Starring: Ewan McGregor (Voice), Ricky Gervais (Voice), Tim Curry (Voice), Jim Broadbent (Voice), Hugh Laurie (Voice), John Cleese (Voice), John Hurt (Voice)
From the producer of 'Shrek' and 'Shrek II' comes this animated feel-good comedy about a small but heroic British homing pigeon during World War II. Though tiny, Valiant is gutsy, and he yearns to join the Royal Homing Pigeon Service to serve his country during its time of need, hoping to prove that what he lacks in wingspan he makes up for in spirit. Accepted into training, Valiant faces some ribbing by the other members of RHPS and is placed into Squad F, along with a host of other misfit heroes. However, with troops trapped behind enemy lines and a flurry of attacks by enemy falcons (led by General Von Talon), voiced it's up to Valiant and his comrades to save the day. Notably, 'Valiant' is based on a true story, as more than half of all medals awarded to animal war heroes went to homing pigeons. Children will appreciate this heart-warming tale of brains over brawn, and adult viewers will appreciate the film's voice cast, which features a wealth of British stars that also includes Jim Broadbent, John Cleese, and 'The Office's Ricky Gervais. Similar to other films that use humour to address the turbulence of war, such as 'Hope And Glory', 'Tea With Mussolini', and 'Life Is Beautiful', 'Valiant' provides a tale of hope and heroism for all ages.