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alexvilagosh

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« on: 04-05-2003 16:41 »

i just noticed while watching 'Cyber House Rules' again that the picture in Bender's arrest record has height on the side. using this i came up with a height for Bender. i then used this height and when Bender stood next to other characters i got their heights and so on...

Bender: 5'9" (without antena)
        6'2" (with antena)
Fry:    5'11" (without hair puff)
        6'1" (with hair puff)
Leela:  6'3"
Amy:    5'4"
Zapp:   6'5"
Kif:    5'5"

has anyone else done this, or are there any comments/corrections/additions?
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« Reply #1 on: 04-05-2003 17:04 »

The heights follow "cartoon logic." For example, there are many times when Bender is seen as much shorter than Fry or Leela.

Ex 1 ("Less Than Hero" )


I think the animators are just shiftless and lazy. But you must not be, for actually finding all this out.
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« Reply #2 on: 04-05-2003 17:08 »

that picture, if u see Benders antena isnt all that much below Leela and Fry. but yes the animators are lazy, i found different heights for the characters too, but i sort of took the best height i thought. definately:
Leela is Taller Than Fry
Zapp is taller than Leela

i only released the Bender height picture last night so i'll keep watching episodes to try and get a good view of them all standing.
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« Reply #3 on: 04-05-2003 17:20 »
« Last Edit on: 04-05-2003 17:20 »

This may be nitpicking, but bear in mind that Bender has his legs apart and bent in that picture. The arrest record would have him standing straight I would think.

Now I think about it, all those characters are really tall. Amy's only 2 inches shorter than me!
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« Reply #4 on: 04-05-2003 17:26 »

Those numbers sounds very plausible. Leela is definetely the tallest at Planet Express, and Zapp is even taller.

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« Reply #5 on: 04-05-2003 17:45 »

A reeeeally good example of Fry's height in relation to Farnsworth's is in The Series Has Landed outside Zoidberg's office.

When standing right next to him Fry is towering over the Professor.
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« Reply #6 on: 04-05-2003 18:56 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
Those numbers sounds very plausible. Leela is definetely the tallest at Planet Express, and Zapp is even taller.


Take Leela's boots off and Fry should be the taller, as he doesn't have the extra padding of those soles  tongue

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« Reply #7 on: 04-05-2003 20:53 »

weirdly, no matter what shoes Leela has on, whether heels or barefoot, her hight dosn't change. Those boots are almost platform, their huge! but when she takes them off she's still around Fry's height. Oh, and when you were figuring out these heights did you take into account her hair? It's kinda puffy on top.
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« Reply #8 on: 04-05-2003 22:00 »

Also worth noticing is that Bender's legs (and arms) are extendable, so as to escape from Slurm factories and such  smile
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« Reply #9 on: 04-06-2003 00:05 »
« Last Edit on: 04-06-2003 00:05 »

 
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Oh, and when you were figuring out these heights did you take into account her hair? It's kinda puffy on top.
it is kinda puffy but i think her head is really basically that shape, except for the bit at the front, which i dont think i counted.

Frys hair however is really puffy above his head.

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« Reply #10 on: 04-06-2003 00:30 »

Someone did a really good nitpicking job....  Seems like something I'd find on the internet....
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« Reply #11 on: 04-06-2003 00:31 »

i havent seen it before, and i dont have a website, and dont plan to so someone can use the figures if they want just credit me!
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« Reply #12 on: 04-06-2003 08:33 »

 
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weirdly, no matter what shoes Leela has on, whether heels or barefoot, her hight dosn't change. Those boots are almost platform, their huge! but when she takes them off she's still around Fry's height. Oh, and when you were figuring out these heights did you take into account her hair? It's kinda puffy on top.

I still think Leela would be taller than Fry even in barefoot, as witnessed in the laundry scene in "Bendin' In The Wind".

I think Sarge at one point commented on how huge (tall) Leela's head is, even without the hair.
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« Reply #13 on: 04-06-2003 09:00 »

Fry and Leela's heights are very similar, but Leela is slightly taller.

It's quite difficult to get an accurate estimate, because Fry usually slouches and the animation perspective can screw things up.
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« Reply #14 on: 04-06-2003 09:05 »

yeah Fry is always slouching, but Leela stands up tall all the time.
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« Reply #15 on: 04-06-2003 10:38 »

I think as time went on and the animators perfected their technique, Fry got shorter. For example, in "A Head in the Polls":



Clearly here the hair of both Fry and Leela is eliminated, they're both wearing the same kind of shoes and both standing up fairly straight, and Fry is clearly taller.
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« Reply #16 on: 04-06-2003 10:51 »
« Last Edit on: 04-06-2003 10:51 »

 
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Originally posted by evan:
The heights follow "cartoon logic." For example, there are many times when Bender is seen as much shorter than Fry or Leela.

Ex 1 ("Less Than Hero" )


I think the animators are just shiftless and lazy. But you must not be, for actually finding all this out.

hehe, "cartoon logic", the evil brother of "script logic".
However, I always had the  impression that Leela is the tallest compared to Bender and Fry.
So, don't mess with my believes!


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« Reply #17 on: 04-06-2003 13:01 »

just when i thought i had the heights worked out,
People change them!!! let me at em
ahhh!!! stop messing with my head...
cartoon logic eh.... that better be all.
lol (a bit of bender, and farnsworth there)
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« Reply #18 on: 04-06-2003 13:19 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
I think Sarge at one point commented on how huge (tall) Leela's head is, even without the hair.

Yeah, but being a mutant can explain away any of that, especially if they say something like, "Her skull is larger to accommadate her cycloptic eye and enlarged optic nerve."
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« Reply #19 on: 04-06-2003 13:23 »

 
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Originally posted by Chump:
 Yeah, but being a mutant can explain away any of that, especially if they say something like, "Her skull is larger to accommadate her cycloptic eye and enlarged optic nerve."

