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The Road to El Dorado (2000)

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

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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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 ...
Kid #1 (voice)
Cyrus Shaki-Khan ...
Kid #2 (voice)
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Narrator (voice)
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Storyline

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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

31 March 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El Dorado  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$95,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,846,652, 2 April 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$50,863,742

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$76,529,181
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In late 1996, Tim Rice and Elton John were asked to compose seven songs, which they immediately worked on. In February 1999, before the release of Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida, it was announced that ten songs had been composed for El Dorado. It was also announced that the release date had been pushed to March 2000. See more »

Goofs

The main characters make mention of the peseta as a currency. The peseta wasn't introduced until 1869, exactly 350 years after the time the movie is set in. See more »

Quotes

Miguel: [trying to make up an excuse why the ship needs to be redone] I have BEEN around boats, believe me! And that, uhm, the... pointy, tall... uhm... the long up and down thingy...
Chief: The mast?
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Crazy Credits

Bibo the armadillo appears under the Directed By credit chasing two butterflies, catching one, and then eating it. See more »

Connections

Spin-off Gold and Glory: The Road to El Dorado (2000) See more »

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It's Tough to Be a God
Music by Elton John
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Performed by Kevin Kline & Kenneth Branagh
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A rather good film.
6 June 2006 | by 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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