Fly Me to the Moon (2008) - Rotten Tomatoes

Fly Me to the Moon (2008)



Critic Consensus: Flatly animated and indifferently scripted, Fly Me To the Moon offers little for audiences not comprised of very young children.

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Christopher Lloyd, Kelly Ripa, Nicollette Sheridan, and Tim Curry lend their voices to director Ben Stassen's (Haunted Castle and Encounter in the Third Dimension) animatedchildren's fantasy about three preteen flies who hitch a ride into space on the Apollo 11 moon mission. The year is 1969, and Americans all across the country are buzzing about the first manned mission to the moon. Even the insects aren't immune to the excitement, as evidenced by the enthusiasm of adolescent flies Nat (voice of Trevor Gagnon), IQ (voice of Philip Daniel Bolden), and Scooter (voice of David Gore). Over the years, Nat's grandpa (voice of Lloyd) has often recalled the time he hitched a ride on Amelia Earhart's airplane during the famed aviator's cross-Atlantic flight, and now Nat's dreams of recreating that feat on a much larger scale are finally set to come true. But while the three young flies only believe that they'll be gone for a few minutes, the fact is that they'll be drifting through space for almost an entire week. Just as they're about to sneak aboard the ship, the flies are spotted by a keen-eyed NASA ground control official and stored in a test tube for future study. Later in the flight, when the ship's engine malfunctions, the only ones capable of fixing the problem are the three tiny stowaways. But their mission isn't accomplished just yet, because grandpa's old flame Nadia (voice of Sheridan) has just arrived from Russia to warn him that a tiny fly-spy named Yegor (voice of Curry) has been assigned the task of traveling to Cape Canaveral and sabotaging the computer flight plans. Should Nat, IQ, and Scooter fail to act in time, Yegor's mission could spell disaster not only for the three thrill-seeking flies, but the entire U.S. space program. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovimore
Rating: G
Genre: Animation, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Domonic Paris, Dominic Paris
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 2, 2008
Box Office: $13.6M
Summit Entertainment - Official Site


David Gore
as Scooter
Kelly Ripa
as Nat's Mom
Ed Begley Jr.
as Poopchev
Adrienne Barbeau
as Scooter's Mom
Mimi Maynard
as IQ's Mom
Tim Curry
as Yegor
Buzz Aldrin
as Buzz Aldrin
Sandy Simpson
as Commander Armstrong
Eddie Frierson
as Commander Aldrin
David Cowgill
as Commander Collins
Lloyd Scher
as Mission Control 1969
Phil Proctor
as Senior Official
Nicholas Guest
as Fly Buddy #1
Archie Hahn III
as Fly Buddy #2
Lyannanne Zager
as Fly at Launch
Michael McConnahie
as American Newscaster
Doug Stone
as Russian Newscaster
Max Burkholder
as Mom's Maggot
Jessica Gee
as Maggot #1
Mona Marshall
as Maggot #2
Barbara Goodson
as Maggot #3
Toby Stone
as Mosquito
James Frederick
as Horsefly #1
Jeffrey Braer
as Horsefly #2
Greg Berger
as Pale Russian Flies
Auguste Paris
as Kid Fly at the Party
Michael Consuelos
as "Party Mold" Kid Fly
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Critic Reviews for Fly Me to the Moon

All Critics (83) | Top Critics (26)

It's clear that animators can now achieve levels of visual depth that were previously impossible.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

A tougher endurance test than anything NASA could cook up.

October 18, 2008
Miami Herald
Top Critic

As for the space stuff, well, George Lucas need not lose any sleep.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

And while it may not teach sprogs anything about insects - these ones have human eyes and four limbs - director Ben Stassen has made a fair fist of portraying the Apollo mission with some accuracy.

Full Review… | October 3, 2008
Time Out
Top Critic

It is a family story meant for younger viewers, and passes by without too much effort.

Full Review… | August 30, 2011
The National

Without much else beyond its 3-D design going for it, this adventure grows old very fast.

Full Review… | February 10, 2009

Audience Reviews for Fly Me to the Moon

Its not one of the worst animated movies ive seen but it was stupid

michael e.
Michael Edwards

Super Reviewer

It was cute enough to watch once, but mostly kind of boring.

Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer


Cute movie.

Nani Vang

Super Reviewer

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