Roving Mars


40m 2006

Brief Synopsis

For centuries human beings have contemplated Earth's nearest planetary neighbor, Mars, dreaming impossible dreams of exploring its surface and divining its mysteries. Now the impossible has become possible. The Mars mission, which sent two intrepid, death-defying explorers--Spirit and Opportunity,

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution

Technical Specs

Duration
40m

Synopsis

For centuries human beings have contemplated Earth's nearest planetary neighbor, Mars, dreaming impossible dreams of exploring its surface and divining its mysteries. Now the impossible has become possible. The Mars mission, which sent two intrepid, death-defying explorers--Spirit and Opportunity, the mars rovers--to the Red Planet was documented. Through the eyes of these remarkable robots, viewers can now see Mars in a way that no one ever has. This important expedition accomplished far more than the simple transmission of thousands of Martian images. The rovers actually discovered traces of ice within the rocks of Mars. The discovery marked clear proof that water once ran on the surface--a giant leap forward in answering that most haunting of questions: Is there life on Mars?

Crew

Siddhartha Abbazi

Digital Effects

Robert W Adams

Key Grip

Robert Andrus

Screenplay

Bryan Ashford

Grip

Denise Bailie

Assistant Camera

Nancy Baker

Editor

Tina Ballou

Post-Production Coordinator

Johnathan Banta

Digital Effects

Andra Bard

Digital Effects

Wade Bartlett

Editorial Assistant

Jenn Bastian

Special Effects Coordinator

Ron Batzdorff

Photography

Brian Bender

Music Engineer

Jon Thor Birgisson

Song

Aja Bogdanoff

Graphic Artist

David Booth

Visual Effects

Scott Boyett

Software Engineer

Alison Breckenridge

Post-Production Coordinator

Chris Brown

Visual Effects Producer

George Butler

Writer

George Butler

Screenplay

George Butler

Producer

Joanna Capitano

Visual Effects Producer

John Carbonara

Music Editor

Cat Celebrezze

Original Score

Brandon Christensen

Assistant Camera

Joe Christensen

Assistant Camera

T.c. Christensen

Cinematographer

Christopher Cole

Art Department

Lynn Davis

Photography

Bob Demarco

Music Engineer

John Dowling

Researcher

John W Dowling

Production

Orri P Dyrason

Song

Timothy Enstice

Digital Effects Artist

Edwin Escalante

Other

John Paul Fasal

Sound Mixer

Colin Feist

Compositing Supervisor

Rhett Fernsten

Gaffer

Cliff Fleming

Pilot

Stephen Foss

Grip

Cary Fukinaga

Gaffer

Catherine Gibson

Digital Effects

Philip Glass

Music

Rick Gordon

Post-Production Supervisor

Tara Grace

Associate Producer

Cathy Hair

Post-Production Coordinator

Scott Hoffman

Assistant Camera

Georg Holm

Song

Daniel Holton-roth

Production

Joel Hynek

Visual Effects Supervisor

Susan Jacobs

Music Supervisor

Sheridan Johns

Production

Scott Johnson

Music Editor

Niko Kalaitzidis

3-D Artist

Jim Keller

Original Score

Stefan Kocev

Art Department

Brian Kubricky

Production Accountant

Steven C Laneri

Sound Mixer

Kent Lidke

3-D Artist

Ricardo Lopez

Visual Effects

Tim Lovasen

Assistant Camera

Dan Maas

Graphic Artist

Alberto Magallon

Assistant Camera

Adam Markowitz

Digital Effects Artist

Alan G Markowitz

Visual Effects Supervisor

Frank Marshall

Producer

Larry Matson

Location Coordinator

Mike Mcdonough

Sound Design

Les Meek

Visual Effects

Tyler Meiners

Dolly Grip

Sarah Mendoza

Digital Effects

Brett Miller

Driver

Jeff T Miller

Assistant Production Coordinator

Nico Muhly

Assistant

Kurt Munkacsi

Original Score

Chris Murray

Electrician

Jeremy Nicolaides

Compositing Supervisor

James Niehouse

Photography

John Niehuss

Graphic Artist

Ichiho Nishiki

Music Engineer

Elmer Oukrop

Gaffer

Terri Pappas

Production Coordinator

Jose Parra

Visual Effects Producer

Lou Pecora

Digital Effects Artist

Suzana Peric

Music Editor

Dennis Peterson

Gaffer

Roger Phenix

Sound Mixer

Tom Piedmont

Digital Effects Artist

Ryan Purcell

Foley Artist

Mary T Radford

Assistant

Kenny Reed

Crane Grip

Michael Riesman

Music Conductor

Gary A. Rizzo

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Laura Bemis Rollison

Assistant

Laura Bemis Rollison

Location Manager

Jake Roquemore

Loader

Karl Rosengren

Assistant Sound Editor

David Rosenthal

Digital Effects Supervisor

Christian Rutledge

Music Contractor

Steve Sabino

Crane Grip

Michael Sanders

Color Timer

Tim Sassoon

Visual Effects Supervisor

Benjamin Schweighart

Graphic Artist

Sara Scully

Production

Jed Seus

Loader

Bernard Sissel

Assistant Camera

Sandi Sissel

Photography

Reed Smoot

Photography

Steve Squyres

Source Material

Matt Stelling

Key Grip

Kjartan Sveinsson

Song

Scott Swofford

Unit Production Manager

Scott Swofford

Executive Producer

Jack Tankard

Aerial Director Of Photography

Todd Taylor

Key Grip

Andy Turek

Electrician

Henry Valus

Assistant Camera

Ryan Vance

Software Engineer

Les Vary

Visual Effects

Jun Watanabe

Digital Effects Artist

Bryan Watson

Grip

Fred Weigle

Assistant Camera

Kat Westergaard

Assistant Camera

Justin Wick

Software Engineer

Matthew Williams

Photography

Chie Yoshi

Digital Effects Artist

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution

Technical Specs

Duration
40m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter January 27, 2006

Released in United States on Video August 1, 2006

Released in United States Winter January 27, 2006

Released in United States on Video August 1, 2006