Walt Disney Studios and ImageMovers Digital have released a new featurette which peeks into the heart of Mars Needs Moms, opening in theaters nationwide on March 11, 2011. Featured among quite a bit of new animation, are producer Robert Zemeckis, writer/director Simon Wells and cast members Seth Green, Dan Fogler and Joan Cusack who offer their take on the film’s message and story. As an added bonus, there’s a little behind-the-scenes motion capture footage side-by-side with the final product, a hint of what moviegoers will see as the closing credits roll.
ImageMovers Digital and Walt Disney Studios have provided us with dozens of new stills from their upcoming release Mars Needs Moms based on the book by cartoonist Berkeley Breathed, including one that prominently features Milo’s mom (voiced by Joan Cusack). We’ve added the new stills to the beginning of our stills gallery below. In addition, we’ve also received a few additional behind-the-scenes photos which have been added to its respective gallery.
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.
You’ve seen Seth Green being snuggled by an ape in the official trailer, now see how it all came to be in this internet-exclusive trailer which plays out more like an extended clip when Seth joins co-stars Robin Williams and John Travolta for a casual outing at the zoo.