It’s already been almost three years now since the last new episode of Futurama aired—not counting the crossover with The Simpsons a couple of years back—and Netflix and other potential new homes still haven’t given the people what they want by reviving it once again.
And so, for now, we’re left watching what fans of the animated comedy come up with in tribute to the show, such as that 3D test shot. The latest is a trailer for a live-action Futurama fan film called Fan-O-Rama from Cinema Relics that will either impress you or maybe freak you out a bit. You can find out more about it and watch the video below.
In the year 2014 one man, Dan Lanigan, in addition to other men, and some women, set out on a quest to become the first person in his family to create a live-action Futurama fan film. He is now regarded by most of his immediate kin as the foremost authority on the subject. This is his story.
Of course, he was far too lazy to do it alone. Dan sought out the greatest mind/ego of his age, Martin Moonwalker Meunier to help him invent new technologies, techniques, and recipes to bring the visual realism sorely lacking in the cartoon. He signed on the attractive Kody Frederick to star, help write and produce, as well as add the sex-appeal sorely lacking in the cartoon. He engaged his niece, Katie Lanigan, to act, help produce, and add the nepotism sorely lacking in the cartoon. He activated the legendary Garzatron, a synthetic being capable of carrying on 16 conversations at once with himself, to help design and build stuff. Adam Cook was raised from the dead in accordance with ancient Swedish prophecy to help produce. Dan secured the musical genius, Eric Diaz, a talented singer-songwriter, to make costumes. He brought aboard Andy Klimczak so he wouldn’t be the only fat guy on set. He also acted and helped write.
With the team in place, he was ready to make history: future history.
As you’ll see in the trailer, a ton of work was put into bringing the cartoon to life. It’s impressive stuff. On the other hand, when you hear the characters speak you’re reminded just how crucial the original voice actors are. They’re just as much a part of the characters as their appearance. Watching this you might just find yourself thinking it looks like a big budget porn parody. And while Professor Farnsworth looks solid enough, perhaps they should have reached out to Frank Ippolito. Other than that, it’s a fun watch for fans!
Whether they actually plan on trying to make a full-length live-action fan film or not is unclear, but for now here’s the trailer.