Walt Disney Pictures has released a second movie trailer for the Robert Zemeckis’ produced adaptation of Berkley Breathed’s children’s book Mars Needs Moms. The performance capture film is being directed by The Prince of Egypt/The Time Machine helmer Simon Wells and stars Seth Green, Joan Cusack and Dan Fogler. I have been disappointed with everything I’ve seen thus far, and this trailer doesn’t change things. I continue to believe there is a lot of untapped potential in the science ficiton computer animated world. Think about it: What (non-Anime) animated films other than WALL-E have done it right? Hit the jump to watch the trailer now. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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We’ve seen a poster and one image from Mars Needs Moms, the Robert Zemeckis-produced Disney film that adapts Berkeley Breathed‘s book of the same name. Both suggested that quite a few liberties had been taken with the material, and now there’s a trailer to show just how far Disney has taken it. Read More »
We’ve seen one poster image (with a strong Close Encounters vibe) for the Disney film Mars Needs Moms. Now there’s a new image from the film that shows off both the aliens and a couple of human characters.The film’s title always makes me assume it’s a kitschy kids film — which would be fine — but then I remember that it is based on the book of the same name by venerable Bloom County creator Berkeley Breathed. And that’s just fine. So keep that in mind, and check out the full image after the break. Read More »
Walt Disney Pictures has released the first movie poster for the Robert Zemeckis
’ produced adaptation of Berkley Breathed’s children’s book Mars Needs Moms
. The performance capture film is being directed by The Prince of Egypt/The Time Machine
helmer Simon Wells
and stars Seth Green, Joan Cusack
and Dan Fogler
. Hit the jump to see the poster.
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With the surge in reality television programing over the last decade, I’m surprised we have yet to see anything like EDtv of to a very extreme extent, The Truman Show. Sure, we’ve been let inside the family lives of celebrities, have gone to a deserted island with a strangers trying to survive, and have numerous shows which follow the going-ons of groups of friends from Hollywood to the Jersey Shore. But we’ve yet to see anything really indepth and nothing more interactive than the American Idol call-in vote-off.
Robot Chicken creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich hope to change things up, and have teamed with Ford Motor Company and Sprint Nextel for a new interactive reality series called ControlTV. The show will follow six weeks in the life of a guy in his twenties. Nothing new, right? Well.., the twist is that the audience will have the ability to vote, in real time, on every aspect of his life — “from what he wears and eats, to where he works, to who he dates,” according to Deadline.
The creative team also includes The Bachelor director Ken Fuchs, commercial director Stephen Kessler and interactive technology expert Craig Ullman. Production is scheduled to begin in Los Angeles this fall and the show will be distributed by video network DBG.
Variety is reporting that LucasFilm is developing a new animated Star Wars animated television sitcom series. The Daily Show/Frank TV writer Brendan Hay will be the head writer, and Robot Chicken creators/producers Seth Green and Matthew Seinreich will be “creatively involved” while daytime Emmy and Gemini Award-winner Jennifer Hill (The Backyardians) will produce with Todd Grimes (Back at the Barnyard) directing. No start date, series title or network have yet been announced (although it appears they are aiming for either Comedy Central or Cartoon Network).
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The motion-captured movie of Berkley Breathed’s Mars Needs Moms is getting stacked up with cast and The Hollywood Reporter have named the three latest signings to join the mission: Seth Green, Joan Cusack and Mindy Sterling.
Taking advantage of the body-morphing facilities of the mo-cap process, Green’s character will be little Milo, a mere lad (see above) . Joan Cusack will play his mom, who gets kidnapped by an Alien race that will have Mindy Sterling as their queen. The previously cast Dan Fogler has the obligatory best friend part.
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Road Trip star Breckin Meyer hopes to make the transition to screenwriting, and is now working on a screenplay titled Superguys, based on a story by Harry Elfont & Deb Kaplan (the team that brought us Can’t Hardly Wait and A Very Brady Sequel). According to Production Weekly, the concept is described as “Ocean’s 11 with idiots set at Comic-Con”.
It would be easy to write off Meyer, but his script work on the Adult Swim show Robot Chicken earns him a spot in the “Lets See What He Can Do” box. And I’m sure if the project gets off the ground, Breckin’s best friend and Robot Chick creator Seth Green would likely have some involvement. Will the plot will involve a bunch of geeks sneaking into San Diego Comic Con to steal some extremely valuable and sought after geek idol? If so, it sounds to me like a reworking of Fanboys but with an open arena to play with all the comic book fanboy tics and not just Star Wars/Star Trek.
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