'Battle for Terra' Teaches Kids Humans Are Jerks

February 19, 2009


Every generation needs their own animated, ham-fisted, humans-as-enemies morality tale. My generation had Fern Gully, a response to deforestation concerns told through ferries fairies and an obnoxious bat. This generation will have Battle for Terra, giving today's youth the clear message that humans should not commit genocide in the name of colonization, even if the native inhabitants of those lands do look like creepy stillborns just begging to be killed. Here's the trailer:

"Let's SPLIT, Terra, everyone!"



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