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

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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 »

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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)
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(voice) (as Carles Vicente)
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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

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31 August 2012 (Spain)  »

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Tadeo, el explorador perdido  »

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

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

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What Makes You Beautiful
Written by Rami Yacoub, Carl Falk, and Savan Kotecha
Performed by One Direction
By arrangement with:BMG, EMI Music Publishing Spain and Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd
Courtesy of Sony Entertaiment España SL
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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 .


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