Fly Me to the Moon

2008 G 1h 24m DVD

Fly Me to the Moon

2008 G 1h 24m DVD
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Three ordinary flies have the adventure of their lives when they stow away on Apollo 11 for its trip to the moon. As friends and family anxiously watch the lunar landing on television, the trio makes a crucial repair that could save the mission.
Christopher Lloyd, Kelly Ripa, Nicollette Sheridan, Tim Curry, Trevor Gagnon, Philip Bolden, David Gore, Ed Begley Jr., Adrienne Barbeau, Robert Patrick, Buzz Aldrin, Edwin E. Aldrin Jr.
Ben Stassen
G - All ages admitted. Nothing that would offend parents for viewing by children.
age 4+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 4+
age 4+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this animated 3D film only has a couple of mildly perilous scenes -- when Russian flies (one with a menacing eye patch) attack American flies, and when flies are stuck in a sample jar. The language is restricted to mild insults like "stupid" and the oft-repeated "idiot," and there are a few scenes of flies flirting and hugging. Because the film is set in 1969, there are references to the Cold War, with the Russians set up as the clear nemeses of the American astronauts/flies. Young children might be confused about the entire Moscow-set section, since most kids don't understand the political atmosphere of the 1960s.

Sexual Content

Grandpa flirts with his old love, Nadia. The local TV station's call letters are D-CUP.


Russian flies fight American flies, but it's not very intense.


Mild insults, including "idiot," "stupid," and "butts."

Social Behavior

The three young flies use teamwork to save the space mission. Mrs. McFly learns that even though it's risky, following your dreams is important. Two young flies constantly implore their friend to go on a diet. The Russian flies are portrayed as stereotypical Cold War Communists.


Motorola shows up.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Flies have to fly around the ashes of an ashtray.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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