedy.

There is room for developing the relationships between the characters, but comedy should be the main part. Don't ask me about a plot, because I don't have anything to offer. At the moment.

According ot Groening and Cohen, the movie wont be made until the series has ended. So let us hope it'll be a long time before we see a movie.
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« Reply #5 on: 01-07-2002 10:50 »

I would try to make it like one really long episode, to tell the truth.  It would have it all, though.  Star fights, ground fights, invasion, comedy, wisecracks, romance, hot naked alien sex (Kif and Amy, anyone?), and an ending so brilliant . . .

Sorry, I just kinda drifted off there.  What was I saying?
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« Reply #6 on: 01-07-2002 13:39 »
« Last Edit on: 01-07-2002 13:39 »

I think that it shold be 75 minutes long and have at least one super expensive CGI scene, maybe near the end but also have a romantic and emotional tie in at the end to balance with the eye candy. I would like to see a 3D part at about 5 minutes and I would like them to go into the inernet at some point.

As for characters, I would like to see every character from every episode at some point even if they don't speak, like the Hypnotoad, Crushinator, Roberto, Steady Eddie etc. I would also like plenty of references to events that had happend in the episodes, which would help bridge the film with the episodes rather than making them feel totally seperate.

As for plot, I would like plenty of planet delivary but also plenty of it set in New New York so that we don't get bored and we don't feel alienated by a planet we have never seen before being the main focus of the film. I would also like to see a climax to Leela and Fry getting together properly.

Well those are some of my thoughts, they included a lot of "I want this, I want that" but if some of that stuff was included then it would be great, especially when combined with other peoples ideas and jokes.
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« Reply #7 on: 01-07-2002 21:02 »

I'd go with some plot with a twisted ending. I just love those. There will of course be romance and action. It'll be a good two hours and it'll come on at 8PM on Sunday.
wu_konguk

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« Reply #8 on: 01-08-2002 10:10 »

Personally I would like to see it on the big screen.  smile
As for it being like an extended episode I don't think that would work. I think it would have to have something more to keep interest for long enough. I do not know who here is into Anime but I'm a fan of the Tenchi series( stay with me I'm going somewhere) I have yet to see the first film but the second was much like an extended episode and did not hold my attention, the Third is quite different from the series but in my opinion was sheer brilliance  love . I know thae saying if it ain't broke don't fix it but in film I think Futurama could reach greater heights if it tries something new.
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« Reply #9 on: 01-08-2002 20:17 »

I think a big screen action/comedy would work with a little bit of romance of course.  I would just love the big screen, surround sound CGI battles *drools*  Futurama: The Movie.  I guess we can all dream *sigh*
Kryten

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« Reply #10 on: 01-08-2002 22:45 »

COMING THIS FALL

V/O: She came from beyond the stars. He came from the distant past. Together, their love will ignite a galaxy.

(LOTS o' explosions.... flying out from the biggest one, the PE ship!)

V/O: In a world... where the words "in a world" must appear in every movie trailer... two lonely hearts must become one, with a whole universe standing against them!

Mom: Find the cyclops and destroy her!

Walt: I shall do as you command, mother.

(More explosions. A planet goes BOOM; dissolve to Nixon laughing maniacally.)

V/O: Now, to overcome the forces of evil, they'll need some help from their friends.

Leela: I'm counting on all of you. So help me, we're going to win this thing.

Bender: "Win this thing", my shiny metal ass.

(Scene of a space battle)

Amy: We're getting all smashed and junk!

Leela: We need a miracle!

(dramatic camera shift)

Zapp: Thankfully... I specialize in miracles.

(Ominous flyby of an Omicronian ship)

Lrrr: Show... no... mercy.

(More space battles)

V/O: And the fate of the universe... lies in the hands of one delivery boy.

Brain Lord: Surrender, Philip Fry!

Fry: Like HELL.

