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Moon Man (2012)

Der Mondmann (original title)
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A bored Man in the Moon hitches a ride to Earth on the tails of a passing comet and starts to explore the fantastical creatures and sights of a new planet. But all is not well - the Moon ... See full summary »

Directors:

Stephan Schesch, Sarah Clara Weber (co-director)

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Stephan Schesch (screenplay), Ralph Martin (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Katharina Thalbach ... Moon Man (voice)
Ulrich Tukur ... President (voice)
Corinna Harfouch ... Conquistadora (voice)
Thomas Kästner Thomas Kästner ... Bunsen van der Dunkel (voice)
Elena Kreil Elena Kreil ... The Girl (voice)
Ulrich Noethen ... The Father (voice)
Tomi Ungerer ... Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean-Yves Chatelais ... Ekla des Ombres (French version) (voice)
Michel Dodane Michel Dodane ... Le Président (French version) (voice)
Lou Dubernat Lou Dubernat ... La fillette (French version) (voice)
Pierre-François Pistorio Pierre-François Pistorio ... Le père U (French version) (voice)
Frédérique Tirmont Frédérique Tirmont ... Conquistadora (French version) (voice)
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A bored Man in the Moon hitches a ride to Earth on the tails of a passing comet and starts to explore the fantastical creatures and sights of a new planet. But all is not well - the Moon Man's absence from his post means that all the world's children are unable to sleep. Before the President can capture him, they must join forces to return him to his rightful place in the sky. Written by Tribeca Film

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Animation | Sci-Fi

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Wonderfully Animated But Somehow Indecisive Adventure Movie
10 September 2019 | by max4movieSee all my reviews

Read the full review on my blog max4movies: Der Mondmann (2012) (international title: Moon Man) is based on the traditional children's story of the Moon Man visiting Earth and his misadventures to travel back to the moon. Although the movie is mainly targeted at a younger audience, more mature viewers will notice the many references in the movie and how it sensibly deals with topics like friendship, trust, and commitment. Production-wise the movie is made very competently with beautiful backgrounds, vibrant colors, and sharp contrasts. However, sometimes the pacing feels off and the movie features few elements that seem out of place in a typical children's movie (e.g., the romantic scene). Thus, the movie is generally entertaining, highly imaginative, and beautiful to look at - but could also use a slightly better focus.


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Language:

German | English

Release Date:

19 December 2012 (France) See more »

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Budget:

EUR10,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$131,705
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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