Walt Disney Pictures have unveiled the first official trailer for Mars Needs Moms!, a new 3D performance-captured animated sci-fi film based on the book by Berkeley Breathed.

Mars Needs Moms! is directed by Simon Wells and produced by performance-capture expert Robert Zemeckis (Monster House).

The film features voices of Seth Green, Joan Cusack, Elisabeth Harnois, Dan Fogler and Mindy Sterling.

Mars Needs Moms! will be released in the US on March 11, 2011. A UK release date has not yet been confirmed.

The film follows a rebellious 9-year-old boy named Milo, who is just beginning summer. His mother gives him chores and tasks like weeding the garden or eating his vegetables. But after Milo tints his 5-year-old sister’s face purple, his mother sees no humor in this and sends him to his room. After a heated argument with his mother in which Milo says “I don’t see what’s so special about mothers!”, Milo is grounded for the rest of the summer. After falling asleep, Milo does not hear the rumble of the rocket landing outside. After, Martians enter Milo’s house and take away his mother, Milo realizes that he has to rescue her.

Check out the trailer below, courtesy of Yahoo! Movies: