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    Unique ID Code: 0000013036
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 21/1/2001 22:44
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    Road to El Dorado, The (US)

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    They came for the gold... they stayed for the adventure
    Certificate: PG
    Running Time: 89 mins
    Retail Price: $26.99
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    Synopsis:
    Get ready for an exhilarating ride of a lifetime! Join Tulio and Miguel and their hilarious horse Altivo as they set sail, map in hand, in search of golden treasure in DreamWorks` all-star adventure, The Road to El Dorado!

    Upon landing on the shores of El Dorado, the legendary Lost City of Gold, Tulio and Miguel are mistaken for gods and are lavished with riches beyond their wildest dreams! As friendship, loyalty, and greed collide, our unlikely heroes must make the decision of their lives: run off with the gold or face unforeseen dangers to save the people of El Dorado!

    Reuniting the Oscar-winning musical team from The Lion King - Elton John, Tim Rice, and composer Hans Zimmer - this filmed treasure features captivating songs and spectacular animation! Your entire family will love every moment of this laugh-packed escapade as they travel down The Road to El Dorado again and again!

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    A Hidden Treasure Of Interactive Fun: Brain Teasers, Mazes, Coloring Pages, Aztec Arts and Crafts and More!
    Read-Along Adventures
    Interactive PC Game Demo
    Exclusive Filmmaker`s Commentary
    Special Elton John Music Video
    Amazing Behind-The-Scenes Featurette
    Trailers
    Production Notes
    Cast & Crew Bios

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 English
    DTS 5.1 English

    Subtitle Tracks:
    English
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    David Silverman
    Don Paul
    Jeffrey Katzenberg
    Will Finn
    Bibo Bergeron

    Written By:


    Starring:
    Jim Cummings
    Edward James Olmos
    Armand Assante
    Rosie Perez
    Kenneth Branagh
    Kevin Kline

    Casting By:
    Leslee Feldman

    Soundtrack By:
    Hans Zimmer
    Geoff Zanelli
    James McKee Smith
    John Powell
    Elton John
    Klaus Badelt

    Editor:
    Dan Molina
    Vicki Hiatt
    John Carnochan

    Production Designer:
    Christian Schellewald

    Distributor:
    DreamWorks Pictures

    Your Opinions and Comments

    8 / 10
    One of the most colorful animated movies I`ve ever seen.
    This movie tells the story of two friends who seek the legendary city of El Dorado.
    The video transfer is superb. There are no compression signs at all. The colors are strikingly bright and beautiful. They are all well saturated and the gold actually looks like gold (very difficult to achieve in animated movies). Some of the scenes include the best looking CG water I`ve ever seen.
    The DTS and DD 5.1 soundtrack are both very good. The dialog is always clear and the effects use the surrounds very nicely.
    The menus are all animated with sound and look great.
    The extras include a good commentary by the directors, a read-along feature (very good for the kids), a music video, some production notes and a behind the scenes look. All in all, the extras are very good.
    Bottom line - a very nice story, stunningly presented, easily enjoyable for both adults and children. Go for it.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 23/1/2001 00:32
    8 / 10
    Fun filled animation adventure. A really fresh and comedic adaptation of the story of El dorado (the city of gold). Miguel and Tulio are spanish conmen who stowaway on a boat and end up on an adventure that will change their lives. The find the city of El dorado and the people there mistake them for Gods. This has hilarious results A fun-filled dvd that provides great entertainment for all the family.

    It must be noted that the animation by dreamworks and the picture quality simply is amazing. They have come up with some great big budget animations recently like Shrek, Spirit, Prince Of Egypt, Antz and this is by no means lacking in quality even though it was a straight to video release.

    It also features great voice performances from famous people like Rosie Perez, Kevin Kline, Kenneth Branagh and Armand Assante. The catchy music was done by the same oscar winning team that did The Lion King- Tim Rice, Elton John and Hans Zimmer.

    The extras provide a little something for everyone. For adults there is an audio commentary, an elton john music video, behind the scenes featurette and production notes. For Kids there is a PC game demo, read along adventures and many more hidden treasures of interactive fun.

    Overall, great stuff
    posted by dicanio on 11/12/2002 22:12