Futurama premieres tonight; watch a behind the scenes video!

By | June 23, 2011 at 2:26 pm | No comments | Audio/Video | Tags: , , ,

Pretty much every kid grows up idolizing some cartoon. My own loyalties lay with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Ghostbusters before the magical world of Nickelodeon, The Simpsons, South Park – you know, the new classics.

What’s always baffled me, though, is how those cartoons actually get made, especially since we’ve clearly moved away from the flipbook draw-every-single-cell method in the good old days of Disney and Looney Tunes.

And now we know! The producers of Futurama have released a special video explaining how the show gets made, from voiceovers to animation. If you have ever enjoyed a cartoon – I hope that means everyone – you should definitely watch and learn a little. And obviously tune into Comedy Central tonight at 10 pm EST for the premiere of a new season of the show, featuring back to back episodes!

Futurama Thursdays 10/9c
Special Delivery – The Making of Futurama
www.comedycentral.com

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