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‘Mars Needs Moms’ Blasts Off to Space in 3D!

Audience will have a visually mind-blowing experience with the performance capture animation and 3D effects of "Mars Needs Moms."

With films like “The Polar Express,” “Monster House” and “Disney’s A Christmas Carol” under their belts, producers Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke and Steve Starkey are pioneers in performance-capture filmmaking. And with Walt Disney Pictures’ “Mars Needs Moms,” they’ve capitalized on the latest advancements in both performance capture and 3D, creating a visually mind-blowing experience for audiences.

According to Zemeckis, the technology has come a long way. “The advancement is one thousand-fold. The team that created ‘Mars Needs Moms’ is the best performance-capture digital facility on the Earth. The movie—its imagery and the story the technology allows us to tell—is absolutely beyond anything you’ve seen before.”

Zemeckis says there’s an important aspect of the art form that makes these films special. “One of the great bonuses of doing a movie in performance capture is that it’s in 3D all the time. We have to make our movie in 3D just to do it. We now design the movie to be presented in 3D, too. And when you’re doing a 3D movie that’s completely virtual like ‘Mars Needs Moms,’ the 3D can be more spectacular than you can do in any other form. We spend a lot of time and energy designing our movies for the 3D experience for the audience.”

Director Simon Wells says he feels the film has added spark, thanks to the 3D technology. Since the team knew from the beginning that they had another dimension to play with, so to speak, several scenes were built with that knowledge in mind. Gribble’s lair—with all its gadgets, moving mechanisms and secret monitors—was enormously enhanced by the 3D technology, which was a huge advantage to filmmakers because viewers spend a lot of time there. “They can explore the environment far more than seems possible if it weren’t in 3D.”

Wells adds that the technology worked even better than anticipated on a number of occasions. “The first fall into the trash caverns was always conceived as a very dramatic and gut-wrenching moment,” says the director, “but I wasn’t prepared for just how effecting the plummet and tumble down the first trash hill would end up feeling as a fully three-dimensional experience.”

Even the director was surprised by the evocative quality of the 3D when it came to a spectacular space scene. “When the Martian spaceship creates a wormhole for its trip across the solar system, outer space literally opens up to reveal further, deeper space behind.”

But it’s a scene late in the film—the climactic moment of the movie—that exemplifies what 3D is capable of expressing. “It’s an absolute show-stopper in 3D,” says Wells. “Anthony Shafer and his team carefully scripted the depth in the preceding scenes to be relatively shallow so that at this particular moment, the screen explodes into a shockingly three-dimensional space, which utterly nails the emotion and action of the moment. For me, the movie was worth doing in 3D simply for that one shot.”

“We want to make 3D an immersive, cinematic experience that, like all tools in cinema, ultimately fades away and become invisible. I think ‘Mars Needs Moms’ is a magnificent, state-of-the-art 3D movie.”

Opening across the Philippines on March 16 in IMAX 3D, Digital 3D and regular format, “Mars Needs Moms” is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International.

16 Comments on ‘Mars Needs Moms’ Blasts Off to Space in 3D!

  1. IMORTAL nilampaso na ang Baker king // March 8, 2011 at 9:43 am //

    Marami ng programa ang nilampaso ng IMORTAL for five months only:
    1.Endless Love
    2.) Ilumina
    3.) Gracilda
    4.)Beauty Queen
    5.) I heart you pare
    6.)baker king

    bongga talaga si angel locsin she is really a superstar matulungin kasi kaypa pinag pala she is really a good role model to everyone…^^^^

  2. @10
    k, k,

    L’ll ask Ma’am Charo na bawasan ng 860 Million Pesos talent fee nina Angel at John Loyd per month.

    wait ha…

  3. gma7 book 14 billion commercials abscbn 3 billion lang loser flop tv ratings iniwan ng advertisers kantar wala client kundi dos.. // March 7, 2011 at 1:53 pm //

    angel tabingi bibig, negrita ,tabachoy flopsina queen,imortalo atlumobo..laki braso at no movie for 2yrs na flop pa last movie with piolo

  4. abscbn poor tv ratings baon utang sa bank 10 billion low ad rates hahah loser big loser talaga tulad ng show nilang big loser flop // March 7, 2011 at 1:52 pm //

    abscbn poor network and flop shows pirate king and padding expert

  5. haha nananawagan si no. 10 super flop kasi imortalo..kawawa..gayan kapams.. // March 7, 2011 at 1:50 pm //

    alex g. hahah nakakatawa retarded yan eh tulad mo..abscbn flop lugi baong utang 10 billion

  6. To Alex G please tulungan mo kami to promote IMORTAL please please alex kung sino ka man pleaase support imortal // March 7, 2011 at 1:48 pm //

    to alex g please support imortal malungkot kami dito sa visayas last priority talaga ang imortal nakaka inis talaga ang abs-cbn….

