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Gocad

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« Reply #40 on: 01-20-2006 01:28 »

 
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Second: 4 movies?! That's very surprising. I was hoping for one, and maybe some new episodes to follow, but 4 movies comes as a bit of a shock.

There is nothing shocking about it. The Futurama DVDs did well in the eyes of FOX HE.

Ever heard of direct-to-video? That's exactly what they are about to make and considering that they would have to gather a new crew to produce them, doing just one movie would have been a bit strange.
Skyman

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« Reply #41 on: 01-20-2006 01:40 »
« Last Edit on: 01-20-2006 01:40 »

What awesome news!

I lost track of Futurama after season 1, and just rediscovered it a month or so ago. I've devoured the DVDs and am now officially an obsessive fan. And the news of the movies comes at just the right time. "I'm walkin' on sunshine!"
Gopher

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« Reply #42 on: 01-20-2006 02:32 »

I agree pulling together a team for just one movie might be strange, but I would have expected 1 movie + episodes, rather than 4 movies. 4 movies just seems odd to me. Not in a bad way, just odd.
Boltzmann_Fan

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« Reply #43 on: 01-20-2006 02:51 »

Well, if they make 4 movies that can be split up (ala the Family Guy movie), that's about 12-16 "episodes" that Fox can show if it wants to. 

Although I think I'd prefer that the movies aren't compartmentalized this way - I think the writers will have more creative freedom if they don't have to stick to a pseudo-episode format (I wasn't overly impressed by the Family Guy movie).
Gopher

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« Reply #44 on: 01-20-2006 02:54 »

yeah, I agree. If they were going to do that, I'd rather they just make episodes for direct-to-DVD release, 3-4 to a disk (anime series do it all the time, though it's (ttbomk) unheard of for US networks/studios). Movies are also cool, though, as futurama is one of those few animated shows that has enough substance to stretch to movie-length without wearing very thin (I love family guy, but I really don't think this is the case there. Same with Simpsons.)
Ranadok

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« Reply #45 on: 01-20-2006 03:08 »

I was trying to think of something slightly original or insightful to say, but I couldn't get past the delighted giddy stage. Getting signed for four movies is a little odd, and it does raise some questions. Will they all released be released at once? Three months apart? Region 1 first? Is there a possibility that later movies may be cancelled if the first ones don't do well?  Meh, I'll be cynical tomorrow. It's too much work for tonight.
wwe_fk

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« Reply #46 on: 01-20-2006 03:18 »

  :eek: HOLY SHIT! HOLY SHIT! HOLY SHIT!   :eek:
Melllvar

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« Reply #47 on: 01-20-2006 03:41 »

This is what I get for not posting in ON-TOPIC.

Fantastic news, official confirmation would be cool though.  :D
Zoidberg227

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« Reply #48 on: 01-20-2006 03:46 »

 
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Originally posted by Gopher:
Thought I'd break my 5-year IRC fast in celebration of the promising news.

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Big mistake. Huge.
Dammit, I'm excited and I have no outlet! Argh! It's like being a horny teenage virgin all over again! My friends are useless, the most positive reaction I got from any of them was "That's cool, I guess."
Sigh...

That's probably because most of us over in #fc land are pretty jaded when it comes to the topic.  We get inundated by people who think they are the sole bearers of the good news, or lack the ability to spell (sometimes both).  We've actially all pretty heavily discussed this, as it's been a matter of speculation for a number of months now, and there hasn't been much new to discuss.  Not to be a killjoy or anything, certainly no problems with you coming back, just be aware we don't always talk Futurama in there.

That said, this is certainly promising news.  I haven't been following the news heavily lately (it's hard here with multiple threads on the matter, and I'm out of the habit of checking CGEF regularly).  Though the new FOX broadcasting president said there's been no discussions as of now (I concede he could be just keeping things hush-hush), he does at least acknowledge the existance of the show, unlike past FOX administrations.  Read about it here (about 2/3 of the way down)
hotrod zoidberg

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« Reply #49 on: 01-20-2006 03:53 »

i dont care if matt david X or billy(i wouldn't care if jesus came down from the heavns and told us)   confirms i'll celebrate when fox confirms

but wow four movies me thinks huzzahs may soon be in order
Kingpomba
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« Reply #50 on: 01-20-2006 05:10 »
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disreguard this post
Kingpomba
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« Reply #51 on: 01-20-2006 05:12 »

awesome news but im wating for word from fox... anything new is great really but new eps would be the best thing ever but chances of that ever happening are low
Dave B

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« Reply #52 on: 01-20-2006 05:15 »

 
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Originally posted by Kingpomba:
awesome news but im wating for word from fox... anything new is great really but new eps would be the best thing ever but chances of that ever happening are low

Don't talk like that mate there has been news of very possible return so who knows.....
Kingpomba
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« Reply #53 on: 01-20-2006 05:21 »

im happy for anything i can get really i linked this disscusion to my aussie gaming communitys movie message board hehe
Dave B

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« Reply #54 on: 01-20-2006 05:50 »
« Last Edit on: 01-20-2006 05:50 »

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thats such GREAT news!!! Official aswell!!!!!!!! I've just read the first post now, WOW!  :D

COOOL

The thing I want to know is DVD full Futurama MOVIES??? Is that more episodes strait onto DVD or 4 cinema movies of Futurama??!!!   
Fry´s Armpit

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« Reply #55 on: 01-20-2006 07:32 »

Woo-Hoo! This has made my day/week/year. Been waiting for this for so long.

Now the real fun begins!!

Fry's Armpit

Corvus

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« Reply #56 on: 01-20-2006 08:02 »

If correct, then huzzahs are truly in order.

