Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Treasure Planet Review (Updated)














Treasure Planet


Release Date: 26th December 2002 – Australia


Production Companies
Walt Disney Feature Animation
Walt Disney Pictures

Distribution
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Australia


Genre: Animation/Family

Rating: PG

Runtime: 95 minutes


Budget: $140,000,000

Box Office Gross: $109,578,115
(Worldwide)


Plot Summary
A futuristic twist on Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island, Treasure Planet follows restless teen Jim Hawkins on a fantastic journey across the universe as cabin boy aboard a majestic space galleon. Befriended by the ship's charismatic cyborg cook, John Silver, Jim blossoms under his guidance and shows the makings of a fine shipmate as he and the alien crew battle a supernova, a black hole, and a ferocious space storm. But even greater dangers lie ahead when Jim discovers that his trusted friend Silver is actually a scheming pirate with mutiny on his mind.


Voice Cast
Joseph Gordon-Levitt – Jim Hawkins
Brian Murray – John Silver
David Hyde Pierce – Dr. Delbert Doppler
Emma Thompson – Captain Amelia
Dane A. Davis – Morph
Martin Short – B.E.N
Tony Jay – Narrator
Austin Majors – Young Jim
Laurie Metcalf – Sarah Hawkins
Patrick McGoohan – Billy Bones
Roscoe Lee Browne – Mr. Arrow
Corey Burton – Onus
Michael Wincott – Scroop

Crew
Producers/Animation Story/
Screenplay/Directors – Ron Clements & John Musker
Based on Novel “Treasure Island” – Robert Louis Stevenson
Screenplay – Rob Edwards
Animation Story – Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio
Producer – Roy Conli
Production Designer/Story
Artist – Frank Nissen
Production Designer – Steven Olds
Art Director – Andy Gaskill
Story Supervisor – Barry Johnson
Visual Effects Supervisor – Dave Tidgwell
Film Editor – Michael Kelly
Music – James Newton Howard


Awards

2003 Academy Awards
Best Animated Feature - Ron Clements (Nominated)


Review
TREASURE PLANET is a science-fiction adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson's classic story Treasure Island except the difference from the novel includes changing the characters such as Long John Silver from a one-legged pirate to a cyborg and so does the main hero Jim Hawkins as a rebellious teen. I was amazed that the space looked like an atmosphere and the spaceships look like old ships from the 18th century that, I found it very imaginative. I liked the heartwarming relationship between Hawkins and Silver as well as the character of the little shape-shifting blob Morph, the voice acting of Joseph Gordon Levitt, Brian Murray, David Hyde Pierce and Emma Thompson, the film's music score by James Newton Howard and the way of the movie is combined with 2D and CGI animation.

I thought that TREASURE PLANET was interesting, instead it turns out that it was better than the similar movie TITAN A.E (click here) and it was my second Disney animated fave. For anyone who loved Disney, this film is worth-seeing otherwise you might like to watch the PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN movies instead.

Star rating: (5/5) Best Movie Ever



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