Outer space and the whole theory along with it has an effect on humans. We have a number of movies and series around it, one ends up falling in love with space. Just like us, Richard Linklater fell in love while growing up in the hub of Houston. The first moon landing has a huge impact on him. Taking up his childhood memories, Richard fused them with his fantasy, and created a new animated movie on Netflix – “Apollo 10 ½: A Space Age Childhood”.
So, if you are looking for the perfect family movie, Richard Linklater’s Apollo 10 ½: A Space Age Childhood on Netflix is the perfect movie for you. It perfectly combines history, fantasy, nostalgia, and a child’s dreams and hopes. The plot develops around a fourth-grader who was sent to the Apollo 11 mission secretly, before sending the astronauts to the moon mission.
What is Apollo 10 ½: A Space Age Childhood About?
The movie explores a fourth-grader, Stanley from Texas in the 1960s. Adult Stanley narrates the journey of young Stanley and his daydreams as he fantasizes about being recruited by NASA for the lunar mission. Accidentally, NASA builds a spacecraft too small, that an adult can’t fit in. So, they approached Stanley about whether or not he can execute the mission. The animation of the film is visually stunning, whereas Linklater opted to use a technique similar to rotoscoping to tell this coming-of-age story.
Richard Linklater makes a triumphant return to animation with the stunning APOLLO 10 1/2: A SPACE AGE CHILDHOOD. This fantastical portrait of growing up in the '60s is now on Netflix. pic.twitter.com/M3DuVWn2oQ
— NetflixFilm (@NetflixFilm) April 2, 2022
Who all are there in the film?
Milo Coy voiced the lead of the film, Stanley as a child and Jack Black as an adult. This is Milo Coy’s first film, while we know Jack Black for his voice in the School of Rock in 2003 to voicing Po the Panda, in Kung Fu Panda.
The other voice cast includes:
- NASA officials voiced by Zachary Levi and Glen Powell
- Stanley’s mom voiced by Gwen
- Stanley’s grandmothers are voiced by Jennifer Griffin and Mona Lee Fultz.
Is There a Trailer For Apollo 10 ½?
Netflix officially released the trailer on March 7th, 2022. The film shows off excellent animation of Stanley’s reality in 1969 and Stan’s fantastical experience of being recruited by NASA to go to the moon.
APOLLO 10 1/2: A SPACE AGE CHILDHOOD, tells a nostalgic '60s story with brilliant animation. Written and directed by Richard Linklater, with voice performances by Jack Black, Zachary Levi and Glen Powell, this delight for the whole family is now on Netflix! pic.twitter.com/L8LtUUiSZi
— NetflixFilm (@NetflixFilm) April 1, 2022
When will Apollo 10 ½ will be on Netflix?
Apollo 10 ½: A Space Age Childhood is already up on Netflix from April 1st, 2022. Go and enjoy the movie with your family.