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Otis P Jivefunk

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« on: 08-27-2003 13:44 »

We all know Futurama has some of the awesomest animation ever. From it's breathtaking 3D scenes, to it's beautiful holophoner animation sequences. I was just wondering, what are you fave animation sequences from Futurama?

I would make a poll, but there's simply way too many to list. There's so many amazing animation scenes I love, but I think my very fave is probabaly the whole animation sequence at the end of 'A Clone of My Own', where they're escaping from the Death Star. It's simply breathtaking, and everything about it rules!

Other honourable mentions have to go to the whole internet scene at the beginning of 'A Bicyclopse Built for Two', the scene from 'The Sting' where Leela's in her room, and throws the honey jar at the bee, and then it explodes into hundreds of little bees. Also the clock tower scene from 'Xmas Story' where Fry try's to capture the parrot. It's so well directed and animated. 'Leela's Homeworld' has my absoluete fave direction though, amazing shots, perspectives and angles are used. There's loads more I could say right now, but I'll see what other peoples faves are  smile...

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« Reply #1 on: 08-27-2003 14:16 »

The attack on Roswell Airbase in "Roswell That Ends Well" easily top my list of great animation sequnces. Amazing work in there.

Another good one is the esacpe from the Near-Death Star. Plus the space scenes in "Godfellas", they're absolutely beautiful. The scene where we see the Earth armada approaching the Omicronian battleship in "When Aliens Attack" was pretty cool too.
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« Reply #2 on: 08-27-2003 14:23 »

Yeah, escape from the Near-Death Star.  It rocked.
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« Reply #3 on: 08-27-2003 14:26 »

Awesome thread!  smile

I love the animation at the end of A Clone of my Own and the internet scene from A Bicyclops Built for Two as well.

Another bit of animation that I really like is at the beginning of The Deep South where they're setting off to go fishing. You see the PE Ship take off and its coming towards you, then the angle changes and we're looking at the view behind the ship and we see it drop down and glide out over the sea. Thats an awesome animation sequence in my opinnion.

And one of the most beautiful and amazing animation shots in Futurama in my opinnion is in Spanish Fry. Fry is wandering through the forest alone when Lurr's spaceship comes into view. Then we see an upward view of the ship with all its lights flashing and the wind blowing all around Fry. Thats just breathtaking animation  smile

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« Reply #4 on: 08-27-2003 14:27 »

Oh, and the zoom-out-zoom-back-in when they fly to Hollywood in Bender Should Not Be Allowed On TV.
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« Reply #5 on: 08-27-2003 14:31 »

I liked the Animation in the "Cop Department" scene from "Lesser of Two Evils" and Santa's Sleigh in "Xmas Story"/"A Tale of Two Santas"
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« Reply #6 on: 08-27-2003 14:44 »

There's too much favorites to list, but a few are:
The internet scene from A Bicyclops Built For Two. Really cool. They needed more of these.

The holophoner scene from Parasites Lost.

Really any 3D P.E.ship scene.
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« Reply #7 on: 08-27-2003 14:58 »
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There indeed are very many good sequences.
Another really good one that comes to my mind is the attack of the lobster spaceships in 'A Taste Of Freedom'. Or the mobile oppression palace.

"Ah HA! Now the rubber bend's on the other claw."
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« Reply #8 on: 08-27-2003 15:02 »

I thought the animation for the mobile oppression fortress in Taste of Freedom was pretty sweet.
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« Reply #9 on: 08-27-2003 15:02 »

I loved the part from "Bendless Love" When the PE ship falls to the ground and the flips a little.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #10 on: 08-27-2003 15:21 »

These are all awesome scenes everyone's bringing up. GM, I totally agree, I love that scene from 'Spanish Fry'. They capture the atmosphere and mood perfectly with the colours, use of lights and shadows, and the clool animation. Love that grab too  cool
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« Reply #11 on: 08-27-2003 15:46 »

I thought the whole roswell that ends well episode was amazingly animated. The nuclear bomb explosion and the time travel tunnel being a few highlights. pure genius!
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« Reply #12 on: 08-27-2003 15:48 »

