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Treasure Planet (2002)

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A Disney animated version of "Treasure Island". The only difference is that the film is set in outer space with alien worlds and other galactic wonders.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Mr. Arrow (voice)
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Morph (voice)
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Jim Hawkins (voice)
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Young Jim (voice)
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Billy Bones (voice)
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Hands (voice) (as Micheal McShane)
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Sarah Hawkins (voice)
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John Silver (voice)
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Doctor Doppler (voice)
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B.E.N. (voice)
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Captain Amelia (voice)
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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. Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for adventure action and peril | See all certifications »

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27 November 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El planeta del tesoro  »

Box Office

Budget:

$140,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,083,248 (USA) (27 November 2002)

Gross:

$38,120,554 (USA) (7 February 2003)
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Trivia

A sequel was planned with Willem Dafoe set to voice the villainous Ironbread, but it was cancelled based on Treasure Planet (2002)'s poor box office results. See more »

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When the ship is being pulled into the black hole, Captain Amelia says "Hold onto your life lines, gents. It's gonna be a bumpy ride." Her mouth says something else. See more »

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Narrator: On the clearest of nights, when the winds of the Etherium were calm and peaceful, the great merchant ships, with their cargos of Arcturian solar crystals, felt safe and secure. Little did they suspect that they were persued by... pirates. And the most feared of all these pirates was the notorious Captain Nathaniel Flint.
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I'm Still Here (Jim's Theme)
Written and Performed by Johnny Rzeznik (as John Rzeznik)
Produced by Rob Cavallo
Recorded by Allen Sides
Mixed by Tom Lord Alge (as Tom Lord-Alge)
John Rzeznik appears courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
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Worth more than the credit everyone gives it...
19 September 2005 | by (Fl and NY) – See all my reviews

Upfront, I thoroughly enjoyed this movie beyond what I thought I would take from it. Being an animation major I can thoroughly pick apart most movies, especially what Disney puts out now-a-days. Unfortunately for their movie Treasure Planet, either it was ahead of itself ambitiously, or it was rumors that spread like wildfire (when it was being released) that killed it. Actually, that's why I didn't see this film until very recently, because of everyone's (and mine at the time) prejudice against Disney features springing up amongst way too many viewers, and especially for this film. I believed them that this film was terrible, and subsequently never got to see it until a week ago. Man, everyone was wrong.

I'll be honest, and give it its weak points: The main character (Jim) is quite blank and not very well developed. Which is bad because an audience cannot connect to a flat, central character. Secondly, the CG (although very well stylized) I think didn't mesh as well with the 2D animation as it should have. Other than that...you might pick apart a few other things about the movie (and no, the dialouge isn't that bad. it's a G rated movie...it's not supposed to be incredibly complex).

Treasure Planet keeps pretty tight in line with the original classic, "Treasure Island", even when softening it down for a younger audience. I grew up with that story, and had no problem with the adaptation in Planet. Also, this film contains two masterfully animated characters, John Silver and Dr. Dilbert Doppler (animated by two masters, Glen Keane and Sergio Pablos, respectively). If you're an animation enthusiast, these two are gold to watch (especially the pencil tests in the special features on the DVD).

This whole review is a little long-winded, but in closing, this movie is more than what was said of it. If anything dealt the killing blow in this movie failing at the box office, it was everyone's bad word for it. Not true. Please see for yourself!


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