During World War II, England communicated with the French Resistance and Allied troops in Europe using the Royal Pigeon Service, using carrier pigeons that went through a rigorous training regimen. This is the story of Valiant, a comically clumsy misfit of a (wood) pigeon who sneaks his way into the Royal Pigeon Service, eager to contribute his efforts to the needs of his country, even though he is vastly unqualified to do so. Immediately given an assignment, Valiant's job turns out to be one of the most important of the war... carrying essential messages from the French to the Allied forces who are about to storm the beaches of Normandy on D-Day.

John Cleese and Tim Curry join ‘Valiant’

The Walt Disney Co.'s Buena Vista is distributing the picture in North America, while Odyssey Entertainment in the United Kingdom is handling international distribution. Cleese, repped by CAA, is no stranger to animated voice work, having recently lent his voice to Shrek 2.

Valiant was released August 19th, 2005.

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