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Scruffyvarious In addition to the main cast, Frank Welker voiced Nibbler and Kath Soucie voiced Cubert and several supporting and minor characters.
Like The Simpsons, many episodes of Futurama feature guest voices from a wide range of professions, including actors, entertainers, bands, musicians, and scientists. Many guest-stars voiced supporting characters, although many voiced themselves, usually as their own head preserved in a jar. The studio would receive the completed script of an episode and create a storyboard consisting of more than drawings.
It would then produce a pencil-drawn animatic with 1, frames. Rough Draft's sister studio in South Korea would render the 30,frame finished episode. The opening sequence was entirely rendered in CGI. The CGI was rendered at 24 frames per second as opposed to hand-drawn often done at 12 frames per second and the lack of artifacts made the animation appear very smooth and fluid.
CGI characters looked slightly different due to spatially "cheating" hand-drawn characters by drawing slightly out of proportion or off-perspective features to emphasize traits of the face or body, improving legibility of an expression.
PowerAnimator was used to draw the comic-like CGI. The opening sequence was re-rendered and scaled to adapt to the show's transition to For the final episode of season 6Futurama was completely reanimated in three different styles: The Fox network disagreed, opting instead to show two episodes in the Sunday night lineup before moving the show to a regular time slot on Tuesday.
This erratic schedule resulted in Fox not airing several episodes that had been produced for seasons three and four, instead holding them over for a fifth broadcast season. According to Groening, Fox executives were not supporters of the show. The run on Adult Swim revived interest in both series, and when Family Guy found success in direct-to-DVD productions, Futurama's producers decided to try the same.
Init was announced that four straight-to-DVD films would be produced, and later split into 16 episodes comprising a fifth season of the show. However, Groening had expressed a desire to continue the franchise in some form, including a theatrical film.
We're having discussions and there is some enthusiasm but I can't tell if it's just me.
Near the end of a message from Maurice LaMarche sent to members of the "Save the Voices of Futurama" group on Facebook, LaMarche announced that the original cast would be returning for the new episodes.
I can't guarantee it will be But I think there's a pretty good chance it'll be exactly Fox has been a little bit cagey about it, even internally.
But nobody's too concerned. Broadcast of old episodes began in September Comedy Central cancellation[ edit ] See also: Meanwhile Futurama Comedy Central announced in April that they would be airing the final episode on September 4, I just hold out hope for it because it has such a huge fan base, it's such a smart show, and why wouldn't somebody want to keep making that show; so that's my thought, I'm just in denial that it's over".
Sagal also mentioned during the same interview that Groening told her at Comic-Con that "we'll find a place" and "don't worry, it's not going to end" in Sagal's words. It originally aired during the twenty-sixth season of The Simpsons on Fox on November 9,over a year after the series finale aired on Comedy Central.
List of Futurama characters Futurama is essentially a workplace sitcom, the plot of which revolves around the Planet Express interplanetary delivery company and its employees,  a small group that largely fails to conform to future society.
Fry Billy West — Fry is an immature, slovenly, yet good-hearted and sentimental pizza delivery boy who falls into a cryogenic pod, causing it to activate and freeze him just after midnight on January 1, He reawakens on New Year's Eve ofand gets a job as a cargo delivery boy at Planet Express, a company owned by his only living relative, Professor Hubert J.
Fry's love for Leela is a recurring theme throughout the series. She is Fry's primary love interest and eventually becomes his wife. He is originally programmed to bend girders for suicide boothsand is later designated as assistant sales manager and cook, despite lacking a sense of taste.
He is Fry's best friend and roommate. He must drink heavily to power his fuel cells and becomes the robot equivalent of drunk when low on alcohol. Although he is depicted as a brilliant scientist and inventor, at more than one-hundred and sixty years old he is extremely prone to age-related forgetfulness and fits of temper.
Amy Wong Lauren Tom — Amy is an incredibly rich, blunt, spoiled, ditzy, and accident-prone long-term intern at Planet Express.
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