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DannyJC13

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« Reply #760 on: 09-27-2014 17:13 »
« Last Edit on: 09-27-2014 17:14 »

Correct me if I'm mistaken, but I assume that's supposed to say tether ball?

Nope, it is definitely meant to say "boy."

I tweeted them and asked what they meant by that, the response was:

Quote from: @gotfuturama
You'll have to wait til November to find out;) Was funny though...

Perhaps Bender wraps his arm around a pole and grabs Bart, then he and Homer start smacking him around? Sounds a bit odd haha.
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« Reply #761 on: 09-27-2014 19:26 »

I wonder when we can expect an 'Official Trailer' for Simpsorama? How much time before the air date did the Simpsons Guy preview get released, also?

Nope, it is definitely meant to say "boy."

I tweeted them and asked what they meant by that, the response was:

Quote from: @gotfuturama
You'll have to wait til November to find out;) Was funny though...
Wordplay will make fools of us all.

Now, someone freeze this thread so that the earlier Meanwhile discussion will seem fitting in retrospect.  tongue
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« Reply #762 on: 09-28-2014 02:10 »

When's the air date?
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« Reply #763 on: 09-28-2014 02:13 »

November 9.
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« Reply #764 on: 09-28-2014 02:48 »

But before, on the 28th September, "The Simpsons Guy" will air.
If that episode AND Simpsorama do well, maybe we will get a Family Guy/Futurama crossover wink
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« Reply #765 on: 09-28-2014 19:35 »

I may actually watch the crossover. Consider my interest somewhat engaged. The rampant speculation and the stupidity which accompanies it have caught my attention and held it for long enough that I want to watch it if only to provide criticism of it (and be extension, the people who like it) afterwards.
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« Reply #766 on: 09-28-2014 21:53 »

I may actually watch the crossover. Consider my interest somewhat engaged. The rampant speculation and the stupidity which accompanies it have caught my attention and held it for long enough that I want to watch it if only to provide criticism of it (and be extension, the people who like it) afterwards.

That's my favorite part as well.  laff
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« Reply #767 on: 09-29-2014 13:41 »
« Last Edit on: 09-29-2014 16:56 »

Al Jean spoke a bit about the crossover in a recent interview, not a lot of new information:

Quote from: Al Jean
Futurama is a hugely natural fit, with brilliant voice actors. It was something that we loved doing. [Futurama co-creator and executive producer] David [X.] Cohen worked with us on it, and he’s great, of course. Everything that we are doing is something that we thought was creatively good. It wasn’t really something that we were doing for hype or promotion. It just turned out, luckily, that when we mentioned these ideas, people would say, “Wow, that’s great — I’m really excited!” The biggest joy was — besides, as I just mentioned, working with David Cohen and of course Matt Groening got to work with himself — was that we had at our table read, Maurice LeMarche and Billy West and John DiMaggio plus our cast, all in one room. And I really thought, this is the greatest assembly of voiceover talent ever. It was just really, really fun. We got Katey Sagal later; we have everybody from Futurama in the show. It was just such a natural fit because the styles of the shows are from the same creator, the sense of humor is the same, and it was really just a pleasure to do. It’ll be airing November 9.

We had Harlan Ellison as a guest, and we said, “Everybody’s stolen your plot about someone from the future coming back to kill someone in the present to save the future, so we’re going to steal it, too.”

Source.

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Simon Singh himself tweeted a photo of the preview clip they played at the Science Museum, I was (kinda) right:

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« Reply #768 on: 09-29-2014 21:16 »

I wonder if they intentionally haven't shown any other Futurama characters yet*, as to leave those that haven't seen the tweet guessing about their skin colour. ...or they're just not featured in the episode that much  roll eyes

*they haven't, right?
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« Reply #769 on: 09-29-2014 21:56 »

I wonder if they intentionally haven't shown any other Futurama characters yet*, as to leave those that haven't seen the tweet guessing about their skin colour. ...or they're just not featured in the episode that much  roll eyes

*they haven't, right?


As the last Futurama episodes were very Bender-centred, it might well be possible that other characters appearances are just better cameos. Though I hope not...
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« Reply #770 on: 09-29-2014 22:02 »

I wouldn't be surprised if Bender goes back in time on something of a solo mission, only to be joined by the rest of the crew a bit later when they go back in time to tell Bender that he shouldn't kill Bart after all or something to that effect - meaning that we'll only see a huge amount of Fry and Leela from the 2nd or even 3rd act, onwards.
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« Reply #771 on: 09-29-2014 22:12 »
« Last Edit on: 09-30-2014 00:31 »

*edit*

Oops, sorry. Confusion on my end. Ignore this post. tongue
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« Reply #772 on: 09-29-2014 23:55 »

Yeah, in the tweet that they mentioned.
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« Reply #773 on: 09-30-2014 13:30 »

UK people, look:

Quote from: @gotfuturama
Be sure to tune into @simonmayo on @BBCRadio2 tomorrow from 17:05 to listen to #Futurama co-creator David X Cohen chatting it up.
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« Reply #774 on: 10-19-2014 03:28 »
« Last Edit on: 10-19-2014 03:37 »

Pics of Simpsorama (from FoxFlash).





