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John Pannozzi

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« #160 : 07-20-2004 20:14 »

 
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Originally posted by EvilLunch:
Sigh.

I thought you were being sarcastic, but you can't be sure, unless they begin with [sarcasm] and end with [/sarcasm].
leelaholic

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« #161 : 07-20-2004 22:39 »
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Like this?

[sarcasm] John Pannozzi just bumped another good thread! [/sarcasm]
fryfanSpyOrama

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« #162 : 07-20-2004 22:58 »
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Here's my real live cast:

Fry-Seth Green
Leela- Leelee Sobieski
Bender- CGI with John DiMaggio doing the voice
Professor-Leslie Nielsen
Zoidberg: CGI with Billy West doing the voice
Scruffy- Billy Bob Thornton
Amy- Irene Ng
Hermes- Bernie Mac
Labarbara- Vivica A. Fox
Zapp- William Shatner
Kif- David Spade
Mom- Elizabeth Taylor
Url- CGI with John DiMaggio doing the voice
Smitty- DXC  (As a cameo)
Walt- Rob Schneider
Igner- Chris Kattan
Larry- Adam Sandler  (just so I can see all three of them slapped.)
Nibbler- CGI with Frank Welker doing the voice

fryfanSpyOrama

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« #163 : 07-23-2004 00:00 »
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here are some more cast members:

Barbardos Slim- Billy Blanks
Linda- Christine Taylor
Morbo- CGI and voiced by Maurice LaMarche
Terry- Ben Stiller
That other scientist- Owen Wilson
Leela's old boss- Kal Penn
Mayor- Dan Aykroyd
Wernstrum- Don Rickles

KurtPikachu2001

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« #164 : 07-23-2004 09:07 »

Of course people are going to want Futurama animated.  I for one would like to see it either way.  Just as long as it's Futurama, that's all that matters.  In a live-action Futurama movie, here's who should play who:

Fry:  Seth Green
Leela:  Jennifer Garner
Prof. Farnsworth:  John Lithgow
Hermes: Bernie Mac
Bender: voiced by John Goodman
Amy Wong: Ziyi Zhang
Dr. Zoidberg: Dustin Hoffman
LaBarbara: Halle Berry
Zapp Branigan: William Shanter
Kiff:  Jake Gylenhall

Any thoughts on who can play Scruffy?
EvilLunch

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« #165 : 07-23-2004 17:23 »

Someone else mentioned it before, and I must agree..
No one can play Scruffy but Sean Connery.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« #166 : 07-23-2004 17:34 »

 
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Originally posted by EvilLunch:
Someone else mentioned it before, and I must agree..
No one can play Scruffy but Sean Connery.

Billy Bob Thornton with be a close second, and more likely to accept the role. In the movie, "Sling Blade", he played Karl Childers and he sounded an awful lot like Scruffy.
David A

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« #167 : 07-23-2004 17:53 »

Yes, but Billy Bob Thornton sucks, whereas Sean Connery is quite possibly the greatest actor who ever lived.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« #168 : 07-23-2004 22:21 »

I'm not saying that Billy Bob Thornton is a better actor than Sean Connery. Sean Connery as Scruffy, would be cool, but I see Billy Bob Thornton pulling off the voice.
David A

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« #169 : 07-23-2004 22:45 »

No, Billy Bob sucks.  He shouldn't even be allowed to watch Futurama, let alone be in it.  It's bad enough that he was in Princess Mononoke.  Stop trying to ruin Futurama.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« #170 : 07-23-2004 22:57 »

I'm not trying to ruin Futurama and Billy Bob was funny in Bad Santa and Lauren Tom herself was in that movie, too.
Venus

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« #171 : 07-24-2004 03:42 »

a live action movie is more than enough to ruin Futurama.
David A

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« #172 : 07-24-2004 03:56 »

Eh, good point.
boingo2000

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« #173 : 07-24-2004 11:20 »

 
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Originally posted by David A:
Yes, but Billy Bob Thornton sucks, whereas Sean Connery is quite possibly the greatest actor who ever lived.

There was a time when that was true, but these days...well, which would you ratehr watch: The Avengers or A Simple Plan?
David A

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« #174 : 07-24-2004 11:42 »

I dunno.  I've never seen either of those.  The Avengers looks pretty funny, though.  I guess I'd watch that.
boingo2000

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« #175 : 07-24-2004 12:08 »

Hey, I'm trying to make a point here!  It doesn't work if you make the wrong choice!

Oh, well.  Take your Connery and go, then.  I mean, I got nothing against the guy, I just think you're being to hard on Billy Bob...
David A

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« #176 : 07-24-2004 12:29 »

And I just think he sucks.

Venus is right, though.  Live-action Futurama would suck anyway, so go ahead and cast Billy Bob as Scruffy if you want.  While you're at it, go ahead and cast Carrot Top as Fry and Jennifer Lopez as Leela.
Idan_Aharoni

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« #177 : 07-25-2004 06:34 »

I know how Elzar would look like...

