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Treasure Planet

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Ron Clements
John Musker
Produced by Ron Clements
John Musker
Roy Conli
Peter Del Vecho
Written by Ron Clements
John Musker
Rob Edwards
Ted Elliott (Story)
Terry Rossio (Story)
Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Brian Murray
David Hyde Pierce
Martin Short
Emma Thompson
Music by James Newton Howard
Editing by Michael Kelly
Distributed by Walt Disney Pictures
Release date(s) November 27, 2002 (2002-11-27)
Running time 95 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $140 million
Gross revenue $109,578,115 [1]

Treasure Planet is a 2002 animated film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation, and released by Walt Disney Pictures on November 27, 2002. The 43rd animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics, the film is a science fiction adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's adventure novel Treasure Island and was the first film to be released simultaneously in regular and IMAX theaters.[2][3] The film employs a novel technique of hand-drawn 2D traditional animation set atop 3D computer animation.

The film was co-written, co-produced and directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, who had pitched the concept for the film at the same time that they pitched The Little Mermaid. Treasure Planet features the voices of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Brian Murray, David Hyde Pierce, Martin Short, and Emma Thompson. The musical score was composed by James Newton Howard, while the songs were written and performed by John Rzeznik. The film performed poorly in the United States box office, costing $140 million to create while earning $38 million in the United States and Canada and just shy of $110 million worldwide.[1] It was nominated for a 2002 Academy Award.

Contents

Plot

The film's prologue depicts Jim Hawkins as a three-year-old (voiced by Austin Majors) reading a storybook in bed. Jim is enchanted by stories of the legendary pirate Captain Flint and his ability to appear from nowhere, raid passing ships, and disappear in order to hide the loot on the mysterious "Treasure Planet". Twelve years later, Jim (now voiced by Joseph Gordon-Levitt) has grown into an aloof and alienated teenager. He is shown begrudgingly helping his mother Sarah (Laurie Metcalf) run an inn and deriving amusement from "solar surfing" (a hybrid of skysurfing and windsurfing atop a board attached to a solar-powered rocket), a pastime that frequently gets him in trouble.

One day, a spaceship crashes near the inn. The dying pilot, Billy Bones (Patrick McGoohan), gives Jim a sphere and tells him to "beware the cyborg". Shortly thereafter, a gang of pirates raid and burn the inn. Jim, his mother, and their dog-like friend Dr. Delbert Doppler (David Hyde Pierce) barely escape. The sphere turns out to be a holographic projector, showing a map that Jim realizes leads to Treasure Planet.

Doppler commissions a ship called "RLS Legacy" on a mission to find Treasure Planet. The ship is commanded by the cat-like, sharp-witted Captain Amelia (Emma Thompson) along with her stony-skinned and disciplined First Mate, Mr. Arrow (Roscoe Lee Browne). The crew is a motley bunch, secretly led by cook John Silver (Brian Murray), whom Jim suspects is the cyborg of whom he was warned. Jim is sent down to work in the galley; despite his mistrust of Silver, they soon form a tenuous father-son relationship (a montage featuring the song "I'm Still Here" shows Jim and the cyborg bonding over various sailing chores, interspersed with flashbacks from Jim's childhood, during which his father appears indifferent to him and finally leaves without warning when Jim is a pre-teen). During an encounter with a black hole, Arrow drifts overboard and is lost, for which Jim blames himself for failing to secure the lifelines. Viewers, however, see that Arrow's line was cut by a ruthless insectoid crew member named Scroop (Michael Wincott).

As the ship reaches Treasure Planet, mutiny erupts, led by Silver. Jim, Doppler, and Amelia abandon the ship, accidentally leaving the map behind. Silver, who believes that Jim has the map, has a chance to kill Jim, but refuses to do so because of his attachment to the boy. The fugitives are shot down by a mutineer during their escape, causing injury to Amelia.

While exploring Treasure Planet's forests, the fugitives meet B.E.N (Martin Short), an abandoned, whimsical robot who claims to have lost most of his memory and invites them to his house to care for the wounded Amelia. The pirates corner the group here; using a back-door, Jim and B.E.N. return to the ship in an attempt to recover the map. Scroop, aboard the ship as lookout, stalks and fights Jim. B.E.N., working to sabotage the ship's artillery, accidentally turns off the artificial gravity, whereupon Jim and Scroop threaten to float off into space. Jim grabs the mast while Scroop becomes entangled in the flag and cuts himself free while Scroop floats away, presumably to his death. Jim and B.E.N. obtain the map. Upon their return, they are captured by Silver, who has already captured Doppler and Amelia.

