The Road to El Dorado

Directed by Bibo Berger, Will Finn
Voices of Edward James Olmos, Kenneth Brannagh, Kevin Kline…

DreamWorks Home Video | June 7, 2005 | DVD

The Road to El Dorado is rated 5 out of 5 by 2.

An all-star cast supplies the voices to this marvelous film, the third animated feature from DreamWorks. It’s an unforgettable road-movie (think pen-and-ink Hope and Crosby) as two rogues Miguel and Tuilo (Kenneth Branagh and Kevin Kline) get shipwrecked in the New World and discover, with the aid of a map, an ancient city known as El Dorado. But in The Road to El Dorado, discovering the paradisiacal lost city creates a profound question of loyalties. They have to debate staying put in this heaven on earth or returning home as rich men. Along the way they encounter a high priest (Armand Assante) who is at war with the munificent Chief (Edward James Olmoss) and fall in love with the same girl (Rosie Perez), which puts them at odds with each other. But friendship prevails, as does adventure on the high road, in this fun and endlessly entertaining family film.

Video Release: June 7, 2005

Theatrical Release: 2000

Runtime: 89

Rating: PG (MPAA)

Studio: DreamWorks Home Video

UPC: 667068654523

Found in: Animation, General, General

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exploring the Road to El Dorado first saw DreamWork's second animated film (after "The Prince Of Egypt") in theatrical relaese and, much like the recent Fox Animation film Titan AE and Warners' "The Iron Giant", realised that here was yet another feature that had been totally marketed in the wrong way. Expecting some serious "Pocahontas"-like drama based around the time of Cortez, I was more than pleasantly surprised to find that this was a a colorful, exciting and very funny romp, with the comedy paring of Kevin Kline and Ken Branagh sheer chemisty. Their interaction is a joy to take part it, and I was swept along the story until it reached it's logical conclusion (after all, this is still partly a kids movie)! The only real weak links were Rosie Perez's Chel, who's character was just not drawn in enough detail (excuse the pun!) and the placing of a ballad towards the end of the film. Otherwise the songs (by Elton John and Tim Rice) zips the story along lke Phil Collins did for "Tarzan", the only other drawback was that the song "16th Century Man" from the soundtrack CD is not included in the film (but is a better song than "The Trail We Blaze"). This DVD special edition includes, like "Prince Of Egypt" and "Chicken Run", a director commentary, trailers and a "Making of", allowing the viewer to explore this underrated film in more detail. A hark back to the "Road To..." movies of the Hope and Crosby era, "Road to El Dorado" is more than well worth adding to your animation collection. Ditto "Titan AE" and "The Iron Giant", all Disney-standard features in spirit if not name!
Date published: 2009-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exciting! The Road to El Dorado is a great movie that is full of excitement. I enjoyed watching El Dorado because it was unique from the typical places you see in other movies. The Road to El Dorado is a very exciting movie about two rogues, Miguel and Tuilo, discovering a hidden place called El Dorado. However, they need to keep it a secret. Will they be able to do that? I highly recommend this great movie to everyone that enjoys watching adventurous movies.
Date published: 2008-05-31

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The Road to El Dorado

Directed by Bibo Berger, Will Finn
Voices of Edward James Olmos, Kenneth Brannagh, Kevin Kline, Rosie Perez

Video Release: June 7, 2005

Theatrical Release: 2000

Runtime: 89

Rating: PG (MPAA)

Studio: DreamWorks Home Video

UPC: 667068654523


Edition Description
  • Dolby
  • Closed Captioned
  • Color
  • Runtime: 89 minutes
  • NTSC (Canada and USA)
  • Wide Screen
  • Originally in English
  • Released in English

Synopsis

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 lead 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.

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IN THEATRES: MARCH 31, 2000 (NATIONAL) The animated tale of two con men who discover a secret map which leads to the lost City of Gold, El Dorado. The adventure begins!

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Originally Released in Theatres March 31, 2000 (National)
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