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Spanghewed

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« Reply #40 on: 06-05-2003 23:05 »

If they make a movie, they should concentrate on HUMOR and not shippiness and stuff like that. Probably a lot of the people who watch it won't have seen Futurama before and won't understand the characters or their emotions.

They should also have a lot there for people who HAVE been loyal fans, like in "The Sting." I guess it would be too much to hope for them to bring Seymour back...
shyguy09

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« Reply #41 on: 06-05-2003 23:13 »

I heard that since Family Guy is having such a good afterlife on DVD, that there are rumored plans for a direct-to-dvd movie...
 http://dvd.ign.com/mail.html

You know, food for thought...
davids

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« Reply #42 on: 07-03-2003 12:06 »

A movie would be a great way to end the legend that is futurama.
fry2006

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« Reply #43 on: 07-03-2003 14:03 »

Somebody write up a trailer...
grunka_lunka

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« Reply #44 on: 07-04-2003 22:58 »

 
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Originally posted by Venus:
.....im a teen. Everybody i know who watches it is a teen. And a good number of peelers are teens. The show still appeals to us as it is.

i know, i'm just saying....well, have you seen what the industry has tried to push on our generation? we either get soppy melodramatic crap or dumb crude humor in our entertainment. not the witty intellect of futurama. and that's just one of many reasons why a movie would be so awkward (see my previous post/long-winded rant  wink)
Venus

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« Reply #45 on: 07-04-2003 23:06 »

i still think a movie would work. they didn't dumb down the X-files to reach a certain target audience why would they do it to futurama?
Kif White

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« Reply #46 on: 07-04-2003 23:28 »

I have an idea for a movie. I'm writing it right now  wink
Coop

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« Reply #47 on: 07-05-2003 00:48 »

 
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Originally posted by Spanghewed:
If they make a movie, they should concentrate on HUMOR and not shippiness and stuff like that. Probably a lot of the people who watch it won't have seen Futurama before and won't understand the characters or their emotions.

They should also have a lot there for people who HAVE been loyal fans, like in "The Sting." I guess it would be too much to hope for them to bring Seymour back...

Well, movies based on shows usually tend to deal with fans who know whats goind on.

I think if they made a movie it should have plenty of good character interaction..and by that I mean Fry/Leela.
  big grin
ShineFusion

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« Reply #48 on: 07-05-2003 03:24 »

I could see a Futurama movie working. If they compiled all the writers to work together. And a movie would do extremely well if one was made.
SwanMan3000

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« Reply #49 on: 07-05-2003 05:21 »

in my opinion a futurama film should be a piss take of an existing film. Like the matrix, the proffesser is morpheous leelas the girl frys neo etc. it could be called the Faketrix.
M Jackson
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« Reply #50 on: 07-05-2003 07:45 »

That's not a good idea. The movie should have lots of in-jokes and references and parodies to other sci-fi, but it has to have an original plot of its own!
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #51 on: 07-05-2003 09:20 »

No, no, that isn't a good idea.  It's not a Futurama thing to do.  Yeah, I agree with M Jackson.  Whatever they do, it's got to be very original, have plenty of Fry/ Leela stuff, Bender events and Zoidberg and Farnsy at their best. Amy and Kif in it as well, and of course Hermes.  And I hope Zapp is in it.  Wouldn't be the same without him. 

I just hope Matt understands that we are very loyal fans who want to see our show have some kind of life.  Hopefully he does see this and thinks a movie would do good.
Idlesaint

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« Reply #52 on: 07-05-2003 22:50 »

i have heard that that Matt wants to do a movie, to continue the show after all the ep's aire... as they are doing with comics. doing a movie would be great. one thing i know though, everyone i know (excluding close family) knows what futurama is, and even if thousands of people haven't heard of it (which is IMO false) it would still do well. espesially if there's lots of Bender in the trailer. friends of mine who've only seen the show once, always say "bender was the best". so i definately think a movie should be made, it'd do great in box office and fans would most likely see it more than once.
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #53 on: 07-05-2003 22:54 »

I go on this site "neopets" and a lot in the chat I mention Futurama some how.  Also I made a message board for it and many people were posting.  Many know it, but don't really care too much to join sites like PEEL and watch it every night.  There's more watchers out there than we think.
Coop

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« Reply #54 on: 07-05-2003 23:09 »

I just hope that whatever they plan for the movie, it offers the closure we will probably not get from the last ep.


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spacepilot3000

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« Reply #55 on: 07-05-2003 23:29 »

I think I heard somewhere(Don't ask where.), that Matt Groening is planning on making a Futurama "Trilogy". I for one think the idea's great. But I bet Fox will only settle for one movie. Does anyone think a Trilogy of Futurama films a great idea, or mearly a good one?
Coop

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« Reply #56 on: 07-05-2003 23:42 »

NO! Trilogy would be cool. That would be so great...the more futurama the better.  big grin


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spacepilot3000

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« Reply #57 on: 07-06-2003 00:01 »
« Last Edit on: 07-06-2003 00:01 »

If a Futurama movie(and possibly a trilogy) is made, I'd like it to be halarious and shippy. I know people don't really like shippiness, but it could be 80% halarious and 20% shippy. Also, it might sound like a REALLY bad idea(and I'm not very good on ideas), but(here it goes) a good (or bad)idea is to make a Futurama musical movie. Before you do hate posts, I think the idea sounds good(to me anyway). The cast have excellent singing voices, especially Katie Segal.

