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The more important news about the return of Futurama Returns are listed here chronologicaly from newer to older by year. Please contact me if you find any missing or wrong information. Use the menu to read post from the previous years.

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December 29, 2008
I'm sorry, sometimes I forget to update these news, but I've added lot of stuff in the main news section of the site. Just in cse, there you go a resume of the December Futurama news (including the end of November):

November 25, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


ON THE BRINK OF A WONDROUS NEW GREEN AGE!

INTO THE WILD GREEN YONDER

The Final(?) Feature-Length Adventure Of The Planet Express Crew Lands
Exclusively On DVD And Blu-ray February 24
From Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Featuring a Supernova of Special Features Including
Special Messages from Bender and Zapp Brannigan


CENTURY CITY, CA - Off we go, into the wild green yonder! Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment presents the fourth and final feature-length epic of the animated sci-fi comedy "Futurama" when Futurama: Into The Wild Green Yonder arrives on DVD and Blu-ray February 24. Joining the saga this time as guest stars are illusionist Penn Jillette, hip-hop legend Snoop Dogg, talk radio superstar Phil Hendrie, and Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane. In addition, fans of the series will be thrilled and relieved to finally discover the truth about "Number 9 Man," a deeply mysterious character from the earliest days of the series.

Futurama: Into The Wild Green Yonder is jam-packed with bonus features, including audio commentary from Matt Groening, David X. Cohen, John DiMaggio, Maurice LaMarche, writers and animators, a making-of mockumentary, deleted scenes, How to Draw Futurama, "Bender's Movie Theater Etiquette," "Zapp Brannigan's Guide to Making Love at a Woman" and much more.

The Futurama: Into The Wild Green Yonder DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $29.98 U.S. / $37.98 Canada and on Blu-ray for $39.98 U.S. / $49.98 Canada.

Synopsis:
All the other galaxies will be green with envy! In this all-new Futurama extravaganza, mankind stands on the brink of a wondrous new Green Age. But ancient forces of darkness, three years older than time itself, have returned to wreak destruction. 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...so if you're in the universe, you might want to think about going somewhere else. Could this be the end of the Planet Express crew forever? Say it ain't so, meatbag! Off we go, Into the Wild Green Yonder!

DVD Special Features:
Futurama: Into The Wild Green Yonder will be presented in widescreen format with English Dolby Surround 5.1, along with English, French and Spanish subtitles. Bonus features include:
  • Audio Commentary by Matt Groening, David X. Cohen, John DiMaggio, Maurice LaMarche, Michael Rowe, Lee Supercinski, Patric M. Verrone and Peter Avanzino
  • Storyboard Animatic: Into the Wild Green Yonder, Part 1
  • Featurette: Matt Groening and David X. Cohen in Space!
  • Docudramarama: "How We Make Futurama So Good"
  • "Louder! Louder!": The Acting Technique of Penn Jillette
  • Golden Stinkers: A Treasury of Deleted Scenes
  • How To Draw Futurama In 10 Very Difficult Steps
  • 3D Models with Animator Discussion
  • Bender's Movie Theater Etiquette
  • Zapp Brannigan's Guide to Making Love at a Woman

Blu-ray Special Features:
The Futurama: Into The Wild Green Yonder Blu-ray Disc will include all of the special features of the standard def version in high definition (except the Storyboard Animatic: Into the Wild Green Yonder, Part 1 and Matt Groening and David X. Cohen in Space! which are presented in standard def) as well as:
  • Video Picture-In-Picture commentary by Matt Groening, David X. Cohen, John DiMaggio, Maurice LaMarche, Michael Rowe, Lee Supercinski, Patric M. Verrone and Peter Avanzino


A recognized global industry leader, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC (TCFHE) is the worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox film and television programming on DVD, Blu-ray Disc (BD) and Digital Copy as well as acquisitions and original productions. The company also releases all products around the globe for MGM Home Entertainment. Each year TCFHE introduces hundreds of new and newly enhanced products, which it services to retail outlets -- from mass merchants and warehouse clubs to specialty stores and e-commerce - throughout the world. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC is a subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, a News Corporation company.

FUTURAMA: INTO THE WILD GREEN YONDER
Street Date: February 24, 2009
DVD Price: $29.98 U.S. / $37.98 Canada
Blu-ray Price: $39.98 U.S. / $49.98 Canada
Closed Captioned: Yes

November 9, 2008
Now that the movie is out, you'll find lots of reviews, ratings and opinions, here you go some of the more important ones:

There's also a bunch of neat interviews and new articles about the new movie and the last Futurama movie, Into the Wild Green Yonder:

Enjoy, and don forget to buy Bender's Game on DVD or Bender's Game on Blu-Ray right now, and help TFP in the process...

