The gentle man on the moon is lonely and wants to dance and have fun with the people of Earth, but when he comes to Earth on a comet, he's mistaken for an invader and must find his way back home. Based on the beloved children's book.


Stephan Schesch, Sarah Clara Weber (co-director)


Stephan Schesch (screenplay), Ralph Martin (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
1 nomination. See more awards »





Credited cast:
Katharina Thalbach ... Moon Man (voice)
Ulrich Tukur ... President (voice)
Corinna Harfouch ... Conquistadora (voice)
Thomas Kästner Thomas Kästner ... Bunsen van der Dunkel (voice)
Elena Kreil Elena Kreil ... The Girl (voice)
Ulrich Noethen ... The Father (voice)
Tomi Ungerer ... Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean-Yves Chatelais ... Ekla des Ombres (French version) (voice)
Michel Dodane Michel Dodane ... Le Président (French version) (voice)
Lou Dubernat Lou Dubernat ... La fillette (French version) (voice)
Pierre-François Pistorio Pierre-François Pistorio ... Le père U (French version) (voice)
Frédérique Tirmont Frédérique Tirmont ... Conquistadora (French version) (voice)


A bored Man in the Moon hitches a ride to Earth on the tails of a passing comet and starts to explore the fantastical creatures and sights of a new planet. But all is not well - the Moon Man's absence from his post means that all the world's children are unable to sleep. Before the President can capture him, they must join forces to return him to his rightful place in the sky. Written by Tribeca Film

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Animation | Sci-Fi


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Visually stunning. Fantastic score.
1 January 2014 | by baboguenewsSee all my reviews

This movie is in German. I don't have much German but its irrelevant.

The visualizations in this movie capture you from the opening sequence to the close of the movie.

The music chosen for each scene is made up of well known tunes.

The tone of the movie, although quite dark, is accentuated both by the music & the visuals.

The only negative is that it meanders along quite slowly. This is on purpose so that the audience can grasp all the comical & curious notes laid out in each scene.

Well worth a watch, even if you don't understand German.

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Release Date:

7 March 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Moon Man See more »


Box Office


EUR10,000,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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