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The Happening of Life is a 2008 American-British-Australia-France thriller-comedy-horror-drama animated film directed by M. Night Shyamalan, Kirk Wise and Gary Trousdale, produced by Don Hahn, John Musker and Ron Clements and story by Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio and Tab Murphy. A man named Milo James Thatch have been stress with mass danger in which to save Britain from an unknown happening.

The film features the voices of Michael J. Fox, Willem Dafoe, Tracy Pollan, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Garner, Idris Elba and Mel Gibson. The film was shot in live-action backgrounds with hand-drawn characters. It was also shot in New York City and London. The film was premiered in London on March 4, 2008 and in New York on March 8, 2008. It was also released on April 4, 2008 in the United States.

The film was a box office at the opening weekend, due to its major success and the highest grossing film of all time.



  • Michael J. Fox as Milo James Thatch.
  • Willem Dafoe as Frank.
  • Tracy Pollan as Sarah.
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Jim Hawkins.
  • James Garner as Commander Lyle Tiberuis Rourke.
  • Idris Elba as Sergeant Paul.
  • Mel Gibson as John Smith.
  • Leigh Whannell as Joseph.
  • Daniel Radcliffe as Taran.
  • Minnie Driver as Jane Porter.
  • Clive Owen as James.
  • Robert Carlyle as Julian.
  • Nathan Gamble as Hogarth Hughes.
  • Charlie Bright as Andy Morris.
  • Claudia Christian as Helga Katrina Sinclair.
  • Rose Byrne as Stacy Anderson.
  • Gerard Butler as Vincent Morris.
  • Imogen Poots as Amy.
  • Angus Sampson as Kendrick.
  • Paul Newman as General.
  • Teri Hatcher as Ashley.
  • Dakota Fanning as Sherry.
  • Jeff Bennett as President, Train Passenger 2.
  • Kevin Michael Richardson as Train Driver.
  • Rob Paulsen and Jim Cummings as Frank's Thugs

Additional voices

  • Jack Angel as Bus Driver.
  • Rodger Bumpass as Passenger.
  • Bob Bergen as News Reporter.