Last night, Futurama aired its final episode. Let's take a look back at a few of the coolest Futurama artworks ever created during the show's run.
1. The Horrors of Reality
As a cartoon character, Nibbler looks adorable and cuddly. But if he were real, that might not be the case. In fact, when artist Jared Krichevsky used 3D software to imagine what Futurama characters would look like in real life, the results ended up overwhelmingly creepy.
2. Real Life in Clay
Here’s another take on what the Planet Express crew would look like in the real world as envisioned by DeviantArt user artanis-one. While the Professor and Leela look similar, though more realistic, Dr. Zoidberg has changed from everyone’s favorite bumbling lobster man into an alien you’d expect to see on Star Trek.
3. Hayao Miyazaki's Futurama
Would Bender be a lot kinder if he was a product of Hayao Miyazaki's imagination instead of Matt Groening? Given Miyazaki's past creations like Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle and Ponyo, I’m willing to say yes—and Bouletcorp’s take on the robot as a Miyazaki character only further illustrates that point.
When Futurama characters are given mutant powers and start resembling X-Men, havoc is bound to ensue. DeviantArt user gottabecarl shows what the mash up between these two universes would probably look like.
5. The Futurelement
While I don’t really picture Fry pulling off any role Bruce Willis has ever played, the rest of the characters in this mash up work pretty well—especially Professor Farnsworth as Ruby Rod. All in all, this is a great take on The Fifth Element, courtesy of DeviantArt user RikudaSanin.
6. In 8-Bit
If Community could do an episode in 8-bit, then Futurama surely could as well—and it would probably look a lot like this video, created by YouTube user GrandmaBird.
Speaking of 8-bit, here’s the entire Planet Express building in New New York, along with many of the company’s employees, all in blocky, LEGO form. The entire creation was done by Pepa Quin and she has plenty more pictures of the project on her Flickr stream.
8. Stained Glass
Are you a nerd looking to spruce up your home with something classy like a stained glass art piece? Then you’ll love Nerd Glass. They have two different Futurama designs, one featuring Bender and one with Dr. Zoidberg.
9. Roasting On An Open Bender
You may not want to bite Bender’s shiny metal butt, but biting into something cooked in said butt is an entirely different story. You can see the process Blogspot user halftroll used to make the Bender stove in this impressively lengthy blog post.
10. Fry and Leela: The Next Generation
For years fans waited to see if Fry would ever actually hook up with Leela. Now that he has, it’s time to start wondering if they’ll settle down and make a family. If they do, I hope they look like these adorable little brats drawn by Redditor doodiescoop.
11. Home Is Where The Fry IS
You know you’ve made it big when your face has been embroidered by a fan. Etsy seller It's a Stitch sells a variety of geeky embroidery projects, including this brilliant design featuring one of Fry’s most famous lines.
12. Put The Clamps On This Wall
Even street artists in Barcelona are fans of Futurama, or at least the show’s robotic gangsters, as evidenced by this photo taken by Flickr user oriolsalvador.
13. Are You Ready Kids?
While DeviantArt user Javas doesn’t label it as such, I feel like this is pretty much exactly what Futurama would look like if it were a '90s cartoon, right down to Zoidberg’s dopey smile and Fry’s dope jacket.
14. In Glorious Cinema-Scope!
If the show were a mid-century cheesy sci-fi film, this is pretty much exactly what the poster would look like—complete with flying saucers, a seductive woman being carried and terrified, pointing bystanders. DeviantArt user OnlyMilo pretty much nailed it here.
BONUS: The Live Action Intro
Ever wonder what Futurama would look like if it was a low budget live action show instead of an animated series? Well, the chintzy effects used in this great ad by Comedy Central should give you some idea.