October 30, 2008
With only 4/5 days left (UK/US respectively) for the 3rd Futurama Movie, Bender's Game, there's already a lot of videoclips with previews of the Movie, so here you go 5 videos featuring the Extended Intro of the Movie, 2 Scenes and 2 extras of the DVD:

Also, the official website of the Movies, ILoveBender.com is changing the layout of the site for the new movie.. so check it out in a few days..

October 14, 2008
Time to let you know about the main news about the upcoming movie, Bender's Game and the 4th and last Futurama Movie, Into the Wild Green Yonder:

  • October 13th
    • Yet another early review of Futurama: Bender's Game is available at DVDTalk
    • If you're in the UK, get your DVD copy of Bender's Game at Play.com and you'll get also a set of exclusive Futurama Cards.
  • October 14th

September 24, 2008
Comedy Central announced in a Press Release that the second Futurama Movie, The Beast with a Billion Backs will air there on Sunday, October 19th of 2008 in a four-part epic.

August 13, 2008
Finally, Futurama: Bender's Game is now available at Amazon, preorder it in Blu-Ray [$27,95] or in DVD [$19,99] while is hot. Also, check out the cover of the Blu-Ray version of the movie:

Bender's Game Blu-Ray official cover

August 5, 2008

For Immediate Release

NEVER MIND THE UFO's...DRAGONS ARE ON THE ATTACK
IN AN ALL-NEW FEATURE-LENGTH EPIC

FUTURAMA
BENDER'S GAME

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment Debuts
The Most Futuristic Medieval Adventure Ever On Hi-Def Blu-ray

Touching Down On DVD And Blu-ray Disc November 4

 

Century City, CA - Head back to the future when Futurama: Bender's Game premieres on DVD and, for the first time, Blu-ray Disc November 4 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Park your hover-car and saddle up your unicorn for the most fantastical "Futurama" yet: Futurama: Bender's Game. With fuel prices skyrocketing, the Planet Express crew sets off on a dangerous mission to infiltrate the world's only dark-matter mine, source of all spaceship fuel. But deep beneath the surface, they discover a far stranger place...a medieval land of dragons and sorcery and intoxicated knights who look suspiciously like Bender.

Joining the cast are guest stars George Takei, the iconic Captain Sulu from the original "Star Trek" series, and comic impressionist Rich Little.

The third installment of four all-new feature-length adventures, the Futurama: Bender's Game DVD and Blu-ray are packed with special features. Hosted by David X. Cohen, "Dungeons & Dragons & Futurama" chronicles the influence of the classic role-playing fantasy game on the franchise. Other special features include outtakes, cast commentary, an anti-piracy message from Bender, an interactive Futurama Genetics Laboratory, a sneak peek at the next "Futurama" epic, and much more!

The Futurama: Bender's Game DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $29.98 U.S. / $37.98 Canada, and on Blu-ray for $39.98 U.S. / $49.98 Canada.


DVD Special Features:
Futurama: Bender's Game will be presented in widescreen format with English Dolby Surround 5.1, along with French and Spanish subtitles. Bonus features include:

  • Commentary by Matt Groening, David X. Cohen, Billy West, John DiMaggio, Tress MacNeille, Michael Rowe, Claudia Katz and Dwayne Carey-Hill.
  • Storyboard Animatic: Bender's Game, Part One
  • Futurama Genetics Lab - Cross-breed Your Favorite Characters!
  • Dungeons & Dragons & Futurama feaurette
  • How To Draw "Futurama" In 83 Easy Steps Featurette
  • 3D Models Featurette With Animator Discussion
  • Deleted Scene: "Cup or Nozzle?"
  • Blooperama 2: Outakes From Bender's Game
  • Bender's Anti-Piracy Warning
  • A Sneak Peek at the Next "Futurama" Epic, Futurama: Into The Wild Green Yonder


Blu-Ray Exclusive:
The Futurama: Bender's Game BD release includes the wide screen version of the film and all of the above standard definition special features plus Picture-in-Picture capabilities. The disc will be authored in BD-J with AVC (MPEG 4) compression and presented on 50 GB dual-layer disc with English 5.1 DTS HD Lossless Master Audio plus English, French, Spanish, Korean, Mandarin and Cantonese subtitles.


A recognized global industry leader, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC (TCFHE) is the worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox film and television programming on DVD, Blu-ray Disc (BD) and Digital Copy as well as acquisitions and original productions. The company also releases all products around the globe for MGM Home Entertainment. Each year TCFHE introduces hundreds of new and newly enhanced products, which it services to retail outlets -- from mass merchants and warehouse clubs to specialty stores and e-commerce - throughout the world. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC is a subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, a News Corporation company.

