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BendingUnit22

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« on: 12-03-2003 11:19 »


How tall do you think the characters are?

Here's what I think:

Fry: 6'0
Leela: 5'11 - 6'0
Amy: 5'8
Zapp: 6'4 -6'5
Bender w/ intenna: 6'1-6'1
Hermes: 5'9
Farnsworth:
Zoidburg:

What do you all think?

Oh and if Futurama were made into a real life movie, who do you think would play each character?
David A

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« Reply #1 on: 12-03-2003 12:51 »

Welcome to PEEL, BendingUnit22.   big grin

 
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Originally posted by BendingUnit22:
Fry: 6'0
Leela: 5'11 - 6'0
Amy: 5'8
Zapp: 6'4 -6'5

They're all much shorter than that.

 
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Bender w/ intenna: 6'1-6'1

Huh?   confused

 
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Oh and if Futurama were made into a real life movie, who do you think would play each character?

Don't even go there.   no no

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BendingUnit22

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« Reply #2 on: 12-03-2003 13:58 »

They don't seem that short to me.  The professor is much shorter and I doubt he's 5'3-5'4.

i mean, without his intenna (sp?) he'd be shorter.  like if you count the top of his head...kinda like how people spike their hair to make them seem taller...anyway.
David A

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« Reply #3 on: 12-03-2003 14:13 »

"Antenna" is the correct spelling.   big grin

The part that confused me was that you gave Bender's height as a range from 6'1" to 6'1".  That's the same numbers twice.

The heights you've given make everyone taller than average height.  They don't seem that tall to me.
BendingUnit22

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« Reply #4 on: 12-03-2003 14:17 »

oops just a typo I guess.  Meant to put 6'1-6'2

Average height?  I thought those were average?  Maybe I just know a lot of tall people.  How tall do you think the characters are?
David A

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« Reply #5 on: 12-03-2003 14:23 »

I dunno, but there's no way that Amy is 5'8".  I've never met a Chinese girl who was that tall.
BendingUnit22

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« Reply #6 on: 12-03-2003 14:29 »

I have...She's not much shorter than Fry and seems like he's fairly tall. 
Venus

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« Reply #7 on: 12-03-2003 14:29 »

Fry is roughly the same height as bender, not counting the antennae. Leela looks like she's the same height as Fry, but don't forget she wears platform boots. And Amy is a full head shorter than Leela. and that's all i got, so make of it what you will.
BendingUnit22

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« Reply #8 on: 12-03-2003 14:33 »

True, guess I'll have to look again about Amy.  Maybe the time I actually took notice to her was when she was wearing heels or something. *shrugs*
Thoth

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« Reply #9 on: 12-03-2003 15:25 »

Leela's  about half a head shorter than Fry with the boots, that i'm 100% sure of
Sil

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« Reply #10 on: 12-03-2003 16:27 »
« Last Edit on: 12-03-2003 16:27 »

If you take a look at "The Cyber House Rules" (3ACV09 I think), Bender shows the kids a photo of him having his mugshots taken after stealing a watch.  In that picture, his antenna is just past the 6ft mark, and the top of Fry's hair reaches taller than that. Fry's gotta be about 6'2" and Leela's not much less (assuming she's got her boots on).

 http://www.gotfuturama.com/cgi-bin/imageview.cgi?/Multimedia/FrameGrabs/3ACV09/Grabs/pic00473.jpg

There's the link to CGEF's framegrab.  big grin
SamuelXDiamond

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« Reply #11 on: 12-03-2003 16:31 »

Sorry guys, but this has been done. There's a whole bunch of other stuff on that thread though, if you feel like reading it. Enjoy!
Sil

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« Reply #12 on: 12-03-2003 16:36 »

Goddamn! And I thought I was being smart for once! Ass.
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Teral

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« Reply #13 on: 12-03-2003 16:50 »

We know from Bender's mugshot in  "The Cyber House Rules" that he's slightly above 6'0 with antenna.

According to the character sheets included on the season 3 DVD's Fry is 4 heads tall and Leela is 4 heads tall, so Leela would still be slightly taller than Fry, even without her boots.

My take:

Bender: 6'1
Fry: 6'0 (he looks like average height)
Leela: 6'3
Amy: 5'5
Zoidberg: 5'5-5'6
Zapp: 6'3+ (looks taller than Leela)
Kif: 5'5 (about the same as Amy)

And that's all I got for now, most are taken from this thread though.

Heh, we had that live action actors discussion before. We al agreed it should never be done, but just for the sake of argument (or fun) we still made our lists. Here's my take:

Fry: Nicholas Brendon, sounds fine to me.

Leela: Kristen Johnston, Angeline Jolie (although I wouldn't object strongly against Jeri Ryan)   wink

Bender: Some actor in a robot costume, and then let John Di Maggio do the voice.

