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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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Trivia

Three years in the making. 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 red ball in the Image Movers Digital logo is replaced with Mars. See more »

Alternate Versions

There exists a cut of the movie where Seth Green's vocals as Milo are intact. Thanks to Youtuber, Cinephile Studios, However this cut of the film has the vocals of the characters be heard louder than the background Music. See more »

Connections

References Cujo (1983) 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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User Reviews

 
not as bad as everyone has made it out to be
21 March 2011 | by actiondallasSee all my reviews

I saw it with two of my little cousins and i was not looking forward to it atall after hearing how it bombed in box office and everyones reviews were really bad. It turns out I kinda liked it, the animation was very cool in 3D, which it must be seen in 3D or not nearly as cool.

It was simple family friendly entertainment, very vibrant and original with very creative digital technology behind it. It was fast paced and kept the kiddies smilin'. More than I was expecting definitely, and overrall not that bad, I would definitely recommend if you are looking for a film to bring some kids to. As a small bonus at the end they shows behind the scenes of how they filmed it with live action actors, very cool.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mars Needs Moms See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,914,488, 13 March 2011

Gross USA:

$21,392,758

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$39,233,678
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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