Treasure Planet is a Disney movie that people tend to forget about, but seeing it on Netflix prompted me to give it a try.
Treasure Planet is one of the few Disney animated films where they are specifically targeting boys. It has everything from space boats to an alien that speaks in farts, and the main character rides a powered hover-board. In my perspective, as a boy, it mostly succeeds at this attempt. I like space, pirates, and think fart humor is funny, so good work everybody, but it never breaks through and becomes a classic. I think that they were trying just a little too hard to be ‘cool’.
The story is mostly the same as Treasure Island except in space, and I was wondering during the film if they just did Treasure Island if it would have been a classic. I think with the cast and crew it would have been close.
As is, it is a good flick and I think most people should check it out.
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