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Artist recreates ‘Futurama’ Intro Skyline in 3D

Artist recreates ‘Futurama’ Intro Skyline in 3D

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Moscow based Russian Artist, Alexy Zakharov, demonstrates both his advanced computer animation skills as well as his obvious fandom of recently retired “Futurama.”



2013 was a sad year for fan’s of the future-based animated series. It was April of that year when Comdey Central announced that Fry and the Planet Express gang would not be coming back to our television sets. At least, not in any new episodes.


In 1997, Matt Groening coupled with Simpsons writer/producer, David X. Cohen, developed the animated series about life in the year 3000. After pitching the loosely completed concept to Fox in April of 1998, “Futurama” premiered on March 28, 1999.


“Futurama” has had a tumultuous history to say the least. In 2003, their birth-network, FOX, dropped the comedic cartoon, seemingly without reason, after it’s fourth season. Comedy Central’s Adult Swim quickly picked up the series, giving them the center spotlight.


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Futurama TM and (c) 2010 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved.


Fast forward to early 2006. Upon successful DVD sales and a rabidly popular syndication on Adult Swim, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment re-emerged as a suitor of the series, ordering four films as a fifth season. The show officially started its second run in June of 2010. The show ran strong until April of 2013, when comedy central announced that they would not be renewing the series. The final episode aired on September 4, 2013.



Futurama TM and (c) 2010 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved. -

Futurama TM and (c) 2010 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved.


Despite this seemingly being the shows permanent departure from the small screen, “Futurama” lives on in the minds, hearts and arts of it’s fan flock. In particular, Alexy Zakharov recreates the intro skyline and the planet express ship with stunning three dimensional computer modeling.




I am not saying that this is better than the cartoony appeal of the original. I am saying  that this clip surely gives the familiar future environment more realism without fully departing from the animated reality that was Earth in the year 3000.




Take a look at Zakharov’s recently released series of videos and concept art re-imagining the colorful future of the show in an epic 3D format.

About The Author


Since his wee lad-dom, Pooya has been a sommelier of cinema. It was likely some acting bug, fallen from the dust riddled ruby curtains of an enchanted old stage that did it. Those cinematic scarabs must have burrowed deep into his brain, irreversibly altering his mind, turning the poor boy down a dismal path. From his earliest years the strange boy would aimlessly wander the aisles of countless video rental stores, amassing his trivial knowledge with vigor. These actions befuddled the boy’s parents, who still would lovingly oblige his unusual attraction to the motion picture. Often seeking refuge in the cushioned seating of his local movie theater, the odd adolescent would immerse himself in the scripted and effects riddled realities unfolding on the screen before him. During his collegiate years, he was twice spotted on stage performing bizarre theatrical rituals before awe-struck audiences. When he departed from academia, he left behind his youth in exchange for a labor routine, but the strange young man never lost his long-cultivated love of film. Recently, Pooya was approached by to join their budding team of entertainment bloggers. After hours of coaxing and an undisclosed number of honey jars, he accepted their offer. Finally he had come full circle. Finally, at, he was home.

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