Groening On Futurama & Simpsons Movie

With “Futurama” making a DVD comeback in coming months, and “The Simpsons” movie a few months away, the creator of both shows Matt Groening sat down with iF Magazine recently to talk both projects:

In terms of “Futurama” – “We’re doing four DVD movies around ninety minutes and then we’re going to reconfigure those and they’ll be [sixteen] episodes on Comedy Central. The impolite way of saying it is we’re chopping them up and the polite way is to say we’re reconfiguring and we’re going to add narration and more stuff. We’re going to be doing some fun extras on the DVD show, there’s going to be “Everybody Loves Hyptno-Toad” – a whole show of it. The DVD’s are going to be self-contained packages, but the episodes will also work, we hope. That’s the goal”.

When will it air? “It’s going to be on Comedy Central, starting at the beginning of 2008 ‘s going to be on Comedy Central, starting at the beginning of 2008”.

What about “The Simpsons Movie”, how’d they come up with the plot? “We got together with a bunch of the writers and everybody threw out ideas, we picked one and went with it… It’s one big story. We had a lot of ideas and probably have enough for three or four movies. We’ll thrown out a lot of them”.