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Animals United

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Plot

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.

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 4.7/10 (1,848 voted)

Director:
Reinhard Klooss

Stars: Billy Beach, Jim Broadbent, James Corden

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.

Writers: Reinhard Klooss, Erich Kästner

Cast:

Billy Beach

Vulture 2

(voice: English version)


Jim Broadbent

Winston

(voice: English version)


James Corden

Billy

(voice: English version)


Nicola Devico Mamone

Büffel Chino

(voice)
(as Nico Mamone)


Marc Diraison

Cook

(voice: English version)


Omid Djalili

Bongo

(voice: English version)


Jason Donovan

Toby

(voice: English version)


Dawn French

Angie

(voice: English version)


Thomas Fritsch

Löwe Sokrates

(voice)


Stephen Fry

Socrates

(voice: English version)


Michael Glover

Mr. Smith

(voice: English version)


Mischa Goodman

Billy's son 'Junior'

(voice: English version)


Oliver Green

The Koala Bear 'Ken'

(voice: English version)


Jason Griffith

The Chimpanzee ' Toto'

(voice: English version)


Peter Groeger

Schildkröte Winston

(voice)
(as Peter Gröger)



Details

Official Website:
Official site [Germany] |

Release Date: 7 October 2010

Opening Weekend: £307,409
(UK)
(19 December 2010)
(345 Screens)

Gross: £2,133,051
(UK)
(9 January 2011)



Technical Specs

Runtime:

Germany:

Goofs:

Factual errors:
To produce electricity, the dam must keep the water flowing, which will enable the gorge to have some water and not be completely dry.



User Review

Pollution in itself

Rating: 1/10


A film so bad it has forced me to spend time creating an IMDb account
to warn others about it.

Animals United should not require a lengthy review or synopsis to
achieve this aim. Despite being a feature clearly made for under 12s,
the film has a brutal environmental and political agenda of
breathtaking ambition. This is presented with so little nuance or charm
that, despite all the perfectly good arguments for ecological action,
you somehow despise the animals who star.

The plot is paper thin, chaotic and occasionally plain nonsense. For
instance, the plot insists environmental conferences achieve nothing
but a conference of animals which tails off into a juvenile eulogy for
a fantasy world somehow inspires the action required. Not even my three
year old niece fell for that level of reasoning.

Worst of all, I watched the entire film and, despite sharing the
immediate area of the cinema with around twelve children of various
ages, can honestly say they did not even smile once, let alone laugh.
It is devoid of any entertainment value. I think you get the point.

I wonder how the makers of this film can live with the amount of energy
being wasted to give it distribution…