Battle for Terra (2007)
"Terra" (original title)

PG  |   |  Animation, Action, Adventure  |  1 May 2009 (USA)
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A peaceful alien planet faces annihilation, as the homeless remainder of the human race sets its eyes on Terra. Mala, a rebellious Terrian teenager, will do everything she can to stop it.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Terrian Scientist (voice)
Professor Lina (voice)
Terrian 2 (voice)
Technician Quinn (voice)
Technician Williams (voice)
General Hemmer (voice)
Giddy (voice)
Interrogator Wright (voice)
Colonel Wheeler (voice) (as Jim Devoti)
Stewart Stanton (voice)
Doron (voice)
President Chen (voice)
Elder Orin (voice)
Tulo (voice)
Tumi (voice)


BATTLE for TERRA is a fantastic journey to worlds we have only dreamed of. It is a story of friendship, family, sacrifice and most importantly, the realization that all of our survival relies on our earth's precious natural resources. Written by Elissa Greer

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for sequences of sci-fi action violence and some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

1 May 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,082,362 (USA) (1 May 2009)


$1,647,083 (USA) (4 September 2009)

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2.35 : 1
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Originally conceived as a film with live actors playing the human characters. See more »


General Hemmer: If I sin, let future generations judge me.
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References Skywhales (1983) See more »

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15 September 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

i saw this film at a Friday screening at the toronto festival and it was i think sold out. i loved it and it looked like most everyone else did too. the film is animated but more serious like a normal live action film. the director asked the audience at the q&a if its time animated films can also be serious and everyone clapped. this film plays like a real film and not just another dreamworks cartoon. the alien world is soo beautiful and the story flows so well. the ending is amazing and a little shocking but in a good way. the film has something very beautiful and important to say. the action is fantastic. i cried at the very end but wont spoil it for you. i recommend seeing it when it comes out.

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