The sailor of legend is framed by the goddess Eris for the theft of the Book of Peace, and must travel to her realm at the end of the world to retrieve it and save the life of his childhood friend Prince Proteus.
A wild stallion is captured by humans and slowly loses the will to resist training, yet, throughout his struggles for freedom, the stallion refuses to let go of the hope of one day returning home to his herd.
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 <email@example.com>
the animation was great, but the voices were better
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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