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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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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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treasure | planet | cyborg | pirate | alien | See more »

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Robert Louis Stevenson's Greatest Adventure 'Treasure Island' As It Has Never Been Seen Before See more »


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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:

$346,957 (Japan) (11 July 2003)

Gross:

$1,003,172 (Japan) (25 July 2003)
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Disney's third adaptation of the book Treasure Island after Treasure Island (1950) and Muppet Treasure Island (1996) (a Jim Henson production and distributed by Disney). See more »

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During the supernova, a strong gust of wind smashes out all the windows in Captain Amelia's room. Later, when Doppler, Jim ,and Amelia are in the room, all the windows are intact. 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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Always Know Where You Are
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)
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Swashbuckling Science Fiction
16 January 2006 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

Treasure Planet is the adaptation of the classic swashbuckling children's tale of Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. R.L.S originally wrote Treasure Island chapter by chapter for his son, as a bed time story for each night. When the story was first published it was actually condemned by some! Claiming that such violent tales encouraged boys to become ner-do-well's such as the pirates it glorifies! Suffice to say, Disney's futuristic adaptation fails to capture the rebellious nature of the original Treasure Island. Fans and fanatics can gripe all they want if a scene is missing from the book, or if a character's been changed, but as long as the core meaning of the story remains, it's essence. Then adaptation has been successful. Treasure Planet does not capture the essence of the book entirely, in fact it lacks a lot of it's power due mainly to the protagonist. Jim Hawkins of Treasure Planet does not suffer as much as his archaic counterpart, therefore his character does not under go the same heroic journey and does not emerge as profoundly changed as R.L.S original did.

Aside from that, Treasure Planet makes for a fine adventure film for the whole family. There are moments of joy and pathos to be found throughout. And it is interesting to see a science fiction twist on a pirating classic.


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