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Animals United (2010)

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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.

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Simon Hauschild (lecture), Oliver Huzly (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Corden ... Billy (voice)
Stephen Fry ... Socrates (voice)
Andy Serkis ... Charles (voice)
Dawn French ... Angie (voice)
Vanessa Redgrave ... Winifred (voice)
Jim Broadbent ... Winston (voice)
Jason Donovan ... Toby (voice)
Omid Djalili ... Bongo (voice)
Sean Schemmel ... The Rhinoceros 'Biggie' (voice)
Marc Thompson Marc Thompson ... The Waterbuffalo Chino (voice)
Jason Griffith ... The Chimpanzee 'Toto' (voice)
Mischa Goodman Mischa Goodman ... Billy's son 'Junior' (voice)
Elisabeth Williams ... Meerkat 1 (voice) (as Élisabeth Williams)
Jessica Owen Jessica Owen ... Meerkat 2 (voice)
Erica Schroeder ... The Polar Bear 'Sushi' (voice) (as Bella Hudson)
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Storyline

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. The animals endeavor to save the delta and send a message to the humans not to interfere with nature. Written by Anonymous

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BORN to be WILD!


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements, some action and peril, rude humor and brief language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Germany]

Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

7 October 2010 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Animals United See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$51,424,548
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Veronica Taylor's first voice over role in an animated film that is not dubbed work. See more »

Goofs

To produce electricity, the dam must keep the water flowing, which will enable the gorge to have some water and not be completely dry. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Estrenos Críticos: ¡...con Phineas & Ferb! (2011) See more »

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The Hokey Pokey
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Pollution in itself
3 January 2011 | by timothycrippinsSee all my reviews

A film so bad it has forced me to spend time creating an IMDb account to warn others about it.

Animals United should not require a lengthy review or synopsis to achieve this aim. Despite being a feature clearly made for under 12s, the film has a brutal environmental and political agenda of breathtaking ambition. This is presented with so little nuance or charm that, despite all the perfectly good arguments for ecological action, you somehow despise the animals who star.

The plot is paper thin, chaotic and occasionally plain nonsense. For instance, the plot insists environmental conferences achieve nothing but a conference of animals which tails off into a juvenile eulogy for a fantasy world somehow inspires the action required. Not even my three year old niece fell for that level of reasoning.

Worst of all, I watched the entire film and, despite sharing the immediate area of the cinema with around twelve children of various ages, can honestly say they did not even smile once, let alone laugh. It is devoid of any entertainment value. I think you get the point.

I wonder how the makers of this film can live with the amount of energy being wasted to give it distribution...


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