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Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs (2008)

Not Rated | | Animation, Comedy, Romance | Video 24 June 2008
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The Planet Express crew discovers a tentacle covered, planet sized alien that wishes to copulate with it all the inhabitants of Earth.

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Peter Avanzino

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Matt Groening (created by), Matt Groening (developed by) | 4 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Billy West ... Philip J. Fry / Prof. Hubert J. Farnsworth / Dr. Zoidberg / Zapp Brannigan / Richard Nixon's Head / 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 ... Robot Devil (voice)
David Cross ... Yivo (voice)
Stephen Hawking ... Stephen Hawking's Head (voice)
Brittany Murphy ... Colleen O'Hallahan (voice)
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Storyline

The Planet Express crew must work to fix rips between their universe and another inhabited by a planet-sized, tentacle alien which soon takes over the Earth and uses its ability to control Fry to command an entire religion which takes over and convinces the inhabitants of Earth to abandon the Earth to live in a pseudo-heaven, leaving the robots of the world to inherit the planet. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 June 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Futurama Movie 2 See more »

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

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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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]
Turanga Leela: People of everywhere, I have shocking news!
Yivo: Hey, butt out!
Turanga Leela: These aren't tentacles, they're gentacles!
Philip J. Fry: Ewwwwwww...
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Crazy Credits

OPENING SUBTITLE: The Proud Result of Prison Labor OPENING CARTOON: Instead of crashing into the giant screen, the Planet Express Ship goes through the screen and into a cartoon spoofing 'Steamboat Willie (1928)' and then crashes back out See more »

Connections

References The Exorcist (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

I, Yi, Yi, Yi, Yi (I Like You Very Much)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Performed by Carmen Miranda during the Yivo date scene
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Futurama The Beast with a Billion Backs: More generic Futurama "Fun"
15 December 2018 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

The Beast with a Billion Backs, the very title is an adult joke that kids won't understand which pretty much sums Futurama as a show up.

It follows on from the events of Benders Big Score (2007) and see's Earth under attack from a multi-tentacled entity whose intentions are anything but PG. Not quite Japanese anime level but still pretty questionable stuff.

Failing to hit the emotional heights of the previous movie it is thankfully loaded with a few more jokes. Sadly I still don't find it all that funny, it's like the Simpsons just without the charm.

I'm yet to binge Futurama and still have a couple more feature films to view, but can confidently say that though I don't dislike it the adventures of the Planet Express do little for me.

The Good:

There are laughs to be had

The Bad:

Story is a tad uncomfortable for a light hearted show like this

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

I was told there would be sugar syrup!

When you have one eye winking and blinking are indistinguishable

Nixon was known for his class


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