Mars Needs Moms

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A young boy named milo gains a deeper appreciation for his mom after martians come to earth to take her away.


Studio Buena Vista Home Entertainment
SKU 221484119
UPC 786936812527
UPC 14 00786936812527
Format DVD
Release Date 2/24/2013
Rating Rating
Kidnapping And Missing Persons
Kids Adventure
Editors Note
Note His mother (voice of Joan Cusack) abducted by Martians intent on harvesting her maternal instincts to nurture their young, nine-year-old Milo (voice of Seth Green) stows away in an alien spacecraft bound for Mars in a bid to bring her safely back to Earth. Later, on the Red Planet, Milo befriends a subterranean dwelling earthling named Gribble (Dan Folger) and a spirited Martian lass named Ki (Elsabeth Harbois) who agree to help him locate his missing mother and confront the head alien in charge (voice of Mindy Sterling).
Washington Post 3 stars out of 4 -- "[I]nventive and vigorous....Savvy moms and dads will recognize reference points to sci-fi classics." 03/11/2011
A.V. Club "It's a fun rush...and an intense one, too, with plenty of grim moments along the way that heighten the sense of danger as MARS NEEDS MOMS moves toward an unexpectedly wrenching finale." -- Grade: B 03/10/2011
Box Office 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "The perfect family film in every way, moms, dads, kids and even those Martians are gonna love this funny, warm and wonderful tale." 03/10/2011
Total Film 3 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's brought vibrantly to life by some AVATAR-esque motion-capture magic." 05/01/2011
Entertainment Weekly "MARS NEEDS MOMS is a great, jaunty adventure....Enhanced by nimble ad-libbing from the comedy-trained cast, the screenplay is delightful, by turns funny and emotional..." -- Grade: A- 03/18/2011
Joan Cusack
Seth Green
Cast & Crew
Joan Cusack - Star
Seth Green - Star
Elisabeth Harnois - Voice
Mindy Sterling - Voice
Kevin Cahoon - Voice
Dan Fogler - Voice
Simon Wells - Screenwriter
John Powell - Composer
Robert Presley - Director of Photography
Huck Wirtz - Animation Supervisor
Berkeley Breathed - Source Writer
Wendy Wells - Screenwriter
Simon Wells - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2011
UPC 00786936812527
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 88 minutes
Color (unknown/unconverted)
Aspect Ratio
ReviewSource The Onion A.V. Club
Review Technically the film is a marvel, exhibiting the most realistic use of the performance capture yet. Characters are vivid and believable and action sequences are flawless. The technique has come a long way from the "dead eye" look of Polar Express and is particularly effective here, especially in the case of greasy Gribble, beautifully voiced by Fogler who never misses a beat. Green, on the other hand, is a little long in the tooth to be playing a 9-year-old, but manages it perfectly with his inventive, wide-eyed facial work. There turned out to be no way around his adult larynx, however, and another young actor (Seth Dusky) was called in to do the vocal interpretation of Milo. Cusack is warm and winning as Mom and Sterling nails the evil Supervisor. With great use of 3D Mars Needs Moms should be an out-of-this-world hit that delivers a strong message about the importance of family and a mother's love for her children.
Reviewer Keith Phipps
ReviewRating 8
DVD, Widescreen, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News's a hoot.
Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly ...a great, jaunty adventure...
Pete Hammond, Boxoffice Magazine The perfect family film in every way...

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