History WesternAnimation / Valiant

13th Aug '16 7:54:06 AM DaibhidC
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Despite being a CG children's film, which these days are practically becoming lightning rods for positive reviews, and despite including stellar voice talents, the film became the lowest grossing CG film of all time until beaten by ''Doogal''. It also did poorly with the critics (31% on RottenTomatoes), who cited amateurish animation, a by-the-numbers plot, a bland central character and subject matter that would [[StealthPun fly over]] the heads of its intended audience as points of derision.

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Despite being a CG children's film, which these days are practically becoming lightning rods for positive reviews, and despite including stellar voice talents, the film became the lowest grossing CG film of all time until beaten by ''Doogal''.''[[WesternAnimation/TheMagicRoundabout Doogal]]''. It also did poorly with the critics (31% on RottenTomatoes), who cited amateurish animation, a by-the-numbers plot, a bland central character and subject matter that would [[StealthPun fly over]] the heads of its intended audience as points of derision.
23rd Jun '16 7:47:55 PM nombretomado
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It is May 1944, in the midst of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. A team of Royal Homing Pigeon Service carrier pigeons, headed by Mercury (Creator/JohnCleese), are carrying a message of vital importance across the English Channel to Great Britain, when they're suddenly [[ShownTheirWork ambushed by German falcon]] General Von Talon (Creator/TimCurry), and Mercury (with the message) is taken prisoner. Meanwhile, the eponymous Valiant (EwanMcGregor) is a young pigeon of small stature in West Nestington who aspires to be a carrier pigeon himself. Heading to London to sign up, he meets with perpetually filthy pigeon Bugsy (Creator/RickyGervais), who signs up alongside him to escape the wrath of two thugs. The two go to the training camp and meet three more pigeons; Lofty, Toughwood and Tailfeather, and the five undergo training under the thumb of the aptly named [[DrillSergeantNasty Sergeant]] (Jim Broadbent). Valiant also falls in love with a nurse (a dove) named Victoria (Olivia Williams). Once training is completed, the five are para-dropped into France on a mission to rescue Mercury, where they meet with two mice, Rollo and [[SweetPollyOliver Charles de Girl]], of the [[LaResistance French Resistance]]. It is now time to rescue Mercury from Von Talon's clutches and get that message back...

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It is May 1944, in the midst of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. A team of Royal Homing Pigeon Service carrier pigeons, headed by Mercury (Creator/JohnCleese), are carrying a message of vital importance across the English Channel to Great Britain, when they're suddenly [[ShownTheirWork ambushed by German falcon]] General Von Talon (Creator/TimCurry), and Mercury (with the message) is taken prisoner. Meanwhile, the eponymous Valiant (EwanMcGregor) (Creator/EwanMcGregor) is a young pigeon of small stature in West Nestington who aspires to be a carrier pigeon himself. Heading to London to sign up, he meets with perpetually filthy pigeon Bugsy (Creator/RickyGervais), who signs up alongside him to escape the wrath of two thugs. The two go to the training camp and meet three more pigeons; Lofty, Toughwood and Tailfeather, and the five undergo training under the thumb of the aptly named [[DrillSergeantNasty Sergeant]] (Jim Broadbent). Valiant also falls in love with a nurse (a dove) named Victoria (Olivia Williams). Once training is completed, the five are para-dropped into France on a mission to rescue Mercury, where they meet with two mice, Rollo and [[SweetPollyOliver Charles de Girl]], of the [[LaResistance French Resistance]]. It is now time to rescue Mercury from Von Talon's clutches and get that message back...



* LargeHam: TimCurry as typical.

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* LargeHam: TimCurry Creator/TimCurry as typical.
8th Apr '16 7:08:10 PM TimG5
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* EatingTheEnemy: This is what German falcons do to the English messenger pigeons once they've intercepted their messages.
6th Dec '15 8:34:57 AM Exxolon
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Not to be confused ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfPrinceValiant'' if such a thing were possible.
5th Dec '15 3:33:01 PM ryanasaurus0077
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5th Dec '15 4:03:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* FiveManBand: Squad F's composition...
** TheHero: Valiant
** TheLancer: Bugsy
** TheSmartGuy: Lofty (also TheChick)
** TheBigGuy: The [[SiblingTeam twins]] Tailfeather and Toughwood.
5th Dec '15 4:03:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* UsefulNotes/WorldWarII

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* UsefulNotes/WorldWarII
5th Dec '15 4:03:11 AM Morgenthaler
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'''''Valiant''''' is a 2005 computer-animated children's film directed by Gary Chapman and produced by John H. Williams, who formerly produced ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' and ''Shrek 2''. To produce this one, he founded Vanguard Animation, which would later produce ''WesternAnimation/HappilyNEverAfter'' and ''WesternAnimation/SpaceChimps''.

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'''''Valiant''''' ''Valiant'' is a 2005 computer-animated children's film directed by Gary Chapman and produced by John H. Williams, who formerly produced ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' and ''Shrek 2''. To produce this one, he founded Vanguard Animation, which would later produce ''WesternAnimation/HappilyNEverAfter'' and ''WesternAnimation/SpaceChimps''.
19th Aug '15 5:53:01 AM Divra
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%%* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: '''Yodel torture.''' That is all.

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%%* * BunnyEarsLawyer: Rollo, the Resistance's sabotage expert has strong PyroManiac tendencies, but he's kept around because... well, that's exactly what they need him to do.
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CoolAndUnusualPunishment: '''Yodel torture.The film shows Mercury being tortured with '''Yodeling.''' That is all.It's treated like the sonic equivalent of thumbscrews, and Mercury's ability to withstand it unsettles even General Von Talon.
* CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys: Nope. Except possibly the cheese-eating bit, seeing as they're mice. Otherwise, they're under-funded and questionably sane, but brave and skilled.
20th Jun '14 3:03:40 AM FDCVYHDHTGH
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