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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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Bibo Bergeron (as Eric 'Bibo' Bergeron), Don Paul | 1 more credit »

Writers:

Terry Rossio (screenplay), Ted Elliott (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kevin Kline ... Tulio (voice)
Kenneth Branagh ... Miguel (voice)
Rosie Perez ... Chel (voice)
Armand Assante ... Tzekel-Kan (voice)
Edward James Olmos ... Chief (voice)
Jim Cummings ... Cortes (voice)
Frank Welker ... Altivo (voice)
Tobin Bell ... Zaragoza (voice)
Duncan Marjoribanks Duncan Marjoribanks ... Acolyte (voice)
Elijah Chiang Elijah Chiang ... Kid #1 (voice)
Cyrus Shaki-Khan Cyrus Shaki-Khan ... Kid #2 (voice)
Elton John ... 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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Official Sites:

DreamWorks SKG

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El Dorado See more »

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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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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jasmine Guy were considered for the role of Chel. See more »

Goofs

Altivo's apple can be seeing bouncing off a telescope on Cortez's ship. The telescope was not invented until the early 1600s in the Netherlands. See more »

Quotes

Miguel: Tulio! Tulio, we've done it!
Tulio: Is that the map?
Miguel: It's all right here!
Tulio: You *still* have the *map*?
Miguel: The whistling rock! The stream!
Tulio: You kept the map but you couldn't manage to grab a little more FOOD?
Miguel: Even those mountains! You said it yourself, it could be possible, and it is! It really *is* the map to El Dorado!
[pause]
Tulio: You drank sea water, didn't you?
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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 »

Alternate Versions

The version shown on ABC television has two brief shots of Miguel and Tulio's bare backsides altered by digitally adding white underpants. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Without Question (End Title)
Music by Elton John
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Performed by Elton John
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HOLY SHIP!
4 April 2000 | by TuckMNSee all my reviews

Every new animated film seems to break new ground in technique and execution. Technology and computers have brought animation to new heights of excellence.

"The Road to El Dorado" is no exception.

There is a scene in which Cortez' ship is bearing down on the boat that Tulio (voice of Kevin Kline) and Miguel (voice of Kenneth Branagh) are escaping in -- Miguel looks up and, just before their boat is capsized, yells "HOLY SHIP!"

Some parents grabbed their children and stormed out of the theater because of what they THOUGHT they heard. If you are going to watch a movie -- PLEASE pay attention and do not jump to erroneous conclusions.

The soundtrack with music by (Sir) Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice has Oscar nomination written all over it.

Rosie Perez as 'Chel' is magnificent -- giving just the right amount of innuendo (so the parents will get it) without it being blatantly obvious. She is great -- but then I have always liked her.

There is a hint of "Shangri-La" about this film...

All too rare for an animated film "The Road to El Dorado" has a cohesive story and a real plot.

While it does drag a bit at times the music helps to move the story along and is always a pleasant diversion.

Some of the story was fairly predictable. However, I was wondering right up to the conclusion just how this fable would end.

I was pleasantly surprised.

It was all wrapped up in a neat package complete with a bow.

Of course it left a sequel wide open.


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