Amy: Linda Park, Michelle Krusiec

Farnsworth: Mel Brooks

Zoidberg: Some actor in a Zoidy costume, and then let Billy West do the voice.

Hermes: Stuff some pillows under Doug E. Doug's shirt and you're set.

Zapp Brannigan: William Shatner

Cubert: I dunno, perhaps Will Wheaton's little brother.    evil laugh

Kif: David Spade.


From this thread.

Welcome to PEEL, BendingUnit22. Enjoy it here.
Sil

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« Reply #14 on: 12-03-2003 16:56 »

Yeah, second. Good actor choices, but it just wouldn't be the same without the voices we know and love.  They'd have to be dubbed in after.
phish

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« Reply #15 on: 12-03-2003 16:58 »

zoidberg only looks about 5'6" maybe because he hunches and is squat legged
ActionLaPointe

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« Reply #16 on: 12-03-2003 21:21 »

leela doesnt seem to be taller than fry at all, when they are face to face, or walking side by side they appear roughly the same height. though i do believe leela is probably an inch or 2 shorter, with the boots on. ive often compaired the two in scenes in terms of height, and its always seemed to me leela is a little bit shorter. her hair might be a little taller, but judging by the eye level, and forehead regions on them both, fry has the upper hand.
such as in this image...if it comes out, not really sure what im doing with the coding.


anyways...
Zoidberg would be played by Rodney Dangerfield
1 of the gang

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« Reply #17 on: 12-03-2003 21:35 »

I just have to point out that Leela is a little shorter than Fry(an inch?) and Bender is a little shorter than her(an inch?)



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ActionLaPointe

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« Reply #18 on: 12-03-2003 21:42 »

ActionLaPointe

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« Reply #19 on: 12-03-2003 21:43 »

bah heres the link  http://www.gotfuturama.com/cgi-bin/imageview.cgi?/Multimedia/FrameGrabs/2ACV04/Grabs/pic00506.jpg
EspanolBot

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« Reply #20 on: 12-04-2003 06:02 »

 Leela is taller than Fry. People just think that he's taller because he is the 'everyman' hero of the series (Look at almost any film,  all the leading men are taller then the actresses(unless it is Danny DeVito(Woooo! Danny DeVito!))).
Ozor Mox

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« Reply #21 on: 12-04-2003 10:05 »

Here is a grab from "A Flight To Remember" which someone mentioned earlier. I think it is supposed to create the impression that the ship is massive, but to me they just all look incredibly short, especially Amy and Farnsworth!

David A

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« Reply #22 on: 12-04-2003 11:05 »

Thank you, Ozor Mox.

It doesn't look like Leela is taller than Fry to me.  They appear to be about the same height, and this is with her boots on.

Also, look at how much taller LaBarbara is than Fry and Leela.  If Leela is 6'3" (!) then LaBarbara must be well over six and a half feet tall.

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Teral

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« Reply #23 on: 12-04-2003 11:32 »

Ah, but you can always find framegrabs that support your viewpoint:



Leela defientely taller than Fry.



Taller, in barefoot.

Anyway, the charactersheets have her half a head taller than Fry, and since they're as canon as can be....  wink
wu_konguk

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« Reply #24 on: 12-04-2003 12:43 »
« Last Edit on: 12-04-2003 12:43 »

Well it is the future and each generation keeps getting taller. It would not surprise me if most of the Characters where around 6 foot tall.
Incidently what about Bender's mug shot in "The Cyberhouse rules" I seem to remember that it placed him over 6 feet, then again it might be a perspective thing.
bankrupt

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« Reply #25 on: 12-04-2003 12:43 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:


According to the character sheets included on the season 3 DVD's Fry is 4 heads tall and Leela is 4 heads tall, so Leela would still be slightly taller than Fry, even without her boots.


There are character sheets on the S3 DVDs?  Woof,  I really need to go through my DVDs and make sure I find all the extras.  I wish they'd put this kind of information in a book.  Maybe something similar to the Simpsons drawing book that's out there.  This will probably never happen of course.

David A

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« Reply #26 on: 12-04-2003 12:43 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
Ah, but you can always find framegrabs that support your viewpoint:

So then, you admit that who is taller than whom varies from scene to scene, making the whole question of heights rather subjective?  Good.  I'm glad to see that you and I are on the same page here.

 
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Anyway, the charactersheets have her half a head taller than Fry, and since they're as canon as can be....   wink

The fact that Fry is four heads tall, and that Leela is four and a half heads tall, doesn't necessarily mean that Leela is taller than Fry is.  It just means that Fry has a bigger head than Leela does, proportionally speaking.

