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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:

When Earth Ends, The Adventure Begins. 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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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:

$36,755,000, 31 December 2000
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Nineteen years after its release, this is Don Bluth's most recent animated film. Bluth has remained vague about a return to animated films, but his long time collaborator Gary Goldman has been attempting to finance a film based on Bluth's "Dragon's Lair" video game; to which home versions are available w/ "Space Ace" & "Dragon's Lair II." See more »

Goofs

The laws of physics take a bit of a pounding throughout. See more »

Quotes

Cale: Give me the ring!
Korso: Your not gonna shoot me, kid.
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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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Soundtracks

Cosmic Castaway
Written by Nigel Nisbet
Performed by Electrasy
Produced by Nigel Nisbet and Glen Ballard
Electrasy Performs Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
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Story doesn't matter - What a journey!
19 December 2000 | by kbumbulisSee all my reviews

After reading a number of negative reviews of this film, I went ahead and bought the DVD. I had read that, although the movie was mediocre, it was the kind of film that's great for showing off your DVD player.

I am thrilled to own this movie.

True enough, the story is cliched. Yet I didn't think about it for a second while I watched the film unfold. I was completely caught up in everything I saw on the screen. If it was a slow scene, I just gazed at the beautiful eye candy. And during the incredibly inventive action scenes, I was surprised to find myself at the edge of my seat.

There are some who say that the mix of 3d and traditional 2d animation didn't work. I couldn't disagree more. There are times when the two styles were a glaring contrast. Yet, as the movie progressed, the two became as one to my eyes. I have no problem calling this a revolutionary step forward in animation.

I loved A Bug's Life and Toy Story. But this trip, in my eyes blew those films away.

Finally, though I wouldn't consider this film 'adult' by any means, the slighter darker tone made it much more accessible as an adult viewer. Every year I sigh when I see a preview for another assembly line Disney film. (Hey, let's dumb down the gothic horror 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' and give him cute sidekicks!) The look of Disney films hasn't changed in years. (If anything, they look more simple) This film, as cliched as the story was, was visually inspired.

The original Fantasia needed no story. It was an appreciation of music and animation. Let this be the new Fantasia. If you want to experience breathtaking and beautiful animation, I couldn't recommend this any more.


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