Battle for Terra

May 1st, 2009


Battle for Terra

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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.

Release Year: 2007

Rating: 6.7/10 (6,238 voted)

Critic's Score: 54/100

Director: Aristomenis Tsirbas

Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Luke Wilson, Justin Long

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.

Writers: Evan Spiliotopoulos, Aristomenis Tsirbas

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)

Taglines: ...A world where WE are the alien invaders.


Official Website: Official site | Official site [South Korea] |

Release Date: 1 May 2009

Opening Weekend: $1,082,362 (USA) (3 May 2009) (1160 Screens)

Gross: $1,647,083 (USA) (6 September 2009)

Technical Specs

Runtime: USA:  | Canada: (Toronto International Film Festival)  | Spain:

Did You Know?

Originally conceived as a film with live actors playing the human characters.

User Review

TERRA is worth seeing - best film we saw at Toronto

Rating: 10/10

I was at the gala premiere of Terra in Toronto and was absolutely blown away by this film- I'm not a big festival goer- but I was in Toronto on vacation and saw something about Terra on the local news. It's hard to believe that 'kickmekenneth' and I were at the same screening. I've never commented on these types of websites but came across this review when I was looking for info about this film. The film was incredible- the world Tsirbas created is gorgeous and totally unique. I felt as though I was watching a painting come to life. It was so refreshing to experience an animated story whose characters had depth and conflict like those in a dramatic live action film. The environmental and anti-war themes were expertly woven into the plot and clearly Danny Glover, Brian Cox and Justin Long felt strongly enough about this film to present the premiere and Danny Glover was gracious enough to talk with us afterward. Terra's only flaw may be that it is ahead of its time in the US – where we are are used to our animated characters being simplistic, forgettable talking animals. TERRA is the future of CGI. I took a group of children who have not stopped talking about this film since the screening- we go to all the animated films, and I've never seen this kind of reaction from them. I also noticed a few adult audience members sniffling tears at the dramatic conclusion. BRAVO Mr. Tsirbas! This is a film worth seeing... Does anyone know who Mr. Tsirbas is or where I can learn more?


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