Futurama is an American animated science fiction sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series follows the adventures of a late-20th-century New York City pizza delivery boy, Philip J. Fry, who, after being unwittingly cryogenically frozen for one thousand years, finds employment at Planet Express, an interplanetary delivery company in the retro-futuristic 31st century. The series was envisioned by Groening in the mid-1990s while working on The Simpsons; he later brought David X. Cohen aboard to develop storylines and characters to pitch the show to Fox.
In the United States, the series aired on Fox from March 28, 1999, to August 10, 2003, before ceasing production. Futurama also aired in reruns on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim from 2003 to 2007, until the network's contract expired. It was revived on November 27, 2007 as four direct-to-video films; the last of which was released on February 24, 2009. Comedy Central entered into an agreement with 20th Century Fox Television to syndicate the existing episodes and air the films as 16 new, half-hour episodes, constituting a fifth season.
In June 2009, producing studio 20th Century Fox announced that Comedy Central had picked up the show for 26 new half-hour episodes, which began airing on June 24, 2010. The show was renewed for a seventh season, with the first half airing in June 2012 and the second set for mid-2013. It was later revealed that the seventh season would be the final season, as Comedy Central announced that they would not be commissioning any further episodes. The series finale aired on September 4, 2013.
PhantomStrider adores this show and loves its innovation on its setting and its memorable characters. His favorite character is Bender is because while Bender is often self-centered, he's still kept funny and likable.
Lists Strider Includes FuturamaEdit
- He made Best Futurama Episodes, which shows his absolute favorite episodes of the show (March 7, 2014).
- He made Worst Futurama Episodes, which shows his personal least favorite episodes of the show (December 21, 2014).
- It made it to Top 10 Cartoons That Need Sequels at #8 (December 7, 2016).
- It made it to Best American Cartoons at #3 (December 25, 2016).