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Bender34

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« on: 01-17-2004 21:24 »

Is there even the slightest hope of ever seeing another Futurama season or even just another episode? I am new to these boards and have just recently started watching Futurama to find out that it was cancelled. Is there any plans or any hope that it will start up again?   frown
PCC Fred

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« Reply #1 on: 01-17-2004 21:26 »

No.
John C
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« Reply #2 on: 01-17-2004 21:31 »

Sorry, Bender34, but Fred's post summed it up pretty well. They still continue to make comics, though.

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chay´s head

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« Reply #3 on: 01-17-2004 21:33 »

faced the same problem just started watching and they cancelled, what are the full details as to why it was cancelled?
Bender34

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« Reply #4 on: 01-17-2004 21:33 »

Thanks John C for the help. I have a question though? What is this Futurama movie I hear of? Also Family Guy is coming back so what if Futurama's sales pick up like crazy?
Nixorbo

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« Reply #5 on: 01-17-2004 21:36 »

You'll find more hope in a graveyard.
Bender34

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« Reply #6 on: 01-17-2004 21:44 »

What about the movie Nixorbo?  smile
chay´s head

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« Reply #7 on: 01-17-2004 21:48 »

same goes
John C
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« Reply #8 on: 01-17-2004 21:48 »
« Last Edit on: 01-17-2004 21:48 »

   
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Originally posted by Bender34:
Thanks John C for the help. I have a question though? What is this Futurama movie I hear of? Also Family Guy is coming back so what if Futurama's sales pick up like crazy?

A movie has been discussed by us here, and it seems like most people think it's a good idea. The creators have expressed interest in this as well on DVD commentaries. Of course, whether any movie will actually be made or not is unsure, and let me warn you that it's not likely.

Family Guy has showed us that it's not impossible for an animated series to be renewed nowadays, but the chances of Futurama suddenly becoming amazingly popular are slim, and a lot of people think it just wouldn't live up to our expectations if it were brought back.

You'll find though, that here at PEEL, Futurama is still alive and well.    wink
PCC Fred

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« Reply #9 on: 01-17-2004 21:48 »
« Last Edit on: 01-17-2004 21:48 »

 
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Originally posted by Bender34:
Also Family Guy is coming back so what if Futurama's sales pick up like crazy?

The Season 1 DVD's have been out in the U.S. for well over a year, so the chances of their sales picking up are zero.  And Season 3's very unlikely to have better sales than Season 1, such is the nature of TV DVD boxsets.

[EDIT]Damn, John C beat me to it.[/EDIT]
chay´s head

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« Reply #10 on: 01-17-2004 21:49 »

the thing with family guy, is that it was a lot cheaper to make, futurama is much more expensive with 3d animation and whatnot
Coop

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« Reply #11 on: 01-17-2004 22:14 »

It's a harsh, harsh reality. Futurama will never be back in any capacity besides comics.
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #12 on: 01-17-2004 22:50 »

Now that's not true.  It is very, very unlikely, but not impossible. chances are 1 out of a billion, but there still is that one.  wink

also i wouldnt be too surprised if a movie came out down the line.

welcome to peel, bender34- read john c's link  smile
iamkiffkroker

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« Reply #13 on: 01-17-2004 23:01 »

when all hope is lost you have to keep hoping and plug your ears and go lalalalalalalala. I know that's not the exact qoute but I'm sure someone will correct me then I can edit it.
Coop

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« Reply #14 on: 01-17-2004 23:06 »

Not that it matters but the quote is as follows.

 
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"You can't give up hope just because it's hopeless, you've got to hope even more and cover your ears and go blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah!"
Jordan K

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« Reply #15 on: 01-18-2004 00:14 »

Adult Swim seems to have done good for Family Guy. Until now I thought that Futurama was doing pretty well, also.  At least in my area it's descently popular.
KittinGas

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« Reply #16 on: 01-18-2004 05:34 »

You just have to except it, Futurama's gone down. Lower than Atlanta. But it will live on in our hearts. Hooray!
Professie

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« Reply #17 on: 01-18-2004 08:07 »
« Last Edit on: 01-18-2004 08:07 »

I've been reading some interviews with the Futurama crew and I think one of them said something about them wanting to make a movie. It's very cheep to make a Futurama movie although it's very expensive to make each ep. Also, I think (repeat THINK) that CN are interested in making Futurama eps. Although I may be completely wrong.
David A

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« Reply #18 on: 01-18-2004 08:13 »

 
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Originally posted by Professie:
Also, I think (repeat THINK) that CN are interested in making Futurama eps. Although I may be completely wrong.

I'm sure that Cartoon Network would love to make new episodes of Futurama.  (Just look at what they did with The Big O.)  They just don't have the money to do it.

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ActionLaPointe

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« Reply #19 on: 01-18-2004 23:55 »

they said something about wanting to i believe, but they dont have that kind of money more than likely.
Coop

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« Reply #20 on: 01-19-2004 00:59 »

 
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Originally posted by David A:
 I'm sure that Cartoon Network would love to make new episodes of Futurama.  (Just look at what they did with The Big O.)  They just don't have the money to do it.


