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Dr_Dave

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« on: 08-05-2002 18:35 »

Cartoon researcher Jerry Beck reports from the San Diego Comic Con that Futurama will be joining the Adult Swim program on the Cartoon Network in the near future.

Very interesting!  Too bad that program airs at 1:00 am.

 http://www.cartoonresearch.com/comments.html
PCC Fred

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« Reply #1 on: 08-05-2002 18:40 »

Hmmm...
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #2 on: 08-05-2002 19:01 »

odd.
aslate

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« Reply #3 on: 08-05-2002 19:09 »

Who are you, did FOX send you? Are you here to calm our nerves or to stop our How To Kill A Fox Exec. plans going into action?
Torquemada

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« Reply #4 on: 08-05-2002 20:18 »

I wonder if it will be on Cartoon Network in the UK? 1AM is typically when my lazy ass finishes work.
Could this be the signalling of Futurama moving to another channel? Am I talking to myself here?
Maybe, just maybe.
Anyway, it can't be bad, more exposure is better than no exposure.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #5 on: 08-05-2002 20:20 »

We already know Futurama isn't moving to another channel, FOX have seen to that. frown

1AM on the Cartoon Network sounds like another nail in the coffin to me.
Kryten

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« Reply #6 on: 08-05-2002 23:34 »

Sounds suspiciously like bullsh*t.
Matt Wilson

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« Reply #7 on: 08-05-2002 23:53 »
« Last Edit on: 08-05-2002 23:53 »

Does it, now?

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmm.    wink

- Matt Wilson
Adult Swim: The Fansite Webmaster
http://adultswim.toonzone.net
Kryten

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« Reply #8 on: 08-06-2002 00:06 »
« Last Edit on: 08-06-2002 00:06 »

Hmmm... I see news about Ripping Friends, Ghost in the Shell, Inu-Yasha.... not one word about Futurama.
Matt Wilson

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« Reply #9 on: 08-06-2002 00:13 »
« Last Edit on: 08-06-2002 00:13 »

Not everything was announced at Comic Con. I just listed what was.

The official full annoucement(press release) from CN regarding new stuff for AS should be this week.

- Matt Wilson
Adult Swim: The Fansite Webmaster
http://adultswim.toonzone.net
Matt Wilson

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« Reply #10 on: 08-06-2002 00:15 »

P.S. Jerry Beck works for Cartoon Network, on shows like The Bob Clampett Show, Toonheads, and recently The Popeye Show, which airs after Adult Swim at 1:00 am right now.
Jimmy Kustes
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« Reply #11 on: 08-06-2002 00:20 »
« Last Edit on: 08-06-2002 00:20 »

Just like everything Cartoon Network-related, just read Toon Zone. I mean we rule all.

Matt Groaning is a big fan of Jerry Beck and Jerry Beck is a big fan of Futurama. He placed it third in his all time favorites. Look at http://topten.toonzone.net/beck.htm

[Edit: And he likes the Simpsons. That was number 2]
Matt Wilson

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« Reply #12 on: 08-06-2002 00:23 »

What Jimmy means is, we like to measure everything. With rulers.

We don't govern any group of persons yet. Not until phase 3. Muahahah.

- Matt Wilson
Adult Swim: The Fansite Webmaster
 http://adultswim.toonzone.net
Joe25

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« Reply #13 on: 08-06-2002 00:30 »

It doesn't seem like any real announce has been made about this or what FOX has to say about it.  1 a.m. for a television network I don't even get doesn't raise much of my confidence either.  Now if there was an announcement that new episodes would air...
Matt Wilson

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« Reply #14 on: 08-06-2002 00:38 »

Again, Adult Swim airs from 10 - 1 am. And they're looking to expand to 7 nights a week.

- Matt Wilson
Adult Swim: The Fansite Webmaster
 http://adultswim.toonzone.net
Sarge

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« Reply #15 on: 08-06-2002 01:35 »

I had dinner tonight with R. M. & he told me that Cartoon Network is gonna air the reruns 5 days a week. He didn't say whether that would be after the last 16 eps air or before.
We also discussed John K's old minor legal tiff about South Park's singing doodoo & Ren & Stimpy's animated doodoo.
Then the conversation steered toward discussing Ralph Bakshi. Luckily we had finished our steaks by then. Dry heaves aren't fun.  smile
Binder

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« Reply #16 on: 08-06-2002 01:36 »
« Last Edit on: 08-06-2002 01:36 »

would there be new eps?
Can it legally be done?
Matt Wilson

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« Reply #17 on: 08-06-2002 01:48 »
« Last Edit on: 08-06-2002 01:48 »

As for new episodes, Groening would have to get some new staffers to fill in the ones that have left, but the team hasn't necessarily disbanded just yet. If you read that Future for Futurama post, he's trying to keep the team together to at least work on other possible shows if Futurama doesn't survive.

