Monday, July 20, 2009
New Futurama Returns with New Voice Cast?
So, the return of "Futurama" is becoming a bittersweet ordeal. Both Ainitcool.com and CHUD.com are reporting (from various sources, so by the time it hits here, you can bet it's an absolute and undeniable truth) that key voice cast members Billy West, John DiMaggio and Katey Sagal won't be returning when the show hits cable again on Comedy Central next year. Salary disputes are cited as the cause of their exit. But, those three voice actors are "Futurama" in my opinion. Sure, the writing is what makes the show, but those guys and lady say the lines, and my brain has imprinted to them like a baby chick does to a mother bird. In a perfect world, I would throw any amount of money they want at them to continue with the show. But, sadly, I guess we'll just have to make due with slightly off-sounding Leela, Bender, Fry and all the other characters Billy West plays (a lot of them).