Atlantis: The Lost Empire

2001 US animated Disney film

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

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]

CastEdit

Release DatesEdit

  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

AwardsEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  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.