Mars Needs Moms Review

Mars Needs Moms Bluray Cover

Recently we were given the opportunity to check out the Bluray/DVD combo package of Mars Needs Moms.  We watched the movie as a family, and we absolutely loved it.  This movie can help teach a valuable lesson about love.  There is adventure, and also humor incorporated in the movie.

You can read some more specifics about the movie by checking out our original posting about the movie… http://www.disneycontestblog.com/index.php/mars-needs-moms-giveaway/

Short Synopsis…  (I don’t want to ruin the story so this is very brief…)

A boy named Milo is continually doing things to test his mom.  One night she is captured by aliens, and brought back to Mars.  Milo found a way to hitch onto the ship that captured his mom.  Once on Mars he did everything possible to save her from what was going to happen.

The way that animated movies have evolved is truly amazing.

I give this movie a 10 out of 10 stars.

The DVD package featured in this review was provided free of cost to me for the purpose of review. My review is not being monetarily compensated and is based solely on the views and opinions of me, and my family. Note… The opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any manner.

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Mars Needs Moms Giveaway

Calling all moms…Calling all moms…

We have a contest running, and you too can be part of it.  One lucky winner will receive a Mars Needs Moms video.

Here is info about the movie.

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The Most Fun Family Film This Side Of The Universe!

Disney’s

MARS NEEDS MOMS

Coming to Earth on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack with 3D, DVD,

Movie Download & On-Demand August 9, 2011

The 4-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack Includes Cool Bonus Features Such As An All-New Special 3D Exclusive Featurette, An Extra-Terrestrial Language Tutorial, Cast & Crew Behind the Scenes, Deleted Scenes and More!

Burbank, Calif., May 6, 2011 – This Fall, families will not want to miss the chance to own MARS NEEDS MOMS, the story of a young boy’s intergalactic adventure to find his Martian-nabbed mother as it arrives into living rooms across the country in a Blu-ray™ Combo Pack with 3D, DVD, Movie Download and On-Demand August 9, 2011. From Disney and Academy Award®-winner Robert Zemeckis (Best Director, Forrest Gump, 1994), comes the craziest adventure in the galaxy— complete with out-of this world special effects and jam packed with bonus features, it’s a thrilling journey that’s pure fun.

“The perfect family film in every way. Funny, warm and wonderful.”

Pete Hammond, BOXOFFICE MAGAZINE

Uniquely packaged with families top of mind, MARS NEEDS MOMSwill be available for purchase as a 4-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray 3D™ + Blu-ray 2D + DVD + Digital Copy) for the suggested retail price of $49.99 US/ $56.99 Canada; a 2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray 2D +DVD) for $39.99 US/ $46.99 Canada; a 1-Disc DVD for $29.99 US/ $35.99 Canada; a High Definition Movie Download for the suggested retail price of $39.99 U.S./45.99 Canada; a Standard Definition Movie Download for the suggested retail price of $29.99 U.S./$35.99 Canada; and/or On-Demand (for additional information and pricing, please contact your television provider or favorite digital retailer. Bonus features are not offered with On-Demand).

The Disney Blu-ray Combo Packs provide families with an enhanced entertainment experience – offering the flexibility to enjoy the film at home, in the car and on portable devices, in several platforms of choice (i.e., Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray 2D, DVD + Digital Copy) and comes packaged complete with never-before-scene bonus features, including deleted scenes, a special featurette and more. To learn more, fans are invited to visit www.disney.com/marsneedsmoms.

MARS NEEDS MOMS is brought to life by the performances of Seth Green (TV’s “Family Guy”) as Milo, Joan Cusack (Toy Story 2 & 3) as Milo’s Mom, Dan Fogler (Kung Fu Panda, Robot Chicken) as Gribble and Elizabeth Harnois (A Single Man, TV’s “90210”) as Ki and is directed by Simon Wells (The Time Machine, The Prince of Egypt) and produced by Robert Zemeckis (Disney’s A Christmas Carol, Forrest Gump).

Bonus Features:

Blu-ray 3D:

Everything on the Blu-ray & DVD plus….

? Mom-Napping (All-new 3D Exclusive) –There’s more than meets the eye during the Martian abduction of Milo’s Mom. This alternate scene — completely finished in 3D — tells all.

Blu-ray 2D:

Everything on the DVD plus…

? Extended Opening – The movie begins… but wait, there’s more.  See it here.

