Trivia: Mars Needs Moms

  • Box Office Bomb: The film proceeded to tank big-time on its opening weekend, and is now officially one of the biggest box office bombs ever. It scored the 12th worst opening for any film opening in 3,000+ theaters ($6 million) and suffered a net loss of over $110 million due to its $150 million budget and grossing only $39 million worldwide even with 3D grosses. Disney shut down Image Movers shortly before it was released.
  • Creator Killer: The spectacular failure of the film lead to Disney shuttering Robert Zemeckis's studio and canceling his next project, a remake of Yellow Submarine (because he was only a producer, Zemeckis' directing career was spared).
  • Genre-Killer: With the exception of The Adventures of Tintin, which was nearing the end of production when this film came out, it's flopping also spelt the end to Motion Capture animated films for good.
  • Dawson Casting: Played straight and averted at the same time for the same character. Seth Green, who does the motion capture for Milo, was supposed to voice the character as well. However, his attempt at voicing a little kid didn't sound too good, so Milo is voiced by the much younger Seth Dusky.