Wooooo! Bootleg Comic Con 2007 videos!
Woohoo! Our first taste of Futurama-movie goodies!
|Massive thanks to Officer 1BDI, who was at the ComicCon 2007 and sent us two scans of promo material regarding Futurama's return! The first is an advertisement for Bender's Big Score which includes a coupon code (CMCON07) you can use to get free shipping on the DVD from FoxStore.com. Two problems with this are that the DVD isn't actually listed on the site yet, so there's nothing to order; and also, FoxStore.com has crashed Mozilla Firefox every single time I tried to go there. But since this is Fox we're talking about, that's to be expected. |
The other piece of promo material reads click my shiny metal remote! and is an advertisement for new episodes of Futurama in Comedy Central in 2008. And so, we have tangible, readable, wallpaperable, linkable and quotable proof that Futurama is coming back from the death! And of course, this website will be here to cover all this new stuff, just like we were eight years ago.
I also found, through a Simpsons page in spanish of all places, the (working) titles for the other three Futurama movies: "The Beast With A Billion Backs", "Bender's Game" and "Into The Wild Green Yonder"; this information coming from an interview with Maurice LaMarche last month. There was also a link to an interview with Lauren Tom (voice of Amy) where she says, "We just did sixteen episodes and we just recorded the last four, and that was a big tear-fest. [...] We're keeping our fingers crossed that it will go on and have more of a life, because when we did the last table read, David X. Cohen said 'Welcome to the very last, last, last episode of Futurama ...until the next last one!' So hopefully the fans will rally together again." Yep, we hope that too, Lauren!
Happy 8th Birthday FM/TLZ
Posted on July 27, 2007 by Tim
|Wooo Hooo! Eight years of nearly uninterrupted madness. Who would have thought that when The Leela Zone first went live on 27 July 1999 that it would last this long. And who would have thought that the occasion of it's eighth birthday would also witness the offical rebirth of it's namesake show! So to celebrate this most auspicious occasion, we present here with some Happy Birthday FM:TLZ Fan Art.|
A steaming pile of official Futurama Madhouse Kudos to everyone who sent in artwork to help us celebrate.
FM/TLZ could not claim the title of The Oldest Living Futurama Fansite without the support of dedicated fans like yourselves. And so, on behalf of all of us here at the Madhouse, past, present and Future, I'd like to thank each and every person who has contributed to our success. It would be impossible to list everyone and only the completely insane would even try. So thanks to Mark Lewald, Leandro Pardini, Graham, Red_Line, Kenneth White, Dave Curtin, Teral, S-Chan, Scott Cochrane, Tyrie2001, Ramon51, Sarah, Cheri, Officer 1BDI, Sakura, Kriebs, 3370318, ..:Mistress*K:.., *Hannah*, 20thcenturyfry, Absinthe, AdAmBrOdY, Ads, Aeryn, Afterglowdragon, Agent_Smith, ah-brisk, albear, Aled, Alena, Alenacat, Alex 'MKTai' Fuller, Alex Kitching, Alexander A. 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And special thanks (along with all of the leftover kudos) to Graham and Leandro for their support and assistance in pulling this together.
Now, where did I leave my Napoleon hat?
Posted on July 20, 2007 by Tim
|One week! That's all that's left. One week from today will be the big day - the 8th birthday of this site. A big thank you to everyone who's sent in Happy Birthday FM/TLZ Fan Art so far - we're getting some really innovative stuff. But if you haven't finished yours yet there is still time to get your contributions in, but please hurry, the clock is ticking. |
OK, 'nuff of that. Now on to the normal stuff. So what have you been waiting for more than anything lately? Morbo demands an answer! Ok, except for the site's birthday to get here, what's the next thing you really, really, really, really want to happen? Of course, it the 4th installment of Typical's new Comic where maybe we'll find out if it was an exploding space cow, or something else alltogether.
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Posted on July 16, 2007 by Graham
|Still reading the subject heading? Anyway, onto business. Leila has been kind enough to send a fan art our way. Her latest work is that of Leela complaining about something or other. Note that her hand is in a strange position. I'll let you imagine what she's complaining about this time. Now, where was I? Ah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, sausages and chips, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, Rubik cubes were a waste of time, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blablah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, I suck at BZFlag, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah...|
Pixels, pixels, and less pixels
Posted on July 14, 2007 by Tim
|It's been a while since we've had any Fan Art from ELF but then this one showed up the other day, proving that she is still with us. So we've got this pic of Fry, Leela, and Bender hanging out and being best buds...at least Fry and Leela are, anyway. |
In the "Who needs high def" department is this interesting site I ran across called Instructables. If you have a sudden desire to use your kid sister's legos to case mod your USB memory stick or make a skateboard out of a vacuum cleaner or are otherwise a handy techno-geek type, this site is for you. But the thing that really caught my eye was that it shows you how to build your own video digitizing TV display using an 8x8 matrix of LEDs and they demoed it using Futurama. Yes, that's 8 pixels by 8 pixels. These smilies -> are bigger than that. What's amazing is you can sort of make out what's going on. Click on the picture to be taken to the site, then scroll about halfway down - you'll find a Quicktime movie clip you can watch.
And we've done a little housekeeping. Both the Episode Transcripts and Frame Grabs section were organized in broadcast order. Now you have a choice of that or production order. Wheeee.
Comic-Con 2007 - Futurama Returns!