Official synopsis: In a special crossover episode, "Futurama's" Planet Express crew comes to present-day Springfield to prevent the Simpsons from destroying the future. Voice Cast: Billy West as Fry, Farnsworth and Zoidberg, Katey Sagal as Leela, John DiMaggio as Bender, Maurice LaMarche as Morbo and Hedonismbot, Phil LaMarr as Hermes Conrad, Lauren Tom as Amy Wong, and Tress MacNeille as Linda. (TheFutonCritic)

Leela looks off model in the 1st pic, but otherwise looks alright.
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« Reply #775 on: 10-19-2014 04:14 »

Was about to make the same comment about Leela in pic #1.

Good to see that they're not Simpsonising the characters, at least.
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« Reply #776 on: 10-19-2014 07:46 »
« Last Edit on: 10-19-2014 07:48 »

...Is that seriously an okay standard? I could draw Leela better than that. Something about Bender's eyes look wrong in the first pic, as well.
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« Reply #777 on: 10-19-2014 09:51 »

Yeah, Benders head looks tilted weird for some reason.

Hopefully the animation isn't too bad in this episode (HD Simpsons is known to have some really stiff animation, also worried about the CGI, which is also pretty bad compared to what Futurama's animation team could do).

Episode still looks promising at least. Probably won't be as hilarious and big as the Family Guy crossover was, but it'll at least be a fun final look at the Futurama world and hopefully a weird good Simpsons episode as well.
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« Reply #778 on: 10-19-2014 10:13 »

I didn't think much of the Simpsons/Family Guy crossover, though it certainly wasn't as bad as I was expecting it to be. Really wish this one could've also been a double-length episode, though (I know The Simpsons never does them, but still). hmpf
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« Reply #779 on: 10-19-2014 14:22 »

Oh man, that all looks so weird and disconcerting.
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« Reply #780 on: 10-19-2014 15:09 »

Leela looks pretty terrible in that first image. And is it just me, but in the two photos of this crossover showing Homer, he looks fatter than usual?

Interested to see what's going on in that second image. Seems Lisa is embracing the future/Futurama cast more than Bart, he seems pretty annoyed/angry with them.
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« Reply #781 on: 10-19-2014 18:10 »
« Last Edit on: 10-19-2014 20:33 »

Leela looks pretty terrible in that first image. And is it just me, but in the two photos of this crossover showing Homer, he looks fatter than usual?

Homer looks his ordinary weight to me. Just his arm around Bender/Fry seems to be extended too far.


Interested to see what's going on in that second image. Seems Lisa is embracing the future/Futurama cast more than Bart, he seems pretty annoyed/angry with them.

Everyones eye(s) are fixed on Bart. So, I guess they are not being excited about some general situation. But rather trying to cheer Bart up/trying to motivate him for whatever.
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« Reply #782 on: 10-19-2014 21:02 »

It'd make sense for Lisa to embrace the future, given her love of science and technology and it'd make sense for Bart to dislike it given that he's only there because they sent Bender back in time to kill him.
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« Reply #783 on: 10-19-2014 21:05 »

Nice screenshots. I'm not surprised that the characters are a bit off-model. Since when has a Futurama character making an appearance in a past Simpsons episode ever been on-model? I'm just glad the Futurama characters are their normal colour and I just hope that the episode works and is funny...
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« Reply #784 on: 10-19-2014 23:59 »

I'm still puzzled at how this passed as a promotional image... unless they're that poor-looking in the entire episode.

I also wasn't aware Homer had become Mr. Fantastic. Good on him.
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« Reply #785 on: 10-20-2014 01:30 »

Ok, finally I have a reason for see the crossover, I was going to drop it because I thought was going to be only about Bender (boriiiiiiing!!), I'm glad I was wrong!
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« Reply #786 on: 10-20-2014 02:36 »
« Last Edit on: 10-20-2014 03:00 »

I see a few more errors with these photos, other than the ones mentioned. But, hey, as long as the episode itself is enjoyable, the animation shouldn't matter too much. Besides, everyone looks basically how they're supposed to, so I'm not too annoyed by the errors.

Hopefully there aren't very many glaring ones in the actual episode, though.  hmpf
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« Reply #787 on: 10-20-2014 14:29 »

I was going to drop it because I thought was going to be only about Bender (boriiiiiiing!!), I'm glad I was wrong!

How would that be a crossover episode if it were only about one character?
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« Reply #788 on: 10-20-2014 22:23 »

If they made an episode of The Simpsons where the main plot was about Bender coming back in time to kill Bart and nobody else from Futurama appeared, what would you call that if not a crossover?
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« Reply #789 on: 10-20-2014 22:36 »
« Last Edit on: 10-20-2014 22:41 »

A guest appearance?

Fred Flintstone appeared in the Simpsons/Family Guy episode, but it wasn't classed as a Simpsons/Family Guy/Flintstones crossover.

