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Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)

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A young adventurer named Milo Thatch joins an intrepid group of explorers to find the mysterious lost continent of Atlantis.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Moliere (voice)
... Helga (voice)
... Milo (voice)
... Rourke (voice)
... Preston Whitmore (voice)
... Dr. Sweet (voice)
... Atlantean King (voice)
... Vinny (voice)
... Audrey (voice)
... Mrs. Packard (voice)
... Mr. Harcourt (voice)
Natalie Strom ... Young Kida (voice)
... Princess Kida (voice)
... Cookie (voice)
... Additional Voices (voice)
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Storyline

1914: Milo Thatch, grandson of the great Thaddeus Thatch works in the boiler room of a museum. He knows that Atlantis was real, and he can get there if he has the mysterious Shephards journal, which can guide him to Atlantis. But he needs someone to fund a voyage. His employer thinks he's dotty, and refuses to fund any crazy idea. He returns home to his apartment and finds a woman there. She takes him to Preston B. Whitmore, an old friend of his Grandfathers. He gives him the shepherds journal, a submarine and a 5 star crew. They travel through the Atlantic ocean, face a large lobster called the Leviathan, and finally get to Atlantis. But does the Atlantis crew have a lust for discovery, or something else? Written by <laserwatch007@yahoo.com>

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Rated PG for action violence | See all certifications »

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15 June 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$120,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$329,011, 10 June 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$84,052,762, 30 December 2001

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$186,053,000
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Trivia

Upon designing the city of Atlantis, the filmmakers wanted to avoid the concept of Atlantis as "crumbled Greek columns underwater". Instead, they modelled their Atlantis on forms of architecture such as Southeast Asian and Mayan works. See more »

Goofs

Mr Whitmore claims the crew he has hired were the same team that retrieved the journal in Iceland. However the photo Whitmore shows Milo does not include Audrey and the man seen in her place is implied to be her father who as mentioned by Audrey is retired. See more »

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On Screen Text: [the text that appears on screen] "... in a single day and night of misfortune, the island of Atlantis disappeared into the depths of the sea." - Plato, 360 B.C.
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Where the Dream Takes You
Lyrics by Diane Warren
Music by Diane Warren and James Newton Howard
Performed by Mya
Mya appears courtesy of A&M Records
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Sweet!
17 June 2001 | by See all my reviews

This movie was great! It was an excellent rendition of an ancient myth. The animation was somewhat odd, but nothing new from Disney. It was definitely better than expected for a Disney movie with no singing.

The background animation was magical. It was a different level of work for the Disney people. Some of the characters were a little boxy, but it was more than made up for with the beauty and lushness of the scenery. The music was largely instrumental but that was perfect for the movie. This was definitely not a film that needed the characters to bust into song.

Perfect. 10 out of 10.


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