Terra is an upcoming science-fiction CG-animated movie directed by Aristomenis Tsirbas who also cowrote the screenplay with scriptwriter Evan Spiliotopoulos. The movie Terra should be released in Autumn 2008.
Terra isn't the usual candy cartoon: with Terra there is a real plot, with strong characters. The plot of Terra even pose some difficult philosophical questions, requiring the characters and the audience to make tough ethical decisions.
Watch the interview of Director Aristomenis Tsirbas to better understand:
Interview of Director Aristomenis Tsirbas by Anastasia from Your Greek News
during the last Toronto International Film Festival.
"Mala (Evan Rachel Wood) is a young alien girl living a peaceful village life on the planet Terra when a strange ship appears in the sky. The alien creatures are perplexed by the sky ship’s presence, until a squadron of attack cruisers violently abduct a number of villagers. Running to escape an attacking vessel, Mala tricks the pilot into crash landing and investigates the wreck, finding a strange injured creature.
After rescuing the creature, Mala learns that its name is Jim (Luke Wilson), a human from the planet Earth. She nurses the injured human back to health and in return Jim guarantees her abducted grandfather’s safety. As Jim and Mala’s friendship grows, so do the difficulties they face in their warring communities. The survival of their respective races rests on their shoulders, and the decisions they make will decide the fate of the planet named Terra." (Source: Exclaim)
In Terra the world isn't black or white: it's a mix of both like in real life. And that's what makes this movie so interesting: it stands out of the crowd of candy cartoons...
I think that bringing one's children to this movie is a real good idea. Children will not only be entertained but also they will be educated, to a certain extent.