Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood: Release date, cast and trailer

Richard Linklater’s new animated feature is about a young boy setting foot on earth’s closest neighbour and what it is like to be alive amid historic events.

Release date

Apollo 10 1/2 will be premiering on Netflix and in select theatres on April 1.

Cast and creators

  • Milo Coy
  • Zachary Levi
  • Jack Black
  • Glen Powell
  • Josh Wiggins
  • Bill Wise

Directed by Richard Linklater


“A coming of age story, inspired by Linklater’s own life, Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood takes you to the moon and back in this story about growing up in the 1960s in Houston, TX.”

Other details

Richard Linklater has directed and written the critically acclaimed coming-of-age drama Boyhood, and the genre-defining Before Trilogy. He has previously made Waking Life which was animated using live-action techniques much like Apollo 10 1/2.

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It’s the summer of ’69 and life is filled with fast food, cycling, house parties, televised rocket launches during the space race, and witnessing the emergence of hippie culture while America’s political landscape is drastically changing.

When NASA accidentally builds a lunar capsule Apollo too small to fit a regular astronaut, Stanley’s father asks him to take over the role.

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