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spacepilot3000

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« Reply #80 on: 07-09-2003 19:22 »

 
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Originally posted by Action Jacktion:
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.

I don't think the budget for a Futurama movie will be too expensive. The visual effects on the show can translate well to the big screen. If they could come up with a budget, it would probably be about 30 million tops. 

alexvilagosh

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« Reply #81 on: 07-09-2003 19:24 »

Isn't each episode 1 million?
spacepilot3000

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« Reply #82 on: 07-09-2003 19:34 »
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Originally posted by alexvilagosh:
Isn't each episode 1 million?

Really? I didn't know that. Then that would mean that the film would only cost 4 million to make if translated into 2 hours. But FOX would make it 1 hour and 30 minutes so it would cost 3 million. But if Fox wanted to release the film in a wide release. Like mabye release the film in over 2,000 screens and then the marketing costs and paying the cast and crew, then it would probably bring a total to 30 million. This is only a guess, I don't know how it works around budgets. Although that "Phone Booth" only cost 1.5 million to make and the with marketing, the total was 16 million and was released on over 2,500 screens. But who knows?

Venus

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« Reply #83 on: 07-09-2003 19:45 »

i don't think Sinbad did bad because it was animated i think it did bad cause the commercials weren't that interesting.
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« Reply #84 on: 07-09-2003 20:03 »
« Last Edit on: 07-09-2003 20:03 »

   
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Originally posted by Venus:
i don't think Sinbad did bad because it was animated i think it did bad cause the commercials weren't that interesting.

They really weren't interesting at all. But I think it did poorly because frankly, right now is a bad time fore cartoon movies. Matrix 2, Hulk, T-2, Charlie's Angels 2, there were just too many high profile movies to compete with. It was definatley burried.


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Action Jacktion

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« Reply #85 on: 07-09-2003 20:27 »

 
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Originally posted by Venus:
i don't think Sinbad did bad because it was animated i think it did bad cause the commercials weren't that interesting.
I think that was part of the reason, but being a non-Disney, non-Nickelodeon cartoon didn't help.  The movie does sound kind of interesting, but it wasn't advertised well.

Fun fact: Sinbad, the character, is supposed to be from Iraq.  I guess they don't mention that in the movie.
Xmpel

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« Reply #86 on: 07-09-2003 21:04 »
« Last Edit on: 07-09-2003 21:04 »

 
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Originally posted by spacepilot3000:
  Really? I didn't know that. Then that would mean that the film would only cost 4 million to make if translated into 2 hours. But FOX would make it 1 hour and 30 minutes so it would cost 3 million. But if Fox wanted to release the film in a wide release. Like mabye release the film in over 2,000 screens and then the marketing costs and paying the cast and crew, then it would probably bring a total to 30 million. This is only a guess, I don't know how it works around budgets. Although that "Phone Booth" only cost 1.5 million to make and the with marketing, the total was 16 million and was released on over 2,500 screens. But who knows?


If each episode cost 1 million and each episode is 20 minutes shouldn't an 1 h 30 min film (with you logic) cost 4.5 millon?

And also i think a film would cost more than 5 episodes cause it's a bigger production and needs a bigger cast etc etc.

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« Reply #87 on: 07-09-2003 21:13 »
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just becuae they make the show with 1 million, doesn't mean they'll stay on the same system for a full length movie. they would want it as perfect as it could be, and need to pay all the people a little extra, and yadda yadda yadda, it adds up. i'm guessing at least a 10 mil budget, maybe up in the 20's or 30's, if a movies made. i mean, there's so much more to think about with movies... for one, marketing has to be 10 times better, and no commercials so they have to use their own advertising, and pay people to play their commercials. also, they woudl want trailers played in other films for advertising. and don't get me wrong, i'm not bashing futurama, saying it needs advertising becuase it sucks, because it doesn't suck (i'm a huge fan myself) but any movie needs great advertising. plus the cost of production. a lot would go into play for a movie that wouldn't in a TV show. and please correct me if i'm wrong about anything.
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« Reply #88 on: 07-10-2003 07:00 »
« Last Edit on: 07-10-2003 07:00 »

As for movie ideas, which is what the thread was about, I think they should definitely use other sci-fi movie plots so they can parody them. The Futurama characters could stand in for whoever the film characters were, and could be really inappropriate. E.g. Zoidberg as ... someone pretty (NOT Princes Leia - they should not do Star Wars. It's already been done too much). They wouldn't stick rigidly to the plot though. That would be crap. And also, the stakes shoudl be really high, like the whole universe is going to implode or something. I know this happens in the series as well, but it's appropriate for a film.
I-AM-MORBO

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« Reply #89 on: 07-10-2003 07:43 »

I WANT MORBO TO HAVE 10 MIN NEWS CAST......
OR MY RACE WILL DESTROY YOU!!!!!!!!!!
Gocad

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« Reply #90 on: 07-10-2003 08:20 »

 
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Originally posted by spacepilot3000:
 I don't think the budget for a Futurama movie will be too expensive. The visual effects on the show can translate well to the big screen. If they could come up with a budget, it would probably be about 30 million tops.

