Starring: Jason Michas, Andrew Francis, Scott McNeil, Lee Tockar, Christopher Gaze, Kathleen Barr, Dale Wilson, Michael Dobson, Trevor Devall, Lesley Ewen, Chiara Zanni, Doc Harris | Directed by: David Molina, Terry Shakespeare | Written by: Henry Gilroy, Alastair Swinnerton, Bob Thompson, Greg Weisman | Distributor: Disney (Buena Vista Home Entertainment)
Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “For the first time ever, the world of BIONICLET comes to life in an epic motion picture event—BIONICLET: MASK OF LIGHT! Experience the action-packed adventure that has enthralled millions of fans. Discover the latest chapter in this legendary story in an all-new CGI animated movie. It’s nonstop action as Jaller and his best friend Takua set off on their journey to find the 7th Toa, a mysterious guardian who will help protect their island home. With the guidance of the Mask of Light and the united strengths of the other six Toa, the brave companions must overcome the powerful Makuta and his menacing Rahkshi. They must prevail or the island of Mata Nui will be doomed to an eternity of darkness!
…A young hero and his brave companions must overcome powerful forces and dangerous obstacles in their struggle to save their world and fulfill ancient prophecies. An epic thrill ride filled with good and evil, darkness and light, heroes and villains, BIONICLE: MASK OF LIGHT features action-packed adventure and brings the exciting Bionicle characters to life for the first time in an all-new, full-length CGI animated movie.”
The Web site for this film introduces the movie with these words: “In the Beginning: In the time before time, the Great Spirit descended from the heavens, carrying we, the ones called the Matoran, to this paradise. We were separate and without purpose, so the Great Spirit illuminated us with the three virtues: Unity, Duty, Destiny.” The movie premiered on DVD and videocassette, September 16, 2003.Year of Release—2003