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Treasure Planet Reviews

September 9, 2008
It's laced with literate humor, and the directors cite N.C. Wyeth's illustrations for the 1911 Scribner's edition of Treasure Island as the inspiration for their marvelously detailed fantasy world.
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June 24, 2006
While Pixar can do no wrong with its cutting edge CGI originals, Disney is falling back on old formulas
Top Critic
May 28, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
December 2, 2002
I think kids will find it really entertaining, and parents will find it amusing enough.
November 29, 2002
There's enough meaty plot and character left beneath the fancy effects to make watching the film a satisfying experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 29, 2002
It just may inspire a few younger moviegoers to read Stevenson's book, which is a treasure in and of itself.
Read More | Original Score: B+
November 28, 2002
One of the most gorgeous Disney films ever.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
November 27, 2002
Enjoy the spectacle.
November 27, 2002
It's all quite vividly imagined, down to the tiniest details.
November 27, 2002
Despite more betrayal and loyalty than a Chris Carabba box set, there's no real good or evil here.
November 27, 2002
'Treasure Plane' starts with the clever idea of transforming the story into an old-fashioned space opera, and the animated visuals are handily up to the studio's best. Yet the film's total appeal may be undercut by a script that rarely feels inspired.
November 27, 2002
Treasure Planet doesn't have the charm of Disney's last homegrown release, Lilo & Stitch, or the dazzling artistry of Spirited Away. But it's a capable and diverting holiday season adventure for a family audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 27, 2002
Don't look for gravity-bound logic here. This is cartoon fantasy, not a literal translation, although in its way it stays pretty close to Stevenson's characters and storyline.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 27, 2002
It's a pleasant enough way to mark time, which is exactly what the rest of the Disney crew is doing -- until inspiration, like a beam from the far end of the galaxy, strikes again.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 27, 2002
When the Disney people go after your holiday dollar, they don't leave anything in the paint box.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 27, 2002
Sci-fi meets sea-faring fantasy, and the mix isn't half bad.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 27, 2002
Has its moments, but it's pretty far from a treasure.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
November 27, 2002
Better than OK, but no Spirited Away.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 27, 2002
If Treasure Planet falls short of Lion King's classic status, it still proves there is plenty of room in animation for movies that aren't geared exclusively to 8-year-olds.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 27, 2002
It's doubtful the 'tweens' they're aiming at here still embrace Disney, and little kids don't care about back story.
November 27, 2002
Moody, involving and endlessly inventive, Treasure Planet lacks only the element of delight, of joyfulness that marks the very best animation has to offer.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 27, 2002
One wants good storytelling from animated films, and Treasure Planet is working with a good one. But, like pirates hoarding gold, it gets greedy trying to wow us with too much.
November 27, 2002
A truly wonderful tale combined with stunning animation.
November 27, 2002
For anyone who grew up on Disney's 1950 Treasure Island, or remembers the 1934 Victor Fleming classic, this one feels like an impostor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 27, 2002
As literary desecrations go, this makes for perfectly acceptable, occasionally very enjoyable children's entertainment. You'll forget about it by Monday, though, and if they're old enough to have developed some taste, so will your kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 27, 2002
We're not talking a Disney treasure here, but if Treasure Planet falls short of gem status, it should provide youngsters with a reasonable amount of diversion.
Read More | Original Score: B-
November 27, 2002
The adventures that youngsters act out on the french fry-littered seats of the family minivan will surely be more exciting, and more imaginative, than the film itself.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
November 27, 2002
The genre's recent past has set the bar quite high, and Treasure Planet doesn't quite make it over.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 27, 2002
Retaining the swashbuckling spirit of Stevenson's novel but adding megabytes of computer-age cool, Treasure Planet is the one holiday thrill ride the whole family can enjoy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 27, 2002
Treasure Planet is the rousing action-adventure Disney tried and failed to produce in last year's Atlantis: Legend of the Lost Empire.
Read More | Original Score: A+
November 27, 2002
This is an enjoyable though forgettable film, brightly animated but allowing itself to descend into slapstick, fart jokes and flippant humor.
November 27, 2002
This concoction, so bizarre to the adult mind, is actually a charming triumph where its intended under-12 audience is concerned.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 27, 2002
You could nap for an hour and not miss a thing.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
November 26, 2002
Directors John Musker and Ron Clements, the team behind The Little Mermaid, have produced sparkling retina candy, but they aren't able to muster a lot of emotional resonance in the cold vacuum of space.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 26, 2002
[There's] quite a bit of heart, as you would expect from the directors of The Little Mermaid and Aladdin.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 26, 2002
As family films go, this one offers an engaging and exciting 90 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4