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Animation Addicts Podcast 143: ‘Atlantis: The Lost Empire’ – Can We Get Helga Workout Videos, Please?

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Morgan and Chelsea submerge themselves in the language, style, and forgotten gems of this 2001 Disney film, Atlantis: The Lost Empire.


  • Main Discussion: Atlantis: The Lost Empire
  • Basic details and the terrific trio.
  • What was ‘par for the course?’
  • “No songs. More explosions.” We were HIP!
  • They made up a language?
  • Poor boy’s in the boiler room. We love Michael J. Fox!
  • “I love Helga!” -Morgan
  • Walk-in fireplace aka #goals
  • The ensemble cast and who we love.
  • Where is the emotional weight?
  • Kita: The forgotten Disney princess.
  • “Don’t look into the light!” –A Bug’s Life
  • “P.T. Barnum was right.” Suckers!
  • So many unanswered questions!
  • “I always wanted to use that spell” -Professor McGonagall
  • There made sure to cover their bases with the cat.
  • Voicemail: Alex
  • Don’t forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts143 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 00:53:03, 57.6 MB

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About Morgan Stradling

Morgan is a native of Arizona and is a desert rat who loves the heat--she doesn’t even turn on the AC in her car in the middle of the summer! She loves big eyeliner, Survivor, Lady Gaga, and, of course, animated films. She has her MBA in Marketing from ASU and now works as a Product Manager for a tech company. Follow her on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
  • Eli Sanza

    I love listening to this. Everything they talk about is what I constantly think about as a hardcore animation fan. Also, ☆☆☆ rating is spot-on. Good job describing the good things and bad things about Atlantis.

  • k

    I got a heavy “Castle in the Sky” vibe from this when I saw it.
    This if anything should be made in to a live action film but with more Atlantis. Kita could be the main character and she wants to save Atlantis which is dying and also explore the outside world. I think I’m basically thinking of Moana as Kita.

  • Bob Smith

    I thought her name was spelled “Kida”, but whatever. And I’d say she’s forgotten because she didn’t do much. Then again, I’m not a big fan of Atlantis because nothing happens in the movie, or nothing interesting at least. Big and explosive action sequences are fun to watch, but even the ones in Atlantis weren’t impressive. Not helping is that there wasn’t much action in the movie, anyways.

    I’m also surprised that Kida was voiced by an actual voice actress. Why aren’t voice actors more common in big budget animated movies?

    • racy1285

      Because its about marketing. Cree Summer is a nice talented lady but she is no where as well known as Michael J Fox.

      Its also more then simply putting a famous name in the poster and credits as well. They need someone that can go on Talk Shows, Press Conferences, Fan Events, etc to promote the movie. Cant really do all those things with Cree Summer and draw a ton of attention. Hence we will always get someone famous like Tom Hanks in these roles.

  • David K

    I’m loving this episode. I too had hard time believing IRELAND->ICELAND being “lost in translation”. I love the way Chelsea sarcastically says “language” in 14:47.