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futz
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« Reply #280 on: 03-17-2013 06:43 »

I don't know why that would be a secret, toast is toast.

What's special about March 28th?

The way CC crams ads into the show it could be renewed but those episodes will be down to 15 minutes per episode.
Rush

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« Reply #281 on: 03-17-2013 09:15 »

Well just in case this is indeed the end of Futurama.

Benderino

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« Reply #282 on: 03-17-2013 09:55 »
« Last Edit on: 03-17-2013 09:56 »

Everybody do the bender! Uh yeah uh hu woooo!

Bouldercrap! Renew futurama dammit!
Svip

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« Reply #283 on: 03-17-2013 10:43 »

"@DannyJC13 it is not in production. An official announcement of the show's future will be happening very soon."

As I wrote here to pre-emptive any article discussing this on the Infosphere, it is rather unusual to announce the cancellation of a show.  In fact, when a show is cancelled, show runners are usually free to speak out about it.  Like when Futurama itself was cancelled originally.

Maybe they've just sacked Rough Draft Studios and found another studio?  Would seem mean.  Maybe a feature film is coming instead?  I don't know why I would want that, but all right.

You don't send out an announcement to announce nothing (which a cancellation amounts to).
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #284 on: 03-17-2013 10:58 »

Somebody (DXC I think) did mention at one point that they'd like to make a theatrical movie for when the show ends for good, so maybe this is it.

I certainly wouldn't object to another movie.
Just Fan
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« Reply #285 on: 03-17-2013 10:59 »

I certainly wouldn't object to another movie.
Second.
Eternium

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« Reply #286 on: 03-17-2013 11:02 »

Another movie would be awsome! Perhaps they'll make it in 3d or something(can cartoons be in 3d actually?)
We'll find out soon enough if Futurama gets cancelled...
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #287 on: 03-17-2013 14:44 »
« Last Edit on: 03-17-2013 14:50 »

Another movie would be awsome! Perhaps they'll make it in 3d or something(can cartoons be in 3d actually?)

It's usually a 3D for the background (ships, buildings, etc...), with drawn characters. Titan A.E. or Sinbad are good examples how this can work.
Doing the characters themselves in 3D would change their appearance too much.
Anna3000

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« Reply #288 on: 03-17-2013 15:19 »

Well, I'd rather have a movie than nothing, but I didn't think the movies turned out so well last time they tried it. I know some people disagree with me, but I don't think any of the movies can compare with the quality of even average regular episodes.
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #289 on: 03-17-2013 15:25 »
« Last Edit on: 03-17-2013 15:27 »

The movies suffered from pacing problems. The plot did not fill it's running time in a natural/smooth/flowing way.
T
he Simpsons movie was much better in that aspect. Should the authors use that experience properly, I assume another Futurama movie will do much better plot and pacing wise then the previous 4 .

Also, A Futurama movie should not be done in a too complicated way:
"Homer did something wrong, and corrected it in the end". That was basically the whole Simpsons movie plot premise. So simple and straightforward that subplots could be added easily.
Anna3000

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« Reply #290 on: 03-17-2013 15:37 »

Yes, I agree that the pacing was bad in the movies and that they were filled with too many over-complicated plots, but I don't think it should be as simple as the Simpsons movies was.

Ideally, I would like to see an epic, fun plot like in the Late Philip J. Fry or Prisoner of Benda thoroughly explored in a way that would be impossible with a 20-minute episode.
Eternium

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« Reply #291 on: 03-17-2013 16:03 »

I'd love to see a movie featuring fry leela and bender as well as fry and leela's kid whom got kidnapped by lrrr. Something like that smile
Hmm.. Can't remember much of the simpsons movie, that must have been over 6 years ago when I watched it

The only plot of the futurama movies I didn't like was The beast with a billion Backs, Sick and creepy(still fun...)
Quantum Neutrino Field

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« Reply #292 on: 03-17-2013 16:29 »

I really don't know what to except. All the information seems contradictive. But maybe I'm just hoping too much.
Futurama deserves at least a movie if cancellation is real.

