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Battle for Terra (2007)

Terra (original title)
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A peaceful alien planet faces annihilation, as the homeless remainder of the human race sets its eyes on Terra. Mala, a rebellious Terrian teenager, will do everything she can to stop it.

Writers:

Evan Spiliotopoulos (screenplay), Aristomenis Tsirbas (story)
4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chad Allen ... Terrian Scientist (voice)
Rosanna Arquette ... Professor Lina (voice)
Bill Birch ... Terrian 2 (voice)
Brooke Bloom ... Technician Quinn (voice)
Tom Connolly ... Technician Williams (voice)
Brian Cox ... General Hemmer (voice)
David Cross ... Giddy (voice)
Beverly D'Angelo ... Interrogator Wright (voice)
James Devoti ... Colonel Wheeler (voice) (as Jim Devoti)
Chris Evans ... Stewart Stanton (voice)
James Garner ... Doron (voice)
Danny Glover ... President Chen (voice)
Mark Hamill ... Elder Orin (voice)
Alec Holden ... Tulo (voice)
Masam Holden ... Tumi (voice)
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Storyline

BATTLE for TERRA is a fantastic journey to worlds we have only dreamed of. It is a story of friendship, family, sacrifice and most importantly, the realization that all of our survival relies on our earth's precious natural resources. Written by Elissa Greer

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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...A world where WE are the alien invaders. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for sequences of sci-fi action violence and some thematic elements | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Battle for Terra See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,082,064, 3 May 2009

Gross USA:

$1,647,083

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,195,553
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film has a similar plot to Safi, the Little Mother (2004). Both films are about human soldiers who set out to save beautiful planets and it's extra terrestrial inhabitants from his own people when they come to that world when Earth becomes uninhabitable and it's resources exhausted. See more »

Quotes

Mala: Together... forever... in life.
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Connections

References Skywhales (1983) See more »

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See Terra!!!
27 April 2008 | by stevejwinSee all my reviews

Saw this movie today at the Tribec Film Festival and they really did a GREAT job. The story is unique to anything that is out there, uplifting, and creative all around. There are a lot of amazing action sequences and visually, they did an excellent job; between the music and sound effects it all tied together extremely well (soundtrack used "big sound" orchestrated music...went great with the film). I'm not one to comment on animated films but I thought this one went above and beyond what I have seen in the past. The director spoke afterwards and said they made it between a small animation crew of about 20. Not bad for an indie; you would never know looking at the final product. I was expecting a few more laughs during the film (my animated movie stereotype) but there weren't very many. The audience found a few laughs at David Cross (who played a robot) on a couple of moments, but that was it for the most part. Regardless, the blend went over well with the audience, and I personally enjoyed it a lot. Kept you going and had a really good ending. Just my 2 cents, but definitely worth seeing.


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