PG-13 | | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Astronauts, and their robotic dog AMEE (Autonomous Mapping Evaluation and Evasion), search for solutions to save a dying Earth by searching on Mars, only to have the mission go terribly awry.
VFX supervisor Jeffrey A. Okun and his team worked closely with Thomas J. Smith, special effects supervisor, at F/X house Cinesite, and explored the possibilities of motion-capture and key-frame animation to give the robot AMEE fluid, human-like movements. Images of AMEE were created on background plates which were then integrated into composite scenes with the actors. Finally, the subtleties of lighting on the robot's body as she moved, her shadow and the wisps of dust that she kicked up were added. "AMEE has a very Japanese feel to it," said producer Mark Canton, adding: "Cool is the right word to describe it."
Commander Kate Bowman:
By the year 2000 we had begun to over populate, pollute, and poison our planet faster than we could clean it up. We ignored the problem for as long as we could. But we were kidding ourselves. By 2025, we knew we were in trouble. And began to ...
Commander Kate Bowman: For ...
The 1997 Pathfinder/Sojourner is labeled "UISA", like the crew's 2052 equipment. The Pathfinder/Sojourner was launched by NASA, and included the US flag and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory logos.
In the credits, Pettengill is spelled Pettengil (one "l").
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