  7. hahaha..kantar-kantarantaduhan tv ratings ng abscbn kaya walng client...kampams loser // March 7, 2011 at 1:48 pm //

    abscbn lugi flop show low advertising load

  8. Nielsen’s National Urban Television Audience Measurement (Nutam) data showed an average of 33 percent of households tuned into GMA for the month of January. This is higher than Lopez-led ABS-CBN’s 31.6-percent audience share in the same period. // March 7, 2011 at 1:47 pm //

    kapams ingit talga loser kasi walng masabikundi mga kalokohan like kantar-kantarantaduhan tv ratings ng abscbn..kantaran tatalo talo

  9. alex g: How would you equate a Decline in Ads, Cheap Awards, Flop Movie Gross & Poor Artists' Endorsements, from a high ratings (daw!?) claimed by gozon? // March 7, 2011 at 1:19 pm //

    Cheating & Data Tampering, Desperate Publicities, Mind Conditioning, Rating Manipulations, etc.
    (w/ AGB & PEP).
    :P

  10. alex g: Did you know that gma7 was always the first channel that SIGNS-OFF the tv? Did you also know that AGB Nielsen Media Research has a pending case here & abroad? // March 7, 2011 at 1:19 pm //

    Early Signing-Off, Cost Cutting, Debt Increase & Financial Crisis.
    Words that best describes gma now.
    :P

  11. alex g: Kapit-Tuko tlga si gozon sa ratings, "FOREVER". TALUNAN kasi sa Ads, Awards, Movies at Artists' Endorsements. // March 7, 2011 at 1:18 pm //

    Boboserye, Flopserye, Peryaserye at ngayon Pokpokserye.
    Telebabad na walang ka-kwenta-kwentang palabas.
    :P

  12. alex g: to gma, KARMA, KARMA. Wala kasing ibang ginawa kundi ang "Desperate Self-Proclaim Publicity" & "Ratings Manipulation" (c/o AGB & PEP), mapa Ads, Awards o Movies, TALUNAN, "FOREVER". // March 7, 2011 at 1:18 pm //

    Weakness tlga ng gma ang lumaban ng patas.

    :P

  13. alex g: PANIC na masyado si gozon, SELF-PROCLAIM EFFECT ang drama. TALUNAN na nga sa lahat ng bagay, Tinanggal na nga sa KBP. May gana pang magtayo ng gma news tv, ambisyoso. // March 7, 2011 at 1:18 pm //

    “Self-Proclaim Effect”, heto ang paraan ng gma para i-promote ang sarili, aside from Rating Manipulation.

    :P

  14. alex g: "Walang kinikilingan, walang pinoproteksyonan, walang kasinungalingan, walang bahid pulitika, serbisyong totoo lang", PERO NASUSUHULAN NG PERA PARA GUMAWA NG COMMERCIALS (how stupid). // March 7, 2011 at 1:18 pm //

    PERA lang pala katapat ng gma news anchors/reporters para gumawa ng commercials, nawala tuloy prinsipiyo (baliw).

    :P

  15. alex g: Valentines Box Office King pala ah, ni wala nga kasabay na Filipino movie eh, 44.26M in 3 weeks lang!? (as compared to BULONG with 67.27M). May "Divine Intervention" pa raw, sabi ni mother lily (how stupid). // March 7, 2011 at 1:17 pm //

    “Napakahirap na ng buhay ngayon, kaya for a movie to make over P135 million in 3 days is a miracle. Divine intervention ito”.

    -lily monteverde (baliw).

    :P

  16. imortal number 1 parin dito sa bacolod // March 7, 2011 at 1:11 pm //

    isa sa da best ever teleserye is no other than imortal the best!

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