Valiant

Overview

Inspired by the true-life story of carrier pigeons who were trained to carry vital information for the Allied forces across the English Channel during World War II, this computer-animated adventure comedy focuses on Valiant voice of Ewan McGregor, a wood pigeon who has volunteered to do his part for England during the war. While Valiant believes in the cause, he's not exactly a quick study in his training under a no-nonsense sergeant voice of Jim Broadbent, and his new pal Bugsy voice of Ricky Gervais, a ...
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Overview

Inspired by the true-life story of carrier pigeons who were trained to carry vital information for the Allied forces across the English Channel during World War II, this computer-animated adventure comedy focuses on Valiant voice of Ewan McGregor, a wood pigeon who has volunteered to do his part for England during the war. While Valiant believes in the cause, he's not exactly a quick study in his training under a no-nonsense sergeant voice of Jim Broadbent, and his new pal Bugsy voice of Ricky Gervais, a vermin-carrying former denizen of Trafalgar Square, fares even worse in the courage department. However, when one of the key British birds, Mercury voice of John Cleese, is captured by notorious Nazi falcon Von Talon voice of Tim Curry, Valiant and his crew must spring into action to keep the lines of communication open in time for D-day. Along the way, Valiant also finds time to romance avian nurse Victoria voice of Olivia Williams and French resistance agent Charles De Girl voice of Sharon Horgan. Produced at the British Ealing Studios, Valiant also features the voice talents of John Hurt, Rik Mayall, and Hugh Laurie.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Hilarious bloopers; Valiant Training Challenge Game
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
As characters go, carrier pigeons may not be as easy a sell to children as Woody and Buzz, Shrek, or the Madagascar penguins. But while the World War II setting may soar above the target audience’s heads, Valiant does earn its wings as a rousing adventure in which “it’s not the size of your wing span (that’s important), it’s the size of your spirit.” Like Balto, this computer-animated British feature is based on real-life animal heroics. Thirty-two pigeons, we are informed, were honored with the prestigious Dickin Medal for their efforts in delivering top-secret messages from behind enemy lines. Though small in stature, Valiant is determined to leave his mother’s nest and enlist in the Royal Homing Pigeon Service. After a bit of bumbling basic training, his misfit outfit is engaged in a dangerous mission to rendezvous with the French Resistance (the mouse division led by Charles de Girl) and avoid being captured by the evil Gen. Von Talon, who tortures his prisoners by blasting yodeling music. The top-flight voice case includes Ricky Gervais (The Office), Tim Curry, and John Cleese. Something of an odd duck, Valiant did not really get off the ground during its theatrical run, but it will fly high on DVD, where children can cheer on this pigeon “with something extra.”
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/13/2005
  • UPC: 786936293173
  • Original Release: 2005
  • Rating:

  • Source: Walt Disney Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 1:16:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 12,665

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ewan McGregor Voice Only
Ricky Gervais Voice Only
Tim Curry Voice Only
Jim Broadbent Voice Only
Hugh Laurie Voice Only
John Cleese Voice Only
John Hurt Voice Only
Pip Torrens Lofty
Rik Mayall Voice Only
Olivia Williams Voice Only
Sharon Horgan Voice Only
Dan Roberts Voice Only
Harry Peacock Voice Only
Corin Mellinger Voice Only
Curtis Augspurger Voice Only
Sean Samuels Voice Only
Jonathan Ross Voice Only
Michael Schlingman Voice Only
Mike Harbour Voice Only
Michael Jenn Voice Only
Heidi Fecht Voice Only
Harriet Jones Voice Only
Buckley Collum Voice Only
Robert Lence Voice Only
Brian Lonsdale Voice Only
Gary Chapman Voice Only
Annette Badland Voice Only
Alison Dowling Voice Only
Christopher Fairbanks Voice Only
Rupert Farley Voice Only
Daniel Flynn Voice Only
Kris Milne Voice Only
Stephen Pacey Voice Only
James Dale Robinson Voice Only
Emma Tate Voice Only
Technical Credits
Gary Chapman Director
Curtis Augspurger Co-producer
Eric M. Bennett Co-producer
David J. Bennett Animator
Steven Blake Animator
Neil Braun Executive Producer
John Byrne Production Designer
Martin "Smoke" Carroll Animator
Derek Carter Set Decoration/Design
Buckley Collum Co-producer
Keith Evans Executive Producer
Brian Eyre Animator
John Fenner Cinematographer
George Fenton Score Composer
Celestia Fox Casting
Guillaume Herent Animator
Jan Hirota Production Manager
Robert Jones Executive Producer
Carl Jones Art Director
Ralph Kamp Executive Producer
Jordan Katz Screenwriter
Tomoyo Kyomori Production Manager
Francois Lacharriere Animator
Martin Lanzinger Animator
Franck Laurin Animator
Paul Lee Animator
Marci Levine Associate Producer
Marie Martinet Animator
Nathan Breock Mcconnel Animator
George Melrod Screenwriter
Abraham Meneu Oset Animator
Claus N. Pedersen Animator
Daniel Martin Peixe Animator
Christel Pougeoise Animator
Andres Puente Animator
Tom Roth Animator
Nicolas Seck Animator
Shuzo John Shiota Producer
Simon Sonnichsen Animator
Jim Stewart Editor
Barnaby Thompson Executive Producer
Anders Thonell Animator
Phaze UK Sound/Sound Designer
Colette Van Mierlo Set Decoration/Design
Frantz Vidal Animator
Romain Villemaine Animator
Alexis Wanneroy Animator
Nick Watson Consultant/advisor
George Webster Original Story, Screenwriter
John H. Williams Producer
Bruce Zick Set Decoration/Design
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Valiant
1. Opening Titles [2:11]
2. The RHPS Needs You! [4:14]
3. "This Canary Will Never Sing!" [3:32]
4. Valiant Meets Bugsy [5:17]
5. "Fall In, Feather Brains!" [2:53]
6. The Interrogation [1:35]
7. In Training [5:06]
8. "Friend or Foe?" [4:04]
9. Battle for Freedom [2:26]
10. Time to Fly the Coop [2:05]
11. The Mission [3:46]
12. The Drop [3:11]
13. Charles De Girl [4:26]
14. Le Message [10:01]
15. Valiant Volunteers [3:34]
16. "Complete the Mission!" [2:46]
17. A Tight Formation [3:30]
18. "Sound the Alarm!" [3:01]
19. "I Have a Message to Deliver" [3:29]
20. End Credits [4:48]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Valiant
   Play Movie - Come On!
   Disney's Fast Play
   Scene Selection
   Bonus Features
      Bloopers
      Valiant Training Challenge (Game)
   Set Up
      Audio Options
         English
         French
         Spanish
      Captions
         English for the Hearing Impaired
         Captions: None
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