Two swindlers get their hands on a map to the fabled city of gold, El Dorado.

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Tulio (voice)
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Miguel (voice)
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Chel (voice)
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Tzekel-Kan (voice)
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Chief (voice)
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Cortes (voice)
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Altivo (voice)
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Zaragoza (voice)
Duncan Marjoribanks ...
Acolyte (voice)
Elijah Chiang ...
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Cyrus Shaki-Khan ...
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The story is about two swindlers who get their hands on a map to the fabled city of gold, El Dorado while pulling off some sort of scam. Their plan goes bad and the rogues end up lost at sea after a number of misfortunes. Oddly enough, they end up on the shores of El Dorado and are worshiped by the natives for their foreign appearance. Written by Paolo Costabel <paolo@bluesky-vifx.com>

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They came for the gold... they stayed for the adventure


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Rated PG for mild thematic material and language | See all certifications »

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31 March 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El camino hacia El Dorado  »

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Budget:

$95,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,846,652 (USA) (31 March 2000)

Gross:

ESP 337,196,140 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Trivia

While Tulio, Miguel, and Altivo are lost at sea, a large shark comes up out of the water in the fashion of the classic Jaws book cover and movie poster. The movie Jaws was directed by Steven Spielbeg, who is one of the co-founders and principal of DreamWorks, which produced The Road to El Dorado. See more »

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Tulio mentions how they are now richer than the King of Spain. In 1519, there was no title 'King of Spain' The man who ruled Spain, Charles V, was known as the Holy Roman Emperor and ruled Spain as King of Aragon, Castile and Léon. The title 'King of Spain' was not used until Charles' son, Philip, became king in 1556. See more »

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Tulio: Look, change of plans. We have to grab what we can and go.
Miguel: What? Why?
Tulio: Because the High Priest is NUTS!
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Bibo the armadillo appears under the Directed By credit chasing two butterflies, catching one, and then eating it. See more »

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Referenced in Elton John: The Road to El Dorado (2000) See more »

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The Trail We Blaze
Music by Elton John
Lyrics by Tim Rice
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A rather good film.
6 June 2006 | by (Texas, U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

There is nothing much that is bad that is to be said about this film. The characters, Tulio and Miguel, were fun, entertaining, and the plot itself was much the same way. I was surprised, however (though not necessarily disappointed), at how Disney-like this movie was, coming from Dream Works. Dream Works tends to go for a more "crude" or "sarcastic" humor. They don't seem to like using two scrawny, goofy men as main characters or having an antagonist that is so evil that you can hardly express how evilly evil he is. Both of these were present in the movie, as well as a scene where Tulio and Miguel *gasp* dance and sing! Verrrrry Disney-like if you ask me.

Either way, I found the movie to be excellent. It is nothing that makes your jaw drop in absolute awe, but it makes your side hurt aplenty. The music was very fitting, and sounded beautiful. The animation stunned me, even though the movie had been more than 5 years old when I saw it the first time (perhaps showing Dream Works animation superiority over Disney?) I would definitely recommend it for if you are looking for a good laugh.


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