Tom Hanks Archives
Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D

Character: Narrator
Directed by: Mark Cowen
Written by: Mark Cowen, Tom Hanks, Christopher G. Cowen
Produced by: Mark Cowen, Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, Mark Herzog
Other cast: Paul Newman, Morgan Freeman, Scott Glenn, Matt Damon, Gary Sinise
Release date: September 23, 2005
Genre: Documentary, Animation, Short
Running time: 40 min

Buzz Aldrin described the lunar surface as "magnificent desolation." He is one of only 12 astronauts who have walked on the moon. This docudrama chronicles the historic flights and moonwalks of these men, using interviews, archival footage, celebrity voice-overs including Tom Hanks, Matt Damon and Morgan Freeman, and simulations and re-enactments to create a virtually shared experience of having walked on the moon. The film also explores the state of the space program and its future.