I don't know why I liked movies so much since others didn't.
NapNap

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« Reply #293 on: 03-17-2013 16:56 »

So IF the show gets cancelled, does that mean that the rest of the seasons won't come out on dvd? We still haven't got the sixth season over here in Europe, you know.
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #294 on: 03-17-2013 17:01 »

Nope, the cancellation just means no more seasons will be produced for TV.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #295 on: 03-17-2013 18:41 »

I have to agree with the notion that it'd be very strange if they had to wait for an official announcement about the show ending. Shows are very rarely officially cancelled; they usually just aren't renewed - as the show was, the first time, back after season 4. That is, in effect, a cancellation.

That said, I wouldn't be surprised if Futurama doesn't get an 8th season. 7A was easily the weakest batch of episodes to date and the show's ratings weren't exactly spectacular for those 13 episodes, too. There's definitely a market for new Futurama, but TV corporate types often don't think that broadly.

And, to be honest, I don't really care if that is the end. The show is in a pretty solid decline and I don't want it to get any worse than it was in 7A, where it was still good television. I also don't care about it as drastically as I once did. The overarching stories and things are more or less done and dusted. There aren't any plans of where to take the show planned from before the show started like there were initially (Leela's parents, Fry having gone back in time to freeze himself, etc). The show sort of feels like it's just coasting now.

We have over 100 episodes of the show now. I've got enough of it to live with.

Plus, this is exactly the sort of incentive the guys making it need to get a feature film off the ground. And I would LOVE to see the show go out with the bang of a feature film. Don't judge the potential of a film on the straight to video films they made, because those were produced as 4 episodes a piece. Of course their structure was messy and they didn't feel as huge in scope. A real, theatrical film would be a different beast, altogether, and I'm sure they'd do a good job with it.

I was going to start a thread on here about the potential for Kickstarter playing into the show's future after the Veronica Mars movie got the greenlight, but I never got round to it. That's a pretty viable final chance to get the show a finale. It costs them, what? About 5 million dollars an episode if I recall? So, in theory, they could make a film for about 20 million - although, I'd rather they spend more money on it than just what they'd spend on 4 episodes, so we get some higher quality animation and so forth. Still, I think $20 million could be raised on Kickstarter - or, at least, enough of a chunk to convince Fox to put some money into things, but that's not taking into account the fees of Kickstarter and taxes and the money it'd cost to ship rewards to people and so forth.

But, yeah... those are my ramblings and we'll see.
Anna3000

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« Reply #296 on: 03-17-2013 19:44 »

Oh, wow, I hadn't even considered a major theatrical film, I had thought straight-to-DVD was the only possibility! I would love to see that, though, but is it a realistic possibility? I'm pretty sure Cohen has said in the past he would love to do that, but I'm not sure it has a big enough audience.

That would be amazing though, especially if they had a major space battle and went into the idea of Leela as "the Other"! They could probably go through Fry and Leela's engagement, too, since that seems like it'll be happening this season.
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #297 on: 03-17-2013 19:53 »

I just sent Eric Rogers a tweet including your idea to make a Kickstarter for a theatrical release of Futurama. A very pensive idea, but we should see how it goes down with the staff first.
MuchAdo

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« Reply #298 on: 03-17-2013 21:17 »
« Last Edit on: 03-17-2013 21:19 »

Cyber-turnip please keep your smart and well written ideas to yourself.
This is the internet.. where facts and coherent thought do not belong.

Seriously though, let's stop the speculative twitter BS and wait for real news right from someone like DXC or MG.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #299 on: 03-17-2013 21:49 »

The overarching stories and things are more or less done and dusted. There aren't any plans of where to take the show planned from before the show started like there were initially (Leela's parents, Fry having gone back in time to freeze himself, etc). The show sort of feels like it's just coasting now.

We still have the whole "The Other" thing to reveal, possibly coming in 7B since we're getting a Nibblonian episode.
Anna3000

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« Reply #300 on: 03-17-2013 22:11 »

Is there an official date for the start of the new episodes, or is it still just "summer 2013"?
DannyJC13

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« Reply #301 on: 03-17-2013 22:31 »

Most likely end of June again.
MuchAdo

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« Reply #302 on: 03-18-2013 05:26 »
« Last Edit on: 03-18-2013 05:33 »

We still have the whole "The Other" thing to reveal, possibly coming in 7B since we're getting a Nibblonian episode.

Good God, I hope they haven't forgotten that.

The way DXC was so candid about taking an easier route with the newer episodes.. I am fearful thats the case.

Danny please tweet Eric Rogers and tell him most fans are still waiting for that, and remind him what exactly were talking about.

