Battle for Terra

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A peaceful alien planet faces annihilation, as the homeless remainder of the human race sets its eyes on Terra. Mala, a rebellious Terrian teenager, will do everything she can to stop it.

Release Year: 2007

Rating: 6.7/10 (6,238 voted)

Critic's Score: 54/100

Aristomenis Tsirbas

Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Luke Wilson, Justin Long

BATTLE for TERRA is a fantastic journey to worlds we have only dreamed of. It is a story of friendship, family, sacrifice and most importantly, the realization that all of our survival relies on our earth's precious natural resources.

Writers: Evan Spiliotopoulos, Aristomenis Tsirbas


Chad Allen

Terrian Scientist


Rosanna Arquette

Professor Lina


Bill Birch

Terrian 2


Brooke Bloom

Technician Quinn


Tom Connolly

Technician Williams


Brian Cox

General Hemmer


David Cross



Beverly D'Angelo

Interrogator Wright


James Devoti

Colonel Wheeler

(as Jim Devoti)

Chris Evans

Stewart Stanton


James Garner



Danny Glover

President Chen


Mark Hamill

Elder Orin


Alec Holden



Masam Holden



…A world where WE are the alien invaders.


Official Website:
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Release Date: 1 May 2009

Opening Weekend: $1,082,362
(3 May 2009)
(1160 Screens)

Gross: $1,647,083
(6 September 2009)

Technical Specs


(Toronto International Film Festival)

Did You Know?


Originally conceived as a film with live actors playing the human characters.

User Review

TERRA is worth seeing – best film we saw at Toronto

Rating: 10/10

I was at the gala premiere of Terra in Toronto and was absolutely blown
away by this film- I'm not a big festival goer- but I was in Toronto on
vacation and saw something about Terra on the local news. It's hard to
believe that 'kickmekenneth' and I were at the same screening. I've
never commented on these types of websites but came across this review
when I was looking for info about this film. The film was incredible-
the world Tsirbas created is gorgeous and totally unique. I felt as
though I was watching a painting come to life. It was so refreshing to
experience an animated story whose characters had depth and conflict
like those in a dramatic live action film. The environmental and
anti-war themes were expertly woven into the plot and clearly Danny
Glover, Brian Cox and Justin Long felt strongly enough about this film
to present the premiere and Danny Glover was gracious enough to talk
with us afterward. Terra's only flaw may be that it is ahead of its
time in the US – where we are are used to our animated characters being
simplistic, forgettable talking animals. TERRA is the future of CGI. I
took a group of children who have not stopped talking about this film
since the screening- we go to all the animated films, and I've never
seen this kind of reaction from them. I also noticed a few adult
audience members sniffling tears at the dramatic conclusion. BRAVO Mr.
Tsirbas! This is a film worth seeing… Does anyone know who Mr.
Tsirbas is or where I can learn more?