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The Road to El Dorado (2000)

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Two swindlers get their hands on a map to the fabled city of gold, El Dorado.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Tulio (voice)
... Miguel (voice)
... Chel (voice)
... Tzekel-Kan (voice)
... Chief (voice)
... Cortes (voice)
... Altivo (voice)
... Zaragoza (voice)
Duncan Marjoribanks ... Acolyte (voice)
Elijah Chiang ... Kid #1 (voice)
Cyrus Shaki-Khan ... Kid #2 (voice)
... Narrator (voice)
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Storyline

The story is about two swindlers who get their hands on a map to the fabled city of gold, El Dorado while pulling off some sort of scam. Their plan goes bad and the rogues end up lost at sea after a number of misfortunes. Oddly enough, they end up on the shores of El Dorado and are worshiped by the natives for their foreign appearance. Written by Paolo Costabel <paolo@bluesky-vifx.com>

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They came for the gold... they stayed for the adventure


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Rated PG for mild thematic material and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

31 March 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El Dorado  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$95,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,846,652, 2 April 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$50,863,742

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$76,529,181
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A series of sequels featuring Miguel, Tulio, Chel, Altivo and even the armadillo going after other legends about gold was planned, similar to the Shrek (2001) series, but following the disappointing box-office results they were immediately canceled. See more »

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In real life, Hernan Cortes was a rogue captain who disobeyed orders from Diego de Cuellar, governor of Cuba, and was off to conquer Tenochtitlan, the capital of the Aztec Empire. The most famous explorers that did try to find El Dorado were Francisco de Orellana (who actually disappeared in the Amazon looking for it) and Lope de Aguirre, later immortalized in Werner Herzog's "Aguirre the Wrath of God" (1972) See more »

Quotes

Narrator: Somewhere out of the blue/ in a crowded street/ or a deserted square/ I'll turn and I'll see you/ as if we always knew/ That someday we could start again someday soon.
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Bibo the armadillo appears under the Directed By credit chasing two butterflies, catching one, and then eating it. See more »


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Friends Never Say Goodbye
Music by Elton John
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Performed by Elton John
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The Man Who Would Be King
14 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

Let me start by saying that I liked 'The Road to El Dorado'. It has some nice songs, good animations and it was very funny. I especially liked the horse Altivo. The thing that bothered me is that most of the things on screen I had already seen in other movies. Well, one in particular. Two guys come to a strange place. They are mistaken for Gods because a miracle happens by accident. They have a plan to steal the gold in that place, but one of them wants to stay. This is 'The Road to El Dorado' but also 'The Man Who Would Be King' from 1975 starring Sean Connery and Michael Caine. Here we Tulio and Miguel voiced by Kevin Kline and Kenneth Branagh. They have the same funny chemistry as Connery and Caine had. In 'The Road to El Dorado' we have also a love interest, Chel (voice by Rosie Perez), and a high priest named Tzekel-Kan (voice by Armand Assante) who doubts the divinity of the two men. I liked it, but not because it was very original. If you haven't seen 'The Man Who Would Be King' you are able to enjoy this movie also for the story. Anyway, you will not be bored.


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