Fly Me to the Moon
is a Belgian CGI animated 3-D
feature film. It was released in digital 3D in Belgium on 30 January 2008 and in the USA and Canada on 15 August 2008. The film was also released in IMAX
3D in the USA and Canada starting 8 August 2008. It is notable for being the first Summit Entertainment
film released in digital 3D.Fly Me to the Moon
was directed by Ben Stassen
and produced by nWave Pictures in association with Illuminata Pictures, and distributed by Summit Entertainment
and Vivendi Visual Entertainment.
The total production budget of Fly Me to the Moon
is €17.3 million (about $25.2 million). nWave financed about 75% of the budget itself. To raise the rest, investors could benefit from Belgium’s Tax Shelter system. The Flanders Audiovisual Fund contributed €100,000 ($146,100), 10% of its annual budget for animation.
Apart from the feature-length version, two further versions of the films exist. The 49-minute Attraction
version was released across theme parks starting in the summer of 2007. Venues showing this version, which features added 4D effects
, include Isla Magica in Spain, Mirabilandia in Italy, Bellewaerde in Belgium, Bakken and Planetariet in Denmark, and Blackpool Pleasure Beach in the UK, as well as the Adler Planetarium
in Chicago and the Museum of Science
. This version of the film omits the subplot about the attempt by Russian flies to sabotage the mission. The 13-minute Ride
version is featured at Six Flags Great Adventure