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Titan A.E. (2000)

A young man learns that he has to find a hidden Earth ship before an enemy alien species does in order to secure the survival of humanity.

Directors:

Don Bluth, Gary Goldman

Writers:

Hans Bauer (story), Randall McCormick (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Damon ... Cale Tucker (voice)
Bill Pullman ... Capt. Joseph Korso (voice)
John Leguizamo ... Gune (voice)
Nathan Lane ... Preed (voice)
Janeane Garofalo ... Stith (voice)
Drew Barrymore ... Akima (voice)
Ron Perlman ... Professor Sam Tucker (voice)
Alex D. Linz ... Young Cale (voice)
Tone Loc ... Tek (voice) (as Tone-Lõc)
Jim Breuer ... The Cook (voice)
Christopher Scarabosio ... Queen Drej (voice)
Jim Cummings ... Chowquin (voice)
Charles Rocket ... Firrikash / Slave Trader Guard (voice)
Ken Hudson Campbell ... Po (voice) (as Ken Campbell)
Tsai Chin ... Old Woman (voice)
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Storyline

One thousand years from now, aliens destroy Earth in fear of the Titan project. Some humans escape, becoming a downtrodden Diaspora, living in impoverished settlements. The mysterious Titan spacecraft also escapes, and its inventor has hidden it before dying. A spacecraft captain and its pilot, Korso and Akima, two humans, seek out Cale, the youthful son of the dead scientist and explain that he must help them find the Titan, which holds a mechanism to unite and save humanity. Cale refuses, but the arrival of the killer aliens persuades him to join Korso. Can he avoid his pursuers, know friend from foe, find the Titan, and embrace his humanity, a nature he has despised until now? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

Get ready for the human race See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action violence, mild sensuality and brief language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

16 June 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Planet Ice See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,376,845, 18 June 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$22,751,979, 3 September 2000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$36,755,000, 31 December 2000
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

According to the novelization, the Drej Mothership is powered by a captured white dwarf star. See more »

Goofs

Gune's speech patterns suddenly and inexplicably change for a handful of scenes in the middle of the movie. He goes from being completely articulate to pidgin English ("Why they not say goodbye to Gune?" etc.) By the end of the film he's speaking correctly again, just as suddenly and inexplicably. This shows the character's absent-minded personality. See more »

Quotes

Preed: This is the Valkyrie, not a singles' bar.
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Crazy Credits

The credits for the lead actors are each displayed as a computer readout displaying the actor's name, footage of the character played as well as vital statistics and personal data. See more »

Alternate Versions

The DVD includes deleted scenes, which, while some are still in pencil form, make the film more complete. They are as follows:
  • "Green Drink" - This is a longer version of the scene where Cale and Korso discuss the Titan. It includes Cale fixing the broken machine and more dialouge about his father and the Titan.
  • "Akima's Rescue" - This is another version of the scene where Korso and friends find Akima in the trade area. In this scene, she blows up an alarm and frees all the slaves.
  • "Ice Crystals- Extended Version" - This is basically an extended version of the famous ice crystals scene. It includes more dialouge between Cale and Akima (in pencil form), and scenes in different angles.
  • "Alternate Ending" - This is an extended ending where the Drej actually talk (not in subtitles) and more dialouge between Cale and Korso. Most of it is in pencil form, and it ends right after the Drej are destroyed.
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Connections

References Pitch Black (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Over My Head
Written by Jeremy Popoff
Performed by Lit
Produced by Glen Ballard and Lit
Lit Performs Courtesy of RCA/Dirty Martini Records Label
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Interesting effort.
16 June 2003 | by CGA_SoupdragonSee all my reviews

Saw this on DVD, missing it completely at the cinema. Which was probably what happened to the audience for the film, as it was difficult to market for any target group. Having seen it, it's apparent that lot of very hard work went into producing it.

I can compare it to a few other sci-fi animated films of recent years...

As ground-breaking as The Last Starfighter was in its day. Though not pure animation, Starfighter showed off what even early CG could do in terms of gimbal-free animation of spaceships and vehicles.

Much, much better than Final Fantasy, as the action is genuinely epic. The story goes places and uses the chosen technology very nicely. Titan is not a boring film.

Very similar to Disney's later production of the Treasure Island book. Disney appeared to have cribbed one or two scenes from Titan A.E. Not nice.

Graphically, it's up there with Iron Giant, using finely animated CG figures mixed with traditional cell animation. The scene where we first see the older Cale Tucker (in space, cutting up junk) is very impressive.

But something bugs me. There was something missing. Iron Giant gave me a sense of wonder, which was achieved by some great character acting, clever pacing and a wonderful story line. At no point was I "taken" by what I saw on-screen while watching Titan A.E.

I think Titan tripped over itself in the drama department more than a few times. Along with the latest Star Wars films, it tumbles along without stopping up and letting the audience know what the characters are feeling. The actors have to have the skills to enable the audience to feel, to immerse. Without that, the action has a risk of becoming incomprehensible.

Pretty, fast-paced, intriguing. But I wish someone would use these toys to produce something great, something big.

Something wonderful.


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