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Titan A.E. (2000)

PG  |   |  Animation, Action, Adventure  |  16 June 2000 (USA)
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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:
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Cale Tucker (voice)
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Gune (voice)
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Preed (voice)
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Stith (voice)
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Akima (voice)
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Young Cale (voice)
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Tek (voice) (as Tone-Lõc)
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The Cook (voice)
Christopher Scarabosio ...
Queen Drej (voice)
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Chowquin (voice)
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Po (voice) (as Ken Campbell)
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Old Woman (voice)
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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 <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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When Earth Ends, The Adventure Begins. See more »


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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

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

ESP 313,664,026 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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The tattoo on Cale's right shoulder bears a strong resemblance to the Terran Empire Symbol from the classic Star Trek episode: Mirror Mirror. See more »

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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 »

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Preed: [catching Cale and Akima spying on Korso] Well, look what I found. Two little birdies, itching to fly!
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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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Referenced in The Making of 'Alien³' (2003) See more »

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Cosmic Castaway
Written by Nigel Nisbet
Performed by Electrasy
Produced by Nigel Nisbet and Glen Ballard
Electrasy Performs Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
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Interesting effort.
16 June 2003 | by (Stockholm) – See all my reviews

Saw this on DVD, missing it completely at the cinema. Which was probably what happened to the audience for the film, as it was difficult to market for any target group. Having seen it, it's apparent that lot of very hard work went into producing it.

I can compare it to a few other sci-fi animated films of recent years...

As ground-breaking as The Last Starfighter was in its day. Though not pure animation, Starfighter showed off what even early CG could do in terms of gimbal-free animation of spaceships and vehicles.

Much, much better than Final Fantasy, as the action is genuinely epic. The story goes places and uses the chosen technology very nicely. Titan is not a boring film.

Very similar to Disney's later production of the Treasure Island book. Disney appeared to have cribbed one or two scenes from Titan A.E. Not nice.

Graphically, it's up there with Iron Giant, using finely animated CG figures mixed with traditional cell animation. The scene where we first see the older Cale Tucker (in space, cutting up junk) is very impressive.

But something bugs me. There was something missing. Iron Giant gave me a sense of wonder, which was achieved by some great character acting, clever pacing and a wonderful story line. At no point was I "taken" by what I saw on-screen while watching Titan A.E.

I think Titan tripped over itself in the drama department more than a few times. Along with the latest Star Wars films, it tumbles along without stopping up and letting the audience know what the characters are feeling. The actors have to have the skills to enable the audience to feel, to immerse. Without that, the action has a risk of becoming incomprehensible.

Pretty, fast-paced, intriguing. But I wish someone would use these toys to produce something great, something big.

Something wonderful.


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