EvilLunch

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« #178 : 07-26-2004 12:21 »

...... :cry:
Just.. wow...
Still though.. With the right makeup, then, Emeril could play Elzar..
And as much as Billy ruined Mononoke and creeped me out by making out with Angelina Jolie, Slingblade rox0red j00.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« #179 : 08-12-2004 20:49 »

Interesting many people feel that Seth Green would make a good Fry.  Wasn't Green in the movie, Idle Hands?  A movie about a guy with the devil's hands?  Talk about coincidence.
ShortRoundMcfly

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« #180 : 08-20-2004 19:51 »
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I think Ashton Kutcher as Fry would be dead on. His character on "That 70's show" is a lot like fry.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« #181 : 08-20-2004 20:39 »

Would Jamie Kennedy make a good Fry?  He was funny in the Scream movies.
mint

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« #182 : 09-27-2004 18:53 »

I can't believe how many people in here voted Lucy Liu to be Amy.  She can't be Amy cos she's Lucy Liu bot!!! She can play Lucy Liu Bot  ;) 

Here is my choice of cast
1. Fry = Tobey Mc guire or Ben Affleck
2. Leela = Jennifer Lopez or Angelina Jolie
3. Farnsworth = John Malconvich ( sorry I can't spell his name)  :D
4. Bender, using multimedia to insert a computerized 3D him into the movie with Antonio Banderas doing his voice
5. Amy = Ming-Na Wen or Zhang Zi yi
6. Zoidberg = same method as Bender, with  Mike Myers's voice
7. Mum = Glenn Close
8. Kiff = same as Bender and Zoidberg,Ben Stiller as his voice
9. Zapp = Owen Wilson
David A

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« #183 : 09-28-2004 00:58 »

 
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Originally posted by mint:
I can't believe how many people in here voted Lucy Liu to be Amy.

They probably just couldn't think of any other Chinese actresses.  It's similar to why a lot of people pick rappers to play Hermes: they can't think of any good black actors, so they just name anyone who happens to be the right color.

 
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4. Bender, using multimedia to insert a computerized 3D him into the movie with Antonio Banderas doing his voice

6. Zoidberg = same method as Bender, with  Mike Myers's voice

8. Kiff = same as Bender and Zoidberg,Ben Stiller as his voice

No offense, but why wouldn't you just have the voice actors from the show do the voices?
Ttomalss
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« #184 : 09-28-2004 06:53 »

If this movie was to have Sal in it, John Dimaggio, as himself, would be PERFECT.  First, he's did his voice, sos the s's wouldn'ts bes a problems.  Second, he more or less has the physical proportions of Sal.  Dress him up right and let some stubble grow, and it would work.
mint

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« #185 : 09-28-2004 16:11 »

Yes you are rite, I suppose for the movie they could just get the original cast to do the voices.

It's just that usually in the movie. To make the movie a block buster I find Hollywood directors like to choose block buster actors to do the voices.

Like a lot of the Disney cartoons if I am not mistaken for the movie version the people who does the back ground actors are mostly block buster actors. But for the series version it doesn't seem like the voices are done by the same person, if I didn't remember wrong that is. 

So basically wot I am trying to say is when I think of movie, I think of well known block buster movie stars. That's probably why I suggested those people instead of the original TV crew.   :D
Ttomalss
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« #186 : 09-29-2004 08:08 »

Ooh...I just had another brainstorm.  For the part of Randy, simply use Carson Kressley (the blonde guy from "Queer Eye For the Straight Guy".  I've not actually watched an entire episode of this show, but from what I've seen, he'd be perfect as Randy.  Hell, he IS Randy.
Futurama Nerd

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« #187 : 09-29-2004 22:51 »

 
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Originally posted by Ttomalss:
Ooh...I just had another brainstorm.  For the part of Randy, simply use Carson Kressley (the blonde guy from "Queer Eye For the Straight Guy".  I've not actually watched an entire episode of this show, but from what I've seen, he'd be perfect as Randy.  Hell, he IS Randy.


He IS! Good thinking Ttomalss.  ;)

Local Jerseyan

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« #188 : 10-04-2004 07:02 »

 
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Originally posted by mint:
Yes you are rite, I suppose for the movie they could just get the original cast to do the voices.

It's just that usually in the movie. To make the movie a block buster I find Hollywood directors like to choose block buster actors to do the voices.

Like a lot of the Disney cartoons if I am not mistaken for the movie version the people who does the back ground actors are mostly block buster actors. But for the series version it doesn't seem like the voices are done by the same person, if I didn't remember wrong that is. 

