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Tad: The Explorer (2012)

Las aventuras de Tadeo Jones (original title)
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Tad is a celebrity archeologist and adventurer just like his hero Max Mordon... in his dreams! In reality, Tad is a Chicago construction worker. One day, however, he is mistaken for a real ... See full summary »

Director:

Enrique Gato

Writers:

Javier López Barreira (screenplay) (as Javier Barreira), Gorka Magallón (screenplay) | 8 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Óscar Barberán Óscar Barberán ... Tadeo Jones (voice)
Michelle Jenner ... Sara Lavrof (voice)
José Mota ... Freddy (voice)
José Corbacho ... Freddy (voice)
Pep Anton Muñoz Pep Anton Muñoz ... Max Mordon (voice)
Luis Posada Luis Posada ... Momia (voice) (as Lluís Posada)
Meritxell Ané Meritxell Ané ... Tadeo niño (voice)
Miguel Ángel Jenner ... Kopponen (voice)
Carles Canut ... Profesor Miguel Humbert (voice)
Félix Benito Félix Benito ... Profesor Lavrof (voice)
Aleix Estadella Aleix Estadella ... Voces adicionales (voice)
José Antonio Jimenez José Antonio Jimenez ... Voces adicionales (voice)
Marta Martorell Marta Martorell ... Abuela Tadeo (voice)
Rosa Moyano Rosa Moyano ... Voces adicionales (voice)
Rafa Parra Rafa Parra ... Voces adicionales (voice)
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Tad is a celebrity archeologist and adventurer just like his hero Max Mordon... in his dreams! In reality, Tad is a Chicago construction worker. One day, however, he is mistaken for a real Professor and takes his place on a flight to Peru in search of the Lost City of Paititi. Professor Lavrof and his beautiful daughter Sara are waiting for the famous professor to crack the code. Unfortunately for Tad, Sara is engaged to real-life hero Max Mordon, but Max has secretly betrayed the Professor by teaming up with the evil Kopponen and his shady Odysseus corporation. Time for Tad to step up. Written by Anonymous

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No whip, no gun...All fun!


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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

Spain | France

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

31 August 2012 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Tadeo, el explorador perdido See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain

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Box Office

Budget:

€5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€2,873,462 (Spain), 31 August 2012, Limited Release
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Kopponen isn't identified as him until 1:00:08. See more »

Connections

References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Crash & Burn
Written by Rafael Cebrián, Edward Morrow, David Hachuel, and Edward Frank López
Performed by The Monomes
Courtesy of Sony Entertaiment España SL
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10 February 2014 | by Shopaholic35See all my reviews

Tad, The Lost Explorer is a great little animated film that reminds me of a child's version of Indiana Jones. It's really quite charming and I was impressed with the substance of the film. You had your generic cartoon characters but then there were the animated characters with depth and personalities. The animation was quite good I believe and the colours were rich and appealing.

It may follow the typical, no surprise structure that many animated movies follow but that does not matter. It is enjoyable nonetheless and who doesn't enjoy watching a predicable yet endearing movie every now and then.


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