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  (in credits order)
Joe Colligan ... Orin (voice)

Carmen Argenziano ... Dagg Dibrimi (voice)
Noelle North ... Elan / Aviana (voice)

Anthony De Longis ... Zygon (voice)
Tyke Caravelli ... Silica (voice)

Les Tremayne ... Arthur (voice)
Ken Sansom ... Magreb (voice)
John Moschitta Jr. ... Z'Gork (voice)
Daryl Bartley ... Kallie (voice)

John Garwood ... (voice)
Herb Vigran ... Hopps (voice)

Michael Winslow ... (voice)
Tina Romanus ... Aunt Bella (voice)
Joseph Della Sorte ... (voice)
Thomas H. Watkins ... Boro (voice)
Mickey Morton ... Minemaster (voice)
Mona Marshall ... Kallie (voice)
Ryan MacDonald ... (voice)
Philip L. Clarke ... (voice)
Dennis Alwood ... Shooter (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Cathy Cavadini ... (voice)
Judi M. Durand ... (voice)

Greg Finley ... (voice)
Doris Hess ... (voice)
Rosanna Huffman ... (voice)

Daamen J. Krall ... (voice)
David McCharen ... (voice)
Jan Rabson ... (voice)
Marilyn Schreffler ... (voice)
Susan Silo ... (voice)

Directed by
Steven Hahn 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jeffrey Scott 

