A New Voice For “Futurama”?

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Next year will mark the return of THE best show ever.  Futurama.  But there’s a possibility that a major fiasco will accompany the show’s return.  Through lots of professional sleuthing, and a few unlawful acts, I have discovered some Earth-shattering news involving Futurama.  It seems Fry, Leela, Bender, and the lot will go through puberty making their voices different.  They might even start getting hair in strange places.  Here’s a bit from THR:

“When the “Futurama” characters come back for new episodes on Comedy Central in mid-2010, they may sound different.  That is because producing studio 20th TV is proceeding with auditioning new actors for the roles after failing to reach an agreement with the original voice cast: John DiMaggio, Maurice LaMarche, Billy West, Tress MacNeille and Katey Sagal.

“We love the ‘Futurama‘ voice performers and absolutely wanted to use them, but unfortunately, we could not meet their salary demands,” the studio said in a statement Friday. “While replacing these talented actors will be difficult, the show must go on.”

It it perfectly reasonable for them to want a few extra bucks in their beer funds.  After all, who wouldn’t?  If this does go down, I’m quite positive there will be a nation wide boycot of the show.  Myself included.  Times are tough, damn it.  Just fork over the cabage that they truly deserve, and keep Futurama awesome.  It’s the smart thing to do.

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3 Responses to A New Voice For “Futurama”?

  1. Justin says:

    Amy looks like Dora the Explorer in that pic, haha. But seriously, there comes a time when the only logical choice is to spend the extra money. Now I know it’s not really up to the studio because their budget cap isn’t something they can easily just raise/lower at a whim. They have to rely on their publishing partner(s), grants, donations, personal expenditure and so forth. In the end, there’s just not enough money they can get their hands on to do all the things they wanted to. But we can always hope that some miraculous event occurs and we over time after a new season or two see the return of some of those VA’s. In a sense, the only way the series may be able to see new light would be to trust in them to do the ‘right thing” if we entrust them with our viewing capabilities. I will do my part, even should it be blatantly terrible from the get-go. And remember to at least give the new VA’s a chance… the first few episodes will be a warm up so to speak, and will definitely need to find their groove to make the characters they voice truly their own.

  2. defender669 says:

    to end any confusion, that pic is just something I found on the internets. As far as I know, the animation will still be the same.

  3. Kyle says:

    Good thing they ended up signing the original cast in the end

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