Update from Seth:
Just to be clear, I haven't been replaced in Mars Needs Moms=)
Please disregard all of the articles framing this as some kind of scandalous tragedy. Thank you for all the public outrage on my behalf, but you've been misinformed.
The movie was made the same way that Avatar and A Christmas Carol were, through performance capture film-making. The other actors and I performed the entire movie in skin-tight velcro suits in a massive empty volume with hundreds of cameras recording our digital information. We wore helmets with 4 cameras on our faces to capture every tiny movement of our faces- eyes, mouth, everything.
Since I'm a 37 year old man playing a 9 year old boy, it was always expected we'd get a real kid to re-record (my character) Milo's dialogue, and that's what we did. A great young actor named Seth (great coincidence, no?) Dusky recorded every line over my vocal performance, using it as a guide for his. He did a fantastic job=)
I've seen the movie and really love it. It's a family adventure movie, like Goonies or ET. The 3D is fun, and not distracting or headache-inducing.
I'm really proud of my performance in the movie, but understand it will be confusing for audiences to understand exactly what I've done in it. If we've done our job well, you won't think about me at all when you watch- you'll only see this young boy on the adventure of a lifetime.
Again, thank you to everyone who's come out to support me. We all worked very hard and I hope you enjoy this awesome movie.
[ edited by zeitgeist on 2011-03-10 02:54 ]