Treasure Planet: Stunning Visuals Can't Save This Classic TaleWalt Disney Feature Animation adapted the 1883 Robert Louis Stevenson classic novel "Treasure Island" in "Treasure Planet" (2002), another attempt by Walt Disney Pictures to broaden its viewing audience. The directors, John Musker and Ron Clements, had ignited the Disney Renaissance with their "The Little Mermaid," expanded it with "Aladdin," and extended it with the comic "Hercules." "Treasure Island" was one of their pet projects which they had been planning since the mid-1980s. It has the distinction of being the first feature-length film to be released simultaneously to both regular and IMAX theaters. While people tended to like this Disney movie when they actually saw it, "Treasure Planet" bombed at the box office, the first real clunker of an animated Disney movie since "The Black Cauldron." The plan to draw in male viewers by foregoing the princesses and the witches didn't work, and therein lies a tale, a pirate's tale, aaaarrrrggggghhhh.
|Solar Sailing looks like fun|
|Jim solar sailing high above town|
|And now, ladies and gentlemen, the star of our show - the ship!|
|The visuals really are quite stunning|
|Jim seems to enjoy playing sailor|
|Captain Amelia is actually kind of sexy for a bug|
|Aaarghhhh, then we swing left at that star, aaaarrghhhh|
|Jim is kind of dwarfed by the ship at times, which is a touch too precise|
|Silver and Jim looking at the map of Treasure Planet|
|Robert Newton was the classic Long John Silver in "Treasure Island" (1950)|
|Jim, Morph and B.E.N.|
Below is the trailer for "Treasure Planet."