Walt Disney Studios and ImageMovers Digital have provided us with several behind-the-scenes photos, model sheets and concept art from its March 11 release of Mars Needs Moms, based on the same-titled book by famed cartoonist Berkeley Breathed who based the story on his own personal experiences with then four year old son, Milo. A couple of differences you’ll find in the film are that Milo (portrayed by Seth Green) is ‘progressed’ to age nine (while Seth, of course, is regressed) and there is a lot more time spent exploring the red planet. A couple of fun things to note are: in the concept art showing the scale of the characters in relation to each other and their respective actors, Seth Green as an adult in his mid-30s is just six inches taller than his nine year old self; and Joan Cusack (Mom) has a son named Miles and during the recording process, would often use his name instead of Milo’s. In fact, Miles’ name even made it to the production take in one case and had to be fixed later during ADR (audio dialogue replacement).
Just our luck! Right after we announced the brand new trailer for Disney’s Mars Needs Moms from ImageMovers Digital, Walt Disney Studios sent us over five new stills from the film. The new images have been added to the beginning of our gallery of stills from the film below:
Mars Needs Moms stars the voice talents of Seth Green, Dan Fogler, Elisabeth Harnois, Mindy Sterling, Kevin Cahoon and Joan Cusack and is slated to be released in theaters nationwide on March 11, 2011.
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.
In honor of the theatrical release of Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3, The Disney Store created a limited edition talking Jessie doll which will be sold at select locations nationwide. For the product’s unveiling at the Michigan Avenue store in Chicago, IL, D23 invited a limited number of members to have the first opportunity to purchase the doll as well as meet and greet with Toy Story 3 co-star and voice of Jessie, Joan Cusack.