Fox Execs Screw Fans Again: Entire Voice Cast of ‘Futurama’ Fired…

These people are unreal. First they kill TSCC (and kick fans in the teeth as they make the announcement), now this.The show’s fans are already pixxed, here they were ecstatic it was picked up with new episodes on ComedyCentral and now the studio fraks them. We at MiM wish them luck on their mission to teach FOX Network Executives to respect fans and talent…

From Corona Coming Attractions:

20th Century Fox Television is telling the world that when Futurama returns with a slate of all-new 26 episodes on Comedy Central next year the voice actors that gave life to the lines of Fry, Bender, Leela and the rest of the cast won’t be returning. The studio has said that it could not come to an agreement with actors Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Segal, Tress MacNeille and Maurice LaMarche and will be finding replacements for them.

According to an inside source that spoke with The Hollywood Reporter, the voice cast asked for a raise of at least ten times the amount that they were paid for their services during Futurama‘s original run on the Fox network. “We love the Futurama voice performers and absolutely wanted to use them, but unfortunately, we could not meet their salary demands,” Fox said in a statement released today. “While replacing these talented actors will be difficult, the show must go on. We are confident that we will find terrific new performers to give voice to [creators] Matt [Groening] and David [Cohen]’s brilliantly subversive characters.” So far a representative for the actors’ side hasn’t made an official statement… (go read the whole thing)

Best of Futurama – Philip J Fry, courtesy of 29silvia2004

Save the Futurama cast courtesy of OutaTime21x2:

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July 19, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Comedy, Entertainment, Fantasy, graphic art, Popular Culture, Saturday Morning Cartoons, Sci Fi.

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  1. paul annett replied:

    i know these actors get paid a good amount but they are acting not just reading script and most of all we the audience get used to all the inflections and we learn o expect and enjoy and understand….for me new voices may mean i stop watching …especailly without fry and leela
    they can easily pay the actors what they want….futurama company is floating on money we all know this….too bad …i really believe this is going to be the end of a great adult comedy animation

    paul annett ponyboycurtis114@gmail.com

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  2. Futurama voice cast to keep their roles… « Moderate in the Middle replied:

    […] Our post on the initial cast contract cancellation here […]

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