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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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DreamWorks SKG

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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

Tzekel-Kan's sacred book contains a picture of a man fishing from the moon, a parody of the Dreamworks logo. See more »

Goofs

All of the Spaniards - Cortez, Tulio, and Miguel - immediately speak the same language as the inhabitants of El Dorado, when in fact the natives would not have known Spanish. See more »

Quotes

Miguel: Altivo! Hey, Altivo! You want the nice apple? Come and get it! But, you have to do a trick for me first! All you have to do, is find a pry bar. It's a long piece of metal with a hooky thing at the end.
Tulio: Miguel, you're talking to a horse!
Miguel: Yes, that's it Altivo. Find the pry bar!
Tulio: Yes, "find the pry bar". He doesn't understand "pry bar"! He's a dumb horse, there's no way he could understand...
[Altivo drops keys into the brig]
Tulio: Well... it's *not* a pry bar.
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Crazy Credits

Bibo the armadillo appears under the Directed By credit chasing two butterflies, catching one, and then eating it. See more »

Connections

Featured in HBO First Look: The Road to Eldorado (2000) See more »

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Without Question
Music by Elton John
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Performed by Elton John
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the animation was great, but the voices were better
2 April 2000 | by See all my reviews

The only thing they could have improved upon was the story. And it wasn't bad. Just a little slight to hold up for an hour and a half.

If you like animation, you need to see this one. The colors, the detail, and the incredible water effects are all just breathtaking.

The voices (Kenneth Branagh and Kevin Kline as Miguel and Tulio, respectively) are wonderful. Rolling in the aisles funny over and over and over. I'd've loved to have been in on the recording sessions these two did (and, unlike most voice acting, they *did* act together, at least part of the time).

The story, about a couple of hapless 16th century con men who win a map to the legendary city of gold in a dice game, and go on to be mistaken for gods by the city's inhabitants, is a great hook to hang Kline and Branagh's talents on. I just wish there'd been a little more meat to it.

And I want that armadillo!


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