Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood

Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood

April 1, 2022

Is the Apollo 10 1/2 mission real? To simply put it, no. The mission is a fictitious creation in Stan’s mind. The reimagining of the mission to the moon through a kid’s eyes fascinated with how the space journey worked is a better way of explaining the events of the film.

Richard Linklater

Richard Linklater, Mike Blizzard, Tommy Pallotta, Femke Wolting, Bruno Felix

Netflix Animation, Minnow Mountain Submarine, Detour Filmproduction

Richard Linklater


Milo Coy as Stan
Jack Black as Grown Up Stan(voice)
Lee Eddy as Mom
Bill Wise as Dad
Natalie L’Amoreaux as Vicky
Josh Wiggins as Steve
Jessica Brynn Cohen as Jana
Sam Chipman as Greg
Danielle Guilbot as Stephanie
Zachary Levi as Kranz
Glen Powell as Bostick
Larry Jack Dotson as Grandfather
Mona Lee Fultz as Grandmother #1
Jennifer Griffin as Grandmother #2
Holt Boggs as Sam the Rocket Man
Reese Armstrong as Tony
Natalie Joy as Music Teacher
Suzanne Deal Booth as Science Teacher

Richard Linklater

A man narrates stories of his life as a 10-year-old boy in 1969 Houston, weaving tales of nostalgia with a fantastical account of a journey to the moon. Apollo 10 ½: A Space Age Childhood tells the story of the first moon landing in the summer of 1969 from two interwoven perspectives — the astronaut and mission control view of the triumphant moment, and through the eyes of a kid growing up in Houston, Texas who has intergalactic dreams of his own.

Apollo 101⁄2: A Space Age Childhood is a 2022 American animated film set during the events preceding the Apollo 11 Moon landing, loosely based on the childhood of writer, director, and producer Richard Linklater.

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