Posted on July 10, 2007 by Tim
|Great News Everyone! Comic-Con 2007 is coming to San Diego July 26 through 29 and on the schedule are a handful of Futurama-related panels being featured but the first and foremost, The Main Feature: Saturday 3:30-4:30 Futurama — Matt Groening is proud to announce the long-awaited return of the animated sci-fi comedy classic Futurama! Matt and executive producer David X. Cohen will be on the dais, accompanied by writer Ken Keeler, animation directors Peter Avanzino and Dwayne Carey-Hill , and for the first time together on stage in any universe, actors Billy West (Fry), Katey Sagal (Leela), John DiMaggio ( Bender), and Maurice LaMarche (Kif Kroker)! The cast and crew will entertain your questions and present a sneak peek at Bender's Big Score! in glorious wide-screen format! Moderated by Bill Morrison. Ballroom 20. |
I'd say that confirms all the rumors. There are several other sessions of interest to Futurama fans that space precludes me from posting here, but a quick perusal of the schedules will quickly find them.
But wait, there's more! Bongo Comics will be handing out a free, 16-page Futurama comic at their booth during the Con. There's a picture of the cover and a summary of the event here.
Thanks to Officer 1BDI for submitting this and to i_c_weiner from PEEL for actually hunting the info down and bringing it to everyone else's attention.
I wonder if it is portentous that FM/TLZ's birthday comes right in the middle of that?
Just call me Captain Video
Posted on July 8, 2007 by Tim
| Because today we have a couple of movin' pictures. We'll do the easy one first - it's the Futurama title sequence all crammed into an Animated Gif from Will. I call this the easy one 'cause it only took one person on one computer to put it up. But it's great 'cause we haven't had any new Animated Gifs in a long time. Thanks, Will. |
Now for the hard one - hard 'cause it took two people on two different continents using 4 different computers, all with different OS', to tame this one. But never fear, neither rain, nor snow, nor incomprehensible video standards will deter your Futurama Madhouse team from delivering the goods - after all, our crew is expendable, your fan submission isn't. Ok, enough rambling, let's get down to business: Futurama_Freak1 has put together this two and a half minute clip called Futurama 300 Trailer by taking the sound track from the 300 movie trailer and setting it to Futurama video clips. It's pretty weird watching the 'rama characters speaking with different voices, but it's really well done. Check it out. (thanx to Graham for helping out with this one )
Coming soon - a whole different kind of Futurama video experience. And there's only 19 more days until FM/TLZ's 8th birthday and we're still taking Happy Birthday Fan Art so beat the rush and submit early and often.
Where no genre has gone before?
Posted on July 5, 2007 by Tim
|Ok, so maybe that isn't totally true as a casual perusal of the Fan Art section will quickly prove, but be that as it may, we have several more of Jake vanDong's Futurama-Simpsons character fusions, culminating in this nice domestic scene. Crossing Lisa Simpson with Zapp Brannagan just seems right somehow. |
And another genre transcending contribution comes from 2Thirteen (who calls hisself "Anime King Of Boston") with this hip-hop tribute to the 2nd coming of the almighty futurama called Back to the Futurama. It's in the Sound Clips section. Check it out - it's pretty cool.
And then there is this note from TheCyberZon which I just had to share, since I about fell out of my chair laughing:
"GOOD NEWS EVERYONE. I talked with Billy West (voice of Fry, Zoidberg, Professor Farnsworth, and the rest) at a Dallas Comic Book Convention this past Saturday and he confirms that new Futurama programs have been made for DVD release which will then be shown on Comedy Central sometime in 2008. Finally Futurama will get the 2nd chance it deserves which Fox undeservedly gave to Family Guy.
Also, the May 11 edition of Entertainment Weekly recently named the top 25 Sci-Fi TV shows and movies of the past 25 years. Futurama made #21 along with such quality work as The 1st Matrix movie, Star Trek The Next Generation TV series, the Alien movie series, Dr. Who, and the animated Star Wars Clone Wars series. Not bad for a TV show that Focks (<--not a typo) mistreated and gave up for dead. Let the Space Pope ring the church bells!!! Futurama will live again!!! In your face Focks!! Choke on your Family Gay, American Dud, and whatever else that untalented hack Seth Mcfarland throws at you. My theory is that Seth Mcfarland has naked pictures of Rupert Murdock with his mistress and blackmails Focks into showing whatever piece of crap TV show he comes up with, But more important, Futurama will live again!!!!!! HAZZAH!!!!!!!!!!"
The above is the opinion of TheCyberZon and does not necessarily represent the opinion of the staff of Futurama-Madhouse, but it might, more or less, kinda sorta. See the June 17 and 18 news updates for more wild rumors on the DVD release.
'till next time, keep those cards and letters and fan submissions coming.
We haven't seen any of those in a while ...
Posted on July 1, 2007 by Tim
| ... by which I mean Fan's Comics (you did know we had a fan comics section didn't you?). Yes, here's a brand new comic by Typical which he very cleverly calls A Futurama Comic. The first three pages are up, so go read it and then bombard him with e-mail demanding the rest of it so we can see what happens. |
Another thing we haven't seen in a while is any Futurama-Simpsons character fusions from Jake VanDong. Well Good News Everyone, he's back with this Marge + Leela hybrid. He's also got one of Fry + Bender, which results in a Frystein, or a Frankenbender, or something. Check 'em out in the Fan Art section.
And coming soon a new fan video. You did know we have a fan videos section didn't you? If not, you need to explore all of those buttons over there on the left side of your screen. There's gold in them there hills as my great granny used to say (God rest her zombie bones).
And I can't let this one go by with out mentioning that it's T-27 days until FM/TLZ's 8th birthday and I'm still waiting on happy birthday fanart from some of you so sharpen your crayons and get busy.