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bankrupt

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« Reply #27 on: 12-04-2003 12:47 »
« Last Edit on: 12-04-2003 12:47 »

 
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Originally posted by David A:
 The fact that Fry is four heads tall, and that Leela is four and a half heads tall, doesn't necessarily mean that Leela is taller than Fry is.  It just means that Fry has a bigger head than Leela does, proportionally speaking.


I would assume the character sheets are using a certain characters head as a metric, Fry perhaps.  This would fix the heights.  It seems there wouldn't be much need for the character sheets if everything was subjective.
wu_konguk

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« Reply #28 on: 12-04-2003 12:52 »



Well this should be a good starting point.
David A

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« Reply #29 on: 12-04-2003 12:56 »

 
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Originally posted by bankrupt:
  I would assume the character sheets are using a certain characters head as a metric, Fry perhaps.  This would fix the heights.  It seems there wouldn't be much need for the character sheets if everything was subjective.

I haven't seen the character sheets, but in general, when a cartoon character is said to be a certain number of heads tall, that character's own head is the head in question.  It's a proportional thing, and it has nothing to do with that character's height relative to other characters.

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Thoth

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« Reply #30 on: 12-04-2003 13:20 »

Their heads are the same hight
bankrupt

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« Reply #31 on: 12-04-2003 13:49 »
« Last Edit on: 12-04-2003 13:49 »

 
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Originally posted by David A:
 I haven't seen the character sheets, but in general, when a cartoon character is said to be a certain number of heads tall, that character's own head is the head in question.  It's a proportional thing, and it has nothing to do with that character's height relative to other characters.


Maybe so, but it doesn't seem logical to me that the character sheet would specify character proportion and leave relative character height subjective.  Since the characters are on screen with each other it would be very confusing to the viewer if they are varying with height in each scene.  I think the character sheets would at least set a relative height for the characters to each other.  I guess I'll have to take a look at the sheets on the season 3 DVDs that I didn't know I had!
Teral

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« Reply #32 on: 12-04-2003 15:12 »
« Last Edit on: 12-04-2003 15:12 »

It's on disc 4 "How to draw"- Fry/Leela.

And yes, it's their respective head that's used as reference. Fry's head for Fry and vice versa.

Another tid-bit from the DVD's: Fry's head is 4 eye-balls (Fry's) tall, while Leela's head is just above 4 eye-balls (Leela's) tall.

So, the character-description call for Leela to be ~19 eyeballs tall and Fry to be 16 eyeballs tall. Now, lets fight over who has the heighest eyeball.     big grin They seem of equal height to me, even though Leela's is wider.
CyberKnight

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« Reply #33 on: 12-04-2003 15:40 »
« Last Edit on: 12-04-2003 15:40 »

I think Leela's is definitely taller. It's roughly the same size at the edges, but because of the oval shape it gets taller than Fry's in the middle.

On a slightly related note, Leela's brain must be somewhere other than her head, surely? Because she can move her eyeball in the same way as the rest of us, her eyeball must be spherical, which would make it massive, and leave little to no room for her brain.

So either it's somewhere else, or Mutants use their brain more efficiently than unmodded humans.   tongue

And on another slightly related note; has anyone else noticed that Fry is the only Futurama character with "Simpsons" style eyes? Zoidberg has a slightly wider nose bridge, the Professor and Hermes have glasses and Amy has the slightly smaller eyes which represent Asians in Groening's style. In general actually, Futurama's secondary characters have much wider nose bridges than Simpsons ones - probably due to the better animation technique of the show.
1 of the gang

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« Reply #34 on: 12-04-2003 20:33 »
« Last Edit on: 12-06-2003 00:00 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
Ah, but you can always find framegrabs that support your viewpoint:



Leela defientely taller than Fry.



Taller, in barefoot.

Anyway, the charactersheets have her half a head taller than Fry, and since they're as canon as can be....    wink

I stand corrected...but Fry is still taller than Bender.
 http://www.gotfuturama.com/cgi-bin/imageview.cgi?/Multimedia/FrameGrabs/4ACV04/Grabs/pic00129.jpg

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nagrub

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« Reply #35 on: 12-18-2003 12:25 »

okay i'l end this... really, does it matter. lol
ActionLaPointe

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« Reply #36 on: 12-18-2003 15:20 »

i can dig up frame grabs showing fry to be taller all day, and i can be counterattacked with the ones above, either way ill sign the peace treaty...
Teral

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« Reply #37 on: 12-18-2003 15:41 »

I accept your surrender.  tongue
ActionLaPointe

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« Reply #38 on: 12-18-2003 16:13 »

surrender...NEVER!
take this bombshell...
ActionLaPointe

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« Reply #39 on: 12-18-2003 16:15 »

why always with the X's...
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