Plus, Roger from American Dad! was in it and Bob from Bob's Burgers. And you could count Cleveland as being from The Cleveland Show.

If Bender being in an episode of The Simpsons counts as a crossover, that means "The Simpsons Guy" was a Family Guy/Simpsons/Flintstones/American Dad!/Bob's Burgers/Cleveland Show crossover.
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« Reply #790 on: 10-20-2014 22:45 »

I wonder if they'll make a review thread for this ep on CGEF...
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« Reply #791 on: 10-21-2014 00:05 »
« Last Edit on: 10-21-2014 09:14 »

Still so... freaking excited!

That sucks the animations awful (in that one grab), but oh well.

It's literally all Al Jean's fault according to the fired animators.  evil laugh
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« Reply #792 on: 10-21-2014 02:21 »
« Last Edit on: 10-21-2014 02:26 »

That sucks the animations awful, oh well.

You've seen footage of it? confused

I was going to drop it because I thought was going to be only about Bender (boriiiiiiing!!), I'm glad I was wrong!

How would that be a crossover episode if it were only about one character?

The Critic/Simpsons crossover episode only featured one character.

I'd say the classification of "crossover" ultimately applies to just how important the crossover element is to the plot. And the amount of screen time, of course. Bender making a brief appearance in The Simpsons would be a cameo, whereas an episode revolving around Bender and The Simpsons interacting for whatever reason would still be a crossover, regardless of how many other Futurama characters were in it.
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« Reply #793 on: 10-21-2014 04:11 »


That sucks the animations awful, oh well.

Well usually when you pause a video you get the weirdest frames, isn't the animator's fault at all.

And interesting point, Danny, just I wanted to drop it because I was tired to see "Bender=Futurama", but see the other characters appearing ,well the episodes seems less worse.
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« Reply #794 on: 10-21-2014 09:13 »
« Last Edit on: 10-21-2014 09:17 »

I was slightly kidding guys.

But yeah.. Leela's head is off... clearly the C team in Korea animated that one scene.

Homer's arms appear to be the same length.. only if you measure them... weird.

Everything else we've seen (which is not much) looks fine.

I'm still very excited.
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« Reply #795 on: 10-21-2014 09:42 »
« Last Edit on: 10-21-2014 09:46 »

All the criticism of the animation seems pretty pointless to me. All the characters look perfectly normal, except for Leela's crooked eye in the first shot which does look very odd. But keep in mind that these are just stills...it's most likely that during the episode when the characters are in motion these oddities (especially Homer's slightly elongated arm) will pass in less than a second and won't be apparent at all. If you pause Futurama at the right times, you can find more than a few uncanny expressions or deformities just like these in any given episode. That said, the first screenshot there was definitely a dubious choice for a promotional image.
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« Reply #796 on: 10-21-2014 11:20 »

A guest appearance?

Fred Flintstone appeared in the Simpsons/Family Guy episode, but it wasn't classed as a Simpsons/Family Guy/Flintstones crossover.

Plus, Roger from American Dad! was in it and Bob from Bob's Burgers. And you could count Cleveland as being from The Cleveland Show.

If Bender being in an episode of The Simpsons counts as a crossover, that means "The Simpsons Guy" was a Family Guy/Simpsons/Flintstones/American Dad!/Bob's Burgers/Cleveland Show crossover.

All of those characters had less than a minute of screentime and were throwaway plot elements. If Fred Flintstone had lost his car and teamed up with Homer and Peter and they all had a three-way chicken fight at the end, then it would have been a Family Guy/The Simpsons/The Flintstones crossover, except it's not quite the same if they're not officially sanctioned, using the original voice actor, etc.

I mean, do you not consider "A Star is Burns" to be a crossover between The Simpsons and The Critic? Jay Sherman is the only character from The Critic to appear.
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« Reply #797 on: 10-21-2014 12:45 »
« Last Edit on: 10-21-2014 12:48 »

But yeah.. Leela's head is off... clearly the C team in Korea animated that one scene.

Right, she's off-model, but you're specifically commenting on the animation, which we have not seen. And frankly, just baffling when in reference to a motionless screenshot.

Also, I believe the key frames are still done in the U.S.
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« Reply #798 on: 10-22-2014 01:07 »
« Last Edit on: 10-22-2014 01:20 »

Yes, but it's the Simpsons season 26... I know what to expect.
We see the same animation every single new Simpsons episode.
The HD era has had the least fluid animation, and most glaring visual errors.
It's the same animation as all the other HD Simpsons episodes.
You act like this is a new animated movie.. and we have no idea what to expect.
It'll look just like all the other recent episodes of the Simpsons.

And we HAVE seen footage of the opening.

Convo. over.
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« Reply #799 on: 10-22-2014 01:11 »
« Last Edit on: 10-22-2014 01:12 »

The 22 minute-length is really bothering me. I hope they manage to pull this off without making it feel super rushed/underwhelming.

I would have loved it if they had made this a 90-minute straight-to-DVD deal, like the 4 Futurama movies.
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