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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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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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...A world where WE are the alien invaders. See more »


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

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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 »

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General Hemmer: [Sarcastically on the terraforming machine will infuse Terra with oxygen in just seven days] Very biblical, don't you think?
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References Skywhales (1983) See more »

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Good SF is hard to come by
13 September 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I'm in the special effects field and jumped at the chance to see this film at the festival. I love SF but have to say I was a little wary going in because I've been burned in the past by high and low budget SF films. Big budget SF is usually so dumbed down it betrays the genre while low budget SF usually consists of cheesy low-rent imitations of great films. But I still get excited hoping that the next one will 'be the one'. I find great SF in books, but great SF films are a rare breed. I was happy to discover that this film is different in a good way. It's a good SF film and a great animated movie. I was surprised to see a film this thought-provoking get made. The animation style is really eye-popping. There were times when I wasn't sure whether I was watching real footage or CG. The performances were generally great, but there was some stiff acting now and then, especially with the humans. The aliens however moved beautifully. The story begins as a fantasy but soon transforms into a mature look at environmentalism and war. It's an odd transition, but overall a nice surprise. In terms of SF, it's a mixed bag of genuinely inspired ideas in the form of a completely original alien world, and some familiar ideas from the humans. The film's tone and style make it special. There are more than a few scenes that are emotionally engaging. I was fearing Sci-Fi channel movie-of-the-week but got Spielberg instead. I'm not sure what the film cost but it seams to have had a decent enough budget behind it. The film is not perfect, but it gets enough right to make me a fan.


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