Plot[ edit ] Many centuries ago, a tsunami threatens to drown the island of Atlantis. In the midst of an evacuation from the capital city, the Queen of Atlantis is caught by a strange, hypnotic blue light and lifted up into the "Heart of Atlantis", a powerful crystal protecting the city.
Set inthe film tells the story Atlantis the lost city a young man who gains possession of a sacred book, which he believes will guide him and a crew of adventurers to the lost city of Atlantis.
Development of the film began after production had finished on The Hunchback of Notre Dame Instead of another musical, the production team decided to do an action-adventure film inspired by the works of Jules Verne.
Atlantis was notable for adapting the distinctive visual style of comic book creator Mike Mignola. Linguist Marc Okrand created a language specifically for use in Atlantis, while James Newton Howard provided the score. The film was released at a time when audience interest in animated films was shifting away from hand-drawn animation toward films with full CGI.
Distributed by Walt Disney PicturesAtlantis performed modestly at the box office. Some critics praised it as a unique departure from typical Disney animated features, while others disliked it due to the unclear target audience and absence of songs.
A direct-to-video sequel, Atlantis: Many centuries ago, an accidental weapons discharge caused a titanic tsunami that threatens to destroy the capital city of Atlantis.
The giant crystal that powers the city, known as the Heart of Atlantiscalls upon the Queen and pulls her up so that they would be bonded in order to save the city.
Her young daughter, Princess Kidagakashwatches in tears before her father, King Kashekim Nedakhruns to her and covers her eyes. The power of the crystal creates a protective barrier around the center of the city, keeping it from being destroyed by the tsunami.
However, it also results in the city being buried beneath the subsiding waters. He notes that he believes there is a power source that the Atlanteans used and that it could still be hidden within the sunken city.
During the presentation, he gets a call to fix the boilers, revealing that he is not an employed linguist or cartographer, but rather the janitor.
Milo chases after them and manages to corner Mr. Fenton Harcourtwho completely dismisses the existence of Atlantis as myth. Milo returns home disheartened, only to suddenly meet a woman named Helga Sinclair.
She tells him that she is there on behalf of her employer with a proposition. When Milo asks who her employer is, she instead drives him to the estate of Preston Whitmore.
He finds Whitmore in the middle of completing a yoga session before pointing out a parcel addressed to Milo from his late grandfather.
Whitmore explains that he is fulfilling a bet me made to Thaddeus by financing the expedition, though it is clear that he is willing to do it regardless because of his friendship with him. Whitmore adds that everything is set and all they need is someone who can read the book, which is Milo.
Without much hesitation, Milo agrees to participate. Announcements are heard from elderly radio operator Wilhelmina Packardwith the last being for final boarding on the advanced submarine ship the Ulysses.
After Milo waves Whitmore good-bye, the submarine is launched. Milo realizes that the Leviathan is actually a machine. Suddenly, they are attacked by a giant mechanical Leviathan. Despite best efforts to defend themselves against the beast, all hands are forced to abandon ship after it sustains too much damage.
The path to the entrance is located and all surviving ships follow with the Leviathan chasing after them until it can no longer do so.
Upon reaching an air-pocket, only a small fraction of the crew have survived. Tricks are played upon him by other members of the crew until they finally take him in during a stop for rest.
He comments that he is just so excited about being on such an adventure, though the others note their mainly in it for the money.Once upon a time, an ancient city in China was named Lion City because Five Lion Mountain loomed large behind it. The city, also known as Shi Cheng, has been buried beneath the water for 53 years.
Like the lost Incan City of Machu Picchu was ‘rediscovered,’ so was this lost underwater city that.
Atlantis: The Lost Empire is a American animated film created by Walt Disney Feature Animation —the first science fiction film in the Animated Canon and the 41st overall. Written by Tab Murphy, directed by Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise, and produced by Don Hahn, the film features an ensemble.
This map of Atlantis - oriented with south at the top - was drawn by 17th century scholar Athanasius Kircher, who pinpointed the mythical continent as being in the mid-Atlantic before it was lost.
During the Early Stone Ages a city existed that was so technically advanced it seemed out of a sci-fi movie. In one night Atlantis vanished under the waves of the Atlantic Ocean, lost forever.
Did You Know. In , Atlantis burnt down in a wildfire. Few of the city's original buildings remain, but those that do are preserved as historical sites in the Smolder District. This map of Atlantis - oriented with south at the top - was drawn by 17th century scholar Athanasius Kircher, who pinpointed the mythical continent as being in the mid-Atlantic before it was lost.