5.6/10
17,916
80 user 94 critic

Valiant (2005)

Trailer
2:17 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

ON DISC
Set in 1944, Valiant is a woodland pigeon who wants to become a great hero someday. When he hears they are hiring recruits for the Royal Homing Pigeon Service, he immediately sets out for ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(story), (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Wild (2006)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

An adolescent lion is accidentally shipped from the New York Zoo to Africa. Now running free, his zoo pals must put aside their differences to help bring him back.

Director: Steve 'Spaz' Williams
Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Jim Belushi, Eddie Izzard
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

To save their farm, the resident animals go bounty hunting for a notorious outlaw.

Directors: Will Finn, John Sanford
Stars: Judi Dench, Cuba Gooding Jr., Jennifer Tilly
Hoodwinked! (2005)
Animation | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Little Red Riding Hood, the Wolf, the Woodsman, and Granny all tell the police the events that led up to their encounter.

Directors: Cory Edwards, Todd Edwards, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Anne Hathaway, Glenn Close, Patrick Warburton
Barnyard (2006)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

When the farmer's away, all the animals play, and sing, and dance. Eventually, though, someone has to step in and run things, a responsibility that ends up going to Otis, a carefree cow.

Director: Steve Oedekerk
Stars: Kevin James, Courteney Cox, Danny Glover
The Ant Bully (2006)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

After Lucas Nickle floods an ant colony with his watergun, he's magically shrunken down to insect size and sentenced to hard labor in the ruins.

Director: John A. Davis
Stars: Paul Giamatti, Nicolas Cage, Julia Roberts
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

After ruining his reputation with the town, a courageous chicken must come to the rescue of his fellow citizens when aliens start an invasion.

Director: Mark Dindal
Stars: Zach Braff, Joan Cusack, Garry Marshall
Surf's Up (2007)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A behind-the-scenes look at the annual Penguin World Surfing Championship, and its newest participant, up-and-comer Cody Maverick.

Directors: Ash Brannon, Chris Buck
Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Zooey Deschanel, Jon Heder
Planet 51 (2009)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

An alien civilization is invaded by Astronaut Chuck Baker, who believes that the planet was uninhabited. Wanted by the military, Baker must get back to his ship before it goes into orbit without him.

Directors: Jorge Blanco, Javier Abad, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Seann William Scott, Jessica Biel
Open Season (2006)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Boog, a domesticated 900lb. Grizzly bear, finds himself stranded in the woods 3 days before Open Season. Forced to rely on Elliot, a fast-talking mule deer, the two form an unlikely friendship and must quickly rally other forest animals if they are to form a rag-tag army against the hunters.

Directors: Roger Allers, Jill Culton, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Ashton Kutcher, Martin Lawrence, Debra Messing
Robots (2005)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In a robot world, a young idealistic inventor travels to the big city to join his inspiration's company, only to find himself opposing its sinister new management.

Directors: Chris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha
Stars: Ewan McGregor, Halle Berry, Mel Brooks
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A scheming raccoon fools a mismatched family of forest creatures into helping him repay a debt of food, by invading the new suburban sprawl that popped up while they were hibernating...and learns a lesson about family himself.

Directors: Tim Johnson, Karey Kirkpatrick
Stars: Bruce Willis, Garry Shandling, Steve Carell
Dinosaur (2000)
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An orphaned dinosaur raised by lemurs joins an arduous trek to a sancturary after a meteorite shower destroys his family home.

Directors: Eric Leighton, Ralph Zondag
Stars: D.B. Sweeney, Julianna Margulies, Samuel E. Wright
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Valiant (voice)
... Bugsy (voice)
... Von Talon (voice)
... Sergeant (voice)
... Gutsy (voice)
... Mercury (voice)
... Felix (voice)
... Lofty (voice)
... Cufflingk (voice)
... Victoria (voice)
... Big Thug (voice)
Brian Lonsdale ... Toughwood (voice)
Dan Roberts ... Tailfeather (voice)
... Underlingk (voice)
... Charles De Girl (voice)
Edit

Storyline

Set in 1944, Valiant is a woodland pigeon who wants to become a great hero someday. When he hears they are hiring recruits for the Royal Homing Pigeon Service, he immediately sets out for London. On the way, he meets a smelly but friendly pigeon named Bugsy, who joins him, mainly to get away from clients he cheated in a game of find-the pebble, and helps him sign up for the war. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Meet the Flockers See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Disney [United States]

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

19 August 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Vaillant, pigeon de combat!  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,096,329 (United Kingdom), 27 March 2005, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,914,722, 21 August 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$19,447,478, 6 November 2005
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Over two hundred artists, from forty-one different countries, worked on the film. See more »

Goofs

Valiant calls his instructor "Sir". In fact the instructor has the Rank of Flight Sergeant. You wouldn't call an NCO "Sir". You address him by his Rank (in this case Flight or Flight Sergeant). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Lofty: [seeing Valiant & Bugsy] For a, quote, 'elite unit', unquote, they seem to be letting in anything with wings
[to Bugsy]
Lofty: , including those flies circling your bottom.
See more »

Crazy Credits

No animals were harmed in the making of this film, including Dennis. See more »

Connections

Featured in Making of: Valiant (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Wrong Turn
Written and Performed by Jack Johnson
Courtesy of Brushfire / Universal Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A poor effort for an animated film
18 June 2006 | by See all my reviews

Valiant, voiced by Ewan McGregor, is a small pigeon hoping to join the elite Royal Homing Pigeon Service, a group of carrier pigeons serving Her Majesty during WWII. He's finally accepted into the motley "Squad F" crew who find themselves on a dangerous mission to rescue a captured pigeon, voiced by John Cleese.

Valiant tries to appeal to both adults and kids but it ends up alienating both of them. The WWII concept is a nice idea but they really didn't do anything interesting with it. The whole idea will go over the kids since they won't be familiar with it so the film relies on cheap gags for laughs. The usual burping, crashing and lame bird jokes are all present here and only a few of them actually work. Adults and teens will probably not be pleased with the humor since it's very obvious and stupid. Luckily, the film is really short and there isn't too much to sit through. The sad part is that the three credited screenwriters couldn't even come up with enough fresh and interesting material to cover 75 minutes worth of film.

I think the main reason why the film is so lackluster is because of the weak cast. None of the actors seem to be trying and most of the characters aren't very interesting. Ewan McGregor is a pretty good actor when he appears on screen. As a voice actor, he's below average and his voice was all wrong for Valiant. Ricky Gervais gives the only interesting performance as the voice of Bugsy but he can't really save the film. John Cleese was only average and he's barely in the film. Besides for the last two, there really weren't any other notable characters or performances.

Maybe I'm being a little too harsh on the movie but the effort here was very weak. The story was very obvious and predictable. The humor was very lame and stupid. The characters were all flat and uninteresting. The best thing about the movie was the animation and that was only average. Compared to recent films like Robots and The Incredibles, the animation just didn't look very good and it hardly saves the film. In the end, Valiant is mostly a harmless film but it's also a dull one and it isn't worth watching. Rating 4/10


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 80 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial