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Treasure Planet [DVD] [2002]

  • SKU: 5371563
  • Release Date: 04/29/2003
  • Rating: PG
The days of two-disc special editions for animated Disney titles may be a thing of the past (other than their most celebrated titles), but Treasure Planet goes to show that quality still isn't forgotten. Though maybe not supplement heavy, this DVD does offer a number of nice features. First is the "visual commentary" section, which is comprised of an audio commentary by producer Roy Conli, directors Ron Clements and John Musker, animators Glen Keane and John Ripa, and associate art director Ian Gooding, and a visual commentary, which consists of brief making-of segments, interspersed throughout the film. It's a unique way to do this, with the only flaw being the inability to listen to the audio part exclusively. Though much is repeated from the visual commentary, a behind-the scenes section still covers plenty about the film, from character designs to posters to visual effects. Also included here is a trailer for the original Treasure Island and a music video of "I'm Still Here (Jim's Theme)" by John Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls, among other things. Another section, "Intergalactic Space Adventures," offers a brief look at the animation, hosted by Roy Disney, a tour of the Legacy spaceship, and a kid-oriented look at pirates. Finally, along with three deleted scenes shown as works in progress, are some previews for other Disney titles. As for the picture, it's nothing short of impeccable. As has become expected from this organization, there isn't a flaw to be found. The 1.66:1 anamorphic image has beautiful, warm color and perfect detail throughout. Fast-moving action never breaks down, helping to create a very realist look for much of the animation. While the image stands out, the sound, a 5.1 Dolby Digital track, is a slight letdown. Dialogue is clear as are sound effects, but it's a shame that the surrounds really aren't used to their full potential. Fortunately, the mix itself seems right on target, and there aren't any distracting elements that would harm this presentation. Granted, this film is not the cream of the Disney crop, but it may not have been given a real chance in theaters, something that this DVD will no doubt help rectify.
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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    92% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (33 out of 36)

    Special Features


    • Visual commentary: The producers & directors reveal the making-of process with additional footage as you watch the film
    • Delted scenes: Alternate ending and original prologue
    • Disney's Animation Magic: Go behind the scenes with Walt Disney Feature Animation Chairman Roy Disney
    • DisneyPedia: The Life of a Pirate Revealed
    • RLS Legacy - An Exploration Adventure Game: Take a virtual 3-D tour of the ship and be challenged to the ultimate treasure hunt
    • Music video performed by John Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls
    • Digital-to-digital transfer
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
    • French and Spanish-language tracks
    • Widescreen (1.66:1), enhanced for 16 x 9 televisions
    • THX-certified
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    Treasure Planet
    Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of adventure Treasure Island gets a science fiction update in this animated feature from Walt Disney Pictures. Jim (voice of Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is a young man who grew up reading tales of pirates and adventures on the high seas, and longs for similar excitement in his own life. One day, Jim happens upon a dying man who hands him a map and warns him to "Beware the cyborg" shortly before he passes on. Upon careful examination, Jim realizes the map charts the course to Treasure Planet, a distant world where hundreds of space pirates have stashed their loot. Jim is certain this is the adventure he's been dreaming of, and joins the crew of the spaceship R.L.S. Legacy and Captain Amelia (Emma Thompson) as they set out to find the fabled Treasure Planet. While Jim signs on along with his friend Dr. Doppler (voice of David Hyde Pierce), he soon becomes close friends with John Silver (voice of Brian Murray), who works in the galley but has big plans. Jim discovers just how big his plans are when Silver reveals he's part cyborg and all pirate, instigating a mutiny and attempting to take control of the ship. Despite his friendship with Silver, Jim refuses to take part in the mutiny, and soon finds himself attempting to defend law and order against a spacecraft full of reckless men. Treasure Planet's voice cast also includes Michael Wincott and Martin Short; Johnny Rzeznik from the rock group The Goo Goo Dolls contributed new music for the soundtrack. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Joseph Gordon-Levitt
      Joseph Gordon-Levitt - Jim Hawkins
    • Brian Murray
      Brian Murray - Long John Silver
    • David Hyde Pierce
      David Hyde Pierce - Doctor Doppler
    • Emma Thompson
      Emma Thompson - Captain Amelia
    • Michael Wincott
      Michael Wincott - Scroop



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 36 reviews

    92%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      A planet full of treasure? WHAT!?!

      Posted
      mulvaneyp
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      I kinda bought this thing on a lark without really understanding it. I kinda figured it had to be some kind of adaptation of Treasure Island, only y'know... set in space. With space pirates and all kinds of 'PEW, PEW, PEW!" I have a kid and that kid has some kinda complex I think 'cause he's totally obsessed with pirates. I mean, he eats, breathes and sleeps pirates. I tried getting him to watch Star Wars and he wasn't into it. 'Cause there wasn't any pirates. I told him Han Solo was kind of like a pirate but he wasn't fooled. Though Han is kind of like a pirate, in a way, if you think about it. Anyway, I saw this gem of a film sitting around the store aisles, in beautiful Blu-Ray format. And I had a thought; if I could make the kid watch a movie about pirates, but pirates in SPACE then I could maybe build a bridge towards getting him to like Star Wars and I'll have no longer failed as a parent. So I got this, put it on... the kid liked it and now... safe to say he warmed up to spacey space adventures and watched Star Wars (the original trilogy - he's not allowed to watch the Prequels) and he's now kinda off the whole pirate thing. Which is good, 'cause his teachers were starting to send letters home about all that. He's no longer trying to steal lunch boxes whilst screaming about his treasure and babbling 'yarrr' all the time. But he does keep hitting me with a broom stick and telling him "you're not my father!" Which I found odd. Anyway, overall - a good flick. I enjoyed it. And it accomplished my mission and did its job.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A Well Done Sci-Fi Take On A Literary Classic

      Posted
      WWETombstone619
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      I'm not typically a fan of re-imaginings when it comes to films. Instead of making a sci-fi version of a pre-existing story, why not make your own original one? But there's something about Treasure Planet that just works. Everything from the animation to the re-working of characters, this is a worthy version of the classic "Treasure Island" tale.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Suspends belief

      Posted
      Jinnie
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      Strange how a new treatment of Stevenson's Treasure Island can fit so well in space but it does. The juxtaposition of space age technology and 18th century sailing ships is a blast. A good time to be had by all.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      great disney movie

      Posted
      DJGss454
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      I enjoyed this movie when it first came out.Finally bought it and glad I did.Love the animated version which has a different setting than the book or movie.Buy it you won't be disappointed.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Love it

      Posted
      Mikel
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      I have been looking for this movie in stores for a long time, and have never seemed to find it. one of my favorite movies

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great underappreciated Disney film

      Posted
      MrMidnight1201AM
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      A great underappreciated Disney film. Great animation story and effects, highly recommended for the whole family! Blu ray is crystal clear!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Not bad but not the best

      Posted
      Novato
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      My kids enjoyed this movie but I have to say I've seen better animated films. not At the top of my list but it is durable for a certain age group.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Last days of traditional animation

      Posted
      Mikey289
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      Treasure planet isn't the greatest Disney flick, but it is one of the last to be actually hand drawn. Beautiful to look at, but story is meh

      I would recommend this to a friend



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