Sunday, May 22, 2005
Good News Everyone!!!
Is there a future for Futurama? After all Family Guy has returned from FOX's cancelled Graveyard. With good ratings on Adult Swim and excellent DVD sales, FOX has raised an interested eyebrow in Futurama's direction.
Here's the news from gotfuturama.com
"Over the last week, several sources from within the animation business have indicated to us that there is renewed talk at FOX about bringing fresh Futurama content directly to DVD. We corroborated this with other sources close to the show before publishing the information. The talk is of course still in a preliminary stage. Options reported to us include one or more Futurama movies in case of a go-ahead. Even though Futurama is not sure to return and the likelihood of its return is currently unknown, this is the first time in the past few years that we have heard of Futurama being discussed at the upper levels of FOX."
And here is a message from Billy West (voice of Fry) himself . . .
" Well, I spoke to David X.Cohen because we did promos for a new Futurama compilation and he said that they did have talks with the top guys at FOX and they were extremely impressed with the sales of the Futurama DVDs. The idea was to make a Futurama movie right to DVD and then a 2nd and a 3rd. That's what's being discussed. Fox is trying to figure out a budget for the whole project, and it sounded like David X. was very jazzed! I would love more than anything to do that show again. I thought it was best experience on every level... creatively, voice-wise, writing, animation and the laughs. The laughs. Writers and performers that respected each other."