Animals United (Konferenz der Tiere) (2010)

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When the African savannah runs dry and water becomes a precious commodity, a courageous meerkat and a laid back lion prepare to go the distance in order to avoid dying of thirst. In seasons past, a single mountain canyon provided enough water for all the creatures in the savannah. But this year, not a drop has fallen. Buffalos and rhinos stand guard over the only watering hole for miles, and if the creatures don't act fast, they will surely perish. Desperate, Billy the meerkat and Socrates the lion set out to find sustenance. Upon crossing paths with a rooster named Charles, the pair learns of a place in the Okavango Delta where the water still flows. But by the time Charles leads them there, the humans have already staked their claim on the small reserve. Meanwhile, local entrepreneur Smith has constructed a dam in order to the precious divert water to his luxury hotel. When Billy and Socrates learn that the hotel is hosting a conference on natural preservation, they call in all of their animal friends in order to teach the thoughtless politicians a thing or two about sharing the land. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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Animation , Art House & International , Kids & Family
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Cast

Jim Broadbent
as Winston
Stephen Fry
as Socrates
Vanessa Redgrave
as Winifred
Andy Serkis
as Charles the Cockerel
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Critic Reviews for Animals United (Konferenz der Tiere)

All Critics (8)

Kids might enjoy eco-friendly, Madagascar-like tale.

Full Review… | April 24, 2012
Common Sense Media

A slightly preachy but entertaining tale for younger viewers on the perils of global warming and the foolishness of human kind.

Full Review… | December 20, 2010
Daily Express (UK)

Badagascar.

Full Review… | December 20, 2010
News of the World

What dooms the film to ordinariness are the animals themselves, so lacking in memorable characteristics that parents will most likely spend the 90 minutes guessing which celebrity voice artists have been busy earning themselves a nice Christmas bonus.

Full Review… | December 20, 2010
Scotsman

Probably great if you're three, but quite an endurance test if you're not.

Full Review… | December 16, 2010
Daily Telegraph (UK)

It looks very nice, even if the clunky dialogue and disjointed plot would never have been allowed through by Pixar.

Full Review… | December 16, 2010
Guardian

Audience Reviews for Animals United (Konferenz der Tiere)

½

German animation film, with pretty decent graphics but a rather preachy story. It doesn't exactly help that the humor is somewhat infantile and the timing totally off. If this film proves one thing then what a terrific job most US-productions make in expanding their target audience to older kids and even young adults. Children may have fun with this but there is nothing redeeming here for an older audience.

Jens S.
Jens S.

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½

A dry (pardon the pun) animation that has one or two chuckles but lacks any staying power to appeal to adults or kids.

Jonathan Porras
Jonathan Porras
½

Much like most animated films that were made in Germany, Italy, or any country in most of Europe, this isn't exactly a great or good movie. But to be fair, it's probably the most entertaining and most enjoyable of the ones from the film festivals. A somewhat decent flick. Nothing more, nothing less.

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