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futurama en la comic-con 2012
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|Good news everybody. On top of the incredibly talented voice cast that includes Billy West (Fry, Zoidberg, Professor Farnsworth, Zapp Brannigan), Katey Sagal (Leela), John DiMaggio (Bender), and Maurice LaMarche (Kif Kroker, Calculon, Morbo), the panel also includes creator/executive producer Matt Groening and executive producer David X. Cohen.
12:00 p.m. Okay. So maybe a few minutes after 12? No one's hit the stage yet, but an amazing cosplay Bender is walking the aisles. Bite my shiny metal...
12:05 "Attention Bob's Burgers fans! You're in the wrong room! Futurama fans! Prepare to watch 8 minutes of never before seen footage! It opens with the handmade title-sequence and a visit to Oktoberfest which is much different in the future. Be back after the screening.
12:14 Bill Morrison is our Roboterator and he gets to including the panel. An unexpected change, no Leela but Amy is here! Lauren Tom! The voice cast induces the upcoming episodes airing this summer. Amy Wong introduces next week. Bender is going fox hunting with Patrick Stewart! The Don Bot introduces a ep where he's going after Zoidberg for stealing his hard stolen money! Farnsworth comes to tell us that his parents are still alive, Bender... "Oh, your God."
12:18 They throw right to fan questions! Was Fry's journey always planned? Verrone (a writer) says no, they make it up as they go along. Groening interrupts saying we have a plan! Cohen corrects, 'had' a plan. Groening apologizes to Verrone. No plans.
12:20 A 'stoner' fan asks how long the characters take to draw and one of the series' directors, Steven Sandoval, says that it depends on the character and that Amy is the hardest. They then tell the questioner to enjoy the drugs.
12:22 A true Comic-Con question is asked next. A 'nerd' wonders about a time-travel inconsistency in the third episode of the season and Cohen says Verrone must explain his mistake. Verrone tries to explain the time travel paradox. Then adds 'deal with it.'
12:25 Zoidberg cosplayer asks if Zoid is ever going to get some action. DiMaggio turns it on the fan and asked if he's going to get any action with that outfit. In a episode coming next year (the second half of the season) Zoidberg will meet a woman who cannot smell anything which is the perfect mate for our smelly crustacean. The cast is answering the questions in many different voices. It's awesome.
12:27 They don't get much hate-mail. Mostly just fan art. Some great and some kind of sad. Futurama fans are 'not haters.' Speaking of the fans, Cohen asks any people dressed as characters to line up at the side for a contest. While they line up, Cohen brings up the 'Not Sure If' meme and has Billy West read a few in person. He's got a bunch of giant cards to actually look like the memes.
12:30 Another drawing competition! Last year Groening went up against one of the staff artists and won (unfairly if you ask me) and this year he's going head to head with Sandoval. 3 minutes of drawing commentated by West and DiMaggio. Groening grabs a head start.
12:33 Sandoval draws at a snail's pace (too much time on Leela's boobs) while the creator is on drawing number four (adding price tags to all). DiMaggio pulls out a Tracy Morgan impression. Groening turns from Futurama to some classic Disney cartoons like Mickey. Sandoval does a great drawing of Leela and Groening reveals a polished drawing at the back of the flip board at the last second for the win! Nope! Bender calls him out as a cheater and strips his title.
12:36 They take a brief moment of bring up Groening's amazing first comic strip Love is Hell and then he is awarded the 2012 Icon Award from SDCC! Well. Deserved! Of course, he goes and shakes it in Sandoval's face.
12:39 Time for the cosplay fashion show! Tons of great outfits. The voice actors compliment the effort in their character's voices. There's a Sal! A bunch of Brain Slugs. The aforementioned Bender and Zoidberg. And the winner is... Zoidberg! The cosplayer does a great physical impersonation with West chiming in with "why not Zoidberg?"
12:41 The prizes are fan-made (illegal merchandise) and all the cosplayers get a small token. The grand prize are the drawings that were done in competition. I want one! It turns out the final polished Leela was actually drawn by Bill Morrison.