When Jim is forced to use the map, the group finds their way to a portal that can be opened to any place in the universe; this being the means by which Flint conducted his raids. The treasure is at the center of the planet, accessible only via the portal. Treasure Planet is revealed to be a large space station built by unknown architects and commandeered by Flint. In the stash of treasure, Jim comes across the skeletal remains of Flint himself, holding a missing part of B.E.N's cognitive computer. Jim replaces this piece, causing B.E.N. to remember that the planet is set to explode upon the treasure's discovery. In the ensuing catastrophe, Silver finds himself torn between holding onto a literal boat-load of gold and saving Jim, who hangs from a precipice after a fall. Silver saves Jim, and the group escapes to the Legacy, which is damaged and lacks the motive power required to leave the planet in time to escape. Jim attaches a rocket to a narrow plate of metal and rides it toward the portal to open it to a new location while Doppler pilots the ship behind him. Jim manages to open the portal to his home world's spaceport, through which all escape the destruction of Treasure Planet.

After the escape, Amelia has the surviving pirates imprisoned aboard the ship and offers to recommend Jim to the Interstellar Academy for his heroic actions. Silver sneaks below deck, where Jim finds him preparing his escape. Jim lets him go, inheriting Silver's shape-changing pet called Morph (Dane A. Davis). Silver predicts that Jim will "rattle the stars", then tosses him a handful of jewels and gold he had taken from Treasure Planet to pay for rebuilding the inn. The film ends with a party at the rebuilt inn, showing Doppler and Amelia now married with children, and Jim a military cadet. He looks to the skies and sees an image of Silver in the clouds.

Production

Development

Treasure Planet took roughly four and a half years to create, but the concept for Treasure Planet (which was called "Treasure Island in Space" at the time) was originally pitched by Ron Clements in 1985 during the meeting wherein he and John Musker also pitched The Little Mermaid.[4][5] Clements stated that Jeffrey Katzenberg, who was the chief of Disney Animation at the time, "just wasn't interested" in the idea.[6] Since Musker and Clements wanted to be able to move "the camera around a lot like Steven Spielberg or James Cameron," the delay in production was beneficial since "the technology had time to develop in terms of really moving the camera."[7] Principal animation for the film began in 2000 with roughly 350 crew members working on it.[8] In 2002, Roy Conli estimated that there were around 1,027 crew members listed in the screen credits with "about four hundred artists and computer artists, about a hundred and fifty musicians and another two hundred technologists".[4]

According to Conli, Clements wanted to create a space world that was "warm and had more life to it than you would normally think of in a science fiction film", as opposed to the "stainless steel, blue, smoke coming from the bowels of heavily pipe laden" treatment of science fiction.[4] In order to make the film "fun" by creating more exciting action sequences and because they believed that having the characters wear space suits and helmets "would take all the romance out of it",[9] the crew created the concept of the "Etherium," an "outer space filled with atmosphere".[5][10]

Several changes were made late in the production to the film. The prologue of the film originally featured an adult Jim Hawkins narrating the story of Captain Flint in first person,[5][11] but the crew considered this to be too "dark" and felt that it lacked character involvement.[5] The crew also intended for the film to include a sequence showing Jim working on his solar surfer and interacting with an alien child, which was intended to show Jim's more sensitive side and as homage to The Catcher in the Rye.[12] Because of the intention to begin the film with a scene of Jim solar surfing, the sequence had to be cut.[12]

Writing

Writer Rob Edwards stated that "it was extremely challenging" to take a classic novel and set it in outer space, and that they did away with some of the science fiction elements ("things like the metal space ships and the coldness") early on. Edwards goes on to say that they "did a lot of things to make the film more modern" and that the idea behind setting the movie in outer space was to "make the story as exciting for kids now as the book was for kids then".[13]

With regard to adapting the characters from the book to film, Ron Clements mentioned that the Jim Hawkins in the book is a "a very smart, very capable kid", but they wanted to make Jim start out as "a little troubled kid" who "doesn't really know who he is" while retaining the aforementioned characteristics from the original character. The "mentor figures" for Jim Hawkins in the novel were Squire Trelawney and Dr. Livesey, whom John Musker described as "one is more comic and the other's very straight"; these two characters were fused into Dr. Doppler. Clements also mentions that though the father-son relationship between Jim Hawkins and John Silver was present "to some degree" in the book, they wanted to emphasize it more in the film.[14]

