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*A sneak peek was included in a two disc DVD of ''[[Bender's Big Score]]'' exclusive to ''[[wikipedia:Best Buy|Best Buy]]''.
 
*A sneak peek was included in a two disc DVD of ''[[Bender's Big Score]]'' exclusive to ''[[wikipedia:Best Buy|Best Buy]]''.
 
*The official trailer (in colour) has been released and can be watched at [http://slurmed.com/?p=news&date=2008/05/19 slurmed.com].
 
*The official trailer (in colour) has been released and can be watched at [http://slurmed.com/?p=news&date=2008/05/19 slurmed.com].
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*The film was leaked onto the Internet on June 7, 2008.
  
 
=== Characters ===
 
=== Characters ===

Revision as of 13:54, 8 June 2008


Direct-to-DVD film
The Beast with a Billion Backs
The Beast With a Billion Backs
Directed byPeter Avanzino
Produced byUnknown
Written byEric Kaplan
David X. Cohen
Production number5ACV05, 5ACV06,
5ACV07, 5ACV08
Title CaptionThe Proud Result of Prison Labor
Title referenceSee trivia for debate
Regular DVD release date(s)(USA) 24 June, 2008
(EU) 30 June, 2008
(AU) 6 August, 2008
Blu-ray (HD) release date(s){{{blu-ray release}}}
Running time88 minutes
Additional
IMDb profile
CommentaryTranscript[[:Category:{{{pictures}}} pictures|Pictures]]
The films
  1. Bender's Big Score
  2. The Beast with a Billion Backs
  3. Bender's Game
  4. Into the Wild Green Yonder
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The Beast with a Billion Backs is the second of the four Direct-to-DVD films to be released in 2008. The film will be released for region 1 on 24 June, 2008[1][2] and region 2 on 30 June, 2008[3]. Fans in region 4 will have to wait until 6 August, 2008[4].

As of 8 July, 2007 the voice acting for all the films (which includes the fifth season) is finished, according to Lauren Tom[5]. It will guest star Stephen Hawking, David Cross, Dan Castellaneta and Brittany Murphy.

According to a recent Wired article, "The Beast With a Billion Backs," can be viewed as a full-length movie about a creature that carries on a simultaneous affair with everyone in the galaxy.[6]

The story will continue from where Bender's Big Score ended.

Plot summary

File:The Beast with a Billion Backs sneak peak anamatic - Farnsworth vs Wernstrom.png
Farnsworth and Wernstrom competing as commanders in the game Deathball (from anamatic sneak preview released with Bender's Big Score).

The sneak peek from the special edition of Bender's Big Score[7] exclusive to Best Buy appears to be telling the story onward from where Bender's Big Score ends, namely the rift in time and space. What we can tell from animatic is that the rift is the gateway to another universe, and soon some huge tentacles (or "gentacles" as Leela calls them) come out and one starts controlling Fry, who becomes the leader of a new religion (notice the tentacles in the teaser image from Futurama Returns below). Bender seems to be upset about something.

Meanwhile, more stuff about Kif and Amy's relationship, Fry gets a girlfriend with four other boyfriends (at the same time) before he becomes a pope and Farnsworth and Wernstrom battle once again.

File:The Beast with a Billion Backs trailer - Farnsworth vs Wernstrom.png
Farnsworth and Wernstrom competing in as commanders in the game Deathball (from trailer).

This is followed by the entire human population "dying" and going to "Heaven", and thus giving Earth to the robots, because robots don't go to Heaven.

When trying to see the rift's effect on a giant ant, the Professor accidentally focuses it on himself. The movie may also show what happened to Nibbler after he transported himself out of the universe in Bender's Big Score.

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Additional Info

Teaser from Futurama Returns

Trivia

  • The title is a reference to Shakespeare's line "I am one, sir, that comes to tell you your daughter and the Moor are now making the beast with two backs." in the play Othello (however, use of the phrase dates back before this usage). In "Spanish Fry", the sex shop in which Fry, Bender and Leela enter is called "The Beast with Two Bucks", which is a reference to the same line.
  • It also references, The Beast With a Million Eyes. Incidentally plot of that movie involves a huge alien mind controlling the weak minded, albeit to fuel hatred rather than coerce the world into having sex with it. The movie came out in 1955, and the box art for The Beast With a Billion Backs is modeled after 1950's horror movies involving monsters.
  • A sneak peek was included in a two disc DVD of Bender's Big Score exclusive to Best Buy.
  • The official trailer (in colour) has been released and can be watched at slurmed.com.
  • The film was leaked onto the Internet on June 7, 2008.

Characters

Characters that can automatically confirmed, and characters that have been confirmed.

Cast

The DVD

It has been reported that the DVD will contain[1]:

Notes and references