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Futurama art brings Kif, Morbo and Lrrr into harsh reality [Futurama]

Last year, artist Jared Krichevsky released a harrowing "realistic" depiction of Dr. Zoidberg from Futurama with torn pants and a tentacled face, ready for mating season. Since then, he's been hard at work bringing even more Futurama favorites to life.

Comic-Con 2012: Futurama Panel Gets My Vote for Most Fun Panel of the Week

Okay so I just have to come out and say up front that I don’t watch Futurama, but after going to the panel they had at Comic-Con 2012, I may just have to change that. I can honestly say that I’ve never had so much fun or laughed so hard at a panel in my life. The reason I’ve never seen the show is that I’m not usually into animation. But the thing I didn’t realize about animation series is how much fun the people are who create them. This group of misfits..erm actors and creators, seemed to have the time of their lives up there on the stage. They answered questions in different voices, messed with each other on stage, gave silly answers to questions from the audience, cheered harder than anyone over the costume contest contestants and overall just had a grand old time. Read More...  

'Futurama' expands its Head-In-a-Jar Creator app to Android users

Good news, "Futurama" fans who are also Android users: The show's "Head-In-a-Jar Creator" app is coming to your mobile phones.Creator Matt Groening will officially announce the launch of the app during "Futurama Live!," the live-streamed post-show chat taking place after Wednesday's (July 11) episode (see here for details). The app has been available to iPhone users for a year, and it's expanding to the Android platform now.The app allows users to create their own heads in jars in the likeness of a human, robot or alien, and the new version also adds a Dr. Zoidberg-like Decapodian. (More examples below.) New backgrounds and added features are also available, and users can share their heads over social media.There's also a "Head Museum" feature whereby users can create custom exhibits of their Head creations and share them with friends. The free app also offers clips from the current season of "Futurama."Take a look at the app:...

'Futurama' live: Cast and EPs will answer fan questions in live stream

"Futurama" is doing its first ever live-stream chat later this month, and Matt Groening and Co. want you to be part of it.Groening, fellow executive producer David X. Cohen and cast members Billy West, John DiMaggio and Maurice LaMarche will take part in the half-hour chat on July 11, following the airing of that night's episode, "Zapp Dingbat." They'll talk about the episode (which features guest star George Takei), answer fan questions and preview the July 18 episode, "The Butterjunk Effect" along with other future installments. Additionally, West will offer live renditions of several Fry Memes, and fans can submit "Futurama"-related art that may be featured on the broadcast. You'll have a chance to win show-related swag too."Futurama Live!" will stream on Comedy Central's "Futurama" page, the show's Facebook page and Ustream. Fans can submit questions via Facebook, @ComedyCentral on Twitter or at Answerama, the show's page on the Sci-Fi & Fantasy Stack Exchange....

Futurama Season 7 Premiere “The Bots and the Bees; Farewell to Arms”

Futurama  Season 7  Premiere “The Bots and the Bees; Farewell to Arms” airs on Wednesday June 20 at 10:00PM on Comedy Central. Synopsis:  Missing the future? Well don’t worry because the 31st century zaniness continues  as Matt Groening and David X. Cohen’s brilliantly subversive animated sci-fi comedy, “Futurama,” returns with 13 all-new half-hour episodes beginning tonight at 10:00 p.m. on COMEDY CENTRAL. The all-comedy channel is kicking off the new season of “Futurama” in style with two new episodes airing back-to-back – “The Bots and the Bees” featuring guest star Wanda Sykes at 10:00PM followed by “Farewell to Arms” at 10:30PM. Read More...  

'Futurama' Season 7: Matt Groening teases an election, Fry and Leela and more

"Futurama" returns to Comedy Central in just a few weeks, and creator Matt Groening says fans can look forward to continued development in Fry and Leela's relationship, the return of guest voice George Takei and, according to him, the limb-losingest season yet."I guess what's different this summer is Fry and Leela's relationship is progressing, and people who care about that will be delighted," Groening tells Zap2it. "And the animators at Rough Draft have once again made it their missions to outdo themselves. They just love doing the show -- they have such a good time. ... With a very skimpy budget and tight time schedule, they continue to amaze us."The season opens June 20 with back-to-back episodes. The first finds Bender the father to a robot baby (complete with explanation of how that works), and the second plays with the idea of the Mayan calendar predicting the end of the world in 2012. In "Futurama's"...

Emmys 2011: 'Boardwalk Empire' dominance, 'Futurama' and other Creative Arts surprises

It's always fun to look at the Creative Arts Emmy winners to see if they hold any predictors of what might happen at the primetime Emmy ceremony. This year's Creative Arts ceremony, just over one week before the primetime awards are given out, is no exception, given some of the surprises that we saw Saturday (Sept. 10).Whether these are any indication of what might happen next Sunday is anybody's guess. But it's sure as heck fun to speculate, right?"Boardwalk Empire" dominates: It wasn't a big stretch to think that the academy voters were going to fall in love with "Boardwalk Empire." It's a sweeping period piece shot on an epic scale, with the pedigree of both Martin Scorsese and Terence Winter behind it. But given the love the academy has had for "Mad Men" during the last three years, it was a surprise to see "Boardwalk" dominate most of the technical awards for drama, including...

'Futurama' a la 'Steamboat Willie'?!

You’ve seen the  clip from the upcoming  Futurama  finale  where the gang spoofs Voltron and other classic anime cartoons, right? But have you seen the segment from later in the same episode that mocks 1920s ‘toons like “Steamboat Willie”? Of course you haven’t, because it hasn’t been released yet. But EW has a sneak peak below. Futurama’s “Reincarnation” episode (which also includes a segment done in the style of early 1980s videogames) airs Thursday, Sept. 8 on Comedy Central. Here’s your exclusive clip:

Futurama Preview: "Overclockwise"

Futurama's sixth season is sadly winding down. " Overclockwise " is another Bender-centric episode which sees the robotic character increase his processing power by so much that he becomes "god-like". It looks like robots will be taking over the world after all.  Due to his super intelligence,  Bender  is no longer willing to aid in his friends' problems. That petty stuff is beneath him, as you'll see in the clip below.

'Futurama's' Maurice LaMarche - One Of The Hardest Working Voices In Animation

If you've watched animation at all over the past two decades-plus, you know Maurice LaMarche. The veteran voice actor has lent his pipes to just about every major animated TV series over that spa...