MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 331 this week

Tad, the Lost Explorer (2012)
"Las aventuras de Tadeo Jones" (original title)

TV-PG  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy  |  31 August 2012 (Spain)
5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 4,798 users  
Reviews: 16 user | 39 critic

Tad is a celebrity archeologist and adventurer just like his hero Max Mordon... in his dreams! In reality, Tad is a Chicago construction worker. One day, however, he is mistaken for a real ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay) (as Javier Barreira) , (screenplay), 8 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Related News

Telefónica Studios unveils global plans
| ScreenDaily

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 42 titles
created 26 Jan 2013
 
a list of 45 titles
created 10 Mar 2013
 
a list of 33 titles
created 14 Mar 2013
 
a list of 21 titles
created 02 Oct 2013
 
a list of 32 titles
created 02 Apr 2014
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Tad, the Lost Explorer (2012)

Tad, the Lost Explorer (2012) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Tad, the Lost Explorer.
9 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A group of animals look for a way off of an eccentric billionaire's own personal Noah's Ark.

Directors: Raul Garcia, Manuel Sicilia
Stars: David Robles, Cecilia Santiago, Conchi López
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A young boy becomes a man as he embarks on a quest to become a knight.

Director: Manuel Sicilia
Stars: Antonio Banderas, James Cosmo, Michael Culkin
Zambezia (2012)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Set in a bustling bird city on the edge of the majestic Victoria Falls, "Zambezia" is the story of Kai - a naïve, but high-spirited young falcon who travels to the bird city of "Zambezia" ... See full summary »

Director: Wayne Thornley
Stars: Leonard Nimoy, Jeremy Suarez, Abigail Breslin
Khumba (2013)
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Rejected by his superstitious herd, a half-striped zebra embarks on a daring quest to earn his stripes but finds the courage and self-acceptance to save all the animals of the Great Karoo.

Director: Anthony Silverston
Stars: Jake T. Austin, Steve Buscemi, Loretta Devine
Free Birds (2013)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history - and get turkey off the holiday menu for good.

Director: Jimmy Hayward
Stars: Woody Harrelson, Owen Wilson, Dan Fogler
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Sammy and Ray, leatherback turtles and friends forever, are enjoying an atoll's water and sand, shepherding new hatchlings Ricky and Ella out to sea. Suddenly, a poacher swoops in and ships... See full summary »

Directors: Vincent Kesteloot, Ben Stassen
Stars: Pat Carroll, Carlos McCullers II, Cinda Adams
Animation | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

Unlikely events shake France. All the heroes of the famous Jules Verne lived and, without knowing it, are chaos and destruction. And all because of the new French president and the minister... See full summary »

Director: Eduardo Schuldt
Stars: Christopher Lloyd, Christopher Collet, Marc Thomson
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A sea turtle who was hatched in 1959 spends the next 50 years traveling the world while it is being changed by global warming.

Director: Ben Stassen
Stars: Melanie Griffith, Isabelle Fuhrman, Yuri Lowenthal
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Thunder, an abandoned young cat seeking shelter from a storm, stumbles into the strangest house imaginable, owned by an old magician and inhabited by a dazzling array of automatons and gizmos.

Directors: Jeremy Degruson, Ben Stassen
Stars: Cinda Adams, George Babbit, Murray Blue
Sea Level (2011)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Pup discovers human poachers stealing eggs from his reef. As he leaves the sea to rescue the eggs he'll enter the dangerous world of humans.

Director: Aun Hoe Goh
Stars: Maxwell Vreeland Andrew, Steven Bone, Colin Chong
Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

When they are left on their own a few days before Christmas, three white little fur balls get their paws into a world of trouble. A couple of no-good burglars have made off with all of the ... See full summary »

Director: Jesse Baget
Stars: Dean Cain, Richard Riehle, Bill Oberst Jr.
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Astronaut Scorch Supernova finds himself caught in a trap when he responds to an SOS from a notoriously dangerous alien planet.

