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lfv
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« on: 12-29-2002 22:14 »

Cartoon Network aired their first promo for Futurama tonight. Lots of clips and the music placed over, and a narrator speaking at warp speed.

Sundaymondaytuesdaywednesdayt hursday!
blahness

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« Reply #1 on: 12-29-2002 22:33 »

hehe just saw that too looks good and i hope they show the ads a whole bunch
frythesolid

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« Reply #2 on: 12-29-2002 22:59 »

does anyone know if they are going to be snipping down the episodes? i was listening to the dvd commentary (i cant remember which one), and they were talking about all (or most) shows that go in to sydication have parts cut out so the channel can air more commercials..

Kryten

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« Reply #3 on: 12-29-2002 22:59 »

Yeah, I just saw it now.

[Carl]Yeah, that KICKED ASS!![/C]

SlaytanicMaggot
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« Reply #4 on: 12-29-2002 23:51 »

I saw an ad in Entertainment Weekly for it way back in like November...
Starbug

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« Reply #5 on: 12-29-2002 23:56 »

I just saw an ad for it. I'm so glad that CN is doing this!
lfv
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« Reply #6 on: 12-30-2002 02:29 »

 
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Originally posted by frythesolid:
does anyone know if they are going to be snipping down the episodes? i was listening to the dvd commentary (i cant remember which one), and they were talking about all (or most) shows that go in to sydication have parts cut out so the channel can air more commercials..

It shouldn't be. That's only done for broadcast TV syndication (when a TV series is syndicated on local TV affiliates, like The Simpsons, King of the Hill, Friends, etc. is being done now). Cartoon Network's is a non-exclusive cable syndication contract, so no editing for time is done. In fact CN only shows one ad break within a half hour show.
lfv
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« Reply #7 on: 12-30-2002 02:30 »

btw, anyone notice John Dimaggio narrates the ad?
Bendo

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« Reply #8 on: 12-30-2002 10:25 »

I actually started seeing them last week (X-Mas Eve to be exact) on a station other than CN. I must have seen the same commercial three times within a half hour. In fact, last Saturday on the side of bus I saw a poster advertising Futurama on CN so if nothing else CN is going full speed ahead with their promotion of Futurama which is great. Still on way too late for me though.   frown
RM
lfv
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« Reply #9 on: 12-30-2002 11:45 »

a bus ad? sweet! was it a greyhound bus? just wondering because greyhound is a big advertiser on CN.
Bendo

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« Reply #10 on: 12-30-2002 11:53 »

No, this was just a public transportation bus and not a commercial one.
RM
blahness

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« Reply #11 on: 12-30-2002 14:39 »

they advertised the hell out of it during adult swim last night... just about every commercial break it played... cn promoted futurama more in an hour than fox has done in the past year or two
aslate

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« Reply #12 on: 12-30-2002 14:42 »

Wow! Advertising for Futurama! Oh i hope it does really well on CN, and then FOX will hopefully be kicking themselves. I'd be nice if the Futurama team could be re-constructed if they ever began making them again. And if they don't, a 72 episode run isn't that bad.
lfv
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« Reply #13 on: 12-30-2002 23:29 »

to be honest, i don't think it'd be THAT hard to get the writers back. writers are always looking for work in television. usually ones that purposely leave do so because of retirement, they were fired by the creator, or they quit themselves.
aslate

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« Reply #14 on: 12-31-2002 06:58 »

Most of the team broke up though, they would be in other jobs that probably have some form of contract. It's not the best thing to get a job for about 6 months and then leave agian.
Nurdbot

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« Reply #15 on: 12-31-2002 13:16 »

Will this be on CNX..?..
blahness

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« Reply #16 on: 12-31-2002 13:49 »

saw the ad again last night on the Headline News channel... since they show that channel non stop in most airports in the U.S. i hope a lot of people will tune in
blahness

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« Reply #17 on: 12-31-2002 15:55 »

theres a topic on the cn stuff at slashdot... some people talk about the various ads and promos they have seen

 http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=02/12/30/1738221
payndz

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« Reply #18 on: 12-31-2002 17:10 »

 
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Originally posted by lfv:
In fact CN only shows one ad break within a half hour show.

But on CNX here in the UK, they make up for it by repeating EXACTLY THE SAME PROMOS in every ad break in their equivalent of Adult Swim (Harvey Birdman, Sealab 2021, etc - so the breaks are every 15 minutes) because they don't seem to have any advertisers - and sometimes, they repeat the same promos WITHIN ONE FRICKIN' BREAK!

If I see that damn two-minute trailer for "Triple! A! Movies!" one more time, there's gonna be shooting...  mad
Kryten

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« Reply #19 on: 12-31-2002 21:46 »

 
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Originally posted by payndz:
 But on CNX here in the UK, they make up for it by repeating EXACTLY THE SAME PROMOS in every ad break in their equivalent of Adult Swim (Harvey Birdman, Sealab 2021, etc - so the breaks are every 15 minutes) because they don't seem to have any advertisers - and sometimes, they repeat the same promos WITHIN ONE FRICKIN' BREAK!

