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ON for kids age 9
Consumerism
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
0 out of 5
Educational value
1 out of 5
Language
1 out of 5
Positive messages
2 out of 5
Positive role models
4 out of 5
Sex
0 out of 5
Violence
3 out of 5

Outer-space pirate treasure hunt lots of fun; fab animation.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that Treasure Planet is a swashbuckling pirate adventure in outer space that is a delight for kids who understand the difference between reality and fantasy. Time and again, the film puts young Jim Hawkins and his treasure-hunting partners in danger. Soaring cartoon mayhem and suspense come from mighty explosions, firestorms, black holes, mutinous interspecies creatures, air battles, and multiple narrow escapes. A few featured characters die; one falls into a black hole. Lots of comedy along with the derring-do, including a creature who speaks "flatula" loud, clear, and odiferous.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about why it was hard for Jim to behave well before the trip and what will be different for him afterward.
  • How does this pirate story compare with others you've seen or read? What aspects are different? The same?
  • If you had all that treasure, what would you do with it?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    68%
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  • Audience

    70%

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: Akin to an extremely well-made Saturday morning cartoon -- great for hyperactive four-year-olds or hungover students, not worth a trip to the pictures.

- Nev Pierce, BBC, Tuesday, November 2, 2004

Audience Reviews

4 stars

One of the last great Disney movies. It takes Treasure Island to the next level with some truly incredible visuals. I loved the blend of cgi and 2D animation, to me it's better than pixar animation. You still have all the old great qualities of the Disney name and some new additions. Some great voice talent from Joseph Gordon Levitt, martin short and others. It also happens to be an incredible tear jerker.

- ythelastman89, Friday, March 5, 2010

4 stars

Now i know who's voice is the Captins...she sounded soooo familiar!! Emma Thompson! Not bad. Definety watch if you liked...oh that other space on with Matt Damon i think... I just like to watch emma thompsons cat and the other guy who is the doc. (the dog)

- MissMorganLeee, Wednesday, August 26, 2009

3 stars

This Disney adventure takes Stevenson's classic tale of Treasure island, keeps the 18th century look but carries it into space, with starships and aliens, which is quite a brilliant idea, to be honest. Of course only the basics of the plot remain the same, but kudos to the movie for keeping such a grey and ambiguous character like Silver pretty intact. While the film may not be suitable for the smallest of the Disney fans, due to lots of action, even a few deaths and threatening aliens, the humor and easily predictable plot does not have a lot to offer for adults either. That being said, the right audience should have a blast with this half animated half computer generated adventure, especially the showdown is pretty damn exciting.

- ironclad1609, Monday, July 20, 2009