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‘Futurama’ hits DVD, but show comes to close
Matt Groening is a proud papa. The Simpsons just celebrated its 300th episode, but he’s especially pleased to see his other animated child, Futurama, get its day in the sun.
A first-season DVD will be out March 25 and a few fresh episodes remain to run on Fox, even though the sci-fi satire has ended production.
As The Simpsons heads toward its 15th season, Futurama faces early retirement because of inconsistent scheduling and, Groening says, a lack of promotion. The Emmy-winning Futurama, which premiered in 1999, follows Fry (Billy West), a pizza-delivery guy who gets frozen and thaws out 1,000 years later. He goes to work for a futuristic delivery service, joining Leela (Katey Sagal), a one-eyed alien, and Bender (John DiMaggio), a robot with human frailties.
The Fox Home Entertainment DVD includes commentary on the first 13 episodes by Groening, executive producer David X. Cohen, West and DiMaggio.
“They’re wild parties, these commentaries,” Groening says. “Billy and John sing along with the theme and make up their own lyrics and talk in their characters’ voices.”
Groening says the last of Futurama’s 72 episodes will provide some closure, but he wishes the show could have continued: “We had so many more stories we were eager to tell.”
He won’t make comparisons between his animated progeny, except for one nod to Futurama: “It’s definitely better animated.”