Two programs on The Fox Network have long been ignored to the point of cancellation; the fresh if always envelope pushing The Family Guy and the surrealistic Futurama. Finally, both shows will be getting released on DVD as Season One box sets this Spring.
The Futurama set will contain all the episodes from the first season as well as many extras which bear a resemblance to the Simpsons box sets which come from the same creators. Audio commentary from various sources will accompany every episode. Also included are some deleted scenes, a featurette (which if like other Fox featurettes, will be part of a larger documentary), animatics, scripts and storyboards for the first episode “Space Pilot 3000” and a still gallery.
The Family Guy will also contain all the episodes from the first season and as well as television spots for each episode and audio commentaries on the episodes “Death Has A Shadow”, “The Son Also Draws”, “ Peter, Peter, Caviar Eater”, “Holy Crap”, “Fifteen Minutes Of Shame”, “Let’s Go To The Hop”, “ He’s Too Sexy For His Fat” and “E. Peterbus Unum,”.
Although these sets will not be remixed in Digital 5.1 like other series sets, they look to otherwise be of pretty high quality. Futurama will arrive on March 25th, and The Family Guy will arrive the first week of April. Both will be priced at $49.95.