The plot(Incase you are still reading this) Could be:
The proffesor creates a machine which causes people to break into song. The crew isn't aware of this. The machine goes haywire on a test run and everyone is stuck breaking into song for 3 days until Farnsworth fixes the problem. The film will parody musicals from "Oklahoma!" to "Moulin Rouge" along with some original songs a well as keep the sci-fi spoof element in place. Most will be halarious but it could also be sort of shippy with Fry and Leela in the mix.

Ok, that's my idea. If you hate it, go ahead and write a hate post. But if you like it, I will be happy . 
Venus

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« Reply #58 on: 07-06-2003 00:31 »

i like it. I've hoped for a Futurama musical ever since i saw that awesome Buffy one. I know most people think musicals suck just because that's the general steriotype, but when done by the right people its amazing how awesome it can really be.
SlaytanicMaggot
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« Reply #59 on: 07-06-2003 01:10 »

I think if they made a futurama movie, they should leave all the plot points unanswered, because in real life, not everything is tied up. either that, or pull something like farascape...and end with a "to be continued..." although, in the classic futurama style, make it "to be begun...", just to piss people off...

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Just Chris

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« Reply #60 on: 07-06-2003 02:09 »

I know endings like that do piss a lot of people off. Half of the viewing audience scoffed when they saw that message in the end of Matrix Reloaded.

We can all hope for a trilogy, but the most realistic scenario would be that the first part would be in theatres, and the next two will be direct to video (and hopefully the production costs won't be reduced). If this is the case, then the 1st part will definitely wrap up, leaving 2 and 3 to be a different adventure. I don't expect Futurama to get a major theatrical release. It will probably be in select theaters, so if you live somewhere in the outskirts you would have to travel at least 20 miles to see it.
Coop

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« Reply #61 on: 07-06-2003 02:11 »

I just dont think a musical is whats best at this point. It would be waste of what could be an involving movie with plenty of important Futurama plot points. I wouldnt have objected to a musical type regular episode.


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SlaytanicMaggot
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« Reply #62 on: 07-06-2003 02:59 »

oh, a musical would be great....and since they've done some musical numbers before in the show, they could easily pull it off...it might even be a better musical than the south park movie...

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Coop

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« Reply #63 on: 07-06-2003 04:32 »

Thats a tall order, that was a great musical.


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Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #64 on: 07-06-2003 08:54 »

If they did a musical I wouldn't want it to be for the movie, maybe just a regular episode.  It just wouldn't be an as enjoyable movie to me.  Of course they should have a song or two in the movie, but not a musical.  I'm all for the trilogy!
MattyB

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« Reply #65 on: 07-06-2003 14:38 »

A trilogy! Now that would be cool. As long as they got it right. I wouldn't care if it wasn't successful or mainstream enough, so long as they keep the futurama style of the entire series
-Geek-

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« Reply #66 on: 07-06-2003 16:37 »

There wouldn't ever be a movie because they production crew has broken up. no more episodes = no movie.

the show isn't popular enough anyways
spacepilot3000

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« Reply #67 on: 07-06-2003 19:31 »
« Last Edit on: 07-06-2003 19:31 »

-Geek-, Shut up. Of course the show is popular enough to warrant a feature film. And the crew had a lot of fun making the series, so it's kinda obvious they will get back together for a film.
Guy

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« Reply #68 on: 07-07-2003 05:08 »

 
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Originally posted by -Geek-:
There wouldn't ever be a movie because they production crew has broken up. no more episodes = no movie.

the show isn't popular enough anyways


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Coop

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« Reply #69 on: 07-07-2003 09:25 »
« Last Edit on: 07-07-2003 09:25 »

 
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Originally posted by -Geek-:
There wouldn't ever be a movie because they production crew has broken up. no more episodes = no movie.

the show isn't popular enough anyways

I dont know if I believe you about the crew. But it definatley is popular enough, I mean just look at where you are. I know plenty of people who would love to see this movie. Besides, even if that is the case, it never stopped 3rd sequal to spy kids from being made. Or Batman 4.  tongue 
 


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less than hero

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« Reply #70 on: 07-07-2003 13:40 »

Groening wants to do a trilogy.  End the show in style, you know...
The team are already discussing it apparently.
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #71 on: 07-09-2003 15:27 »

Critics in the USA are once again declaring that traditional animation is dead, after the poor performance last weekend of that Sinbad movie, which barely outperformed 28 Days Later, a relatively low-profile foreign film which was in its second week.  You might remember that last year, Lilo & Stitch was declared the rebirth of cel animation, but then a few months later, Treasure Planet was the (second?) death of cel animation.

