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Battle for Terra (2007) More at IMDbPro »Terra (original title)

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Battle for Terra -- A space explorer crash lands on the planet Terra and finds himself thrust to the forefront of a battle to prevent his people, who are entrenched in a civil war at home, from invading the beautiful, peaceful planet.
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Release Date:
1 May 2009 (USA) See more »
They are coming See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
4 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Chad Allen ... Terrian Scientist (voice)

Rosanna Arquette ... Professor Lina (voice)

Bill Birch ... Terrian 2 (voice)

Brooke Bloom ... Technician Quinn (voice)

Tom Connolly ... Technician Williams (voice)

Brian Cox ... General Hemmer (voice)

David Cross ... Giddy (voice)

Beverly D'Angelo ... Interrogator Wright (voice)

James Devoti ... Colonel Wheeler (voice) (as Jim Devoti)

Chris Evans ... Stewart Stanton (voice)

James Garner ... Doron (voice)

Danny Glover ... President Chen (voice)

Mark Hamill ... Elder Orin (voice)

Alec Holden ... Tulo (voice)

Masam Holden ... Tumi (voice)

Vanessa Johansson ... Sora (voice)

Brian Johnson ... Lt. Johnson (voice) (as Brian D. Jonson)

David Krumholtz ... Terrian Commander (voice)

Phil LaMarr ... Fabric Merchant (voice)

Justin Long ... Senn (voice)
Josh Miller ... Tuki (voice) (as Worm Miller)

Laraine Newman ... Toy Merchant (voice)

Amanda Peet ... Maria Montez (voice)

Ron Perlman ... Elder Vorin (voice)

Timi Prulhiere ... Terrian 1 (voice)

Dennis Quaid ... Roven (voice)

Michael Scovotti ... Lt. Evans (voice)
Zoe Sidel ... Kima

Danny Trejo ... Elder Barum (voice)

Luke Wilson ... Jim Stanton (voice)

Evan Rachel Wood ... Mala (voice)

Directed by
Aristomenis Tsirbas 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Evan Spiliotopoulos  screenplay
Aristomenis Tsirbas  story

