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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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Toughwood (voice)
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Tailfeather (voice)
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Underlingk (voice)
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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 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:

$462,961 (Brazil) (6 January 2006)

Gross:

$675,438 (Brazil) (13 January 2006)
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Despite the short running time, the film took over two years to voice. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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[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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References The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) See more »

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Great visuals cannot disguise a thin story
22 April 2007 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film is about a pigeon called Valiant, whom no one thinks he could do anything big. It turns out that he does Britain a great service in World War II as a messenger pigeon.

The animation is excellent. The movements are smooth, and the birds are portrayed in great detail. However, the plot is very thin and totally predictable. The humour is not funny because it repeats itself every 30 seconds. There must have been 30 scenes where birds have mid air collisions and 30 scenes where birds hit a post and falls down. That does not even count the 30 farts and belches. And have I forgotten to mention smelly armpits? Can the filmmakers be more inspired and make less crude humour? I am not sure if kids will enjoy this. The characters are not even likable or cute. It is not entertaining enough.


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