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Fly Me to the Moon 3D (2008)

Fly Me to the Moon (original title)
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Three young houseflies stow away aboard the Apollo 11 flight to the moon.

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Domonic Paris
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 David Gore ... Scooter (voice)
Ed Begley Jr. ... Poopchev (voice)
Adrienne Barbeau ... Scooter's Mom (voice)
Robert Patrick ... Louie (voice)
Buzz Aldrin ... Himself
Sandy Simpson Sandy Simpson ... Commander Armstrong (voice)
Eddie Frierson ... Commander Aldrin (voice)
David Cowgill ... Commander Collins (voice)
Steve Kramer ... Leonid (voice)
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Storyline

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 KGF Vissers

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First ever animated movie created for 3D


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G | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

MK2 [France] | Official site | See more »

Country:

Belgium | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 August 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fly Me to the Moon 3D See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€82,617 (Belgium), 3 February 2008, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,900,523, 17 August 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$14,532,946, 18 October 2009

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$41,412,264
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.44 : 1
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Trivia

This was the last movie reviewed by Richard Roeper during his tenure as a film critic on At the Movies (1986) (which had been renamed "Ebert & Roeper at the Movies" following Gene Siskel's death). Roeper and his co-host, Michael Phillips (who was substituting for Roger Ebert) gave "Fly Me to the Moon" a negative review. (Philips would return to co-host the show with film critic A.O. Scott, before it was cancelled in 2010. See more »

Goofs

They landed in the Pacific Ocean, not in Florida. See more »

Connections

References The Simpsons: Deep Space Homer (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Going Up The Country
Composed by Alan Wilson
Performed by Canned Heat
Courtesy of EMI Music Services Belgium NV
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15 August 2008 | by Smells_Like_CheeseSee all my reviews

Honestly, I did have a feeling from the trailer that Fly Me to the Moon wasn't going to exactly my style. But I had the opportunity to see it today for free and I just wanted to give it a fair chance, I don't know what's with this year, but it doesn't seem like all the animated films are gold, now we had WALL-E and Kung Fu Panda, that's about it when it comes to the good animated films, but then we had Space Chimps and now Fly Me to the Moon that are just average. See, what bugs me is that this movie is just for kids, I think we should have those kind of films, but this was semi-boring. The humor didn't even seem to exist, also flies are not cute or interesting to watch and just because a film is made for 3-D doesn't make it a great film. I'm not trying to hate on this film because the story is decent, it's just the way it's told that makes it a little dull.

Nat, I.Q., and Scooter are young flies who are just day dreamers, but Nat dreams of going to the moon one of these days. When he talks to his adventurous grandfather, he decides to just go for it. He talks I.Q. and Scoother into it as well, they sneak onto the rocket ship that is taking Americans to the moon for the first time. But with the mothers freaking out at home and Russian flies who can't stand the idea of these American flies getting the credit, it may not be a happy trip home.

Fly Me to the Moon is alright for the kids under 7, that's it. Like I said, I think we should have movies that are aimed for kids only, but this was just dull and didn't interest me. The humor is very tame and the characters aren't the best to relate too. There are a couple of nice things about the movie, like the animation is beautiful and the story is fun. Even though 3-D doesn't make a movie wonderful, it does make it a lot of fun to watch and a lot more interesting to look at. Over all, I'd say to see this as a matinée if you want to see it on the 3-D screen, otherwise, it's a rental, there's nothing special about it, but it's a nice movie.

5/10


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