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Alpha and Omega -- Come along on the ultimate road-trip adventure that will leave the whole family howling with laughter! When Kate, a take-charge dynamic "Alpha" wolf, and Humphrey, a fun-loving laidback "Omega" wolf get snatched by park rangers and relocated halfway across the country, the two must set off on an incredible journey home! With the help of a goofy golfing goose and his quacky duck caddy, Kate and Humphrey don't let anything stand in their way - prickly porcupines, grumpy bears, even a speeding locomotive - from getting back to Jasper Park in time to help save their pack from rival wolves! Along the way, they learn that while they are complete opposites, when they work together, they make a pretty good team! It's a thousand miles of fun in this wildly entertaining journey the whole pack can enjoy together!
Alpha and Omega -- Kate and Humphrey are two wolves who are trying to get home after being taken by park rangers and shipped halfway across the country.
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Director:
Writers:
Chris Denk (screenplay)
Ben Gluck (additional screenplay)
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Release Date:
17 September 2010 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
A Pawsome 3D Adventure See more »
Plot:
Two young wolves at opposite ends of their pack's social order are thrown together into a foreign land and need each other to return home, but love complicates everything. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Justin Long ... Humphrey (voice)

Hayden Panettiere ... Kate (voice)

Dennis Hopper ... Tony (voice)

Danny Glover ... Winston (voice)

Larry Miller ... Marcel (voice)

Eric Price ... Paddy / Mooch (voice)

Vicki Lewis ... Eve (voice)

Christina Ricci ... Lilly (voice)

Chris Carmack ... Garth (voice)

Brian Donovan ... Salty (voice)

Kevin Sussman ... Shakey (voice)
Maya Kay ... Bear Cub (voice) (as Maya Feltheimer)

Christine Lakin ... Reba (voice)
Marilyn Tokuda ... Claws / Janice (voice)
Eric Lopez ... Can-do (voice)

Paul Nakauchi ... Hutch (voice)

Bitsie Tulloch ... Sweets (voice)

Mela Lee ... Candy (voice)

Nika Futterman ... Porcupine (voice)

Fred Tatasciore ... Garn (voice)

Mindy Sterling ... Debbie (voice)

Steve Vinovich ... Park Ranger (voice)

Marcelo Tubert ... Max (voice)

Toby Huss ... Truck Stop Employee (voice)
Jason Ortenberg ... Squirrel #1 (voice)
Andrew Ortenberg ... Squirrel #2 (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Aziz Ansari ... Thug (voice) (uncredited)

John Todd ... Dancer (voice) (uncredited)

Ayn Olivia Vaughan ... Outhouse Lady (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Anthony Bell 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Chris Denk  screenplay
Ben Gluck  additional screenplay
Ben Gluck  original story
Steve Moore  original screenplay and story

Produced by
Noah Fogelson .... executive producer
Ken Katsumoto .... producer
A.K. Madhavan .... executive producer (as Max Madhavan)
Steve Moore .... producer
Michael Paseornek .... executive producer
Priyank Raj .... line producer
Richard Rich .... producer
Vinod Sawant .... line producer
Timothy Yoo .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Chris Bacon  (as Chris P. Bacon)
 
Film Editing by
Scott Anderson 
Joe Campana 
 
Casting by
Baker Bloodworth 
Dominique Monfery 
Bernie Van De Yacht 
 
Production Management
Daniel Engelhardt .... production manager: Lionsgate
Meryl Friedenthal .... production supervisor: Lionsgate
Rebecca Palatnik .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ben Gluck .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Mahesh Holla .... BG Texturing TL
Mike Inman .... matte painter
Satish Kutan .... models: sets and props
Manmath Matondkar .... set modeler
Prasad Posam .... modeller
Pallav Putatunda .... set dresser
Dasgupta Rahul .... surfacing supervisor
Brian Sebern .... assistant art director
Mark Sonntag .... storyboard artist
Todd Waterman .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
Paula Fairfield .... sound designer
Paula Fairfield .... supervising sound editor
Catherine Harper .... foley artist
Eric Lewis .... dialogue recording engineer: Studiopolis, Inc.
Brian Magerkurth .... sound mix technician
Darrin Mann .... foley mixer
Carla Murray .... sound designer
Carla Murray .... sound effects editor
Tim Rakoczy .... foley editor
Bernie Van De Yacht .... loop group coordinator
Gregory H. Watkins .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Jin Choung .... stereoscopic engineer
Harjit Singh Hans .... lighting artist
Gaurav Hingne .... shot lighting artist
Rohan Jadhav .... digital compositor
Ashutosh Jayakar .... stereoscopic supervisor
Punit Joshi .... cg lighting artist
Shitikantha Mishra .... set shading lead
Praveen Pai .... visual effects lead
Shailesh Surve .... compositor
Michelle Winze .... visual effects producer (as Michelle Jacobs)
 