Produced by
Thomas Coleman .... executive producer
Christine Danzo .... associate producer
Steven Hahn .... producer
Daniel Pia .... associate producer
Michael Rosenblatt .... executive producer
Original Music by
Andrew Belling 
Film Editing by
Donald W. Ernst 
Casting by
Louise Zingarelli 
Art Direction by
Lee Hyun Se 
Production Management
Yeong-cheol Choi .... production supervisor (as Young Chul Choi)
David J. Corbett .... production supervisor
Kim Soon Min .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Sparey .... associate director
Art Department
Paul Gruwell .... storyboard artist
Ron Harris .... storyboard artist (as Ronald Harris)
Boyd Kirkland .... storyboard artist
Mario Piluso .... storyboard artist
Dick Sebast .... storyboard artist
Thomas Warkentin .... hardware designer
Sound Department
David E. Campbell .... sound mixer (as David Campbell)
Robert Canton .... sound editor
Rick Crampton .... sound editor
Donald W. Ernst .... sound designer (as Don Ernst)
Denise Horta .... sound editor
Eileen Horta .... sound editor
Ted Johnston .... sound editor
Gary Krivacek .... sound editor
Stan Levine .... electronic sound effects
Stan Levine .... synthesized sound effects
John T. Reitz .... sound mixer (as John Reitz)
Gregg Rudloff .... sound mixer (as Greg Rudloff)
Kevin Spears .... sound editor
David John West .... sound editor (as Dave J. West)
Visual Effects by
Kane Anderson .... computer assistant
Chris Bailey .... computer animation planner (as Christopher Bailey)
Allen Blyth .... effects animator
Laura Capozzi Kelly .... computer assistant
Patricia Capozzi .... computer animation graphics
Craig Clark .... computer animation planner
Craig Clark .... digital choreographer
Edith Fandrey .... computer animation graphics
Charles Hefner .... computer assistant
Bae-guen Kim .... effects assistant (as Bae Geun Kim)
Bill Kroyer .... computer animation planner
Rob LaDuca .... effects animator (as Robert LaDuca)
Michael Lessa .... effects animator
Harvard Pennington .... computer hardware consultant
Scott Reynolds .... computer animation software
Geri Rochon .... effects assistant
John Sparey .... computer animation planner
Mike Svayko .... technical director
John T. Van Vliet .... effects animator (as John Van Vliet)
Michael Wolf .... effects animator
Michael Wolf .... special visual effects
Dave Woodman .... computer assistant
Camera and Electrical Department
David J. Corbett .... camera operator
Charles Flekal .... camera supervisor
Hyung Hee Kim .... camera operator
Chul-kyu Lim .... camera operator (as Yim Chul Kyu)
Young Boo Lim .... camera operator (as Young Boo Im)
Craig Littell-Herrick .... camera operator
Paul B. Mikolyski .... camera operator
Thomas Ling Yen .... camera operator
Animation Department
Carlos Baeza .... inbetween artist
Chris Bailey .... assistant animator (as Christopher Bailey)
Rex Barron .... layout artist
Tim Callahan .... background designer
John Calmette .... key background painter
Patricia Capozzi .... final checker
Judi Cassell .... xerox
Craig Clark .... assistant animator
Laura Craig .... ink and paint assistant
Janet Cummings .... color key designer
Robert DeWitt .... layout artist
Patricia Doktor .... key background painter
Jim Finch .... final checker (as James P. Finch)
Jim Finch .... scene planner (as James P. Finch)
Jim Fletcher .... layout artist (as James Fletcher)
Dotti Foell .... animation checker
Dotti Foell .... scene planner
James Fujii .... inbetween artist
Neil Galloway .... layout artist
Steven E. Gordon .... animator (as Steve Gordon)
Gary Graham .... layout artist
Rick Graham .... layout artist (as Richard Graham)
Paul Gruwell .... layout artist
Edgar Gutierrez .... xerox
Ed Haney .... layout artist (as Edward Haney)
Deborah Hayes .... character modeler
Russ Heath .... layout artist (as Russell Heath)
Edwin B. Hirth III .... key background painter (as Edwin Hirth)
Renee Holt .... assistant animation supervisor
David Hoover .... layout artist
John Howley .... layout artist
Barry E. Jackson .... key background painter (as Barry Jackson)
Dan Jeup .... assistant animator (as Daniel Jeup)
Jang Gil Kim .... animation director
Young Mee Kim .... animation checker (as Kim Young Mee)
Young Mee Kim .... final checker (as Kim Young Mee)
Youngku Kim .... background supervisor (as Kim Young Ku)
Boyd Kirkland .... layout artist
John Koch .... layout artist
Bill Kroyer .... animator
Bill Kroyer .... key animator
Sandra Kumashiro .... final checker
Mi Kyung Kwon .... ink and paint assistant
Don Lauder .... animation checker
Craig Littell-Herrick .... final checker
Greg Manwaring .... inbetween artist
Marlene Robinson May .... animator
Steve Moore .... inbetween artist (as Stephen Moore)
Ron Myrick .... scene planner
Narelle Nixon .... animation checker
Narelle Nixon .... final checker
John Norton .... animator
Madlyn O'Neill .... ink and paint assistant
Kyung Hee Pak .... xerox
Frank Paur .... layout artist
Gabi Payn .... animator (as Gary Payn)
Eric Pigors .... inbetween artist
Mario Piluso .... layout artist
Carol Kieffer Police .... background supervisor (as Carol Police)
Robin Police .... ink and paint assistant
Brian Ray .... assistant animator
Bob Revell .... animation checker (as Robert Revell)
Bob Revell .... scene planner (as Robert Revell)
Lenord Robinson .... animator
Geri Rochon .... key color assistant
Mitch Rochon .... animation director
Darrell Rooney .... character modeler
Chris Rutkowski .... assistant animator (as Christopher Rutkowski)
Yeun Young Sang .... key animator (as Yoon Young Sang)
Jim Schlenker .... key background painter
Tom Sito .... animator (as Thomas Sito)
Bob Smith .... layout artist (as Robert A. Smith)
Roy Allen Smith .... background designer
Roy Allen Smith .... layout supervisor
Jung Yul Song .... key animator
No Soon Nyeo .... key color assistant
John Sparey .... scene planner
Mike Stribling .... animator (as James Stribling)
Mike Svayko .... scene planner
David Teague .... assistant animator
Fred Warter .... assistant animator
Dave Woodman .... inbetween artist (as David Woodman)
Alan Wright .... inbetween artist
Anthony Zierhut .... inbetween artist
Louise Zingarelli .... character designer
Jong Hee Lee .... background artist (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter (as Gary Buritt)
Chuck George .... negative cutter
Jack Hooper .... negative cutter
Tom Hooper .... negative cutter
Tony Mizgalski .... assistant editor
Douglas Nickel .... editorial staff (as Douglas Lloyd Nickel)
Jonathan Pink .... editorial staff
Music Department
Andrew Belling .... musician: synthesizer
Michael Boddicker .... musician: synthesizer
Timothy J. Borquez .... assistant music editor (as Timothy Borquez)
Nancy Gaelen .... music coordinator
David Katz .... music supervisor
Other crew
Ronnie Cloonan .... production secretary
Cho Myung Hee .... production assistant
Hwang Nami .... production assistant
Cathy Rowley .... production secretary
Thomas H. Watkins .... production assistant (as Thomas Watkins)

