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From Disney and Academy Award-winner Robert Zemeckis (best director, ‘Forrest Gump,’ 1994) comes the craziest adventure this side of the galaxy ‘Mars Needs Moms.’ Take out the trash, eat your broccoli who needs moms anyway? Nine-year-old Milo (Seth Green) finds out how much he needs his (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. Complete with intergalactic bonus features, it’s a thrilling journey that’s pure, out-of-this-world crazy fun.
There was a moment where it almost seemed a bit preachy with the whole “women are from Mars and men are from the dumpster” painting of the Martian culture. That said the tender family moments, humor and action scenes more than made up for that speed bump.
The trailer alone got me hyped to see the film due to its amazing visuals. The colors were brilliant in high definition and the sound design was equally impressive is 5.1 surround sound. On the plus side the various pop-culture references are great touches. See how many you can spot upon multiple viewings. Where this film seems to loose a step is with the story. Don’t get me wrong, but for a film that’s marketed as a “light-hearted family film” the darker tone of the latter part of the movie tended to get a little heavy handed. There was a moment where it almost seemed a bit preachy with the whole “women are from Mars and men are from the dumpster” painting of the Martian culture. That said the tender family moments, humor and action scenes more than made up for that speed bump.
Bonus features were pretty good, however when purchasing a DVD/Blu-ray combo pack I would have liked to see more featurettes. The deleted scenes with temp animation and commentary are what you would expect from Disney. I especially liked the “Life On Mars: The Full Motion-Capture Experience” where they documented the special process of motion-capturing the movements before putting those animations into the computer. The only suggestion I could have added to this point is the ability to switch back and forth between main view and the mo-cap footage in the picture-in-picture display.
Even though critics and the public were lukewarm to the film I would definitely recommend picking up this film. It kept my attention with funny character interaction, character development and impressive visuals. There is enough substance in this film to keep both children and adults engaged and would make for perfect family night viewing.
Disney’s MARS NEEDS MOMS Coming to Earth on Blu-ray Combo Pack with 3D, DVD, Movie Download and On-Demand on August 9, 2011.
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Seth Green as Milo
Seth Robert Dusky as the voice of Milo
Dan Fogler as Gribble
Elisabeth Harnois as Ki
Joan Cusack as Milo’s Mom
Mindy Sterling as The Supervisor
Dee Bradley Baker as Two-Cat
Kevin Cahoon as Wingnut
James Earl Jones as Ja Mi
Breckin Meyer as Spangro
Billy Dee Williams as Myzic
Tom Everett Scott as Milo’s Dad
Directed by Simon Wells
Blu-ray(TM) Feature Film + Bonus Deleted Scenes + DVD Feature Film + Bonus
Extended Opening (Blu-ray 2D Exclusive)
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.
Life On Mars: The Full Motion-Capture Experience (Blu-ray 2D Exclusive): 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
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
“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.
“Flower Power” Easter Egg: the hippy sitcom that Ki loved and learned her dated English from.
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- Disney’s MARS NEEDS MOMS Coming to Earth on Blu-ray Combo on August 9, 2011 (chipandco.com)
This Tuesday, August 9th, two of Disney’s most beloved classics make their way to Blu Ray for the first time! Coming out of the Disney vault is Walt Disney’s 24th animated feature, The Fox & the Hound. The original release (which came out in 1981) featured the voices of Mickey Rooney, Corey Feldman, and Kurt Russell and it’s sequel includes some country all-stars like Reba McEntire and Trisha Yearwood (Fox and the Hound 2 also features the voice talents of Patrick Swayze and Lucas Grabeel).
The Fox & the Hound and it’s sequel will be available as a 3 disc blu ray combo pack which will include 1 blu ray with both films, as well as The Fox & the Hound on DVD, and The Fox & the Hound 2 on DVD. Additionally, you can instead purchase the 2 disc DVD combo pack which does not include the blu ray disc.
The story of friendship blooming in the most unconventional place, is a great addition to any Disney collection. (And the Fox & the Hound sequel is one of my personal favorites!) Join Todd and Copper as they become ‘the best of friends’ and make some hard decisions on what true friendship really means.
The special features will keep you and your family entertained for hours! The DVDs offer a sing-a-long, ‘Making of’ featurette, music video, and a music featurette. On the blu yay you will additionally find a montage of real life unlikely animal friends (this is really cute)!