What about Fry flying the PE ship in 'Amazon Women in The Mood'? Not just well animated, but a funny sequence too.
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« Reply #13 on: 08-27-2003 15:51 »

Probably would have to say that my favourite is from "A Flight To Remember". That whole episode is filled with awesome stuff, especially the black hole and the Titanic.
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« Reply #14 on: 08-27-2003 15:59 »

Bender on the raft in the ocean in Obsoletely Fabulous and The ships attacking hte hubble space telescope in When Aliens Attack
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« Reply #15 on: 08-27-2003 16:14 »

I wish I could find these threads sooner, because everyone's already mentioned all my favorite sequences and now I look unoriginal.

Oh well:
The attack on the Omicronian ship in 1ACV12 "When Aliens Attack"
The escape from the Near-Death Star in 2ACV10 "A Clone of My Own"
The Internet scene in 2ACV09 "A Bicyclops Built for Two"
The Titanic shots in 1ACV10 "A Flight to Remember"
SantaBot's sleigh in 2ACV04 "Xmas Story"
Fry's abduction in 4ACV17 "Spanish Fry"
Any holophonor projection

I suppose that should do it. Of course, all the CGI-animation on the show is sensational, but these are just some of my faves.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #16 on: 08-27-2003 16:26 »

There's a really awesome scene I'm suprised knowones mentioned yet. I can't believe I forgot to mention it earlier either. It's from '300 Big Boys' where Bender's stealing the jewel, and then the secrurity camera sees him, and we travel down through the wire, to the sewers and see the leg mutant hoping along, and then through some more wire to a TV screen on URL's chest. I love that scene, it's so original, smooth and supreme! I like how they experimented with these sorts of things  cool
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« Reply #17 on: 08-27-2003 16:49 »

That beautiful tank at the end of Roswell.  All of Rich Moore's episodes seem to have some wonderful sequences.
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« Reply #18 on: 08-27-2003 16:50 »

Oh I've just remembered another animation sequence I love that Otis has just reminded me of. I love the sewer race in Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles where the camera is our perspective and we see them ducking and diving in and out of the sewer passages, thats awesome!  smile
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« Reply #19 on: 08-27-2003 16:53 »

The Near-Death star has always topped my list, followed by the Roswell attack. On a smaller scale, Liubot's Terminator-esque exit in I Dated A Robot was cool and big Bender's scenes in Anthology Of Interest I.
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« Reply #20 on: 08-27-2003 17:10 »
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I don't think I've seen this mentioned yet, but the sequence when Fry and Bender take the PE Ship for a joyride in Cryonic Woman, with the diamond tether still attached.  It's just fun to see the ship dragging the PE building along all over the world, and the end of the sequence is great.  Probably the best part of that whole episode.

I also want to add a small, but very nice piece of animation.  In "Amazonian Women", when you hear their footsteps, Leela looks in a puddle, and just for a second, you see what she'd look like with two eyes.  It was my wish that when she had the phaser surgery, that that was what she'd look like, so I was a little dissappointed that she looked as she did.  But for me, that just seemed like, for less than a seconds worth of animation, just great, and poignant at the same time.
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« Reply #21 on: 08-27-2003 17:37 »

As others have mentioned, that internet sequence is great, and I especially like the space battle in 1ACV12 (especially the scene parodying the approach to the Death Star).
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« Reply #22 on: 08-28-2003 01:58 »

The PE ship (and building) flying all around the world in "The Cryonic Woman". A great sequence in an otherwise mediocre episode.
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« Reply #23 on: 08-28-2003 03:00 »

I agree with the death star scene from 'A Clone of my Own'. Amazing animation, really. I didn't know that kind of 3D was impossible.
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« Reply #24 on: 08-28-2003 03:49 »

I love the "film" technique used in the informational movies (i.e. Global Warning, or: None Like It Hot! etc.). Really cool, old-school stuff.

