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I am a huge Simpsons fan, well...seasons 1-10 anyways, recently I must confess I have been worried that the movie will be a bust but this trailer has filled me with hope, I found it quite funny...

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-O7Nteshv4

fingers crossed for this one- they've got all the original writers back and have obviously been focusing on this for a while... I'm really looking forward to this film.

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i like how they have homer and bart jumping the gorge again...if the movie is just tying up loose ends of the series then it will be the best movie of all time!...but seeing as how this trailer is so good i still worry that they have shown us all the best jokes already but i guess i'll just have to wait and see...

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strange because I heard that after the movie they will announce no further episodes.....also, pumped about the new Transformers movie, but seeing as I was a huge fan of the 1st one, I hope this hasn't gone too Hollywood

Scott

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from what I've read there are no plans to stop the series (which isn't necessarily a good thing IMO), and there may be more films too... and the possibility of a spin off called "springfield stories" which would be more about the other characters with the simpsons in it occaisionally.

also, 4 direct to dvd futurama films are to be made/released, and subsequently split into episodes to form a new season (quite how that will work, I have no idea).

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from what I've read there are no plans to stop the series (which isn't necessarily a good thing IMO), and there may be more films too... and the possibility of a spin off called "springfield stories" which would be more about the other characters with the simpsons in it occaisionally.

also, 4 direct to dvd futurama films are to be made/released, and subsequently split into episodes to form a new season (quite how that will work, I have no idea).

well thats what the family guy movie did, the "movie" was just a few episodes slapped together as one...i dislike family guy though...futurama is hilarious i think, it was a lot better than the simpsons newer seasons thats for sure

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I never understood the popularity of the Simpsons, but I realize that I am in the minority on that one.

Of course, I never understood the popularity of Baywatch in Europe (in the States, it was a joke during its entire run).

I loved the Beavis and Butthead series, but the movie that they made at the end was dreadful. Probably killed it off for good.

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Never ever ever put the Simpsons in the same post as Baywatch (oops I just did it!)

Conversely I never got into Beavis and Butthead but, for me, 'The Simpsons' is head and shoulders above every cartoon of the past 15 years (and to be honest head and shoulders above most TV programmes full stop)

All time cartoons that could challenge The Simpsons...hmmm, speaking from a child's perspective I would put Mr Benn, Bagpuss and Bod in contention with it.

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Never ever ever put the Simpsons in the same post as Baywatch (oops I just did it!)

Conversely I never got into Beavis and Butthead but, for me, 'The Simpsons' is head and shoulders above every cartoon of the past 15 years (and to be honest head and shoulders above most TV programmes full stop)

All time cartoons that could challenge The Simpsons...hmmm, speaking from a child's perspective I would put Mr Benn, Bagpuss and Bod in contention with it.

In my oppinion there's not one cartoon that can compete with The Simpsons but there are a few who might become as good over the long run.

Family Guy and why not Futurama (depends on how many more seasons they'll make)?

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For me Futurama's biggest failing is that there is only one or two genuinely funny characters and therefore there is too much focus on them getting the laughs. The Simpsons has developed a whole array of characters which, in any one episode, can be the focus point of the story and it rarely means a deterioration i the quality of the show.

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Mention classic cartoons and for me, the one that springs to mind immediately is "Top Cat". But then there were only ever two series made. Loved it when I was a nipper, and might well consider buying the series on DVD set one of these days.

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For me Futurama's biggest failing is that there is only one or two genuinely funny characters and therefore there is too much focus on them getting the laughs. The Simpsons has developed a whole array of characters which, in any one episode, can be the focus point of the story and it rarely means a deterioration i the quality of the show.

True, true. But did The Simpsons really develop the characters in the first seasons?

Futurama only excisted for about 5 seasons and who knows, we might get more character developement in the future?

Fry and Bender will of course be the main characters forever and they will have most time I guess but I think the other characters will get more space too. Leela has already gotten some time on her own and I would think Zoidberg and Amy will get more time too. And the professor too I guess.

I'm really looking forward to the new episodes of Futurama.

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The only real 'error' The Simpsons made early on was focusing too much on Bart as the central character and those early episodes came across as more of a cartoon for kids (for me anyway) - once the focus was moved more toward Homer as the character that everything else circulated around the show improved dramatically. That didn't take anything like as long as 5 series and I think Futurama has been too slow in developing.

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The only real 'error' The Simpsons made early on was focusing too much on Bart as the central character and those early episodes came across as more of a cartoon for kids (for me anyway) - once the focus was moved more toward Homer as the character that everything else circulated around the show improved dramatically. That didn't take anything like as long as 5 series and I think Futurama has been too slow in developing.

Moving from Bart to Homer as the central character was vital for the show in my oppinion. But do they really need to do it in Futurama. Fry is the main character with Bender as the sidekick. I can't think of anyone else more suited as the central character.

I wouldn't mind them shifting the attention between the different characters from time to time so that even Amy could get a few episodes. But essentialy I feel they should keep the focus on Fry.

We still get enough side stories by the other characters. Mostly Bender of course, but also some of the others. Leelas romance with Zap Brannigan for example.

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Well for me bender is the memorable character in Futurama however he isn't a big enough character to focus on to the extene tthat Homer is and I am not suggesting that they should do that in Futurama.

I guess my point is that there is a wealth of characters in The Simpsons that provide a lot of support laughs which basically means there is little risk of stories and jokes becoming a bit repetitive which is where I think Futurama falls down.

(I can't believe I am having an indepth comparison between two cartoons)

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I had forgotten all about Fritz - my brother and I had a copy of it when we were about 10 years old and we thought we were bad bad boys for watching it without our parents knowing

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