[Leela]Is it about my eye?[/Leela]



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« Reply #20 on: 04-06-2003 13:23 »
« Last Edit on: 04-08-2003 00:00 »

(http://www.gotfuturama.com/Multimedia/FrameGrabs/3ACV09/Grabs/pic00473.jpg)


found that original picture....

[EDIT] Is the picture working for anyone? if not why!!! how do you put on pictures

[EDIT's 1-99] Still doesn't work....

[EDIT 100] YES!! it works horay
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« Reply #21 on: 04-06-2003 13:26 »

...Sort of

Bender is definately short, when his arms and legs are at normal positions. Fry, is about the same as Leela I think, and Bender is about the same as the Professor if he were to stand up straight.

Did anyone check the Fox character bios to see if they have heights?
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« Reply #22 on: 04-06-2003 13:35 »

 
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 Yeah, but being a mutant can explain away any of that, especially if they say something like, "Her skull is larger to accommadate her cycloptic eye and enlarged optic nerve."

Exactly. I wasn't complaining, just pointing out that the models of Leela call for an unusual tall head.

Incidently this picture show 4 of them lined, and all standing erect.



Look at the eyes and how they align. It's obvious Leela is taller than Fry, and Zoidy and Amy are about the same height.

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« Reply #23 on: 04-06-2003 14:34 »

 
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Originally posted by alexvilagosh:

found that original picture....

[EDIT] Is the picture working for anyone? if not why!!! how do you put on pictures

Remove the image.cgi reference so it reads like a normal link:
(http://www.gotfuturama.com/Multimedia/FrameGrabs/3ACV09/Grabs/pic00473.jpg)


But Teral, in that shot Leela's still wearing her boots, which will increase her height a little bit.

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« Reply #24 on: 04-06-2003 14:50 »

I swear they mentioned this somewhere on one of the DVDs, but there are too many to look through for one reference.
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« Reply #25 on: 04-06-2003 15:02 »
« Last Edit on: 12-03-2003 00:00 »

 
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Originally posted by CyberKnight:
 But Teral, in that shot Leela's still wearing her boots, which will increase her height a little bit.


True, but Fry is wearing his sneakers as well. Another picture, that show both Fry and Leela barefeet. Despite the fact that Fry is placed some 40-50 cm closer to the "camera" (and thus gain a "perspective addition" to his height) Leela still look slightly taller.


Not to drift oftopic, but...  love
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« Reply #26 on: 04-06-2003 16:11 »

the soles on fry's sneakers are not as tall as the soles of leela's boots. but it dosn't really matter anyway cause leela's always the same height whether she's wearing shoes or not.
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« Reply #27 on: 04-07-2003 01:03 »
« Last Edit on: 04-07-2003 01:03 »

At the end of "The Why of Fry," Leela is taller than Fry and then suddenly shorter than him in close-up, even though she's wearing high heels.  (They probably did that so it would be easier to show her putting her head on his shoulder.)
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« Reply #28 on: 04-08-2003 03:01 »

Don't they have character boards which show the relative heights of the characters against the main character (Fry)? Leela seems to be the only one not on the Season One/Two sets.
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« Reply #29 on: 04-08-2003 19:18 »

i dont remember but in "when aliens attack" they are both barefoot and i saw Leela a bit bigger
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« Reply #30 on: 04-09-2003 00:08 »

This is a really good topic idea!  O___o

And Bender didn't really look 5'9".  Amy looks about 5'3".  Two inches taller than me. :P

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« Reply #31 on: 04-09-2003 05:35 »

 
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This is a really good topic idea!  O___o
Thanks i thought of it myself  wink

 
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And Bender didn't really look 5'9".  Amy looks about 5'3". 
yeah bender looks pretty short and i reckon Amy looks even shorter

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« Reply #32 on: 04-09-2003 21:03 »
« Last Edit on: 04-09-2003 21:03 »

Anyone has a framegrab from "A Flight to remember" when the crew is going in Farnsworth rooms at the ship? There you can see good how tall who is.
 
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By-the-way: What about the Futurama Characters?:
I think Leela is 180 cm, Fry 177 cm, Amy 165 cm, LaBarbara 185 cm ... But I'm not sure about that. What do you think?
If I remember right no-one answered, but whatever ...
for everyone who doesn't know: 185 cm is around 6'1'' ... well, I'm sure there is a good conversation table somwhere in the internet

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« Reply #33 on: 04-09-2003 23:03 »

Leela is definitely tallest, but she doesn't look 6'3". Maybe 6' at most. It should make Fry like 5'10" w/o his hair puff. And it looks like he matches or slightly exceeds Leela's height with the hair puff.
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« Reply #34 on: 04-10-2003 04:58 »

You're full of crap, Chris...
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You make a persuasive argument, Chris!
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« Reply #35 on: 04-10-2003 10:51 »



She looks slightly taller than him, but again, let's not forget those boots. I grow about an inch and half when I put mine on.
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« Reply #36 on: 04-10-2003 13:15 »

my regular boots make me 1 1/4 inches taller. i took out a tape measure and checked. my other boots make me 3 inches taller.
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« Reply #37 on: 04-10-2003 15:01 »

Okay, let's eliminate the boots.

A grab from "When Aleins Attack", Leela is wearing sandals.



Definetely the tallest.

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« Reply #38 on: 04-10-2003 15:25 »

like i told you, no matter her footwear her legs grow or shrink to ensure shes always the same height.
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« Reply #39 on: 04-11-2003 03:28 »

They're cartoons......right?
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