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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.

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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

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Mom needs a little space.


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Rated PG for sci-fi action and peril | See all certifications »

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11 March 2011 (USA)  »

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Marte necesita mamás  »

Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£113,559 (UK) (8 April 2011)

Gross:

$21,379,315 (USA) (17 June 2011)
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According to the Los Angeles Times, Seth Green spent six weeks outfitted in a special sensor-equipped performance-capture suit while also simultaneously performing his lines in the role of Milo. During the post-production process, filmmakers noticed that Green was able to physically embody a 9-year-old - imitating the movements and behaviors of a child - but his voice sounded too mature for the character. Therefore his voice was replaced with that of 11-year-old actor Seth Robert Dusky. Green can still be heard in the film as the voice of one of the hippies on the '70s television show that Ki watches, a role that Green also performed in performance capture. See more »

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TV Announcer: 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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not a bad movie
16 March 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was better than some, no worse than others. I love Seth Green, and if he hadn't been listed in the credits you would have known in two seconds it was him. It looked almost too real, as every facial expression and reaction shot seemed too real. I think cartoons should be more cartoony--does that make sense? If you strive so hard to make cartoons look like real images, then why not just make a movie using real objects? That being said, the story wasn't horrible, and it is just repeating the title to tell you that mom is kidnapped by horrible aliens who wish to learn from her how to be a mother. There are reasons that will be explained. What I didn't like was that the idiots in the movie seem to be stereotyped from blacks from jamaica. So, getting past that, my recommendation is this: don't be a daddy in the theater. If you are going to watch this with your 3-7 year old crowd, it is a mommy son movie and can be touching. When it comes out on TV, i am sure the wife will enjoy watching it with her little men. As for me? Well, 8 bucks for the ticket and to keep the kids quiet for 88 minutes? Sure, not a bad trade off.


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