Titan A.E. combines cel and CG imagery in this science fiction saga. In 3028, after the Earth is destroyed by an invading alien race, a tiny number of surviving humans roam the universe in ragtag spaceships, trying to find each other and maintain some sense of community. Shortly before the final destruction of the planet, Cale (voice of Matt Damon) was given a map that would guide him to a space station called Titan, secretly constructed as a last hope in the event of alien Armageddon. Cale sets out in search of Titan and the fabled Ice Planet with the help of his friend Korso (voice of Bill Pullman), the beautiful Akima (voice of Drew Barrymore), and a crew of friendly aliens. Titan A.E. was directed by noted animators Don Bluth and Gary Goldman and scripted by Ben Edlund, creator of the comic book series The Tick. Other members of the voice cast include Nathan Lane, Janeane Garofalo, John Leguizamo, and Tone Loc. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
I ask this because this is a genre that American filmakers do not fill. This genre being of serious story while being animation, without being indepentant artsy films. While this movie is PG I honestly think that it can appeal to all ages.
This is a fabulous film, one of those rare movies that is high art, action and serious drama even though it is animated. The animation is stunning, jawdropping. The story will captivate sci-fi fans and those that appreciate good animated films. You won't be disappointed. It's great family entertainment from Disney renegade Don Bluth...but you won't see any cutesy fluffy singing animals or princesses here. Earth has been destroyed by a vicous alien race called the Drej and the last remaining pockets of human refugees are flung across the galaxy, searching for a new home...and chasing the legend of the Titan Project, an Earth scientist's dream of terra-forming a new planet in case the Earth got destroyed or uninhabitable. Enjoy!
Great story, a mix of animation comes out for a so-so result, and a soundtrack that you'll either love or hate. The story and characters are all great. The mix of 2D and 3D animation came out a bit sloppy. Cool in it's day, but I say pick one or the other. And the soundtrack? I know people that love it but I for one hate it. I like the orchestral tracks of Star Wars or even the tribal beats of the new Battlestar Galactica much better. Still, that doesn't ruin it too much for me.
It's great to stumble across a film like this. Combines both traditional animation and computer generated graphics to create very interesting scenes, some visually spectacular. What's even better is that the dialogue has an edge, yet is still family friendly (no profanity or sexual inuendos). Music soundtrack is great and has an edge too. Both my jaded 9yo son and I enjoyed this film a lot.
This may be the last of the best non-Disney animated movies. It blends traditional drawing with computer generated images. Good music and excellent action sequences. Especially the one in the ice ring of a large planet - very Run Silent Run Deep. Damon sounded like he was reading but the rest of the cast performed well. The movie could have used more diversity... in aliens as well as humans. A blonde boy saving humanity is very much a cliche. Note: Starchaser may have beent the first animated movie to use CGI.
And to think I looked forward to seeing this. Well I was wrong, I couldn't follow the concept one bit. I'm glad I was delayed in seeing it, but at least now I know the excitment I had toward it was wasted big time. If you're reading this review, don't rent this movie at all.
This was impressive. Story is good, animation was fantastic. As one of the first full feature animation flicks with cgi, this was done very well. Sound could have been improved but was still the best sounding cartoon I've ever seen. Truly groundbreaking.....except for the ending.
This film is perhaps most famous for it's groundbreaking combination of CGI and traditional animation. But what stands out most when i think about this film is the soundtrack's Lit - Over My Head which carries the movie's theme wonderfully.
The movie is quite entertaining to watch with plenty of action and clever storyline to keep you on your toes. But then again it is typical of the Sci-Fi genre. Boy has unique trait, boy finds out everyone desires unique trait, boy saves the universe. But i enjoyed it nonetheless.