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

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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

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

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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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)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$1,647,083 (USA) (4 September 2009)
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Originally conceived as a film with live actors playing the human characters. See more »

Quotes

General Hemmer: [on the terrans] Can they fight?
[on told they can]
General Hemmer: Then they will die with honor.
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References Skywhales (1983) See more »

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TERRA is worth seeing - best film we saw at Toronto
13 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was at the gala premiere of Terra in Toronto and was absolutely blown away by this film- I'm not a big festival goer- but I was in Toronto on vacation and saw something about Terra on the local news. It's hard to believe that 'kickmekenneth' and I were at the same screening. I've never commented on these types of websites but came across this review when I was looking for info about this film. The film was incredible- the world Tsirbas created is gorgeous and totally unique. I felt as though I was watching a painting come to life. It was so refreshing to experience an animated story whose characters had depth and conflict like those in a dramatic live action film. The environmental and anti-war themes were expertly woven into the plot and clearly Danny Glover, Brian Cox and Justin Long felt strongly enough about this film to present the premiere and Danny Glover was gracious enough to talk with us afterward. Terra's only flaw may be that it is ahead of its time in the US – where we are are used to our animated characters being simplistic, forgettable talking animals. TERRA is the future of CGI. I took a group of children who have not stopped talking about this film since the screening- we go to all the animated films, and I've never seen this kind of reaction from them. I also noticed a few adult audience members sniffling tears at the dramatic conclusion. BRAVO Mr. Tsirbas! This is a film worth seeing... Does anyone know who Mr. Tsirbas is or where I can learn more?


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