Mars Needs Moms is the story of a young boy named Milo who gains a deeper appreciation for his mom after Martians come to Earth to take her away. We have the trailer, image gallery and release dates for this strangely close to realistic animation. Release is set for Spring next year.

Mars Needs Moms – trailer

Official Information

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

Outline

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.

The movie is produced by the team behind Disney’s ‘A Christmas Carol‘ and ‘The Polar Express‘.

It 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.

Theatrical Release Dates

US and Canada: March 11, 2011
UK: April 11, 2011