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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

1 star

An incredibly inept animated film. Has some interesting animated techniques, but lacking in virtually all other departments.

- fb1619601747, Thursday, December 1, 2011

1 star

An incredibly inept animated film. Has some interesting animated techniques, but lacking in virtually all other departments.

- fb1619601747, Thursday, December 1, 2011

2 stars

6th of the Competition Era The closest in animation stye to the Disney Renaissance so far in this era, "Treasure Planet" a real beauty to look at. Though the film really has a lot of cg mixed in to it, the cg meshes well and adds more beauty to it. It evokes a look that while futuristic still looks like something from the past, no exactly steam punk but something along those lines. The film really benefits from it's great animation. The film has a decent score that works well enough for the film. The songs written for it come off a bit bland and uninteresting, but are not sang by the characters so it doesn't really affect the film by that much. Jim Hawkins in this version is voiced by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who does a well enough job in voicing the character, but sadly the character just doesn't offer much of interest. The Cyborg/ John Silver voiced by Brian Murray here does a decent job, but nothing to special. The relationship between the two characters is one that felt like it could've been more interesting but just didn't have enough effort put into it. The rest of the cast provide serviceable performances, but none really stand out among the 'pantheon" of characters from Disney. From a story standpoint, the film doesn't do too much bad, unfortunately it just doesn't do much interesting. The film probably could've benefited had it tried to stray farther from the books and other versions rather then just doing pretty much the same only instead of seas it's in space along with robots and aliens. Had the film chose to change around some more it probably would stand out more, granted there are more differences then the ones mentioned before in this review, it just still feels similar enough that it makes anything interesting about the premise feel like a cheap gimmick added as an attempt for more money from children. "Treasure Planet" is a great movie... visually, had the people behind this focused on more then the beauty on the surface it might've been an even better film, rather then one only worth watching if one likes to see great animation with poor storytelling. Up Next:A sorta rapping, sorta Johnny Cash, sorta bear

- maciasoctaviano, Friday, August 19, 2011