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Network: Fox, Comedy Central
Episodes: 140 (half-hour)
TV show dates: March 28, 1999 -- September 4, 2013
Series status: Cancelled
Performers include: Billy West, Katey Sagal, John Di Maggio, Tress MacNeille, Phil Lamarr, Maurice Lamarche, Lauren Tom, David Herman, Frank Welker, Byrne Offutt, Kath Soucie, Dawnn Lewis, and Tom Kenny.
TV show description:
An animated and futuristic workplace sitcom from the creator of The Simpsons, Matt Groening. Philip J. Fry (Billy West) is a pizza delivery boy who is cryogenically frozen on New Year's Day 2000 and not awakened until New Year's Eve 2999.
He gets a job as a delivery boy on the spaceship of Planet Express, which is owned by Phil's closest living relative, Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth (Billy West).
Phil works with the »
As a child growing up the late 1980s and early 1990s, there was a trio of favourite cartoon shows which aired on American television networks after school and on Saturday mornings The Real Ghostbusters, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and The Transformers. As is probably still the case with children shows today, there was plenty of marketing synergy at work. You would watch the show for an half and hour, only to be followed by an obsessive need to own the toys, comics and any other expensive, officially licensed product. Lest we overlook the obvious, there were movies to see as well.
There were of course other popular shows than the three mentioned above, but for me (and my little sister!), they represented the holy trinity of fantastical adventures, memorably one-dimensional characters and the sort of humour any kid could enjoy. Who needed to do homework when characters like Egon, Ray, »
- Edgar Chaput
Just like Harry Potter's Wizarding World is set to open in Universal Studios Hollywood, the popular "Transformers 3D" attraction is crossing the country to open at Universal Orlando Resort. Optimus Prime announced the upcoming ride -- which is slated to open this summer 2013 -- by breaking into the Studio's nightly Cinematic Spectacular montage of Universal's 100 years of films to warn of the Decepticons' plan to take over Orlando. "A battle is coming to Orlando," Optimus' booming voice (Peter Cullen) announced to thousands of applauding fans. "Transformers: The Ride 3D" opened in Hollywood this past May, immediately becoming the theme park's must-see destination, and before that in Singapore in Dec. 3011. "It has already become a global phenomenon, and reaction has been over the top," said Mark Woodbury, President of Universal Creative. "So it was rush-rush and 'Let's get it to Orlando in a hurry.'" Like both the "Amazing Adventures of »
- Sandie Chen
3 items from 2013
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