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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 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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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$51,424,548
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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Erica Schroeder's first voice-over role in an animated film that is not doing dubbed work. See more »

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

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Animated family movie tries to take on some serious world issues...
14 October 2012 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

The recent years have spawned a great number of animated movies, as the animation studios are picking up pace and utilizing better graphics, dynamics and overall improvement. "Animals United" is actually a decent animated movie from 2010.

The story is about the animals of the savanna having no water, as man has build a massive dam at a hotel resort. And animals worldwide are also suffering from the effects of climate change and global warming. The animals band together to change this and make man see the error of his ways.

Initially the storyline is adequate, however, it is weighed down to a level where it becomes intolerable at times, because of the heaviness of the topics of which the story tries to incorporate; climate change and global warming. At times it just becomes too much of a propaganda against the mistakes people have made in the poaching and exploitation of Earth's resources. It really wasn't suitable for an animated movie, and worked against the movie as a whole.

As for the animation and graphics, well I enjoyed that. The images were nice to look at and the characters were well created and had lots of unique characteristics and personalities. Many of the animal characters were likable and nice, which would be a great appeal for the family movie aspect of "Animals United".

The English version of the movie had a good list of voice actors/actresses to its rank, and people did good jobs with bringing the voices out for each individual character.

Despite the upsides to the movie, I am going to give "Animals United" a 5 out of 10 rating only, because of the climatic and economical aspects that the movie tried to incorporate and painfully fleshing out that man is to blame. We already know that man is the culprit behind the sorry state of our Earth as it is today. And those heavy topics didn't have a home in an animated movie in my opinion, hence the mediocre rating, as it brought down the movie's overall enjoyment.

For a family movie, "Animals United" comes off as too heavy and too political. It is something that people from early teens and beyond could relate to and understand. But small kids and children? No, the movie's topic is too heavy for those. Sure, they could enjoy the animation itself and the characters, but not the story.


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