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Bionicle: Mask of Light (2003)

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The island of Mata Nui must face one final threat from the evil Makuta: The Rahkshi. The only hope for the survival of the islanders rests with two Matoran villagers, who must find the seventh Toa and deliver him the Mask of Light.


Henry Gilroy (screenplay), Henry Gilroy (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview:
Jason Michas ... Takua / Toa Takanuva (voice)
Andrew Francis ... Jaller (voice)
Scott McNeil ... Toa Tahu / Toa Onua / Graalok the Ash Bear (voice)
Lee Tockar ... Makuta / Pewku (voice)
Christopher Gaze Christopher Gaze ... Turaga Vakama (voice)
Kathleen Barr Kathleen Barr ... Toa Gali (voice)
Dale Wilson ... Toa Lewa / Turaga Onewa (voice)
Michael Dobson ... Toa Kopaka / Hewkii (voice)
Trevor Devall ... Toa Pohatu (voice)
Lesley Ewen ... Turaga Nokama (voice)
Chiara Zanni ... Hahli (voice)
Doc Harris Doc Harris ... Kolhii Announcer (voice)


In a land of living machines, two young ones are chosen to seek the legendary Mask of Light to reveal the savior of all the lands from the dark forces of the Makuta. During the course of their adventure, they will call on the heroes of their people, the great Toa. These Toa, masters of nature's forces such as Fire, Wind, Earth & Water, try to protect the chosen ones as they seek their destiny. Written by maestro-1

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A Hero Will Be Revealed

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action violence and scary images | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


Alastair Swinnerton claims to have fallen asleep during the film's corporate screening event, unwittingly snoozing on the shoulder of a Miramax higher-up. Despite this, he liked the movie. See more »


There's a strange cropping error when Jaller runs after Kopaka after having met him. There is an outline around the mask he's holding, where you can see the background through Jaller's and Takua's body. See more »


[first lines]
Turaga Vakama: Gathered friends, listen again to our legend, of the Bionicle. In a time, before time, the great spirit, Mata Nui, fell from the heavens, carrying we, the ones called the Matoran. We were separate, and without purpose, so the Great Spirit illuminated us with the three virtues: Unity, Duty, and Destiny!
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Crazy Credits

Toward the end of the credits, a sentence written in Matoran script appears. It reads: "No Rahi were harmed in the making of this film". ("Rahi" is a term that refers to Mata-Nui's fauna.) See more »

Alternate Versions

A version of the movie with a special extended ending aired on Cartoon Network and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Television in 2004, before the release of Bionicle 2: Legends of Metru Nui. It contained additional narration by Turaga Vakama (Christopher Gaze) during which clips from that movie played. The narration also explained that Mata Nui has not awakened yet, which is a point the original movie was somewhat vague on. See more »


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pretty decent all around(3D animation is pretty good)but could have been better
10 June 2007 | by disdressed12See all my reviews

i guess i didn't mind this movie.i mean,it is enjoyable and the animation is well done.the story is simple,yet muddled at times,if that makes any sense.there are a lot of different characters in this one,and it's kind of hard to keep track,at times.there is lots of action and adventure.i found the ending anti-climatic.this is the first of three movies in the "Bionicle series",and though i haven't seen the 2nd and 3rd yet,i suspect this one is a stand alone adventure.anyway,it's an entertaining 3D animated movie,though i wouldn't call it stellar,by any means.it's pretty fast paced,but short in its running time(less than 80 minutes.nevertheless,i think there are many more positives than negatives.i'm giving "Bionicle: Mask of light" a 7/10

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Release Date:

16 September 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bionicle: Mask of Light - The Movie See more »


Box Office


$5,200,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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