Nineyearold milo finds out how much he needs his mom when shes nabbed by martians who plan to steal her momness for their own young. Not to mention this book has some pretty amazing illustrations. Science fiction had so influenced real explorations of the planet, howevercarl sagan was. On mars, milo finds a friend in gribble, a human whose mom was taken when he was a boy. The menu takes us inside the films central locale, settling on a montagedisplaying computer screen resembling grimbles comfy setup. Mars needs women is a 1967 independently made american directtotelevision science fiction film from azalea pictures, produced, written, and directed by selfproclaimed schlock artistauteur larry buchanan, that stars tommy kirk, yvonne craig, and byron lord. However, milo sneaks into the spaceship and comes to mars. Mars needs moms pg 88 min adventure, animation, family 9 march 2011 when martians suddenly abduct his mom, mischievous milo rushes to the rescue and discovers why all moms are so special. Mariner 4 in july 1965 found that mars contrary to expectationsis heavily cratered, with a very thin atmosphere. And what a nice example that mars is interested in earths moms because they do a good job in training obedient children. Why disneys mars needs moms bombed hollywood reporter.
After she is kidnapped, milo realizes he needs to go to mars to save his mom so he sneaks onto a rocket ship bound for mars. Mars in fiction after mariner novels and short stories. With seth green, joan cusack, dan fogler, elisabeth harnois. Its shot in the same mocap semicomputeranimated style as zemeckis past few films, the polar express, beowulf, and a christmas carol. Older kids may relate to milos unhappiness with his mother, though younger kids probably wont get it. In this film, were introduced to milo, a 9yearold boy who has a lot on his mind. A human mission to mars goes awry, and an astronaut is presumed dead and left behind on the planet by his crew. Mars needs moms original motion picture soundtrack music by john powell. Mar 11, 2011 mars needs moms own trailer is glaringly absent and a missed opportunity to celebrate ineffective marketing. The films weak link is the 60sshowobsessed martian, ki elisabeth harnois. Wells and his animators have come up with some impressive martian landscapes. Mars needs moms written and illustrated by berkeley breathed philomel books. In mars needs moms 2007, a picture book by berkeley breathed, martians are squat, humanoid beings with antennae and skin color that varies by individual. With a more inventive storyline, mars needs moms could have been an outofthisworld cinematic experience.
Mars needs moms features a boy named milo, the only named character in a read that is quick yet deeply textured. Perhaps even the galaxy overbecause here come martians and theyre after one thing only. He recently decided to bring back bloom county after a 25year absence and has been overwhelmed by the responseand by how much fun he is having. Mar 11, 2011 produced by the team behind disneys a christmas carol and the polar express, mars needs moms showcases milos quest to save his moma wild adventure in disney digital 3d and imax 3d that involves stowing away on a spaceship, navigating an elaborate, multilevel planet and taking on the alien nation and their leader. Is mickey making a movie version of berkeley breatheds mars. Mars needs moms is a 2011 american 3d computeranimated science fiction adventure film based on the berkeley breathed book of the same title. And mars needs moms, like most animated movies, features a noteworthy comedic voice cast, especially green as milo, fogler as gribble, and cusack as mom. It features a boy who needs to rescue his mother from awkwardly humanoidlooking martians, but boys that age are working very hard to separate themselves from needing their mothers. The title mars needs moms was a warning, although it could possibly be redeemed, but the part where the kid tries to explain what his mom is like to the aliens and says she brings me food does the vaccuming or something was quite painfully 1950s housewife stereotype. It focuses on young suburban kid milo, who late one night discovers his mother has been abducted by martians in an attempt to use her skills in parenting to raise their own young. He is a 9yearold american boy who has an argument with his mother after she sets him chores to complete over the summer when he wants it to. Mars needs moms 3 nails the essence of both the eeriness of martians and the romance of moms okay, i got a soft spot for powells glockenspiels. Mars needs moms like this to use to program the robots that raise the martian children. Mars needs moms is a 2011 american 3d motion capture computeranimated sciencefiction comedy film based on the berkeley breathed book of the same name, produced by walt disney pictures and imagemovers digital the last film produced by imagemovers digital before it absorbed back into imagemovers, and distributed by walt disney studios motion pictures, and was directed by simon wells.
