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Director:
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Release Date:
24 June 2008 (USA) See more »
Plot:
The Planet Express crew discovers a tentacle covered, planet sized alien that wishes to copulate with it all the inhabitants of Earth. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Tedious and Bemused.. See more (64 total) »

Cast

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Billy West ... Philip J. Fry / Prof. Hubert J. Farnsworth / Dr. Zoidberg / Zapp Brannigan / Richard Nixon / Leo Wong / Moon Farmer / M-5438 / Mr. Kroker / Judge Ron Whitey / Carnival Barker / Superhero / Land Squid (voice)

Katey Sagal ... Turanga Leela (voice)

John DiMaggio ... Bender / Randy Munchnick / URL / Calculon's Manservant / Funkalistics Lead Singer / Guard #1 (voice)

Tress MacNeille ... Crazed Fan / Bender's First Born Son / Hattie McDoogal / Linda / The Grand Midwife / Pocket Pal / Thog / Gladys Lennox / Suicide Booth / Monique / Petunia / Mrs. Kroker / Morgan Procter (voice)

Maurice LaMarche ... Kif Kroker / Calculon / Morbo / Schlomo / SportsBot 5000 / Lrrr / Destructor / Horrible Gelatinous Blob / Hedonismbot / Fishy Joseph Gillman / Harold Zoid / King Kong / Guard #2 (voice)

Phil LaMarr ... Hermes Conrad / Horse Repair Robot / Ndulu / Robot 1-X / Billionairebot / Bolt Rollands (voice)

Lauren Tom ... Amy Wong / Inez Wong (voice)

David Herman ... Dr. Ogden Wernstrom / Plastic Surgeon Robot / British Robot / Coffee Enema Robot / Chu / Warden Vogel / Three-Eyed Zebra / Fatbot / Giant Medium-Sized Ant / Mayor C. Randall Poopenmeyer / Pazuzu (voice)

Dan Castellaneta ... The Robot Devil (voice)

David Cross ... Yivo (voice)

Stephen Hawking ... Himself (voice)

Brittany Murphy ... Colleen O'Hallahan (voice)

Directed by
Peter Avanzino 
 
Writing credits
Matt Groening (created by)

Matt Groening (developed by) &
David X. Cohen (developed by)

Eric Kaplan (teleplay)

Eric Kaplan (story) &
David X. Cohen (story)

Produced by
David X. Cohen .... executive producer
Matt Groening .... executive producer
Claudia Katz .... producer
Michael Rowe .... co-executive producer
Lee Supercinski .... producer
Patric M. Verrone .... co-executive producer (as Patric Verrone)
 
Original Music by
Christopher Tyng 
 
Film Editing by
Paul D. Calder 
 
Casting by
Scott Muller 
 
Production Management
Michael Hughes .... production supervisor
 
Art Department
Stephen Sandoval .... storyboard artist
Cindy Azada Whitman .... design coordinator
 
Sound Department
Eric Friend .... sound recordist
Travis Powers .... sound designer
Carlos Sotolongo .... adr mixer
Carlos Sotolongo .... original dialogue mixer
Samuel C. Crutcher .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Don W. Kim .... cg artist
Mark Orme .... 3D generalist
Jason Plapp .... digital camera and composite
Chris Stover .... 3D animator
Mike Wodkowski .... digital camera and composite
 
Animation Department
Edmund Fong .... story artist
Megan Kelly .... character layout artist
Brian LoSchiavo .... character layout artist
Jeff Mertz .... background artist
Robert P. Moore .... character layout artist
Jeanette Moreno .... character layout artist
Drew T. Pierce .... character layout artist
Carolyn Roach .... production assistant
Vladi Rubizhevsky .... background artist
John Seymore .... model designer
T.C. Starnes Jr. .... background layout artist
Chad Woods .... color key artist
 
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Danik Thomas .... associate editor
 
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Scott Schirle .... music editor
 
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Marci Proietto .... studio executive
Michael Saikin .... production assistant
Ben Sigman .... systems administrator
 

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Argentina:90 min | Greece:90 min | Spain:85 min
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When the monster's tentacle start breaking through the city, characters are seen running for cover in an insurance building. The insurance company is "Space Farm", a spoof on "State Farm." State Farm's symbol says "Life, Auto, and Fire". Space Farm's symbol says, "Life, Auto, and Monster".See more »
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Continuity: When Kif says hello to Fry on the missile he switches back and forth from being on the left and right sides of its fin.See more »
Quotes:
[last lines]
[to Fry and Leela, as he hugs them]
Bender:I love you meatbags!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in On Cinema Film Guide (2013) (VG)See more »
Soundtrack:
Jungle BoogieSee more »

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Do I need to know what happens in Bender's Big Score, the Futurama movie released before this one, to follow this story?
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24 out of 45 people found the following review useful.
Tedious and Bemused.., 28 June 2008
Author: shazbot85 from Canada

I set out watching this movie with the rather low expectations a person should have for a straight to DVD feature and found I was not disappointed, in my expectations that is.

Being a long time series fan as I am, I was somewhat turned about by the previous straight to DVD feature churned out under the Futurama nomenclature and I had expected the lazy writing and derivative humour would soon be replaced by the clever and witty stylings many fans have come to expect from Futurama. Sadly, this has not been the case.

This latest release shows, if anything, an even greater tendency towards the lackadaisical writing form so insipidly stereotypical in nearly all animated comedy. For me, the originality is what had set Futurama apart from the competition. Technical 'in jokes', while still present, have taken back seat to nonsensical pop culture references and non sequitur ala Family Guy. Character comedy is reduced to half hearted one liners and abstract physical comedy. While this may appeal to the new, younger generation of viewer, it leaves the old series fan like myself out in the rain.

While the voice acting is generally good, Billy West is excellent as always, it suffers from generally poor script and writing that in areas completely eschews the character's previously constructed idiom(s) for the sake of making a certain joke work (also generally poorly).

While viewing the feature I found myself mostly bemused. While it does have moments when the brilliance of the original series shines through the tedious intellectually unstimulating doldrums, these are, by far, few and far between.

If you are a long time fan of the series and enjoyed it for more than the novel setting and Bender's byplay then you may well find yourself more irritated than amused with this feature. I'd slate this for a one night rental, as it is really not worth more than one viewing.

However, I once again hope the creators of the series will rediscover their stride in the next feature.. here's hoping.

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