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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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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)  »

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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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Trivia

This is the only Dreamworks Animated Picture not to earn a profit at the box office. See more »

Goofs

Cortez stated that once they touch land, Tulio and Miguel would be sent to Cuba to work as slaves on sugar cane fields. The cultivation of sugar cane in Cuba began in the 18th century. In the 16th century, the name of Cuba was "Isla Juana". See more »

Quotes

Tzekel-Kan: [Chel and Tulio are giggling] My Lord? Hello?
Tulio: Whoa!
Chel: Oh no no the high priest what is he going to think when he sees a god with me?
Tulio: Uh, Lucky god?
Chel: Go go go
[she grabs him and starts smacking his face and then she pushes him up]
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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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Featured in Behind the Scenes: Road to El Dorado (2000) See more »

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Without Question
Music by Elton John
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Performed by Elton John
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The Man Who Would Be King
14 June 2003 | by (The Hague, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Let me start by saying that I liked 'The Road to El Dorado'. It has some nice songs, good animations and it was very funny. I especially liked the horse Altivo. The thing that bothered me is that most of the things on screen I had already seen in other movies. Well, one in particular. Two guys come to a strange place. They are mistaken for Gods because a miracle happens by accident. They have a plan to steal the gold in that place, but one of them wants to stay. This is 'The Road to El Dorado' but also 'The Man Who Would Be King' from 1975 starring Sean Connery and Michael Caine. Here we Tulio and Miguel voiced by Kevin Kline and Kenneth Branagh. They have the same funny chemistry as Connery and Caine had. In 'The Road to El Dorado' we have also a love interest, Chel (voice by Rosie Perez), and a high priest named Tzekel-Kan (voice by Armand Assante) who doubts the divinity of the two men. I liked it, but not because it was very original. If you haven't seen 'The Man Who Would Be King' you are able to enjoy this movie also for the story. Anyway, you will not be bored.


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