Casting

Casting director Ruth Lambert held a series of casting auditions for the film in New York, Los Angeles and London, but the crew already had some actors in mind for two of the major characters.[15] The character of Dr. Doppler was written with David Hyde Pierce in mind,[4][14] and Pierce was given a copy of the Treasure Planet script along with preliminary sketches of the character and the movie's scenic elements while he was working on A Bug's Life. He stated that "the script was fantastic, the look was so compelling" that he accepted the role.[16] Likewise, the character of Captain Amelia was developed with the idea that Emma Thompson would be providing her voice. "We offered it to her and she was really excited," Clements said. "She sent us a lovely note saying 'I get to do an action film without having a train at all!'"[7] There were no actors initially in mind for the characters of John Silver and Jim Hawkins, but the crew settled on Brian Murray as John Silver and Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Jim Hawkins after months of auditions.[4] Gordon-Levitt stated that he was attracted to the role because "it's a Disney animated movie and Disney animated movies are in a class by themselves," and that "to be part of that tradition is unbelievable to me".[17] Musker mentioned that Gordon-Levitt "combined enough vulnerability and intelligence and a combination of youthfulness but incompleteness" and that they liked his approach.[14]

Among the lead actors, only Pierce had experience with voice acting prior to the making of Treasure Planet. Conli explained that they were looking for "really the natural voice of the actor", and that sometimes it was better to have an actor with no experience with voice work as he utilizes his natural voice instead of "affecting a voice".[4] The voice sessions were mostly done without any interaction with the other actors,[14][16] but Gordon-Levitt expressed a desire to interact with Brian Murray because he found it difficult to act out most of the scenes between Jim Hawkins and John Silver alone.[14]

Design and animation

An illustration by N.C. Wyeth titled One More Step, Mr. Hands for a 1911 publication of Treasure Island. This type of illustration, which was described by the film crew as "classic storybook illustration," was the basis for Treasure Planet's overall look.

While designing for Treasure Planet, the crew operated on rule they call the "70/30 Law" (an idea that art director Andy Gaskill has credited to Ron Clements), which meant that the overall look of the film's artwork should be 70% traditional and 30% sci-fi.[18] The overall look of Treasure Planet was based on the art style promoted by illustrators associated with the Brandywine School of Illustration (such as Howard Pyle and N.C. Wyeth), whose illustrations have been described by the film's crew as being the "classic storybook illustration," having a painterly feel to it, and being composed of a warm color palette.[19] The animators took Deep Canvas, a technology which they had initially developed for Tarzan, and came up with a process they called "Virtual Sets," wherein they created entire 360 degree sets before they began staging the scenes.[4] They combined this process with traditionally-drawn characters in order to achieve a "painted image with depth perception" and enabled the crew to place the camera anywhere in the set and maneuver it as they would maneuver a camera for a live-action film.[8] In order to test how a computer-generated body part (specifically John Silver's cyborg arm) would mesh with a traditionally animated character, the crew took a clip of Captain Hook from Peter Pan and replaced his arm with the cyborg arm.[20]

There were around forty animators on the crew, and were further divided into teams; for example, sixteen animators were assigned to Jim Hawkins because he appeared on the screen the most, and twelve were assigned to John Silver. To ensure "solidity" in illustration and personality, each major character in the film had a team of animators led by one supervisor. Conli mentioned that the personalities of the supervisors affect the final character, citing Glen Keane (the supervisor for John Silver) as well as John Ripa (the supervisor for Jim Hawkins) as examples. The physical appearance, movements, and facial expressions of the voice actors were infused into the characters as well.[4]

When asked if they drew inspiration from the previous film adaptations of Treasure Island for the character designs, Glen Keane stated that he disliked looking at previous portrayals of the character in order to "clear his mind of stereotypes", but that he drew some inspiration for the manner by which Silver spoke from actor Wallace Beery, whom he "loved because of the way he talked out of the side of his mouth." For the characterization and design for Jim Hawkins, John Ripa cited James Dean as an important reference because "there was a whole attitude, a posture" wherein "you felt the pain and the youthful innocence", and he also cited the film Braveheart because "there are a lot of close-ups on characters...who are going through thought processes, just using their eyes."[21]