Animation Department
Sushant Acharekar .... lighting artist
Habeeb Ahmed .... character modeler
Jin Choung .... layout artist
Rathod Dilip .... background supervisor
Jagadeesh Gajapathi .... lighitng lead
Hemant Gandhi .... Stereoscopic animator
Ahmed Habeeb .... character designer
Ahmed Habeeb .... character modeler
Makeshwar Harshal .... animator
Gandhi Hemant .... animator
Wasif Hossain .... background artist
Mishra Jhalak .... animation sequence lead
Kedar Khot .... lighting supervisor
Aram Lakhotia .... animator
Dominique Monfery .... animation director
Ganesh Poojari .... senior character modeler
Gupta Pushpranjan .... background artist
Mistry Rupal .... layout supervisor
Stéphane Sainte-Foi .... supervising animator
Thokade Satish .... animation director
Chris Sherrod .... lead layout artist
Ed Shurla .... main character modeler
Robert Sledge .... storyboard artist (2008)
Inampudi Srinivasarao .... CG Hair/Fur Artist
Seepa Suneel .... background sequence lead
Satish Thokade .... animation director
Suraj VenkataRaman .... character designer
Suraj VenkataRaman .... character modeler
Vineet Verma .... animator
Vineet Verma .... layout artist
Todd Waterman .... storyboard artist
Harinarayan Rajeev .... animator (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Joshua Alan Baca .... on-line editor
Tricia Chiarenza .... color timer
Trevor Joyce .... digital cinema producer
Allyse Manoff .... digital intermediate producer
Everette Webber .... digital intermediate editor
Dan Williams .... post-production assistant
 
Music Department
Nikki Anders .... vocal soloist
Alvin Chea .... vocalist
Randy Crenshaw .... vocalist
Tim Davis .... vocalist
Monique Donnelly .... vocal soloist
Sally Dworsky .... vocalist
Cleto Escobedo III .... vocal soloist (as Cleto Escobedo)
Jay Faires .... music supervisor
Joel Iwataki .... music scoring mixer
Teresa James .... vocalist
Bryan Lawson .... music editor
Rick Logan .... vocal soloist
Haim Mazar .... musician
Tracy McKnight .... music supervisor
Robert Puff .... music librarian
David Sabee .... music contractor
Greg Vines .... score assistant
Gad Emile Zeitune .... composer: additional music
 
Other crew
G.K. Bowes .... adr voice
C.C.srinivasan .... digital compositor
Jina Jones .... assistant: Mr. Paseornek
Gregory J.M. Kasunich .... production assistant
Brittney Lewis .... production assistant
Matthew Lloyd .... production coordinator
Vishal Mishra .... programmer: data saving
Tim Palen .... Co-President, Theatrical Marketing: Lionsgate
Jagadish Kumar Patnala .... technical artist
Kennedy Phillips .... additional support
Pallav Putatunda .... production assistant
Steve Tcherchian .... systems administrator
Shajy Thomas .... head of technology
Ayn Olivia Vaughan .... assistant accountant
Lavan Kumar Venkata .... production assistant
Matt Wells .... production assistant
Shauna Brianne Wong .... business & legal affairs
Jen Yim .... business & legal affairs
 
Thanks
Dennis Hopper .... in memory of
Seemha Ramanna .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Alpha and Omega in 3D" - USA (promotional title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG for rude humor and some mild action
Runtime:
88 min
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Certification:
Australia:PG | Canada:G (Quebec) | Ireland:G | Malaysia:U | Netherlands:AL | Norway:7 | Portugal:M/6 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:All | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) | UK:U | USA:PG (certificate #45887)