12:44 They might have run out of prizes, Cohen says that Groening should give them his Icon Award. Closing out the panel, more footage! A sizzle reel from the upcoming season! A lot to look forward too, Robot Devil!
Fans were shown the first act of a brand new, never before seen episode “Fun on a Bun,” in which the Planet Express crew visits future Oktoberfest -- which, as it turns out, is pretty much the complete opposite of present-day Oktoberfest. Meanwhile, Bender and Fry hunted down preserved wooly mammoths for the event’s sausage competition.
Among the questions during the Q&A, one fan asked Sandoval, “How long does it take to draw a single character.” The artist thought for a moment before concluding, “About five minutes generally,” to which Cohen interjected, “You’re overpaid! I thought those took an hour.”
This provided a nice segue into a drawing contest between Groening and Sandoval. Each artist was given three minutes to draw as many Futurama-inspired sketches as they could. While Sandoval carefully rendered a drawing of Leela -- “Stop spending so much time on Leela’s boobs!” shouted DiMaggio -- Groening mad-dashed through paper, quickly sketching rough drawings of Fry, Bender, Mickey Mouse and whatever else came to mind. When Cohen called time, Groening coyly flipped the next page to a perfectly drawn Leela drawn backstage. The audience erupted in applause.
As you might expect, there were plenty of Futurama cosplayers in the crowd. The panel later held an impromptu costume contest, which featured multiple Frys, Benders and Leelas. The winner, though? “Why not Zoidberg?” The eager crustacean fan scuttled up to the front to claim his prize, the two Leela sketches from Groening and Sandoval.
Finally, Groening was presented with Comic-Con’s 2012 Icon Award. Said Groening, “Next to the Emmy, this is the most lethal award I’ve ever held!”
The first piece of footage we saw was from the upcoming episode “Fun on the Bun,” which sees the crew headed to Oktoberfest! However, the famed German holiday isn’t what it used to be, and has become a festival of extreme elegance rather than the rowdy rager Fry remembers. Bored, and looking for a drink, Fry swills of the beer spittoon, and causes enough of a drunk scene for Leela to break up with him! Wait, they were dating?
Meanwhile, Bender wants to get into the sausage-making competition against Elzar, but lacks anything original to his pork dish. What better solution then, than to find a long-frozen mammoth out in the frozen wastes to cook! Then, Fry manages to get caught in the sausage-making machine, while Bender looks on, and later inadvertently serves Fry sausage to Leela. After finding his hair and clothes on the bun, Leela screams in horror! Oh no!:
Upcoming episodes will see Amy in a skimpy butterfly costume, getting addicted to steroids, and hooking up with Fry in front of Kif! (More on this later.)
Bender will go fox-hunting with Patrick Stewart in “31st Century Fox,” before finding a small robot fox.
The Donbot will try to kill Zoidberg, for stealing eight million dollars!
Later, the crew will be shocked to discover that Professor Farnsworth’s parents are actually alive!
Originally, Chris Travers (the candidate from “Decision 3012”) was going to be revealed as having been born female, but the writers didn’t think that people were ready for a trans-gendered time-traveling presidential Candidate.
Zoidberg will be getting some action next year, with a woman who has no sense of smell!
Great stuff for those present at the panel, including a costume contest, Billy West reading Fry Memes through a giant cutout, and Matt Groening winning the icon award!
Finally, we saw a sizzle reel of the remaining episodes this season, where we saw such things as Zoidberg spending the Donbot’s money in luxurious ways, Leela and Amy bulking up as part of their steroid-induced training for the butterfly sport (and bullying everyone), and what seemed to be the whole crew transformed into sea creatures! We also saw Hermes being re-built as a robot, Fry becoming feral, and Fry trying to overhear a secret between Bender and Hermes (ignoring Amy and Leela in the shower in need of a rubdown.)
Keep watching ‘Futurama’ on Comedy Central, and keep it here for all the latest on the new season!