Construction worker Tad wants to be a famous archaeologist. He gets a chance to look for a lost Inca city in Peru, where the gold was hidden. He meets the professor's cute daughter/assistant. Villains chase them.
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Two years later of their first adventure, Tad Jones and Sara Lavrof have separate lives, he as a simple construction worker studying archaeology to graduate, and she as a renowned archaeologist and explorer. After discovering the final clue of the existence of King Midas' necklace, Sara invites Tad to an exposition in Las Vegas, where he hopes that she accepts turning in his girlfriend. Just before to travel, Tad realizes that the mummy of Paititi has been exiled from the Inca city by help him and he appears on his home, forcing Tad to travel Las Vegas with his dog Jeff and the mummy. But all hopes and dreams of Tad breaks when a millionaire named Jack Rackham kidnaps Sara to force her revealing the location of the three parts of Midas' necklace. Forming team with Tiffany (Sara's scholar), Mummy, the dog Jeff and Belzoni (Sara's pet, a grouch and intelligent bird who talks using show-bills), Tad Jones and his friends will travel around the world trying rescue Sara and defeat Rackham ...Written by
Reading the reviews in this in national newspapers, you'd think it was one of the worst films you could possibly see, but I saw it with my 6 year old today and all I can say is those reviews have either not actually watched the film or are biased against European cartoons for some reason. We liked enough to look up the other "Tad The Lost Explorer" on our streaming service when we got back from the cinema.
It's a breath of fresh air from the usual Disney and Dreamworks output and is entertaining for all the family (I laughed at a few parts, which is something I really appreciate in a cartoon) basically being "Indiana Jones for a younger audience", which is perfect if you want to introduce your children to that kind of genre before they're old enough to watch those live action movies.
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