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Titan A.E. (2000)

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A young man learns that he has to find a hidden Earth ship before an enemy alien species does in order to secure the survival of humanity.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cale Tucker (voice)
Gune (voice)
Preed (voice)
Stith (voice)
Akima (voice)
Young Cale (voice)
Tek (voice) (as Tone-Lõc)
The Cook (voice)
Christopher Scarabosio ...
Queen Drej (voice)
Chowquin (voice)
Po (voice) (as Ken Campbell)
Old Woman (voice)


In the year 3028 A.D., Earth is being attacked by the Drej, which are aliens made of pure energy! The Drej mother-ship destroys Earth with an energy beam just as hundreds of space vehicles manage to escape with the last of mankind aboard! One of the escapees is Sam's young son Cale, who carries with him a ring given to him by his father. Fifteen years later, Cale works on a salvage station, eking out a rough life and hating his father for having disappeared aboard the Titan so long ago. Without a home planet, surviving humans have been reduced to outer space drifters and are constantly bullied and looked down on by other space-faring races. A human captain named Joseph Korso and his pilot Akima seek out Cale and explain that he must help them find the Titan which contains a mechanism that will create a new Earth and therefore unite all of humanity. Meanwhile, the Drej wants to find the Titan so that they can destroy it. With Korso's help, Cale discovers that the ring his father gave ... Written by Anthony Pereyra <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


15 years after Earth, humanity's last Titan A.E. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action violence, mild sensuality and brief language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

16 June 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Planet Ice  »

Box Office


$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,376,845 (USA) (16 June 2000)


ESP 313,664,026 (Spain) (29 June 2001)

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Did You Know?


When Cale is flying the ship through the nebula alongside the wake angels, they clearly form a DNA strand just before flying away from the ship. See more »


After stating that all of the Titan's guns have been destroyed, one shot shows Stith sitting in front of her gun display with one gun still indicating operational status. See more »


Gune: [shooting at the Drej ships] Who's your daddee!
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Crazy Credits

Look for the Titan A.E. video game Available this fall from Fox Interactive. (But plans for the Titan A.E. game were abandoned.) See more »


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Story doesn't matter - What a journey!
19 December 2000 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

After reading a number of negative reviews of this film, I went ahead and bought the DVD. I had read that, although the movie was mediocre, it was the kind of film that's great for showing off your DVD player.

I am thrilled to own this movie.

True enough, the story is cliched. Yet I didn't think about it for a second while I watched the film unfold. I was completely caught up in everything I saw on the screen. If it was a slow scene, I just gazed at the beautiful eye candy. And during the incredibly inventive action scenes, I was surprised to find myself at the edge of my seat.

There are some who say that the mix of 3d and traditional 2d animation didn't work. I couldn't disagree more. There are times when the two styles were a glaring contrast. Yet, as the movie progressed, the two became as one to my eyes. I have no problem calling this a revolutionary step forward in animation.

I loved A Bug's Life and Toy Story. But this trip, in my eyes blew those films away.

Finally, though I wouldn't consider this film 'adult' by any means, the slighter darker tone made it much more accessible as an adult viewer. Every year I sigh when I see a preview for another assembly line Disney film. (Hey, let's dumb down the gothic horror 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' and give him cute sidekicks!) The look of Disney films hasn't changed in years. (If anything, they look more simple) This film, as cliched as the story was, was visually inspired.

The original Fantasia needed no story. It was an appreciation of music and animation. Let this be the new Fantasia. If you want to experience breathtaking and beautiful animation, I couldn't recommend this any more.

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