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Multiplatform Campaign for Futurama’s Seventh Season

Multiplatform Campaign for Futurama's Seventh Season

Comedy Central is preparing a huge multiplatform promotional campaign for the seventh season of the hit animated show Futurama, which will start airing on June 20, 10 PM. Their first campaign is the special Countdown to Futurama Facebook page, which went live yesterday and will continue for 50 days, providing fans with exclusive content that includes teaser clips, character designs, episode stills, storyboards, and more. The Facebook countdown was kicked off with a sneak peek clip from the season premiere episode, entitled “The Bots and the Bees”.

Comedy Central’s Futurama is more science than fiction, Discovery.com

Comedy Central's Futurama is more science than fiction, Discovery.com

Futurama has been tied to Fox, Comedy Central, the Simpsons, Matt Groening, the concept of cancellation and the concept of renewal during it’s span of the past decade or so. Now, the folks over at Discovery.com are trying to tie the popular animated series to relaity, claiming the sci-fi series might have a little more science than fiction to it. As Fry, Bender, Leela, and the rest of the Planet Express crew do their best to entertain us, Discovery also points out a number of ways in which the toon uses actual science, and reality-based scientific theory, including a Futurama Theorem, to connect to things that could actually happen. Maybe that doesn’t necessarily mean squid-faced people, but there is something to it! What parts of Futurama do you wish were real?

Fanimation: From Pixar to Richard Sargent robots asking where’s Wall-E

Fanimation: From Pixar to Richard Sargent robots asking where's Wall-E

Throughout the history of Hollywood, there’s been an incredible collection of robots. C-3PO and R2-D2 from Star Wars, Bender from Futurama, Rosie from the Jetsons, countless Tarnsformers and Go-Bots, etc. Hopewell Studio’s Richard Sargent, through a process that must have seemed bionic, actually sat down to draw a collage of nearly 200 bots, posing together in a classic group shot, and hiding one of animation’s favorite bots: Wall-E from the recent Disney and Pixar film. It’s a Where’s Wall-E game, just like the classic Where’s Waldo ones. Sure, it’s awesome to hunt for the little guy, but even more enjoyable just going through the entire project, looking for all the other robots you remember. In fact, there’s even a blank version so that you can number your guesses to see how many you can name. Give it a try!

Futurama season 6B on Comedy Central

Futurama season 6B on Comedy Central

Futurama returns tonight, with an all new seasons! Er… half season! Appropriately dubbed “season 6B”, thirteen episodes making up the second half of season 6 kicks of with the June 23rd debut on Comedy Central. The (half) season premiere is actually a back-to-back mini marathon! The first episode is Neutopia, where the crew crash-lands on an unknown world, with unknown creatures. The second episode, Benderama, features Bender creating a new generation of Benders, each one smaller than the last. Odd. And maybe a little creepy. But absolutely hysterical! Other season highlights will include the Robot Mafia, Law and Oracle, Reincarnation, and so many more hits. Be sure to TOON in to the debut tonight, and stick around all season for the rest!

Futurama returns to Comedy Central June 23rd

Futurama returns to Comedy Central June 23rd

On June 23rd, Futurama is back on the air. The second half of the sixth season is set to kick off on Comedy Central this Thursday, bringing the lives of Fry, Leela, Bender, Professor, Zoidberg, Hermes, Amy, Zapp, Kif, Nibbler, and all the rest of your sci-fi favorites back into your living room. Matt Groening’s often-revived series (a quasi spinoff of The Simpsons) made the transition from Fox to Comedy Central (with a few pit-stops at “off the air” in between) and has found a huge, loyal following at its new home. Not only will the remaining 13 episodes run from June through this summer, nicknamed “season 6B” but the network has picked up a seventh season of 26 episodes scheduled to air in 2012. So TOON in this Thursday at 10pm, and let the future times roll.

Breakthrough Animation preps Crash Canyon for Teletoon, Cartoon Network

Breakthrough Animation preps Crash Canyon for Teletoon, Cartoon Network

The Wendell family doesn’t usually do too much together; the parents work, the kids go out, etc. But this year, Norm (aka Dad) has planned a family vacation. He rents a van and a camper trailer, forces everyone inside, and the family sets off on a week of heavily-scheduled fun (this ever happen to you?). It’s not so bad looking at the various tourist attractions. And they could deal with the scenic vistas. But when Norm accidentally drives the van over a cliff, things get a bit more interesting. Two miles deep into this canyon, the Wendells emerge in a community of other family’s who ran into the same fate. Breakthrough Animation hopes this “LOST meets Survivor meets Malcom in the Middle” storyline brings in new fans to Teletoon when the animated series debuts sometime next year, with a goal of eventually reaching Cartoon Network in 2012. Check out the full write up, and let us know if this sounds like something you’d watch

Futurama returns as Comedy Central revives the Fox classic

Futurama returns as Comedy Central revives the Fox classic

Matt Groening is the well-known creator of the weller-known mega series, The Simpsons. For decades, Homer, Bart, Marge, Lisa, and Maggie have ruled Fox television, but for a brief period, they shared the spotlight with “sister series” Futurama, which followed the adventures of a 20th-century New York City pizza delivery boy, Philip J. Fry (Billy West), who was cryogenically frozen for a thousand years, then awakened in the 31st-century to a world of robots and aliens. Futurama ran from 1999 to 2003, later finding a popular home on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. After which, four straight-to-DVD films were created that performed so well, Comedy Central purchased the rights to air them on TV. After receiving rave reviews, Comedy Central decided to sign up for an entirely new season, reviving the Futurama series. Now, fans old and new, and all over the cosmos, can tune in regularly to check out 26 new episodes of Futurama every Thursday evening. You an old fan or new?

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