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Mars Needs Moms (2011)

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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.

Director:

Simon Wells

Writers:

Simon Wells (screenplay), Wendy Wells (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Seth Green ... Milo
Dan Fogler ... Gribble
Joan Cusack ... Mom
Elisabeth Harnois ... Ki
Mindy Sterling ... Supervisor
Kevin Cahoon ... Wingnut
Tom Everett Scott ... Dad
Jacquie Barnbrook ... Martian
Matthew Henerson ... Martian
Adam Jennings ... Martian
Stephen Kearin ... Martian
Amber Gainey Meade ... Martian
Aaron Rapke Aaron Rapke ... Martian
Julene Renee ... Martian
Kirsten Severson Kirsten Severson ... Martian
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Mom needs a little space.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Marte necesita mamás See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,914,488, 13 March 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$21,379,315, 17 June 2011
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This movie grossed $6.8 million in its opening weekend, which is the 19th-worst opening ever for a film playing in more than 3,000 theaters, and one of the worst openings for a major 3D release. With a budget of $150 million and a total gross of just $39 million, this movie is considered a massive box office bomb, and has the worst-ever financial reputation for a film branded by Disney. 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 »

Goofs

Milo's Mom told him that cats are not supposed to eat vegetables. Cats can actually eat some vegetables like cooked/steamed broccoli and some others. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Featured in AniMat's Reviews: The Adventures of Tintin (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Written by Freddie Mercury
Performed by Queen
Licensed courtesy of Queen Productions Ltd.
Courtesy of Hollywood Records Inc. for N. America
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Disney needs to wake up
14 March 2011 | by andrewj-leeSee all my reviews

I have to start out by saying that I enjoyed reading all of the obvious planted reviews about this movie. There is a reason that hardly anybody went to see this movie, and it isn't just because it was released around the same time as a couple of other "family" movies. Those reasons may include hideous character design, lazy animation (mo-cap), and a generic and unbelievable story. Not to mention an unmistakeably sexist trailer that leaves the audience groaning.

Who cares if Mars needs Moms? I don't. You won't, either, especially after watching this movie. The ensemble of unlikeable, repulsive characters will see to that.


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