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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 »
Tagline:
They are coming See more »
Plot:
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 »
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Awards:
4 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Good SF is hard to come by See more (66 total) »

Cast

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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)
Worm Miller ... Tuki (voice)

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)
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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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MPAA:
Rated PG for sequences of sci-fi action violence and some thematic elements
Runtime:
USA:85 min | Canada:85 min (Toronto International Film Festival) | Spain:85 min
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Trivia:
Originally conceived as a film with live actors playing the human characters.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Skywhales (1983)See more »

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52 out of 69 people found the following review useful.
Good SF is hard to come by, 13 September 2007
Author: cameratracker from Canada

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