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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

Writers:

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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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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Trivia

The Field's medal is a highly coveted prize in the field of mathematics, which is equivalent to the Nobel prize in the sciences. See more »

Goofs

Robots cannot pass through the anomaly, as metal allegedly cannot pass through. However, Yivo's golden staircases (which are robotic) metal clothing, and blood (which has iron in it) are able to pass. 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 »

Alternate Versions

This direct-to-DVD movie was the 2nd of 4 to be released after the tv series was cancelled at the end of season 5. When the series was to be revived on a different network, this movie was split into 4 parts, each part equal to the usual length of a tv episode, and shown first as season 6 episodes 5 through 8. The other 3 movies were also similarly split and formed the rest of season 6, 16 episodes in all. Finally, the new episodes made specifically for tv followed as season 7. This practice was identically used for later tv syndication and streaming services such as Hulu. See more »

Connections

References Futurama: A Clone of My Own (2000) See more »

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Jungle Boogie
Written and Performed by Kool & The Gang during the Yivo date scene
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FANTASTIC new exploration for the Planet Express team
2 July 2008 | by thelazygryphonSee all my reviews

Upon the very first viewing of this movie, Futurama fans ought to be willing to pony up the 25 bucks a pop for the next 2 installments in this series without even thinking twice. Even more so than the Simpsons theatrical feature, this should stand as Matt Groening's best usage of the full-length format to tell a story that is at once compelling and completely hilarious.

Bender steals the show, we all knew it would happen, but the real highlight here is the film's conclusion, which breaches the small-screen feel of the Futurama series to enter the realm of great space epics, with a final outcome that would rival any of Douglas Adams' wildest dreams. Critics of this film should realize that an animated movie isn't going to bring you ultimate happiness, but rather you should enjoy the simple message this film presents, and think twice about the story's moral questions about life, the universe and everything...

Fantastic movie, and some of the best jokes we've ever seen from Philip J. Fry and crew. Can't wait for the next one...


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Release Date:

24 June 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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