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The Road to El Dorado (2000)

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 ...
Kid #1 (voice)
Cyrus Shaki-Khan ...
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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


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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 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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Trivia

The producers wanted Antonio Banderas to voice the part of Tulio, but he refused the part for undisclosed reasons. See more »

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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 »

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Tulio: Miguel wake up. We found it!
Miguel: We did? Where?
Tulio: Here.
Miguel: What, behind the rock?
Tulio: Nope, here.
Miguel: But, but... *give* me that!
[snatches the map from Tulio's hands]
Miguel: I... this... can't be...
Tulio: Apparently, "El Dorado" is native for... GREAT... BIG... ROCK!
[echo: Rock... rock... rock... ]
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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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They don't make movies like that anymore
14 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

You probably think the one line summary of this comment is a bit strange, since The Road to El Dorado isn't in fact that old, but what I meant by it is that they do not make feature films like this anymore. Sure every now and then there is a great animated film that revives the Adventure genre of film-making, but that's basically it. If you're an adventure freak like I am and you simply love Indiana Jones or Stargate or The Mummy for all I care you should definitely watch this film. I bet you'll enjoy it, disregarding your age (although very small kid's might get frightened at times). Thank you Dreamworks for providing me with a fantastic story of adventure. I appreciate it. It's been so long since I've seen any good adventure (The Mummy was last and Indy before that).

TO ALL STUDIOS I MUST SAY THIS: start making feature films like this again please, I miss them. Does it seem ‘right' to you that I I have watch an animated film mostly aimed at children, to get a film with a good plot, a good villain, great action, enough thrills, blood and emotion? It does not sound right to me. No Bad Boys II, no Triple X 2, no stupid and expensive action. You can do big with little as long as elements fit together.

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