If Groening has the rights to the show, and CN agrees, I'd say there's certainly a good chance. But anything can happen. Who knows what FOX will do to Groening's gravy train The Simpsons if they find out he's doing stuff for other networks.

Actually, maybe that wouldn't really be so bad. I hate The Simpsons.
Binder

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« Reply #18 on: 08-06-2002 01:53 »

I like the Simpsons, but the last few years makes me embarressed to be called a Simpson fan. If there were new Futuramas on CN, the show would last for years.
Nurdbot

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« Reply #19 on: 08-06-2002 02:21 »

That would be weird.Watching 2 Episodes of a Anime then a American Cartoon popping up.
Binder

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« Reply #20 on: 08-06-2002 02:30 »

 
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Originally posted by Nurdbot:
That would be weird.Watching 2 Episodes of a Anime then a American Cartoon popping up.

That happens on kids WB all the time.
Matt Wilson

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« Reply #21 on: 08-06-2002 03:12 »

Actually, the current schedule for Adult Swim is:

10 PM - Home Movies (season 3)
10:30 PM - The Oblongs
11:00 PM - Mission Hill
11:30 PM - Harvey Birdman: Attorney-At-Law (season 2)
11:45 PM - Aqua Teen Hunger Force
12:00 AM - Sealab 2021
12:15 AM - The Brak Show
12:30 AM - Space Ghost Coast 2 Coast

Who knows what their weeknight lineup will be. They're supposed to be making an announcement about all the new AS acquisitions this week.
Jimmy Kustes
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« Reply #22 on: 08-06-2002 12:05 »
« Last Edit on: 08-06-2002 12:05 »

In my opinion, the idea of Adult Swim Comedy expanding to 9 and Adult Swim Action expanding to 10 is not out of the question. CN can air TV-14 programs before 11 now. Well, I think they can, that's what the Oblongs was rated.

Adult Swim gets higher ratings in the beginning hours of the block, so showing ASC at 9 & 9:30 would make sense. They have the shows to fill those hours: new Ripping Friends, new Home Movies, new Baby Blues, and um, that other show (you know what it is)   laff
Jimmy Kustes
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« Reply #23 on: 08-06-2002 12:29 »
« Last Edit on: 08-06-2002 12:29 »

 
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Originally posted by Matt Wilson:
Again, Adult Swim airs from 10 - 1 am. And they're looking to expand to 7 nights a week.

I still think CN wouldn't put Adult Swim next to Cartoon Cartoon Fridays, but I don't know that much about Adult Swim.


Jimmy "Duncanzits" Kustes
Priz

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« Reply #24 on: 08-06-2002 13:09 »

wow. Jerry Beck REALLY looks different than he did 10 years ago. I knew him and chatted with him constantly when he worked with Carl Macek when they co-ran Streamline and brought over all those Miyazaki movies and Akira to the US. cool guy.

I _REALLY_ wished I could've made it to SDCC. I would've loved to hang out with Doug Tennapel (creator of Earthworm Jim and the Neverhood) and get a copy of his new book as well as see the Futurama cast/crew again. Ah well, at least I got to meet some at the Futurama/Paley festival event back in Feb, as well as hang out with Phil, David and some others at E3smile
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #25 on: 08-06-2002 13:22 »

Wow. So many crustaceans in one thread. I hope this isn't bullshit, you guys. If it is, I'm eating lobster real soon.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #26 on: 08-06-2002 13:32 »

Is it just me or does it defy belief that anyone would go to the trouble of making new episodes of Futurama and then air them at 1am?
Teral

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« Reply #27 on: 08-06-2002 13:52 »

I don't see a problem. From what I can tell it's a syndication deal for now. Maybe more episodes will be made because of this.

Besides Futurama have always aired at 1 AM here, and I still watched it.
Jimmy Kustes
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« Reply #28 on: 08-06-2002 14:38 »

 
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Originally posted by totalnerduk:
Wow. So many crustaceans in one thread. I hope this isn't bullshit, you guys. If it is, I'm eating lobster real soon.