So basically wot I am trying to say is when I think of movie, I think of well known block buster movie stars. That's probably why I suggested those people instead of the original TV crew.    :D

Like hell some block buster actor would do some little ABC Saturday morning cartoon show!   :p  It's just that the budget's not big enough on those shows to hire those big-timers.

As for relevance now, I'll say that I'm not too keen on seeing Futurama live action, but Sir Ian McKellan should be Farnsworth, damnit!
Ttomalss
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« #189 : 10-04-2004 10:40 »

Say, would Zoidberg need to be CGI!  I was thinking that most of his features (his claw hands/claw feet, and head) could be done fairly easily with prostetics (sp?).  As for the mouth tendrils, they could probably be just tubes of latex face appliance, with some small anamatronics for whenever they need to move voluntarily (this might not work for Zoidberg eating, though).
mint

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« #190 : 10-04-2004 15:26 »

 
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Originally posted by *Local Jerseyan
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*Like hell some block buster actor would do some little ABC Saturday morning cartoon show!  It's just that the budget's not big enough on those shows to hire those big-timers.

As for relevance now, I'll say that I'm not too keen on seeing Futurama live action, but Sir Ian McKellan should be Farnsworth, damnit!

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No, we are talking about turning futurama into a movie, not turning it from cartoon on TV to Series of real actors on ABC Saturday morning TV show in your country.   :rolleyes:

About your choice of who should be Farnsworth it's a question of opinion. You have your opinion, and I have mine.
  :p 
Local Jerseyan

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« #191 : 10-05-2004 07:38 »

Ahh, sorry about that. I never meant to turn Futurama into... GAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!! DON'T EVER SAY THAT AGAIN!!

Hahaha, just kidding. But that was a truly evil thing you just said.

I meant for a McKellan for a movie, of course. Like hell he'd show up on ABC.  :p
Colonel43

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« #192 : 10-05-2004 08:33 »

im a delivery boy
MorboMcFly

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« #193 : 10-24-2004 02:17 »

Does anyone else think that Billy West could/should be a token castmember for a live action film and be Farnsworth? It's one of the more prominent characters he does, and oddly it's the one he even remotely resembles despite how he's essentially Fry.

And for LaBarbra I think that Gina Torres of Firefly and Alias sort of resembles the character even if she might not have an accent.

Plus since I jsut saw him, does anyone else thing Jude Law is slightly Brannigan-ish? He's blonde, can look pompous, and it would be vaguely similar to his Sky Captain role.
Spacedal11

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« #194 : 10-24-2004 20:29 »

 
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Originally posted by mint:
I can't believe how many people in here voted Lucy Liu to be Amy.  She can't be Amy cos she's Lucy Liu bot!!! She can play Lucy Liu Bot   ;) 

Here is my choice of cast
1. Fry = Tobey Mc guire or Ben Affleck
2. Leela = Jennifer Lopez or Angelina Jolie
3. Farnsworth = John Malconvich ( sorry I can't spell his name)   :D
4. Bender, using multimedia to insert a computerized 3D him into the movie with Antonio Banderas doing his voice
5. Amy = Ming-Na Wen or Zhang Zi yi
6. Zoidberg = same method as Bender, with  Mike Myers's voice
7. Mum = Glenn Close
8. Kiff = same as Bender and Zoidberg,Ben Stiller as his voice
9. Zapp = Owen Wilson

OH MY FREAKEN GOD I LOVE YOU! I love Tobey Maguire. Can't picture him as Fry but still!  :love: I like your whole list actually, this is the BEST list someone has come up with. If you were a dude I'd totally slap your ass nice and hard.  ;)
David A

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« #195 : 10-25-2004 23:54 »

 
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Originally posted by MorboMcFly:
Does anyone else think that Billy West could/should be a token castmember for a live action film and be Farnsworth? It's one of the more prominent characters he does, and oddly it's the one he even remotely resembles despite how he's essentially Fry.

Billy West in old-guy make-up would make a great Professor Farnsworth.  Actually, if you could somehow go back in time to when Billy was Fry's age, he'd make a pretty good Fry.

Also, Lauren Tom when she was a teenager would be a perfect Amy, and Phil Hartman when he was still alive would be a perfect Zapp.
winna

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« #196 : 10-26-2004 00:17 »

How about the nude scene... how would that go?
John Pannozzi

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« #197 : 10-26-2004 15:55 »

I think Katey Sgal should play Leela. Look at the pictures of her at http://kateysagal.fan-a-tic.com/

With some makeup, she could look like Leela.
HeathCliff

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« #198 : 11-05-2004 19:17 »

Zoidberg: Put Make-Up And Prostetic Claws On Rob Reiner And It's Perfect. He Has His Physique, Can Do A Good Voice For Him, Watch Him Talk About Food On "All In The Family" It's Uncanny.
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« #199 : 11-07-2004 22:46 »

I have just one person to add, and them I am going to continue to read and enjoy what everyone else has written. (
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Wow. That's funny... and scary)

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