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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:
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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Spanish

Release Date:

15 June 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Atlantis See more »

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

At the conclusion of the film, one of the hammerhead shark vehicles flies into the "fourth wall" to commence the credits, this is almost identical to the end of Back to the Future (1985), when the DeLorean flies into the screen. This also starred Michael J. Fox. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Milo is handed the Book of The Shepherd you see Mr. Whitmore's huge aquarium, containing some Coelacanths. In 1914 the Coelacanth was thought to have been extinct since the Cretaceous period, first live specimen was caught in 1938 in Chalumna River. See more »

Quotes

[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 »

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

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Atlantis 2002
Performed by No Angels and Donovan
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One of the better animated films ever made
15 June 2001 | by Quinoa1984See all my reviews

Atlantis is an experiment for Disney, but it is one of they're most successful ones. By excluding often dumb songs (though some of them in the past weren't horrible like in The Lion King and the Jungle Book) and even dumber animal sidekicks, Disney for one of they're few times taken an interesting type of story and given it good dialogue that will appeal to adults more than kids. And while I know kids are the prime target here, I reccomend the animation for them, which takes it's cues this time heavily from the pulp comic book tradition (which is a good thing) and the anime style of quickness and seriousness in characters (which is even better).

Michael J. Fox stars (in possibly his last role due to his claim that he will not act due to Perkinsens) as a "jibberish" decipherer who can decipher most lost languages, and believes in the fantasy of Atlantis, and soon a billionaire gives him a chance, and a crew, to find Atlantis. What follows is a energetic and flowing adventure of the journey, discovery, and fight of Antlantis, filled with spectacular animation (the crystal rise up scene and finale Atlantis scene are awesome animation feats) and characters that older kids and adults can like as much as, or even more than kids. And once again for you parents reading this, if your worries your kids won't like this, just remember what chum is coming up in a few weeks: Cats and Dogs. See this movie is only to avoid that. Varney's last voice-over and movie role (unless Daddy and Them gets released). A


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