'Mars Needs Moms' Announced and Detailed for Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D

Posted Mon May 9, 2011 at 11:30 AM PDT by

The intergalactic adventure to save mom from the Martians is coming to Blu-ray this August!

In an early announcement to retailers, Disney/Buena Vista will be bringing the family film 'Mars Needs Moms' to high-definition on August 9.

'Mars Needs Moms - 3D' will also be available on the same date.

'Mars Needs Moms' is brought to life by the performances of Seth Green (TV’s “Family Guy”) as Milo, Joan Cusack ('Toy Story' 2 & 3) as Milo’s Mom, Dan Fogler ('Kung Fu Panda,' "Robot Chicken") as Gribble and Elizabeth Harnois ('A Single Man,' TV’s “90210”) as Ki and is directed by Simon Wells ('The Time Machine,' 'The Prince of Egypt') and produced by Robert Zemeckis (Disney’s 'A Christmas Carol,' 'Forrest Gump').

The Blu-rays will feature 1080p video, DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 soundtracks, and supplements will include: “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, and 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 yourselfwith lessons from a leading Martian language expert.

Blu-ray exclusives include: Extended Opening - The movie begins… but wait, there’s more. See it here; Life On Mars: The Full Motion-Capture Experience – 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; 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; “Flower Power” Easter Egg – the name of the show that Ki watched and learned English from is entitled “Freaks on the Street;” and Mom-Napping (All-new 3D Exclusive) –There’s more than meets the eye during the Martian abduction of Milo’s Mom. This alternate scene — completely finished in 3D — tells all.

You can find the latest specs for 'Mars Needs Moms' and 'Mars Needs Moms - 3D' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where they are indexed under August 9.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Mars Needs Moms (Blu-ray)
Mars Needs Moms - 3D (Blu-ray)
Tags: Disney/Buena Vista, Disc Announcements (all tags)