Defender D is a 2011 American animated superhero comedy film produced by DJW Studios for Universal Pictures. It was directed by Damen Walker and Thor Freudenthal and stars Evan Sabara as Daniel Cage / Defender D, a young boy who is chosen to save the world from the dimensional mad scientist Dictator D.
The film was released on June 17, 2011 to critical acclaim, earning $321 million worldwide on a budget of $62 million. It was followed by Defender 2D on April 26, 2017, and a third film is currently in production.
- Evan Sabara as Daniel Cage / Defender D
- Martin Mull as Ezekiel McClelland / Dictator D
- Jason Bateman as B1LL and W1LL, Dictator D's robotic "D-Droid" minions
- Danny DeVito as Cleve Workman, Defender D's commanding officer
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- The teaser trailer for the film was released on November 18, 2010, and was shown before films such as Super Mario Bros.: The Superstar Saga, Tangled, Jimmy & Sam Revisited, and Tron: Legacy.
- The first theatrical trailer for the film was released on March 22, 2011, and was shown before films such as Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rockrick Rules, Hop, and Fast Five.
- The second theatrical trailer for the film was released on May 26, 2011, and was shown before films such as Kung Fu Panda 2.
A video game adaptation of the film was released by THQ on May 31, 2011 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, PC, and Nintendo DS.
The film was released on Blu-ray and DVD on November 15, 2011.
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|Defender D: Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture|
|Released||May 31, 2011|
Defender D: Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture is the soundtrack to the film of the same name. It was released by Interscope Records on May 31, 2011.
- Waiting for the End - Linkin Park
- My Name Is Jacques (Simuck Plastic Funk Remix) - Junk Science
- Discovering Japan - Graham Parker
- Hidden Sound - Firebeatz & JoeySuki
- Indestructible - Disturbed
- Don Juan - Suburban Legends
- Jailhouse - Sublime
- Hella Good - No Doubt
- Phantom - Justice
- Nocturnally - Static-X
- Real World '09 - Rob Thomas
- Radiosurgery - New Found Glory
- By the Way - Soul Asylum
|Defender D: Original Motion Picture Score|
|Released||June 14, 2011|
All music composed by Hans Zimmer.
- Through the Doors
- Sixth Grade Suite
- The Last Defender
On February 7, 2015, it was announced that a third film is in development.