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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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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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Some pigeons eat crumbs, others make history. See more »


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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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Over 200 artists from 41 different countries worked on the film. 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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References The Right Stuff (1983) See more »

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A thoroughly enjoyable British adventure
21 March 2005 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I saw this film at the World Premiere in London. It has an incredible all star British cast including Ewan McGregor, John Cleese, Ricky Gervais, Jim Broadbent, the list goes on. It's a simple story of a smaller than average pigeon who decides to join the Homing Pigeon Service. The animation is first rate and the characterisations are excellent. Smaller children may be a little scared of the scenes with the hawks, but this is only a minor foible. It's a thoroughly British story though and there are only English accents and voices. I hope our American cousins aren't put off by this, after all we Brits watch a lot of American movies, be they cartoon, CGI or live action. It's fun and it has a real feel good factor about it and tells a wartime story about animals being the heroes for a change, which is nice. Go and see it, you won't be disappointed.


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