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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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Trivia

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

Goofs

According to Farnesworth, he turned dark matter into fuel "30-odd years ago". When he demonstrated it to Mom, Walt and Larry were still babies. Later, according to Nibbler, it was 36 years ago that Mom started harvesting operations - and Walt and Larry were fully grown. See more »

Quotes

Professor Hubert Farnsworth: [the Planet Express ship has been seriously damaged in a demolition derby] Yes, she's a wonderful ship, all right - as beautiful now as the day I got botched laser eye surgery.
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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

References The Fly (1958) 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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reality change problem
12 September 2016 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Bender plays Dungeons & Dragons with the kids to prove that he has an imagination but it drives him into the nut house. Leela gets challenged and enters Planet Express in a demolition derby. The Professor puts an electric collar on her for damaging the ship. She has to convince Dr. Zoidberg that she is cured of her anger issues before he takes it off. Mom is driving up the price of dark matter but there is no actual shortage. Professor reveals he's the one who worked on dark matter for Mom. The crew needs to find a missing crystal which would neutralize all the dark matter. Then Bender's overactive imagination sends everybody into a D&D alternate reality.

Nibbler's story recap is great and I like the crew's battle with Mom for the most part. Although I still don't like the scheme to neutralize black matter. I also don't like changing reality midway through the movie. I would rather have the whole movie be in an alternate reality or not do that at all. There are other minor quibbles but the cast of characters is still great. It's fun no matter how weird things get.


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Language:

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Release Date:

4 November 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Futurama Movie 3 See more »

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