Movie: Fly Me to the Moon (2008)
- Director: Ben Stassen
- Release Date: 16 July 2009 (Hong Kong)
- Run Time: 84 min
- Country: Belgium , USA
- Genre: Animation , Adventure , Family
Tagline: First ever animated movie created for 3D
Trivia: As the lunar module lands on the moon, Aldrin is shown on the left side, which is the Command position, with Armstrong on the right side. This is the reverse of how they were in reality. Furthermore, Armstrong is shown clapping Aldrin on the arm and calls him “Commander”. In the end credits all three Apollo XI astronauts are named Commander (a military rank none of the astronauts held -Collins and Aldrin were Air Force colonels). The upshot is that in this fictionalised version of Apollo XI, Aldrin commanded the mission and landed the craft, while Neil Armstrong still makes the historic first walk on the Moon. With the roles reversed, Buzz Aldrin had actually campaigned internally within Nasa for this to be how the mission took place; i.e. that with Armstrong being in command, it would be Aldrin to make the first exit through the door. The film’s reorganisation of the positions and ranks may have been made at Aldrin’s suggestion, since he was involved in the picture.
Goofs: Factual errors: When re-docking with the command module, the lunar module is shown docking with the engine side towards the command module instead of the docking side. The LEM is backwards.
“In the Kennedy days, all the States buzz about the Apollo moon program, even the bugs. Grandpa fly keeps ‘inspiring’ his grandson and two mates, a nerd and a glutton, with heroic stories. New they decide to get in on the action at Cape Canaveral via an astronaut’s bred box. Grandpa also gets involved. There’s also an evil Soviet Russian fly to with. Written by KGF Vissers”