History Trivia / TheRoadToElDorado

14th Jan '17 2:29:49 AM jameygamer
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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''.

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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'' .Dorado''. ''Atlantis'' was also a BoxOfficeBomb, but did end up making more money than ''El Dorado''.
14th Jan '17 2:29:17 AM jameygamer
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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 (Finn unfortunately got caught in another bloodbath with ''Disney/HomeOnTheRange'', which derailed his directing career altogether).

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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 (Finn unfortunately got caught in another bloodbath with ''Disney/HomeOnTheRange'', which derailed his directing career altogether).production.
14th Jan '17 2:28:58 AM jameygamer
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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.

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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.production (Finn unfortunately got caught in another bloodbath with ''Disney/HomeOnTheRange'', which derailed his directing career altogether).
12th Jan '17 10:23:43 PM NightShade96
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* NonSingingVoice: Averted; the main characters have the same voice actors for speaking and singing.

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* NonSingingVoice: Averted; NonSingingVoice:
** {{Averted|Trope}};
the main characters have the same voice actors for speaking and singing.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: If this film had made its money back, we could have a whole franchise of them by now. They deliberately sprinkled the film with sequel hooks, and were already in the early stages of plotting out the sequels. One alternative ending to the film actually had them InMediasRes in their next adventure.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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If this film had made its money back, we could have a whole franchise of them by now. They deliberately sprinkled the film with sequel hooks, and were already in the early stages of plotting out the sequels. One alternative ending to the film actually had them InMediasRes in their next adventure.



** It also was going to be revealed at the end that the armadillo was an angel/spirit sent to help Miguel and Tulio. Makes sense when you think about it, considering all the crazy stuff that happens with it around, including pretty much flying through the ball hoop.
** The movie itself was originally gonna be a Rated R movie.

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** It was also was going to be revealed at the end that the armadillo was an angel/spirit sent to help Miguel and Tulio. Makes This makes sense when you think about it, considering all the crazy stuff that happens with it around, including pretty much flying through the ball hoop.
** The movie itself was originally gonna goinf to be a Rated R an R-rated movie.
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.
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