Animators also used maquettes, small statues of the characters in the film, as references throughout the animation process. Character sculptor Kent Melton mentioned that the first Disney film to use maquettes was Pinocchio, and that this paved the way to the formation of an entire department devoted to character sculpting. Keane noted that maquettes are not just supposed to be "like a mannequin in a store", but rather has to be "something that tells you [the character's] personality" and that maquettes also helped inspire the way actors would portray their roles.[22]

Music and sound

This "70/30 Law" was not only applied to the visual designs for the film, but also for the sound effects and music. Sound designer Dane Davis mentioned that he and his team "scoured hobby shops and junk stores for antique windup toys and old spinning mechanisms" in order to create the sound effects for John Silver to "avoid sounding slick or sci-fi". The team did some experimentation with the sound used in dialogues, especially with the robot B.E.N., but opted to keep the actor's (Martin Short's) natural voice because everything they tried "affected his comedy", and "the last thing you want to do in a story like this is affect performances".[23]

The music from the movie is largely orchestral in nature, although it includes two moderately successful pop singles ("I'm Still Here" and "Always Know Where You Are") from The Goo Goo Dolls frontman John Rzeznik and British pop-rock group, BBMak. Both songs were written and performed by John Rzeznik in the film, but BBMak recorded "Always Know Where You Are" for the soundtrack. The score was composed by James Newton Howard, who said that the score is "very much in the wonderful tradition of Korngold and Tiomkin and Steiner."[24] The score has been described as a mixture of modern music in the spirit of Star Wars and Celtic music.[25][26] Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser is credited as the co-composer of the track "Silver Leaves",[27] and is also listed as a soloist in the film's credits. Walt Disney Records released the film's soundtrack album on November 19, 2002.[27]

Release

Treasure Planet held its world premiere at the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood on November 17, 2002,[28][29] though it was also screened in Paris, France on November 6, 2002.[30] The film is "the first major studio feature" to be released in regular and IMAX theaters simultaneously; this was done in the light of the success of Disney films that were re-released in IMAX format, such as Fantasia 2000 and Beauty and the Beast.[2] Dick Cook, chairman of Walt Disney Studio Entertainment, also mentioned that the simultaneous release was a good way to distinguish themselves during the competitive holiday season.[6]

The film was an American box office bomb,[31][32] grossing only $38 million in the United States and Canada and $110 million worldwide.[1] Consequently, Disney's Buena Vista Distribution arm reduced its fourth-quarter earnings by $47 million within a few days of the film's release.[33][34]

Treasure Planet was released in DVD and VHS format in the U.S. and Canada on April 29, 2003. The DVD includes behind-the-scenes featurettes, a visual commentary, deleted scenes, teaser and theatrical trailers, the music video for the song "I'm Still Here" by John Rzeznik, and a virtual tour of the RLS Legacy.[35] The DVD retained the number one spot in Billboard's top sales for two weeks[36][37] and the VHS was number one in sales for three weeks.[38][39][40]

Marketing

Prior to and during its theatrical run, Treasure Planet had promotional support from McDonald's, Pepsi-Cola, Dreyer's, and Kellogg Company. McDonald's included promotional items such as action figures and puzzles in their Happy Meals and Mighty Meals, Pepsi-Cola placed promotional film graphics onto the packaging of a number of their soft drinks (Mountain Dew, Code Red Sierra Mist, Mug Root Beer, Orange Slice and Lipton Brisk), Dreyer's used their delivery truck panels to promote ice cream flavors inspired by the film (such as "Galactic Chocolate" and "Vanilla Treasure"), and Kellog included movie-branded spoons in their cereal boxes.[41] Hasbro also released a line-up of Treasure Planet action figures and toys.[41][42][43]

Several Treasure Planet video games were released in 2002. Disney Interactive released the naval strategy game Treasure Planet: Battle at Procyon for the PlayStation 2 in October,[44] while Sony Computer Entertainment America released a Treasure Planet video game for the PC, Playstation, and PlayStation 2 in November.[45] A series of games collectively called Disney's Treasure Planet: Training Academy was also released in 2002. It was composed of three games (Broadside Blast, Treasure Racer, and Etherium Rescue), and players with all three games could unlock a fourth game (Ship Shape).[46] Another game called Treasure Planet was released for the Game Boy Advance in December.[47]