In celebration of The Fox & the Hound’s 30th anniversary this 2 disc set is sure to be a family favorite, with digitally remastered film and sound!
- Fox and the Hound and Fox and the Hound 2 Coming to Bluray August 9, 2011 (chipandco.com)
- Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides on 3D Blu-ray & DVD Announcement and New Bonus Clip (chipandco.com)
Jake and the Never Land Pirates, which is inspired by Disney’s classic Peter Pan, is a new television series on Disney Junior that features all-new exciting, swashbuckling adventures. Filled with amusement, humor and fun, Jake and his band of buccaneers embark on thrilling and interactive treasure hunts as they brave the treachery of Captain Hook and his sidekick Mr. Smee.
Featuring Jake, Izzy and Cubby — three kid pirates in Never Land who spend their time searching fortreasure, the ever-present foes Captain Hook and his bumbling first mate Mr. Smee constantly try to sabotage the mateys and steal the treasure for themselves. Jake and his friends must solve problems and collect gold doubloons, which they count together at the end of the escapade. Wrapping up each show is a live-action, “pirate rock” song performed by the Never Land Pirate Band.
- Colin Ford (TV’s“Supernatural”) as Jake
- Madison Pettis (Santa Paws, The Game Plan) as Izzy
- Jonathan Morgan Heit (Bedtime Stories) as Cubby
- David Arquette (Scream 4) as Skully the lookout parrot
- Corey Burton (voices in TV’s “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”) as Captain Hook
- Jeff Bennet (voice actor for Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue) as Mr. Smee
- Director: Howy Parkins
- Producer: Mark Seidenberg
- Executive Producer: Rob LaDuca
1 – Hats off to Hook/ Escape From Belch Mountain
2 – Hide the Hideout/ The Old Shell Game
3 – Izzy’s Pirate Puzzle/ The Never Land Game
4 – Off the Hook/ Never Say Never
5 – Cubby’s Sunken Treasure/ Cubby’s Goldfish
6 – Happy Hook Day/ No Returns
7 – The Sky’s the Limit/ Bucky Makes a Splash
- Yo Ho, You Want To Be A Pirate? – Jake teaches viewers how to talk like a pirate
- Pirate Party With Pirate-oke- a collection of music videos performed by the Never Land Pirate Band that allow viewers to enjoy with or without the sing-along/karaoke-like feature
- Music CD – featuring seven incredible songs from the series
- September 27, 2011
- 2-Discs (DVD + CD)
- Suggested Retail Price: $19.99 SRP (US)/$24.99 (Canada)
- Feature Run Time: Approx. run time 160 minutes
- Rated: TV-Y
- Aspect ratio: 1.78:1 Widescreen (Enhanced for 16X9 televisions)
- Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
- Languages: English, French and Spanish audio
- Subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish
Set sail for the high seas of hilarity when Mickey, Goofy and Donald go a-whaling and wind up going overboard – literally! Bark with laughter as Pluto is dogged by a pesky gopher who’s making mincemeat of Minnie’s garden. Then, have a ball with Goofy as he hits the links and – BLAM! – his “relaxing” game of golf goes outrageously awry.
Fully restored and remastered, these amazing cartoons also feature a new “Re-MICKS” – a mash-up music video of crazy cartoon clips remixed to the hit song, “I Gotta Feeling” from the Black Eyed Peas. It’s a novel approach to uproarious classic comedy that’ll make you laugh out loud. Bursting at the seams with surprises, Have a Laugh – Volume 3 will tickle your funny bone till it hurts!
Have an outrageously g’day with Mickey and Pluto when their adventure Down Under goes way over the top, thanks to a wayward boomerang and a humongous ostrich. Kick up your heels with Donald as his fireside hula dance “heats up” hilariously. Then, ride a tide of laughs with Goofy as he tries to catch a wave and – BLAM! – gets clobbered by his surfboard.
Fully restored and re-mastered, these incredible cartoons also feature a new “Re-MICKS” – a mash-up music video of crazy cartoon clips remixed to the hit song “Play My Music” from Camp Rock. It’s a bold, new approach to classic comedy that’ll make your spirits soar. Overflowing with fun and surprises, Have a Laugh – Volume 4 will paste a permanent smile on your face!
U.S. Release Date: June 14, 2011
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