Apollo 10 1/2: Release date, trailer, plot and more

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Netflix recently dropped the trailer of Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood, and it is simply spectacular. Directed, produced and written by Richard Linklater, it is an upcoming animated science fiction film that is set sometime around Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969. The producers of this upcoming project include Mike Blizzard, Melissa Cobb, Bruno Felix, John Sloss, and Craig Matthew Staggs, and is cinematographed by Shane F. Kelly. 

The upcoming film explores young children’s fantasies of space and somehow is based on the director’s childhood dreams and fantasies itself. 

Here is everything we know about Apollo 10 1/2 so far.

Apollo 10 1/2 Release Date

Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood will be premiering worldwide on SXSW on March 13, 2022 and will then release on Netflix on April 1, 2022.

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Apollo 10 1/2 Trailer

The trailer takes us back to the decade of 1960s, especially the late years of the decade when there was a lot of excitement around the Apollo 11 moon landing. The environment, the fashion fads, the soda dispensers, black and white TVs, thought processes, people’s opinions, and everything of the 60s have been portrayed with much realism as possible. The country had diverse opinions regarding the changing trends of lifestyle, however, was still united on the fronts of space exploration programs. 

The trailer gives a quick gist of how a dimension mistake of NASA led to a young boy, Stanley to end up in space, not without his consent to be clear. While every other person of his age is out enjoying the sun and soda, Stan isn’t taking any time off his space training which is vigorous and super tiring at the same time. The animation is very much similar to how live-action is including the facial expressions, and the body language of the characters. 

Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood | Official Trailer | Netflix

Apollo 10 1/2 Plot

NASA ended up creating a space exploration craft that was too small for an adult astronaut to fit in properly and take a trip to space. However, discarding the equipment would mean a loss of multimillions or maybe billions of dollars. So, they took an easy way out or maybe not that easy. They decided to send a child to space instead of an adult and chose Stanley for the mission, taking into account his academic as well as extra-curricular records at school and outside. Another major point of the mission is that it is covert, which means Stanley can’t tell anything about it to anyone including his immediate family.  

Apollo 10 1/2 Cast

  • Milo Coy as young Stanley
  • Jack Black as adult Stanley
  • Glen Powell
  • Zachary Levi
  • Josh Wiggins
  • Lee Eddy as Stan’s mom
  • Bill Wise
  • Natalie L’Amoreaux
  • Jessica Brynn Cohen
  • Sam Chipman
  • Danielle Guilbot
  • Mona Lee Fultz
  • Samuel Davis
  • Holt Boggs
  • Nicholas Andrew Rice
  • John Kaler
  • Brad Cabral

So, if you were tired of watching rom-coms and sitcoms and wanted to delve deep into the world of sci-fi where everything looks exciting, real and thrilling, Apollo 10 1/2 is here for you. With the trailer being nothing less than an excitement-packed experience, we can expect the same amount of excitement from the film, if not more.