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Animals United [Region B] (2011)

Jim Broadbent , Stephen Fry , Holger Tappe , Reinhard Klooss  |  Unrated |  Blu-ray
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Jim Broadbent, Stephen Fry, Billy Beach, James Corden, Nicola Devico Mamone
  • Directors: Holger Tappe, Reinhard Klooss
  • Producers: Animals United (2010) ( Konferenz der Tiere ) ( Animals United 3D ) (3D), Animals United (2010), Konferenz der Tiere, Animals United 3D
  • Format: Import, Blu-ray, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: parrot
  • Run Time: 93.00 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004G6TCSK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #336,142 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews

United Kingdom released, Blu-Ray/Region B : it WILL NOT play on regular DVD player, or on standard US Blu-Ray player. You need multi-region Blu-Ray player to view it in USA/Canada: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), English ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), English ( Dolby DTS-HD Master Audio ), English ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (2.35:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: 3-D, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, Trailer(s), SYNOPSIS: The animals in the African savannah are confused: where has all the water gone? It should have come gushing in from a mountain canyon a long time ago. Their thirst and worries continue to grow, especially since the only little water hole is being closely guarded by ferocious buffaloes and rhinos. The brave little meerkat Billy and the peace-loving lion Socrates take off in search of water. The hotel owner Smith had a huge dam built and is wasting all the water for a luxury hotel. And of all places, it is here that politicians are holding a conference about the protection of the environment. So, the animals answer to this with their own conference: elephant Angie calls on everything that can run, fly, trample or crawl to defend themselves, in what becomes the kick-off to a turbulent offensive full of beastly tricks. ...Animals United (2010) ( Konferenz der Tiere ) ( Animals United 3D ) (3D)

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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as bad as all that! June 6, 2012
Seriously, if you are offended by the idea that the environment is being polluted and manipulated by people, avoid this film. Animals United is nothing more or less than another mediocre animated film with high aspirations.

The good: Bits of satire and a few characters that work well. The film has a good score, and achieves some dramatic and fun moments as well as a few visually impressive scenes. Probably will keep your kids entertained. But not you.

The bad: Disjointed plot tries to preach a bit too much. The English dub probably destroys what humor and wit there once was in the film. The voices often seem at odds with the character's expressions and movements, and like most European kid's movies, no option for watching it in the original language with subtitles is offered. Many stereotypical characters. Like way too many kid movies, it tries to surf on tried-and-true character and situation themes, leaving you with a sense of déja vu.

The Story.
A group of animals have lost their homes. A polar bear was displaced due to the ice floes melting, a pair of ancient Galapagos tortoises find their island slimed by an oil spill, a very French rooster escapes from a sadistic chef, and a kangaroo and flatulent Tasmanian devil must leave Australia burned the desert (I think.)

They end up in Africa later, where they meet the hero of the story (and thereafter become mostly irrelevant.)

The hero is a typical character--a meerkat who is kind of a screwball and slacker, and whose son thinks he's a loser. (Whopping cliché #1) His best friend is a lion who became a pacifist and vegetarian after a hunter shot his brother. So, anyway, one day they notice there's no more water in the water hole.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars kids love it March 27, 2014
By karen
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
i dont like it at all. dont like the jokes or the tasteless humour but my girls like it fine.
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4.0 out of 5 stars cheaper animation but still good. March 26, 2014
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
This was a good 3d film that was only released in Europe, It didn't have the money of the u.s animated films but it's still not too bad.
The story is a good one with environmental overtones, However , considering the world is in dire straights with growing deserts due to mans deforestation and pollution , that is not a bad thing. This is not on the level of a U.S. made film in many regards, but if you have a all region 3d blu ray player you can watch it that way or in 2d if you wish. I collect 3d films and so I was glad to add this to my collection. Being a animated film it has no ghosting , which is a problem with active 3d glasses on some 3d films. Animated films rarely have that problem though. A all region 3d blu ray player can be bought on the orei is a good one. This will play blu ray films from any region (3d too) , and any dvd from any region as well.
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2.0 out of 5 stars I Really Wanted to Like It... December 17, 2013
I love animated movies, especially with animals. Unfortunately no matter how hard I tried, I just couldn't bring myself to like this one. There were way too many problems. The anti-human, global warming sentiment was very heavy handed. Speaking as someone who believes we should take care of the planet, I felt that they could have been more graceful about working the message into the story. It just made it cringe-worthy at best, especially when one of the elderly turtles starts going on and on about it for several minutes. I guess it was supposed to be poignant but just felt forced.