If I see that damn two-minute trailer for "Triple! A! Movies!" one more time, there's gonna be shooting...   mad

Ask us about the Juicy Fruit commercial sometime. For about a month, that commercial was played twice every single break.

"C'mon you old lady!"

lfv
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« Reply #20 on: 12-31-2002 22:46 »

or GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO YAFFA!
Just Chris

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« Reply #21 on: 12-31-2002 23:47 »

Remember when Matt Groening said that he had plans for keeping Futurama? Moving it to CN was probably part of his plan. There's talk about new eps made for CN. And they did notice the online petition that we signed!
 http://www.icv2.com/articles/news/1797.html
 http://www.icv2.com/articles/news/1681.html

Kryten

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« Reply #22 on: 01-01-2003 00:45 »

Um... take a look at the dates on those...
Kryten

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« Reply #23 on: 01-01-2003 01:02 »

Woo, they're promoting Futurama HEAVILY during the Adult Swim New Years' Eve special, and Brak and Carl are showing clips every hour on the half! So far, they've shown the countdown scene from "The Series Has Landed" and the "cham-paggen" scene from "Loves' Labors Lost in Space".
blahness

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« Reply #24 on: 01-02-2003 12:57 »
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Originally posted by Kryten:
Woo, they're promoting Futurama HEAVILY during the Adult Swim New Years' Eve special, and Brak and Carl are showing clips every hour on the half! So far, they've shown the countdown scene from "The Series Has Landed" and the "cham-paggen" scene from "Loves' Labors Lost in Space".

found one of those promos via another board heres the address(cant link to file directly)


 http://www.toonamiarsenal.com/misc/asny2003/as-newyears-futurama.mov


and here is a site that will have the other commercial for Futurama sometime later tonight

 http://adultswim.vze.com/
MelBee

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« Reply #25 on: 01-02-2003 13:10 »

That first link accuses us all of thievery when you click on it!
blahness

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« Reply #26 on: 01-02-2003 13:21 »

 
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Originally posted by MelBee:
That first link accuses us all of thievery when you click on it!


copy and paste the address into another browser window and it should work... cant directly link to it

Just Chris

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« Reply #27 on: 01-02-2003 21:43 »

Wow, a movie in a 404 page.

Anyway, when I was in the train today, I noticed a CN ad on Futurama in the ceiling where they normally put ads. This is a good change. I don't remember Fox putting up public ads and billboards on Futurama.
mAtboisLim

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« Reply #28 on: 01-03-2003 00:09 »

CN rules  big grin!!!
Kryten

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« Reply #29 on: 01-03-2003 13:26 »

The AS New Year's Eve special will be rerun this Sunday at 10PM. They'll probably show the same clips, so if you missed it, here's your chance to catch it again.

They'll also be showing some great Sealab, Brak, ATHF, and Harvey Birdman episodes.
Teral

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« Reply #30 on: 01-03-2003 14:56 »
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Does anyone happen to know what this movie is encoded in? I can't play it, despite having the most common codec's installed.

And the automatic upgrade thingy in WMP gets an error.
blahness

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« Reply #31 on: 01-03-2003 15:00 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
  Does anyone happen to know what this movie is encoded in? I can't play it, despite having the most common codec's installed.

And the automatic upgrade thingy in WMP gets an error.

all mov files are quicktime movie files so you would need quicktime player


Teral

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« Reply #32 on: 01-03-2003 15:01 »

Thank you.
aslate

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« Reply #33 on: 01-03-2003 15:06 »

Teral, you've never downloaded Quicktime before?
Teral

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« Reply #34 on: 01-03-2003 15:18 »
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Nope, never neeeded it for anything.

Edit: What the.. Mac? No wonder I never had any need for it.
blahness

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« Reply #35 on: 01-03-2003 15:28 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
Nope, never neeeded it for anything.

Edit: What the.. Mac? No wonder I never had any need for it.

only reason i originally dl it was to watch movie trailers...

 http://www.apple.com/trailers/
The Baz

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« Reply #36 on: 01-04-2003 04:08 »

Quicktime is a great movie player!

I've also seen CN promotions for Futurama on CNN, Headline News, and CN... I've seen around 5 ads in 3 days and haven't been watching TV much!  I really am glad to see CN knows they have a great show, and the ads are great!  I hope the ratings are as good.
Nurdbot

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« Reply #37 on: 01-04-2003 05:02 »

Yes,Futurama,Bebop and Outlaw Star on the same Channel.
If it's shown at 8 P.M before Outlaw Star on CNX I'm going to dub it 'The Sci-Fi Hour'

[Generic Guy]NEERRD!!!!![/Generic Guy]
MuscaDomestica

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« Reply #38 on: 01-04-2003 11:39 »

Nurdbot, you forgot Trigun, Inu Yasha, and the Ghost in the shell TV series.

I have said it before and I will say it again... Cartoon Network can do no wrong.
lfv
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« Reply #39 on: 01-04-2003 22:30 »

Ghost in the Shell won't be on TV for a long time. ^_^

Don't forget "Reign" as well. Which premieres in February 1 hour after Futurama.
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