Explain that to FOX...

30 Millions for a Futurama Movie? Sure thing.

Didn't they close down their Animation Studio after the poor performance of Titan A.E.?
spacepilot3000

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« Reply #91 on: 07-10-2003 11:32 »

 
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Originally posted by Gocad:
 Explain that to FOX...

30 Millions for a Futurama Movie? Sure thing.

Didn't they close down their Animation Studio after the poor performance of Titan A.E.?


That was Don Bluth's(The guy who made Titan A.E) animation company. Luckly, Matt Groening has his own animation company so I wouldn't worry about it.
Gocad

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« Reply #92 on: 07-10-2003 11:50 »
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Originally posted by spacepilot3000:
 
That was Don Bluth's(The guy who made Titan A.E) animation company. Luckly, Matt Groening has his own animation company so I wouldn't worry about it.

From the IMDb trivia section about Titan A.E. :

The film was a financial disappointment and Fox Animation was shut down.

And unless I missed something, FOX hasn't done a Animated Movie since then...
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« Reply #93 on: 07-10-2003 12:23 »

 
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Originally posted by Gocad:
      From the IMDb trivia section about Titan A.E. :

The film was a financial disappointment and Fox Animation was shut down.

And unless I missed something, FOX hasn't done a Animated Movie since then...

fox such a sad topic  cry   cry

was titan A.E. good? cause ive never heard of it, anyway futurama moive is a great idea, but as said above fox aint going to waste 30 million for it Especially if they arent going to spend at least 12 million to make another season.

sad truth   cry   cry

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« Reply #94 on: 07-10-2003 12:24 »

I want a Futurama movie, regardless of cost.

It should be just like a really big episode-- or at least should start out that way, with a delivery or something. Then everything goes wrong, wacky stuff happens, they run for their lives, sing a couple songs, have some shippy moments, have an epic space war, then ends with things generally wrapped up. They should continue on plots from the series but explain them just enough--like they do in every episode that has continuity. Anyway, aside from relationships, they could use for big plot: Nibblonians/Brain Spawn, Robot Devil, Mom doing some big evil thing, perhaps something with the mutants (that maybe could spoof X-Men a bit), and Zapp Brannigan leading wave after wave of men to their destruction during the epic space war.

Whew. That's all I have to say.

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Bones

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« Reply #95 on: 07-10-2003 12:30 »

I think a futurama film has the potential to kick some serious ass. A simpsons movie would not work, but futurama would at the very least prod buttock. Its hard to imagine what the movie would be about as Fry has already saved the Earth and the Universe a few times and time travelled, but then again that never stopped star treck. The film would have to be parody packed but not ruled by it. Blimey! I can see it in my head right now and its great! Since they made a game and advertised it all the time (at the beggining of their own show) i think they will feel that ppl are aware of it. Everyone atleast knows bender right? I just cant understand y the show was cancelled at all, its 1 of my 3 favs!

I Digress, I can see the advert for it now

"He was awakened a thousand years in the future. Now he must face his past, to save the world! With the help of Leela (a leela clip), Bender (a bender clip) and the rest of the planet express crew (clip) Fry must ally with old enemies (show Zap and Mom and the Omicronions) to save the new present from an ancient evil (teasing clip of new bad guy) Futurama the movie, Its a thousand years ahead of its time"
Bones

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« Reply #96 on: 07-10-2003 12:32 »

 they run for their lives


They'll have to get some more of those blue cards printed  smile

Do you ever get the feeling you're just going with girls 'cos you're 'sposed to?
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #97 on: 07-10-2003 13:33 »

Seraya, it's vague but that would be the perfect movie.  I think a Futurama movie, if done right, could be the perfect movie.  Action, adventure, romance, comedy, you name it.  All together, and the universe depends on one, the only one who could defeat the most evil in the universe1 9camera quickly switches to Fry0  (sniff, sniff) What smells like green? (or some kind of cheap stupidity joke).  And then you see a clip of Leela, Fry and Bender walking out to the mission.  Haha, they could really make this movie hilarious and great.  It would be soo entertaining and awesome. 
Bones

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« Reply #98 on: 07-10-2003 13:37 »

Word!

