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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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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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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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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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In the movie members of the French Resistance, play "Non, je ne regrette rien" sung by Édith Piaf. However World War II was over twelve years before the song was even written. 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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(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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Britishly Comical.
21 March 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Although this may not tickle the fancy of non-Brits, Valiant is a light-hearted comical little tale (it's quite short) of an even littler pigeon with a big personality who wants to be in the RHSP as a wartime carrier pigeon. The characters are well defined and work together well with a generously simple plot. Bugsy (Ricky Gervais) is hilarious and most of the voices provided were perfect, although it would have been better if I didn't have a constant mental image of the actors while looking at their animated aliases.

Occasionally there are moments of dialogue or actions that are quite obviously meant to be funny and aren't but these are generally glazed over by silliness. A must-see for animation fans/Brits, but perhaps more laughable for the younger generation among us.


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