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    Unique ID Code: 0000018114
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 20/5/2001 12:03
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    Road to El Dorado, The (UK)

    8 / 10
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    They came for the gold... they stayed for the adventure
    Certificate: U
    Running Time: 86 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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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
    Director`s Commentary
    Behind the Scenes Featurette
    Basics of Animation
    Elton John `Someday Out Of The Blue` Music Video
    Theatrical Trailer
    4-Page Booklet with Production Notes

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital 5.1 German

    Subtitle Tracks:
    English
    Dutch

    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:
    Universal Pictures

    Your Opinions and Comments

    7 / 10
    When dreamworks first started they intended to take on disney however so far disney is still the tops for animated features.the road to eldorado is a good cartoon that probably would of been better as a movie.the voices of kevin kline and kenneth branagh lend weight to the slim plot.the animation is good without reaching the heights of the prince of egypt.the songs by elton john and tim rice are no lion king quality but they rarely are.its pacy which helps the picture and sound are good but not great.a average dvd
    posted by Tony Ferrino on 21/5/2001 17:59
    8 / 10
    I loved this movie so much when I first saw it about a year and a half ago, that I waited for a sale and bought it for a great price.
    Starting with the beautiful Dreamworks "kid on the moon" logo, the music kicks in (by using horns and trumpets) and the totally psychedelic opening scene introduces us to the legend of El Dorado. We then meet our 2 heroes (or should I say "cons"?) and the story is on its way.
    The video transfer is excellent. There are no compression signs at all and the picture is oozing detail. The colors are extremely saturated in the opening scene (really cool, by the way) but later on the color level is just right (notice just how great looking the gold is).
    There are many CG effects in the movie, but the overall feel of a 2D animation movie still exists.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is very good as well. The surrounds are used frequently, mainly for ambiance, but also for split surround effects.
    The disk also contains dubbed version in German and Dutch (both in DD 5.1).
    The music is really nice and the songs fit the movie perfectly.
    The menus are still with music.
    The extras include a commentary, a nice behind the scenes look, storyboards with explanations and a music video.
    Bottom line - a great looking movie with superb animation and great sound. Recommended.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 15/6/2002 05:27