Atlantis: The Lost Empire

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Atlantis: The Lost Empire
Directed byGary Trousdale
Kirk Wise
Produced byDon Hahn
Screenplay byTab Murphy
David Reynolds (uncredited)
Story byTab Murphy
Gary Trousdale
Kirk Wise
Bryce Zabel
Jackie Zabel
Joss Whedon (Treatment)
StarringSee Cast
Music byJames Newton Howard
Edited byEllen Keneshea
Production
company
Distributed byBuena Vista International
Release date
  • June 3, 2001 (2001-06-03) (Premiere)
  • June 15, 2001 (2001-06-15) (US)
Running time
96 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$90–120 million[1][2][3]
Box office$186,053,725[3]

Atlantis: The Lost Empire is a 2001 American animated movie made by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 40th movie in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series and the first science fiction movie for Disney. It follows a group of mercenaries on a quest to find the lost city of Atlantis. Released on June 15, 2001, it did not make much money as the company wanted. Disney stopped making both a spin-off television series and an underwater attraction at its Disneyland theme park.

Cast[change | change source]

Release Dates[change | change source]

 United Arab Emirates 2 June 2001
 Kuwait 2 June 2001
 Canada 15 June 2001
 United States 15 June 2001
 Azerbaijan 21 June 2001
 Lebanon 21 June 2001
 Malaysia 21 June 2001
 Serbia 21 June 2001
 Singapore 21 June 2001
 Slovakia 21 June 2001
 Thailand 21 June 2001
 Colombia 22 June 2001
 Guatemala 22 June 2001
 Bahrain 26 June 2001
 Venezuela 27 June 2001
 Brazil 29 June 2001
 Philippines 4 July 2001
 Chile 5 July 2001
 Israel 5 July 2001
 Mexico 6 July 2001
 Peru 6 July 2001
 Argentina 12 July 2001
 Hong Kong 12 July 2001
 South Korea 14 July 2001
 Panama 20 July 2001
 Taiwan 21 July 2001
 New Zealand 13 September 2001
 Australia 20 September 2001
 United Kingdom 19 October 2001
 Ireland 19 October 2001
 Czech Republic 8 November 2001
 Denmark 9 November 2001
 Norway 9 November 2001
 Sweden 9 November 2001
 Netherlands 15 November 2001
 Slovenia 15 November 2001
 Spain 23 November 2001
 Poland 23 November 2001
 Belgium 28 November 2001
 France 28 November 2001
 Hungary 29 November 2001
 Romania 30 November 2001
  Switzerland 6 December 2001 (German speaking region)
  Switzerland 6 December 2001 (Italian speaking region)
 Germany 6 December 2001
 Italy 6 December 2001
 Austria 7 December 2001
 Bulgaria 7 December 2001
 Greece 7 December 2001
 Portugal 7 December 2001
 Japan 8 December 2001
 Iceland 10 December 2001
 Estonia 14 December 2001
 Finland 14 December 2001
 Kazakhstan 21 December 2001
 Russia 21 December 2001
 Ukraine 21 December 2001
 Egypt 23 January 2002
 Turkey 8 February 2002

Awards[change | change source]

Award Category Name Outcome
29th Annie Awards[4] Individual Achievement in Directing Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise Nominated
Individual Achievement in Storyboarding Chris Ure Nominated
Individual Achievement in Production Design David Goetz Nominated
Individual Achievement in Effects Animation Marlon West Nominated
Individual Achievement in Voice Acting – Female Florence Stanley Nominated
Individual Achievement in Voice Acting – Male Leonard Nimoy Nominated
Individual Achievement for Music Score James Newton Howard Nominated
2002 DVD Exclusive Awards[5] Original Retrospective Documentary Michael Pellerin Nominated
2002 Golden Reel Award[6] Best Sound Editing – Animated Feature Film Gary Rydstrom, Michael Silvers, Mary Helen Leasman, John K. Carr, Shannon Mills, Ken Fischer, David C. Hughes, and Susan Sanford Won
Online Film Critics Society Awards 2001[7] Best Animated Feature Nominated
2002 Political Film Society[8] Democracy Nominated
Human Rights Nominated
Peace Nominated
World Soundtrack Awards[9] Best Original Song for Film Diane Warren and James Newton Howard Nominated
Young Artist Awards[10] Best Feature Family Film – Drama Walt Disney Feature Animation Nominated

References[change | change source]

  1. "Atlantis: The Lost Empire". The-Numbers. Nash Information Services. Retrieved January 6, 2012.
  2. Lyman, Rick; Fabrikant, Geraldine (May 21, 2001). "Suddenly, High Stakes for Disney's Film and TV Businesses". The New York Times. Retrieved July 4, 2011. Besides, Disney executives maintain that they have made it easier for their animated features to break even by a cost-cutting campaign that made Atlantis, which cost $100 million, about 35 percent cheaper to produce than the studio's other recent animated efforts.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)". Box Office Mojo. Amazon. Archived from the original on 6 June 2011. Retrieved July 3, 2011.
  4. "Legacy: 29th Annual Annie Award Nominees and Winners (2001)". International Animated Film Society. Archived from the original on 25 July 2011. Retrieved August 8, 2011.
  5. "2002 DVD Exclusive Winners". Reed Business Information. Archived from the original on August 11, 2004. Retrieved August 31, 2011.
  6. Benzuly, Sarah (June 1, 2002). "Black Hawk Down Among MPSE Winners". Mix. Retrieved August 30, 2011.
  7. "OFCS Awards for 2001 Nominees". Online Film Critics Society. Archived from the original on February 19, 2002. Retrieved August 31, 2011.
  8. "Atlantis: The Lost Empire". Political Film Society. Retrieved August 30, 2011.
  9. "Belgian Film Fest to Host World Soundtrack Awards". Billboard. Retrieved August 30, 2011.
  10. "Twenty-Third Annual Young Artist Awards 2002". Young Artist Foundation. Retrieved August 30, 2011.