American astronaut Captain Charles "Chuck" Baker lands on Planet 51 thinking he's the first person to step foot on it. To his surprise, he finds that this planet is inhabited by little green people who are happily living in a white picket fence world, and whose only fear is that it will be overrun by alien invaders...like Chuck!
Lewis is a brilliant inventor who meets mysterious stranger named Wilbur Robinson, whisking Lewis away in a time machine and together they team up to track down Bowler Hat Guy in a showdown that ends with an unexpected twist of fate.
Stephen J. Anderson
On Mars, the female babies are nursed by robots while the male babies are dumped in the junkyard under the command of Supervisor. They research Earth and finds that the boy Milo is raised by his Mom with love and discipline. The Martians come to Earth and abduct Mom, to use her brain to instruct the robots about how to raise children. However, Milo sneaks into the spaceship and comes to Mars. He meets Gribble, a young man that behaves like a child and together with the hippie Martian Ki and Gribble's friend Wingnut, they try to rescue Mom and bring her back to Earth. But Supervisor will give her best efforts to stop Milo and his friends. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The film grossed $6.9 million in its opening weekend , making it the twelfth worst opening ever for a film playing in more than 3000 theaters, and one of the worst openings for a major 3D release. With a $150 million budget, the film is considered a massive box office bomb. Its commercial failure contributed to Disney canceling its planned remake of Yellow Submarine (1968), which was to be made with the same motion capture technology. See more »
NASA scientists are excited over recent findings by the Mars Rover of fossilized organic compounds on the surface that indicate at some time in the past there may have been life on the red planet.
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The Walt Disney Pictures logo is tinted red for the final eight seconds to make it seem like the logo takes place on Mars (the sunset sky behind the castle morphs into reddish browns). See more »
Unbelievable tour de force of Color , 3D and a meaningful story!
I am not going to spoil this wonderful morality tale about a young boy, his mother and a wild trip to and through Mars with the locals who are drawn, ahem, how shall I put this, with amazingly curvy hinder parts. Anyhoo, the direction is superb never missing a beat, never a dull moment with some subtle tips of the hat to Star Wars and perhaps 2001 Space Odyssey amongst others, but this is definitely a version all its own with a new twist. The colors as viewed on an HD3300 are simply even more colorful at times than Avatar and are truly breathtaking to behold. The 3D and detail is perhaps the best overall implementation I have ever seen. Very little ghosting, no crosstalk at all, astounding imaging and sense of depth. The master must be at least 4-8K resolution. Sure there are maybe some slightly "goofy" moments at times but remember folks, kids are along for the ride and what a ride it is. The cast featuring Seth Green, Joan Cusack, Dan Fogler,and Elisabeth Harnois (permission to fall in love with martian version) all did a great job with motion capture and voice acting. Kudos to director Simon Wells and screenwriter Wendy Wells and everyone else who worked on this fabulous project! Please buy or rent this film. It is a digital work of art!
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