It's pretty much the last 'big important secret' plot point they need to do something with or I'll be sad as f#ck.

Why is Leela the other, what is Fry and Leela's ultimate universe shattering destiny Nibbler hinted at?

Tweet Eric Rogers and tell him not to forget, to remind DXC as well; that most fans still want this resolved, and that's a great idea for the finale or movie.

Maybe Fry and Leela have a kid, and that kid has to save reality itself, and that's why they both have the greatest cosmic destinys of all time; and why Futurama is the best show ever.

DannyJC13

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« Reply #303 on: 03-18-2013 11:08 »

Maybe we should wait for the episode to air first? laff If the 7B Nibblonian episode isn't about Leela and her being "The Other", remind me to tweet Eric and we'll see what happens.
Anna3000

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« Reply #304 on: 03-18-2013 15:25 »

Even though I really hope they go into Leela being the Other, didn't DXC say at one point they had dropped that plot line?
LadyBender

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« Reply #305 on: 03-18-2013 19:08 »

There is another article on Madhouse http://www.futurama-madhouse.com/index.shtml
Quantum Neutrino Field

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« Reply #306 on: 03-18-2013 19:51 »

"Thank you for loving the show" - That really sounds like a good bye.
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #307 on: 03-18-2013 20:02 »

I'm calling bullshit. They would divulge such news in a more public/mainstream way.
Sof

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« Reply #308 on: 03-18-2013 20:18 »

Wow, then worst birthday ever (yup,today is my birthday but who cares?) but at same time I deny to believe this,since is from an anonymous source.

I hope this is a joke or a cheap way for making us to buy DVDs,or at least if they are gonna end it,well I really hope a good end.
Eternium

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« Reply #309 on: 03-18-2013 20:35 »

I wish I could even BUY the dvd's...

Congratulations Sof! Have a super happy birthday big grin
Tastes Like Fry

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« Reply #310 on: 03-19-2013 01:56 »

That is depressing news, Futurama end? But then again, Futurama supposedly met its end after TDHAIP, but the push of the fans brought it back...

Rush, Futurama is the sci fi show with blackjack and hookers. ><
MuchAdo

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« Reply #311 on: 03-19-2013 03:43 »
« Last Edit on: 03-19-2013 03:58 »

People at NoHomers are calling total BS...
I just don't know.

Anyone agree.. that it's probably for the best.
Too much of a good thing is always a bad thing.
SIMPSONS, I'm looking at you!  evil laugh

Although I think a final 8th production season of 13 or 26 more eps, with the knowledge prior that this is the end, would have been keen!

Welp, let's get on Kickstarter and get a movie for cinemas going like VM did.
I think $25-35 million would be a good goal to get the movie made... the right way.
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #312 on: 03-19-2013 04:34 »

Well I assumed that some of the money would come from CC or FOX and the other money that we raise would contribute (And make it definite). Also if we do fabricate a Kickstarter, then we should totally see what some of the staff has on board for us.
Imy

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« Reply #313 on: 03-19-2013 05:04 »

I'm tearing up in my film studies lecture. My heart has completely sunk in my chest cavity. I've always been dreading the final cancellation. The only way I'm not going to lose it is if we get a proper theatrical movie to wrap the story up in the most satisfying way. I need that much, so does every diehard fan.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #314 on: 03-19-2013 06:34 »

Well, keep in mind that we still have 13 more episodes that may deliver on the "satisfying ending" path. We don't necessarily need a movie for that.
Just Fan
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« Reply #315 on: 03-19-2013 08:54 »

"@DannyJC13 it is not in production. An official announcement of the show's future will be happening very soon."
So... where is it frown?
Imy

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« Reply #316 on: 03-19-2013 09:12 »

In the midsts of all this I'd forgotten all about the upcoming half-season! I'm still very excited... but very weary that it may be the end.
Anna3000

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« Reply #317 on: 03-19-2013 13:14 »

Should the official announcement be here any day now, or are they really waiting until the 28th?
Eternium

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« Reply #318 on: 03-19-2013 13:44 »

No one knows... I assume it's gonna be the 28th hmpf
Anna3000

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« Reply #319 on: 03-19-2013 13:48 »

Darn, I was really hoping it would be sooner, even if it's bad news. I hate not having a certain answer.
Side-note, I really love your new avatar Eternium, it's very pretty  smile
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