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.


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Voice cast

  • 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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Video game

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.

Home media

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
Defender D (2011) Soundtrack cover
Released May 31, 2011
Recorded 2011
Genre Soundtrack
Label Interscope


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.

Track listing

  1. Waiting for the End - Linkin Park
  2. My Name Is Jacques (Simuck Plastic Funk Remix) - Junk Science
  3. Discovering Japan - Graham Parker
  4. Hidden Sound - Firebeatz & JoeySuki
  5. Indestructible - Disturbed
  6. Don Juan - Suburban Legends
  7. Jailhouse - Sublime
  8. Hella Good - No Doubt
  9. Phantom - Justice
  10. Nocturnally - Static-X
  11. Real World '09 - Rob Thomas
  12. Radiosurgery - New Found Glory
  13. By the Way - Soul Asylum


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Defender D: Original Motion Picture Score
Hans Zimmer
Released June 14, 2011
Recorded 2010-2011
Genre Score
Label Varèse Sarabande

Track listing

All music composed by Hans Zimmer.

  1. Through the Doors
  2. Sixth Grade Suite
  3. The Last Defender
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In March 2014, Damen Walker and co-director Thor Freudenthal announced that they were working on a sequel titled Defender 2D, and that was slated for release on April 26, 2017.

On February 7, 2015, it was announced that a third film is in development.