Fly Me to the Moon 3-D (2008)

Also Known As: Fly Me to the Moon 3-D
Production Status: Released
Genres: Art/Foreign, Comedy, Kids/Family and Animation
Running Time: 1 hr. 25 min.
Release Date: August 15th, 2008 (wide)
Distributors: Summit Entertainment, LLC
Production Co.: nWave Pictures, Illuminata Pictures
Produced in: Belgium
Three young flies set off on a courageous mission to become the first insects on the moon by hitching a ride on the historic Apollo 11 space flight. The year is 1969 and like everyone else in the world, Nat and his pals IQ and Scooter are abuzz over the upcoming launch of the first manned mission to the moon. Inspired by his Grandpaâs oft-told tale of hiding aboard Amelia Earhartâs plane during her famed solo cross-Atlantic flight, Nat hatches a secret plan for the three young flies to stow away on the Apollo 11 rocket. The hard part is keeping the plan secret from his mom, Mrs. McFly! When a N.A.S.A. Ground Control official catches sight of the three winged stowaways, he instructs the astronauts to store them in a test tube for later study. But after an electrical short causes the shipâs engine to malfunction, the three intrepid insects manage to escape from their glass mini-brig just in time to discover the wiring problem and fix it. After a difficult lunar landing, Nat tags along with Neil Armstrong on his legendary moon walk. Although the flies face a few more close calls, the mission appears to be a success. At least until Grandpaâs old flame Nadia arrives from Russia to warn him that her government, angry over losing the space race, has dispatched fly-spy Yegor to Cape Canaveral to sabotage the computer flight plans. With the Apollo hurtling toward Earth, it falls to Natâs family to save the mission–and the trio of brave flies–from disaster.

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