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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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Tab Murphy (screenplay by), Kirk Wise (story by) | 6 more credits »
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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

"...in a single day and night of misfortune, the island of Atlantis disappeared into the depths of the sea." -- Plato, 360 B.C. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action violence | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$84,052,762, 30 December 2001

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$186,053,000
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Dolby Digital EX | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Milo references the Book of Job when describing the leviathan. The specific verses he paraphrases are Job 41:18-19. See more »

Goofs

Just before the launch of the ship, Cookie complains about having to carry non-essentials on the trip. One of the non-essentials he mentions is "cilantro", however, in 1914 this seasoning would have been referred to as "coriander leaves". 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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Alternate Versions

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

Connections

Featured in The Nostalgia Chick: Top 10 Worst Disney Sequels (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

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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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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