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Reinhard Klooss (screenplay)
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Release Date:
7 October 2010 (Germany) See more »
BORN to be WILD!
A group of animals waiting for the annual flood they rely on for food and water discover that the humans, who have been destroying their habitats have built a dam for a leisure resort. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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The hearts of children will love it See more (45 total) »


  (in credits order)

James Corden ... Billy (voice: English version)

Stephen Fry ... Socrates (voice: English version)

Andy Serkis ... Charles (voice: English version)

Dawn French ... Angie (voice: English version)

Vanessa Redgrave ... Winifred (voice: English version)

Jim Broadbent ... Winston (voice: English version)
Jason Donovan ... Toby (voice: English version)

Omid Djalili ... Bongo (voice: English version)

Sean Schemmel ... The Rhinoceros 'Biggie' (voice: English version)
Marc Thompson ... The Waterbuffalo Chino (voice: English version)

Jason Griffith ... The Chimpanzee 'Toto' (voice: English version)
Mischa Goodman ... Billy's son 'Junior' (voice: English version)
Élisabeth Williams ... Meerkat 1 (voice: English version)
Jessica Owen ... Meerkat 2 (voice: English version)

Erica Schroeder ... The Polar Bear 'Sushi' (voice: English version) (as Bella Hudson)
Tom Wayland ... The Anteater 'Bob' (voice: English version)

Veronica Taylor ... The Mole (voice: English version)
James Carter Cathcart ... Vulture 2 (voice: English version) (as Billy Beach)
Ruben Lloyd ... Vulture 1 (voice: English version)
Gary McHenley ... Vulture 3 (voice: English version)
Oliver Wyman ... The Tasmanian Devil 'Smiley' (voice: English version) (as Pete Zarustica)
Oliver Green ... The Koala Bear 'Ken' (voice: English version)

Michael Glover ... Mr. Smith (voice: English version)
Kim Holland ... Maya (voice: English version)
Marc Diraison ... Cook (voice: English version)
Ben Howard ... Chef de Cuisine (voice: English version)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Nicola Devico Mamone ... Büffel Chino (voice) (as Nico Mamone)

Mehmet Ali Erbil ... (voice: Turkish version)

Thomas Fritsch ... Löwe Sokrates (voice)
Peter Groeger ... Schildkröte Winston (voice) (as Peter Gröger)
Christoph Maria Herbst ... Hahn Charles (voice)
Oliver Kalkofe ... Hoteldirektor Smith (voice)
Bianca Krahl ... Giraffe Gisela (voice)
Uli Krohm ... Koch (voice)

Joanna Lumley ... Giselle (voice: English version)
Bastian Pastewka ... Elefantenkuh Angie (voice)

Billie Piper ... Bonnie (voice: English version)
Margot Rothweiler ... Schildkröte Winifred (voice)
Frank Schaff ... Erdmännchen (voice)

Ralf Schmitz ... Erdmännchen Billy (voice)
Tilo Schmitz ... Nashorn Biggie (voice)
Constantin von Jascheroff ... Erdmännchen (voice)
Santiago Ziesmer ... Affiger Friseur Bongo (voice)

Directed by
Reinhard Klooss 
Holger Tappe 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Simon Hauschild  lecture
Oliver Huzly  screenplay
Reinhard Klooss  screenplay
Erich Kästner  book
Sven Severin  screenplay (as Sven Severin)

Produced by
Reinhard Klooss .... producer
Martin Moszkowicz .... executive producer
Eckhart Schmidt .... associate producer
Holger Tappe .... producer
Bernhard Thür .... line producer
Original Music by
David Newman 
Film Editing by
Alexander Dittner 
Production Design by
Henning Ahlers 
Jens Benecke 
Production Management
Sebastian Riemen .... executive production manager
Art Department
Hakan Akögretmen .... Character Modeling
Boris Kiselicki .... storyboard artist
Michael Mantel .... storyboard artist
Peter Oedekoven .... storyboard artist
David Scherr .... environment modeling
Sound Department
Jan Bloemeke .... sound effects editor
Stefan Busch .... supervising sound editor
Lisa Geffcken-Reinhard .... sound editor
Frederic Gibert .... recording studio manager
Manni Gläser .... sound post production manager
Michael Kranz .... re-recording mixer
Heiko Müller .... sound effects editor
Christoph Oertel .... additional adr recording
Nils Rademacher .... dialogue editor
Nils Rademacher .... sound effects editor
Chris Rebay .... dialogue editor
Carsten Richter .... foley artist
Benjamin A. Rosenkind .... re-recording mixer
Hanse Warns .... foley mixer
Visual Effects by
Marcus Boos .... character texture painter
Marcus Boos .... facial setup artist
Angelo Caruso .... digital titles
Beckstein Dennis .... lighting artist
Manuel Dongowski .... lighting technical director
Marieke Franzen .... senior texture artist
Arno Franzl .... lighting technical director
Mathias Gerlach .... environment modeler
Jens Harter .... character setup supervisor
Ralf Hietel .... cloth technical director
Clemens Kinder .... stereoscopic supervisor
Sven Kroog .... character modeling supervisor
Florian Linner .... character technical director
Florian Linner .... motion capture
Stefan Puschendorf .... supervising compositor
Nico Rehberg .... lead lighting technical director
Tino Roeger .... character texture painter
Tino Roeger .... lighting technical director
Marian Sander .... modeling & texturing
Tarkan Sarim .... modeler
David Scherr .... facial setup artist
David Scherr .... lighting artist
Timo Schnitt .... fluid technical director
Daniele Siragusano .... post stereographer: Cinepostproduction
Tim Völcker .... visual effects technical director
Tino Waschke .... compositing technical director
Tino Waschke .... technical director/compositor
Volker Willmann .... lighting technical director
Guillaume Wyatt .... lighting supervisor
Yvonne Zacharias .... hair simulation
Oliver Bailey .... stunt double
Animation Department
Hakan Akögretmen .... additional character designer
Arno Franzl .... animator
Michael Glans .... animator
Felix Graf .... animator
Ivo Grigull .... animator
Uwe Heidschötter .... character designer
Patrick Heumann .... animator
Ellen Hoffmann .... animator
Konstantin Hubmann .... animator
Stefan Klauss .... animator
Stefan Klauss .... previs artist
Oliver Kurth .... character designer
Martin Moch .... animator
Fabian Mueller .... animatic coordinator
Benedikt Niemann .... animation supervisor
Peter Oedekoven .... character designer
Sebastian Riemen .... animation production manager
Carsten Seller .... animator
Nicolai Tuma .... animation supervisor
Jörg Volk .... animator
Thomas Voß .... animator
Lucas Wendler .... animator
Casting Department
Abigail Barbier .... casting coordinator
Louis Elman .... casting dubbing director
Music Department
Pia Hoffmann .... music supervisor
Gregory Jamrok .... orchestrator
Tony Mandracchia .... musician
Nils Rademacher .... music editor
Tom Russbueldt .... pro tools operator
Billy Sullivan .... musician
Florian Tessloff .... scoring supervisor
Jonathan Williams .... musician: cello
Other crew
Jon Clifford .... technical director: santx
Pascal Karls .... computer systems manager
Martin Knoll .... digital laboratory supervisor
Frank Schaff .... dubbing director
Daniele Siragusano .... postproduction stereographer
Stefan Wood .... script consultant

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Konferenz der Tiere" - Germany (original title)
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Rated PG for mild thematic elements, some action and peril, rude humor and brief language
Germany:93 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Animator Mark Flood had been looking forward to seeing this film, but was rushed to hospital in the early hours of the day of its UK release after suffering a stroke. After recovering a couple of months later, he did see the film at a local cinema and enjoyed it.See more »
Factual errors: The kangaroo in the movie is male, yet has a pouch. Only females have pouches in reality.See more »
The Hokey PokeySee more »


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32 out of 56 people found the following review useful.
The hearts of children will love it, 24 October 2010
Author: pontram from Austria

First of all, children up to 11 years, especially girls, will love this movie.

It is very child-oriented, which means it is a bit infantile, especially in delivering its message. The message is, and here comes Al Gore in, who will love this movie also, that we humans are bad bad bad when it goes to matters of nature, animals, earth.

Parents will probably get bored sometimes, because the message is delivered with some long lasting sermons, which we hear all over the time, but in this case from the oldest and wisest animals on earth. And children learn that what their parents do for their living, is mostly bad and causes nature to suffer. But to be honest, that's true. Nature is raped by man, and we don't care. After there seems no other way in Germany to raise the funds for a Pixar-like animated movie, we have to live with it. Not too bad for us to be confronted with a bitter truth once more, although it's not brought to us very subtle.

Animation is good and doesn't stay behind current productions. 3d effects are also impressive and obviously not post-production.

The characters are nice and funny and believable, mostly cliché of course, the plot is executed adventurous enough to keep everybody in line, even if we know, how the movie will end.

What the movie lacks is independence, its a mixture of everything from Madagascar through Ice Age and Horton, a perfect example of target group oriented product placement. 'No experiments' was the prime directive during production, it's obviously. Personally, I thought they took that too serious.

But nevertheless we go into a theater to watch a movie that makes our kids happy. If this is what our children makes happy, so what shells ? I don't open my wallet (so wide) to have a censorious conversation afterward, but to ask 'How did you like it ?' and get the answer 'I loved it so much'. And I got it.

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