Critical reaction

The overall critical reaction to the film was positive, although several critics wrote negatively about the film, among them being Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times, who gave it 2.5 stars out of 4. While not completely writing off the film, he felt that a more traditional take on the film would have been "more exciting" and "less gimmicky".[48] Andy Klein of Daily Variety Gotham complained about the script, describing it as "listless" and remarked, "If only its script were as amusing as its visuals."[25] A. O. Scott of The New York Times described the film as "less an act of homage than a clumsy and cynical bit of piracy", and went on to say that it is "not much of a movie at all" and a "brainless, mechanical picture".[49] Owen Gleiberman of Entertainment Weekly described the film as "all cutesy updated fripperies and zero momentum."[50] There were also many critics who praised the film, including Stephen Hunter of The Washington Post, who stated that the film "boasts the purest of Disney raptures: It unites the generations, rather than driving them apart".[51] Leah Rozen of People stated that the film "has imagination, humor aplenty and moves briskly", and that "the animation, combining traditional and digital techniques, is ravishing."[52] Claudia Puig of USA Today said that the film's most noteworthy feature is "the artful way it combines the futuristic and the retro", and went on to say that the film doesn't have the "charm of Lilo & Stitch" nor the "dazzling artistry of Spirited Away", but concluded that Treasure Planet is "a capable and diverting holiday season adventure for a family audience."[53] Kim Hollis of Box Office Prophets stated that "there's plenty to recommend the film – the spectacular visuals alone make Treasure Planet a worthwhile watch," though expressing disappointment because she felt that the characters were "not all that creatively rendered".[54]

The film was even nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, but lost to Spirited Away.[55] It was also nominated for a number of Annie Awards,[56] and currently retains a 69% "fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes.[57]

Other media

Before Treasure Planet was shown in cinemas, Thomas Schumacher, the president of Walt Disney Feature Animation, mentioned the possibilities of having direct-to-video releases for Treasure Planet as well as a television series. He stated that they already had "a story and some storyboards and concepts up and a script for what a sequel to [Treasure Planet] could be," and that they also had a "notion" of what the series would be.[58]

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Treasure Planet is a 2002 Disney animated sci-fi film based on Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island.

Contents

Narrator

  • There are nights when the winds of the Etherium, so inviting in their promise of flight and freedom, made one's spirit soar!

John Silver

  • [speaking to his crew] If you pardon my plain speakin', gentlemen, are you all... [raises his voice and swings his sword around] STARK-RAVIN', TOTALLY-BLINKIN' DAFT?! After all my finaglin' to get us hired as an upstandin' crew, you want to blow the mutiny before it's time?!
  • Now, you listen to me, James Hawkins. You got the makings of greatness in you, but you gotta take the helm and chart your own course! Stick to it, no matter the squalls! And when the time comes, you'll get the chance to really test the cut of your sails and show what you're made of! And... well, I hope I'm there, catching some of the light coming off you that day.
  • [after Jim discovers him and his crew planning mutiny] Change in plan, lads! WE MOVE NOW!
  • [finally letting go of his obsession with the treasure in order to save Jim] OH, BLAST ME FOR A FOOL!
  • Why... look at you, glowing like a solar fire. You're something special, Jim. You're gonna rattle the stars, you are!

Dr. Doppler

  • I really don't know how you manage it, Sarah. Trying to run a business while raising a felon like-- felon...fellow...fellow like Jim.
  • Well, Jim, this should be a wonderful opportunity for the two of us to get to know one another. You know what they say, familiarity breeds, um...well, contempt, but, in our case--
  • It's the suit, isn't it? l should never have listened to that pushy two-headed saleswoman. This one said it fit, that one said it was my color...I didn't know what to do. I get so flustered!
  • Dang it, Jim, I'm an astronomer, not a doctor! I mean, I am a doctor, but I'm not that kind of doctor. I have a doctorate, it's not the same thing. You can't help people with a doctorate, you just sit there, and you're useless!
  • [to Jim, excited] Just wait till your mother hears about this! [quietly] Of course, we may downplay the life-threatening parts...

Captain Amelia

  • Mr. Arrow, I've checked this miserable ship from stem to stern, and, as usual, it's... spot on. Can you get nothing wrong?
  • Doctor, to muse and blabber about a treasure map in front of this particular crew... demonstrates a level of ineptitude that borders on the imbecilic. And I mean that in a very caring way.
  • Gentlemen, this [the treasure map] must be kept under lock and key when not in use. And, Doctor, again - with the greatest possible respect - zip your howling screamer.
  • Doctor, I'd love to chat - tea, cake, the whole shebang - but I have a ship to launch, and, well, you've got your outfit to buff up.