He fights to survive in the harsh environment and to signal to others that he is. For this sweet, silly story is arguably berkeleys very best work. Facebook is showing information to help you better understand the purpose of a page. The supervisor is the main antagonist of disneys 2011 motioncapture animated film mars needs moms, which is based on the 2007 book of the same name by berkeley breathed. Produced by the team behind disneys a christmas carol and the polar express, mars needs moms showcases nineyearold milos seth green quest to save his mom joan cusack from martians. Creepy pair of underwear by aaron reynolds and peter brown duration. She is the tyrannical ruler of mars who abducts milos mother because of her knowledge on how to raise children. Mars needs moms fourdisc bluray 3d bluray dvd digital copy combo. Mars needs moms is a comic animated adventure about moms, martians, and mutiny. Interview with berkeley breathed about mars needs moms. Movie executives also suggest that mars needs moms can be seen as a consumer referendum on 3d ticket pricing for children. Mars needs moms is a decent scifi adventure for kids that is hindered by a convoluted mythology and the use of robert zemeckis motioncapture technology. Breatheds artwork catches each sneer and eyeroll of the suffering milo with accuracy that parents will immediately recognize. Its easier to just be in awe of it now and to see the actors faces and expressions in every scene.
Produced by the team behind disneys a christmas carol and the polar express, mars needs moms showcases milos quest to save his moma wild adventure in 3d that involves stowing away on a. Here, the martians are disguised as humans, but towards the end of the episode we see that they have three arms. Martian hatchlings are springing up out of the ground up on mars, and theres a desperate need for a good mom to raise the babies. Zemeckis is a producer of mars needs moms, which was directed by simon wells the prince of egypt. Mar, 2011 mars needs moms is adapted from a childrens book by bloom county creator berkeley breathed, much in the same way that my fecal matter is adapted from the food i eat.
Firing squad 8, which, despite everything i said about dissonance and darkness, pulls itself together very nicely in a way that fails all analysis. In another nice scene, mom is willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for her son. Mars needs moms flops, and some blame 3d prices the. Jason dohring on the veronica mars season 4 ending entertainment weekly. They want to extract her essence and use it to program robots that serve as nannies on mars. Remember, though, that the focus of your time should not be on the development and execution of a craft. The two work together to try and free milos mom before its too late. With the help of a knowledgeable friend, milo travels to mars and discovers the plot. Browse books by berkeley breathed the shocking raid on westminster. In a race against time and oxygen, his quest to save her knows no bounds. He meets gribble, a young man that behaves like a child and together with the hippie martian ki and gribbles friend wingnut, they try to rescue. A young boy named milo gains a deeper appreciation for his. When berkeley breathed was first asked for his thoughts on the possibility of having his kids book mars needs moms. Berkeley breathed is also the creator of the illustrated novel flawed dogs and the new york times bestselling picture books mars needs moms.
When they travel to earth, they wear transparent helmets and a bulbous. It was released on march 11, 2011 by walt disney pictures and cowritten and directed by simon wells this was the final movie produced by imagemovers digital before its closure in 2011. Its a rare occurrence that ill ever come right out and tell you in so many words that you need to go out and read this book, but, well, here it is. Parents need to know that all kids may enjoy this book. Watch mars needs moms movie trailers, exclusive videos, interviews from the cast, movie clips and more at. Best known for the satire of his iconic 1980s comic strip, bloom county, breathed has since freed select bloom countians from the constraints of the newspaper in childrens books he has written and illustrated since 1991.
In the animated film, a boys mother is abducted by martians, and he pursues them back to mars to rescue her. The bluray 3ds only promotion is a 3denhanced cars 2 trailer. My life would be so much better if i didnt have a mom. Mars needs moms breathed, berkeley, breathed, berkeley. Mars needs moms features a plot that wasnt demographically targeted correctly. One of the reasons the john carter debacle doesnt look as bad for walt disney is that just one year ago the studio was mourning the epic bomb mars needs moms. The film was released in firstrun syndication by american international pictures. Reading to kids is a grassroots organization dedicated to inspiring underserved children with a love of reading, thereby enriching their lives and opportunities for future success.
Loosely based on the picture book by berkeley breathed, mars needs moms tells the story of milo, a boy who jumps aboard a martian spaceship to save his kidnapped mother. On mars, the female babies are nursed by robots while the male babies are dumped in the junkyard under the command of supervisor. Destined to become one of the biggest flops of all time, the films failure has sent shockwaves through the film industry, which had considered the combination of kids movies, cg. This is like throwing my daughter into a pit of tattoo artists and hoping ill still recognize her after pulling her out. Mars needs moms is a 2011 image movers film distributed by disney based on the storybook by bloom county creator berkeley breathed and produced by robert zemeckis. I just hope that they dont draw flaming skulls all over her forehead. Berkeley breathed, author, berkeley breathed, illustrator. Source mars needs moms is a 2011 3d computeranimated science fiction adventure film based on the berkeley breathed book of the same title.1401 1071 147 903 1384 314 114 992 802 809 893 288 1108 991 1568 330 101 1233 104 375 1029 649 1367 920 472 944 1591 293 832 570 941 788 706 354 542 812 662 677