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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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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

In Bender's group therapy session, the obsessive-compulsive maid ("Everything must be clean, very clean...") was Rosey the Robot from the 1960s show 'The Jetsons'. She was one of the first robot characters on TV. See more »

Goofs

The mailbox of Leela's parents house in the sewer reads "Turanga". Turanga may be Leela's 'first' name, but Turanga is actually the family name - Turanga Leela and her parents Turanga Morris and Turanga Munda. See more »

Quotes

The Scary Door Narrator: [Voice over] In the end, it was not guns or bombs that defeated the aliens but the humblest of all God's creatures, the Tyrannosaurus Rex.
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits, the film is dedicated to Dungeons and Dragons creator Gary Gygax, who died during production. After this, a clip of him from his guest appearance in the second season episode "Anthology of Intrest I" appears with Gygax saying, "Who wants to play Dungeons and Dragons for the next Quadrillion years?" 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

Referenced in How to Draw 'Futurama' in 83 Easy Steps (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Rocket Ship
Performed by Kathy McCarty
Album: Dead Dog's Eyeball
Original by Daniel Johnston
Released by Bar None Records
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User Reviews

 
The best Futurama 'film' so far...
1 November 2008 | by randomorwhatSee all my reviews

I have been impressed with the other Futurama 'films' (for wont of a better word), yet none of them achieved what this one did, the main thing I look for when watching the Futurama cartoon: laugh out loud comedy. And this has that - though not wall-to-wall, it contains enough clever plot writing to satisfy the most adamant of cartoon fans. The CGI far excels the majority of former episodes, although Futurama has always enjoyed a very shiny veneer of pure 'cool'. The character development was handled with far more maturity than in the previous longer installments, and focused on characters which were previously overlooked. In addition, the popular culture references were intelligent, amusingly accurate and, above all else, integral to the plot. No part of this film felt unnecessary - every moment of the outing felt it was necessary to the overall shape of the piece.

In conclusion, this is by far the best longer-addition Futurama produced to this day. In fact, I'm only sad I saw an advanced viewing, because now I have longer to wait for the next production! The writers have proved they can provide fresh material and give it to the viewers in a non-patronising, intelligent but not pretentious manner.

Bring on the next installement!


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Language:

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Release Date:

4 November 2008 (USA) See more »

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