Mars Needs Moms 4–Disc Blu/3D/DVD/Digital Combo I 2–Disc Blu/DVD Combo I DVD
DIRECTOR: Simon Wells
WRITER: Simon Wells, Wendy Wells
STARRING: Seth Green, Seth Robert Dusky, Dan Fogler, Joan Cusack, Elisabeth Harnois, Mindy Sterling, Tom Everett Scott, Kevin Cahoon
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
RELEASE DATE: August 9, 2011
Having the very unfortunate disposition of costing $150 million to make, and only bringing back $38 million worldwide in return, Walt Disney’s Mars Needs Moms can be considered one of the biggest flops of all time…and that, my friends, is not a good thing to have hovering over you. But is the movie really as bad as this monumental flop indicates, or are there redeeming qualities worth seeking out?
The movie follows Milo, (performance captured by Seth Green, voiced by Seth Robert Dusky), a normal everyday boy who has a bit of an argument with his mother (Joan Cusack). As most boys would, he feels badly about snapping at her with some very unkind words, and proceeds to go and apologize. But when he reaches her bedroom, a strange bright light is making its way through the bottom of the door, and he goes in to check out what it is. When he enters, he sees some sort of craft zooming away, and, realizing his mom is gone, runs after it only to find a spaceship, which he sees has taken his mother.
A new trailer for Mars Needs Moms is now online. Check it out here below.
The film is one of Disney’s upcoming non-Pixar animated films. It tells the story of Milo, a 9-year-old whose mother gets abducted by aliens so that they can rob her of her “mom-ness” to use with their own young. The film stars Seth Green, Joan Cusack, Dan Fogler, Elisabeth Harnois, Mindy Sterling, and Kevin Cahoon. It’s directed by Simon Wells who brought us the remake of The Time Machine. The film is produced by Robert Zemeckis who brought us Cast Away and The Polar Express. Yes, he also directed Back to the Future.
Mars Needs Moms is based on a critically acclaimed book from Berkeley Breathed, the Pulitzer Prize winning author and illustrator of the comic strip Bloom County. He based the book on a disagreement he had with his son also named Milo.