That season premiere clip wasn’t the video surprise at the Comic-Con panel. The producers unspooled a tiny bit of footage from the highly anticipated Futurama crossover episode. The 30-second clip was the opening credits of the episode, a riff on the Futurama opening credits (set to that 31st century-set animated show’s theme song) with some familiar Simpsons opening-credits iconography thrown in. Underneath the show’s title, “Simpsorama,” read the tagline: “A show out of idea teams up with a show out of episodes.” (Asked during the audience Q&A if there was any plans of a revival of Futurama, which was canceled again against last year, Groening said there was nothing in the works, but he was “having waffles” with some of the Futurama team tomorrow and they would “talk about it.” He quipped: “If there’s a network out there that wants us, gimme a call.” Groening did add that he was very satisfied with the way the show wrapped up and proudly pointed out: “We probably had more final episodes than any other animated show.”
Also screened in the room: a Moe-centric segment from the upcoming “Treehouse of Horror” episode (which is airing Oct. 19), “A Clockwork Yellow,” which spoofed A Clockwork Orange and winked at other Kubrick films such as Eyes Wide Shut, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Full Metal Jacket and Barry Lyndon. In a...
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