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Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)

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

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Tab Murphy (screenplay by), Kirk Wise (story by) | 6 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Corey Burton ... Moliere (voice)
Claudia Christian ... Helga (voice)
Michael J. Fox ... Milo (voice)
James Garner ... Rourke (voice)
John Mahoney ... Preston Whitmore (voice)
Phil Morris ... Dr. Sweet (voice)
Leonard Nimoy ... Atlantean King (voice)
Don Novello ... Vinny (voice)
Jacqueline Obradors ... Audrey (voice)
Florence Stanley ... Mrs. Packard (voice)
David Ogden Stiers ... Mr. Harcourt (voice)
Natalie Strom Natalie Strom ... Young Kida (voice)
Cree Summer ... Princess Kida (voice)
Jim Varney ... Cookie (voice)
Jim Cummings ... 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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Trivia

The fish in Whitmore's aquarium are coelocanths. The coelocanth is a sort of "living fossil", in that they were thought to be extinct until specimens were caught in the 1930s, around twenty years after the film is set. See more »

Goofs

Some of the women in the museum at the start of the film wear dresses which were dated as far back as the 1890s and early 1900s. These dresses were actually starting to phase out in the early 1910s. See more »

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[first lines]
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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The Walt Disney Pictures logo is embossed onto steel. See more »

Alternate Versions

On TV airings, scenes of Mrs. Packard smoking are cut. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Honest Trailers: The Lion King (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Atlantis 2002
Performed by No Angels and Donovan
For the German release of the movie
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If you like animated, but not Disney, this is for you!
26 January 2003 | by EdExtractSee all my reviews

Thank goodness Disney is making some animated features with punch! This is one. None of that eye-rolling cuteness that you usually put up with because you are with toddlers!

This film is fun, fun, fun! The characterizations are fine, the science fiction framework better than most live action films of the genre, and the art just gritty enough to be cool.

The action is fast--almost too fast! But the film covers a lot of ground (and water), so things have to move quickly. I'd like to see the sequel.

Disney's producers should take a very proud bow for making an exciting story with excellent characters. And the actors who do the voices deserve strong applause for giving the characters true depth. (The doctor was my favorite!)

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Release Date:

15 June 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$120,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$329,011, 10 June 2001

Gross USA:

$84,056,472

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$186,053,725
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1.66 : 1
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