Aliens Ate My Homework

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Aliens Ate My Homework

As a kid, we all had the excuse that the dog at our homework, right? In some instances, that may happen. What if an alien ate your homework? I have three boys and I couldn’t pull them out of this drama! This movie is based on Bruce Coville’s best selling book series and it’s a family comedy you don’t want to miss out on. The Galactic Patrol and Rod have a lot going on. You’ve never met friendly aliens like this. The quality of this movie is great and something the kids will love. I loved it and couldn’t pull myself away from it. Grab your copy today!


 

Aliens Ate My Homework

As a former teacher, I think I have heard all of the excuses available for the homework not being done. While in hindsight there wasn’t anything Earth shattering about homework being done and some of the very kids that didn’t bother to turn in anything are becoming great adults. While I’m not saying that kids everywhere don’t need homework, and shouldn’t turn it in, the older I get the more I learn that some things aren’t worth fighting over. This year I’m going to enjoy the intergalactic adventure Aliens Ate My Homework arrives on DVD, Digital, and On Demand March 6th, 2018! The film adaption of the first book from the popular Rod Allbright and the Galactic Patrol series by Bruce Coville follows a pair of middle schoolers racing to save the world from destruction after extraterrestrials invade Earth.

Unexpected extraterrestrial guests team up with a pair of middle schoolers to prevent the destruction of the planet in Aliens Ate My Homework, coming to DVD, Digital and On Demand on March 6, 2018, from Universal 1440 Entertainment, a production entity of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. A humorous and suspenseful intergalactic adventure, Aliens Ate My Homework follows the whimsical members of the Galactic Patrol on the trail of an evil alien criminal hiding out on Earth.

Based on the first book in prolific author Bruce Coville’s globally renowned “Galactic Patrol” series published by Aladdin Books, an imprint of Simon and Schuster Children’s Publishing, Aliens Ate My Homework features the voice of two-time Emmy Award winner William Shatner (“Star Trek”)  and comes from director Sean McNamara (The King’s Daughter). The film also stars Jayden Greig (The Shape of Water), Lauren McNamara (“Summer of Dreams”), Kirsten Robek (The Edge of Seventeen), Dan Payne (Star Trek BeyondWatchmen), Ty Consiglio (Wonder) and Alex Zahara (“The Man in the High Castle”).

Aliens Ate My Homework is a suspenseful family comedy which follows the adventures of sixth-grader Rod Allbright (Greig) and the extraterrestrial lawmen known as the Galactic Patrol. When a tiny spaceship flies through his window and lands on his science project, Rod and his cousin Elspeth (McNamara) meet a group of friendly aliens, including Phil, a talking plant (voiced by William Shatner). The earthlings quickly join the aliens’ adventurous mission to help defeat an evil alien criminal. After discovering the evil alien is disguised as a human – someone he knows all too well – Rod and Elspeth race to save the world from total planetary disaster.


BONUS FEATURES on DVD and digital

  • Not of This World: Creating Alien Life Forms – A look at creating some of the film’s Alien characters, showcasing the work of Emmy-winning visual effects maestro Todd Masters and his creature effects team. Viewers will get a peek at what it takes to bring the creatures to life on-set through the magic of prosthetic make-up, as well as practical effects techniques like oversized sets and puppetry.
  • Aliens Ate My Homework: From Page to Screen – This piece will give viewers a peek at the process of turning the novel into a film – from concept to production and visual effects. Featuring behind the scenes footage plus interviews with the cast, filmmakers, and author Bruce Coville.
  • On the Set with Bruce Coville – The beloved author gives viewers a peek at life on the set of Aliens Ate My Homework while providing details on the origins of the Galactic Patrol book series.
  • The Galactic Patrol Wants You! – A closer look at the members of the Galactic Patrol featuring Grakker, Madame Pong, Rod Allbright, Elspeth, and Phillogenous Esk Piemondum, aka Phil. In this featurette, the intrepid crew of the Starship Ferkel will reveal details on their current mission and will inform viewers on what it takes to become a member of the Galactic Patrol.

Aliens Ate My Homework will be available on DVD and Digital.

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FILMMAKERS:

Cast:Jayden Greig, Lauren McNamara, Kirsten Robek, Dan Payne, Alex Zahara, Ty Consiglio, Sean Quan, William Shatner, Tristan Risk

Casting By: Jackie Lind, CSA

Music By: Brandon Moore

Edited By: Tony Dean Smith

Production Designer: Bob Bottieri

Director of Photography: Adam Sliwinski

Co-Producer: Todd Masters

Produced By: Roger Lay Jr. and Eric Carnagey

Based on the book series ‘Rod Allbirght Alien Adventures by:Bruce Coville

Screenplay By:Judith Reeves-Stevens & Garfield Reeves-Stevens

Directed By: Sean McNamara

TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:

Street Date: March 6, 2018

Copyright: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

Selection Number: 63187246

Layers: DVD 9

Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen

Rating: PG for some rude humor, mild action and thematic elements

Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, French Canadian, French European, Latin American Spanish

Sound:English, French European, and Latin American Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1

Run Time: 1 hour, 29 minutes

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About Universal 1440 Entertainment, LLC:

The Universal 1440 Entertainment banner develops and produces live-action and animated non-theatrical productions directly for distribution in all media worldwide. Since its formation in 2005, the group has assembled an exceptional roster of animated family fare, including the Daytime Emmy®-winning Curious George television series for PBS Kids and Hulu; as well as the beloved The Land Before Time film series and the all-new animated family film Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas is You. The group also has successfully built upon some of Universal’s highly celebrated live-action, comedy and drama franchises, Scorpion King, Jarhead, American Pie, Honey and Bring It On as well as the terrifying Chucky movies Projects currently readying for release include the newest installment of the epic sci-fi adventure hit Tremors, the next chapter in the gritty action franchise Death Race and an exciting new film from the popular Honey franchise.

Universal 1440 Entertainment is a production entity of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment  Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE) is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios. Universal Studios is part of NBCUniversal. NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.


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Jess Weaver

Jess is a mom of 4 kiddos, wife to a handsome bearded man, she loves writing, sleeping, and sunshine.

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