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Bionicle: Mask of Light (2003)

The island of Mata Nui must face one final threat from the evil Makuta: The Rahkshi. The only hope for the survival of the islanders rests with two Matoran villagers, who must find the seventh Toa and deliver him the Mask of Light.


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Cast overview:
Jason Michas ...
Takua / Toa Takanuva (voice)
Jaller (voice)
Toa Tahu / Toa Onua / Graalok the Ash Bear (voice)
Lee Tockar ...
Makuta / Pewku (voice)
Christopher Gaze ...
Turaga Vakama (voice)
Toa Gali (voice)
Dale Wilson ...
Toa Kopaka / Hewkii (voice)
Toa Pohatu (voice)
Turaga Nokama (voice)
Hahli (voice)
Doc Harris ...
Kolhii Announcer (voice)


In a land of living machines, two young ones are chosen to seek the legendary Mask of Light to reveal the savior of all the lands from the dark forces of the Makuta. During the course of their adventure, they will call on the heroes of their people, the great Toa. These Toa, masters of nature's forces such as Fire, Wind, Earth & Water, try to protect the chosen ones as they seek their destiny. Written by maestro-1

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A Hero Will Be Revealed

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action violence and scary images | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

16 September 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bionicle: Mask of Light - The Movie  »


Box Office


$5,200,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Rahkshi were partially based on the art of H.R. Giger, in particular his famous creature design from Alien (1979). According to executive producer Bob Thompson, one of the designers of the Rahkshi has trained under Giger personally. Famed comic writer Alan Grant also helped in creating them. See more »


After rescuing Jaller and sitting down on Pewku's back, Takua's right leg distorts and clips through the top part of his foot. See more »


[first lines]
Turaga Vakama: Gathered friends, listen again to our legend, of the Bionicle. In a time, before time, the great spirit, Mata Nui, fell from the heavens, carrying we, the ones called the Matoran. We were separate, and without purpose, so the Great Spirit illuminated us with the three virtues: Unity, Duty, and Destiny!
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Crazy Credits

Toward the end of the credits, a sentence written in Matoran script appears. It reads: "No Rahi were harmed in the making of this film". ("Rahi" is a term that refers to Mata-Nui's fauna.) See more »


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pretty decent all around(3D animation is pretty good)but could have been better
10 June 2007 | by See all my reviews

i guess i didn't mind this movie.i mean,it is enjoyable and the animation is well done.the story is simple,yet muddled at times,if that makes any sense.there are a lot of different characters in this one,and it's kind of hard to keep track,at times.there is lots of action and adventure.i found the ending anti-climatic.this is the first of three movies in the "Bionicle series",and though i haven't seen the 2nd and 3rd yet,i suspect this one is a stand alone adventure.anyway,it's an entertaining 3D animated movie,though i wouldn't call it stellar,by any means.it's pretty fast paced,but short in its running time(less than 80 minutes.nevertheless,i think there are many more positives than negatives.i'm giving "Bionicle: Mask of light" a 7/10

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