Do you ever get the feeling you're just going with girls 'cos you're 'sposed to?
aussie dude

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« Reply #99 on: 07-10-2003 14:02 »

there could be something in it for everybody benders drinking and pornography will bring in the males, leela will bring in the lonely hearts amy will bring in the teeny boppers as well as her legion of sweaty greasy pubescent fans and of course nibblers antics for the kiddies as well as all the others now if only we didnt have short sighted tightfisted no talent f***wits running fox we could be on a winner
reverend

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« Reply #100 on: 07-11-2003 04:58 »

I think it should definitely involve barina slugs. They are great because they can be used for funny material but they are also really horrifying.
alexvilagosh

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« Reply #101 on: 07-11-2003 05:05 »

Personally I would not like to see a movie, and I'm glad they stopped the episodes now.

Season 5 episodes have seemed to me to be not as good as, say, seasons 2 and 3. They seem to be doing a Simpsons, and I don't want Futurama to be remembered as the show that went sour. Many of the season 5 episodes are tying ends, or very shippy and leading to the obviously shippy last episode.

A movie I believe would cheapen the whole of Futurama, the plot would no doubt be bad. Futurama is a show meant for 22 minutes, not 1 1/2 hours.
Bobby King

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« Reply #102 on: 07-11-2003 05:59 »

Its enough with futurama the game on xbox, ps2 and game cube.  NO MOVIE
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #103 on: 07-11-2003 10:18 »

I can't believe you don't want a movie!  Well, it's your opinion.

Well, I wouldn't ay the show is going sour, just there's been many shippy episodes lately and meaningful episodes lately cause they're trying to wrap up the series in about 10 episodes.  A movie would be a great idea!  Actually, the staff had a lot of trouble fitting all of it into that 22 minutes.  I think a movie would be perfect. 
Bobby King

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« Reply #104 on: 07-11-2003 10:57 »

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spacepilot3000

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« Reply #105 on: 07-24-2003 17:27 »
« Last Edit on: 07-24-2003 17:27 »

Here's a movie idea.

"The P.E crew is sent to make a delivery on some planet. Unfotunatley, once thay get there, there is a war going on with Doop and a bunch of aliens. Before the P.E crew can leave, they are captured and are not permitted to leave the planet because it could mean certain death. Soon Zapp, forces the crew to fight with him. The film will have plenty of laughs and parody many sci-fi films. Like there could be this scene where the P.E crew try to escape the aliens in their ship, it could be a parody of the chase in "The Matrix Reloaded". Anyway to the rest of the plot, during a battle , Leela is captured by one of the alien's and Fry goes out to save her (with the help of Bender.). In the end, Fry meets the lead alien. He is all powerful and stuff. He has the power to multiply himself 125 times(do you know where i'm going with this?) and Fry must fight all of them in a show-stopping fight to the finish for Leela's freedom."

Anyway, that's my idea. It's probably a bad one. But I think it could work. Like with my Futurama Musical idea.
Ubersniper

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« Reply #106 on: 07-24-2003 22:54 »

Hopefully many people will agree that futurama has a cult following, meaning that say only 25% of the population who can see the show watch it.
A movie would be good but wouldn't pull big bucks because of this cult following.
I think though with a movie the designers should really push the envlope. I mean what is the average Futurama ep. rated at? More often than no it is rated a '12' (Is it PG-13 for you americans, I'm British see.) I think a futurama movie rated 15 (Mature?) would provide more laffs and comedy than the average episode.
The Leela and Fry thing could be tied up and it would be interesting to see Amy temporarily bank-rupt. Scruffy the Janitor could die and how about having the PE crew form a coup against Nixon's administration after he goes uber-pyscho and decides to commit mass genocide through the universe?
I know this thread is not serious but still i think that there is some useful stuff in here  laff
BNLbum

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« Reply #107 on: 07-25-2003 01:04 »

There is only one plot a Futurama movie could be based on: Morbo's race invades. After all of Morbo's quips throughout the show and comics, its only natural... Right? I mean, how true to the show can you get? No bogus "Fry time travels" stories that would warp our universe... Just one kickass alien invasion. Subplots would include Fry/Leela (DUH), Zapp's pathetic attempts to stop the invaders, and maybe an "evil"-er character becoming a traitor the the Earth?

