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Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder (2009)

Not Rated | | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi | Video 24 February 2009
Dark forces older than time itself are on the attack, hell-bent on stopping the dawn of a wondrous new green age. Don't you hate when that happens? Even more shocking: Bender's in love with... See full summary »

Director:

Peter Avanzino

Writers:

Matt Groening (created by), Matt Groening (developed by) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Billy West ... Philip J. Fry / Professor Hubert Farnsworth / Dr. Zoidberg / Leo Wong / Poker Sign-Up Clerk / Leo's Caddy / President Richard Nixon's Head / Miniture Gold Construction Worker / Zapp Brannigan / The Dark One's Psychic Voice / Antonin Scalia's Head / Madfellow / Striped Biologist Taunter (voice)
Katey Sagal ... Turanga Leela (voice)
John DiMaggio ... Bender / Joey Mousepad / Elzar / Sal / Randy (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Fanny / Michael's Wife / Boobs Vanderbilt / Dixie / Linda / Petunia / Ruth Ginsberg's Head / Mom (voice)
Maurice LaMarche ... Donbot / Clamps / Fanny's Announcer / Tex Connecticut / Lrrr / Lrrr's Father / Headless Body of Agnew / Morbo / Kif Kroker / Transition Announcer / Abe Lincoln / Calculon (voice)
Phil LaMarr ... Hermes Conrad / Magna-Phallix Commercial Voice-Over / Nixon's Bodyguard / Clarence Thomas's Head / The Dark One / Preacherbot (voice)
Lauren Tom ... Amy Wong / Inez Wong / Trixie (voice)
David Herman ... The Number 9 Man / Scruffy / Michael / Neputnian (voice)
Dawnn Lewis ... LaBarbara Conrad / Womens' Prison Warden (voice)
Snoop Dogg ... Snoop Dogg's Head (voice)
Phil Hendrie ... Frida Waterfall / Hutch Waterfall / The Encyclopod (voice)
Seth MacFarlane ... Mars Vegas Singer (singing voice)
Penn Jillette ... Penn Jillette's Head (voice) (as Penn & Teller)
Teller ... Teller's Head (as Penn & Teller) (credit only)
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Storyline

Dark forces older than time itself are on the attack, hell-bent on stopping the dawn of a wondrous new green age. Don't you hate when that happens? Even more shocking: Bender's in love with a married fembot, and Leela's on the run from the law - Zapp Brannigan's law! Fry is the last hope of the universe, recruited for an ultra-top-secret mission. Could this be the end of the Planet Express crew forever? Say it ain't so, meatbag! Written by Anonymous

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All the other galaxies will be green with envy!


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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In the first "Legion of Mad Fellows" meeting, Matt Groening, the show's creator, can be seen as one of the mad fellows. See more »

Goofs

Bender's feminista mask disappears in one shot and then reappears in the next shot towards the end of the movie. See more »

Quotes

Philip J. Fry: Bite my shiny metal hat!
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Alternate Versions

This direct-to-DVD movie was the 4th 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 13 through 16. 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 Tetris (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

That Was Then (And This is Too)
Written by Ken Keeler
Performed by Seth MacFarlane
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Solid enough for fans but back to the problems of the first two films
26 March 2009 | by bob the mooSee all my reviews

The fourth (and, at time of writing, final) Futurama movie is the one that cements the standard for the collection of DVD's by making a majority of the four. Having enjoyed Bender's Game more than the other two films, I was hoping that the third film had been a turn away from the lesser first two. Instead though Wild Green Yonder is more like the first two films in that it is not funny enough to last 90 minutes and suffers from a total overdose of plot.

Now I'm not suggesting that the third film was brilliant, but just that it seemed to keep all the characters in the same plot thread and also helped itself immensely by being consistently funny so I was likely to be thinking about the problems it had (and it did). Wild Green Yonder does not do this. First and foremost is the problem that, while it has good laughs, there is not enough funny material to spread across 90 minutes. With Futurama the plots have always been a bit secondary and the episodes worked off quick-fire comedy and asides. 90 minutes means you have to have a plot and cannot easily rely on quick-fire comedy as easily unless you really get it right (a reason why I worry about the Arrested Development movie). This film doesn't have enough comedy in it to keep the viewer laughing to the point where it is the film's "all".

The writers have tried to do the plot in such a way to create lots of smaller situations though, seemingly in order to allow for lots of gags and jokes. The problem is that, without the laughter to cover this, it leaves the plot fragmented and really messy. As with the other films, the characters are split up across several different threads that kind-of all move in the same direction to the same place but just makes the film feel like a mess with no flow or motion. It is fun to see as many of the characters as we do but by ramming them all into the film it partially causes this – in my opinion Bender's Game is the only one that makes this business work simply because it kept the characters more or less together in the various sections of the film. Here they are fragmented and it doesn't work as well.

The look of the film is as good as the usual Futurama standard and I enjoyed the different things they did with the titles, credits etc. The voice work is also good and, when anyone in the main cast is given a good line or catchphrase they generally nail it with their delivery. The guest voices are more mixed with most good but some dialling it in. Overall Wild Green Yonder is a solid film that, like the others, will mostly please fans without being good enough to win over casual viewers. It is funny but not enough for the running time and the plot threads are messy, distracting and fragmenting. I still quite enjoyed it but it was only "OK" and not good enough to hide the problems even as I was watching it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Futurama Movie 4 See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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