? Life On Mars: The Full Motion-Capture Experience – Go way behind the scenes to the ‘space’ where the actors’ performances are captured. This feature-length, picture-in-picture viewing mode also lets you listen to director Simon Wells and actors Seth Green and Dan Fogler give a fun and insightful look into creating the movie.

? Deleted Scenes with Simon Wells introductions (4 Blu-ray 2D Exclusive Deleted Scenes) –7 deleted scenes of which four are exclusive to the Blu-ray 2D release. Some cool scenes ended up on the cutting room floor. Now you can see them with introductions by director Simon Wells.

? “Flower Power” Easter Egg– the name of the show that Ki watched and learned English from is entitled “Freaks on the Street.”

Movie Download:

Everything on the DVD plus…

? Deleted Scenes – Three deleted scenes with introductions by Director Simon Wells

DVD:

? “Fun With Seth”– The cast and crew had a galaxy of fun making Mars Needs Moms, thanks to the on-set antics of Seth Green and Dan Fogler. Watch them do the ROM dance see them compete to see who can do their verbal ROM the fastest, and much more.

? Martian 101– Do you speak Martian? Go behind the scenes and see how the producer and cast came up with their own unique Martian language. Then learn how to speak it yourself with lessons from a leading Martian language expert.

Mars Needs Moms Social Media:

Those who want to stay connected with the upcoming release of Mars Needs Moms are encouraged to:

? “Like” the Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/MarsNeedsMomsMovie

? Follow on Twitter at http://twitter.com/disneypictures

? View exciting trailers, video clips and more at www.youtube.com/disneymovies

Disc Specifications:

Street Date: August 9, 2011

Direct Prebook: June 14, 2011

Distributors Prebook: June 28, 2011

Feature Run Time: Approximately 88 minutes

Rated: US: PG / Canada: PG (bonus material no rated)

Aspect Ratio: 2:40 (16×9 Widescreen)

Language/Subtitles: Blu-ray = English, French, Spanish, Portuguese

DVD = English, French, Spanish

Audio: 7.1 DTS-HD MA, 5.1 Dolby Digital, 2.0 Dolby Digital

Suggested Retail Prices: 4-Disc BD “3D” Combo Pack (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray 2D + DVD + Digital Copy) = $49.99 US/ $56.99 Canada; 2-Disc BD Combo Pack (Blu-ray 2D + DVD) = $39.99 US/ $46.99 Canada; 1-Disc DVD = $29.99 US/ $35.99 Canada; High Definition Movie Download = $39.99 U.S./45.99 Canada; Standard Definition Movie Download = $29.99 U.S./ $35.99 Canada; On-Demand= For additional information and pricing, please contact your television provider or favorite digital retailer. Bonus features are not offered with On-Demand.

Film Synopsis:

Take out the trash, eat your broccoli — who needs moms anyway? Nine-year-old Milo (Seth Green) finds out 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. In a race against time and oxygen, his quest to save her knows no bounds. And with some unexpected help, Milo just might find his way back to her — in more ways than one.

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Main Entry…

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Mars Calling Moms

  

MARS NEEDS MOMS (In Disney Digital 3D™ and IMAX® 3D)

WALT DISNEY PICTURES/IMAGEMOVERS DIGITAL

Genre:                                      Comedy Adventure

Rating:                                      TBD

U.S. Release Date:                    March 11, 2011

Cast:                                        Seth Green, Dan Fogler, Elisabeth Harnois, Mindy Sterling, Kevin Cahoon and Joan Cusack

Director:                                    Simon Wells

Producers:                                Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke, Steve Starkey, Steven Boyd

Screenplay by:                          Simon Wells & Wendy Wells

Based on the book by:               Berkeley Breathed

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. 

Notes:

  • Berkeley Breathed, a Pulitzer-Prize winner for his comic strip “Bloom County,” is the author and illustrator of the book “Mars Needs Moms.” The story was inspired by a particular moment of disagreement that took place between his son Milo and his wife. 
  • Producer Robert Zemeckis, who wrote, directed and produced “Disney’s A Christmas Carol” and “The Polar Express,” is a pioneer in performance-capture filmmaking.  The process digitally captures the performances of the actors with computerized cameras in a full 360 degrees, allowing actors like Jim Carrey and Tom Hanks to play several roles of varying ages in one film, and for 36-year-old Seth Green to portray a 9-year-old. 

Produced by the team behind “Disney’s A Christmas Carol” and “The Polar Express,” “Mars Needs Moms” showcases nine-year-old Milo’s  (Seth Green) quest to save his mom (Joan Cusack) from Martians—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).

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