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frozen fry

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« on: 07-02-2001 18:00 »
« Last Edit on: 08-11-2001 00:00 »

 futurama movie no way

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« Reply #1 on: 07-02-2001 18:01 »

shouldn't these ideas be like errr, told to everyone, you just don't open a post to tell people you have an idea...
 
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« Reply #2 on: 07-02-2001 18:18 »

Maybe it would make him feel better about himself if we asked.

Well I'm not doing it, I'm not that friendly.

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*Sigh*Fine, what is this idea of yours?

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« Reply #3 on: 07-02-2001 18:37 »

To be brutally honest, a Futurama movie would suck big time. Futurama is a sit-com, albeit an animated one. Sit-com movies won't work because they can't sustain the joke. Futurama works because it manages to cram so much into 20-22 minutes. You couldn't sustain it over 90. Although the Futurama universe is detailed and involved enough to make perhaps a feature length episode (A 2-parter), but I doubt it.
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« Reply #4 on: 07-02-2001 20:34 »

I think a movie would be cool. Every other scifi show has a movie(X-files, Star Trek, MST3K, Buffy sort of)...why not Futurama?

I guess it would be kind of cheap, because there's nothing they can do on the big screen that they can't do now on TV. But still, movies are cool.

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« Reply #5 on: 07-02-2001 20:42 »

Southpark made a movie and it was great so I don't see why Futurama couldn't do it.
If they had a movie they could show all the stuff that Fox censors won't allow like A Tale of 2 Santas


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Zoidy_want_Balloon

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« Reply #6 on: 07-02-2001 20:45 »

I think it would probably suck, A full length feature would ruin Futurama.Besides they would make a Simpsons one before they would make a Futurama one.

 
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« Reply #7 on: 07-02-2001 21:03 »

How could they make a Simpsons film? The characters are too shallow and the Simpsons' humour is very short term- it often begins to wear thin even by the end of the episode.

Although the SP film was inspired at times, it was ultimately a dissapointing, overly-long song and dance routine that didn't sustain. If something works for 20 minutes, why stretch it to 95?

And futurama isn't like the X-files or Star Trek- it's a sitcom, not a drama with coherent, constant plot that you can hang a film around.

Having said that, an uncut Futurama would be the coolest thing imaginable. F always pushes the envelope. As the author of the great Ain't No Such Thing As Too Much Amy Wong site said, Why Must I Be A Crustacean In Love contains a vast amount of masturbation gags, but they can get away with it, because it's done by a cartoon lobster man. And Bender's child abuse in Cyberhouse Rules would never be tolerated by a 'real' character. Oh boy, I want to see Two Santas. If they banned it, then it MUST be cool! However, they don't need a film to do this- they could do it on a video.
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« Reply #8 on: 07-03-2001 08:39 »

a futurama movie would be cool after the show ened
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« Reply #9 on: 07-03-2001 15:35 »

very lengthy opinion frozen fry...anyways id like to see a futurama movie be made  smile

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« Reply #10 on: 07-03-2001 16:22 »

I think a Futurama movie could easily work, there are so many possibility's with the future cncept, invasions, earth treathening devices etc... Around all that they could easily leave room for character development.
I couldn't imagine a Sipsons movie though, as said, the characters are too shallow.

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« Reply #11 on: 07-06-2001 03:34 »

 
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Originally posted by Zoidy_want_Balloon:
I think it would probably suck, A full length feature would ruin Futurama.Besides they would make a Simpsons one before they would make a Futurama one.

they are making a simpsons movie. I don't think it will be so good, but hell, I'm there.
A futurama movie wouldn't work. There has only been 3 seasons, and there isn't enough background on the characters to make a full length movie. however, if they did make one now it would be more sucessful (entertainment wise) than the simpsons, as the simpsons are pretty much drained for ideas...

