• Valiant (2005)


Release Date: August 19th, 2005

DVD Release Date: December 13th, 2005

G |1 hr 15 min

Plot Summary

As the Allies prepare for the D-Day Invasion, a pigeon named Valiant (Ewan McGregor) wants to contribute to the war effort. With carrier pigeons being decimated by German falcon Von Talon (Tim Curry), the understaffed Royal Homing Pigeon Corps accepts pint-sized Valiant and his shady friend, Bugsy (Ricky Gervais). After surviving training, Valiant is sent on a dangerous assignment to rescue Mercury (John Cleese), a messenger bird taken prisoner by the Nazis.

Cast: Ewan McGregor, Ricky Gervais, Tim Curry, Jim Broadbent, Hugh Laurie, Brian Lonsdale, Dan Roberts, John Cleese

Director: Gary Chapman

Genres: Animated , Comedy , Children , Adventure

Production Co: Ealing Studios, Vanguard Films Production

Distributors: Buena Vista Pictures

Keywords: Suspenseful, Friend, Amusing, Friendship, Love, France, Rescue, London, Transformation, Underdog, 1940s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Peter DebrugeMiami Herald

    Valiant enlists a squad of loveable birdbrains to turn the classic fighter-pilot formula into an upbeat adventure film loaded with laughs. show more

  • 63
    Robert K. ElderChicago Tribune

    It's perhaps the first animated kids' film that can claim to be "based on a true story." show more

  • 40
    Ray BennettThe Hollywood Reporter

    A plucky little bird that just won't fly. show more

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