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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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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 »

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Details

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:

$14,001,208, 31 December 2000
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Although many sentient/sapient species appear throughout the film, only three are identified by name, other than humans: The Drej (the antagonists), Akrenians (Preed's species), and the Gaoul. Production notes and tie-in material also identifies Stith as a Mantrin, and Gune as a Grepoan. See more »

Goofs

After stating that all of the Titan's guns have been destroyed, one shot shows Stith sitting in front of her gun display with one gun still indicating operational status. See more »

Quotes

Preed: [trying to kill Cale and Akima] Hide and seek is it? Or should we play search and DESTROY?
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Crazy Credits

Look for the Titan A.E. video game Available this fall from Fox Interactive. (But plans for the Titan A.E. game were abandoned.) See more »

Connections

References Armageddon (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

The End Is Over
Written by Spider One (as Spider) Dorian Heartsong, Michael Tempesta, Allan Pahanish, and Adam Jeremy Williams
Performed by Powerman 5000
Produced by Sylvia Massy (as Sylvia Massey) and Urlich Wild
Powerman 5000 Performs Courtesy of Dreamworks Records
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Boilerplate story but good characters and incredible visuals
19 June 2000 | by Ed UthmanSee all my reviews

The storyline of TITAN A.E. follows standard mythical canon: unlikely youthful hero from the boondocks is forced to follow his destiny and struggle against overwhelming odds to save his people. No surprises there, to be sure, but God is in the details, and the details is where this film excels. I can't say enough good about the animation and visual artistry--it's the best ever. Hopefully this will raise the bar for animated feature films. After forty-odd years, I have had enough of the formulaic Disney approach.

I would also give TITAN A.E. high marks for acting and for the musical selections in the soundtrack. This film should make a great addition to any enthusiast's DVD library.

I agree that the plot is rather holey, but I was so busy enjoying the film that I didn't notice at the time.


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