Treasure Planet Reviews
July 13, 2012
The addition of an insufferable robot named B.E.N. (Martin Short) cripples much of the film's momentum and renders many of the latter scenes unwatchable (a friend once dubbed B.E.N. "the Jar-Jar Binks of animation," and she was absolutely right).
July 7, 2012
Given the amazing artwork, if a better character [than a cyborg John Silver] had been inserted, we'd be talking about "Treasure Planet" as another Disney classic.
July 5, 2012
The awkward trappings of this Disney adventure mechanize and blunt the tale's humanity. It pops and squeaks and rumbles, but Treasure Planet lacks the strength to transport audiences. [Blu-ray]
December 10, 2009
Like stepping forth, in an explosion of colors, weird body shapes and bad comedy, into somebody else's migraine.
September 17, 2007
Inspired visuals and fluid animation, even blown up on IMAX, weren't enough to prevent me from being bored out of my skull.
June 24, 2006
While Pixar can do no wrong with its cutting edge CGI originals, Disney is falling back on old formulas
December 6, 2004
Hey mom, I went to another planet and found money for you to buy back the family farm. Sure, I blew up the planet in the process, but aren't you proud of me?
February 1, 2004
There is almost no coherence to the plot points, leaving another technically sound but disposable product that awaits its straight-to-video sequel.
May 3, 2003
In attempting to update the novel, Disney filmmakers have dulled the characterizations and dialogue and given us instead a lovely series of picture postcards from outer space.
March 25, 2003
Without the pizzazz of computer animation you can see how it will struggle to find its target audience.
February 4, 2003
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.
January 21, 2003
There is nothing in Treasure Planet we haven't seen in recent animated efforts such as "Titan AE" and Disney's own "Atlantis: The Lost Empire" . . .
December 25, 2002
The film failed to be imaginative enough.
December 11, 2002
Treasure Planet is certainly suffering from creative schizophrenia.
December 6, 2002
Where we kids of all ages ought to be eagerly running out, hearts pounding and faces flushed with excitement, to hoist the Jolly Roger in the backyard, all we can do is reel from having the warm fuzzies mercilessly pounded into us.
December 3, 2002
Most Disney flicks work on an adult level; I don't feel like I need a kid to lug into the theatre with me. This time, I felt like I needed a kid.
December 1, 2002
Although Disney follows its standard formula in this animated adventure, it feels more forced than usual.
December 1, 2002
Only occasionally succeeds in transposing the romantic spirit of Robert Louis Stevenson's 1883 adventure classic to the far reaches of the galaxy.
November 30, 2002
Treasure Island may be a much-loved story, but you would never know it from viewing the uninspired castration that is Treasure Planet.