Futurama intro gets a stunning CG makeover

Digital artist Alexy Zakharov has transformed the skyline of Matt Groening's popular cartoon opening credits into 3D.

Have you ever wondered what family sci-fi sitcom Futurama would look like if it had made the leap to 3D? Clearly a question on the mind of visual artist Alexy Zakharov, he recently developed this stunning 30-second 3D rendered intro, complete with the Planet Express. And boy, is it impressive.

Using a combination of 3ds Max, Nuke, Photoshop and After Effects, the opening sequence includes a mind-boggling amount of rich detail, photorealism and vibrant colour – all of which is complimeted perfectly by music from composer Alan Silvestri, featured in Forrest Gump.

There's no denying Futurama's 2D animated charm. But we have to admit to loving this new 3D version. Take a look at the original below and let us know which is your favourite.

[via Digital Spy]


Kerrie Hughes is associate editor at Creative Bloq. Her employment at Future Publishing began in January 2010 as staff writer for 3D World magazine. Since then, she's written regularly for other publications, including ImagineFX and Computer Arts magazines.