Valiant

Genre:  Comedy, Family
Running Time:  76 min.
Release Date: August 19, 2005
DVD: December 13, 2005

Current rating: Rating: 3.02
based on 1145 votes and 24 reviews
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Cast: Ewan McGregor, Ricky Gervais, Tim Curry, Jim Broadbent, Hugh Laurie, John Cleese, John Hurt, Pip Torrens, Rik Mayall, Olivia Williams

Synopsis

During World War II, a brave but undersized pigeon named Valiant (voiced by Ewan McGregor) dreams of joining the elite Royal Homing Pigeon Service (RHPS).

Despite his small stature, Valiant's ambitions are enormous as he keeps a stiff upper beak and endures rigorous training in preparation for a dangerous mission to deliver vital messages to troops behind enemy lines. With a shortage of wingpower in the royal fleet due to increased attacks by a brigade of vicious enemy falcons, the mission falls to Valiant and the unlikely heroes of Squad F to try and save the day.

With a wing and a prayer, Valiant and his fine feathered pals fly into harm's way and prove that it's not the size of the wingspan that counts, but the size of the spirit.

Director: Gary Chapman
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Producer(s): John H. Williams
Screenplay: Jordan Katz, George Webster, George Melrod
Official Site: disney.go.com/disneypictures/valiant/

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  • 5 stars "Loved it! Too short, though, but had a good historical base."