Produced by
Keith Calder .... producer
Ryan Colucci .... producer
Dane Allan Smith .... producer
Jessica Wu .... producer
Original Music by
Abel Korzeniowski 
Cinematography by
Aristomenis Tsirbas 
Film Editing by
J. Kathleen Gibson 
Casting by
Michelle Morris 
Production Design by
Aristomenis Tsirbas 
Production Management
Melissa Lawson .... post-production supervisor
Sound Department
Mark Allen .... supervising sound designer
David Betancourt .... foley mixer
Dawn Fintor .... foley artist
John Fuentes .... sound effects editor
John-Thomas Graves .... sound effects editor
John-Thomas Graves .... sound recordist
Frederick Howard .... sound effects editor
Trevor Jolly .... sound supervisor
Stanley Kastner .... sound re-recording mixer
Brent Kiser .... sound recordist
Donald Lyles .... adr mixer
Donald Lyles .... sound re-recording mixer
David Marcus .... director of sound services
Jeffrey A. Pitts .... sound effects editor
Eddie Rogers .... dialogue editor
Nathan Smith .... adr recordist
Nathan Smith .... sound designer
Nathan Smith .... supervising sound editor
Alicia Stevenson .... foley artist
Tami Treadwell .... adr mixer
Christoph Wörndle .... sound effects editor
Visual Effects by
Radoslav Bakalov .... additional character animator (as Rado Bakalov)
Jürgen Brunner .... digital artist: stereoscopic conversion: Battle for Terra
Adam Chrystie .... infrastructure and pipeline supervisor
Erin Clark .... visual effects
Gregg Domain .... lighter
Gregg Domain .... visual effects technical director
Rodrigo Dorsch .... digital compositor
Paul Gimm .... lighting technical director
Tom K. Gurney .... character animator
Richard Hurrey .... character rigger
Steve Kaplan .... digital compositor
Steve Kaplan .... stereoscopic conversion
Dimitri Loginowski .... lighter
Dimitri Loginowski .... visual effects supervisor
David Maldonado .... digital artist
Allan Nadel .... digital compositor
Allan Nadel .... lead compositor
Allan Nadel .... stereoscopic conversion
Ricardo Nadu .... additional character animator
Ricardo Nadu .... lead character rigger
Iva Petkova .... digital artist
Peter Pflaum .... digital artist: stereoscopic conversion
Heather Shrewsbury .... character animator
Dane Allan Smith .... stereoscopic producer
Dane Allan Smith .... visual effects producer
Tom Sorem .... character animator
Robert Tobin .... digital artist
Robert Tobin .... lighter
Emily Goff Voorhies .... lighting technical director
Will Wira .... senior CG sequence supervisor
Animation Department
Jeremy Collins .... character animator
Michael Galbraith .... animator
Tom Judd .... animator
Kevin Koch .... animator
Billy-Vu Lam .... animator
Soyeon Park .... digital artist intern
Harry Porudominsky .... character animator
Shannon Pytlak .... animator
Mike Safianoff .... animator
Heather Shrewsbury .... character animator
Dane Stogner .... animator
Casting Department
Terri Douglas .... adr voice casting
Daniella Friedman .... casting assistant
Editorial Department
Joe Finley .... 3d colorist
Melissa Lawson .... first assistant editor
Jim May .... additional editor
Stewart McAlpine .... assistant editor
Zara Park .... digital intermediate post supervisor (as Zara Roberts)
Mathieu Reid .... color timer
Sarah Beth Shapiro .... assistant editor
Walter Volpatto .... digital intermediate colorist
Music Department
Pete Anthony .... conductor
Tom Calderaro .... orchestrator
Joel Iwataki .... music score mixer
Abel Korzeniowski .... orchestrator
Bryan Lawson .... music editor
Bryan Lawson .... music supervisor
Larry Mah .... digital score recordist
Peter Rotter .... orchestra contractor
Sam Zeines .... assistant music editor
Other crew
Adam Ballesteros .... assistant: keith calder
Adam Ballesteros .... assistant: producers
J.P. Duprey .... office production assistant
Chris Harding .... production coordinator
Paul Lavoie .... digital production manager
Ryan W. Reid .... network system administrator
Jennessa Rose .... voices
Amy Skerkoski .... assistant to the producers
Amy Skerkoski .... production coordinator: stereoscopic 3D team
Anne Lockhart .... additional voices (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Terra" - USA (original title)
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Rated PG for sequences of sci-fi action violence and some thematic elements
USA:85 min | Canada:85 min (Toronto International Film Festival) | Spain:85 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Originally conceived as a film with live actors playing the human characters.See more »
General Hemmer:[Sarcastically on the terraforming machine will infuse Terra with oxygen in just seven days] Very biblical, don't you think?See more »


Is "Battle for Terra" based on a book?
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30 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
Remember the time when animation used to be for kids?, 28 June 2009
Author: TheMovieCritique from United States

Remember the time when animation used to be for kids? The good ol' days, eh? This animated movie makes pretty good use of the medium to tell a rather complex story. The movie has most qualities of good storytelling - ethical dilemmas, unique settings and gray areas aplenty. The premise of the movie is simple: Threatened with extinction, the human race needs to make one last desperate attempt at survival by the conquest of a seemingly peaceful alien world teeming with sentient life.

The movie explores possibilities that are the antithesis of staple sci-fi genre. For instance, What if the (typical) victim is the aggressor? (Humans attack a seemingly peaceful alien planet). Is peaceful bliss really a practical possibility? (without advanced weaponry, the alien world is threatened with extinction). Another highlight of the movie was that the aliens were, you know, just alien. They weren't cute and cuddly (a la E.T.) or menacing hordes (a la every-sci-fi war movie you've seen). The aliens are just rational beings who will fight, feel and cry when the need arises.

Now, the movie isn't without its flaws. It's not completely balanced (aggressors - no matter what the reason for aggression - are still painted in a slightly negative tone), characterization, even the quality of animation (in this post-Pixar universe) might be called into question - but I'm willing to overlook all of that for one simple reason: the director has a clear vision and explores it vividly on screen. That's worth a couple of hours of your life. Definitely is.

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Anyone notice this has the EXACT same plot as James Cameron's 'Avatar?' tom-campana
Oh my bloody rotten peanut butter! kalwoki
great film, why no advertising? PeterThePan78
the Terrans were too cute. But what if they weren't? cddi
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