Watch: First Official Trailer for Disney's New 'Mars Needs Moms!'
by Alex Billington
November 23, 2010
"Mom needs a little space." Disney has debuted the official trailer via Yahoo for Mars Needs Moms!, the upcoming animated sci-fi flick based on Berkeley Breathed's children's book. This trailer has been showing in front of Harry Potter, so some of you might have already seen this, but now it's officially online for those who haven't. The movie features the voices of Seth Green, Joan Cusack and Dan Fogler. This trailer seems a bit odd because it has the Zemeckis CGI rolled into a conventional animated movie and I'm not sure it works too well, it kind of looks goofy, to be honest. But that said, I'm a sci-fi nut, so I'm still curious. Check it out!
Watch the first official trailer for Disney's Mars Needs Moms!:
You can also watch the Mars Needs Moms! trailer in High Definition on Yahoo
A boy named Milo gains a deeper appreciation for his mom after Martians land on Earth and take her.
Mars Needs Moms! is directed by British filmmaker Simon Wells, great grand-son of H.G. Wells, who has directed films like An American Tail: Fievel Goes West, We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story, Balto, The Prince of Egypt and The Time Machine, but its been a while since he last directed. The screenplay was co-written by Simon and presumable his wife, Wendy Wells. It's based on Berkeley Breathed's book of the same name. This was produced at ImageMovers and is being released by Disney in 3D on March 11th, 2011 next year.
Yeah, something a bit off-putting about the character design and overall look of the movie that kinda threw me off from completely enjoying this trailer and made it a little difficult to be intrigued
Voice of Reason on Nov 23, 2010
I don't like that they gave the human characters such realistic looks. I think it would have been a lot more endearing if they looked more cartoony and goofy. The silliness of the dialog just doesn't mesh well with the design of the characters, and ends up feeling forced. It just looks bad to me. It simply lacks the warmth and "Aww!" factor of something like Despicable Me, How to Train Your Dragon or Toy Story. Need more big googly eyes, guys!
SuicidalOptimist on Nov 23, 2010
Well I can tell you this. It looks better than Space Chimps, Planet 51, and Fly Me to the Moon, thats for sure
I wish I thought of that on Nov 23, 2010
Hell, it's based on a great book, anyway. And it certainly looks great (at least to me, but then again, I wear some pretty thick specs). Heck, let's give it a chance--this is only the trailer, not the complete film.
Marc McKenzie on Nov 23, 2010
@1,2,3 Totally agree with you. The character voice acting sounds amazing, too bad it literally looks bad.
Notex on Nov 23, 2010
The sound, sounded like it wasn't actually in the environments... like a cheap CG movie. Anyone else feel this way?
Guy on Nov 23, 2010
I feel cold, these characters had no souls! Fogler might just be the only reason I see it.
Xerxex on Nov 23, 2010
the human characters look creeeeeeeepy
ingmorelos on Nov 23, 2010
I wish Mars would come and take Sarah Palin. She's only good for one thing- taking care of her moron children.
jedibilly on Nov 23, 2010
I think it looks pretty good. wont see it when it comes out in theaters but will check it out on bluray. @#9 You're a douche!
xaudioprox on Nov 23, 2010
@ 1, 2, 7, 8 They used the same technology behind The Polar Express to do the facial animations. I'm actually impressed it doesn't look AS creepy as it did in Polar Express. Which is saying a lot when it comes to this style of animation because there isn't much wiggle room on the output of the characteristics (from what I've heard from an animation professor of mine) The story looks good and I'm always a fan of random aliens that pretend to vacuum.
Hedgehog on Nov 23, 2010
lolwut on Nov 23, 2010
great animation to say the least. story it self puts me off a bit. but simon wells has talent, so lets see
Jeff Spicoli on Nov 23, 2010
When I saw the creepy dead eyes I figured it was that Polar Express studio. I was right.
jay on Nov 23, 2010
great idea but very bad acting and animation... pixar rules xD
A5J4DX on Nov 23, 2010
ryderup on Nov 23, 2010
I looks too violent and creepy for under 4, but too stupid for over 8. They've got a narrow audience.
MrKelly on Nov 23, 2010
i smiled at the dancing sequence but that was it.
Logan on Nov 23, 2010
Great animations. Story is lacking. Fail.
Eli on Nov 23, 2010
This is going to suck.
That Awesome Norwegian Dude on Nov 23, 2010
wow guys. seriously. this movie isn't for you. it's for my children and your little brothers and sisters. chill out...
yomama on Nov 23, 2010
Just in case anyone was still laboring the hope that Disney had learned something from Pixar... They didn't.
Mark on Nov 23, 2010
Well I like a lot of the director's filmography, and it looks like a fun movie, I'll give it a shot.
theweatherman on Nov 23, 2010
Looks funny actually, I might check it out when it's online..
Lincoln on Nov 24, 2010
Yekim on Nov 24, 2010
I don't get a feel for the humor yet. I think they need to release a trailer showing a little more of the humor of the film. I'm sure that would take people's minds off the animation.
ModernAmericanMan on Nov 24, 2010
I think it looks excellent, the animation moves along nicely, a big upgrade to Polar Express. And the characters are fun and unique, sure kids will dig it if the story works, that's the only IF IMHO....
Adam on Nov 24, 2010
I think the animations are great!!! Reminded me of the ones from the "LA Noire" trailer, the new game by Rockstar, makers of GTA. I do think it is easier for people to relate to more abstract human figures, like the ones used by pixar, but i like this style. I also loved Polar express, so that's that 😛
Ricardo on Nov 24, 2010
Are you guys insane! something comes along that isn't a carbon copy of another film and instantly it looks bad. The look of the film and the voice acting is what toed me in from the start. You guy's may be happy watching Shrek the 50th but I'll take a new look and a sci-fi film any day.
Halilubala@gmail.com on Nov 24, 2010
This looks strangely entertaining as a kids flick.
Brandon on Nov 24, 2010
Honestly Disney is just crapping out stupid stupid stupid films I fell sorry for all the little kids who watch this crap 🙁
DaftPUNKFAN on Nov 25, 2010
the people behind The Polar Express have this thing about how they get the eyes wrong in all their films. They look DEAD inside. Like hollow shells.
Kent Lundblad on Nov 27, 2010
Another Zemeckis flop.
MithunOnThe.Net on Dec 1, 2010
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