Treasure Planet

Treasure Planet
Treasure Planet poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRon Clements
John Musker
Produced byRon Clements
John Musker
Roy Conli
Screenplay byRon Clements
John Musker
Rob Edwards
Story byRon Clements
John Musker
Ted Elliott
Terry Rossio
Based onTreasure Island
by Robert Louis Stevenson
StarringJoseph Gordon-Levitt
Brian Murray
Emma Thompson
David Hyde Pierce
Martin Short
Michael Wincott
Laurie Metcalf
Roscoe Lee Browne
Music byJames Newton Howard
Edited byMichael Kelly
Distributed byBuena Vista Pictures
Release date
  • November 27, 2002 (2002-11-27)
Running time
95 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$140 million[1]
Box office$109.6 million[1]

Treasure Planet is a 2002 American animated science fantasy action-adventure film[2] produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures on November 27, 2002. The 43rd Disney animated feature film, it is a science fiction adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's 1883 adventure novel Treasure Island and was the first film to be released simultaneously in regular and IMAX theaters.[3][4] It is at least the second retelling of the story in an outer space setting, following the 1987 Italian miniseries Treasure Island in Outer Space.[5] It employs a novel technique of hand-drawn 2D traditional animation set atop 3D computer animation. With a budget of $140 million, it is the most expensive traditionally animated film ever made.

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 another Disney animated feature, The Little Mermaid (1989). Treasure Planet features the voices of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Brian Murray, David Hyde Pierce, Martin Short, Roscoe Lee Browne, Emma Thompson, Michael Wincott, Laurie Metcalf, and Patrick McGoohan (in his final film role). The musical score was composed by James Newton Howard, while a couple of songs were written and performed by John Rzeznik. The film performed poorly at the 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] but received generally positive reviews from most critics and audiences, who praised the sci-fi visuals, animation, storyline, action scenes, voice performances, and music score. It was nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 75th Academy Awards. It is the third Disney adaption of the novel, following Treasure Island (1950) and Muppet Treasure Island (1996).

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  4. ^ Diorio, Carl (January 25, 2002). "Big Bang for Disney's 'Planet'". Daily Variety. p. 51.
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