Comedy Central will be airing the next Futurama direct-to-video movie, The Beast with a Billion Backs, on Sunday, October 19, 2008, at 8:00 PM (presumed Eastern). The feature picks up after Futurama: Bender’s Big Score, with a rip in the space-time continuum eventually disgorging an enormous, multi-tentacled alien beast. (via TZ member jlaking)
Newsarama has interviewed David X. Cohen, executive producer of the newest Futurama direct-to-video movie The Beast with a Billion Backs. Cohen discusses how well the direct-to-videos have sold, why he thinks Futurama endures, what’s in store for the Leela/Fry relationship, and the nature of the direct-to-video animated movie market.
The news that Matt Groening’s lesser-known animated comedy Futurama would be returning for four direct-to-DVD movies was cause for celebration among the show’s many fans, all of whom were richly rewarded for their patience last year with the first movie, Bender’s Big Score (reviewed here and here at Toon Zone News). Unfortunately, the follow-up movie, […]
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has interviewed voice actor Billy West on his multiple roles in the newly released direct-to-video movie Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs. West discusses the latest plot twists in the on-going Leela/Fry relationship, the next two DTV Futurama movies, and his other upcoming projects.
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The next Futurama direct-to-video movie, The Beast with a Billion Backs, will be available at retailers on June 24, 2008. The movie will put Fry, Leela, Bender, and the rest of the crew at Planet Express in “a disturbing – yet sensuous – interplanetary love story” with a repulsive planet-sized creature. The DVD will be […]
The New York Times has FuturamaFuturama via the direct-to-DVD movie Bender’s Big Score (free registration required). The pair discuss how the DVD came to be after years of campaigning from the show staff and fans, how the economics of direct-to-DVD and the success of Futurama DVD boxed sets affected the decision, and how they exploited […]
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has interviewed director Dwayne Carey-Hill and producer Claudia Katz about the production of Bender’s Big Score, the direct-to-DVD movie that resurrects Futurama from its network cancellation two years ago. The pair discuss how the project came to fruition, the convoluted plotline of the story, their relationship with creator Matt Groening and the […]
I always enjoyed Futurama, but I never managed to get into the habit of watching it. I guess that means it’s all my damn fault it was canceled for disappointing ratings, so maybe this is an incredibly bad way to start off a review of the direct-to-video movie Futurama: Bender’s Big Score. I have ALWAYS […]
Animation producer and director Rich Moore of Rough Draft Studios is our guest on the latest episode of the Toon Zone Podcast. Interviewed by producer Karl Olson and Daily News editor Ian Lueck (Speedy Boris), Moore talks to us about his break into the business, the hardest scene to direct in The Simpsons Movie, and […]