Atlantis - The Lost Empire

Catalogue Number: 188-5202

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Atlantis - The Lost Empire

DVD

Released: 06/01/13

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Synopsis

Part INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE, part 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA, ATLANTIS: THE LOST EMPIRE marries mythology, futuristic underwater vehicles, and turn-of-the-century adventure for an animated treat. Thanks in part to cowriter Joss Whedon (creator of the edgy BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER series), the film is filled with relaxed wit and more grown-up, pseudo-supernatural perils than some recent Disney films, without being inappropriate for kids. This non-musical extravaganza pits Good against Evil, and pairs a nerdy young scientist-turned-explorer, Milo Thatch (Michael J. Fox), with an independent-minded platinum blond bombshell of a princess, Kida (Cree Summer)--provided Kida's father, the distrusting king (Leonard Nimoy), approves.
Milo, a museum curator relegated to menial jobs, is obsessed with the famed lost empire of Atlantis. His grandfather once told him about a mysterious Shepherd's Journal that could help him find the now-sunken kingdom and, with the help of eccentric millionaire Preston B. Whitmore (John Mahoney), Milo and several other funny, quirky crew members set out on a heart-pounding adventure. The crew includes Vinny, a demolitionist (Don Novello, better known as Father Guido Sarducci); Dr. Sweet, the gentle cook (Phil Morris, a.k.a. Kramer's lawyer on SEINFELD); and a paternal but brusque Captain Rourke (James Garner). The plot is intricate and suspenseful, and artist Mike Mignola (creator of the comic book series HELLBOY) offers up an intense but beautifully simple animated environment as stunning as Queen Amadala's planet in STAR WARS: THE PHANTOM MENACE. With monsters like the vicious Leviathan (a mechanical lobster that guards the gates to the city) adding thrills and chills, who could ask for more

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Cast & Crew

Actor
Leonard Nimoy
Cree Summer
Composer
James Newton Howard
Diane Waren
Producer
Don Hahn
Screenwriter
Joss Whedon
Tab Murphy
Bruce Zabel
Jackie Zabel
Kirk Wise
Gary Trousdale
Voice
Michael J. Fox
David Ogden Stiers
Jim Varney
John Mahoney
Leonard Nimoy
Corey Burton
James Garner
Cree Summer
Don Novello
Phil Morris
Jacqueline Obradors
Claudia Christian
Florence Stanley
Director
Gary Trousdale
Kirk Wise

Key Information

Classification
U
Duration (mins)
95
Type
DVD
Studio
Walt Disney Home Video, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
Number Of Discs
1
Region
2
Genre
Family

Variant

Type
DVD

Features

Special Features
Featurette - 1. THE JOURNEY BEGINS: The Making of ATLANTIS\2. CREATING MYTHOLOGY: The History of the Lost Empire\3. Animation Production\Audio Comment
Subtitles
English
Language
English
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