B.E.N.

  • [upon encountering Jim] Oh, this is fantastic! A carbon-based life form come to rescue me at last! I just want to hug you and squeeze you and hold you close to me.
  • I've been marooned for so long. I mean, solitude's fine, don't get me wrong. But for heaven's sakes, after 100 years... YOU GO A LITTLE NUTS!
  • I'd love to help, but I've, um, lost my mind! [laughs] "Lost my mind"! You haven't found it, have you? My missing piece? My primary memory circuit?
  • Disable the laser-cannons. What is the big deal? All we gotta do is unplug one little wire, and--[discovers countless similar wires that control parts of the ship] Oh, mama.
  • Jimmy, I--I don't know about you, but I'm starting to see my life pass in front of my eyes. At least, I think it's my life. WAS I EVER DANCING WITH AN ANDROID NAMED LUPE?!
  • OH, A MIND IS A TERRIBLE THING TO LOSE!
  • [after finally getting back his memory circuit] You know, uh, Jimmy, I was just thinking... I was just think-- Think-- It's all flooding back! All my memories! Right up until Flint pulled my memory circuit so I could never tell anybody about his BOOBY TRAP! [an explosion is heard] Speaking of which...
  • Flint wanted to make sure that nobody could ever steal his treasure! So he rigged this whole planet to blow HIGHER THAN A KALEPSIAN KITE!
  • I am not leaving my buddy Jimmy! [Jim frowns at him] Unless he looks at me like that. BYE, JIM!

Other

  • Police Robots: [referring to Jim while speaking to Sarah] We see his type all the time, ma'am. Wrong choices. Dead-enders. Losers. [Jim glares at them] You take care now. Let's motor.
  • Sarah Hawkins: [gasps] James Pleiades Hawkins!

Dialogue

[Jim has been escorted home by two police robots]
Police Robot 1: [to Sarah Hawkins] We apprehended your son operating a solar vehicle in a restricted area.
Police Robot 2: Moving Violation 9-0-4, Section 15, Paragraph... um...
Jim Hawkins: 6?
Police Robot 2: Thank you.
Jim Hawkins: Don't mention it.
Sarah Hawkins: [in exasperation] Jim!
Police Robot 1: As you are aware, ma'am, this constitutes a violation of his probation.
Sarah: [stuttering for an explanation] Yes, yes- No, I mean, I understand, but, um, co-couldn't we just-?
Dr. Delbert Doppler: [interrupting] Um, pardon me, officers, if I might, uh, interject here? I am the noted astrophysicist Dr. Delbert Doppler. Perhaps you've heard of me? [awkward silence] No? I have a clipping--
Police Robot 1: Are you the boy's father?
Sarah Hawkins and Dr. Doppler: Oh! Good heavens, no!
Sarah Hawkins: Eww! He's just an old friend of the family.
Both Police Robots: [to Doppler] BACK OFF, SIR!
Sarah Hawkins: Thank you, Delbert. I will take it from here.
Dr. Doppler: Well, Sarah, if you insist. [under his breath] Don't ever let me do that again.
Police Robot 1: [to Sarah] Due to repeated violations of statute 15-C, we have impounded his vehicle. Any more slip-ups will result in a one-way ticket to Juvenile Hall.
Police Robot 2: Kiddie hoosegow.
Police Robot 1: The slammo.
Sarah Hawkins: Thank you, officers. [towards Jim, firmly] It won't happen again.
Police Robot 1: We see his type all the time, ma'am.
Police Robot 2: Wrong-choicers.
Police Robot 1: Dead-enders.
Police Robot 2: Losers.
[Jim glares at them.]
Police Robot 1: You take care now.
Police Robot 2: Let's motor. [they leave]

Sarah Hawkins: Jim, I just don't want to see you throw away your entire future.
Jim Hawkins: [under his breath] Yeah, what future?

Sarah Hawkins: Delbert, would you please explain how ridiculous this is?
Dr. Doppler: It's totally preposterous, traversing the entire galaxy alone.
Sarah Hawkins: Now at last, we hear some sense!
Dr. Doppler: That's why I'm going with you.

