MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 246 this week

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

5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 4,530 users  
Reviews: 15 user | 38 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), (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 47 titles
created 23 Nov 2012
 
a list of 27 titles
created 17 Dec 2012
 
a list of 35 titles
created 02 Feb 2013
 
a list of 29 titles
created 23 Mar 2013
 
a list of 41 titles
created 11 months ago
 

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... 

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
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 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
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
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
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Pirate Captain sets out on a mission to defeat his rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz for the Pirate of the year Award. The quest takes Captain and his crew from the shores of Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London.

Directors: Peter Lord, Jeff Newitt
Stars: Hugh Grant, Salma Hayek, Jeremy Piven
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 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 | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Directors: Reinhard Klooss, Holger Tappe
Stars: Hannes Maurer, Julia Ziffer, Oliver Kalkofe
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
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
Dino Time (2012)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Three kids who travel back in time to 65 million years ago, where they are taken in by a dinosaur.

Directors: Yoon-suk Choi, John Kafka
Stars: Melanie Griffith, Pamela Adlon, Rob Schneider
Outback (2012)
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Being teased for his color, Johnny the white koala joins a traveling carnival with Hamish, a Tasmanian devil, and Higgens, a photographer monkey as talent agents. On the way through the ... See full summary »

Director: Kyung Ho Lee
Stars: Charlie Bewley, Lielle Tova Blinkoff, Alan Cumming
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Red Riding Hood is training in the group of Sister Hoods, when she and the Wolf are called to examine the sudden mysterious disappearance of Hansel and Gretel.

Director: Mike Disa
Stars: Hayden Panettiere, Glenn Close, Patrick Warburton
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Óscar Barberán ...
Tadeo (voice)
...
Sara (voice)
Pep Anton Muñoz ...
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 ...
(voice)
José Antonio Jimenez ...
(voice)
Marta Martorell ...
Abuela (voice)
Rosa Moyano ...
(voice)
Rafa Parra ...
(voice)
Jordi Royo ...
Capataz (voice)
...
(voice) (as Carles Vicente)
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

References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

View
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

 
A great family movie, I hope more people watch it!
26 February 2013 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

This was an unexpected experience for me. I went to watch it with my older sister because of 2 reasons: 1. When I was a kid, my biggest dream was to become an archaeologist; 2. We watched a small interview of one of the movie's creators on TV, and he had so much heart for the movie that we could see it in his eyes and listen in his words.

Needless to say (due to the 10/10 score above) that the movie blew me away. Was this the best animated movie I've ever seen? No, there are some with deeper or more original stories. But for sure it is one of my favorites!

The story is great, not much original, but funny and with many references. The peruvian theme is a great choice, their culture is incredibly rich, with many myths (such as Paititi) and legacies like Machu Picchu. The characters are very likable, our 3 leads and their pets are funny, smart and kind-hearted.

I believe that, if this movie excelled in anything, was in lighting once again that adventurous spark in me, making me believe that I can take on many adventures in my life and explore the world. A movie like this is exactly what I (and any child out there) needed to regain my hope, imagination and braveness.


9 of 15 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:
?