Treasure Planet

Treasure Planet

Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Director: Ron Clements, John Musker Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
, Brian Murray
Brian Murray
Ron Clements, John Musker,

DVD (Wide Screen / Thx)

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The days of two-disc special editions for animated Disney titles may be a thing of the past (other than their most celebrated titles), but Treasure Planet goes to show that quality still isn't forgotten. Though maybe not supplement heavy, this DVD does offer a number of nice features. First is the "visual commentary" section, which is comprised of an audio commentary by producer Roy Conli, directors Ron Clements and John Musker, animators Glen Keane and John Ripa, and associate art director Ian Gooding, and a visual commentary, which consists of brief making-of segments, interspersed throughout the film. It's a unique way to do this, with the only flaw being the inability to listen to the audio part exclusively. Though much is repeated from the visual commentary, a behind-the scenes section still covers plenty about the film, from character designs to posters to visual effects. Also included here is a trailer for the original Treasure Island and a music video of "I'm Still Here (Jim's Theme)" by John Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls, among other things. Another section, "Intergalactic Space Adventures," offers a brief look at the animation, hosted by Roy Disney, a tour of the Legacy spaceship, and a kid-oriented look at pirates. Finally, along with three deleted scenes shown as works in progress, are some previews for other Disney titles. As for the picture, it's nothing short of impeccable. As has become expected from this organization, there isn't a flaw to be found. The 1.66:1 anamorphic image has beautiful, warm color and perfect detail throughout. Fast-moving action never breaks down, helping to create a very realist look for much of the animation. While the image stands out, the sound, a 5.1 Dolby Digital track, is a slight letdown. Dialogue is clear as are sound effects, but it's a shame that the surrounds really aren't used to their full potential. Fortunately, the mix itself seems right on target, and there aren't any distracting elements that would harm this presentation. Granted, this film is not the cream of the Disney crop, but it may not have been given a real chance in theaters, something that this DVD will no doubt help rectify.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/29/2003
UPC: 0786936200027
Original Release: 2002
Rating: PG
Source: Walt Disney Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [THX-Supervised Mastering, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:35:00
Sales rank: 11,930

Special Features

Closed Caption; Visual commentary: The producers & directors reveal the making-of process with additional footage as you watch the film; Delted scenes: Alternate ending and original prologue; Disney's Animation Magic: Go behind the scenes with Walt Disney Feature Animation Chairman Roy Disney; DisneyPedia: The Life of a Pirate Revealed; RLS Legacy - An Exploration Adventure Game: Take a virtual 3-D tour of the ship and be challenged to the ultimate treasure hunt; Music video performed by John Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls; Digital-to-digital transfer; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound; French and Spanish-language tracks; Widescreen (1.66:1), enhanced for 16 x 9 televisions; THX-certified

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Jim Hawkins
Brian Murray Long John Silver
David Hyde Pierce Doctor Doppler
Emma Thompson Captain Amelia
Michael Wincott Scroop
Martin Short B.E.N.
Laurie Metcalf Sarah
Patrick McGoohan Billy Bones
Dane A. Davis Morph
Roscoe Lee Browne Mr. Arrow
Corey Burton Onus
Austin Majors Young Jim
Michael McShane Hands
Tony Jay Narrator

Technical Credits
Ron Clements Director,Producer,Screenwriter
John Musker Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Roy Conli Producer
Dane A. Davis Sound/Sound Designer
Rob Edwards Screenwriter
Andy Gaskill Art Director
James Newton Howard Score Composer
Michael Kelly Editor
Johnny Rzeznik Songwriter
Peter Del Vecho Associate Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Credits/A Young Boy's Dream
2. The Warning
3. Jim's Quest
4. The R.L.S. Legacy
5. John Silver
6. Setting Sail
7. A Mutiny in the Making
8. "I'm Still Here (Jim's Theme)"
9. A Star Gone Supernova
10. Getting In Too Deep
11. Jim Hears the Truth
12. Protecting the Map
13. B.E.N.
14. Bargaining for the Map
15. Sneaking Back on Ship
16. The Discovery
17. The Treasure
18. The Escape
19. Silver and Jim Say Goodbye
20. Going Home/End Credits

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