History Trivia / TitanAE

12th Feb '17 2:44:31 PM HeraldAlberich
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* AllStarCast: Creator/MattDamon as Cale, Creator/DrewBarrymore as Akima, Creator/BillPullman as Captain Joseph Korso Creator/JohnLeguizamo as Gune, Creator/JaneaneGarofalo as Stith and Creator/NathanLane as Preed.
** Also a couple others in smaller roles like Creator/RonPerlman as Cale's father, and rapper Tone Loc as Tec.
* BoxOfficeBomb: A massive one, it cost an estimated $75$90 million to produce, and only got a little halfway back to it's budget in box office. According to Chris Meledandri, the supervisor of the film, it lost Fox $100 million.

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* AllStarCast: Creator/MattDamon as Cale, Creator/DrewBarrymore as Akima, Creator/BillPullman as Captain Joseph Korso Korso, Creator/JohnLeguizamo as Gune, Creator/JaneaneGarofalo as Stith and Creator/NathanLane as Preed.
** Also
Preed, along with a couple others in smaller roles like Creator/RonPerlman as Cale's father, and rapper Tone Loc as Tec.
* BoxOfficeBomb: A massive one, it one--it cost an estimated $75$90 million to produce, and only got a little halfway back to it's its budget in box office. According to Chris Meledandri, the supervisor of the film, it lost Fox $100 million.



** [-Fatherless boy tries to solve his [[DisappearedDad daddy issues]] by going on a space voyage in search of a long-lost treasure, hidden on a BigDumbObject, with a [[IncrediblyLamePun less-than-stellar]] crew of galactic PettingZooPeople, one of whom is a ParentalSubstitute, [[spoiler:but proves to be TheMole,]] using a [[ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacGuffin starmap]] [[YouWillKnowWhatToDo only he]] [[LivingMacGuffin can read]]. The villain [[spoiler:redeems himself in a TakeMyHand moment]] while trying to activate/deactivate the {{forgotten| phlebotinum}} DoomsdayDevice. Both films were deliberately marketed to single-parent Gen-X kids, with an uplifting {{Grunge}} soundtrack. One is about {{Pirates}} in a SteamPunk-ish/CyberPunk-ish AlternateUniverse, based on a [[Literature/TreasureIsland classic novel]]. The other is about SpacePirates AfterTheEnd, inspired by ''Franchise/StarWars'' and ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|1978}}''. Both films got an EarthShatteringKaboom.-]
** The sad part is neither film won; in fact both ended up tanking their respective studios. Bluth has yet to produce a new movie in 11 years, and Disney almost decided to completely abandon traditional animation.

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** [-Fatherless Fatherless boy tries to solve his [[DisappearedDad daddy issues]] by going on a space voyage in search of a long-lost treasure, hidden on a BigDumbObject, with a [[IncrediblyLamePun less-than-stellar]] crew of galactic PettingZooPeople, one of whom is a ParentalSubstitute, [[spoiler:but proves to be TheMole,]] using a [[ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacGuffin starmap]] [[YouWillKnowWhatToDo only he]] [[LivingMacGuffin can read]]. The villain [[spoiler:redeems himself in a TakeMyHand moment]] while trying to activate/deactivate the {{forgotten| phlebotinum}} DoomsdayDevice. Both films were deliberately marketed to single-parent Gen-X kids, with an uplifting {{Grunge}} soundtrack. One is about {{Pirates}} in a SteamPunk-ish/CyberPunk-ish AlternateUniverse, based on a [[Literature/TreasureIsland classic novel]]. The other is about SpacePirates AfterTheEnd, inspired by ''Franchise/StarWars'' and ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|1978}}''. Both films got an EarthShatteringKaboom.-]
EarthShatteringKaboom.
** The sad part is neither film won; in fact both ended up tanking their respective studios. Bluth has yet to produce a new movie in 11 years, since, and Disney almost decided to completely abandon traditional animation.



