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Moon Madness (1983)

Le secret des sélénites (original title)
Baron Munchausen is informed by an astrologer cousin of his about the Selenites, an extraterrestrial race which is native to the Earth's Moon ("Selene" in Greek). The Selenites have ... See full summary »


Jean Image
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Credited cast:
Dominique Paturel Dominique Paturel ... Baron Munchausen (voice)
Pierre Destailles Pierre Destailles ... Sirius l'astrologue (voice)
Serge Nadaud Serge Nadaud ... (voice)
Jacques Marin ... Hercule (voice)
Marc Dudicourt Marc Dudicourt ... (voice)
Georges Atlas Georges Atlas ... Ouragane (voice)
Pierre Mirat Pierre Mirat ... (voice)
Robert Rollis Robert Rollis ... (voice)
Philippe Castelli Philippe Castelli ... Lundi (voice)
Angelo Bardi Angelo Bardi ... (voice)
Jacques Ciron Jacques Ciron ... Astuce / Lunus (voice)
Gabriel Jabbour Gabriel Jabbour ... (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George Birt George Birt ... (voice)
Geoffrey Carey Geoffrey Carey ... (voice) (as Goffrey Carey)
Steve Gadler Steve Gadler ... (voice)


Baron Munchausen is informed by an astrologer cousin of his about the Selenites, an extraterrestrial race which is native to the Earth's Moon ("Selene" in Greek). The Selenites have reportedly discovered the secret to immortality. The Baron organizes an expedition to the Moon, hoping to convince them to share the secret with him. He and his companions arrive just as another alien race invades the Moon, and they are caught up in a war. Written by dimadick

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Release Date:

25 July 1984 (USA) See more »

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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Produced and copyrighted in 1982, released in theaters in 1984. See more »


Moon King: [In the English version, after rewarding the Baron and his crew the Talisman of Life] Come up and see us sometime.
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Alternate Versions

In 1985, the film was transmitted on Antenne 2 as a series of 13 episodes. See more »

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Super Freaky Cool Cartoon!
16 December 2005 | by moonspry99See all my reviews

This is one of the most awesome and weird cartoons I've ever seen, and am really happy I stumbled across it. It is honestly one of my most favorite things now (of course I like really cheesy and weird things, so if you like normal, this is not for you). It's like Puff the Magic Dragon, on crack! It's just so offbeat and strange, with gorgeous colors and a bizarre world. Very unique from it's strange wobbly people, to it's odd moon creatures, to it's awesome spastic and spontaneous man dancing. I also love the slight twist in storyline at the end, which I won't give away. Great music theme song too. I haven't watched any other Jean Image animation yet (though I will track them down), but there's no way they could be as gorgeous a gem as this one. The storyline is that astronomer Sirius sends the famous Baron Munchausen and his commerades up to the moon to discover the secret world of the Selenites, and they discover a bizarre, beautiful and dangerous world, and the Slelenites are being threatened by a mysterious race, and a comical battle ensues. It's made for Children, like the Puff the Magic Dragon tales, but much more bizarre and pleasing for adults, and much more beautiful colors and animation. Really weird.

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