Futurama-Volume 1

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Futurama broke new ground with its animation style, using 3-D intercut with hand-drawn animation to create a rich visual world. That world isn't populated with as big a cast of characters as the Simpsons (also created by Matt Groening), but it has the same high quality and irreverent humor. The DVD set is very similar to the Simpsons, also: quality transfers, group commentaries, a few deleted scenes, but not much else. The commentaries do a good job of cluing you in to some of the secrets and side jokes. All in all, a very worthy addition to any geek's collection.

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Great set for fans!

by Derek on 8/22/2003

Futurama broke new ground with its animation style, using 3-D intercut with hand-drawn animation to create a rich visual world. That world isn't populated with as big a cast of characters as the Simpsons (also created by Matt Groening), but it has the same high quality and irreverent humor. The DVD set is very similar to the Simpsons, also: quality transfers, group commentaries, a few deleted scenes, but not much else. The commentaries do a good job of cluing you in to some of the secrets and side jokes. All in all, a very worthy addition to any geek's collection. Read More

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Never should have been canceled!

by M. Salsbury on 1/27/2005

If you never watched Futurama when it aired on Fox, you missed out. Fortunately, you can now pick it up on DVD! This first season introduces the main characters and pokes fun at a lot of different things: the new millennium, television, science fiction, the 20th century, and everyday life in America. Although some of the later seasons are a bit funnier, you need to watch this one to enjoy all the joking and character rivalry you see later on. The voice acting is superb, the humor often over the top, and the animation skillfully mixes 2D and 3D elements. By and large, it's one of the most enjoyable television experiences I've ever had. Read More

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Product Overview

Clear some space in your DVD collection for Futurama, out-of-this-world sci-fi spoof from the Simpsons creator Matt Groening. Loaded with a galaxy of outrageous extras, this 3-disc set includes the show's first 13 episodes in their entirety, so you can get in on the future...and the fun...from the beginning!

Specifications

Studio Foxvideo
SKU 40216712
UPC 024543069447
UPC 14 00024543069447
Format DVD
Rating NR
Keywords
Aliens
Animation
Future/Futuristic Worlds
Robots/Cyborgs
Science Fiction
Science-Fiction
Sitcoms
Television Shows
Editors Note
Note After a decade spent with one of television's most important and consistently hilarious families, THE SIMPSONS, cartoonist Matt Groening branched out with this animated science-fiction comedy series. Set in the year 3000 or Y3K, FUTURAMA follows the delivery routes of Phillip Fry, a pizza boy who has awakened 1000 years into the future. He joins the crew of Planet Express Corporation which includes a beautiful cyclops named Leela, a substance-abusing robot named Bender B. Rodriguez, and the brilliant yet bumbling Dr. Farnsworth. This collection contains 13 episodes from the series.
Reviews
Entertainment Weekly "...Wary sci-fi phobes should rest assured that underneath the hovercrafts lies pure Simpsonian satire..." 04/04/2003 p.84
Cast & Crew
Matt Groening - Created By
David Cohen - Developed By
Jeff Lynch - Director
Peter Avanzino - Director
Kevin O'Brien - Director
Ron Hughart - Director
Mark Ervin - Director
Susie Dietter - Director
Bret Haaland - Director
Brian Sheesley - Director
Carlos Baeza - Director
Chris Sauve - Director
David Cohen - Executive Producer
Christopher Tyng - Original Music
J. Stewart Burns - Producer
Serban Cristescu - Production Designer
Billy West - Voice Of
Lauren Tom - Voice Of
Phil La Marr - Voice Of
Katey Segal - Voice Of
John Di Maggio - Voice Of
Justin Adler - Writer
David Goodman - Writer
J. Stewart Burns - Writer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1999
Catalog ID 2259389
UPC 00024543069447
Number of Discs 3
Running Time 299 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
2.35:1
Awards
Emmy (1999) Matt Groening et. al., Winner, Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming Less Than One Hour)
Reviews
ReviewSource DVD Movie Guide
Review While other programs like Beavis and Butt-Head, Ren and Stimpy and King of the Hill rode the wave of TV animation popularity created by The Simpsons in the early Nineties, the folks behind that series took a while to try something different. But attempt something new they did. Back in 1999, we got a new series unrelated to The Simpsons. Futurama bears a lot of similarities with its older counterpart. The art retains the look of Matt Groening's drawings, and the comedic tone and style seem close between the two shows. However, Futurama was never just a Simpsons wannabe, as it created its own identity. Pound for pound, Futurama's provided better material over its run. The Simpsons remains the superior series overall, but during the four years in which they've gone head to head, Futurama boasts somewhat stronger work.
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Reviewer Colin Jacobson
ReviewRating 8
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Same great humor as The Simpsons...but in the Futu by mwallin88 on May 25, 2007


Never should have been canceled! by M. Salsbury on Jan 27, 2005


Great set for fans! by Derek on Aug 22, 2003

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