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Treasure Planet (2002)

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A Disney animated version of "Treasure Island". The only difference is that the film is set in outer space with alien worlds and other galactic wonders.

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Robert Louis Stevenson (based on the novel "Treasure Island" by), Ron Clements (screenplay by) | 6 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roscoe Lee Browne ... Mr. Arrow (voice)
Corey Burton ... Onus (voice)
Dane A. Davis ... Morph (voice)
Joseph Gordon-Levitt ... Jim Hawkins (voice)
Tony Jay ... Narrator (voice)
Austin Majors ... Young Jim (voice)
Patrick McGoohan ... Billy Bones (voice)
Michael McShane ... Hands (voice) (as Micheal McShane)
Laurie Metcalf ... Sarah Hawkins (voice)
Brian Murray ... John Silver (voice)
David Hyde Pierce ... Doctor Doppler (voice)
Martin Short ... B.E.N. (voice)
Emma Thompson ... Captain Amelia (voice)
Michael Wincott ... Scroop (voice)
Jack Angel Jack Angel ... Grewnge / Police Robot 2 (voice)
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Storyline

In this science fiction rendering of the classic novel "Treasure Island", Jim Hawkins is a rebellious teen seen by the world as an aimless slacker. After he receives a map from a dying pirate, he embarks on an odyssey across the universe to find the legendary Treasure Planet. Written by Tom Daly

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Chart your own course. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for adventure action and peril | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Disney [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 November 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El planeta del tesoro See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$140,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,083,248, 27 November 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$38,176,783

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$109,578,115
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS (Digital DTS Sound)| Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Took 10 years to make, having had the longest production cycle of any other film in Disney's Post Renaissance Era, after it went through production hell, though the production mainly started after the release of Hercules (1997). See more »

Goofs

When Mr. Arrow tells the crew off for fighting, a mole alternately disappears and reappears on the side of Mr. Scroop's face. See more »

Quotes

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Narrator: On the clearest of nights, when the winds of the Etherium were calm and peaceful, the great merchant ships, with their cargos of Arcturian solar crystals, felt safe and secure. Little did they suspect that they were persued by... pirates. And the most feared of all these pirates was the notorious Captain Nathaniel Flint.
Captain Nathaniel Flint: [to crew] Fire!
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Connections

Version of Treasure Island (1918) See more »

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Yo Ho (A Pirate's Life for Me)
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Written by George Bruns and Xavier Atencio
Performed by Martin Short
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Worth more than the credit everyone gives it...
19 September 2005 | by blueraptor77See all my reviews

Upfront, I thoroughly enjoyed this movie beyond what I thought I would take from it. Being an animation major I can thoroughly pick apart most movies, especially what Disney puts out now-a-days. Unfortunately for their movie Treasure Planet, either it was ahead of itself ambitiously, or it was rumors that spread like wildfire (when it was being released) that killed it. Actually, that's why I didn't see this film until very recently, because of everyone's (and mine at the time) prejudice against Disney features springing up amongst way too many viewers, and especially for this film. I believed them that this film was terrible, and subsequently never got to see it until a week ago. Man, everyone was wrong.

I'll be honest, and give it its weak points: The main character (Jim) is quite blank and not very well developed. Which is bad because an audience cannot connect to a flat, central character. Secondly, the CG (although very well stylized) I think didn't mesh as well with the 2D animation as it should have. Other than that...you might pick apart a few other things about the movie (and no, the dialouge isn't that bad. it's a G rated movie...it's not supposed to be incredibly complex).

Treasure Planet keeps pretty tight in line with the original classic, "Treasure Island", even when softening it down for a younger audience. I grew up with that story, and had no problem with the adaptation in Planet. Also, this film contains two masterfully animated characters, John Silver and Dr. Dilbert Doppler (animated by two masters, Glen Keane and Sergio Pablos, respectively). If you're an animation enthusiast, these two are gold to watch (especially the pencil tests in the special features on the DVD).

This whole review is a little long-winded, but in closing, this movie is more than what was said of it. If anything dealt the killing blow in this movie failing at the box office, it was everyone's bad word for it. Not true. Please see for yourself!


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