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107 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:G | UK:PG | USA:PG (certificate #27782)

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Originally produced in 3-D. The first ever animated feature made in 3-D.See more »
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17 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
An incredible surprise and a brilliant Space-Opera! A must see., 20 September 1999
Author: Luis Filipe dos Reis Peres from Portimão, Portugal

One of my favorite STAR WARS rip-offs ever is an italian movie called STARCRASH, (see my review), but sometimes i can never choose between it and this amazing animated movie STARCHASER.

Don´t let the animation aspect of the whole thing put you away, because this is a magnificent Space-Opera. Twenty minutes after the beginning of STARCHASER, i already had forgotten that i was watching an animated feature.

True, the initial images are very disappointing, i swear i thought this was going to be one of those saturday morning cartoon shows for kids. But then something in this story started to grab me. First i noticed that the way that the story was being developed, didn´t exactly followed that cartoon for kids formula. Then a few minutes later an unexpected death of one of the characters ocurred and in a very crude way. From then on, i knew that this was watching something very different.

Then the battle sequences with the spaceship fighters appeared and i was totaly blowned away, by the animation, and by the direction. There are some fantastic flying action sequences in this movie, and they are planned and "filmed" in a incredible way. Every time i watch this even know i feel like i want to cheer for the characters who are flying the ships.

The animation of the spaceships is amazingly smooth, in fact they were done using computer graphics, but we only notice it because of the quality of the sequences, because there is trditional drawing covering the wireframes. In fact, although this is a very old movie, it still is one of the best integrations between traditional and computer animation i ever saw.

Then there is another good thing in the animation. Although technically very rough, we can see there was an effort to capture very human and elaborated gestures and motion, and the best thing is that it works very well indeed.

In the story aspect, obviously we find in STARCHASER a young hero, a rogue mercenary, a space princess, a cyborg villain, a pair of robots and all the Star Wars clichés you can think off. This might have been a terrible thing, but in this case all the stolen bits and pieces are perfectly blended resulting in a very good and interesting story, and in many ways much more imaginative than the classical formula followed by George Lucas. Anyway George got everything from the E.E.DOC.SMITH books from the 30´s, to "create" his saga, so it would be unffair now to call STARCHASER a STAR WARS rip-off for doing exactly the same. The characters are great specialy the two robots who have great dialogue, the action sequences are perfect and are a thrill to watch, specialy the flying scenes with the spaceships, the story is very,very good and imaginative altough it steals from everywhere, even from BLADE RUNNER, the animation is good and the soundtrack is perfect and stays in our mind forever. Maybe the only downside in this movie are the backgrounds wich altough very detailed, are always a bit blurred. But who cares !

This is a magnificent movie. And one of the best sci-fi of the 80´s. Don´t be discouraged by the animation aspect, because this is not a kids movie. Any person who likes si-fi has to like this for sure. Brilliant, brilliant and forgotten movie.

If you can find it. Don´t miss it!

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