CC Panel recap and interview
There is a bit of information about the story of the first movies, so if you do not want to know anything about it, skipt ahead to page 2, where you'll find an exlcusive interview with Rich Moore who was a Futurama director throughout the original run and did some supervising for the upcomming movies:Then they ran the clip, a five-minute collection of random footage from the first DVD movie, out on DVD November 27th (and the first of four to be released throughout 2008): Bender's Big Score!
RT: Will you be trying to capturing new fans with the Futurama movies?
RM: I think the idea is to capture new fans. The first one is a great science fiction story. It's got the Fry and Leela relationship. It's got lots of action. It's got lots of great Bender and Zoidberg moments. All the old regulars who have appeared have their own scenes. But it's very accessible to people who haven't watched a whole lot.
Comic-Con Futurama Panel
3:30-4:30 Futurama - Matt Groening is proud to announce the long-awaited return of the animated sci-fi comedy classic Futurama! Matt and executive producer David X. Cohen will be on the dais, accompanied by writer Ken Keeler, animation directors Peter Avanzino and Dwayne Carey- Hill, and for the first time together on stage in any universe, actors Billy West (Fry), Katey Sagal (Leela), John DiMaggio (Bender), and Maurice LaMarche (Kif Kroker)! The cast and crew will entertain your questions and present a sneak peek at Bender
Voicework on Futurama DVDs done
The tentative release date for the first movie is still around Christmas this year. Possibly the 4th of December.Among her most notable roles is that of Amy on Futurama, a role she will be reprising soon, as Futurama returns with four DVD movies, which will also be reformatted as 16 new episodes, to air on Comedy Central next year.
I asked Tom about her return to Futurama, and she told me "We just did sixteen episodes and we just recorded the last four, and that was a big tear-fest."