War Horse is the big screen adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's best selling children's novel of the same name. Previously adapted as an international hit theatrical play, Steven Spielberg has teamed up with DreamWorks Pictures to bring this epic adventure to a whole new audience of moviegoers.

War Horse was released in the United States on Christmas Day, 2011.


This is a tale of loyalty, hope and tenacity set against a sweeping canvas of rural England and Europe during the First World War. "War Horse" begins with the remarkable friendship between a horse named Joey and a young man called Albert, who tames and trains him. When they are forcefully parted, the film follows the extraordinary journey of the horse as he moves through the war, changing and inspiring the lives of all those he meets—British cavalry, German soldiers, and a French farmer and his granddaughter—before the story reaches its emotional climax in the heart of No Man’s Land.

The First World War is experienced through the journey of this horse—an odyssey of joy and sorrow, passionate friendship and high adventure. "War Horse" is one of the great stories of friendship and war - a successful book, it was turned into a hugely successful international theatrical hit that is currently on Broadway. It now comes to screen in an epic adaptation by one of the great directors in film history.[1]

Cast & CrewEdit



  • Director: Steven Spielberg
  • Executive Producers: Frank Marshall, Revel Guest
  • Producers: Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy
  • Music: John Williams
  • Cinematography: Janusz Kamiński

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  1. Official site
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