Futurama goes into live-action in occasionally unsettling AI fan-art


  • futurama The characters are getting a spooky live-action makeover in the form of AI fan art, but a live-action version of the show isn’t currently in the works.
  • The recent revival of futurama on Hulu proves the series still has a huge following, with Season 11 bringing back the original stars.
  • Actor John DiMaggio, the voice of Bender, almost didn’t return futurama due to a salary dispute, but ultimately prioritized the show’s success over his own claims.

The simpsons have been the subject of much AI fan art that imagines the Springfield family as “real” people. Now it’s the turn of another Matt Groening animated film that gets the live-action treatment of the characters futurama Become a bunch of pretty scary looking “real” residents.

While there are currently no plans for a live-action version of futurama, there is no telling what the future might bring in this regard. In the meantime, the collection of images has been shared by Instagram user superawesomeme gives everyone an idea of ​​what to expect should something like this happen. While there are some characters that come out well as live-action iterations, there are others that might suggest that the series is better left in the animation realm. You can check out the gallery in the post below.

futurama recently returned to screens after a hiatus, with season 11 proving that the show still has a huge following a decade after season 10 ended. The Hulu revival brought back many of the series’ original stars, including Billy West, who provides the voices for several characters, including Fry and Professor Farnsworth.

Related: Futurama: How Hulu’s revival leads to continuity

Futurama nearly lost one of its biggest stars over a wage dispute

Billy West, John DiMaggio and Katey Sagal in Futurama's The Sting (2003)
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With Hollywood’s current emphasis on paying writers and actors, the issue was a hot topic long before strikes came into play. When futuramaOriginally confirmed as the series returning, one actor who did not appear to be returning was John DiMaggio, known to fans as the voice of the robot Bender.

DiMaggio was controversial about the salary he was offered for returning to the series, and it appeared he was in no rush to return to the franchise without taking issue with the treatment of voice actors in terms of the salary they were compared to get them to pronounce actors on the silver screen. Eventually, it was announced that DiMaggio had agreed to return to the series, but the actor revealed during a fan event in 2022 that he hadn’t secured any extra money for his effort. However, he gained “respect” from many of his colleagues and subsequently stated that he ultimately did not want to be the reason for the failure of the revival. He said:

“I didn’t want and my agent didn’t want me standing in front of a house where I should have had Thanksgiving dinner. It was just like, OK, I have to say yes because I don’t want it to go down. ‘The show on my shoulders.’ They were willing to involve other people. It was what it was.”

futurama made its triumphant return to screens in July and can be found on Hulu, with new episodes releasing every Monday.

Lindsay Lowe

Lindsay Lowe is a Worldtimetodays U.S. News Reporter based in Canada. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Lindsay Lowe joined Worldtimetodays in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: LindsayLowe@worldtimetodays.com.

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