ased on the children’s book by award-winning author and illustrator Tomi Ungerer, MOON MAN premiered at the Annecy International Film Festival and won the hearts of children and adults alike. Described as “…easily one of the best picture books in recent years,” by the late Maurice Sendak (author and illustrator of Where the Wild Things Are), MOON MAN won the Book Week prize and has been translated into 12 languages since it was first published in the 1960s. The film captures the simple, vibrant essence of Ungerer’s drawings and his endearing story.
Synopsis: The man on the moon is bored. One day, he hitches a ride to Earth on the tails of a passing comet — an “attack from outer space” that sets the alarm bells ringing in the President's headquarters — and starts to explore the fantastical creatures and sights of a new planet. But all is not well — the Moon Man's absence from his post means that all the world's children are unable to sleep. Before the President can capture him, they must join forces to return him to his rightful place in the sky.
Having grown up in Taiwan, I actually have never heard of Moon Man. Since we don't own the book, we did know what to expect from this movie. I sat down and watched this with my kids and they absolutely adore the Moon Man. The story is about the man on the moon who came to visit Earth. He was excited to see all of the different creatures on Earth, but he was seen as an invader and so he was quickly thrown into a prison. He was able to escape and find his way back to the moon so that the children could fall asleep once again. We thought this was a great story and the animation reminded us of illustrations from classic children's stories. We would definitely recommend this to kids of all ages.
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