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Titan A.E. (2000)

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

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)
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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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Storyline

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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Prepare for life after Earth. 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

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,376,845 (USA) (18 June 2000)

Gross:

$22,751,979 (USA) (3 September 2000)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This is the first film directed by Don Bluth to be rated PG in the USA despite some very dark and occasionally violent imagery and content in his other films. See more »

Goofs

The map on Cale's hand disappears in some scenes. See more »

Quotes

[Surprising a group of aliens attacking Cale]
Korso: If you're going to hunt humans, you should know we travel in packs.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Rob Lowe/Eminem (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

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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A truly breathtaking space epic!
22 June 2000 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

This can be a true revolutionary of all the animated films with its real eye-stunning graphics, a very imaginative sci-fi setting, more realistic-looking characters, and plenty of real action and yes, even some blood-spilling violence.

After years of churning out shots of sparkly-starry fantasy like Rock-A-Doodle-Doo, We're Back: A Dinosaur's Story, and Troll In The Central Park, Don Bluth's crew finally comes up with a very gritty, mature science fiction story all about humans being hunted down by the evil aliens who are out to destroy the planet Earth altogether. So a very brave young engineer grimly launched an enormous project that his little son was to carry on when he finally grew up. But it just wouldn't be a very easy path for the young hero to accomplish this great feat that would give a long ray of hope to all the innocent humans hiding out in the outer space. But with the help of a very spunky young female co-pilot, a group of bickering aliens, and a hardened space veteran, he just might...even with all those dread monsters hot on his very tail!

Beautifully made, this sweeping space odyssey really takes GIGANTIC steps to break from all the traditional aspects of an animated film to introduce mouth-droppingly MAGNIFICENT visions of the distant future as well as a more adult approach to storytelling and animation, so it may take awhile for the casual viewer to get used to it...and one day truly appreciate the great changes that is taking place in the whole animation industry.


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