Best Animation on TV: Futurama or The Simpsons? – Comparisons between Futurama and the Simpsons have been commonplace since Futurama debuted in 1999. Both were created by Matt Groening, and possess a satirical humor that is very distinct. Their artistic styles are also very similar. The Simpsons follows a modern day family living in America, while Futurama follows an inter-galactic group of friends.
The characters in each show are similar, but certainly are not exact replicas. You cannot draw a complete comparison between Homer Simpson and any character from Futurama, but you can see similarities between characters from The Simpsons and characters from Futurama.
Because the characters in Futurama are not related, more love-interests appear on the show between the main group of characters.
The Simpsons also has more side-characters that make appearances a few times each season. Futurama has these characters as well, but show them much less often. Futurama focuses more on the main group of characters and their travels through space than it does the community.
Characters from The Simpsons can be described as icons. You can show anyone a picture of Homer Simpson or Bart Simpson and they will be able to tell you their names. However, only fans of the show will be able to tell you who the characters in Futurama are.
Often times you can draw comparisons between The Simpsons and Futurama storylines. While their storylines will often use different plot devices, they will have a similar theme or outcome.
The shows are very different from one another, but both possess a “Groening” quality that is unmistakable.
So we ask the question Futurama vs. The Simpsons which one do you like and why?