common sense

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

3 stars

Great animated action movie all the way.

- Yinali, Wednesday, August 22, 2007

1 star

I just didn't like it. I have actually read Treasure Island which is just an awesome suspenseful book. They just change so much and they don't even change it to make it interesting they change it to make it Sci-Fi. OOOOh instead of a parrot he has a blob that sits on his shoulder.

- DoctorXQuinzel, Thursday, April 29, 2010

3 stars

The opening act is great, and sets our expectations high. However, the characters (and hence the movie) takes a deadly navigational turn when the voyage to treasure planet, and naivety ensues. Given the premise, the story seems to work itself out, like most Disney films do, and ends up at the right destination.

- sportsphenom1, Thursday, December 24, 2009