The onion did an interview with all time Fox loverboy Mike Judge (creator of Beavis and Butthead and King of the hill):
There you have it, us futurama nerds were pissed off about the title and they listened. Read the full article here.
O: You mentioned that you're working on a movie now. Is that 3001?
MJ: Yeah, although I'm not going to call it that. It's set more like 400 years in the future. There have been so many movies about people being frozen and waking up in the future. This is mine. Apparently, a bunch of Futurama nerds are pissed off, because that's the year in which that show is set. You know, neither of us invented guys getting frozen and waking up in the future. But I didn't mean to set it in 3001 anyway that was just a placeholder title.