- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 1 hours, 28 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: August 9, 2011
- Originally Released: 2011
- Label: Walt Disney Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Martian 101 - Speaking Martian with lessons from an expert
- Fun With Seth - Featurette showcasting the on-set antics of Seth Green and Dan Fogler
- Dual Layer
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.39
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French, Spanish
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Spanish
- Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Washington Post - 03/11/2011
3 stars out of 4 -- "[I]nventive and vigorous....Savvy moms and dads will recognize reference points to sci-fi classics."
A.V. Club - 03/10/2011
"It's a fun rush...and an intense one, too, with plenty of grim moments along the way that heighten the sense of danger as MARS NEEDS MOMS moves toward an unexpectedly wrenching finale." -- Grade: B
Box Office - 03/10/2011
3.5 stars out of 5 -- "The perfect family film in every way, moms, dads, kids and even those Martians are gonna love this funny, warm and wonderful tale."
Total Film - 05/01/2011
3 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's brought vibrantly to life by some AVATAR-esque motion-capture magic."
Entertainment Weekly - 03/18/2011
"MARS NEEDS MOMS is a great, jaunty adventure....Enhanced by nimble ad-libbing from the comedy-trained cast, the screenplay is delightful, by turns funny and emotional..." -- Grade: A-
His mother (voice of Joan Cusack) abducted by Martians intent on harvesting her maternal instincts to nurture their young, nine-year-old Milo (voice of Seth Green) stows away in an alien spacecraft bound for Mars in a bid to bring her safely back to Earth. Later, on the Red Planet, Milo befriends a subterranean-dwelling earthling named Gribble (Dan Fogler) and a spirited Martian lass named Ki (Elisabeth Harnois), who agree to help him locate his missing mother and confront the head alien in charge (voice of Mindy Sterling).