Ten fun facts about Futurama


Fact 1
The series was envisioned by Groening in the late 1990s while working on The Simpsons, later bringing Cohen aboard to develop storylines and characters to pitch the show to Fox.

Fact 2
Throughout its run, Futurama has received critical acclaim. The show has been nominated for 17 Annie Awards and 12 Emmy Awards, winning seven of the former and six of the latter.

Fact 3
The name Futurama comes from a pavilion at the 1939 New York World's Fair.


Fact 4
The series follows the adventures of a late-20th-century New York City pizza delivery boy, Philip J. Fry, who, after being unwittingly cryogenically frozen for one thousand years, finds employment at Planet Express, an interplanetary delivery company in the retro-futuristic 31st century.

Fact 5
Futurama has eight main cast members.

Fact 6
Futurama is set in New New York at the turn of the 31st century, in a time filled with technological wonders.

Fact 7
Many other titles were considered for the series, including “Aloha, Mars!” and “Doomsville”.

Fact 8
Environmentally, common animals still remain, alongside mutated, cross-bred (sometimes with humans) and extraterrestrial animals.

Fact 9
The city of New New York has been built over the ruins of present-day New York City, referred to as “Old New York.”

Fact 10
In the series, Los Angeles has been depicted as a smog-filled apocalyptic wasteland.


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is an American adult animated science fiction sitcom created by Matt Groening and developed by Groening and David X. Cohen for the Fox Broadcasting Company.

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