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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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Cast

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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Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The title refers to the phrase "the beast with two backs," a term referring to the act of sexual intercourse between two people and coined by William Shakespeare. See more »

Goofs

In Crimes of the Hot, the headless body of Agnew is given away to Wernstrom, yet in The Beast with a Billion Backs he is seen at Nixon's side again. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Earth President Richard Nixon: Row-rowoo! The tentacles are coming toward Earth and there's no stopping it. King Kong is too old to save us this time!
[looking at an old gorilla with a walker and an equally old woman in his hand]
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Crazy Credits

Similar to 'The Simpsons Movie (2007)', the actors' names are shown with pictures of the characters they portrayed. See more »

Connections

References Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) 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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Getting more like the good ol days
16 August 2008 | by thekarmicnomadSee all my reviews

The first movie to come out from the TV show felt a little shaky and unsure of itself. This is much better, it feels stronger and more confident and doesn't suffer from the over heightened expectations of fans like myself that the first film did.

The plot is quite sophisticated for a cartoon but not for a Futurama, the characters are back in their tried and tested roles and it is a great way to spend 90 minutes.

As I have said before I don't think the cartoon format transfers that well to feature length. There are more laughs than in a normal episode but they are spread further apart making the film feel less funny than it actually is.

I am ecstatic that the series of feature lengths are continuing and treasure my copy.


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