Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

Valiant (2005 Movie)

“Valiant” is a 2005 computer-animated comedy-adventure film produced by Vanguard Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The film is set during World War II and follows the story of Valiant, a small but brave pigeon who dreams of becoming a great hero in the Royal Homing Pigeon Service.

The film’s plot revolves around a group of pigeons trained to deliver messages for the British military during the war. When their top-secret mission to deliver crucial information is compromised, it’s up to Valiant and his fellow pigeons to step up and save the day.

“Valiant” features a talented voice cast, including Ewan McGregor as Valiant, Ricky Gervais as Bugsy, Jim Broadbent as Sergeant Monty, and Hugh Laurie as Gutsy. The film combines elements of comedy, action, and adventure to entertain both children and adults.

While “Valiant” received mixed reviews from critics upon its release, it found an audience among younger viewers who enjoyed the lighthearted and action-packed nature of the film. The animation style is colorful and engaging, with memorable characters that resonate with audiences.

Though not considered one of Disney’s most well-known or critically acclaimed films, “Valiant” remains a part of the company’s portfolio of animated features. It showcases Disney’s efforts to explore different genres and storytelling styles through computer animation.

Overall, “Valiant” is a charming and entertaining film that delivers a positive message about courage, teamwork, and the importance of standing up for what you believe in, even if you are small and seemingly insignificant. It’s a fun and family-friendly addition to Disney’s library of animated films.

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  • Type of Movie: Animated
  • Box Office: $61.7 million
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  • Ewan McGregor: Valiant
  • Ricky Gervais: Bugsy
  • Pip Torrens: Lofty Thaddeus Worthington
  • Dan Roberts: Tailfeather
  • Brian Lonsdale: Toughwood
  • John Cleese: Mercury
  • Olivia Williams: Victoria
  • John Hurt: Felix
  • Annette Badland: Elsa
  • Jim Broadbent: Sergeant Monty
  • Hugh Laurie: Wing Commander Gutsy
  • Tim Curry: General Von Talon
  • Rik Mayall: Cufflingk
  • Michael Schlingmann: Underlingk
  • Sharon Horgan: Charles de Girl
  • Buckley Collum: Rollo
  • Sean Samuels: Jacques


  • Director: Gary Chapman
  • Producers: John H. Williams
  • Music: George Fenton

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