In the ’50s and ’60s, the USSR frequently used dogs for orbital space flights in order to determine whether human spaceflight was possible. If you ever wanted to see a cute animated version of their exploits, look no further than “Space Dogs: Adventure to the Moon,” the sequel to the global hit “Space Dogs 3D.” The film follows Pushok (Samuel Witwer), a teenage astronaut determined to find his missing astronaut father. Pushok stows away on a US rocket ship to the moon, but soon finds he is not alone, as he’s reunited with his mom and encounters a macho monkey and a baby alien. Together, the furry heroes learn the true meaning of teamwork as they join the search for Pushok’s dad. Starring Alicia Silverstone and Ashlee Simpson as Belka and Strelka, the first dogs in space, “Space Dogs: Adventure to the Moon” is a fun, family-friendly adventure movie designed to get kids interested in science and technology. Watch the trailer below.
The film is directed by veteran Disney animator Mike Disa, who has previously worked on “Hercules,” “Tarzan,” “Fantasia 2000,” “Looney Tunes: Back In Action,” and more. Alicia Silverstone is best known for her role as Cher in the teen classic “Clueless,” as well as Batgirl in “Batman & Robin.” Meanwhile, Ashlee Simpson is best known for her roles on the TV series’ “7th Heaven” and the modern day “Melrose Place.”
“Space Dogs: Adventure to the Moon” will be released on August 26th, National Dog Day, in select cities.