Director: Cal Brunker
Stars: Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Alba
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Óscar Barberán ...
Tadeo Jones (voice)
...
Sara Lavrof (voice)
...
Freddy (voice)
José Corbacho ...
Freddy (voice)
Pep Anton Muñoz ...
Max Mordon (voice)
Luis Posada ...
Momia (voice) (as Lluís Posada)
Meritxell Ané ...
Tadeo niño (voice)
...
Kopponen (voice)
Carles Canut ...
Profesor Humbert (voice)
Félix Benito ...
Profesor Lavrof (voice)
Aleix Estadella ...
Voces adicionales (voice)
José Antonio Jimenez ...
Voces adicionales (voice)
Marta Martorell ...
Abuela Tadeo (voice)
Rosa Moyano ...
Voces adicionales (voice)
Rafa Parra ...
Voces adicionales (voice)
Edit

Storyline

Tad is a celebrity archeologist and adventurer just like his hero Max Mordon... in his dreams! In reality, Tad is a Chicago construction worker. One day, however, he is mistaken for a real Professor and takes his place on a flight to Peru in search of the Lost City of Paititi. Professor Lavrof and his beautiful daughter Sara are waiting for the famous professor to crack the code. Unfortunately for Tad, Sara is engaged to real-life hero Max Mordon, but Max has secretly betrayed the Professor by teaming up with the evil Kopponen and his shady Odysseus corporation. Time for Tad to step up. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

No whip, no gun...All fun!


Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

31 August 2012 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Tadeo, el explorador perdido  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

€5,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

WILHELM SCREAM: Inside the Mayan city, when the fireball starts rolling, two soldiers fall off the cliff and one of them screams. See more »

Connections

Followed by Tad Jones: The Hero Returns (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Crash & Burn
Written by Rafael Cebrián, Edward Morrow, David Hachuel, and Edward Frank López
Performed by The Monomes
Courtesy of Sony Entertaiment España SL
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Very amusing and funny computer generator movie compellingly realized in magnificent visual style
7 August 2013 | by (Santander Spain) – See all my reviews

Fun as well as brilliant animated piece that has the rare quality of appealing both to youngsters and adults but on different levels . This wonderful film is plenty of fantasy , adventures, spectacular feats and breathtaking scenarios from Peru and Inca Temples . The picture is narrated with imagination and sense of wonder and turns out to be very entertaining , as is apt for small kids but no contains graphic violence , neither profanity . Tadeo (Spanish voice by Barberan) is a Chicago building worker who has aspirations to be a famous archaeologist and adventurer just like his hero Max Mordon . One day, however, he is mistaken for an authentic Professor and takes his place on a flight to Peru in search of the Lost City of Incas . Professor Lavrof and his gorgeous daughter Sara (voice by Michelle Jenner of Isabel) are waiting for the prestigious professor to crack the code . Unfortunately for Tad, Sara is engaged to real-life hero Max Mordon , but shady Max has secretly treasoned to Lavrof and Sara by teaming up with the nasty Kopponen (voice of Miguel Angel Jenner) and his evil Odysseus Inc (a real enterprise which carries out search for treasures) . As soon as they arrive in Peru ,they go to city of Cusco and subsequently the historical town of Machu Pichu . They flee by balloon and discover an Inca Temple . Tadeo along with his dog , a parrot , Sara and a likable Peruvian called Freddy (the notorious comical player Jose Mota) take on several dangers , risks and adventures .

Tadeo , the construction worker , began like a parody of Indiana Jones, but after screenplay began to develop its own personality and became a visual comic . This is a high quality film plenty of adventures, fun situations , humor with tongue in cheek , fantasy and results to be extremely amusing . Tadeo character is a blending between known Indiana Jones and a popular hero from Spanish comic books called ¨Super Lopez¨ . Sensational and fantastic tale, it's a masterpiece computer generator movie , a great animation with enjoyable screenplay and funny happenings . One of a kind, if you enjoy interesting stories and have a soft spot for attractive characters and well planed scenarios, you are in for a great one . Excellent production , lavish and colorfully realized similarly to a Hollywood product . This is the long running to sympathetic character previously appeared in the short films titled "Tadeo Jones" (2004) and its sequel "Tadeo Jones and the basement of doom" , all of them won more than 25 national and international prizes, including the Goya Award for Best Spanish animation film . This ¨Adventures of Tadeo Jones¨ or "Tad, the Lost Explorer" is a big step ahead in production quality when compare to its predecessors . This stunning film with appropriate runtime , converted the first of any kind to gross over the box office in Spain and around the world . The motion picture was splendidly realized by Enrique Gato who is preparing a follow-up . Rating : Better that average , worthwhile watching ; advisable to see for children and adults who appeal the splendid C.G. drawings .


11 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Basura rubengomezradioboy-913-561910
Sweet and sappy jbowles639
Discuss Tad, the Lost Explorer (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?