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  • Valiant - anybody heard of this?

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0361089/

    It's a new Disney movie from the Producers of Shrek and Shrek 2. I saw the poster today near work (at the coffee bean). It looks like a computer animated movie, but why have I not heard of it until now?

    I just found it weird because it said from the "Producers of Shrek and Shrek 2" then I look at the bottom and see Walt Disney Pictures.
    Last edited by sir clinksalot; 05-10-2005, 04:36 PM.


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    They premiered the trailer on most screenings of "Hitchhikers" It was the first I had heard about it also (and I work for them!) I think they are releasing it very much under the radar, especially since Dreamworks recent CG projects have been abject failures. It doesn't look too bad, except Ewan McGregor is the main voice and he sounds just like he does in Robots which is dissapointing. Just another step in their litmus testing of whether or not an CG department at Disney Studios will be successful.
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    • #3
      Now, if they had done a movie about Eddie Valiant, that would probably be worth seeing...it's too bad that sequel never happened.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by sir clinksalot
        http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0361089/

        It's a new Disney movie from the Producers of Shrek and Shrek 2. I saw the poster today near work (at the coffee bean). It looks like a computer animated movie, but why have I not heard of it until now?

        I just found it weird because it said from the "Producers of Shrek and Shrek 2" then I look at the bottom and see Walt Disney Pictures.
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        • #5
          Yeah I saw this preview and did a big "WTF?" at the screen.

          It still could be good, though.
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          • #6
            The trailer does look interesting. I just watched it again today. They started playing in The Disney Store's promotional DVD's a while back. Anyway.. here is some news on it.

            http://www.micechat.com/showthread.php?t=6602

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            • #7
              IMHO - it looks Bad, really, really BAD...

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              • #8
                Oh, I don't know. I remember seeing the trailer in front of Hitchhiker's and it seemed much better than Shark Tale at the very least, even if not up to par with the Pixar films.
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                • #9
                  chicken little?

                  Is this the same movie as Chicken Little? A while ago a magazine's preview issue had a blurb on Disney's new animated flick Chicken Little, but I heard no more until i started seeing posters for Vailant, which looks like it has the same characters.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by disneycynic
                    Is this the same movie as Chicken Little? A while ago a magazine's preview issue had a blurb on Disney's new animated flick Chicken Little, but I heard no more until i started seeing posters for Vailant, which looks like it has the same characters.
                    No, it is not the same movie... Valient was an film that was indepenantly developed for the UK as far as I know... It is sort of like having Disney perchase Spirited Away and putting their brand on the film and releasing it...

                    How it will be recieved? Who knows... Will I see it? Yes...

                    I do know that there hasn't really been as much buzz about it as Chicken Little... But I think CL has recieved this buzz because of PR... Eisner killing 2D so that he can create a 3D studio...

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                    • #11
                      If it helps, Valient is a production by a british animation company called Vanguard Animation. Disney signed a distribution agreement very similar to the one with Mizaki (Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle) - primarily the rights in the U.S.

                      http://disney.go.com/disneypictures/...?dlink=valiant

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                      • #12
                        Valiant

                        Valiant opened in Europe in the spring to dismal reviews and horrible box office (it opened in 5th place, and disappeared in 2 weeks). The studio that made it has closed. The "producer" john williams is a producer in name only--mainly a typical shmoozing hollywood type who only got credit on the shrek movies because he had a contract at dreamworks at the time. He had NOTHING to do with the making of the movie.

                        Disney hoped Vanguard (john williams' shell company) would be it's replacement for Pixar (along with Core productions in Toronto, producing the deeply in trouble (according to reports) "The Wild." With Valiant, they've shown they just don't have the chops.

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                        • #13
                          vanguard is not a british company

                          vanguard is based in L.A.

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                          • #14
                            Well, I kind of hope this flops so Disney will rethink their relationship with Pixar.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by retlaweliasyensid
                              vanguard is based in L.A.
                              The film was made for the UK market....
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                              • #16
                                That's not true. It happened to be manufactured in London, that's all. That'd be like saying "The Aviator" was made for the French-Canadian market--since a lot of it was shot in Montreal. Or that Star Wars was made for the UK market--since most of it was shot in England. Or maybe half of it was for the UK market, and the other half for the Tunisian market.

                                And I've actually seen Valiant. It's pretty dreadful. Dreamworks is already feeding off itself with it's dated schtick. What a shame to see others attempt to lamely replicate such mediocrity. Audiences deserve better.

                                The WEIRDEST thing is that Disney's dumping it on the market not too long before they release their very own bird movie, "Chicken Little." When valiant flops, I wonder if anyone at Disney is thinking of the impact this might have on their own movie?

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                                • #17
                                  btw, "Celibrating" is spelled "Celebrating."

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                                  • #18
                                    Wonder why it's called Valiant...weird title. I know it's the character's name, but why does his name have to be Valiant? It's a bit close the medicine, Valium (perhaps we'll need it after this movie). :lol:

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                                    • #19
                                      I thought the trailer was a bit of a snooze-fest. I didn't laugh at all (not much reaction from the other members of the audience either). I've since seen it again and no change of opinion. However, it's just the trailer. The movie itself might be funny. We'll see.
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