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Re: Futurama returns? by Ellerd on 26 January 2006 5:19am
 
Four Futurama movies!? "Good news everyone!"

Lexx - I like Futurama better than newer Simpsons episodes, if only because the Simpsons writers are running out of ideas. But you can't beat classic Simpsons episodes! - pre 1998.
 
Re: Futurama returns? by sighthound on 26 January 2006 10:21pm
 
Doesn't surprise me that the Simpson writers are running out of ideas - they've been writing it since 1987 when it was part of the Tracey Ullman Show. (Wonder what kind of 20th anniversary celebrations there will be next year? )

James L Brooks deserves incredibly enormous accolades from the animation industry for insisting on GOOD writers for animation; it changed the face of the industry (temporarily, I fear.) The classification for writers in the animation union (absolutely dreadful union, BTW) calls them, not writers, but "gag men" - sort of sums up how writing has always been held in such ill repute in the animation industry. And the industry still frequently falls back on the "anyone can write animation" myth. Nickelodeon, after resisting unionization for years, willingly signed with the animation union when it looked like their writers were going to be recognized by the WGA (Writers' Guild of America - good union) which would mean that Nick/Viacom would have had to (heaven forbid!) pay residuals. And the quality of writing on Nick shows instantly plummeted.
 
Re: Futurama returns? by Ellerd on 27 January 2006 10:50am
 
They're making a Simpsons movie, due out in 2008. Do you think that should mark the end of the series?
 
Re: Futurama returns? by sighthound on 28 January 2006 6:17am
 
Must check this out. Been deliberately ignoring my animation contacts so where did you hear about a Simpsons movie?
 
Re: Futurama returns? by Ellerd on 30 January 2006 8:15am
 
"Must check this out. Been deliberately ignoring my animation contacts so where did you hear about a Simpsons movie?"

The Internet Movie Database has an entry for the Simpsons 2008 movie. It's a user-contributes site, so it may not be entirely accurate. I googled "Simpsons movie" and got plenty of hits from a variety of other sources.

Matt Groening has said a Simpsons movie would be produced somewhere down the line.
 
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