But until we get some more confirmation from other sources.. say DXC, Matt G, or even FOX themselves I'll remain skeptical.. cautiously upbeat skeptical.  ;)
Spy

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« Reply #57 on: 01-20-2006 08:04 »

I heard about this. Spanking news!!!!!
PCC Fred

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« Reply #58 on: 01-20-2006 08:14 »

*spends fully 20 minutes searching for a response*

*fails*

WHAT?!
dr.bender nye

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« Reply #59 on: 01-20-2006 08:44 »

FFUFFU,FFFFFUUUUUUUOOOOOOOFFFFFFFFOUR DDDDDDDVVDS!?!?!??!?!!?
(Breathes heavily,  drools, faints and drinks drool)
My happy box is REAL!
aslate

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« Reply #60 on: 01-20-2006 10:04 »

Woohoo! This is brilliant news!
dr.bender nye

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« Reply #61 on: 01-20-2006 10:18 »
« Last Edit on: 01-20-2006 10:18 »

This is no ordinary brilliant news,aslate, it's way bigger than that. The best news since Futurama came to release. I'd still do the petitions so they get the message.
Ralph Snart

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« Reply #62 on: 01-20-2006 10:42 »

 
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MY EARS!  MY EARS!  THEY'RE BLEEDING!

That's it; I've been deafened by a scream from Florida...

Smitty

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« Reply #63 on: 01-20-2006 11:44 »

Wow! This time last year we were all desperate for one movie, but now four come along at once?

*insert standard British bus joke here*

That's great news. I wonder who will be writing them.
Bushmeister

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« Reply #64 on: 01-20-2006 11:49 »

Huzzah! Brilliant news, hopefully most of the old writers will be able to work on this (although that isn't to say I'd be adverse to some new blood).
Jaswahhihi

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« Reply #65 on: 01-20-2006 11:49 »

Get in!

Cant wait!
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #66 on: 01-20-2006 11:51 »

Four movies seems too much. I'd say make and release the first, see how it does. If it does well, make and release the second movie and start production of the show again. Four just seems like overkill.
SpaceCase

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« Reply #67 on: 01-20-2006 12:06 »

<*Full minute of shocked silence*>
<Reads entire thread>

<Points at Venus>
What she said!

Four movies? Strange - nice, but strange.

<Walks away muttering>
Four movies?
Four movies?
Four movies...
PhyscoticRobot

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« Reply #68 on: 01-20-2006 12:17 »

NO WAY!!!!
wowowowow!
that is great!
i cant believe it
Kloudes

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« Reply #69 on: 01-20-2006 13:24 »

Interesting to see all the off-topicers in here.  :D
Joyous news indeed, I second Venus.  Though, I'm going to try not to get too excited, that's a long time to wait...
NoSocialLife

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« Reply #70 on: 01-20-2006 13:27 »

I WUV YOU ALL!!! On this joyful day!  :D
Farnsworth38

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« Reply #71 on: 01-20-2006 14:16 »

I’ll just move my enthusiasm level up to ‘cautious optimism’ for the moment, but this does look promising.
JBERGES

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« Reply #72 on: 01-20-2006 14:20 »

Bah, I was already cautiously optimistic... so I suppose I'm now... uh... recklessly optimistic?

Here's hoping for more official confirmation soon.
commie detector

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« Reply #73 on: 01-20-2006 14:34 »

  :eek: there is a god in the future!
cuavsfan
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« Reply #74 on: 01-20-2006 14:59 »

Hooray!! I went ahead and cross posted this in the "Interesting claim regarding Futurama movie..." thread so everyone can be sure to see it...
Wooter

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« Reply #75 on: 01-20-2006 15:02 »

Why did I just now find this? Huzzah!
transgender nerd under canada

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« Reply #76 on: 01-20-2006 15:46 »

I don't want to put an damper on anybody's enthusiasm (although that would be nice, as there's waaay too much optimism in here), but I have three points that I'd like to make:

1. FOX were all about gaining more control over the show. If they're in charge of the "product" in a more direct way now, how badly will it have been suckified?

2. Considering the fact that FOX gave themselves a massive fanfare, a drumroll and a spin of the proverbial top hat every time they told us all that no, Futurama was not yanked after 4 seasons, it got five, perhaps the "4 movies" isn't as concrete as we are all supposing. Hell, anybody remember the whole "we're going to do 3 Firefly movies" thing?

3. 4 movies is a high-cost excercise compared to a whole season. If they're producing 30 minutes for ever $600,000 they spend, then a season costs between $78,000,000 and $132,000,000 per season on production. Now, a movie lasts 2-3 hours. So per movie they're spending $24,000,000 and $36,000,000. That's $144,000,000 for 4 movies. A lot more than they would have spent on four more seasons. Plus they're not even getting any airtime for their money, 'cause it's going straight to DVD. My guess is they'll only spend the first  24 to 36 mil before they commit to the other 100-odd million dollars.

Remember kids, FOX is all about profits, not about making us happy. Whilst I'd be delighted to have this rumour come true, all I know is... my gut says - maybe.
Venus

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« Reply #77 on: 01-20-2006 15:51 »

A futurama movie probably wouldn't last 2-3 hours. It would probably only be given an hour and a half. Which would make 4 movies equal about 12 episodes which is less then 1 season.
NIC2001

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« Reply #78 on: 01-20-2006 15:56 »

Cool.

But I'm still waiting for FOX to tell us if it's true.
mookie427

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« Reply #79 on: 01-20-2006 15:59 »

^oh well, FOUR MOVIES!!!!!!!! I don't care if it's less than a season  :D i'm happy!!!!!^
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