Treasure Planet

When space galleon cabin boy Jim Hawkins discovers a map to an intergalactic “loot of a thousand worlds,” a cyborg cook named John Silver teaches him to battle supernovas and space storms. But, soon, Jim realizes Silver is a pirate intent on mutiny!
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Film Cast:

  • Jim Hawkins (voice): Joseph Gordon-Levitt
  • John Silver (voice): Brian Murray
  • Captain Amelia (voice): Emma Thompson
  • Doctor Doppler (voice): David Hyde Pierce
  • B.E.N. (voice): Martin Short
  • Morph (voice): Dane A. Davis
  • Scroop (voice): Michael Wincott
  • Sarah Hawkins (voice): Laurie Metcalf
  • Mr. Arrow (voice): Roscoe Lee Browne
  • Billy Bones (voice): Patrick McGoohan
  • Onus (voice): Corey Burton
  • Hands (voice): Michael McShane
  • Narrator (voice): Tony Jay
  • Young Jim (voice): Austin Majors
  • Additional Voice (voice): Jack Angel
  • Additional Voice (voice): Bob Bergen
  • Additional Voice (voice): Rodger Bumpass
  • Additional Voice (voice): Jane Carr
  • Additional Voice (voice): John Cygan
  • Additional Voice (voice): Jennifer Darling
  • Additional Voice (voice): Paul Eiding
  • Additional Voice (voice): Sherry Lynn
  • Additional Voice (voice): Mona Marshall
  • Additional Voice (voice): Mickie McGowan
  • Additional Voice (voice): Patrick Pinney
  • Additional Voice (voice): Phil Proctor
  • Additional Voice (voice): Jeremy Suarez
  • Additional Voice (voice): Jim Ward
  • Fayvoon / Longbourne / Mertock (voice) (uncredited): Dee Bradley Baker
  • Captain Nathaniel Flint (voice) (uncredited): Peter Cullen

Film Crew:

  • Original Music Composer: James Newton Howard
  • Casting: Ruth Lambert
  • Casting: Mary Hidalgo
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Dane A. Davis
  • Sound Effects Designer: Richard Adrian
  • Producer: Ron Clements
  • Producer: John Musker
  • Supervising Music Editor: Jim Weidman
  • Novel: Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Screenplay: Rob Edwards
  • Producer: Roy Conli
  • Production Design: Steven Olds
  • Associate Producer: Peter Del Vecho
  • Casting Associate: Matthew Jon Beck
  • Production Design: Frank Nissen
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Mel Metcalfe
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Terry Porter
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Dean A. Zupancic
  • Music Editor: David Olson
  • Production Manager: Craig Sost
  • Editor: Michael Kelly
  • Visual Development: Rick Maki
  • Painter: Eric Oliver
  • Animation: Anthony DeRosa
  • Animation: Jay Jackson
  • Layout: Johan Klingler
  • Layout: Rick Moore
  • Animation: Larry White
  • Animation: James Baker
  • Painter: Dan Read
  • Art Direction: Andrew Gaskill
  • Production Manager: Kara Lord
  • Music Editor: Charles Paley

Movie Reviews:

  • r96sk: Unequivocally, unmistakably, undeniably Disney’s greatest animated film. A masterpiece, as far as I’m concerned. Long read ahead!

    Film and reviews are all about opinions, which is only a positive thing. I, for one, though have yet to find a better animation than this. No doubt I’m probably partly clouded by nostalgia, but even a tonne of years later I still remember how blown away I was when I first watched it. Nothing’s changed.

    Where to start? I love every single detail about this film, for which there are many. Not only does it improve upon the studio’s earlier 1950 production about Robert Louis Stevenson’s 1883 novel, but it manages to create an incredibly touching, amusing and rather thrilling story for all. They don’t rely on the usual, overdone Disney front and center romance to do it either.

    It’s a story of a young kid coming-of-age into the world. You really go on a journey with Jim Hawkins, who hadn’t had the most happiest childhood. We see him grow into a man across just 95 short minutes. Joseph Gordon-Levitt brings Jim to life superbly, no surprise to see he has done other great things in his career.

    Gordon-Levitt isn’t the only outstanding performer here, with Brian Murray and Emma Thompson showing their talents in the roles of John Silver and Capt. Amelia. I adore the dynamic between Silver and Hawkins, Murray is truly brilliant. Thompson is great in her role, also.

    Even below those aforementioned names, you have memorable characters in Delbert (David Hyde Pierce), B.E.N. (Martin Short) and Mr. Arrow (Roscoe Lee Browne). Morph (Dane Davis) is a cracking little sidekick, too.

    Away from the cast, you also have the sensational animation. They mix hand-drawn 2D and computer generated 3D, which comes out exquisitely. Sure some of it hasn’t aged impeccably compared to now, but it all to this day still looks utterly stunning. I love the attention to detail.

    That’s not all. How about that music? I couldn’t tell you the amount of times I’ve listened to that soundtrack down the years, it’s so beautifully crafted by James Newton Howard and John Rzeznik; the latter’s, as part of the Goo Goo Dolls, “I’m Still Here” fits so, so well.

    Can you tell how much fondness I hold for this? It’s fantastic! Did Disney mishandle it? Sure. Does it deserves more respect? Definitely. However, I’m kinda glad they just let Ron Clements and John Musker do their thing. Heavy Disney interference could’ve ruined it. The fact this has zero pointless sequels is marvellous, even if it’s for the wrong reasons.

    There are minor rumours they plan to live-action this. Normally I’d argue against classics being remade, but I think this 2002 production is in a win-win position in that regard. If it’s a big success it’ll be good for it, if it’s terrible then it’ll put more eyes on the original.

    It’s kinda funny, I don’t see myself as a Disney fan and yet my two favourites films (this + ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl’) are from this studio – and both pirate-y, interestingly. Hmm.

    Go watch ‘Treasure Planet’!

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