Fly Me to the Moon is an animated European film created by Summit Entertainment and N-Wave Entertainment in 2008. It started out as a 4-D Ride in various theme parks. It's about three flies named I.Q., Nat, and Scooter stowing away on a flight to space, after hearing about space flight Apollo 11 launching to the moon. Unfortunately, some Russian flies are trying to sabotage the launch because they can't stand the idea of Americans reaching the moon before Russians do.
Not to be confused with the manga of the same name.
This film provides examples of:
- Artistic License Biology: In this film, flies can live for several decades and not all fly "children" are maggots.
- Color-Coded Characters: Nat's spacesuit is blue, I.Q.'s is green, and Scooter's is red.
- Dirty Communists: Some Russian flies are trying to sabotage the launch because they can't stand the idea of Americans reaching the moon before Russians do.
- Double Entendre: When the film was redubbed for Brazilian viewers, IQ's Mother's line about telling him "never go beyond the fence" is changed to "never jump the fence". Among Brazilians, "to jump the fence" is a slang term that refers to someone cheating on their spouse.
- Four-Legged Insect: The flies are depicted with a human-like body plan, including one pair of arms and one pair of legs.
- Interesting Situation Duel: A battle between flies inside of a computer at launch control during a space mission, with one of the flies fighting with burning matches.
- Pun-Based Title: Flies fly to the moon.
- Trip to the Moon Plot: The film follows trio of flies sneaking on Apollo 11 before its launch to the moon.