If only the Moon Man realized just how much children love him, but he fails to perceive it. All he does is sit on the moon, alone, and terribly bored. One night a falling star appears in the sky, flying at a dizzying speed, in space, towards the moon. Moon Man jumps at the opportunity, grabs the star's tail, and takes a ride to Earth!
The "attack from outer space" causes great panic in the presidential palace. The President himself, who has just finished conquering the entire planet, defeating all of his enemies ... boils with rage as now, right now, aliens from another planet appear and attack him! Even worse, these aliens are unseen, and the only sign of the invaders is silver footprints, near the crater where the star landed.
Although he is captured, Moon Man manages to escape from the megalomaniac President and his soldiers and embarks on a long journey. Along the way he learns how many wonderful things there are on earth and how much children love and need him.
"Moon Man" is a quirky new children's animation from Germany, now redubbed into English, based on the 1967 picture book by French illustrator Tomi Ungerer, an influential illustrator, cartoonist and children's author who has published dozens of books. "Moon Man’’ was his most successful book.