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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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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
 
Editorial Department
Danik Thomas .... associate editor
 
Music Department
Scott Schirle .... music editor
 
Other crew
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: The remnants of Fry's pink note disappear and reappear on Bender's sword during the climactic fight with Yivo.See more »
Quotes:
[from trailer]
Bender:[Fry is about to go to heaven] Wait, let me come with you.
Philip J. Fry:I'm sorry, Bender, robots don't go to heaven.
Bender:[sobbingly] Death to humans.
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Movie Connections:
References Mothra (1961)See more »
Soundtrack:
I, Yi, Yi, Yi, Yi (I Like You Very Much)See 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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21 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
From Parodying Good Sci-Fi To Making It Themselves!, 16 July 2008
Author: Joseph Sylvers from United States

The first Futurama movie felt like a collection of episodes strung together, "Benders Big Score" was enjoyable for fans, but like "the family guy movie", or "the Simpson's movie", it doesn't do anything the show didn't do, the same cannot be said for "The Beast With A Billion Backs", which while not as laugh a second as it could be(still multiple laughs per minute) is strengthened by being one of the strongest stories that Futurama has ever ran.

My favorite Futurama episode finds Bender floating in space alone, and a tiny microscopic colony grows onto his back, and begins worshiping him as their God, in trying to help improve their lives, he ultimately destroys them all, and then encounters a large energy being in the middle of space, who for all intense and purposes is the God...who doesn't seem to know who he is or what he is doing, but knows that God can't please everyone and if his job is done right no one "should" know he exists at all.. moments like that are the reason I watched Futurama in the first place, and its the kind of thinking that produced "The Beast With A Billion Backs", which is possibly the most unique, thought provoking, and amusing love story, I've ever seen in an animated film, or maybe ever.

It's a metaphysical love story, with inter-dimensional sea monsters and robotic demonic pirates, it's a story of infidelity and jealousy (not just with Fry, consider the subplot of Kif and Amy, compare Fry's first relationship with his last, Benders final monologue, etc). Is love personal or universal, can it be shared or must it be guarded, can any kind of perfect love exist within imperfect human conditions? Can/should God love everyone? Because it's Futurama you don't sit down, expecting to be challenged or even moved. "Sorry Bender...Robots don't go to heaven...", but that's just how it ends up.

So no this does not feel like "The Futurama" you've seen a thousand times before, it's best moments are still there, but it has a sense of direction, purpose, and story structure, that's its never had before, and is damned commendable. The best adult cartoon movie since "South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut", but as much for the story telling itself as the laughs.

It's the Cthulu Love story of our times!

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