I'm a poppler, I'm even more delicious.
blahness

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« Reply #29 on: 08-06-2002 14:43 »

 
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Originally posted by PCC Fred:
Is it just me or does it defy belief that anyone would go to the trouble of making new episodes of Futurama and then air them at 1am?
For some reason i dont think CN would air Futurama at 1 am... im sure there is a good amount of money that is offered to run re-runs... running it at 1 am would be pretty stupid.  I hope if when adult swim is expanded and resceduled then Futurama will show early on in the block like around 9 or 930 pm

Jimmy Kustes
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« Reply #30 on: 08-06-2002 14:43 »
« Last Edit on: 08-06-2002 14:43 »

 
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Originally posted by PCC Fred:
Is it just me or does it defy belief that anyone would go to the trouble of making new episodes of Futurama and then air them at 1am?

ASC ENDS at 1 AM. Also no one knows if CN can AFFORD new episodes, just the repeats.

I expect CN to show Futur...uh, that show at 10 or 9. At the latest it would be is at 11, where Mission Hill is.   


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bart182

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« Reply #31 on: 08-06-2002 14:57 »

I think itd be great if futurama was on cartoon network.  Like 7 cancelled network shows are on cartoon network now (baby blues, mission hill, home movies, some lame show that was on channel 5, and some others...)


So like, they could play it at like 8 or 9, and a lot of people would sitll watch it...cause adult swim is very popural.  Also, futurama might do well on comedy central or the sci fi channel...
Damitol

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« Reply #32 on: 08-06-2002 15:15 »
« Last Edit on: 08-06-2002 15:15 »

Ummm - is it just going over a bunch of people's heads that this is the best Futurama news we've heard for a long, long time?  I really expected this thread to be full of "Praise Jesus's" or something along those lines.

Fox is a broadcast network, meaning that they have to appeal to the lowest common denominator to get as high ratings as possible and make dozens of affiliates happy. 

Cartoon Network would be thrilled to pull the numbers that Futurama does now.  Does anyone know if the potential viewership (cable/satellite subscribers with CN access vs. those with all viewers with Fox access) is anywhere close to the same?

Whereas Fox ignores Futurama, Cartoon Network will embrace and nurture it since 1) it has the Groening pedigree and 2) comes with a built in fan base.  Running 5 nights a week means only about 12-13 weeks before episodes recycle, so if Futurama does well in it's initial run and people start making money - there *will* be new episodes.

Praise Jesus and anyone else associated with this deal, even if they have "Fox" on their business cards.  And best of all - football/baseball/When World's Most Dangerous Prostitutes Attack is not a factor, so 10:00 PM (or whatever) Monday through Friday will actually *mean* 10:00 PM Monday through Friday.
Kryten

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« Reply #33 on: 08-06-2002 15:18 »

If this deal is legit, it's a good thing... because now that the syndictaion rights are tied up, we can finally get the DVDs here!
TheMadCapper

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« Reply #34 on: 08-06-2002 15:30 »

dammitall, it's not that we wouldn't love to see the show get a new lease on life. It's more like we've been so sure that it was doomed, we're reluctant to embrace hope. When it's official, expect much hooting and hollering and happiness.
Binder

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« Reply #35 on: 08-06-2002 15:31 »

Whoo! Futurama US DVDs!!
AstroZombie

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« Reply #36 on: 08-06-2002 15:39 »

Any one know if it be shown on CN in the UK ?

If not then I'm gonna have to get my Claymore all bloody again!

I just cleaned it too damnit!
MuscaDomestica

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« Reply #37 on: 08-06-2002 15:44 »

Looks interesting, I love what Cartoon Newtwork has been doing with Adult Swim, giving some well done animated shows a second chance to be seen on TV, and making some new episodes although Futurama seems to be sort of out of Cartoon Networks Leauge, but if Nick can show Invader Zim a show that had decent CGI and much higher quality animation then their other shows then CN can show Futurama.
MuscaDomestica

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« Reply #38 on: 08-06-2002 15:46 »

Just want to add two quick things,
1. Inu Yasha is perfect for Adult Swim, not to much to edit, but still has a decent story and couldn't be shown during normal hours

2. Adult Swim 7 days a week? I think that might be overdoing it a little bit, Unless they air a about a dozen new shows.
mtvcdm

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« Reply #39 on: 08-06-2002 17:04 »

My personal thought: Adult Swim tries too hard to get the adult audience they want.
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