Review Date: October 02, 2002
Director: Ron Clements, John Musker
Writer: Barry Johnson
Producers: Roy Conli
Having said that, my two favorite characters were the lead teen rebel, voiced by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who despite being in a Disney movie, sported an earring, loved sky-surfing against the law and had some shit to work out on the "daddy front", and his loveable sidekick (aka comic relief) "Morph" who was basically this "thing" that was able to change into anything whenever it felt like. A great idea and actually quite funny on several occasions. I especially liked how it would also display emotion every now and again...nice touch. Of course, it's always nice to have interesting characters, but if the story blows...who cares, right? Well, no worries on that front either because this is a movie that sets up a nifty adventure and keeps things moving every step of the way. There's action, there are laughs, there's emotion, there's a solid score & soundtrack, there are twists and turns and oh yeah...did I mention the stunning animation? Not since TITAN A.E. have I seen space drawn out so beautifully on-screen. The color purple was especially overused, but rightfully so in this environment, and a number of scenes were just breathtaking. The film also features some surprisingly decent directing for an animated picture, with some very groovy action scenes rolling you along for the fun. I personally enjoyed pretty much every detail about this movie (other than two smaller annoying characters, one who farted all the time (for the kids, I suppose) and an irritating robot character who just reminded me of Jar-Jar and Gilligan too much-shut up, you dolt!), and I hope that many others do as well. With many entertaining characters, a rockin' space adventure, a very cool planet, plenty of eye-catching animation, laughs, cries and action...I can't see this movie going anywhere but sky-high. What ATLANTIS lacked in energy, TREASURE PLANET packs in all-out fun and excitement. Good times.