FUTURAMA: BENDER'S GAME
Street Date: November 4, 2008
DVD Price: $29.98 U.S. / $37.98 Canada (WS/FS single-disc)
Blu-ray Price: $39.98 U.S. / $49.98 Canada
Closed Captioned: Yes

August 5, 2008
Check out the possible extras of the Blu-Ray (and DVD maybe) movie, Bender's Game, thanks to the people of Blu-Ray.com:

  • Commentary by Matt Groening, David X. Cohen, Billy West, John DiMaggio, Tress MacNeille, Michael Rowe, Claudia Katz and Dwayne Carey-Hill.
  • Storyboard Animatic: Bender's Game, Part One
  • Futurama Genetics Lab – Cross-breed Your Favorite Characters!
  • Dungeons & Dragons & Futurama feaurette
  • How To Draw "Futurama" In 83 Easy Steps Featurette
  • 3D Models Featurette With Animator Discussion
  • Deleted Scene: "Cup or Nozzle?"
  • Blooperama 2: Outakes From Bender's Game
  • Bender's Anti-Piracy Warning (preview video)
  • A Sneak Peek at the Next "Futurama" Epic, Futurama: Into The Wild Green Yonder

July 27, 2008
According to an interview from AgentDVDOnline.com, the release date of Bender's Game could be on Nobemver 4th, 2008... that can change because David X. Cohen says that is just a tentative date. He also said that the 3rd movie will be released in DVD and Blu-Ray at the same time. Last but not least, the official and the (old) possible cover Bender's Game is here thanks to slashfilm.com:

Bender's Game official cover Bender's Game possible cover

June 18, 2008
Ok, the Beast with a Billion Backs is now oficially available, so get your copy right now!. About the Movie, there you go some nice info about the Movie already available:

Don't Forget to Visit the Futurama Returns! Movies section for more Ratings and Reviews of the Beast with a Billion Backs!.

June 18, 2008
The Teaser/Trailer of the 3rd Futurama Movie, Bender's Game can now be watched:


 

June 9, 2008
The Movie is around the corner.. with 15 days to the release date, the Beast with a Billion Backs has more reviews already. Check out the reviews from all this sites:

May 19 , 2008
Sorry for not updating here for a while. The official trailer of the Beast with a Billion Backs can bee seen right now:


 

The 1st review of the second movie, the Beast with a Billion Backs can be seen at this Screen Jabber article, some of the highlights are:

Kif has asked her (Amy) to be his Fonfon Ru, which I guess is kinda like a wife. Or something. After a quick side trip to Kif's homeworld of Amphibios 9 for the ceremony.

Farnsworth and his mortal enemy, Professor Wornstrom, vie for the right to send a mission to explore the thing (the space rupture).

[...] We get loads of callbacks to episodes of the show's first four seasons — the Harlem Globetrotters pop up, as do those horny Amazon women and Pazuzu [...] Robot Satan is back

The big question: is it funny? Yes indeed. Is it funnier than the first one? Again, yes indeed. All those who complained that Bender's Big Score lacked laughs will be eating their words this time round.

Looking good right!!

April 1 , 2008
Not a joke!. The Official Press Release of the second Futurama Movie, The Beast With a Billion Backs:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BENDER AND HIS ROBOT ARMY ARE ON THE ATTACK
IN AN ALL-NEW FEATURE-LENGTH EPIC

FUTURAMA
THE BEAST WITH A BILLION BACKS

A Carbon-Neutral Production!

The Intergalactic Hot Tentacle Action Arrives
Exclusively On DVD June 24 From Fox Home Entertainment



CENTURY CITY, CA - Good news, everyone! Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment (TCFHE) proudly presents the second of four all-new feature-length adventures when Futurama: The Beast With A Billion Backs invades Earth on DVD June 24. In their latest extraterrestrial exploits, Bender, Fry, Leela and crew encounter a repulsive, planet-sized creature with billions of probing tentacles...and soon find themselves involved in a disturbing - yet sensuous - interplanetary love story.

With guest appearances from David Cross (Alvin & The Chipmunks, "Arrested Development"), Brittany Murphy ("King of the Hill," Sin City), Dan Castellaneta ("The Simpsons") and world-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking, The Beast With A Billion Backs may finally meet its match!

Futurama: The Beast With A Billion Backs is jammed with bonus material, including commentary from Matt Groening and David X. Cohen, cast members Billy West, John DiMaggio and Maurice LaMarche, director Peter Avanzino, and producers Claudia Katz, Lee Supercinski, and Michael Rowe; an entire 30-minute "Lost Futurama Adventure"; featurettes "Meet Yivo!" (behind the scenes with David Cross) and "A Brief History of Deathball"; a sneak peek at the next Futurama epic, Bender's Game; storyboard animatic; deleted scenes; bloopers, and more. Futurama: The Beast With A Billion Backs will be available for a suggested retail price of $29.98 U.S./$37.98 Canada.

