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mst99

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« on: 09-05-2003 21:55 »

Now that it's been reported that Family Guy will be getting a direct to DVD movie http://forums.toonzone.net/showthread.php?t=87492,  What do you think the chances are that Futurama will follow the same path.   confused   confused
Asylum-Fry

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« Reply #1 on: 09-05-2003 22:00 »

For once, Family Guy does not mooch off of Matt Groening! THE END IS NEAR!

Well I sure hope they do, imagine a Futurama movie. It'll bring in more money in the first weekend than Finding Nemo, I'd bet! FUTURAMA FREAKS UNITE!
Rover

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« Reply #2 on: 09-05-2003 23:06 »

That would be awesome.
Beamer

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« Reply #3 on: 09-05-2003 23:46 »

David and Matt have both said they want to do this. It's just a matter of whether they can get it off the ground or not.
Asylum-Fry

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« Reply #4 on: 09-05-2003 23:59 »

By jove, I'd help them.

Don't mean to brag, but I know a guy, who knows Lewis Mortin (Futurama writer), who knows Matt G.! I'd love to pull a few strings but that would be taking advantage of the first degree person, who shall remain nameless...

I can hope. In fact, I'll see about it next time I go to LA... hey crap, my parents are going to LA tomorrow!! They can talk to first-degree-person! WOOOOOOO FUTURAMA WILL RISE AGAIN!!!

*Asylum starts doing a happy dance*

*Contrary to what some may think, she does have a 2nd degree connection to Futurama! She is goddess of the nanosecond!*
Rocketboy

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« Reply #5 on: 09-06-2003 00:09 »

I hope Cartoon Network will develope a Futurama movie if Fox dosen't. Those Bastards who show stuff we hate ('Cept Simpsons and Malcom)
Asylum-Fry

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« Reply #6 on: 09-06-2003 00:27 »

I don't think Cartoon Network makes movies... I could be wrong. They could drag the idea to some other production company though... who'd be willing to help?

Dreamworks maybe?

We can all hope there is a Futurama movie, I'd be the happiest... me... in the world! Wheheeeee!

It gives us fans something to look forward to now that the episodes have been cancelled. Wonderful stuff, good times. A movie is in order. And a darned good one, too. But I know the Futurama people won't let us down, if they try to make one!

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FUUUUUUTURAMA!
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mst99

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« Reply #7 on: 09-06-2003 00:43 »

In one of David X. Cohen's interviews after the show ended its fox run, He seemed to be really optimistic about a direct to DVD video. He also had a lot of reasons why it would be a good idea from a investors point of view.The only thing that might be a problem is and "some one correct me if I'm wrong about this" but from what I understand Matt Groening and the writing staff had 100% percent control over the content but FOX "errrrr" owns the content and the name. And as we all know with out going in to detail Fox wanted this show dead, and went to every length to make sure that it happened. With Family guy, they showed more respect for the show and are doing so to this day. I personally would more then love to see the Futurama Franchise turn in to a movie, or better yet as  Matt Groening would sugest a trilogy of movies but with fox having the final say I just don't see it happening.     
Ben

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« Reply #8 on: 09-06-2003 01:52 »

 
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Originally posted by Asylum-Fry:
It'll bring in more money in the first weekend than Finding Nemo, I'd bet!

Uh, no it wouldn't..

Asylum-Fry

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« Reply #9 on: 09-06-2003 02:10 »

[Fry] *narrows eyes* We'll see about that [/Fry]

Heheh. I'm kidding. I wish it would, I mean if they just release it when there's no competition I'm sure there wouldn't be any challenges.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #10 on: 09-06-2003 05:40 »

Lets face it, if there is a movie it's not gonna take huge amounts of money. But according to David X Cohen, in comparison to other big budget movies like Pixar movies, a Futurama movie would be relatively cheap to make, and therefore could easily make a profit. It just needs to right promotion, and also when you plus DVD sales on as well I'm sure it could be a hit  smile I really hope it happens, and a trilogy would be even better!  smile
Asylum-Fry

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« Reply #11 on: 09-06-2003 12:38 »

If one 20-minute episode is only 1 mil. to make, then a Futurama movie should cost no more than... lets say... 15 mil.?

