Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder (2009)

Directors: Peter Avanzino
AC-3, Animated, Color, Dolby, DVD-Video, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
English, French, Spanish
Number of discs:
20th Century Fox
DVD Release Date:
February 24, 2009
Run Time:
88 minutes

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Description: Futurama is an animated sci-fi created by Matt Groening, the mastermind behind The Simpsons. The story centres on Philip Fry, who in 1999 accidentally got himself cryogenically frozen while working a dead-end job as a pizza delivery boy. Waking up in the year 3000, he's given another chance, and goes to work at the Planet Express Corporation, again as a delivery boy, but this time to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. He also befriends Leela, a beautiful one-eyed mutant alien, and Bender, a robot with a substance abuse problem. In this fourth full-length instalment the infamous and down-at-heel crew of Planet Express is about to embark on another adventure. This time Leela is on the run, Bender is in love and Fry is, well, saving the universe from some dark creatures threatening the future Green Age to come. -

Fourth and final full-length made-for-DVD release based on this now sadly defunct TV comedy series.

Show creator Matt Groening admitted in interviews that he's "cautiously hopeful" about the franchise continuing in one form or another. Maybe it would however be for the best if the series were laid to rest with the release of Into the Wild Green Yonder. Thus far these straight-to-DVD movies have illustrated that Futurama is better suited to the 20-minute episode format than the full-length format. While mediocre Futurama is better than no Futurama at all, the truth is that most of these movies have been disappointing when compared to the earlier, funnier episodes.



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