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Atlantis: The Lost Empire

95 min
Animation | Adventure | Family | Sci-Fi
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Gary Trousdale
1 win & 15 nominations
Country: USA
Release Date: 2001-06-15
Budget: $90,000,000
Opening Weekend: $329,011 (USA) (10 June 2001)
Gross: $84,052,762 (USA) (30 December 2001)
Claudia Christian
Claudia Christian
Atlantis: The Lost Empire
Michael J. Fox
Milo James Thatch
Corey Burton
Gaetan 'The Mole' Moliere
James Garner
Commander Lyle Tiberius Rourke
John Mahoney
Preston B. Whitmore
Phil Morris
Dr. Joshua Strongbear Sweet
Leonard Nimoy
King Kashekim Nedakh
Don Novello
Vincenzo 'Vinny' Santorini
Jacqueline Obradors
Audrey Rocio Ramirez
Florence Stanley
Wilhelmina Bertha Packard
David Ogden Stiers
Fenton Q. Harcourt
Natalie Strom
Young Kida
Cree Summer
Princess 'Kida' Kidagakash
Jim Varney
Jebidiah Allardyce 'Cookie' Farnsworth
Jim Cummings
Additional Voices (voice)
Patrick Pinney
Additional Voices (voice) (as Pat Pinney)
Steven Barr
Additional Voices (voice) (as Steve Barr)
Did you know?
One of the last Disney films to feature a character that smokes.
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The written Atlantean language is to be read left to right, drop down a line, and read right to left, continuing this cycle. It was done to create a flowing, water-like movement reminiscent of the Atlantean culture.
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Milo Thatch was the first animated Disney male hero to wear glasses.
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In the beginning where Milo is leaving the basement to go up for his meeting, he picks up all his maps, and has them under one arm, but then when he picks up the picture of his grandfather, his hands are completely free, arms empty.
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When Milo is trying to talk to Mr. Harcourt in the beginning of the film, there is an Uncle Sam poster outside. This poster design wasn't seen until 1916 and the US hadn't entered WWI until 1917. This movie takes place in 1914.
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After Milo reads Atlantean, Kida reveals that the Atlantean language has been lost for thousands of years. But as Atlanteans can themselves live for several thousands of years, there should be plenty still alive that could read the language since before it was supposedly "lost."
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Commander Rourke: "Mercenary"? I prefer the term "adventure capitalist".
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Dr. Sweet: I'm gonna need you to fill these up.
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Milo: By the way, we were never properly introduced. My name's Milo.
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What happened to the Atlantean King's eyes?
According to the DVD audio commentary, he was blinded when the Heart of Atlantis is activated and sinks the city. If you notice, his eyes are normal when he tells young Kida to look away in the opening sequence.
What does Rourke mean when he says, "P.T. barnum was right."
One of P.T. Barnum's famous quotes is, "There's a sucker born every minute." Rourke is referring this quote regarding how the crew have chosen to supposedly withdraw from a lucrative deal and seem to be siding with Milo.
What are those odd-looking fish in Whitmore's aquarium?
They are called coelacanths, a primitive order of fish once thought to be extinct. The first live specimen was caught off the coast of South Africa in 1938, 24 years after the events depicted in the movie. However, it is entirely feasible that Whitmore, a collector of rare artifacts, could have gotten a hold of a few specimens before anyone else.
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Photos from cast
Claudia Christian