A lame-duck movie about pigeons. The title hero is a pipsqueak of a bird who joins Britain’s Royal Homing Pigeon Service during World War II. He has the voice of Ewan McGregor, and like McGregor’s other animated incarnation in 2005 – Rodney Copperbottom of
Robots – he suffers from a case of terminal niceness. I’ve never really noticed how high-pitched the actor’s voice was until he lent it to such painfully earnest characters. The rest of the movie is light on story and heavy on slapstick – for a bird, Valiant has an
alarming habit of flying into things.