Dr. Doppler: You said yourself, you've tried everything. There are much worse remedies than a few character-building months in space.
Sarah Hawkins: Are you saying this because it's the right thing or because you really want to go?
Dr. Doppler: I really, really, really, really want to go. And it's the right thing.

Captain Amelia: I'm Captain Amelia, late of a few run-ins with the Protean Armada. Nasty business, but I won't bore you with my scars. You've met my first officer, Mr. Arrow. Sterling, tough, dependable, honest, brave, and true.
Mr. Arrow: Please, Captain.
Captain Amelia: Oh, shut up, Arrow. You know I don't mean a word of it.

Captain Amelia: Let me make this as...monosyllabic as possible. I...don't much care for this crew you hired. They're- [to Mr. Arrow] how did I describe them, Arrow? I said something rather good this morning before coffee.
Mr. Arrow: 'A ludicrous parcel of driveling galoots,' ma'am.
Captain Amelia: [smiles smugly] There you go--poetry.

John Silver: Here, now, have a taste of me famous bonzabeast stew.
Dr. Doppler: [sniffing, and then tasting the stew] Mmm! Delightfully tangy, yet robust.
John Silver: Old family recipe.
[Dr. Doppler sees an eyeball float to the top of the stew and yelps.]
John Silver: In fact, that was part of the old family!

John Silver: Ah, 'tis a grand day for sailing, Cap'n. And look at you! You're as trim and as bonnie as a sloop with new sails and a fresh coat of paint!
Captain Amelia: You can keep that kind of flim-flammery for your spaceport floozies, Silver!

Scroop: Cabin boys should learn to mind their own business.
Jim Hawkins: Why? You got something to hide, bright eyes?
[Angered, Scroop snatches Jim up.]
Scroop: Maybe your ears don't work so well.
Jim Hawkins: Yeah. [grunts] Too bad my nose works just fine.

Mr. Arrow: You know the rules. There'll be no brawling on this ship. Any further offenders will be confined to the brig for the remainder of the voyage. Am l clear, Mr. Scroop?
Scroop: [glares at Mr. Arrow, but is given a warning scowl by Silver] Transparently.

[After Jim's argument with Scroop]
John Silver: Didn't your pap ever teach you to pick your fights a bit more carefully?
[Jim looks away]
John Silver: Your father's not the teachin' sort?
Jim Hawkins: No. He was more the "taking off and never coming back" sort.
John Silver: [sympathetically] Oh... Sorry, lad.
Jim Hawkins: Hey, no big deal. I'm doing just fine.
John Silver: Is that so? [smirks] Well, since the captain has put you in my charge, like it or not, I'll be pounding a few skills into that thick head of yours to keep you out of trouble.
Jim Hawkins: What?
John Silver: From now on I'm not lettin' you out of me sight!
Jim Hawkins: You can't do--!
John Silver: You won't so much as eat, sleep or scratch your BUM without my say-so!
Jim Hawkins: Don't do me any favors!
John Silver: Oh, you can be sure of that, lad. You can be sure of that.

Jim Hawkins: [referring to Silver's robotic leg and arm] So, uh, how'd that happen anyway?
John Silver: You give up a few things, chasin' a dream.
Jim Hawkins: Was it worth it?
John Silver: Heh. [sighs] I'm hoping it is, Jimbo. I most surely am.

[Captain Amelia has just saved the crew from a black hole.]
Dr. Doppler: Captain! That--oh, my goodness. That was--that was absolutely--that was the most--
Captain Amelia: Oh, tish-tosh. Actually, Doctor, your astronomical advice was most helpful.
Dr. Doppler: Well, uh, uh--thank you. Thank you very much. Well, l have a lot of help to offer anatomically--amanamonically--as-astronomically. [slaps himself on forehead]

