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Director:
Writer:
Domonic Paris (writer)
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Release Date:
15 August 2008 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
First ever animated movie created for 3D
Plot:
Three young houseflies stow away aboard the Apollo 11 flight to the moon. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A timid excuse to watch all the glitter fly around on screen. See more (29 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Christopher Lloyd ... Amos (voice)

Kelly Ripa ... Nat's Mom (voice)

Nicollette Sheridan ... Nadia (voice)

Tim Curry ... Yegor (voice)

Trevor Gagnon ... Nat (voice)

Philip Bolden ... I.Q. (voice)

David Gore ... Scooter (voice)

Ed Begley Jr. ... Poopchev (voice)

Adrienne Barbeau ... Scooter's Mom (voice)

Robert Patrick ... Louie (voice)

Buzz Aldrin ... Himself
Sandy Simpson ... Commander Armstrong (voice)
Eddie Frierson ... Commander Aldrin (voice)

David Cowgill ... Commander Collins (voice)
Steve Kramer ... Leonid (voice)
Mimi Maynard ... I.Q.'s Mom (voice)
Lloyd Sherr ... Mission Control 1969 (voice)
Charlie Rocket ... Mission Control 1961 (voice)

Phil Proctor ... Senior Official (voice)

Nicholas Guest ... Fly Buddy #1 (voice)

Archie Hahn ... Fly Buddy #2 (voice)

Lynnanne Zager ... Fly at Launch (voice)

Scott Menville ... Butch (voice)

Michael McConnohie ... American Newscaster (voice)
Doug Stone ... Russian Announcer (voice)

Max Burkholder ... Mom's Maggot (voice)

Jessica Gee ... Maggot #1 (voice)
Mona Marshall ... Maggot #2 (voice)

Barbara Goodson ... Maggot #3 (voice)
Toby Stone ... Mosquito (voice)
James Frederick ... Housefly #1 (voice)
Jeffrey Braer ... Horse Fly #2 / Party Guests (voice)

Gregg Berger ... Pale Russian Flies (voice)

Sophie Simpson ... Katie (voice)

Lorraine Nicholson ... Katie (voice)
Auguste Paris ... Kid Fly at the Party (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Neil Armstrong ... Himself

Cam Clarke ... Ray (voice) (uncredited)

Grant George ... Other Russian Fly (voice) (uncredited)

Gigi Perreau ... Amelia (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Ben Stassen 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Domonic Paris  writer

Produced by
Jeremy Burdek .... executive producer
Eric Dillens .... executive producer
Gina Gallo .... producer
Charlotte Huggins .... producer
Nadia Khamlichi .... executive producer
Mimi Maynard .... producer
Domonic Paris .... co-executive producer
Adrian Politowski .... executive producer
Ben Stassen .... co-executive producer
Caroline Van Iseghem .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ramin Djawadi 
 
Casting by
Gina Gallo 
Mimi Maynard 
 
Art Direction by
Jeremy Degruson 
 
Production Management
Rick Gordon .... post-production supervisor
James Manke .... post-production manager
Roger Schins .... assistant production manager
 
Art Department
Michael A. Zimmerman .... concept artist
 
Sound Department
Philippe Baudhuin .... sound mixer
Philippe Baudhuin .... sound re-recording mixer
Marc Bazerman .... sound engineer
Joel D. Catalan .... printmaster engineer (as Joel Catalan)
Dan Cubert .... sound recordist
Bill Devine .... voice recordist
Michael Kalifa .... sound re-recording projectionist
Jimmy Lifton .... adr facility
Morten Folmer Nielsen .... adr editor
Morten Folmer Nielsen .... adr recordist
Ian Nyeste .... recording assistant
Yves Renard .... sound effects editor
Luc Thomas .... sound re-recording mixer
Philippe van Leer .... foley artist
Paulette Victor-Lifton .... recording facility supervisor
Aaron Wilcox .... sound re-recording projectionist
 
Visual Effects by
Meilhon Arnaud .... modeler
Aurelie Badin .... shading artist
Melanie Beisswenger .... senior animator
Frederic Cervini .... technical director: nWave Digital/Refractor
Nicolas Chombart .... lighting artist
Wim Coene .... generalist
Frederic Convert .... lighting technical director
Olivier De Cafmeyer .... fur and hair groom artist
Olivier De Cafmeyer .... shading artist
Nigel Denton-Howes .... texturing/shading supervisor
Julien Ducenne .... digital compositor
Seynaeve Emmanuel .... character finaling supervisor
Seynaeve Emmanuel .... rigging supervisor
Jérome Escobar .... visual effects supervisor
Roland Franck .... shading artist
Anthony Fristot .... lighting artist
Ryan Grobins .... senior lighter
Othman Haddi .... lighting/shading technical director
Mathias Lautour .... lighting supervisor
Mathias Lautour .... rendering supervisor
Etienne Marc .... lighting artist
John Martin .... rigging artist
Sebastien Potet .... rigger
Jeff Ranasinghe .... visual effects pipeline consultant
Frederic Robert .... digital compositor
Frederic Robert .... modeling supervisor
Jesús Ruiz Torres .... senior animator
Rick Sander .... senior lighter
Jelle Van den Audenaeren .... lighting artist
Vincent Visca .... compositor
Vincent Visca .... pipeline engineer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John 'Fest' Sandau .... gaffer
 
