Moon Man

 

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Moon Man is the lively and offbeat animated feature from the Oscar nominated producers of The Secret of Kells, Cartoon Saloon. Based on a book by the renowned children’s illustrator Tomi Ungerer, Moon Man leaves his “shimmering seat in space,” catches the “fiery tail” of a passing comet, and lands on earth to sample the activities that he has longingly observed from above…

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Release Date: Available on DVD and VoD in Ireland and the UK from April 18th
 

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Length: 95 minutes
 
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About

If only Moon Man knew just how much children loved him! But he’s not even remotely aware, he’s just sitting on the moon, bored stiff, in his lonely silver sphere…

One night, a shooting star appears, whizzing through outer space towards the moon. Moon Man grabs the speeding comet by the tail and hitches a ride to earth! This ‘attack from outer space’ sets the alarm bells in the Presidential Headquarters. The President is absolutely furious. He has just conquered the last speck of earth, defeated all his enemies… And now his dominion is being attacked by aliens from another planet! The only traces they find of the intruder are silvery footprints near the edge of the crater’s impact.

While escaping the President and his soldiers, Moon Man will set off on a long journey, where he will marvel at the many wonders the earth has to offer and realize how much children love and need him.

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Reviews

“It’s a great and heartfelt story which will captivate all ages.” ***** (five stars)
Morning Star

“Delightful…’Moon Man’ has been crafted with love and painted with care. It’s the equivalent of the handmade Christmas present, left under the tree, just waiting to be found.”
The Observer

“Moon Man is a beautifully animated, utterly charming children’s adventure that perfectly creates the feeling of reading a great children’s story. Highly recommended.” * * * * (four stars)
ViewLondon.co.uk

“Fun for the whole family” **** (four stars)
Financial Times

“a sweet and eccentric alternative to Hollywood children’s fare”
The Guardian

“definitely worth seeking out” **** (four stars)
The Sunday Times

“this is a movie that has heart and imagination”
Irish Times

“The world is beautiful, the characters magical and the message simple but moving.” **** (four stars)
Movies.ie

“the graphics are sublime”
Empire

“refreshing” **** (four stars)
Total Film

“for children of all ages and for any parent who has forgotten what it is to be a child.”
State Magazine

“Moon Man for me is up there with Yellow Submarine, for the beauty and simplicity of the art and animation, and the complex story that has more layers than you think.”
Comic Buzz

“The perfect antidote to anyone thinking that animated movies were all just Disney versions of well told stories.”
Entertainment.ie

“Just like the original book it has the makings of a classic.”
NoMoreWorkHorse.com

“Charming and quaintly unassuming”
Radio Times

“recommended if you adore handmade children’s picture books”
SFX

“this gentle animated adventure feels like a blast of fresh air when compared to entertaining but formulaic Hollywood studio animation”
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