“I went to see that film realizing that, okay, that is going to be the largest tear-jerker of all, I am not gonna cry, I’m not going to cry. I do not care, on the finish when the canine dies I can’t cry,” Groening defined. “The film begins, the canine’s a pet, I began bawling. So when [David Cohen and Eric Kaplan] stated, ‘We’re gonna kill the canine,’ I stated, ‘You’ll be able to’t kill the canine!’ And never solely is the canine lifeless, [but] apparently the canine waits for Fry and does not transfer! For season after … he will get snowed on!”
Groening’s not the one one to cry throughout “Hachikō.” The film was the largest Japanese movie of 1987, and the real-life story it is based mostly on is well-known within the nation. To “Futurama” followers, the story will certainly sound acquainted: a younger Japanese Akita canine would journey on his personal to the close by practice station to fulfill along with his proprietor on his approach dwelling from work. Sooner or later the proprietor died all of the sudden of a cerebral hemorrhage at his job, and since it is unimaginable to clarify all this to a canine, Hachikō would return to the station every single day to attend for his proprietor’s return. Ever since, Hachikō has been held up as a shining instance of unwavering love and loyalty and has been well-remembered in popular culture ever since.