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Futurama: Bender's Game (2008)

Not Rated | | Animation, Action, Adventure | Video 4 November 2008
The Planet Express crew get trapped in a fantasy world.

Director:

Dwayne Carey-Hill

Writers:

Matt Groening (created by), Matt Groening (developed by) | 8 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Billy West ... Philip J. Fry / Frydo / Professor Hubert Farnsworth / The Great Wizard Greyfarn / Dr. Zoidberg / Monster Zoidberg / Farmer / Dwarf / Smitty / Treedledum (voice)
Katey Sagal ... Turanga Leela / Leegola (voice)
John DiMaggio ... Bender / Titanius Anglesmith / Igner / Ignus / Sal / Hood Ornament Thief / Hermaphrobot / Frydo's Reflection #1 / URL / Bellboy Robot (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Mom / Momon / Turanga Munda / Nurse Ratchet / Linda / Slurm Queen / Ship's Computer / Natalie Maines / Intercom Robot / Rosie the Robot Maid / Swamp Hag / Centaurette (voice)
Maurice LaMarche ... Walt / Waltazar / The Scary Door Narrator / Dr. Perceptron / Morbo / Calculon / Mad Hatter Robot / Vending Machine Robot / Killbots / Morcs / Centaur (voice)
Phil LaMarr ... Hermes Conrad / Hermaphrodite / Dwight Conrad / Pay 'n' Chew Robot / Nibblonian #1 / Slave Robot / Peaches (voice)
Lauren Tom ... Amy Wong / Gynecaladriel / Chinese Boy (voice)
David Herman ... Larry / Larius / Turanga Morris / Scruffy / Dr. Ogden Wernstrom / Roberto / Nibblonian #2 / Cook / Redneck / Military Man / Frydo's Reflection #2 (voice)
Kath Soucie ... Cubert Farnsworth / Indian Boy (voice)
Frank Welker ... Nibbler / Trolls / Tyrannosaurus Rex / Monkey / Polar Bear / Rat / Chickens / Tunneling Horror (voice)
E. Gary Gygax E. Gary Gygax ... Gary Gygax (voice) (archive footage) (as Gary Gygax)
Rich Little ... Rich Little's Head as Howard Cosell (voice)
George Takei ... George Takei's Head (voice)
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Storyline

The Planet Express crew get trapped in a fantasy world.

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Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The elevator to Mom's underground lair stops at level 65. See more »

Goofs

When Mom's three sons are first charging Leela, Fry, and Bender, they are each carrying a lance. But after Bender launches himself with his own lance, their lances disappear, but then they reappear. See more »

Quotes

Rich Little's head: And now to grace us with its rendition of the national anthem, please welcome what is left of the Dixie Chicks after their tragic matter transporter accident.
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Crazy Credits

OPENING SUBTITLE: The flames in your TV are not part of the show. OPENING CARTOON: A parody of 'Yellow Submarine (1968)'. See more »

Alternate Versions

This direct-to-DVD movie was the 3rd 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 9 through 12. 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

Spoofs Ghost (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Chewy Chewy
Performed by Ohio Express
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User Reviews

 
Better than the last one, although that doesn't say much
13 November 2008 | by nast33See all my reviews

Well, I guess the show finally abandoned the sappy romance and got in joke-after-joke mode. That's... kinda what I wished for, and it's still good, but a lot of the jokes aren't Futurama style, but more of a pop culture parody. Like when Leela says that "Sex and the City - now that's funny". Really? Oh well. Mom's sons acting like the three stooges was also kind of stupid. The writer, whoever he is, did better than the 2nd movie, but again, that doesn't say much. The social comment on gas prices and ecological fuel and whatnot, was covered already for a moment in Bender's Big Score, and that's where it should've stayed. Also, there is the whole "going into a fantasy world" plot hole. How? So, the two crystals combined, and how exactly did the new fantasy universe got there? How exactly did this come out of Bender's imagination? Never explained. Whatever.

Now don't get me wrong, the movie was fine. And that's it. It wasn't sap-filled like the first, it wasn't total bullsh1t in the scenario department like the second, but still they can't seem to hit the perfect balance. Smart, true Futurama jokes, consistent storyline and some, but not too much Fry-Leela relationship.

Futurama movies so far: 1st movie: too much love. 2nd movie: crappy story. 3rd movie: lost of jokes, but most hit-and-miss. 4th movie: Hopefully perfect.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Futurama Movie 3 See more »

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1.78 : 1
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