|Thanks for the explanation. It sure looks to me like that people know more than they're saying. Or they know less than they're saying and making things up. Either way, I personally think it's silly at this point to form groups, send in letters, send in recordings, etc.|
Phil LaMarr also recently revealed that the 75 grand is a made up number and the cast is actually asking for much less.
I still think it's a poorly thought out prank or publicity stunt, but if the studio is behind this, they're almost certainly trying to renegotiate contracts. No way is it cost effective to audition new people, bring in lawyers and agents to go over contracts on top of reviving an animated show on every single level of production.
I love to hate on Fox for all of my favorite shows that they cancelled, but the execs want to make money, and once the show reaches syndication numbers (100 episodes) they'll make so much money re-airing an already finished product, on top of new DVDs to sell and ad revenue, especially if Fox activates the clause that says they get first dibs to air new episodes.
I'm going to Comic-Con this weekend, so hopefully we'll know for sure at the panel. On the microscopic chance that Fox is really considering this, I'd like to be there for the start of the nerd riot. I should look into converting my new Bender head into a helmet to lead the charge.