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Delgo, an adventurous but naive teenager, must rally his group of friends to protect their world from conflict between the Lockni and Nohrin people.

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Cast

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Delgo (voice)
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Filo (voice)
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Princess Kyla (voice)
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Sedessa (voice)
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Bogardus (voice)
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Raius (voice)
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Elder Marley (voice)
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King Zahn (voice)
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Spig (voice)
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Delgo's Father (voice)
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Kurrin (voice)
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Narrator (voice)
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Jeff Winter ...
Giddy / Lockni Man (voice)
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Storyline

In an exotic divided land, Delgo, an adventurous dreamer but naive teenager, must rally his group of troubled youth and some unlikely friends to protect their world from conflict between the terrestrial Lockni people, who harness the mysteries of the land, And the winged Nohrin people, who rule the skies. They live - segregated - in an uneasy peace until Delgo was framed for a crime he did not commit. After enlisting the help of a unlikely friend to escape a Nohri prison, Delgo discovers Imhoff is in danger so he must unite the two races against a common foe. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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In a divided land, a troubled youth and some unlikely friends must save the world from itself.


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Rated PG for sequences of fantasy action violence | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$511,920 (USA) (12 December 2008)

Gross:

$511,920 (USA) (12 December 2008)
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The film was released on 2160 screens and grossed a total of $690,000 against a budget of $40 million. It had the lowest per-theater gross on its opening weekend of any wide release in American film history, breaking the record set by The Ten Commandments (2007). The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure (2012) broke Delgo's opening-weekend record in summer 2012. See more »

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Unimpressed
25 February 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I am a huge animation fan, and always have been, and most likely will always be. I always watch any movie to pass my own judgement, and although the trailer was not good at all, that didn't stop me from seeing Delgo online. And overall, while it is not the worst animated film ever or the worst movie ever, I was left unimpressed.

I thought Delgo did have a good concept, to me it sounded as though it was going to be epic and sweeping. Also the backgrounds are quite nice, with beautiful colours.

However, I was not impressed with the character designs which were not only forced and ugly but also bad video-game level. The music is also rather generic with few memorable themes. The dialogue is roundly poor, with the comedy particularly wretched, while the story is predictable, badly paced and very disjointed with some moments of inspiration but other moments of sheer clumsiness and the characters are clichéd, barely likable and I found myself indifferent to every single one of them.

The voice acting on the whole is rather bland, yes even the wonderful Anne Bancroft. Freddie Pinze Jnr especially sounds bored, and Chris Kattan like his character is very obnoxious. So all in all, rather unimpressive and disappointing. 3/10 Bethany Cox


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