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Futurama Animated Series

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What year is Futurama set in?


Who created Futurama?

Matt Groening

What type of animation is used in Futurama?


Who provided the voice of Doctor Zoidberg?

Lou Jacobi

What type of programming block did Futurama first air on after it was initially canceled?

Adult Swim

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  • Futurama is an animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company.

  • The show follows the adventures of the professional slacker Philip J. Fry, who is cryogenically preserved for 1000 years and revived on December 31, 2999.

  • Fry finds work at an interplanetary delivery company, working alongside the one-eyed Leela and robot Bender.

  • The series was envisioned by Groening in the mid-1990s while working on The Simpsons; he brought David X. Cohen aboard to develop storylines and characters to pitch the show to Fox.

  • Following its initial cancelation by Fox, Futurama began airing reruns on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim programming block, which lasted from 2003 to 2007.

  • It was revived in 2007 as four direct-to-video films, the last of which was released in early 2009.

  • Comedy Central entered into an agreement with 20th Century Fox Television to syndicate the existing episodes and air the films as 16 new, half-hour episodes, constituting a fifth season.

  • In June 2009, Comedy Central picked up the show for 26 new half-hour episodes, which began airing in 2010 and 2011.

  • The show was renewed for a seventh season, with the first half airing in 2012 and the second in 2013.

  • An audio-only episode featuring the original cast members was released in 2017 as an episode of The Nerdist Podcast.

  • On February 9, 2022, Hulu revived the series with a 20-episode order set to premiere in 2023.

  • Futurama received critical acclaim throughout its run and was nominated for 17 Annie Awards, winning nine, and 12 Emmy Awards, winning six. It was nominated four times for a Writers Guild of America Award, winning for the episodes "Godfellas" and "The Prisoner of Benda". It was nominated for a Nebula Award and received Environmental Media Awards for the episodes "The Problem with Popplers" and "The Futurama Holiday Spectacular".

  • Merchandise includes a tie-in comic book series, video games, calendars, clothes and figurines. In 2013, TV Guide ranked Futurama one of the top 60 Greatest TV Cartoons of All Time.

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  • Numerous technological advances have been made between the present day and the 31st century.

  • Futurama is set in the year 3000

  • The technology in the show has progressed since the show's inception

  • The show is set in a world where the wheel is obsolete and hover cars are the norm

  • Religion is a prominent part of society in the show

  • The show has received critical acclaim

  • The show has been nominated for several awards

Futurama is set in the year 3000 and features advanced technology. The show is set in a world where the wheel is obsolete and hover cars are the norm. Religion is a prominent part of society in the show. The show has received critical acclaim. The show has been nominated for several awards.

  • The show was created by Matt Groening and David Cohen, who served as executive producers and showrunners.

  • The show is set in the future and follows the adventures of a group of characters.

  • The show is based on a pavilion at the 1939 New York World's Fair.

  • The show has a long production time and is written by a group of writers.

  • The voice of the main character, Fry, was based on the voice of Matt Groening's friend, Charlie Schlatter.

  • The voice of Doctor Zoidberg was based on the voice of Lou Jacobi and George Jessel.

  • The character of Zapp Brannigan was originally created and intended to be performed by Phil Hartman.

  • Hartman insisted on auditioning for the role, and "just nailed it" according to Groening.

  • West was given the role of Zapp Brannigan and performed an imitation of Hartman.

  • Leela was originally assigned to Nicole Sullivan, but she was not available so Sagal was cast.

  • Futurama is an animated sitcom about a futuristic world that is set in the year 3000.

  • The show is created by Matt Groening, who also created The Simpsons.

  • The show is set in the year 3000, and revolves around the adventures of a group of people in a futuristic world.

  • The show is produced by The Curiosity Company and 20th Century Fox Television, and is animated by Rough Draft Studios.

  • Rough Draft Studios often uses CGI for fast or complex shots, such as the movement of spaceships, explosions, nebulae, large crowds, and snow scenes.

  • The opening sequence is entirely rendered in CGI.

  • The CGI is rendered at 24 frames per second, which is faster than traditional hand-drawn animation.

Test your knowledge about the animated sitcom 'Futurama' created by Matt Groening. Explore the adventures of Philip J. Fry, Leela, and Bender in a futuristic world set in the year 3000.

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