* ScrewedByTheNetwork: After the films opening weekend badly underperformed, Fox pulled all advertising for the movie, sealing the film's fate as a box office failure.
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: This was also Bluth's only film with a soundtrack filled with contemporary pop music, which, until then, he's opposed out of fear that it'd [[UnintentionalPeriodPiece date the movie]]. He wasn't wrong, as the soundtrack definitively pins the movie in the year 2000.
** Although the orchestral score (around an hour of it) by Graeme Revell was released in 2014.
* TroubledProduction: Gary Goldman [[http://alternativemagazineonline.co.uk/2009/11/30/interview-in-conversation-with-gary-goldman-don-bluth-productions/ said]] that while the crew was proud of Titan A.E., it was not a fun experience making the movie. The film switched producers and directors 18 months into production, having already blown 30 million bucks on it, and only having pre-production art to show for it. Don and Gary decided to start it over from scratch and were given a [[http://www.awn.com/animationworld/why-does-it-take-ten-years $55 milllion budget]], and 19 months to get the film done, and the creative executives gave the crew a lot of trouble all the way to the end of it. And halfway through the movie, Fox gave up on hand-drawn animation and decided to concentrate on CG movies such as Film/IceAge, which would lead to Bluth's animation unit getting shut down ''even before the film was released''.
** In the [=DVD=] commentary, one of the directors joked about making a spin-off movie starring Gune. The other director said that he liked the idea. Of course, whether-or-not he would have followed through with it, the film's box-office failure killed any chances of that.
** According to the DVD's behind-the-scenes special, Drew Barrymore played Akima as a more feminine and inexperienced/naive character. The directors eventually decided they weren't happy with it, and the lines were re-recorded (or, in some cases, thrown out and rewritten). In an interview, Barrymore implied that she liked the original characterization better.
** There was originally going to be a video game based on the movie that would have come out after the movie hit theaters. At the end of the credits, there's even a brief message from the creators, telling viewers to look out for it when it hit stores. Seeing the message can be a bit baffling today, since the movie's box-office failure meant that the game never got made. However, you can find what the developers did manage to make (a demo) [[https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=titan+ae+video+game online]].
** Creator/MichaelJFox was offered the lead voice-over role in both this movie and ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire''. He left the decision up to his son Sam, who ended up choosing the latter.

