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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 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:

Battle for Terra  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Aspect Ratio:

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


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User Reviews

Simplistic yet elegant
11 September 2009 | by (.) – See all my reviews

Some may say that this looks like a children's movie, but that ain't so. Given, it doesn't have many gory details when the fighting is concerned but yet it is violent enough not to let your youngest watch.

While writing this it is still some time until Avatar is on the big screen, but this felt like a preview albeit a animated family version.

Even though it is animated, the movie was beautifully made effect-wise. It is both simplistic and elegant at the same time.

There's no time for idle reflections, it goes almost straight to the action. Normally I wouldn't like that, but it worked well for this movie. It was short, and to the point.

I will keep this in my collection along with Akira, Final Fantasy, Princess Mononoke amongst others. A small but bright gem.

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