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Animation Addicts 123: ‘Titan A.E.’ – Space Snakes

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Join Mason and Chelsea as they hammer out the details of this Don Bluth, cult classic film Titan A.E.!

Highlights

  • Main Discussion: Titan A.E. (2000)
  • More talk about Don Bluth & Gary Goldman
  • 20th Century Fox took a huge hit with this one.
  • Discussion of the voice cast
  • Don Bluth dazzle. Lot’s of dazzle.
  • Titan A.E. vs The Iron Giant vs Treasure Planet
  • Is this a ‘kid’s film’? It’s a DON BLUTH kid’s film! Big difference.
  • She’s got gadget and gizmos aplenty!
  • Where did the sun come from?
  • Why wasn’t this more successful?
  • Chat question: Who is your favorite character?
  • Voicemail: Sinjon & MJ

Runtime: 01:06:45,  45.9 MB

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About Chelsea Robson

Chelsea Robson, Co-host of the Animation Addicts Podcast, studied studio engineering and is a singer/songwriter and is know as "The World Traveler of the Podcast." She speaks fluent Portuguese, loves being outdoors, hiking small mountains, riding horses, and talking about human nature.
  • Baymax

    No one talks about Nathan Lane in this movie, which is a shame, because he’s a great actor. Also, animation lookback by AniMat talked about the production history of this film. When will Nathan be in another movie? Now days, he’s writing children’s books, and being on Broadway, or O.J. Simpson’s Dreamteam.

    • He is indeed an amazing talented actor; but because this movie wasn’t a commercial success, I don’t think it’s a film that gives him much credit. But he will be the one and only Timon!

      Mason’s Emo Hair returns! Ha ha!

      • Baymax

        thanks for putting things in a new light 🙂

    • Dan Siciliano

      Nathan Lane’s performance as Preed is probably my only least favorite role he’s in. There were some parts I liked but when Preed shows his true villainy at the end, my heart, in the form of Pumbaa, would say “Timon, how could you?”. But anyways, Nathan Lane’s an actor. He can do whatever he wants.

  • Jeremiah Bok

    Well, they covered the three Don Bluth masterpieces (Nimh, The Land Before Time, Anastasia) and the kinda-sorta-masterpiece-ISH one (American Tail.) From here on out, it’s all talking about incredibly lame stuff and the Rotoscopers saying, “No, we don’t hate Don!” And us saying, “We know, believe us we know. You’ve made that abundantly clear. You have him introduce yoru podcast sometimes, you’ve interviewed him, you’ve praised his films that are actually good to the Heavens, we know you like him! Just talk about the movie!” 😉

    • Chelsea Robson

      What can I say… He’s a cool guy. 😉

  • Ryan Prieto

    SPACE KANGAROOS!!!

    • Baymax

      SPACE FRUIT BATS!!!

  • Sarah

    Finally watched the movie. It was… okay. not my favorite

  • racy1285

    You two sure bring up Treasure Planet alot in this podcast. By the way you talk about it you make it sound like the movie was a big success. When in reality it bombed way worse than this film.

    • Brooks Austin

      It should also probably be pointed out that Titan A.E. actually came out before Treasure Planet. Titan A.E. was released in 2000 and Treasure Planet came out in 2002. If anything, it seemed like Treasure Planet was kind of riffing on Don Bluth to me but I wonder if Don Bluth drew any inspiration from Treasure Island when he made this movie.

  • Brooks Austin

    I’ve always loved this movie since I was a kid. I never saw it in theaters but they used to air it on HBO Family all the time and I’ve loved it since. I showed it to my mother a few years ago when it was still on Netflix and that was her first time seeing it and she enjoyed it a lot too. She actually enjoyed it a lot more than she did Anastasia. I’ll have to rewatch it again now since it’s been awhile but I didn’t think the CGI animation was that bad the last time I saw it, at least not any worse than the CGI in Anastasia. But I love the characters, the action, and the soundtrack and all the hammyness of the script. I especially love Planet Bob.

    • racy1285

      I enjoyed the film too. And i consider it one of Bluths best. People need to take into account the circumstances when Bluth made the film. They basically drop the film in his lap with a tiny budget and 19 months to make it. I say to get the type of film we recieved is a miracle and further proves Bluths abilities. Only a real talented director could have pulled it off under those circumstances.

      • Brooks Austin

        I thought it was a unique style that I enjoyed a lot and it reminded me a lot of anime. On the subject of the movie’s rating, I read an old interview with the producers and they thought the movie should have been rated PG13 too and were surprised it got PG. I remember they also tried to get The Secret of NIMH rated PG but Hollywood rated it G for some reason. Though personally I don’t think Titan AE’s content was that much worse than the original Star Wars trilogy which was also rated PG even though it had lots of fantasy violence and some mild language.

  • Interesting positive review for the film! I didn’t think it was horrible, but at the same time, I really couldn’t tell you what was going on in the film either. Then again, I don’t really “like” any of Don Bluth’s films.