History Trivia / TheRoadToElDorado

14th Nov '16 3:49:54 PM ElSquibbonator
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* BoxOfficeBomb: Budget, $95 million. Box office, $76,432,727.

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* BoxOfficeBomb: Dreamworks' first. Budget, $95 million. Box office, $76,432,727.



* DuelingMovies: [[Series/{{Jeopardy}} Answer: Daily Double!]]. ''The Road to El Dorado'' is noteworthy for dueling thematically with not one, but two DisneyAnimatedCanon films, with ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'' being the first (in the buddy-comedy in pre-colonial Latin America arena), and ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'' being the second (in the hidden city with riches/MsFanservice lead arena). ''El Dorado'' managed to lose to both (it was a clear-cut victory with ''The Emperor's New Groove'', but not so much with ''Atlantis'', which is in the exact same critical range as ''El Dorado''.)

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* DuelingMovies: [[Series/{{Jeopardy}} Answer: Daily Double!]]. ''The Road to El Dorado'' is noteworthy for dueling thematically with not one, but two DisneyAnimatedCanon films, with ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'' being the first (in the buddy-comedy in pre-colonial Latin America arena), and ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'' being the second (in the hidden city with riches/MsFanservice lead arena). ''El Dorado'' managed to lose to both (it was a clear-cut victory with ''The Emperor's New Groove'', but not so much with ''Atlantis'', which is in the exact same critical range as ''El Dorado'' . ''Atlantis'' was also a BoxOfficeBomb, but did end up making more money than ''El Dorado''.)
12th Nov '16 8:40:25 AM Prinzenick
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* TroubledProduction: As mentioned earlier, director Will Finn said that the films production was an absolute bloodbath and that he still has nightmares about it to this day. It was bad enough that he resigned from Dreamworks to return back to Disney later in its production.
7th Nov '16 8:17:20 AM Prinzenick
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** Animator Will Finn, who directed the bulk of the film, has stated on his Facebook that he does '''NOT''' have good memories of working on the movie, saying it was a [[TroubledProduction bloodbath to make it behind the scenes]], and that he has nightmares to this day about all the behind the scenes problems. One example have gave was the game sequence, which he had to fight for to get in the film because it was one of the few actual references to something indigenous in the film, but originally it was only a brief background visual--he said he didn't understand why it was such a struggle to put in but a lot of the backstage struggles on the movie made no rational sense. He ended up [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere resigning later in production and going back to Disney.]] Of the movie itself, he merely considers it to be a [[SoOkayItsAverage largely forgettable film]], and he also felt that the script was awful.

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** Animator Will Finn, who directed the bulk of the film, has stated on his Facebook that he does '''NOT''' have good memories of working on the movie, saying it was a [[TroubledProduction bloodbath to make it behind the scenes]], and that he has nightmares to this day about all the behind the scenes problems. One example have gave was the game sequence, which he had to fight for to get in the film because it was one of the few actual references to something indigenous in the film, but originally it was only a brief background visual--he said he didn't understand why it was such a struggle to put in but a lot of the backstage struggles on the movie made no rational sense. He ended up [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere resigning later in production and going back to Disney.]] Of the movie itself, he merely considers it to be a [[SoOkayItsAverage largely forgettable film]], and he also felt that the script was awful.awful (he distinctly remembered bringing the script to writer David Swift, with the latter remarking "You're never going to make a good movie with shit like this for writing!", and Will believes that he was right).
7th Nov '16 6:34:25 AM Prinzenick
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* CreatorBacklash: Animator Will Finn, who directed the bulk of the film, has stated on his Facebook that he does '''NOT''' have good memories of working on the movie, saying it was a [[TroubledProduction bloodbath to make it behind the scenes]], and that he has nightmares to this day about all the behind the scenes problems. One example have gave was the game sequence, which he had to fight for to get in the film because it was one of the few actual references to something indigenous in the film, but originally it was only a brief background visual--he said he didn't understand why it was such a struggle to put in but a lot of the backstage struggles on the movie made no rational sense. He ended up [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere resigning later in production and going back to Disney.]] Of the movie itself, he merely considers it to be a [[SoOkayItsAverage largely forgettable film]], and he also felt that the script was awful.

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Animator Will Finn, who directed the bulk of the film, has stated on his Facebook that he does '''NOT''' have good memories of working on the movie, saying it was a [[TroubledProduction bloodbath to make it behind the scenes]], and that he has nightmares to this day about all the behind the scenes problems. One example have gave was the game sequence, which he had to fight for to get in the film because it was one of the few actual references to something indigenous in the film, but originally it was only a brief background visual--he said he didn't understand why it was such a struggle to put in but a lot of the backstage struggles on the movie made no rational sense. He ended up [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere resigning later in production and going back to Disney.]] Of the movie itself, he merely considers it to be a [[SoOkayItsAverage largely forgettable film]], and he also felt that the script was awful.