Yeah, they caust around 1 million dollars each. And theres no way CN has that kind of a budget.

Just makes me wish they would have ended it better.
Teral

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« Reply #21 on: 01-19-2004 08:37 »

 
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Originally posted by Professie:
I've been reading some interviews with the Futurama crew and I think one of them said something about them wanting to make a movie. It's very cheep to make a Futurama movie although it's very expensive to make each ep. Also, I think (repeat THINK) that CN are interested in making Futurama eps. Although I may be completely wrong.

Both Matt Groening and David X Cohen are very interested in making a movie (some even say a trilogy), the problem is still one of funding. While Futurama is very expensive compared to other tv shows, a movie would be pretty cheap compared to other cartoon movies. But that still mean someone have to be willing to finance the whole thing, and without a decent chance of making profit the chance is very small.

CN is our biggest ally in this, to bad they don't have the money, or when they do have the money use it to produce cheap shows aimed at younger audiences. lfv once said CN was about to blow 250+ million dollar on new cartoons, but since their target audience is kids, there where no funds for Adult Swim.
FilthyCrab

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« Reply #22 on: 01-28-2004 12:28 »

Teletoon Network has started showing reruns in Canada now (Saturday and Sunday at 9:00Pm EST).  Maybe a joint effort between them and Cartoon Network could bring some new episodes.  Though it is a long shot (and I am already in my pyjamas).
Gorky

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« Reply #23 on: 01-28-2004 13:32 »

I'd say a film (or trilogy) is more likely, because chances of the show coming back on FOX are miniscule. They really, genuinely seem to hate the show, and unless the DVDs sold a billion copies, FOX wouldn't even consider bringing it back.
Cartoon Network may still have a chance to bring Futurama back, but this also seems unlikely because a cable network bringing back such a high-budget show would be incredibly expensive.
Sorry to be the barer of bad news.....
woopsie daisy!

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« Reply #24 on: 01-29-2004 06:23 »

Well, it all seems pretty grim, but there are a couple of partitians to sign on the net, i'd get the adresses but.. i am already in my pyjamas.
Zeep

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« Reply #25 on: 01-29-2004 12:38 »

i know this is being very pessimistic, but there is practically NO hope for futurama ever to be renewed. FOX owns it, and FOX hates it, so even if some other network offered to buy it, they would probably refuse just to spite everyone who likes it.
QueenOfRobonia

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« Reply #26 on: 01-29-2004 13:08 »

I think there may be a small chance of a movie... definatley not another season though.

Red Dwarf seemed to be doomed forever with no ending to it, but they're making a film of it now, so you never know....

***crosses fingers in hope***
Gorky

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« Reply #27 on: 01-29-2004 17:21 »

Thanks for the info.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #28 on: 01-29-2004 18:30 »

 
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Originally posted by QueenOfRobonia:
I think there may be a small chance of a movie... definatley not another season though.

Red Dwarf seemed to be doomed forever with no ending to it, but they're making a film of it now, so you never know....

***crosses fingers in hope***

I never thought of Red Dwarf as doomed.  There was a lenghty gap between the 6th and 7th seasons largely due to Craig Charles' court case, and when the 8th season ended in 1999, the general belief was that there'd be a movie in the next year or two.  Does anyone know why sorting out a movie is taking  so long?

spacepilot3000

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« Reply #29 on: 01-29-2004 18:39 »

If they make a movie, I will be very happy.
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #30 on: 01-30-2004 11:52 »

I would be happy myself about a movie.  As I said before I think the show will live on in the comics and reruns on CN.  Why would a show like Family Guy be renewed?  Is it because it's the usual 'dysfunction family' formula?  Family Guy hasn't been funny since the "Dammit Janet' episode.  Why did that episode offend me?  I can't say.
QueenOfRobonia

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« Reply #31 on: 01-30-2004 12:01 »

If you want to find out about the Red Dwarf film, go to the Red Dwarf website, I haven't been on it in a while so I don't know what's going on exactly. Maybe they spent 4 years trying to:
A) Write it
B) Get the cast together
and C) Get the money for it!

I never thought there would be a film, after it finished and I didn't here anything at all I presumed it was dead.
Gorky

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« Reply #32 on: 01-30-2004 16:42 »

 
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Originally posted by KurtPikachu2001:
...Why would a show like Family Guy be renewed?  Is it because it's the usual 'dysfunction family' formula? 

It is being renewed because it has a large fan-base and, in the words of Lisa Simpson (I probably shouldn't quote her, but I like The Simpsons), "You'll never go broke appealing to the lowest common denominator."
I'm not saying all of Family Guy's fans are crude, but alot are.

iamkiffkroker

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« Reply #33 on: 01-31-2004 00:24 »

There was never much hope to begin with only a fool's hope.
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