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|starring = [[Wikipedia:Nathan Kress|Nathan Kress]]<br>[[Wikipedia:Miranda Cosgrove|Miranda Cosgrove]]<br>[[Wikipedia:Cathy Cavadini|Cathy Cavadini]]<br>[[Wikipedia:Paul Giamatti|Paul Giamatti]]<br>[[Wikipedia:Tim Roth|Tim Roth]]<br>[[Wikipedia:Danny McBride|Danny McBride]]<br>[[Wikipedia:Morgan Freeman|Morgan Freeman]]
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|starring = [[Wikipedia:Raviv Ullman|Ricky Ullman]]<br>[[Wikipedia:Miranda Cosgrove|Miranda Cosgrove]]<br>[[Michael Kastek]]<br>[[Wikipedia:Paul Giamatti|Paul Giamatti]]<br>[[Wikipedia:Tim Roth|Tim Roth]]<br>[[Wikipedia:Danny McBride|Danny McBride]]
 
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|gross = $74 million
}}'''''Heroball''''' is a 2008 American animated dystopian science fiction film produced by [[T.J. Entertainment]] for [[Wikipedia:Paramount Pictures|Paramount Pictures]] and [[Wikipedia:DreamWorks|DreamWorks Pictures]]. It was the seventh feature film from T.J. Entertainment, as well as DreamWorks' first animated film without its former animation division [[Wikipedia:DreamWorks Animation|DreamWorks Animation]], which was spun off into a separate company in 2004. Set in the year 2245, the film follows a [[Heroball (sport)|Heroball]] athlete who discovers the corrupt agenda of the [[World District (Heroball)|World District]], the administrator of the sport and the governing body of [[Earthport]]. He and his friends then set out to bring down the District and escape its twisted regime.
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}}'''''Heroball''''' is a 2008 American animated science fiction film produced by [[T.J. Entertainment]] for [[Wikipedia:Paramount Pictures|Paramount Pictures]] and [[Wikipedia:DreamWorks|DreamWorks Pictures]]. It was the seventh feature film from T.J. Entertainment, as well as DreamWorks' first animated film without its former animation division [[Wikipedia:DreamWorks Animation|DreamWorks Animation]], which was spun off into a separate company in 2004. Set in the year 2245, the film follows a [[Heroball (sport)|Heroball]] athlete who discovers the corrupt agenda of the [[World District (Heroball)|World District]], the administrator of the sport and the governing body of [[Earthport]]. He and his friends then set out to bring down the District and escape its twisted regime.
   
The film was co-written and directed by [[Trevor Jordan]] and co-written and produced by [[Nicholas Pockes]], and stars the voices of [[Wikipedia:Nathan Kress|Nathan Kress]], [[Wikipedia:Miranda Cosgrove|Miranda Cosgrove]], [[Wikipedia:Cathy Cavadini|Cathy Cavadini]], [[Wikipedia:Paul Giamatti|Paul Giamatti]], [[Wikipedia:Tim Roth|Tim Roth]], [[Wikipedia:Danny McBride|Danny McBride]], and [[Wikipedia:Morgan Freeman|Morgan Freeman]]. Its setting and plot were inspired in part by the novels ''[[Wikipedia:Nineteen Eighty-Four|1984]]'' and ''[[Wikipedia:Brave New World|Brave New World]]'', as well as the films ''[[Wikipedia:Metropolis (1927 film)|Metropolis]]'' and ''[[Wikipedia:Tron|Tron]]''. Production began in May 2007, but was later stalled by the [[Wikipedia:2007–08 Writers Guild of America strike|2007–08 Writers Guild of America strike]]. However, production resumed in February, and the film was later completed in March.
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The film was co-written and directed by [[Trevor Jordan]] and co-written and produced by [[Nicholas Pockes]], and stars the voices of [[Wikipedia:Raviv Ullman|Ricky Ullman]], [[Wikipedia:Miranda Cosgrove|Miranda Cosgrove]], [[Michael Kastek]], [[Wikipedia:Paul Giamatti|Paul Giamatti]], [[Wikipedia:Tim Roth|Tim Roth]], and [[Wikipedia:Danny McBride|Danny McBride]]. Its setting and plot were inspired in part by the novels ''[[Wikipedia:Nineteen Eighty-Four|1984]]'' and ''[[Wikipedia:Brave New World|Brave New World]]'', as well as the films ''[[Wikipedia:Metropolis (1927 film)|Metropolis]]'' and ''[[Wikipedia:Tron|Tron]]''. Production began in May 2007, but was later stalled by the [[Wikipedia:2007–08 Writers Guild of America strike|2007–08 Writers Guild of America strike]]. However, production resumed in February, and the film was later completed in March.
   
 
''Heroball'' premiered in San Francisco on July 22, 2008, and was released in theaters on August 8, 2008 by Paramount Pictures in North America and by DreamWorks Pictures internationally. It received generally positive reviews from critics, who admired its story, themes, and setting, and earned $74 million worldwide over its $30 million budget. The film was later released on [[Wikipedia:DVD|DVD]] and [[Wikipedia:Blu-ray|Blu-ray]] on January 13, 2009.
 
''Heroball'' premiered in San Francisco on July 22, 2008, and was released in theaters on August 8, 2008 by Paramount Pictures in North America and by DreamWorks Pictures internationally. It received generally positive reviews from critics, who admired its story, themes, and setting, and earned $74 million worldwide over its $30 million budget. The film was later released on [[Wikipedia:DVD|DVD]] and [[Wikipedia:Blu-ray|Blu-ray]] on January 13, 2009.

Latest revision as of 19:37, 26 February 2021

Heroball is a 2008 American animated science fiction film produced by T.J. Entertainment for Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures. It was the seventh feature film from T.J. Entertainment, as well as DreamWorks' first animated film without its former animation division DreamWorks Animation, which was spun off into a separate company in 2004. Set in the year 2245, the film follows a Heroball athlete who discovers the corrupt agenda of the World District, the administrator of the sport and the governing body of Earthport. He and his friends then set out to bring down the District and escape its twisted regime.

The film was co-written and directed by Trevor Jordan and co-written and produced by Nicholas Pockes, and stars the voices of Ricky Ullman, Miranda Cosgrove, Michael Kastek, Paul Giamatti, Tim Roth, and Danny McBride. Its setting and plot were inspired in part by the novels 1984 and Brave New World, as well as the films Metropolis and Tron. Production began in May 2007, but was later stalled by the 2007–08 Writers Guild of America strike. However, production resumed in February, and the film was later completed in March.

Heroball premiered in San Francisco on July 22, 2008, and was released in theaters on August 8, 2008 by Paramount Pictures in North America and by DreamWorks Pictures internationally. It received generally positive reviews from critics, who admired its story, themes, and setting, and earned $74 million worldwide over its $30 million budget. The film was later released on DVD and Blu-ray on January 13, 2009.

Plot

In 2168 AD, shortly after World War III, it is decided between the United Nations to merge into a single continent named Earthport, governed by a new entity known as the World District, in order to prevent any further conflicts between countries. In addition to this change, a single sporting activity is introduced that replaces all members' original activities: a mixture of paintball and laser tag dubbed Heroball that every Earthport citizen is encouraged to participate in.

In 2245, 77 years after the founding of Earthport, sixteen-year-old Zack Seven is the highest-ranking Heroball athlete at Earthport Academy.

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