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Treasure Planet (2002). "Excuse me, brutish pirate?"

Join us for this week's episode "Treasure Planet'. We talk belly flops, slacker dudes, 90's lame dude, befriending older men, special friends that adopt you, and why you always take the money and run. Does this movie have us full o' treasure or are we happy to end it all in a vacuum grave? Find out now!!!


Storyline :In this science fiction rendering of the classic novel "Treasure Island", Jim Hawkins (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is a rebellious teen seen by the world as an aimless slacker. After he receives a map from a dying pirate, he embarks on an odyssey across the universe to find the legendary Treasure Planet.

Directors: Ron Clements and John Musker

Writers: Robert Louis Stevenson, Ron Clements and John Musker

Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emma Thompson, Martin Short and Roscoe Lee Browne

Awards: Nominee : Academy Award for Best Animated Feature

Film Budget: $140,000,000 (estimated)

Gross Worldwide: $110,041,363


Dear god we hope to never hear "Jim's Theme" ever again. We swear this is a Nickelback cover.


These facts have a lot to offer anatomically, uh I mean, astronomically.

  1. This movie took ten years to make, having had the longest production cycle of any movie in Disney's Post Renaissance Era, after it went through production hell, though the production mainly started after the release of Hercules (1997).

  2. When Jim and Dr. Doppler arrive at the space-port, they get directions from two characters using a ladder. These are caricatures of directors John Musker (at the top of the ladder) and Ron Clements (holding the bottom of the ladder).

  3. In a deleted scene, we learn that Jim Hawkins is 15 years old.

  4. A sequel was planned with Willem Dafoe set to voice the villainous Ironbeard, but it was cancelled based on this movie's failure at the box office.

  5. This movie was pitched to Disney by John Musker and Ron Clements several times: (1) In 1985, during production on The Black Cauldron (1985), but they ended up assigned to direct The Great Mouse Detective (1986). (2) After directing The Little Mermaid (1989), but they ended up assigned to direct Aladdin (1992). (3) After directing Aladdin (1992), but the studio wanted them to direct Hercules (1997). Musker and Clements agreed to direct that movie only if they were allowed to make this movie right after it.


We are very surprised that due to its failure Disney didn't bury this one. You can watch it on Disney+

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