Mars Needs Moms – Trailer
Berkeley Breathed, you might know him as the cartoonist behind the Bloom County comic series that spawned not one, but three separate comic series that you might recall as Outland, Opus the Penguin, and Bill the Cat. Oh he also writes kids books.
Much like how he’s done with Mars Needs Moms. The latest to come out of the guys who’ve made other photo-realistic CG works like The Polar Express. Official synopsis is as follows:
Take out the trash, eat your broccoli-who needs moms, anyway? Nine-year-old Milo (Seth Green) finds out just how much he needs his mom (Joan Cusack) when she’s nabbed by Martians who plan to steal her mom-ness for their own young. Produced by the team behind “Disney’s A Christmas Carol” and “The Polar Express,” “Mars Needs Moms” showcases Milo’s quest to save his mom-a wild adventure in Disney Digital 3D™ and IMAX® 3D that involves stowing away on a spaceship, navigating an elaborate, multi-level planet and taking on the alien nation and their leader (Mindy Sterling). With the help of a tech-savvy, underground earthman named Gribble (Dan Fogler) and a rebel Martian girl called Ki (Elisabeth Harnois), Milo just might find his way back to his mom-in more ways than one.
I personally think that this looks like a pretty cool movie, but the premise leaves much to be desired. Why would Mars need mothers to raise their children?!? Oh wait, kids book. I’ll shut up now.