Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Titan A.E. Review

Titan A.E.

Release Date: 4th January 2001 – Australia

Production Companies
20th Century Fox
Fox Animation Studios
David Kirschner Productions

20th Century Fox Australia

Genre: Animation/Famiily

Rating: PG

Runtime: 94 minutes

Budget: $90,000,000

Box Office Gross: $36,754,634

Plot Summary
In the year 3028 the Drej, a vicious alien race, has destroyed Earth. Fifteen years later a young man named Cale learns he possesses a genetically encoded map to the Titan, a spaceship that holds the secret to the salvation of the human race. With the Drej in hot pursuit, Cale blasts off with the new crew of the Valkyrie in an attempt to find the Titan before the Drej destroy it, and with it mankind's last chance for a home of their own. Featuring an all star cast that includes Matt Damon and Drew Barrymore and an edgy, out-of-this-world soundtrack, Titan A.E is an intergalactic thrill ride for a new generation.

Voice Cast
Matt Damon – Cale Tucker
Bill Pullman – Captain Joseph Korso
John Leguizamo – Gune
Nathan Lane – Preed
Janeane Garofalo – Stith
Drew Barrymore – Akima
Alex D. Linz – Young Cale
Tone Loc – Tek
Jim Breuer - The Cook
Christoper Scarabosio – Queen Drej
Jim Cummings – Chowquin
Charles Rocket – Firrikash/
Slave Trader Guard
Ken Hudson Campbell – Po
Tsai Chin – Old Woman
Crystal Scales – Drifter Girl
David L. Lander – The Mayor

Producers/Directors – Don Bluth & Gary Goldman
Story/Associate Producer – Hans Bauer
Story – Randall McCormick
Writers – Ben Edlund, John August & Joss Whedon
Executive Producer – Paul Gertz
Producer – David Kirschner
Pre-Production Designer – John Lakey
Production Designer – Phillip A. Cruden
Art Director – Kenneth Valentine Slevin
Conceptual Artists – Ron Cobb,
Steve Burg, Stephan Martiniere,
Simon Valdimir Varela, Suzanne Lemieux Wilson,
Bruce Zick, James Clyne (Uncredited)
& Rob Meyers (Uncredited)
Conceptual Designers – Gene Dieckhoner,
Barry E. Jackson & Oliver Scholl
Character Designers – Wayne D. Barlowe &
Louise Zingarelli
Costume Designer – Kym Barrett
Animation Supervisor – Paul J. Kelly
Animation Director – Len Simon
Background Supervisor – Rob Nason
Layout Supervisor – Anthony Christov
Special Effects Coordinator – Charlie Breakiron
Special Effects Animation Supervisor – Peter Matheson
Visual Effects Supervisor – David Dozoretz
3D Animation Supervisor/Animation Director:
Blue Sky Studios – Jan Carlee
3D Animation Supervisor/Producer: Rhonda Graphics -
Rhonda Sanders-Olson
3D Animation Supervisor – Thomas M. Miller
Film Editors – Bob Bender,
Paul Martin Smith & Fiona Trayler
Sound Designer/Re-Recording Mixer – Christopher Boyes
Music Supervisor – Glen Ballard
Music – Graeme Revell & Tim Simonec

Being made by Don Bluth and having references to the first two 'Star Wars' films, 'TITAN A.E'. was an amazing sci-fi movie that blends traditional 2D and computer 3D animation. I liked the aspects about the movie such as the action, the voice acting of Matt Damon, Drew Barrymore and Nathan Lane as well as the three impressive scenes. These include the opening sequence where Earth gets destroyed, the Wake Angels and the chase on the Ice Rings of Tilgrin. 

I always loved 'TITAN A.E'. but I think that Disney's similar movie 'Treasure Planet' was way better than the former because it was set in a alternate universe and has more of a story-line. Secondly, the problem with 'TITAN A.E'. is nobody knew what kind of audience it was targeted at. Being an animated film, it's obvious audiences was kids but then again it has a lot of adult themes and violence. Because of this combination of features, 'TITAN A.E'. is more of a young adult film.

Star rating: (4/5) Good Movie

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