TZ @ SDCC: "Futurama" DTV Notes (Updated)
Toon Zone News’ Matt Hazuda is reporting on-site from San Diego Comic-Con 2007 and brings us the following details from the panel for Futurama. The four upcoming direct to video (DTV) movies were discussed, along with some of the tradeoffs. While they will be able to push the content a little further, budget cuts have forced the elimination of the live orchestra and some of the writers salaries. All the writers that do remain however are veteran writers who previously worked on the series. A trailer was also screened for the first DTV, Bender’s Big Score.
Correction: A high definition release is not currently in the works. The DTV movies are being filmed in high defintion, but they will be released on standard DVDs.
[Source: Matt Hazuda live from San Diego Comic-Con 2007]
(Last Updated July 28, 2007, 4:45pm Pacific Time: Corrected high definition information.)