Disney has released the first trailer and some new images for their upcoming animated film Mars Needs Moms, and it looks bloody awful. I’m not a fan of animated features that are overly concerned with aping real life instead of creating its own universe. Call me old fashioned but I prefer the old school animation of Disney, hand drawn and not designed on a computer. It also doesn’t help that the trailer is dull, riffing on typical pop culture jokes and the usual Star Wars reference with an incredibly horrible pop tune blasting in the background. This seems like a failed and lifeless experiment in which everything goes wrong.
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.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer and some more images. Mars Needs Moms features the voices of Seth Green, Dan Fogler, Elisabeth Harnois, Mindy Sterling, and Joan Cusack. It opens in 3D on March 11th.
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