They might need extra money to pay the Futurama staff and do some extra cool stuff... maybe more money if they need to publicize it. I don't know. Someone who knows about movie making, please make a better estimate.
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #12 on: 09-06-2003 12:50 »

There's not going to be any Futurama movie. Sadly it's more than likely true.
Asylum-Fry

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« Reply #13 on: 09-06-2003 13:05 »

Nnn... n.. n-no movie!?
Tardom

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« Reply #14 on: 09-06-2003 13:47 »

I'd say chances are 50/ 50.
Coop

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« Reply #15 on: 09-06-2003 14:05 »

I dont think there will be a movie. It would be nice but there just isn't enough money. And sadly, I doubt it would draw as big as it cost. Futurama was just too smart for some people.


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Action Jacktion

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« Reply #16 on: 09-06-2003 14:17 »

They're also making a movie out of the horrible, overrated Firefly.
Asylum-Fry

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« Reply #17 on: 09-06-2003 14:35 »

It's funny, though! Can't a few people appreciate it for it's adult humor, witty content, and diverse characters? Not to mention the action, romance, special effects, and the wonderful staff that put it together!

Plus, Futurama's got fans all around the world!

I like to see both sides of the argument, even if my opinion is already strongly formed. In you people's defense, a quote from Bender Should Not Be Allowed On TV. Executive Gamma said something...

"It's funny, but will it get them off their tractors?"

It'll get me off my tractor! That is if I had a tractor... well, thats a downside of living in the San Francisco area, there's nothing to tractor! (except jaywalkers, hehehe)
LaVaLaDy

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« Reply #18 on: 09-06-2003 17:14 »

I would like to see a Futurama movie. I doubt it would happen but im hoping.
Mandrakis

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« Reply #19 on: 09-06-2003 20:51 »

I want it to be at the cinemas.
Tdog

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« Reply #20 on: 09-06-2003 21:24 »

AH, a Futurama movie would be nice. But let's hope that Cartoon Network can talk Fox out of the rights to continue the series first. Acordding to the article on the Family Guy a different division of Fox is backing the FG movie. Seeing as how Futurama and Family Guy are almost equally popular in their reruns and video sales maybe CRAPX, oops FOX will grant permission to do a Futurama movie too. I wouldn't bet on it though until the results of the FG movie are set. If that's the case it could be three years before they do it.
Wonderbee31

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« Reply #21 on: 09-10-2003 07:11 »
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Well, it wouldn't be impossible now, since I understand that another show that got short shrift from FOX, Firefly, is currently under production to be a theatrical film, and it isn't FOX that's doing it, but Universal, to whom FOX sold the right to.  If that can happen, then it gives me hope that maybe Aol/Time-Warner would think about buying the full rights of Futurama.  After all, Fox may hate the show, but, if there's a chance that they could make at least a decent profit from it, they'd take it.  They may well think that a movie would only be a cult hit.

(But all of us know better, since we'd all take our families with us.)  wink
winna

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« Reply #22 on: 09-10-2003 07:37 »

Mmmmm profit... 

A futurama movie great...  Theatrical release even better...  Trilogy, sounds nice...  Possibility of it happening 34.6%....
Beamer

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« Reply #23 on: 09-10-2003 07:54 »

The sad truth of the matter is that the fate of a Futurama movie rests in the hands of Fox. If the rights to Futurama were with a company that DIDN'T have it's head so far up it's ass it comes out it's mouth (yes, I'm aware that's physcially impossible, but still - it's pretty funny  big grin) then the movie would probably be in production by now. If David and Matt can convince Fox to let them do a movie, then there's no doubt they'd do it.
Slurm Guy

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« Reply #24 on: 09-10-2003 15:19 »

I need it... I need it now!

However, FOX does suck and does everything that I hate. So it probably won't be happening.
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