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« Reply #12 on: 07-06-2001 13:14 »

I agree with rach, I don't think a futurama movie would be a good idea - it'd end up being just a 90-minute episode.  Looking at other tv shows made into stupid movies, I can imagine futurama making just as bad a transition to the big screen.  Call me a pessimist, but I think it'd suck.
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« Reply #13 on: 07-06-2001 13:45 »

1) I thought the SP movie was great!  2) The simpsons are making a film (sometime in 2006) and I think it will be ok.  A Simpson film is needed for all us die hard fans.  3) Futurama is going to have a film.  Matt Groening already said that when he was making Futurama with David that he planned on making 3 Futurama films.  They just haven't gotten that far yet in the making of it.  And I don't think there will be a Futurama movie BEFORE a Simpsons movie.  So that means we might have to wait 11 years for a Futurama if they even make it that long without getting booted.

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« Reply #14 on: 07-06-2001 14:42 »

I agree with frozen fry I think that they should make a movie whenever the sitcom is done.  Cause I just don't think that a movie during the sitcom is a good idea.
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« Reply #15 on: 07-06-2001 16:30 »

Simpsons movie, Futurama movie...i just can't wait til they come out!  big grin

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« Reply #16 on: 07-29-2001 06:49 »

The Simpsons characters are not shallow!!!!!!!
and that movie is in the works!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I think Fox should wait until the fifth season ends before making a Futurama Movie,but first they should move the timeslot to promote the movie.
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« Reply #17 on: 07-29-2001 08:40 »

The idea of a Simpson's movie always comes up on various other message boards every few months and I am the first (and sometimes the only) person to point out that I'm dead against it. A Futurama movie could work though. There is a hell of a lot more variety in the Futurama universe than there is in Springfield and the plots can afford to be more outlandish because of this. Of course, you lot would know way more about this topic than I would as Futurama is notoriously hard to catch in this country and I've only really seen about 10 or so episodes.

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« Reply #18 on: 07-29-2001 11:45 »

THERE ALREADY IS A SIMPSONS FILM!!!!
I just hope there using a different writer than the guy who ALMOST wrecked Springfield U.S.A.
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« Reply #19 on: 07-29-2001 13:53 »

no there isnt
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« Reply #20 on: 07-29-2001 13:55 »

I am going to follow barts story... NO THERE ISN't  smile hehe
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« Reply #21 on: 07-29-2001 15:07 »

i'd like to see a futurama movie!
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« Reply #22 on: 07-29-2001 15:57 »

Kennedy, you sound like a Fox forum poster.

I'd like to see both a Simpson movie, & a Futurama movie, but they gotta have the best writers available. And the layout crews for both shows would have to do them 'when the TV shows are DONE'. Compare Simpsons season 6 animation & color & designs with season 1. Notice a big difference? Well, imagine if a brand new layout crew were thrown together for the sole purpose of doing the film while the TV show layout crew were still working on the TV show. That movie would look worse than season 1. It would look as bad as a Tracy Ullman short. It takes years to get a whole crew practiced enough to get the characters fairly on model.
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« Reply #23 on: 07-29-2001 16:24 »

I get ya.
I STILL SAY THE SIMPSONS ARE NOT SHALLOW!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #24 on: 07-29-2001 17:51 »

 
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Kennedy, you sound like a Fox forum poster.

I KNEW I should never have mentioned this board there.

Anyway, I'm wary of a Simpsons movie.  I'm afraid its going to just be like a string of 4-5 Season 11 episodes.  I'll still see it, of course.

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« Reply #25 on: 07-29-2001 19:50 »

 
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Anyway, I'm wary of a Simpsons movie.  I'm afraid its going to just be like a string of 4-5 Season 11 episodes.  I'll still see it, of course.

I agree totally. The writers now can't come up with a story good enough to cover even 22 minutes, I seriously doubt they'd be able to keep things going for 90 minutes.

Or maybe the problem is the other way around--they come up with a great ending to an episode, but it's five minutes too long, so they just use a "Let's go surfing!" ending. In that case, maybe a movie would be good. But let's face it, I'm talking out my ass here. A movie would be sucky at this point in the show's life.

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« Reply #26 on: 07-29-2001 23:07 »

I dunno, they're still capable of great episodes ("Trilogy of Error" was on a par with Season 5), but can they keep it up for 80 minutes? This reporter says... no.

