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Valiant (2005)

G  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy  |  19 August 2005 (USA)
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Set in 1944, Valiant is a woodland pigeon who wants to become a great hero someday. When he hears they are hiring recruits for the Royal Homing Pigeon Service, he immediately sets out for ... See full summary »

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Valiant (voice)
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Bugsy (voice)
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Von Talon (voice)
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Sergeant (voice)
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Gutsy (voice)
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Mercury (voice)
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Felix (voice)
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Lofty (voice)
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Cufflingk (voice)
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Victoria (voice)
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Big Thug (voice)
Brian Lonsdale ...
Toughwood (voice)
Dan Roberts ...
Tailfeather (voice)
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Underlingk (voice)
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Charles De Girl (voice)
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Storyline

Set in 1944, Valiant is a woodland pigeon who wants to become a great hero someday. When he hears they are hiring recruits for the Royal Homing Pigeon Service, he immediately sets out for London. On the way, he meets a smelly but friendly pigeon named Bugsy, who joins him, mainly to get away from clients he cheated in a game of find-the pebble, and helps him sign up for the war. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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19 August 2005 (USA)  »

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Vaillant, pigeon de combat!  »

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Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,096,329 (UK) (25 March 2005)

Gross:

$675,438 (Brazil) (13 January 2006)
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The main character bears the same name as the last carrier pigeon sent by Commandant Raynal from Fort Vaux on 4 June 1916, during the battle of Verdun. It arrived, deadly wounded with its message, and was in 1929 given a plaque at the Fort with the words "Mort pour la France." See more »

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Valiant calls his instructor "Sir". In fact the instructor has the Rank of Flight Sergeant. You wouldn't call an NCO "Sir". You address him by his Rank (in this case Flight or Flight Sergeant). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Lofty: [seeing Valiant & Bugsy] For a, quote, 'elite unit', unquote, they seem to be letting in anything with wings
[to Bugsy]
Lofty: , including those flies circling your bottom.
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No animals were harmed in the making of this film, including Dennis. See more »

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Soundtracks

(There'll Be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs of Dover
by Walter Kent & Nat Burton
Performed by Ricky Gervais
Published by EMI Music Publishing & Walter Kent Music
With special thanks to Jean Traubner
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Good effort, nice quirky animation
20 March 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Valiant is a fair effort at an animated film. Without the budget of an American movie this British movie does well. It is based on the role pigeons played in WWII. The animations are delightful, the voice cast is talented for a change. Ricky Gervais does a very amusing quite lengthy turn, as ewan mcgregors buddy. Though perhaps the animations aren't as expansive as others like finding nemo, the humour is still apparent. This movie could have been longer, you do feel a bit short changed. Its nice to see a British animated movie with its own unique quirks, I feel this film will be shown repeatedly as a Christmas treat film on TV. There are funny moments and this movie is probably more for kids.


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