[Silver and some of the crew are privately plotting over mutiny. Unbeknownst to them, Jim is watching from within a barrel of fruit.]
Female pirate: Look, all I'm saying is, we're sick of all this waiting!
Male pirate 1: There's only three of 'em left.
Male pirate 2: We are wanting to move!
John Silver: Don't move until we got the treasure in hand!
Scroop: I say we kill 'em all now.
John Silver: [grabs him angrily] I say what's to say! Disobey my orders again, like that stunt you pulled with Mr. Arrow, and so help me, you'll be JOINING HIM! [throws him at the barrel]
Scroop: Strong talk...but I know otherwise.
[He reaches into the barrel. Jim passes him a fruit to avoid being discovered.]
Silver: You got something to say, Scroop?
Scroop: It's that boy. [smiles sinisterly]
[Silver is unnerved.]
Scroop: Methinks you have a soft... [pierces the fruit with his pincer] spot for him.
Silver: [pauses, then regains composture] Now mark me, the lot of ya! I care about one thing and one thing only - Flint's trove! You think I'd risk it all for the sake of some... nose-whiping little whelp?!
[In the barrel, Jim is shocked and hurt.]
Scroop: [taunting] What was it now? "Oh, you got the makings of greatness in ya--"
Silver: SHUT YOUR YAP! I cozied up to the kid to keep him off our scent. But I ain't gone soft!

Jim Hawkins: I gotta find a place to hide and there's pirates chasing me-
B.E.N.: Oh, pirates! Don't get me started on pirates! I don't like them. I remember Captain Flint. This guy had such a temper.
Jim Hawkins: Wait, wait, wait. You knew Captain Flint?
B.E.N.: I think he suffered from mood swings. Personally, I'm not a therapist in any way but I--you let me know when I'm rambling.

Jim Hawkins: [sighs] Look, if you're gonna come along, you're gonna have to stop talking.
B.E.N.: Huzzah! Ha ha ha! Oh, this is fantastic! Me and my best buddy are lookin' for a...
Jim Hawkins: [clears throat]
B.E.N.: [whispering] Being quiet.
Jim Hawkins: And you have to stop touching me.
B.E.N.: Touching and talking. That's my two big no-nos.

Captain Amelia: [delirious from her injury] Gentlemen...we must stay together and...and... [groans]
Dr. Doppler: And what? What?! [takes off his glasses] We must stay together and what?!
Captain Amelia: Doctor, you have wonderful eyes.
Dr. Doppler: She's lost her mind!

Jim Hawkins: [spotting Captain Flint's skeleton] Captain Flint?
B.E.N.: In the flesh! Well, s-sort of, except for skin, organs... or anything that--that resembles flesh that's...not there.

Dr. Doppler: All my life, l dreamed of an adventure like this. [sighs] I'm just sorry I couldn't have...been more helpful to you.
Captain Amelia: Oh, don't be daft. You've been very helpful. Truly.
Dr. Doppler: I feel like such a useless weakling... [hands slip out of the rope he was tied with] ... with abnormally thin wrists! [to the pirate guarding them while pretending to still be tied up] Excuse me, brutish pirate.
Pirate: [belches]
Dr. Doppler: Yes, you. I have a question. Is it that your body is too massive for your teeny-tiny head... or is it that your head is too teeny-tiny for your big, fat body?!
Pirate: [grabs Doppler] I pummel you good!
Dr. Doppler: Yes, I'm sure you will, but before you do, I have one more question. [pulls out a gun and points it at pirate] Is this yours?

[Silver has chosen Jim over the treasure.]
Jim Hawkins: Silver, you gave up-?
John Silver: Just a lifelong obsession, Jimbo. I'll get over it.

[With Captain Amelia still injured, Doppler's steering the ship.]
Captain Amelia: Doctor, head us back to the portal.
Dr. Doppler: Aye, Captain.
[later]
Captain Amelia: Go to the right! The right!
Dr. Doppler: I know, I know! Will you just let me drive?!

[Last lines]
Jim Hawkins: Stay out of trouble, you old scalawag.
John Silver: [laughs] Why, Jimbo, lad... when have I ever done otherwise?

Simple English

Treasure Planet is a 2002 animated science fiction film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation, and released by Walt Disney Pictures on November 27, 2002. The 43rd animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics, the film is a science fiction adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's adventure novel Treasure Island and was the first film to be released simultaneously in regular and IMAX theaters.[2][3] The film employs a novel technique of hand-drawn 2D traditional animation set atop 3D computer animation.

The film was co-written, co-produced and directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, who had pitched the concept for the film at the same time that they pitched The Little Mermaid. Treasure Planet features the voices of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Brian Murray, David Hyde Pierce, Martin Short, and Emma Thompson. The musical score was composed by James Newton Howard, while the songs were written and performed by John Rzeznik. Although it received generally positive reviews, the film performed poorly in the United States box office, costing $140 million to create while earning $38 million in the United States and Canada and just shy of $110 million worldwide.[1] It was nominated for the 2002 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.








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