Set in 1944, Valiant is a woodland pigeon who wants to become a great hero someday. When he hears they are hiring recruits for the Royal Homing Pigeon Service, he immediately sets out for ... See full summary »
In the Kennedy days, all the States buzz about the Apollo moon program, even the bugs. Grandpa fly keeps 'inspiring' his grandson and two mates, a nerd and a glutton, with heroic stories. New they decide to get in on the action at Cape Canaveral via an astronaut's bred box. Grandpa also gets involved. There's also an evil Soviet Russian fly to with. Written by
As the lunar module lands on the moon, Aldrin is shown on the left side, which is the Command position, with Armstrong on the right side. This is the reverse of how they were in reality. Furthermore, Armstrong is shown clapping Aldrin on the arm and calls him "Commander". In the end credits all three Apollo XI astronauts are named Commander (a military rank none of the astronauts held -Collins and Aldrin were Air Force colonels). The upshot is that in this fictionalised version of Apollo XI, Aldrin commanded the mission and landed the craft, while Neil Armstrong still makes the historic first walk on the Moon. With the roles reversed, Buzz Aldrin had actually campaigned internally within Nasa for this to be how the mission took place; i.e. that with Armstrong being in command, it would be Aldrin to make the first exit through the door. The film's reorganisation of the positions and ranks may have been made at Aldrin's suggestion, since he was involved in the picture. See more »
Characters give each other "high-fives" years before the gesture was popularized. See more »
A film for pre-schoolers only. The character animation is a crude with the characters (human and fly) lacking fluidity or definition. They look and move more like articulated plastic puppets. Nice background and hardware rendering. I didn't watch the 3D version which appears to have had a lot of nice depth effects to take your mind off of the very weak storyline chocked full of filler. Inexplicably, the real Buzz Aldrin appears at the end to say flies did not actually go to the moon as if someone was mistaking this for fact. Or maybe he was there to remind people that we actually did go to the moon long ago. Let's hope they paid him well.
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