Treasure Planet facts for kids
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Ron Clements
|Produced by||Ron Clements
|Screenplay by||Ron Clements
|Story by||Ron Clements
|Narrated by||Tony Jay|
David Hyde Pierce
Roscoe Lee Browne
|Music by||James Newton Howard|
|Editing by||Michael Kelly|
|Studio||Walt Disney Pictures
Walt Disney Feature Animation
|Distributed by||Buena Vista Pictures|
|Release date(s)||November 27, 2002|
|Running time||95 minutes|
Treasure Planet is a 2002 American animated science fiction movie produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation, and released by Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Pictures on November 27, 2002. The 43rd animated movie in the Walt Disney Animated Classics, the movie is based on Robert Louis Stevenson's adventure novel Treasure Island and was the first movie to be released in both normal and IMAX theaters at the same time. The movie uses hand-drawn 2D traditional animation over 3D computer animation.
The movie was co-written, co-produced, and directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, who had pitched the concept for the movie at the same time that they pitched The Little Mermaid. Treasure Planet features the voices of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Brian Murray, David Hyde Pierce, Martin Short, Emma Thompson, Hugo Weaving, Michael Wincott, Joel Edgerton, Laurie Metcalf, Sam Neill, and Roscoe Lee Browne. The musical score was composed by James Newton Howard, while the songs were written and performed by John Rzeznik. Although it got mostly positive reviews, the movie did not perform well at the box office in the United States.
The movie cost $140 million to make but only earned $38 million in the United States and Canada and just under $110 million in the rest of the world. It was nominated for the 2002 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.
- Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Jim Hawkins
- Brian Murray as Long John Silver
- Emma Thompson as Captain Amelia
- Martin Short as B.E.N
- Michael Wincott as Scroop, an alien-like creature
- David Hyde Pierce as Doctor Delbert Doppler
- Roscoe Lee Browne as Mr Arrow.
- Laurie Metcalf as Sarah Hawkins
- Patrick McGoohan as Billy Bones, this was Patrick McGoohan's last film role before his death in 2009
- Dane A. Davis as Morph
- Corey Burton as Onus
- Michael McShane as Hands
- Rodger Bumpass as Turnbuckle
Images for kids
An illustration by N.C. Wyeth titled One More Step, Mr. Hands for a 1911 publication of Treasure Island. This type of illustration, which was described by the film crew as "classic storybook illustration," was the basis for Treasure Planet's overall look.
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