Despite many awards the film took time to get a theatrical release: it’s probably because most distribution companies were too lazy to try to find an original way to market Battle for Terra. It’s an animated movie, but real issues are raised, and in Battle for Terra the world isn’t black or white: it’s a mix of both like in real life.
Plot – Synopsis:
“Mala (Evan Rachel Wood) is a precocious girl living on the beautiful planet Terra, a place where peace and tolerance are celebrated. However, the last inhabitants of Earth have exhausted the resources of their planet and are now searching for a new home. This Earthforce has discovered that the use of a Terraformer will make Terra habitable for humans but poisonous for Terrians. When the Earthlings embark on a hostile invasion of Terra, Mala’s father, Roven (Dennis Quaid), is kidnapped. Hoping to save her father, Mala captures and hides a crashed human pilot named Jim (Luke Wilson). While Mala nurses Jim back to health, the two forge a friendship and a plan that could save both the human race and the planet of Terra.”
I hope that the movie Battle for Terra will get a wide release!