V/O: Nicholas Brendon. Jeri Ryan. John Dimaggio. William Shatner. Linda Park. Bea Arthur. And Robin Williams as Doctor Zoidberg.

Zoidberg: I'm saving the universe with friends!

V/O: Futurama: The Motion Picture. Starts everywhere September 31st.

wu_konguk

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« Reply #11 on: 01-09-2002 08:31 »

Woah dude that's pretty cool.  big grin
Just one thing why Robin Williams  cry sure I like him i  some of his films but I think he could not do a good a job as Billy West.
Kryten

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« Reply #12 on: 01-09-2002 10:52 »

No real raisin... I just got this weird mental picture of Robin Williams as Zoidberg doing his usual Robin Williams schtick.
Venus

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« Reply #13 on: 01-09-2002 15:50 »

Dude, i would so totally go see that.It sounds so awsome
FrysGIRL

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« Reply #14 on: 01-09-2002 16:10 »

Same here. I'm already buying the ticket in advance.
Venus

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« Reply #15 on: 01-09-2002 16:50 »

although i do think it would be better animated rather then live action. Hopefully after i've finished college and become a very succesful movie editor i can edit the Futurama movie trailer! Or even the movie....  big grin
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« Reply #16 on: 01-09-2002 17:28 »

The movie should 100%, no question about it, be animated.
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« Reply #17 on: 01-10-2002 07:20 »

Defintley comedy! But yeah a plot is a must too! Maybe more sci fi....imagination! And some romance!!!
wu_konguk

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« Reply #18 on: 01-10-2002 08:44 »

Alright I agree on it being an animated film but what is it were an live action? Would you cast as the characters? I've ghad a few ideas but they are pretty lame   laff  it may be because I know voice actors better than I know real actors aaah well.
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« Reply #19 on: 01-10-2002 17:00 »

MAKE FUN OF THE HORRIBLE "LOST IN SPACE" MOVIE!
MAKE FUN OF THE HORRIBLE "LOST IN SPACE" MOVIE!
MAKE FUN OF THE HORRIBLE "LOST IN SPACE" MOVIE!
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« Reply #20 on: 01-10-2002 17:13 »

 
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Originally posted by wu_konguk:
Alright I agree on it being an animated film but what is it were an live action? Would you cast as the characters? I've ghad a few ideas but they are pretty lame    laff  it may be because I know voice actors better than I know real actors aaah well.

We had this discussion before. Go here to see the suggestions for live action actors:

 http://www.peelified.com/cgi-bin/showpage.cgi?Forum=11&Thread=000091

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wu_konguk

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« Reply #21 on: 01-12-2002 07:36 »

My bad I'm sorry.
Javier Lopez

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« Reply #22 on: 01-12-2002 09:54 »

by the way Futurama is not an animated series that can be "converted" to real world, i mean, today is very common see movies in "real world format" from old animated series, like Scooby Doo, Rockye and Bullwinckle, Inspector Gadget, Spiderman, etc (this last surelly works, but the rest no i guess) , Futurama is animated, we all know all characters animated, and animated should remain...
(i`m pretty sure that nobody will make a "RWF" South Park movie isn`t?)

                 
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Kryten

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« Reply #23 on: 01-13-2002 00:53 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
 We had this discussion before. Go here to see the suggestions for live action actors:

 http://www.peelified.com/cgi-bin/showpage.cgi?Forum=11&Thread=000091


To those I'd add: Christopher Lloyd as Professor Farnsworth.

Chrissy

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« Reply #24 on: 01-13-2002 05:51 »

I dont really know.......
I kind of agree with Noxorbo...... frown
wu_konguk

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« Reply #25 on: 01-13-2002 08:14 »

I agree no live action, but if it is animated it still leaves a few options.
In ohter words should it remain faithful to the TV shows anmtion, be totally 3D, be done Anime style ( I think that could be very cool)
Teral

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« Reply #26 on: 01-13-2002 11:28 »

When they're gonna make a animated Futurama movie, they should keep it like the cartoon. Anime? Definately not.