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** Rick Farmiloe, who animated on Tulio for the film, didn't think much of the final film either.
-->"Part of my opinion of the movie is tied in with the crazy making of it. I have no particular fondness for it. It was a big missed opportunity as far as I'm concerned. The MAKING of it would make a much more compelling film!"
6th Nov '16 4:51:18 PM Prinzenick
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* CreatorBacklash: Animator Will Finn, who directed the bulk of the film, has stated on his Facebook that he does '''NOT''' have good memories of working on the movie, saying it was a [[TroubledProduction bloodbath to make it behind the scenes]], and that he has nightmares to this day about all the behind the scenes problems. One example have gave was the game sequence, which he had to fight for to get in the film because it was one of the few actual references to something indigenous in the film, but originally it was only a brief background visual--he said he didn't understand why it was such a struggle to put in but a lot of the backstage struggles on the movie made no rational sense. He ended up [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere resigning later in production and going back to Disney.]] Of the film itself, he merely considers it to be SoOkayItsAverage.

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* CreatorBacklash: Animator Will Finn, who directed the bulk of the film, has stated on his Facebook that he does '''NOT''' have good memories of working on the movie, saying it was a [[TroubledProduction bloodbath to make it behind the scenes]], and that he has nightmares to this day about all the behind the scenes problems. One example have gave was the game sequence, which he had to fight for to get in the film because it was one of the few actual references to something indigenous in the film, but originally it was only a brief background visual--he said he didn't understand why it was such a struggle to put in but a lot of the backstage struggles on the movie made no rational sense. He ended up [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere resigning later in production and going back to Disney.]] Of the film movie itself, he merely considers it to be SoOkayItsAverage.a [[SoOkayItsAverage largely forgettable film]], and he also felt that the script was awful.
6th Nov '16 4:41:39 PM Prinzenick
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* CreatorBacklash: Animator Will Finn, who directed the bulk of the film, has stated on his Facebook that he does '''NOT''' have good memories of working on the movie, saying it was a [[TroubledProduction bloodbath to make it behind the scenes]], and that he has nightmares to this day about all the behind the scenes problems. He ended up [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere resigning later in production and going back to Disney.]]

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* CreatorBacklash: Animator Will Finn, who directed the bulk of the film, has stated on his Facebook that he does '''NOT''' have good memories of working on the movie, saying it was a [[TroubledProduction bloodbath to make it behind the scenes]], and that he has nightmares to this day about all the behind the scenes problems. One example have gave was the game sequence, which he had to fight for to get in the film because it was one of the few actual references to something indigenous in the film, but originally it was only a brief background visual--he said he didn't understand why it was such a struggle to put in but a lot of the backstage struggles on the movie made no rational sense. He ended up [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere resigning later in production and going back to Disney.]]]] Of the film itself, he merely considers it to be SoOkayItsAverage.
6th Nov '16 4:36:45 PM Prinzenick
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* CreatorBacklash: Animator Will Finn, who directed the bulk of the film, has stated on his Facebook that he does '''NOT''' have good memories of working on the movie, saying it was a [[TroubledProduction bloodbath to make it behind the scenes]], and that he has nightmares to this day about all the behind the scenes problems. He ended up [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere resigning later in production and going back to Disney.]]
-->"Great crew - fantastic dedication of talented people but a doomed mess from concept on. I "directed" on it for almost 3 years but resigned ultimately. The movie has its moments but as a piece of entertainment it's utterly innocuous and forgettable. Yet unless you were there, you'd never know the sheer madness and bloodbath it was to make. If they made a movie of the making of it it would be a cross between ''Film/MutinyOnTheBounty'' and ''Film/TheProducers!''"
2nd Nov '16 10:30:37 AM ngh93
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* CreatorKiller: After previously composing the ''Disney/TheLionKing'', the disappointing performing of this film botched the collaboration of composer Elton John and lyricist Tim Rice. They have not collaborated on anything since.

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* CreatorKiller: After previously composing the ''Disney/TheLionKing'', the disappointing performing of this film botched the collaboration of composer Elton John and lyricist Tim Rice. They have not collaborated on anything since.any film since, and have mainly stuck to theatre.
20th Jun '16 8:43:55 AM ngh93
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*CreatorKiller: After previously composing the ''Disney/TheLionKing'', the disappointing performing of this film botched the collaboration of composer Elton John and lyricist Tim Rice. They have not collaborated on anything since.
17th Apr '16 2:35:07 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatVoice:
** Tulio is voiced by Creator/KevinKline, who, besides his roles in [[Film/AFishCalledWanda live]][[Film/WildWildWest -action]] [[Film/SophiesChoice film]], also voiced Captain Phoebus in ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' and Andre in ''WesternAnimation/TheTaleOfDespereaux''.
** Miguel is voiced by the well-known ''Shakespearean'' actor, KennethBranagh, who besides being credited for directing/starring in an all-star adaptation of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qsn9opKuWbs Hamlet]], was also [[{{Jerkass}} the fantastic asshole]] Gilderoy Lockhart in the Film/HarryPotter movies.
** Edward James Olmos, who also played [[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 William Adama]] and [[Film/BladeRunner Gaff]], voices the chief of El Dorado.
** The deep voice of Cortez is...hell, ''[[Creator/JimCummings everybody.]]''
** And the sailor who keeps losing to Miguel and Tulio at the start, and declares that they use his dice? You know who that is? [[Franchise/{{Saw}} JIGSAW!]]
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