The film would of course earn an "R" rating, since Bender really, REALLY needs to cuss.
spacepilot3000

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« Reply #108 on: 07-25-2003 01:07 »

Bender cussing, that's comic gold right there.
BNLbum

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« Reply #109 on: 07-25-2003 01:16 »
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I always just thought of it as out of character that Bender isn't allowed to cuss. To me, it just seemed as though it would come naturally to him to be completely vile when it came to language, not just the toned-down bit the TV censors give us...
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« Reply #110 on: 07-25-2003 02:02 »

 
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Originally posted by spacepilot3000:
Bender cussing, that's comic gold right there.

PG-13, Bender can drop one F-Bomb. I think the movie should begin like BNLbum said back on the first page. That would give the viewer who hasn't seen Futurama an idea of who each character is, and most importantly, it'll take up time. Now on to the plot...

I see a World War 3 (or 4 or 5 or...) kind of thing. The DOOP and the Nibblonians vs. The Brain Spawn and the Omicronians and possibly the Decapodians (allowing for more Zoidberg face time). Similar to what Seraya said. It seems that the script wouldn't be too difficult to write, but what do I know?
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« Reply #111 on: 07-25-2003 17:12 »

I've just been reading the new issue of Empire. And there are details of a new CG animated film that has just gone into production called 'Robots'(by the people who made Ice Age). Apparently it will feature 50's style sci -fi cityscapes and designs. Although it's not out unil 2005 , if it's a success, it could persuade Fox that there's a market for this sort of film. Or if the Futurama film come out afterwards, it could be viewed as a cheap copy of 'Robots'! Oh the irony!
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #112 on: 07-27-2003 00:22 »
« Last Edit on: 07-27-2003 00:22 »

   
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Originally posted by Gocad:
      From the IMDb trivia section about Titan A.E. :

The film was a financial disappointment and Fox Animation was shut down.

And unless I missed something, FOX hasn't done a Animated Movie since then...
Ice Age was by Fox and so is the upcoming Robots (which does seem like it'll have some similarities to Futurama).

By the way, one theory is that because of the failure of Titan AE, Fox decided that all animation was dead, and that's why they decided to screw Futurama.  Titan AE came out in the summer of 2000, but I don't remember when Fox really began messing with the show, so I don't know if that could be true.  And of course, The Simpsons and King of the Hill are still around.  (KotH, incidentally, has just been renewed through 2005, so there'll still be new episodes on the air at the time Robots comes out.)  Anyway, I could've told Fox that Titan AE would fail, even though I liked it.

As for movie ideas, Groening has said a few times that he wants to do a trilogy.  So would this be one continuing story?
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« Reply #113 on: 07-27-2003 01:43 »

 
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Originally posted by Gocad:
      From the IMDb trivia section about Titan A.E. :

The film was a financial disappointment and Fox Animation was shut down.

And unless I missed something, FOX hasn't done a Animated Movie since then...

I guess a movie about the end of life on Earth just isn't a movie people want to see. The movie is probably too mature for younger kids, and too stupid for everyone else. Futurama can appeal to many different groups.
swarez

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« Reply #114 on: 07-27-2003 13:38 »

If a Futurama movie would be made then it would be a straight-to-video film and I see no problem with that espesially since they could get away with alot more stuff there.
Family Guy is getting a film based solely on the DVD sales. Futurama is selling really well, especially in Europe so if Fox has any brains they should make a movie.
I don't see why they should have to recap everything, it's a film for the fans after all and they don't recap in the show do they?
The only thing I ask for in a Futurama film is alot of Zap Brannigan and Zoidberg. And no songs or sappyness.

P.S
What the hell is shippiness?
fry2006

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« Reply #115 on: 07-27-2003 19:21 »

Shippyness? I think it has something to do with Futurama relationships.
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #116 on: 07-28-2003 18:01 »

shippers are fans who like a relationship in the show. i am one, but dont get us wrong, we love the rest of the show as well

my next giant fic is going to movie material, well, at least for fan fics. i even plan to have someone do flash anitmation tralier if they want- heh fun.
boingo2000

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« Reply #117 on: 07-29-2003 09:44 »

As I've said elsewhere, the Futurama movie should be a lavish, big-screen adaptation of Whalers on the Moon.  With Johnny Depp as Captain Zap Brannigan.
SwanMan3000

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« Reply #118 on: 07-30-2003 04:27 »

i know the movie if made will be a cartoon but if it was real people would it work? and who would play each charactor?
spacepilot3000

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« Reply #119 on: 07-30-2003 15:06 »

Futurama? Live action? NO.
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