I agree, they shouldn't make a live action movie, the discussion in the thread was purely hypothetical.

Kryten, Christopher Lloyd. I like that, he's pretty good as a half-mad, half-insane scientist.  big grin
wu_konguk

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« Reply #27 on: 01-13-2002 12:58 »

You can not dismiss Anime with out a good reason  up yours . In comparison Anime looks much better than any American cartoon (which are done in Korea) just look at Princess Mononoke to see how beutifully animation can be. Give me a good reason and I might change my mind.
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« Reply #28 on: 01-13-2002 14:24 »
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Hey, I'm not trying to diss anime as such, it's good animation in it's own cartoons, not my favourite though.

But for an animated Futurama-movie, I don't think it would be good. We're used to the normal American (Korean?) style of the show, and a new style would just be confusing. The anime I've seen is too, how shall I put it,....lifelike? It's very realistic and pretty true to anatomy, something I don't think would go well with Futurama's more out-there feel. I see big problems with making a good Bender, Zoidberg, Leela, etc. if you have to stay true to anatomy. And thoose big pupils, I find 'em kinda creepy. You may disagree, but this is just IM(NS)HO.    smile

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« Reply #29 on: 01-13-2002 15:29 »

Bottom line:

Anime + Futurama = flop
Venus

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« Reply #30 on: 01-13-2002 20:10 »

I saw Princess Mononoke and wasn't impressed in the least. Anime is kinda creepy and the way they have their charactors make expressions is downright annoying. I'd much rather let Disney butcher Futurama then have anime.
wu_konguk

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« Reply #31 on: 01-14-2002 10:27 »

Fair enough I thing we have established that Anime may not be such a goog idea  cry . Oh and Venus you are entitled to your opinion but lets get a few things straight a)Disney bought Princess Mononke and put it on limited cimema release basically because they did not want the competionm b)Disney sucks all it does is butcher good stories and gives them happy endings life isn't like that. C)Granted there is some creepy anime out there but Princess Mononoke is not I think it tells a very good story and the animation is simply astonding d)just wondering if you noticed John DiMaggio (if you saw the English language version at any rate).
Like I said your entiltled to your opinion it's just wrong  up yours
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« Reply #32 on: 01-14-2002 13:21 »

Anime has its place, but not here. (BTW, Simpsons don't air in Japan because their culture considers 4-fingered creatures the lowest form of life) I am thinking it could be done as 3 regular-sized eps, kinda like a long-ass Anthology of Interest. There are some horror flicks that follow this style.
wu_konguk

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« Reply #33 on: 01-14-2002 15:08 »

Now that's an idea for thought.
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« Reply #34 on: 01-14-2002 15:15 »

wu konguk: i'm sure venus was just talking about classic disney style VS anime style.

both which would suck, but I agree that anime style would suck more. sorry dude
Sarge

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« Reply #35 on: 01-14-2002 15:33 »

If all anime were done by Miyazaki, then I would like anime. But it isn't. So I don't.   tongue
wu_konguk

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« Reply #36 on: 01-14-2002 15:34 »

In retrospect yes for Futurama it would suck   cry but I still prefer Anime over Disney (exept the Lion King I liked that one  tongue
Venus

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« Reply #37 on: 01-14-2002 15:36 »

Thank You Velour you correctly got my point
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« Reply #38 on: 01-15-2002 05:54 »

Yeah it should be just like regular futurama....only longer!!!!

And a more detailed story...something like 'A bicyclops built for two' would make a good film. You need some romanc, some badies, storyline etc..all the usual ingredients of a film.
wu_konguk

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« Reply #39 on: 01-15-2002 08:00 »

I'm still not convinced by it being an extended episode  no no instead it should have something extra perhaps a few musical numbers like the South Park movie.
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