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At Theaters: 11/27/2002 On Video: 4/29/2003
Rated: PG Length: 1 hr. 30 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 399918
Studio: Disney Pictures Inc.
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Fifteen-year-old Jim Hawkins joins the crew of an intergalactic expedition as cabin boy aboard a glittering space galleon. Befriended by the ship's cook, a charismatic cyborg (part man, part machine) named John Silver, Jim blossoms under his guidance, and shows the makings of a fine "spacer" as he and the alien crew battle supernovas, black holes and ferocious space storms.
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Action Animated - Adventure, humor, suspense, fun, excitement and heartwarming are what you will experience in "Treasure Planet." It's a movie that is most definitely for the entire family.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Voice of Jim Hawkins)
Brian Murray (Voice of John Silver)
David Hyde Pierce (Voice of Doctor Doppler)
Martin Short (Voice of B.E.N.)
Emma Thompson (Voice of Captain Amelia)
Patrick McGoohan (Voice of Billy Bones)
Dir/Prod/Wri: Ron Clements THE GREAT MOUSE DETECTIVE
Dir/Prod/Wri: John Musker THE GREAT MOUSE DETECTIVE
Producer: Roy Conli THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
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Production Information
The Music
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: None
SEX/NUDITY: None
VIOLENCE: Typical cartoon type violence. Nothing graphic.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: None
ACTION: Lots of action and excitement throughout.
COMEDY: There's plenty of humor that appeals to all ages.
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Above Average

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Entertainment Weekly   Full Review
Below Average "Quite honestly, you could nap for an hour and not miss a thing, but when the crew finally makes it to the glowing piles of booty at Treasure Planet's core, the film unleashes some pleasing visual fireworks. That's where it should have started, not ended.''

James Berardinelli, Internet Critic  Full Review
Good "Treasure Planet is a perfectly pleasing animated action/adventure movie that seems better designed and better motivated than many of the Magic Kingdom's recent forays into hand-drawn motion pictures. ...as family films go, this one offers an engaging and exciting 90 minutes.''

Roger Ebert  Full Review
Above Average "My guess is that most audiences will enjoy this film more than I did. I remain stubbornly convinced that pirate ships and ocean storms and real whales (as opposed to space whales) are exciting enough. Even more exciting, because they're less gimmicky.''

USA TODAY  Full Review
Above Average "Treasure Planet is an innovative — if only moderately entertaining — spin on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic Treasure Island. It doesn't have the charm of Disney's last homegrown release, Lilo & Stitch, or the dazzling artistry of Spirited Away. But it's a capable and diverting holiday season adventure for a family audience.''

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 117 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
1-12Children (M/F)
49
Very High
98%
13-19Teens (M)
5
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
4
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
10
High
100%
30+Adults (M)
29
High
97%
30+Adults (F)
20
Very High
100%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

These are some excellent opinions, but not quite as high as I had thought they would be. There are many more opinions of "Very Good" than I expected. I thought most of the opinions would be either "Excellent" or "Fantastic." Still, I have no complaints. With most everyone rating it at least "Very Good," this is obviously a movie I can highly recommend for the entire family!

Cinema Review Prediction: (before moviegoer opinions are collected)
Children and their parents will likely enjoy this visually stunning animated adventure--particularly on the large IMAX screen. With strong male and female characters, boys and girls should equally enjoy.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Fifteen-year-old Jim Hawkins, a fatherless boy growing up on the planet Montressor, is searching for his place in the universe. A bit of a loner, he escapes his daily routine of helping his Mom run the Benbow Inn by soaring through the air on his homemade solarsurfer. His life takes a sudden and dramatic turn when a space cruiser crashlands near the Inn. A crazed turtle-like alien named Billy Bones emerges from the wreckage with wild talk and a warning about a fiendish cutthroat cyborg that is following him. Just as Bones expires, a band of pirates land and begin ransacking the Inn as they search frantically for the chest Bones had in his possession. The Benbow Inn is destroyed in the process.

With the help of a family friend, astrophysicist Dr. Delbert Doppler, Jim and his mother narrowly escape to Doppler's home. There they discover the chest contains a gold metallic sphere with odd engraved markings. Jim fiddles with the object and a 3D holographic image of the planets and stars fills the room. An avid reader of pirate tales since his childhood, Jim immediately identifies the luminescent two-ringed green planet as Treasure Planet, the legendary hiding place of Captain Flint's treasure trove: the loot of a thousand worlds.

Determined to help his mother rebuild the Inn with the treasure, Jim answers the call to adventure. Doppler agrees to finance the expedition with his savings and the plan is swiftly set into motion. Shortly afterwards, Jim and Doppler arrive at the bustling crescent moon-shaped spaceport of Crescentia. Here they get their first glimpse of the impressive space galleon, the RLS Legacy, and meet the beautiful cat-like alien officer Captain Amelia. Along with her first officer, Mr. Arrow, the Captain runs a tight ship but must contend with a motley crew of assorted aliens hired by Doppler.

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