Fly Me to the Moon 3D

August 15th, 2008


Fly Me to the Moon 3D

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Three young houseflies stow away aboard the Apollo 11 flight to the moon.

Release Year: 2008

Rating: 4.7/10 (2,212 voted)

Critic's Score: 36/100

Director: Ben Stassen

Stars: Trevor Gagnon, Philip Bolden, David Gore

In the Kennedy days, all the States buzz about the Apollo moon program, even the bugs. Grandpa fly keeps 'inspiring' his grandson and two mates, a nerd and a glutton, with heroic stories. New they decide to get in on the action at Cape Canaveral via an astronaut's bred box. Grandpa also gets involved. There's also an evil Soviet Russian fly to with.

Christopher Lloyd - Amos (voice)
Kelly Ripa - Nat's Mom (voice)
Nicollette Sheridan - Nadia (voice)
Tim Curry - Yegor (voice)
Trevor Gagnon - Nat (voice)
Philip Bolden - I.Q. (voice)
David Gore - Scooter (voice)
Ed Begley Jr. - Poopchev (voice)
Adrienne Barbeau - Scooter's Mom (voice)
Robert Patrick - Louie (voice)
Buzz Aldrin - Himself
Sandy Simpson - Commander Armstrong (voice)
Eddie Frierson - Commander Aldrin (voice)
David Cowgill - Commander Collins (voice)
Steve Kramer - Leonide (voice)

Taglines: First ever animated movie created for 3D


Official Website: MK2 [France] | Official site |

Release Date: 15 August 2008

Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: €82,617 (Belgium) (3 February 2008) (14 Screens)

Gross: $41,412,264 (Worldwide)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

In the scene where the flies are in the lunchbox, and being placed in the car, the license plate reads "FMTT - Moon" or "Fly Me To The Moon", the movie's name.

Revealing mistakes: At 1:05:25, Yegor flies into an opening in the console to sabotage the equipment. The door to the opening reads "Authorized Personal ONLY". However, this is grammatically incorrect; it should read "Authorized Personnel ONLY"

User Review


Rating: 5/10

Honestly, I did have a feeling from the trailer that Fly Me to the Moon wasn't going to exactly my style. But I had the opportunity to see it today for free and I just wanted to give it a fair chance, I don't know what's with this year, but it doesn't seem like all the animated films are gold, now we had WALL-E and Kung Fu Panda, that's about it when it comes to the good animated films, but then we had Space Chimps and now Fly Me to the Moon that are just average. See, what bugs me is that this movie is just for kids, I think we should have those kind of films, but this was semi-boring. The humor didn't even seem to exist, also flies are not cute or interesting to watch and just because a film is made for 3-D doesn't make it a great film. I'm not trying to hate on this film because the story is decent, it's just the way it's told that makes it a little dull.

Nat, I.Q., and Scooter are young flies who are just day dreamers, but Nat dreams of going to the moon one of these days. When he talks to his adventurous grandfather, he decides to just go for it. He talks I.Q. and Scoother into it as well, they sneak onto the rocket ship that is taking Americans to the moon for the first time. But with the mothers freaking out at home and Russian flies who can't stand the idea of these American flies getting the credit, it may not be a happy trip home.

Fly Me to the Moon is alright for the kids under 7, that's it. Like I said, I think we should have movies that are aimed for kids only, but this was just dull and didn't interest me. The humor is very tame and the characters aren't the best to relate too. There are a couple of nice things about the movie, like the animation is beautiful and the story is fun. Even though 3-D doesn't make a movie wonderful, it does make it a lot of fun to watch and a lot more interesting to look at. Over all, I'd say to see this as a matinée if you want to see it on the 3-D screen, otherwise, it's a rental, there's nothing special about it, but it's a nice movie.



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