Road To El Dorado

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Follow two con men on their quest to find a lost city of gold in this animated adventure, featuring and all-star voice cast and a musical score by elton john.


Studio Foxvideo
SKU 40144421
UPC 667068654523
UPC 14 00667068654523
Format DVD
Rating Rating
Animated Characters
Animated Worlds
South America
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Two eccentric con artists, Tulio and Miguel, are shooting craps in the sun-squelched streets of 16th-century Spain when they win a sacred map charting the way to El Dorado, the lost City of Gold, and see it as their ticket both to adventure and an enormous fortune. With the map in hand, they stow away on the ship of evil Spanish leader Cortez, bound for Cuba. By chance, the two men are thrown off course and find themselves in a lush and vibrant rainforest replete with exotic animals, hidden waterfalls, and traces of an Indian civilization. Stumbling upon the gate to El Dorado, Tulio and Miguel are thought to be gods by a group of Mayan natives, and they are led into the heart of the city for a special welcoming ceremony. There they meet the adorable Chel, a con artist herself, who practically bests them at their own tricks. In the end, the two friends must choose whether they will stay and enjoy life in the magical city of El Dorado or make off with the gold and return to Western culture as rich men.
Plot Summary
Summary THE ROAD TO EL DORADO is the animated tale of two con men who discover a secret map that leads to the lost City of Gold, El Dorado. After a long, distracted journey, the pair finally lands at the gates of the mystical city, only to be mistaken for gods. Enjoying a pampered existence, they must decide for themselves if they should remain in El Dorado or steal the gold and return to life in the Western world as outrageously wealthy men. The animation itself is vibrant and well researched, making for an enjoyable viewing experience for individuals of all ages.
Sight and Sound "...Stylised characterisation and bursts of witty dialogue..." 09/01/2000 p.49-50
Premiere "...Cheerful....Keep[s] the eyes and ears [stimulated]." -- 3 out of 5 stars - A Satisfying Rental 01/01/2001 p.85
Box Office "...THE ROAD TO EL DORADO is a brilliantly animated feature that pays homage to the traditional buddy road trip films of the past....The result is a masterful melange that is sure to amaze and entertain audiences of all ages..." 05/01/2000 p.63
Los Angeles Times "...It is a splashy work of up-to-the-minute animation....Lush and amusing..." 03/31/2000 p.F1
Chicago Sun-Times "...It's bright and has good energy, and the kinds of witty asides that entertain the adults in between the margins of the stuff for the kids..." 03/31/2000 p.32
Don Paul
Will Finn
Bibo Bergeron
Name Kline,Kevin
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Cast & Crew
Don Paul - Director
Eric "Bibo" Bergeron - Director
Jeffrey Katzenberg - Executive Producer
Tim Rice - Lyrics
Elton John - Music
John Powell - Musical Score
Hans Zimmer - Musical Score
Elton John - Narrated By
Bonne Radford - Producer
Brooke Breton - Producer
Kenneth Branagh - Voice of
Kevin Kline - Voice of
Rosie Perez - Voice of
Armand Assante - Voice of
Edward James Olmos - Voice of
Ted Elliott - Writer
Terry Rossio - Writer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2000
Catalog ID 86545
UPC 00667068654523
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 89 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English
Aspect Ratio
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review ...Piling gag on top of gag is the strategy of the film, a bright and zesty animated comedy from DreamWorks. In the studio's quest to compete with Disney in the feature-length animation sweepstakes, it's a worthy entry. It's not as quirky as Antz or as grown up as The Prince of Egypt, but as silly fun it does nicely... This is not a landmark in the history of feature animation, but it's bright and has good energy, and the kinds of witty asides that entertain the adults in between the margins of the stuff for the kids.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource Boxoffice Magazine
Review ...Tulio and Miguel as voiced by Kline and Branagh have a comedic timing that is so sharp, they transcend their two dimensions to vividly convey characters who have gone through a lot together... They are very likable characters and as the story goes on, you genuinely care what happens to them... The Road to El Dorado is a brilliantly animated feature... that is sure to amaze and entertain audiences of all ages
Reviewer Dwayne E. Leslie
ReviewRating 9
Product Attributes
Actor Kline,Kevin
Label Dreamworks Pictures
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Joel Siegel, Good Morning America Solid gold. Paved with laughs.
Jeffrey Lyons, WNBC-TV Enchanting, wonderful story, endearingly told!
Desson Howe, Washington Post ...lively stuff.
Roger Ebert, Roger Ebert & The Movies High-spirited and colorful adventure!

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