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Trivia:
Lionsgate's biggest grossing animation feature to date.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the fight scene near the end, Kate is shown looking around for Humphrey. She has a flower in her hair, and when she turns around the flower is gone.See more »
Quotes:
Kate:[Kate and Humphrey come across a bear] Don't move, we can handle this.
Humphrey:We can?
[Suddenly, two more bears join in]
Kate:Okay, *now* we're in trouble!
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34 out of 58 people found the following review useful.
Neither Alpha nor Omega, Clocks in at about Sigma, 20 September 2010
Author: RichardSRussell-1 from United States

Alpha and Omega (1:28, PG, 3-D) — other: talking animals, 3rd string, original

I feel a little sad giving this movie a 3 (which matches up to the adjective "bad" on my 9-point scale, just above "awful" and "execrable"), because it's not as if it's really offensive, irritating, ugly, loud, stupid, or any of the other things that normally nets a rank in my bottom 1/3 — the "avoid these" bunch. But it just isn't very good, so my advice has to be to skip it, despite its kindly intentions.

It's an animated pic about 2 young wolves, Humphrey (Justin Long), the omega (bottom of the pecking order), and Kate (Hayden Panettiere), the alpha (leader of the pack, or at least in training for the position*). It's part of the movie's simplistic conceit that there aren't any wolves in the beta-thru-psi range. Furthermore, the social gulf between alpha and omega is such that they may be friends but are never, never allowed to, uh, howl together.

Yes, that is the awkward bowdlerization that the film uses to let the adults know that these 2 hormone-filled teen-equivalent wild animals may in fact be inclined to have carnal knowledge of each other, while ostensibly protecting the sensibilities of the little kiddies in attendance. In furtherance of this latter objective, we get an embarrassing sequence in which the wolves actually do engage in a pathetic imitation of howling, supposedly to satisfy their innate longings for this shared intimacy.

As tension builds between the eastern and western hunting packs over who gets to raid the caribou herds of Canada's Jasper National Park, our heroes are shot with tranquilizer darts and trucked off to the Sawtooth National Wilderness of Idaho, where they are expected to repopulate the region. This too is discussed on screen with much hemming, hawing, winking, and nudging. (Really, screenwriters Chris Denk and Steve Moore, if you didn't want to talk about sex in front of the urchins, you should have made the movie about something else. And, directors Anthony Bell and Ben Gluck, depicting them sans genitalia is no more convincing than those udders on the bulls in Disney's Home on the Range.)

The problem is that Kate's, um, paw was promised in "marriage" (yes, that's what they call it) to Garth (Chris Carmack), the effective prince of the eastern pack, in a union which would supposedly unite the 2 clans in peace and harmony. But when Kate disappears, Garth's dad Tony (Dennis Hopper, in his final role) accuses his opposite number, Winston (Danny Glover), of trying to prevent the merger so he can keep the meaty resources of Jasper for his own followers. Why exactly this is contingent on the princess materializing at the appointed moment is never explained; if you think it's hard for adults to figure this out, imagine how bewildered the tots are going to be.

Anyway, Kate and Humphrey, upon being decanted in Idaho, immediately launch into Homeward Bound mode, abetted by the comic-relief birds, a balding Canada goose golfer with a French Canadian accent and his caddy, who I think is supposed to be a British duck. Right about here is where you get the impression that the characters were created by throwing darts at a thesaurus.

The wolves spend a lot of time standing upright, engaging in the kind of somersaults that would do credit to an Olympic gymnast, sledding down hills inside hemi-logs, sampling blueberries, wearing flowers, and occasionally advocating vegetarianism. Aside from that, totally realistic.

I saw the movie in 3-D, and it was used effectively rather than garishly. The depictions of the forest in the background were really quite good. The animation itself, however, seemed cut- rate, over and above having it done in Mumbai. For example, everyone concedes that fur is an animator's biggest challenge, and this movie had lots of it. Crest Animation decided to fake it by showing the fur in clumps which never moved internally and only moved minimally with respect to each other. Expressive features like eyes, mouths, and snouts were done mediocrely. (I concede that I've been spoiled rotten by DreamWorks and Pixar, and that Crest is still kilometres better than Hanna-Barbera.)

My best advice? If you want to see a really, really GOOD movie about wolves, go out and rent Never Cry Wolf, but stay away from Alpha and Omega.

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*Since we're suspending disbelief here, we graciously concede, for the sake of political correctness, the possibility of an alpha FEmale.

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