Warriors is a 2014 3D American-British-Australia computer animated fantasy epic action-adventure film directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson, Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise, Zack Snyder and George Miller, produced by John Stevenson and Mark Osborne and story by Tab Murphy. It was a feature book adaption of Erin Hunter's Warriors books. It's about Rusty who get transported to a world while looking for a ball, together they will team up together with a help of some friends to stop the evil Brokenstar.
The film features the voice cast of Jim Sturgess, Pierce Brosnan, Ryan Kwanten, Mark Strong, Ben Kingsley, Willem Dafoe, Jack Black, Tom Hardy, David Wenham, Saoirse Ronan, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Hugo Weaving, Gerard Butler and Abbie Cornish. The film also takes place in southern and northern states of America and Australia. This was the second film adaptions of the book series after Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole by Kathryn Lasky.
The film was premiered and released on July 5, 2013 at the TIFF, September 13, 2013 in Australia and February 7, 2014 in the USA. The film was also released in 3D and IMAX 3D. It was produced by Animal Logic.
- Jim Sturgess as Rusty/Firepaw.
- Saoirse Ronan as Spottedleaf.
- Jack Black as Tabby.
- Ryan Kwanten as Graypaw.
- Hugh Keays-Byrne as Brokenstar.
- Abbie Cornish as Yellowfang.
- Willem Dafoe as Tigerclaw.
- Tom Hardy as Longtail.
- Gerard Butler as Oakheart.
- Idris Elba as Redtail.
- David Wenham as Nightpelt.
- Ben Kingsley as Raggedstar.
- Michael Wincott as Crookedstar.
- Alfred Molina as Lionheart.
- Colin Farrell as Nightstar.
- Nicholas Hoult as Ravenpaw.
- Tamsin Egerton as Bluestar.
- Pierce Brosnan as Blackfoot.
- Mark Strong as Mapleshade.
- Hugo Weaving as Dustpaw.
- Richard Carter as Tigerstar.
- Claudia Christian as Leopardfur.
- Jacqueline Obradors as Cloudpelt.
- Anthony LaPaglia as Henry.
International Release Dates
- This was the first animated feature film to be presented in digital 3D.
- The film was originally going to be released on March 22, 2013, but it was moved to February 7, 2014 to avoid competition with The Croods.
- Jim Sturgess made his second animated feature film after Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole.
- All of the characters from the novels have survived expect Brokenstar.
- Hugh Keays-Byrne, Nicholas Hoult, Idris Elba, Pierce Brosnan and Tom Hardy all made their animation feature film. Elba had also featured in three Disney films including Zootopia, The Jungle Book and Finding Dory.
- Jennifer Lawrence was going to play the voice of Spottedleaf, but she was replaced by Saoirse Ronan.