Futurama fans rejoice! Tonight at 10:30 p.m. EST, Comedy Central and the series’ creator Matt Groening have a special announcement during a livepost-show feature, “Futurama Live!” Streamed live online, Groening, joined by Executive Producer David X. Cohen and cast members Billy West, John DiMaggio, and Maurice LaMarche, will announce the launch of the latest “Futurama Head-In-A-Jar Creator” app.
The free app, which was a huge success on iOS, is now also available for Android users and is loaded with a wealth of additional features. In response to fan demand, the creators developed a new Decapodian head-shaped Dr. Zoidberg in addition to the plethora of existing head-shaped offerings for all four species. Other highlights include new backgrounds from the current summer season, additional accessories such as the Brain Slug, expanded name-plate features, more eye, nose and hair options and an updated Robot color palette.
“The fans spoke and they wanted an Android version of the app and the ability to make Zoidberg. We listened,” Ben Hurst, VP Mobile & Emerging Platforms, explained.
If your nerd alert was not blaring already, get set: The episode preceding Futurama Live! will feature a cameo by Mr. Sulu himself, George Takei! Then, go to Comedy Central’s Futurama page, the show’s Facebook page, or Ustream to watch the half-hour discussion of the episode and the official app announcement, plus Groening and the others will answer fan questions, and offer an exclusive look at future episodes. Fans can submit questions via Facebook, @ComedyCentral on Twitter or at Answerama, the show’s page on the Sci-Fi & Fantasy Stack Exchange.
The “Futurama Head-In-A-Jar Creator” app allows users to jump into the animated world of “Futurama” and create their own customized characters. Users can choose from a male or female human, robot, or alien, and customize many traits including the eyes, nose, hair, blemishes and background. The Futurama team created original artwork and sound design specifically for the app. Among many features, the app also includes streaming clips from the current season of Futurama.