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Valiant (2005)."I've been SHANGHAIIIIED!"

Valiant Pigeon reporting for duty!!! More like DOODIE!!! This movie...gah...this episode's a short one this week because this was very challenging. Bad movies that are just BAD and not funny bad are the absolute most painful for us. But we still think we put on a fabulous showing.  Let us know...have you seen Valiant? Do you need therapy to recover? Ewan McGregor WHAT WERE YOU THINKING'? All this and more this week on Disney Odd Pod. 


Storyline :Set in 1944, Valiant (Ewan McGregor) is a woodland pigeon who wants to become a great hero someday. When he hears they are hiring recruits for the Royal Homing Pigeon Service, he immediately sets out for London. On the way, he meets a smelly, but friendly pigeon named Bugsy (Ricky Gervais), who joins him, mainly to get away from clients he cheated in a game of find-the pebble, and helps him sign up for the war.

Directors: Gary Chapman

Writers: George Webster, Jordan Katz, George Melrod, and Kevin Bernhardt

Stars: Ewan McGregor, Hugh Laurie, Ricky Gervais, and Tim Curry

Awards: 0 Wins & 2 Nominations

Film Budget: $10,000,000

Gross Worldwide: $225,933,435



Meet the Flockers.

  1. Despite the short running time of one hour and 16 minutes, this movie took over two years to voice.

  2. Over 200 artists, from 41 different countries, worked on this movie.

  3. This is the seventh theatrically released animated movie to feature Sir John Hurt, after: Watership Down (1978), The Lord of the Rings (1978), The Plague Dogs (1982), The Black Cauldron (1985), Thumbelina (1994), and The Tigger Movie (2000). It is also his his only computer-animated film, and his last film before his death on January 25, 2017.

  4. Part of the theme of the story for this movie has been used as the theme music for Katanga Canyon at Alton Towers for years before this movie was produced. The area is an African-themed area hosting the Rapids and Run-Away Mine Train. The park's owners at the time, Tussauds, signed a contract to allow the use of the music for this movie.

  5. Valiant flies to France in a Handley Page Halifax.


If you enjoy pain and suffering you can stream Valiant on Disney+

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