July 17, 2009

'Futurama' Voices Getting Fucked Over?

futurama.jpgLast month's news of new Futurama episodes coming to Comedy Central has been downgraded from a "Good news, Everyone!" to a "Why must everything beautiful be destroyed?"

Forces of Geek is reporting that Futurama voice actors John DiMaggio, Phil LaMarr, and Maurice LaMarche are claiming 20th Century Fox is trying to re-cast much of the vocal talent. The studio has even put out casting calls:
[ DR. JOHN ZOIDBERG (ZOIDBERG) ]
Dr. Zoidberg, a lobster-like alien, left his home planet of Decapod 10 to become a rich doctor but instead became the Planet Express staff doctor (doesnt pay so well). Zoidberg, who is usually shunned by the rest of the Planet Express crew, is always in search of his next meal. His skill as a surgeon, and basic knowledge of human anatomy, are often called into question. He secretly desires to become a stand-up comedian...SERIES REGULAR
Let's express some outrage. Who wants to burn down the police stable?

(via AV Club, and Variety has confirmed the story.)

1 comment:

Kartoon Koyote said...

I stopped being excited about Futurama after seeing their recent extremely not-funny direct-to-video DVDs. If I didn't already think the people in charge were retarded I might suspect this to be a marketing ploy to get fans outraged and stir up interest in the show, but now I could just as easily see it being legit too.