Walt Disney Pictures and Imagemovers Digital are releasing the animated motion-capture feature Mars Needs Moms, based on the illustrated book by Berkeley Breathed (Pulitzer Prize winner for the comic strip Bloom County) on March 11th, 2011, and features the talents of Seth Green, Dan Fogler, Elisabeth Harnois, Mindy Sterling, Kevin Cahoon and Joan Cusack, and is directed by Simon Wells, who also shares the screenplay credits with Wendy Wells. The movie is produced by the team of Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke, Steve Starkey, and Steven Boyd.
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.