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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: After the films film's opening weekend badly underperformed, Fox pulled all advertising for the movie, sealing the film's fate as a box office failure.
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: This was also Bluth's only film with a soundtrack filled with contemporary pop music, which, until then, he's opposed out of fear that it'd [[UnintentionalPeriodPiece date the movie]]. He wasn't wrong, as the soundtrack definitively pins the movie in the year 2000.
** Although
2000, although the orchestral score (around an hour of it) by Graeme Revell was released in 2014.
* TroubledProduction: Gary Goldman [[http://alternativemagazineonline.co.uk/2009/11/30/interview-in-conversation-with-gary-goldman-don-bluth-productions/ said]] that while the crew was proud of Titan ''Titan A.E., '', it was not a fun experience making the movie. The film switched producers and directors 18 months into production, having already blown 30 million bucks on it, and only having pre-production art to show for it. Don and Gary decided to start it over from scratch and were given a [[http://www.awn.com/animationworld/why-does-it-take-ten-years $55 milllion budget]], and 19 months to get the film done, and the creative executives gave the crew a lot of trouble all the way to the end of it. And halfway through the movie, Fox gave up on hand-drawn animation and decided to concentrate on CG movies such as Film/IceAge, ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'', which would lead to Bluth's animation unit getting shut down ''even before the film was released''.
** In the [=DVD=] commentary, one of the directors joked about making a spin-off movie starring Gune. The other director said that he liked the idea. Of course, whether-or-not he would have followed through with it, the film's box-office failure killed any chances of that.
** According to the DVD's behind-the-scenes special, Drew Barrymore played Akima as a more feminine and inexperienced/naive character. The directors eventually decided they weren't happy with it, and the lines were re-recorded (or, in some cases, thrown out and rewritten). In an interview, Barrymore implied that she liked the original characterization better.
** There was originally going to be a video game based on the movie that would have come out after the movie hit theaters. At the end of the credits, there's even a brief message from the creators, telling viewers to look out for it when it hit stores. Seeing the message can be a bit baffling today, since the movie's box-office failure meant that the game never got made. However, you can find what the developers did manage to make (a demo) [[https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=titan+ae+video+game online]].
** Creator/MichaelJFox was offered the lead voice-over role in both this movie and ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire''. He left the decision up to his son Sam, who ended up choosing the latter.
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** In the [=DVD=] commentary, one of the directors jokes about making a spin-off movie starring Gune. The other director says that he liked the idea. Of course, whether or not he would have followed through with it, the film's box-office failure killed any chances of that.
** According to the DVD's behind-the-scenes special, Drew Barrymore played Akima as a more feminine and inexperienced/naive character. The directors eventually decided they weren't happy with it, and the lines were re-recorded (or, in some cases, thrown out and rewritten). In an interview, Barrymore implied that she liked the original characterization better.
** There was originally going to be a video game based on the movie that would have come out after the movie hit theaters. At the end of the credits, there's even a brief message from the creators, telling viewers to look out for it when it hit stores. Seeing the message can be a bit baffling today, since the movie's box-office failure meant that the game never got made. However, you can find what the developers did manage to make (a demo) [[https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=titan+ae+video+game online]].
** Creator/MichaelJFox was offered the lead voice-over role in both this movie and ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire''. He left the decision up to his son Sam, who ended up choosing the latter.
4th Jan '17 1:49:59 PM StFan
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** MichaelJFox was offered the lead voice-over role in both this movie and AtlantisTheLostEmpire. He left the decision up to his son Sam, who ended up choosing the latter.

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** MichaelJFox Creator/MichaelJFox was offered the lead voice-over role in both this movie and AtlantisTheLostEmpire.''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire''. He left the decision up to his son Sam, who ended up choosing the latter.
1st Dec '16 9:02:58 AM ElSquibbonator
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* CreatorKiller: Not only did it's failure shut down Fox's barely-new animation studio, but also proved to be the final straw for Don Bluth, who retired from filmmaking after years of disappointment from Hollywood.

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* CreatorKiller: Not only did it's its failure shut down Fox's barely-new brand-new animation studio, but also proved to be the final straw for Don Bluth, who retired from filmmaking after years of disappointment from Hollywood.



* TroubledProduction: Gary Goldman [[http://alternativemagazineonline.co.uk/2009/11/30/interview-in-conversation-with-gary-goldman-don-bluth-productions/ said]] that while the crew was proud of Titan A.E., it was not a fun experience making the movie. The film switched producers and directors 18 months into production, having already blown 30 million bucks on it, and only having pre-production art to show for it. Don and Gary decided to start it over from scratch and were given a [[http://www.awn.com/animationworld/why-does-it-take-ten-years $55 milllion budget]], and 19 months to get the film done, and the creative executives gave the crew a lot of trouble all the way to the end of it. And halfway through the movie, Fox gave up on hand-drawn animation and decided to concentrate on CG movies, which would lead to Bluth's animation unit getting shut down.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:

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* TroubledProduction: Gary Goldman [[http://alternativemagazineonline.co.uk/2009/11/30/interview-in-conversation-with-gary-goldman-don-bluth-productions/ said]] that while the crew was proud of Titan A.E., it was not a fun experience making the movie. The film switched producers and directors 18 months into production, having already blown 30 million bucks on it, and only having pre-production art to show for it. Don and Gary decided to start it over from scratch and were given a [[http://www.awn.com/animationworld/why-does-it-take-ten-years $55 milllion budget]], and 19 months to get the film done, and the creative executives gave the crew a lot of trouble all the way to the end of it. And halfway through the movie, Fox gave up on hand-drawn animation and decided to concentrate on CG movies, movies such as Film/IceAge, which would lead to Bluth's animation unit getting shut down.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
down ''even before the film was released''.
27th Aug '16 9:19:20 AM trulymadmoves
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* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: This was also Bluth's only film with a soundtrack filled with contemporary pop music, which, until then, he's opposed out of fear that it'd [[UnintentionalPeriodPiece date the movie]].

