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

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Battle for Terra -- When the peaceful planet of Terra is invaded by humans fleeing a dying Earth, a young girl is the only one who can save both civilizations from complete annihilation.
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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Battle for Terra -- This is a clip from the movie Battle for Terra.
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Release Date:
1 May 2009 (USA) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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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 »
Mala:Together... forever... in life.See more »


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70 out of 82 people found the following review useful.
A really surprising tale....., 3 May 2009
Author: sanjr1 from United States

I took my son to see "Battle For Terra" on it's opening weekend here in NYC. I have to admit I didn't want to see it as much as I wanted to see "Wolverine" but I always defer to my 7 yr. old when there is animated fare to watch on the big screen.

Much to my surprise "Terra" is probably a much more mature, Involving & Emotional filmgoing experience than anything on the big screen right now. It might even bring a tear to some eyes out there.

The story as it is tells the tale of the inhabitants of the planet Terra (By the way, That's the name given to it by the humans. I don't think the actual name of the planet is mentioned). They are kinda like large upright tadpoles who swim through their atmosphere. The "Swimming" animation is really spot on & something different for a film of this type. The "Terrans" aren't your usual cutesy alien creatures. There are no stereotypical characters here. No "Goofy" alien, No "Evil" aliens, although the main alien protagonist "Mala" is very handy & invents things.

The Terrans are a peaceful race & seem to spend their days learning & studying their heritage. Their world is a wonderful amalgam of large mushroom like trees that they live in & they even have gliders that they travel around in. There are even large Whale like creatures that live in their atmosphere. Much like Blue whales cruise thru our oceans. All of them live in harmony.

That is until Earthlings arrive announcing that since they have devastated the resources on 3 planets & destroyed them in the process they have no choice but to "Terraform" the planet & change the atmosphere to suit what's left of mankind. The fact that this would kill the peaceful Terrans is of little concern to the humans.

I cannot go into the rest of the film without spoiling it but suffice it to say there is little to no humor in this film. That's not to say that kids won't enjoy it. They will. But this is not your typical kiddie flick. It is a sort of allegory about war & peace, Racism, Militarism & most of all love & harmony between those who might look at each other differently.

The animation is mostly superb & there are scenes where you actually feel like you're there on the planet thanks to some good 3-D visualization. By the way, The 3-D is more of the depth perception kind of 3-D not the pop out of the screen type although there are a couple of scenes of snow falling that make you just want to stick your tongue out & catch a snowflake.

All of the voice performances are good to great & the film never lags. As a matter of fact the battle scenes are quite rousing (Insert homage to George Lucas here) & while not graphic...characters do die in battle so you might want to keep an eye on the little ones if you're with one of them.

The saddest part of the experience to me is that when we arrived at the theatre (a 5-600 seater) there were exactly 4 people in there besides my son & myself. "Wolverine" & "Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past" steamrolled over this little gem & it pains me to think that people are missing out on a truly moving experience. It'll be gone from theatres in a week & that'll be it. I hope it finds it's audience on home video. It's a good movie that deserves to be seen.

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So is everyone on IMDB 'right wing' or what? Darkashes609
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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