Of course, no one should be surprised about Sinbad's performance, since in the USA, non-Disney animated movies almost never do well.  Computer-animated movies usually have a chance (Shrek, Ice Age), but even they aren't guaranteed success (Final Fantasy).

So what does all that mean?  Well, basically, if a theatrical Futurama movie was released tomorrow, it would bomb.  A Simpsons movie would probably do well, but Futurama just isn't popular enough and would probably raise less interest than Sinbad.  That's all pretty annoying, because if a Futurama movie was popular, we'd feel vindicated and it might lead to a new series.

Anyway, I think that unless the reruns or comics suddenly become twenty times more popular, it just isn't economically feasable to make a movie.  But a straight-to-video or TV movie?  I don't know.
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #72 on: 07-09-2003 16:56 »

Yeah, I think that a theatre movie would probably not do well, but they don't really have anything to lose.  Besides, there are other shows that have entered the big screen and plenty of people who haven't seen those shows saw the movie.  I bet there could be a lot more unfamiliar people to the show at the movie if the advertisments do a good job.  Besides, in various threads, PEELers would mention that when they saw the first ad for Futurama they thought "well, Matt Groening is making it, it could be good".  If ads mentioned Matt was the creator it could work for them too.  Plus, TBS and CN are running Futurama reruns, some more people are bound to catch the show.  Who knows.  And it's possible that Futurama could win a emmy again.  Of course, all I just said is just a hopeful future.
M Jackson
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« Reply #73 on: 07-09-2003 16:57 »

Come on, even Doug had a movie, and The Wild Thornberrys! Futurama may not quite be in The Simpsons popularity league but it's was bigger than those!
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #74 on: 07-09-2003 16:58 »

Hey, I like The Wild Thornberrys, and Doug was okay!
M Jackson
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« Reply #75 on: 07-09-2003 17:04 »

What i'm saying is that they were much lower profile TV shows than Futurama, and they made the transfer to big screen well enough (?).
CTV

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« Reply #76 on: 07-09-2003 17:13 »
« Last Edit on: 07-09-2003 17:13 »

A movie would be utterly utterly awesome. Futurama would work as a movie because it has a basic structure. The episodes follow on from one another as if you are looking into the lives of all the characters on a weekly basis. By this I mean, there are regularly throwbacks to other episodes eg the Fry and Leela history. The material in each episode isn't just disregarded when moving onto another. A movie could tie up or indeed continue some of the aspects of the series that have been left.

This wouldn't really work with the Simpsons, as everything is generally disregarded on an episode by episode basis. Things that have happened in other episodes tend to be called back only if they need material for another episode or for the occasional gag. A Simpsons movie would suck big time as it would have very little to call on. Futurama however, has so much history, that material for a movie would be easy to create.

The Simpsons was my favourite show, but I completely resent the fact that it lives, despite 4 and 5 seasons of utter rubbish, whilst Futurama is cancelled, despite the clearly superior episodes and infinite possibilities that the show still had. There is no justice.

All this film to video talk has got me thinking, would another series exclusive to video be an possiblity? I suppose not, considering the amount that has to be done to make that happen is probably a great deal.
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #77 on: 07-09-2003 17:20 »

Yeah, they'd have to get all the staff peeps back together.  But a movie would only require them to be together for a while.  Has that ever been done beofre, having a seeries directly to DVD/ video?  If not, that'd be so awesome if Futurama was the first.

Actually, a movie is either hit or miss.  If it's a big success, who knows, maybe Fox would come to their senses and continue it.  Or it could be have very few viewers and lose a lot of money.  But they don't have much to lose.  So even if it sucks in the money department, there won't be much nee dfor that money anyways.  So right now I think having the staff get together is most likely the hard part, but I'm pretty sure that's wrong.
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #78 on: 07-09-2003 18:43 »

Nickelodeon movies usually do fairly well, but they're meant for kids.  "Adult" cartoon movies have never really caught on in the USA.  And Rugrats gets incredible ratings.

Nickelodeon movies can also be pretty cheap: the Doug movie only earned about $20 million, but it only cost $5 million to make.  (Incidentally, Sinbad cost $60 million, and so far has only earned $10 million.)  I think it would be difficult to get support for a Futurama movie, which would cost more than that.
Nefnar

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« Reply #79 on: 07-09-2003 19:11 »
« Last Edit on: 07-09-2003 19:11 »

A futurama movie would be much harder to do, because a movie is not like an episode,
An episode is short has less characters, and a simple plot.
Instead a movie has more chracters, and harder plot.
The question is
What the main topic of the movie wil be?
It has to be something that take the attention of the viewers, and it can't be as an episode beause then, it will be very repetitive,
and it still has to mantain it's humor.

Then they'll have to introduce new characters that people will like.
 And of course the movie can't be predictable or extremely stupid.
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