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* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: This was also Bluth's only film with a soundtrack filled with contemporary pop music, which, until then, he's opposed out of fear that it'd [[UnintentionalPeriodPiece date the movie]]. He wasn't wrong, as the soundtrack definitively pins the movie in the year 2000.
21st Jun '16 6:15:41 AM liamh
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* GenreKiller: It didn't do traditional animation any favors either. It is widely considered to be the tipping point for TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation, [[WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado as]] [[Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire the]] [[Disney/TreasurePlanet next]] [[WesternAnimation/SinbadLegendOfTheSevenSeas traditionally]] [[Disney/HomeOnTheRange animated]] films that followed were all box office failures, except for [[Disney/LiloAndStitch]].

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* GenreKiller: It didn't do traditional animation any favors either. It is widely considered to be the tipping point for TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation, [[WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado as]] [[Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire the]] [[Disney/TreasurePlanet next]] [[WesternAnimation/SinbadLegendOfTheSevenSeas traditionally]] [[Disney/HomeOnTheRange animated]] films that followed were all box office failures, except for [[Disney/LiloAndStitch]].[[Disney/LiloAndStitch with one exception]].
21st Jun '16 6:15:12 AM liamh
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* GenreKiller: It didn't do traditional animation any favors either. It is widely considered to be the tipping point for TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation, [[WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado as]] [[Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire the]] [[Disney/TreasurePlanet next]] [[WesternAnimation/SinbadLegendOfTheSevenSeas traditionally]] [[Disney/HomeOnTheRange animated]] films that followed were all box office failures.

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* GenreKiller: It didn't do traditional animation any favors either. It is widely considered to be the tipping point for TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation, [[WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado as]] [[Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire the]] [[Disney/TreasurePlanet next]] [[WesternAnimation/SinbadLegendOfTheSevenSeas traditionally]] [[Disney/HomeOnTheRange animated]] films that followed were all box office failures.failures, except for [[Disney/LiloAndStitch]].
19th Apr '16 11:38:54 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatVoice: [[WesternAnimation/IceAge Sid]] is Gune & [[Disney/TheLionKing Timon]] is Preed. Tone Loc is Tek, Creator/JaneaneGarofalo is Stith, Jim Breuer (from the mid-to-late 90s ''SaturdayNightLive'' lineup) was The Cook, and Cale's father was Creator/RonPerlman.
14th Feb '16 1:25:03 PM CJCroen1393
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* PlayingAgainstType: Nathan Lane as a villain as opposed to a comic relief character? He pulls it off better than you'd think.
6th Feb '16 9:03:29 AM Mario1995
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** GenreKiller: It didn't do traditional animation any favors either. It is widely considered to be the tipping point for TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation.

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** * GenreKiller: It didn't do traditional animation any favors either. It is widely considered to be the tipping point for TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation.TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation, [[WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado as]] [[Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire the]] [[Disney/TreasurePlanet next]] [[WesternAnimation/SinbadLegendOfTheSevenSeas traditionally]] [[Disney/HomeOnTheRange animated]] films that followed were all box office failures.
27th Jan '16 12:30:38 PM TheRealYuma
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* MichaelJFox

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* MichaelJFox** MichaelJFox was offered the lead voice-over role in both this movie and AtlantisTheLostEmpire. He left the decision up to his son Sam, who ended up choosing the latter.
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