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« Reply #27 on: 07-30-2001 02:03 »

About 1/3 of any Groening movie would be music, & that's a big profit for Fox. So, you'll have 2/3 story & 1/3 music.
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« Reply #28 on: 07-30-2001 06:41 »

I think a Futurama movie would totally work, and be cool.  There are so many different angles it could take.  It already seems to have a bigger then tv feel when I watch it now, like it wants to explode out of the box, but that could just be the squirrel that got trapped in there.

As for a simpsons movie, they always said that once the show ended they would make a movie, and since the way the las 2 seasons have been going it's gotta end soon. 

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« Reply #29 on: 07-30-2001 16:29 »

I think a Futurama movie would be ableto work out very well.  Yes it will end up being a 90minute long episode, but what is the problem with that?  SouthPark and Xfiles come to mind when I think of movies that seemed like long big bugeted episodes.  But both were really good.  Futurama being freash and new would make it really simple to make a movie.  They have unlimited amounts of scifi comedy to explore and an entire universe to set it in.  I hope there will be a Futurama movie... and if there is one I'll be first in line to see it.
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« Reply #30 on: 07-30-2001 18:29 »

I don't know whether Futurama would work in a feature film, many good TV-Series made horrible movies.
But on one issue I'm completely positive: it would be far too early to make a Futurama-movie right now. The show simply isn't popular enough right now. Maybe (if Fox continues it's broadcast-policy for example) it will never be.
But a TV show has to be around for some years and has to earn a reputation before a movie could be made.

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« Reply #31 on: 07-30-2001 22:26 »

 
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I don't know whether Futurama would work in a feature film, many good TV-Series made horrible movies.

MST3K, for example, though I loved it, bombed at the box office.

I suppose a Futurama movie could stand on it's own but it'd be wobbly, I'm not sure it has enough fans as it should.  So I'm not necessarily eager for a movie because the show itself is enough of a prize for me.


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« Reply #32 on: 08-03-2001 19:54 »

A movie would be no good if it was just like some long episode.  They would need a big, exciting storyline. Or maybe a "milestone", something that would change in the series, but not too much.  And of course, leave room for sequals.
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« Reply #33 on: 08-04-2001 10:38 »

I didnt know they were making a Simpsons movie.  Hopefully it doesnt ruin the show.  A Futurama movie probably wont happen this early, but it may later.  I dont know if it would really be to good though.  They would need a really good story.
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« Reply #34 on: 08-10-2001 00:34 »

I think making a Futurama movie this early would ruin the show.  The South Park movie was an exception because even though it was meant to be a mere attempt to milk the franchise before it died, it grew into an opportunity to make a great parable of the stupidity of censorship.  But, I digress.  Wait on a Futurama movie and let's hope against all hope that the Simpsons movie doesn't eat it.
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« Reply #35 on: 08-14-2001 14:30 »

A Futurama movie could work.
I can watch my tapes of the show for hours without getting bored by it, although it's easier to watch when the plot changes every 22 minutes, of course.
Besides, the story can take place all over the universe, we can have some cool CGI sequences and maybe we could kill Cubert.  flirt

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« Reply #36 on: 08-15-2001 12:20 »
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A movie would be no good if it was just like some long episode. They would need a big, exciting storyline. Or maybe a "milestone", something that would change in the series, but not too much. And of course, leave room for sequals.
I definitely agree.  And being the resident crazy romantic, I think that a real relationship between L&F should be introduced in the movie.  Well, maybe not.  Personally, I think now that it should happen in Season 5 or 6.  But if they wait to make the movie, they could introduce the idea of the relationship entering a different "phase".  It could also be used to get more people to watch the TV series.  Like, let's say, Kif proposes to Amy in the movie.  Well, people would have to watch the TV show to find out what she says.  Of course, I'd prefer two different names in place of Kif and Amy's, but that's just me.   love

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« Reply #37 on: 08-16-2001 09:43 »

 
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« Reply #38 on: 08-18-2001 10:09 »

Unlike The Simpsons, Futurama could sustain a plot and plenty of jokes over the couse of a full length movie.
And hey, South Park managed it when I doubt many people thought they would.
Infact there is talk of doing a Futurama movie before a Simsons one(still a long way away though)

           
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