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Return of Futurama Begs Question: Where Do You Store Old Seasons?

by John Stevens June 29, 2010 9:11 AM
Futurama is back! Last broadcast in 2003, the sci-fi cartoon television series brainchild of The Simpsons’ creator Matt Groening and David X. Cohen returned to Fox last week with all new episodes set in the year 3000. Futurama fans can get their fill of Fry, Leela, Bender, and Professor Farnsworth every Thursday now.

But while Futurama was off the air, has the future changed? In the seven years since 2003, the nature of television has changed profoundly. Many fans of Futurama and other hit television series now buy their shows a season at a time, in DVD form, and watch the shows at their leisure on DVD players, computers, and, if they choose to digitize the episodes, on iPods and other MP3 and MP4 players. Many choose not to watch network or cable television at all. [More]

Technicolor Donates Film Collection to George Eastman House

by John Stevens April 6, 2010 5:05 AM
Technicolor has announced that it has donated the older section of its film archive collection to the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, a museum in upstate New York. Eastman House was already housing the world’s largest collection of Technicolor camera negatives. The current donation from Technicolor includes cameras, printers, photos, drawings, and documents that show the creative process that went into the production of Technicolor movies produced between 1915 and 1974.

Until being donated to Eastman House, Technicolor’s archive was kept in its Los Angeles vaults. Technicolor was considering simply throwing the collection out until the George Eastman House agreed to take the archives, Eastman House curator Caroline Frick Page informed the Associated Press. Page called the collection “one of the most unique pieces of film history existing in archives for study today.” [More]