« on: 02-12-2002 02:03 »
A little while ago, someone posted on PEEL about Family Guy being cancelled. Most people realized this was a shame, but a couple of people actually gloated about it.
At the time, I thought it would be inappropriate to join the board just to say "it could happen to Futurama", cause I mean who the hell am I to say that?
But now the situation has become serious: Fox seems to have no desire to keep making animations (besides The Simpsons). They cost a lot and take a long time to produce.
I mean, why invest lots of $$$ and time when they can just make some stupid "World's Blankiest Blank" show quickly and cheaply, and get enough viewers to make a tidy profit?
We must make sure they realize this is a mistake.
What can be done? First off, start a petition _now_, even before you know 100% that it is cancelled. The mistake with Family Guy was that people waited until too late to start the petition and it may not have the full impact that people hoped.
Also, contact advertisers, Fox affiliates, and Fox executives directly. Letters are better, email's don't have the personal touch.
And one last important thing. Like I said, Fox seems to think animated shows aren't worth pursuing. In that case, it may be beneficial for Futurama and Family Guy fans to combine their resources.
What I mean is, for every 2 times you sign the Futurama petition, sign the Family Guy petition once. For every letter a Family Guy fan writes, they should include Futurama as a show they don't want to see cancelled.
I hope you see the logic in "joining forces". A lot of people will support both shows anyway, but I would rather see 80,000 petition signings than 60,000.
Even if the only thing you can afford to do is send a few emails and sign a few petitions, do it. Lack of action may cost us our favorite shows.
Thanks for listening.