First Trailer for Mars Needs Moms
11.24.10 by Ryan
Disney has released the first trailer for its upcoming Mars Needs Moms, based on the book by Bloom County author and illustrator Berkeley Breathed. It follows a young boy (voiced by Seth Green) who stows away on a space ship after his mom (Joan Cusack) is abducted. The boy gets help from the tech-savvy, underground earthman "Gribble" (Dan Fogler) and a rebel Martian girl "Ki" (Elisabeth Harnois).
The animation in the trailer doesn't look much like Breathed's original artwork, instead looking more like the (often creepy) motion-captured animation of The Polar Express and A Christmas Carol. This comes as no surprise — the director of those movies, Robert Zemeckis, is producing. Simon Wells (Balto) directed the movie from a script he co-wrote with Wendy Wells.
Mars needs Moms opens March 11, 2011.