Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Atlantis the Lost Empire Review (Updated)

Atlantis the Lost Empire

Release Date: 20th September 2001 - Australia

Production Companies
Walt Disney Pictures
Walt Disney Feature Animation
Toon City

Walt Disney Studios Motion
Pictures Australia

Genre: Animation/Family

Rating: PG

Runtime: 96 minutes

Budget: $120,000,000

Box Office Gross: $186,053,725

Plot Summary
Driven to find the sunken 
mythical kingdom, a young 
adventurer named Milo 
discovers an ancient journal 
with clues to it’s hidden 
location. Along with a skilled 
yet quirky group of explorers 
led by the confident 
Commander Rourke, Milo 
boards the Ulysses, an 
amazing state-of-the-art 
submarine, for a risky 
expedition to the bottom 
of the sea. There, they 
discover a lost continent 
of supreme technology, 
mystical power and 
priceless riches. But when 
a surprise takeover plot 
surfaces, Milo must switch 
his mission from a Search 
and Explore to a Track 
and Rescue in a bid to 
save Altantis from 

Voice Cast
Michael J. Fox - Milo James
Cree Summer - Kidagakash
"Kida" Nedakh
James Garner - Commander
Lyle Tiberius Rourke
Corey Burton - Gaetan "Mole"
Claudia Christian - Lieutenant
Helga Katrina Sinclair
John Mahoney - Preston B.
Phil Morris - Doctor Joshua
Strongbear Sweet
Leonard Nimoy - Kashekim
Don Novello - Vincenzo
"Vinny" Santorini
Jacqueline Obradors - Audrey Rocio Ramirez
Florence Stanley - Wilhelmina Bertha Packard
David Ogden Stiers - Fenton P. Harcourt
Jim Varney - Jebidiah Allerdyce "Cookie"

Story/Directors - Kirk Wise & Gary Trousdale
Story - Joss Whedon & Bryce & Jackie Zabel
Story/Screenplay - Tab Murphy
Additional Screenplay Material - David Reynolds
Producer - Don Hahn
Production Designers - Matt Cobb, Ricardo F.
Delgado, Jim Martin & Mike Mignola
Developer: Atlantean Language - Marc Okrand
Film Editor - Ellen Keneshea
Sound Designer/Re-Recording
Mixer/Supervisor - Gary Rydstrom
Music - James Newton Howard

Partially an attempt by Disney that doesn't include any singing, ATLANTIS THE LOST EMPIRE is kind of like an adventure by Jules Verne mixed with a Indiana Jones feel, but has a lot of potential and excitement. It doesn't matter about the plot-holes, the picture has a lot of moments, Mike Mignola's involvement on the outstanding design, humour, great visuals, spectacular action, brilliant animation, incredible voice cast of Michael J. Fox, Don Novello, James Garner and the late Jim Varney and the magnificent music score by James Newton Howard. I hear on the internet that some people accuse ATLANTIS of ripping-off the movie of STARGATE (click here), but it has nothing to do with it and I also find that this movie and James Cameron's AVATAR (click here) are similar to each other.

Not quite as successful as it hoped to be, but I'm glad that ATLANTIS didn't kill off the 2D animation genre, not like TREASURE PLANET (click here). It was in fact, the second favourite Disney movie of mine that I enjoyed and it's a real treat for the animation fans.

Star rating: (5/5) Best Movie Ever

1 comment:

  1. I kind of remember watching this like 10 years ages ago, maybe I should give it another watch. But I did not know that Michael J. Fox was in the movie.