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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 camino hacia El Dorado  »

Box Office

Budget:

$95,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$50,802,661 (USA) (23 June 2000)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The armadillo that follows Miguel and Tulio throughout is named Bibo, after co-director Bibo Bergeron. See more »

Goofs

When Tulio and Miguel are stranded, the shark bites off the end of the rudder. In the next scene, it's intact again. See more »

Quotes

Miguel: [quietly, obviously hurting, to himself] Forget Miguel? Well... forget Tulio.
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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

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

Soundtracks

The Trail We Blaze
Music by Elton John
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Performed by Elton John
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HOLY SHIP!
4 April 2000 | by (Seattle, Washington) – See all my reviews

Every new animated film seems to break new ground in technique and execution. Technology and computers have brought animation to new heights of excellence.

"The Road to El Dorado" is no exception.

There is a scene in which Cortez' ship is bearing down on the boat that Tulio (voice of Kevin Kline) and Miguel (voice of Kenneth Branagh) are escaping in -- Miguel looks up and, just before their boat is capsized, yells "HOLY SHIP!"

Some parents grabbed their children and stormed out of the theater because of what they THOUGHT they heard. If you are going to watch a movie -- PLEASE pay attention and do not jump to erroneous conclusions.

The soundtrack with music by (Sir) Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice has Oscar nomination written all over it.

Rosie Perez as 'Chel' is magnificent -- giving just the right amount of innuendo (so the parents will get it) without it being blatantly obvious. She is great -- but then I have always liked her.

There is a hint of "Shangri-La" about this film...

All too rare for an animated film "The Road to El Dorado" has a cohesive story and a real plot.

While it does drag a bit at times the music helps to move the story along and is always a pleasant diversion.

Some of the story was fairly predictable. However, I was wondering right up to the conclusion just how this fable would end.

I was pleasantly surprised.

It was all wrapped up in a neat package complete with a bow.

Of course it left a sequel wide open.


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