Futurama is finally back with all the original cast members. Here, at the Comic Con 2010 press panel, we’ve learned that Comedy Central has ordered 26 new episodes. Hurray! The new season so far has had good ratings as well as good reviews.
John DiMaggio shared a story with us about a time when he went into a tattoo parlor one late night and saw a guy getting the face of Bender tattooed on his neck. John got excited and proved that he was the voice of Bender. The fan asked him to sign his neck, next to his tattoo, then that John’s signature tattooed as well.
Matt Groening saw the protestors protesting the Westboro protestors and said he loved the Bender cosplayer that held the sign reading “Kill all humans!” (GJ!) Matt has been coming to Comic Con since 1979 and he was able to see his career grow from the outside in.
Lauren Tom revealed that the inspiration for the voice of Amy Wong’s mother is Lauren’s real life grandmother who usually cursed at her while she was a young kid.
Someone from the press asked besides the main character voices, what are their favorite side character voices they like to do. John DiMaggio said that he loves to play the robot cop, URL.
The writing staff consists of people with Computer Science, Science, and Math PhDs. Lastly, it was revealed that Bender will never become a Globetrotter.
Stay tuned to this post for photos and video from the press conference.
Update: Photos and a short clip of the panel have been uploaded past the break.