Animation Department
Melanie Beisswenger .... senior animator
Jesus del Campo .... character animator
Sébastien Ebzant .... senior animator
Alexandre Espigares .... animator
Laurent Laban .... character animator
Ambre Maurin .... animator
Gregory Naud .... character animator
Jesús Ruiz Torres .... senior animator
Peter Segers .... animator
Philippe Tailliez .... animation director
 
Editorial Department
Dan Muscarella .... color timer
 
Music Department
Jeffrey Biggers .... score music mixer
Tony Blondal .... orchestrator
Dirk Brossé .... conductor
Stephen Coleman .... orchestrator
Tim Davies .... orchestrator
Shannon Erbe .... music editor
Benoit Grey .... orchestrator
Zack Howard .... score mixing assistant
Brussels Philharmonic .... orchestra
Rob Simon .... technical score advisor
 
Other crew
Edwin Escalante .... post production (as Ed Escalante)
Guillaume Floret .... shading artist
Bill Harrison .... publicist
Amy Pfister .... publicist
Gilles Waterkeyn .... production executive
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Fly Me to the Moon" - Belgium (original title)
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Runtime:
84 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.44 : 1 See more »
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Canada:G (British Columbia) | Canada:G (Ontario) | Czech Republic:U | Finland:K-7 | Hong Kong:I | Ireland:PG | Netherlands:AL | Portugal:M/6 (Qualidade) | Singapore:G | South Korea:All | Switzerland:0 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:0 (canton of Vaud) | UK:PG | USA:G (certificate #44026)

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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Factual errors: When re-docking with the command module, the lunar module is shown docking with the engine side towards the command module instead of the docking side. The LEM is backwards.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Groovin'See more »

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4 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
A timid excuse to watch all the glitter fly around on screen., 29 October 2008
Author: Jamie Ward from United Kingdom

The 3D animated film is certainly not a new idea, and while the extent of applying real 3D through the use of glasses dates back to before Toy Story graced our screens, the technology has been somewhat underused. This is no coincidence however, as most will agree that with 3D glasses, along comes gimmick at the expense of story or narration. Fly me to the Moon certainly doesn't do much to shun away such allegations, as the experience is essentially a lame excuse to try out some really nice looking 3D effects and animation, but it is this impressive aesthetic that gives the film life that it would never have had before. Through this extra dimension the movie achieves a sense of compulsion with the viewer, engaging on a level only touched on by the greatest of cinematographers; Fly me to the Moon certainly feels like a trip into outer space, and on this basis alone should you decide whether or not to give this one a try.

Outside of the obvious sensory appeals of the film, the remainder of the much more standard and straight forward elements of film-making are dull and uninteresting in comparison. The story, which follows a trio of youngster fleas as they go on a brave adventure into space through means of hitchhiking in astronauts helmets, has its wonderful moments which will be sure to resonate with anyone interested in space travel. Although once again, without the punctuation of the wonderfully animated environments and smooth, crisp character designs, such moments would probably be fruitless; a little like watching a grainy, black and white version of 2001 with the sound switched off on the ten inch display. Nevertheless, the characters, although extremely standard fare for children's movies, provide adequate motive for the film to move forward and keep exploring all the images of space that lie ahead. The adventure is nonsensical, overly contrived and more than predictable, but for children at least, it will provide some entertainment. For the adults, it's all really just a timid excuse to watch all the glitter fly around on screen.

Where the film begins to lag behind however lies in the tacked on subplot involving some seedy Russian antagonists out to blow the moon-mission out of sheer jealousy. Although the depictions of Russia at the time is a little distasteful, lacking the needed comical edge to win over the audience in regards to their obviously caricature nature, this isn't the major flaw inherent to the development. Instead rather it is simply that it lacks any real coherency and fails to establish any sense of relevant link to the much more engaging main plot. Plus, taking place largely inside the brown hues of wherever these fleas live, and lacking any real amusing characters outside of ex-adventurer Grandpa, the segments which are spliced in between all the adventure and action feel perfunctory for the sake of maintaining standard structure expected of the genre and all the more uninteresting as a result.

In the end, whether or not you will enjoy Fly Me to the Moon depends on two factors: what age you are and what your disposition is in regards to 3D movies. While it would help to be under your teens and be fond of the three-dimensional gimmick, there are nevertheless other areas in which the movie can please. The main focus being that of space exploration and living out your dreams at the cost of risking your normal, everyday life is always playing out in the subtext of the film, but its presence is palpable enough to warrant engagement with all that is going on behind the fancy effects. Sure enough with such films as Space Chimps and big-shot WALL-E not long behind cinema goer's minds, it would be hard to justify another trip into space without having some serious backing from other elements within the film. In this respect, Fly Me to the Moon too often fails. With an overly formulaic script, flat character development and some spotty plotting, the feature does little to convince you that it is anything but a treat for the eyes. So unless you really enjoy your animated-children's-3D-space movies, I wouldn't necessarily recommend this, but there is still fun to be had here for those who are.

- A review by Jamie Robert Ward (http://www.invocus.net)

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