This will be the studio's second carbon-neutral DVD release - its first being Futurama: Bender's Big Score - solidifying Futurama, Twentieth Century Fox Television (TCFTV) and TCFHE's commitment to reducing their impact on climate change. For more information on how the carbon emissions were reduced during the production of Futurama: The Beast With A Billion Backs, please visit http://www.newscorp.com/energy.

Synopsis:
In Futurama's latest and most tentacle-packed epic, space itself rips open, revealing a gateway to another universe. But what lies beyond? Horror? Love? Or maybe both, if it happens to contain a repulsive, planet-sized monster with romantic intentions! Nothing less than the fate of human and robot-kind is at stake as the Futurama crew takes on The Beast With A Billion Backs.

DVD Special Features:
Futurama: The Beast With A Billion Backs will be presented in widescreen format with English Dolby Surround 5.1, along with French and Spanish subtitles. Bonus features include:
  • Commentary By Matt Groening, David X. Cohen, Billy West, John DiMaggio, Maurice LaMarche, Michael Rowe, Claudia Katz, Peter Avanzino and Lee Supercinski
  • Futurama The Lost Adventure - A Long-Lost, Full-Length Adventure Produced for the Futurama Video Game
    • Audio Commentary By Matt Groening, David X. Cohen, Billy West, John DiMaggio, Maurice LaMarche, Michael Rowe, J. Stewart Burns and Lee Supercinski
  • Meet Yivo! Featurette with David Cross
  • A Brief History Of Deathball Featurette
  • Blooperama: The Futurama Cast At "Work"
  • 3D Models With Animator Discussion
  • Storyboard Animatic: The Beast With A Billion Backs, Part One
  • Deleted Scenes/Storyboards
    • Original Opening
    • Fry and Colleen Meeting
    • St. Asimov Parade
    • Zapp and Scientists
    • Amy, Fry and Leela
    • Scruffy, the Janitor
  • Futurama: Bender's Game - A Sneak Peek at the Next Futurama Epic!

A recognized global industry leader, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC (TCFHE) is the worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox film and television programming on VHS, DVD and Blu-ray Disc (BD) as well as acquisitions and original productions. The company also releases all products around the globe for MGM Home Entertainment. Each year TCFHE introduces hundreds of new and newly enhanced products, which it services to retail outlets - from mass merchants and warehouse clubs to specialty stores and e-commerce - throughout the world. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC is a subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, a News Corporation company.

FUTURAMA THE BEAST WITH A BILLION BACKS
Street Date: June 24, 2008
DVD Price: $29.98 U.S. / $37.98 Canada
MPAA Rating: NR
Closed Captioned: Yes

March 27, 2008
The release of the cover of the second Futurama Movie, The Beast with A Billion Backs thanks to Futurama Area DE, and later a bigger version thanks to DVD Times UK. Click the image for a bigger version.

March 7, 2008
The second Futurama Movie, The Beast with a Billion Backs is available for preorder at Amazon.com, with a price of $19,99 and it will shipped since June 24, 2008. Also, Comedy Central will be showing the episodes from the first Futurama Movie, Bender's Big Score! starting on Sunday, March 23, 2008 at 8:00 PM (ET), according with an official press release

February 29, 2008
According to an article from TVShowsOnDVD.com, you can now see the extras and features of the second Futurama Movie, The Beast with a Billion Backs:

  • Commentary Track
  • Extra Episode from an XBox game
  • Commentary Track for the XBox game's episode
  • Animatic for Beast with a Billion Backs
  • Deleted Scenes / Storyboards
  • Blooper Reel / Record Sessions
  • 3D Models / 3D Turnarounds - With Audio Description
  • Celebrity Featurette: David Cross
  • Bender or Cast Reads Credits
  • Bender sings his version of the Futurama Song (which consists solely of 'Bite My Shiny Metal Ass' or 'Bender is Great!')
  • New Character / Design Sketches
They also say that the DVD will be available since June 24, 2008. The info of the extras is not official.

February 28, 2008
Nudar, from the 1st Futurama Movie, Bender's Big Score! and other 5 figures: Captain Yesterday (Fry), Calculon, Clobberella (Leela), Lrrr and Super King (Bender) will be the next figures released by Toynami, and together you'll get Robot Santa, according to an article in Wizard Universe.

February 9, 2008
The first Futurama Movie, Bender's Big Score! won an Annie Award for Best Home Entertainment Production (The Curiosity Co. in association with 20th Century Fox Television). Check it out at the list of winners and nominees at the Annie Awards page.

January 27, 2008
The supposed release date of the Futurama Movie 2: The Beast with a Billion Backs, is according to IMDb, on March 18, 2008. Now, since there's no Official Press Release, it can not be assured that that is the real release date... but I guess that if the date varies, could be for not a lot more.

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