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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

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Mom needs a little space.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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

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2.35 : 1
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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 weight was less on Mars than Earth, which would be correct. However, when Gribble and Ki are on Earth, their weight should be higher than on Mars - by a factor of approximately three. This would have made it impossible for them to walk or really move around much at all. 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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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 Maltin on Movies: The Help (2011) See more »

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Out of Limits
Written by Michael Z. Gordon
Performed by Los Straitjackets
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That Crazzy Love Thing
15 November 2012 | by Claudio CarvalhoSee all my reviews

In 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 Mon with love and discipline.

The Martians come to Earth and abduct Mon, to use her brain to instruct the robots about how to raise children. However, Milo slinks 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 Mon and bring her back to Earth. But Supervisor will give her best efforts to stop Milo and his friends.

"Mars Needs Moms" is a delightful underrated animation about that crazy love thing and a tribute to the mothers and to the families. There is no explanation of how the Martians breed but the wonderful story can be easy enjoyed by those that have the concept of family, and not hatchery. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Marte Precisa de Mães" ("Mars Needs Moms")


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