Actor Seth Green has cleared up confusion surrounding his new Disney movie Mars Needs Moms after fans discovered his voice had been removed from the animation - even though he's given top billing on promotional posters.
The Austin Powers star helped producers capture the movements of the film's lead character, nine-year-old Milo, but studio bosses decided against using his vocals for the boy because he sounded too mature. Child actor Seth Dusky was brought in to voice the part instead.
Green's fans were baffled to find the star was still given prime credit in film ads and the funnyman has taken to Facebook.com to explain the reason behind the move and lavish praise on Dusky.
He writes, "The movie was made in the same way that Avatar and A Christmas Carol were, through performance capture filmmaking. 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.
"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."
The 3D film revolves around young Milo, who only realises how much he relies on his mother after Martians kidnap her and take her to outer space to raise their offspring.