Back to the Futurama
Cartoonist Matt Groening confirmed the rumor the upcoming release of four brand new direct-to-DVD 90 minute movies based upon his popular Futurama teevee series. The entire original cast will be returning, including Katey Sagal, Billy West, John Di Maggio and Maurice LaMarche, and the original animators and animation house have also returned for the effort.
The videos will be released starting later this year and will each be sliced into standard-length teevee episodes for broadcast on Comedy Central, to be aired in 2008. There is a possibility that the show’s original broadcast outlet, the Fox Network, might air these shows as well.
Guest-stars abound in these D2DVDs, with Sarah Silverman and Al Gore already signed for speaking roles. Each DVD will also include the usual bulk of bells and whistles.