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A young adventurer named Milo Thatch joins an intrepid group of explorers to find the mysterious lost continent of Atlantis.

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1914: Milo Thatch, grandson of the great Thaddeus Thatch works in the boiler room of a museum. He knows that Atlantis was real, and he can get there if he has the mysterious Shephards journal, which can guide him to Atlantis. But he needs someone to fund a voyage. His employer thinks he's dotty, and refuses to fund any crazy idea. He returns home to his apartment and finds a woman there. She takes him to Preston B. Whitmore, an old friend of his Grandfathers. He gives him the shepherds journal, a submarine and a 5 star crew. They travel through the Atlantic ocean, face a large lobster called the Leviathan, and finally get to Atlantis. But does the Atlantis crew have a lust for discovery, or something else? Written by <laserwatch007@yahoo.com>

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atlantis | journal | crew | expedition | museum | See more »

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"...in a single day and night of misfortune, the island of Atlantis disappeared into the depths of the sea." -- Plato, 360 B.C. See more »


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Rated PG for action violence | See all certifications »

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15 June 2001 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$18,861 (Iceland) (28 December 2001)

Gross:

$37,312 (Iceland) (11 January 2002)
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Trivia

Milo references the Book of Job when describing the Leviathan. The specific verse he paraphrases is Job 41:18-19. See more »

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At the when Milo is first seen on the ship; he vomits over the side, in the process, losing his glasses. In the next shot they can be seen safely resting on his head. See more »

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On Screen Text: [the text that appears on screen] "... in a single day and night of misfortune, the island of Atlantis disappeared into the depths of the sea." - Plato, 360 B.C.
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Remembering our friend Jim Varney. See more »

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References Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro (1979) See more »

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Atlantis 2002
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Sweet!
17 June 2001 | by (Boulder, Colorado) – See all my reviews

This movie was great! It was an excellent rendition of an ancient myth. The animation was somewhat odd, but nothing new from Disney. It was definitely better than expected for a Disney movie with no singing.

The background animation was magical. It was a different level of work for the Disney people. Some of the characters were a little boxy, but it was more than made up for with the beauty and lushness of the scenery. The music was largely instrumental but that was perfect for the movie. This was definitely not a film that needed the characters to bust into song.

Perfect. 10 out of 10.


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