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.

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Evan Spiliotopoulos (screenplay), Aristomenis Tsirbas (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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)
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BATTLE for TERRA is a fantastic journey to worlds we have only dreamed of. It is a story of friendship, family, sacrifice and most importantly, the realization that all of our survival relies on our earth's precious natural resources. Written by Elissa Greer

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...A world where WE are the alien invaders. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for sequences of sci-fi action violence and some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Danny Glover's fourth theatrically released animated film after Antz (1998), The Prince of Egypt (1998), and Barnyard (2006), all but one of these were also computer-animated. See more »

Quotes

General Hemmer: [Sarcastically, on the terraforming machine, which will infuse Terra with oxygen in just seven days] Very biblical, don't you think?
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Connections

Remake of Terra (2003) See more »

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Good SF is hard to come by
13 September 2007 | by cameratrackerSee all my reviews

I'm in the special effects field and jumped at the chance to see this film at the festival. I love SF but have to say I was a little wary going in because I've been burned in the past by high and low budget SF films. Big budget SF is usually so dumbed down it betrays the genre while low budget SF usually consists of cheesy low-rent imitations of great films. But I still get excited hoping that the next one will 'be the one'. I find great SF in books, but great SF films are a rare breed. I was happy to discover that this film is different in a good way. It's a good SF film and a great animated movie. I was surprised to see a film this thought-provoking get made. The animation style is really eye-popping. There were times when I wasn't sure whether I was watching real footage or CG. The performances were generally great, but there was some stiff acting now and then, especially with the humans. The aliens however moved beautifully. The story begins as a fantasy but soon transforms into a mature look at environmentalism and war. It's an odd transition, but overall a nice surprise. In terms of SF, it's a mixed bag of genuinely inspired ideas in the form of a completely original alien world, and some familiar ideas from the humans. The film's tone and style make it special. There are more than a few scenes that are emotionally engaging. I was fearing Sci-Fi channel movie-of-the-week but got Spielberg instead. I'm not sure what the film cost but it seams to have had a decent enough budget behind it. The film is not perfect, but it gets enough right to make me a fan.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,082,064, 3 May 2009

Gross USA:

$1,647,083

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,195,553
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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