Mars Needs Moms

(2011)

Take out the trash, eat your broccoli—who needs moms, anyway? Nine-year-old Milo (Seth Green) finds out just how much he needs his mom (Joan Cusack) when she’s nabbed by Martians who plan to steal her mom-ness for their own young. Produced by the team behind “Disney’s A Christmas Carol” and “The Polar Express,” “Mars Needs Moms” showcases Milo’s quest to save his mom—a wild adventure in Disney Digital 3D™ and IMAX® 3D that involves stowing away on a spaceship, navigating an elaborate, multi-level planet and taking on the alien nation and their leader (Mindy Sterling). With the help of a tech-savvy, underground earthman named Gribble (Dan Fogler) and a rebel Martian girl called Ki (Elisabeth Harnois), Milo just might find his way back to his mom—in more ways than one.

EXCLUSIVE: Simon Wells Talks ‘Mars Needs Moms’

Director Simon Wells talks Mars Needs Moms, working with the motion-capture format, bringing this cast together and much more.

Director Simon Wells has always been right at home at the drawing board, literally speaking. After starting out as an animator on Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, he transitioned into directing with An American Tail: Fievel Goes West, Balto, The Prince of Egypt, and the live-action adventure The Time Machine. After working as a storyboard artist for Disney for several years, Simon Wells made his directing return with the animated tale Mars Needs Moms, which hits the shelves on Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray and DVD on August 9. I recentlly had the chance to speak with Simon Wells over the phone about this animated tale, and here's what he had to say.

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EXCLUSIVE: ‘Mars Needs Moms’ Blu-ray Special Feature Clip

We have an exclusive special feature clip from the upcoming home video release Mars Needs Moms, which hits the shelves on Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray and DVD on August 9. Click on our exclusive clip below to watch Seth Green portray his character Milo in motion-capture. To give you a comparison of the motion-capture process, we have included another clip of that same, fully-animated scene from the movie below our exclusive clip.

Take out the trash, eat your broccoli - who needs moms anyway? Nine-year-old Milo (Seth Green) finds out how much he needs his mom (Joan Cusack) when she's nabbed by Martians who plan to steal her mom-ness for their own young. In a race against time and oxygen, his quest to save her knows no bounds. And with some unexpected help, Milo just might find his way back to her - in more ways than one.

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‘Mars Needs Moms’ 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and DVD Arrive August 9th

This Fall, families will not want to miss the chance to own Mars Needs Moms, the story of a young boy's intergalactic adventure to find his Martian-nabbed mother as it arrives into living rooms across the country in a Blu-ray Combo Pack with 3D, DVD, Movie Download and On-Demand August 9, 2011. From Disney and Academy Award-winner Robert Zemeckis (Best Director, Forrest Gump, 1994), comes the craziest adventure in the galaxy- complete with out-of this world special effects and jam packed with bonus features, it's a thrilling journey that's pure fun.

Uniquely packaged with families top of mind, Mars Needs Moms will be available for purchase as a 4-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray 2D + DVD + Digital Copy) for the suggested retail price of $49.99 US/ $56.99 Canada; a 2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray 2D +DVD) for $39.99 US/ $46.99 Canada; a 1-Disc DVD for $29.99 US/ $35.99 Canada; a High Definition Movie Download for the suggested retail price of $39.99 U.S./45.99 Canada; a Standard Definition Movie Download for the suggested retail price of $29.99 U.S./$35.99 Canada; and/or On-Demand (for additional information and pricing, please contact your television provider or favorite digital retailer. Bonus features are not offered with On-Demand).

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EXCLUSIVE: ‘Mars Needs Moms’ Cast and Crew Interviews

Opening in theaters on March 11th is the new 3D computer-animated film from Walt Disney Pictures called Mars Needs Moms. The movie stars Seth Green (Robot Chicken), Joan Cusack (Toy Story 3), Dan Fogler (Take Me Home Tonight), Elisabeth Harnois (A Single Man), Mindy Sterling (Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery), and Tom Everett Scott (Southland). We recently had a chance to sit down and speak with Joan Cusack, Dan Fogler, Elisabeth Harnois, and Mindy Sterling, as well as director Simon Wells and writer Wendy Wells about the new film, producer Robert Zemeckis's influence on the project, the original source material the movie is based on, and motion capture filmmaking. To watch our exclusive interview please click on the video clip below.

Nine-year-old Milo (Seth Green) finds out just how much he needs his mom (Joan Cusack) when she's nabbed by Martians who plan to steal her mom-ness for their own young. Produced by the team behind Disney's a Christmas Carol and The Polar Express, Mars Needs Moms showcases Milo's quest to save his mom, a wild adventure in Disney Digital 3D™ and IMAX® 3D that involves stowing away on a spaceship, navigating an elaborate, multi-level planet and taking on the alien nation and their leader (Mindy Sterling). With the help of a tech-savvy, underground earthman named Gribble (Dan Fogler) and a rebel Martian girl called Ki (Elisabeth Harnois), Milo just might find his way back to his mom ... in more ways than one.

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‘Mars Needs Moms’ Clip

Walt Disney Pictures has released the first clip from the upcoming animated adventure Mars Needs Moms, which will be released in theaters nationwide on March 11. Click on the video player below to watch a scene where Milo (Seth Green) finds a way to avoid eating his broccoli.

Take out the trash, eat your broccoli-who needs moms, anyway? Nine-year-old Milo (Seth Green) finds out just how much he needs his mom (Joan Cusack) when she's nabbed by Martians who plan to steal her mom-ness for their own young. Produced by the team behind Disney's a Christmas Carol and The Polar Express, Mars Needs Moms showcases Milo's quest to save his mom-a wild adventure in Disney Digital 3D and IMAX 3D that involves stowing away on a spaceship, navigating an elaborate, multi-level planet and taking on the alien nation and their leader (Mindy Sterling). With the help of a tech-savvy, underground earthman named Gribble (Dan Fogler) and a rebel Martian girl called Ki (Elisabeth Harnois), Milo just might find his way back to his mom-in more ways than one.

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Third ‘Mars Needs Moms’ Trailer

Simon Wells directs Seth Green, Joan Cusack, and Dan Fogler in this animated adventure about aliens who kidnap mothers from Earth.

Second ‘Mars Needs Moms’ Trailer

Seth Green, Joan Cusack, and Dan Fogler lend their voices to this upcoming animated adventure.

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