The message aside, the movie had many other problems. The animation is not so great. I have seen people stating how wonderful it is here. I am curious if they have seen some of the more recent animated films. It's possible to make some amazing looking character and scenes. I realize that this movie is a few years old, but still, some of it looked more cheesy than real (even for a cartoon). I couldn't put my finger on it but when the bison spoke there was something distractingly unnatural about the mouth movements that was almost disturbing.

Then there's the dialogue. It was painful to listen to at times. The little monkey mascot character was probably one of the worst. I wonder if they had actual writers coming up with the lines or if someone just threw something together to finish the film. The rooster's accent was also cringe-worthy.

It really wasn't funny, either. And I noticed some elements borrowed from other films. I am still not sure if that was an obvious nod to those films or if it was an attempt to steal the ideas/techniques subtly.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Really bad... October 30, 2013
My two year daughter loves it, and she asks for it every day. That being said, her taste in movies sucks, so don't trust her. It's unbelievably awful. Everything about it is bad, the story, characters, voice acting, animation. There's not one ounce of humor in the whole movie.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Animals United is not just a bad film (If it can even be called that. Trash is a better word for it). It is a bad bad film. It is so atrociously, unbelievably bad my stomach churns within me as I write about it. As I watched it (not willingly of course) my gut heaved and roiled, my ears shriveled, and my eyes twitched in nervous spasms.
I could tell my brain cells were committing suicide, one by one, as I watched this. So I left the room and screamed. I buried myself in Lawrence of Arabia for 4 hours.

Why this garbage is bad:
1. Awful animation. Really, it looks fake, computer generated, ugly, and at times disturbing. It's not just a disgrace to CGI, it's a disgrace to computers itself, to humanity, to the animal kingdom, to the bloody universe!
2. The story, portraying man as evil, disgusting beasts, and animals as the rulers of the world. Not appropriate for children.
3. The humor: crude, trite, tasteless, and shallow. Pass on this; it's not even worthy as toilet paper.

If you are a self-respecting human being, who loves their child, don't show this to them, don't buy it, don't even look at it. In fact, whenever you see a copy of this utter rubbish, spit on it. The world will be a better place without it. How a talented cast ever signed up to do this crap is beyond me. Maybe they were drugged or something.

So please, DON'T BUY THIS JUNK. Animals United gets ZERO stars.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not Great
Could be a lot better. Normal human bashing (This is a Go Green movie) and an over use of unfunny fart "humor". Read more
Published 1 day ago by Foul Pet
1.0 out of 5 stars I hate movies with political agendas
I hate movies with political agendas.... this movie was terrible!!!! people are bad, technology is bad, everything is bad..... end of the world... blah, blah, blah.... 1. Read more
Published 12 days ago by David Ciulla
5.0 out of 5 stars if you see this as just a message about about ecology you missed the...
if you see this as just a message about about ecology you missed the big picture - cooperation to reach a goal . Read more
Published 29 days ago by retsaM nogarD
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie
This movie has wonderful morals and watches it all of the time. We watch it so much we can tell you lines word for word, lol. I would recommend this movie to everyone.
Published 1 month ago by Cathy Worland
1.0 out of 5 stars Worst movie I have ever seen
I am a 13 year old girl and watching this movie I just realised how stupid some people can be and how some adults can try to drill a message in to your head, I how ever am not... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Brad
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
My goddaughter loves this movie. She loves madegascar and I bought this one because it's similar to it, and it's a great movie
Published 4 months ago by none
5.0 out of 5 stars Animals United, DVD
Animals United, DVD. The grand kids and I love this movie, great for the whole family. It helps to teach children that we need to care for the animals in our world if we want to... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Lois L Hauenstein
5.0 out of 5 stars A great fun kids movie
Watched this with the grand-boys and it was very much enjoyed.
Worked for both he 8 and 2 year old. Interesting to hear animals with UK accents. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Craig M. Houck
5.0 out of 5 stars Animals United
My son loves animals so this was a great movie for him to watch. I recommend that each child receive this one.
Published 13 months ago by Kristen
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