Also, whatever they did to that supposed bigfoot film in Spanish Fry, the one in yet another edutainment film, that looked really cool.

The motion blur effect they use from time to time looks really nice (like in The Sting).
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« Reply #25 on: 08-28-2003 13:21 »
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The animation sequence in Obsoletly Fabulous from Bender on the beach outsided of Mom's (just look at how beautiful the shore birds are animated) through the storm, to the Island of Obsolete Robots is amazing. 

And a lot of the animation in Biclops Built for Two, especially the ruins and the jungles, are wonderful too.  Let's face it, Futurama is probably the best animated show on TV.

And, cool, with that post, I'm a Delivery Boy.
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« Reply #26 on: 08-28-2003 15:55 »

The continuity and bizarro animation in Farnsworth Parabox.  Simply hundreds of different universes.  Boxes flying about, different Zoidbergs, Fry as a robot, endless mayhem!
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« Reply #27 on: 08-28-2003 16:06 »

The animation at the end of Love&Rocket was pretty amazing when those candy hearts pour into the quasar and form a nebula.
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« Reply #28 on: 08-28-2003 16:08 »
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I've always liked Uncle Vaclav's death in The Honking.

EDIT: In fact, having re-seen the episode, the whole thing seems a cut above Futurama's average.
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« Reply #29 on: 08-28-2003 16:10 »
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i like the garbage ball   also the water people
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« Reply #30 on: 08-28-2003 16:49 »

Attack On The Roswell Army Base or Escape From The Near Death Star are two of my favorites.
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« Reply #31 on: 08-29-2003 00:10 »

The 100 Coffee Cup scene from "300 Big Boys"
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« Reply #32 on: 08-29-2003 01:46 »

Everyone has listed some great scenes. I would like to offer up a sequence in The Deep South when the "good ship Planet Express Ship" flys out over the Atlantic ocean. I don't know how many times the ship has been over water but that was the first time I had seen it, and I liked the change of pace from all the space scenes the ship has been in. I also liked the surface water animation. Pretty simple but thats just me.
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« Reply #33 on: 08-29-2003 11:46 »

I like the establishing 3D shots of The PE Building.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #34 on: 08-29-2003 14:03 »
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Also, on the subject of establishing shots, I absolutely loved the establishing shot of Bender and Fry's appartment block at the beginning of 'Devils Hands'. It's the way it panned round the building, and so much stuff was going on in the background too, amazing!   cool
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« Reply #35 on: 08-29-2003 14:22 »

 
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Originally posted by ob1spyker:
Everyone has listed some great scenes. I would like to offer up a sequence in The Deep South when the "good ship Planet Express Ship" flys out over the Atlantic ocean. I don't know how many times the ship has been over water but that was the first time I had seen it, and I liked the change of pace from all the space scenes the ship has been in. I also liked the surface water animation. Pretty simple but thats just me.


I mentioned that scene too in my post further up the page. I love that scene as well and I'm happy to hear that someone else likes it too  smile
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« Reply #36 on: 09-01-2003 09:37 »

X-Mas Story has some really good animation.  All of the scenes mentioned are great (The Clocktower and Santa's Sleigh).  However my favorite scene is the Planet Express Ship returning from the ski lodge with the X-Mas tree.  Sweet Zombie Jesus! It might have lasted only four seconds, but that is an amazing scene.

Lionel Hutz Esq is right. Futurama is the best animated show on television.  The thing I love the most about its animation is the seamless blend between 2D and 3D animation.      I have yet to see anything that can beat futurama in doing that.   
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« Reply #37 on: 09-02-2003 20:11 »

When Bender abuses electricity backstage at the Beastie Boys concert. (Hell is other Robots)
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« Reply #38 on: 09-04-2003 03:34 »

A flight to remember has some good 3d shots.
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« Reply #39 on: 09-04-2003 11:00 »

The atomic bomb at roswell in roswell that ends well.  Also the attack on the air base in said episode.  Also the star exploding.  Of course, the holophoner is great, and also in the deep south, that cool shot of the modified planex ship.  NICE...
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