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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


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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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 USA:

$1,900,523, 17 August 2008

Gross USA:

$14,532,946

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$41,412,264
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.44 : 1
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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 11 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 fictionalized version of Apollo 11, 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 campaigned internally within N.A.S.A. for this to be how the mission took place, that with Armstrong being in command, it would be Aldrin to make the first exit through the door. The film's reorganization of the positions and ranks may have been made at Aldrin's suggestion, since he was involved in the picture. See more »

Goofs

When the flies are congratulating themselves for being on the Moon, they are floating in the air, yet they should be falling or flapping their wings to keep themselves air-born. The LEM just landed and the Moon's gravity should be present. See more »

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Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #41.12 (2009) 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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"First ever animated movie created for 3D". Seriously? Where?
1 December 2008 | by sogerSee all my reviews

It is pretty surreal what these flies can do... eh well... this is a cartoon, so anything can happen in it.

At first I must tell you that I love animated movies. Unfortunately this year's repertoire is very weak. This cartoon is nothing but a list of flaws:

1) I quoted the tag line. It suggests that this movie has great 3D effects. Well, I did not see any, at least not something special I never saw before.

2) The "flies" in this movie look nothing like real flies. At least they could've make them black. But cyan flies, seriously? With giant heads and slim torsos?

3) The story. I guess it was written for 6 year old kids. I could tell it in two sentences it is so over simplified.

4) Excessive patriotism. For example: "They are American files after all!" Oh, give me a break.


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