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.