History WesternAnimation / TheRoadToElDorado

11th Apr '17 7:40:01 PM WesternRover
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** Right before the natives address them when they first arrive, Miguel apologizes to Tulio about a past girl. Tulio's mouth clearly starts to form the F-word right before Tzekel-Kan interrupts.

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** Right before the natives address them when they first arrive, Miguel apologizes to Tulio about a past girl. Tulio's mouth clearly starts to form the F-word right before Tzekel-Kan interrupts. (And the subtitle confirms it: "So you f--")
11th Apr '17 7:31:32 PM WesternRover
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** Well, ''almost'' every time.
--> '''Miguel:''' All right! Cuba!
23rd Mar '17 3:02:26 AM Solle
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The film was a pretty big flop, but it shouldn't have been; it's ridiculously fun to watch, especially so if you understand the idea behind the film. According to the producers, after seeing so many animated features whose heroes were upstaged by more memorable sidekicks, they decided to just cut out the typical "hero" characters and center the film on ThoseTwoGuys in the first place. Essentially, the end result is a cartoon version of ''Theatre/RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead''. With the plot of ''The Man Who Would Be King.'' With songs by Music/EltonJohn, reunited with lyricist Music/TimRice and composer Music/HansZimmer after all three had worked on [[Disney/TheLionKing another little animated movie]].

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The film was a pretty big flop, but it shouldn't have been; it's ridiculously fun to watch, especially so if you understand the idea behind the film. According to the producers, after seeing so many animated features whose heroes were upstaged by more memorable sidekicks, they decided to just cut out the typical "hero" characters and center the film on ThoseTwoGuys in the first place. Essentially, the end result is a cartoon version of ''Theatre/RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead''. With the plot of ''The Man Who Would Be King.'' With songs by Music/EltonJohn, reunited with lyricist Music/TimRice and composer Music/HansZimmer after all three had worked on [[Disney/TheLionKing another little animated movie]].
3rd Mar '17 3:37:31 AM Shadowgazer
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* LighterAndSofter: The plot of the movie is based on Rudyard Kipling's "The Man Who Would Be King," which was made into a live action movie with Sean Connery and Michael Caine. The original story and the live adaptation are significantly darker. The protagonists are violent and ruthless VillainProtagonist s for starters who will do anything to scam the tribe, a sharp contrast to the likable Antiheroes of this film who treat the natives nicely and even started the whole thing primarily out of fear.

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* LighterAndSofter: The plot of the movie is based on Rudyard Kipling's "The Man Who Would Be King," which was made into a live action movie with Sean Connery and Michael Caine. The original story and the live adaptation are significantly darker. The protagonists are violent and ruthless VillainProtagonist s [[VillainProtagonist VillainProtagonists]] for starters who will do anything to scam the tribe, a sharp contrast to the likable Antiheroes [[AntiHero Antiheroes]] of this film who treat the natives nicely and even started the whole thing primarily out of fear.
25th Feb '17 2:15:03 AM PantaroP
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** A couple of female background characters in El Dorado [[VaporWear aren't wearing anything resembling a shirt under their ponchos.]]
14th Feb '17 7:42:23 PM N
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** Though those are sailors - a few appearing to be the men on Cortez's crew - so it may have just been a spare map for that trip.
17th Dec '16 11:40:26 PM Nintendoman01
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* FauxSymbolism: Invoked; Cortés claims that his crew was "as carefully chosen as the disciples of Christ."
10th Dec '16 12:58:09 AM rafi
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* AgentMulder and AgentScully: Miguel and Tulio, respectively



* IdiotHero: Miguel and Tulio.
9th Dec '16 9:34:16 PM DemonDuckofDoom
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* BigBadEnsemble: Tzekel-Kan and Hernan Cortez [[spoiler:until the former meets the latter and becomes subservient to him.]]

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* BigBadEnsemble: BigBad: Starts off as a BigBadEnsemble between Tzekel-Kan (a HighPriest who's a little too sacrifice-happy) and Hernan Hernàn Cortez [[spoiler:until the former meets the latter and becomes subservient to him.]](attempted conqueror of El Dorado), but [[spoiler:Cortez wins]].
24th Nov '16 10:53:02 AM Naram-Sin
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* HistoricalVillainUpgrade / HistoricalVillainDowngrade: Both are present in equal quantity, and involving [[MindScrew the same people]]:
** HumanSacrifice is treated as something the people of El Dorado doesn't like, but has been led to believe in as a necessary evil. The one person pushing human sacrifice into his culture, Tzekel-Kan, is evil and using it as a form of BloodMagic. There is contradictory evidence about what players of the Mesoamerican ball game were historically sacrificed after, if the losers or the winners, but it seems that (unlike in the film) the sacrifices considered it a honor.
** Cortés did not sail to the New World for gold and glory in RealLife. He was sent to trade with the natives. ''But'' he overruled his orders for gold and glory, even defeating a Spanish army sent to arrest him in the process. He took Spanish prisoners in that battle, but the idea of ''enslaving'' a fellow Christian or Spaniard would have horrified him. He was also a charming diplomat who forged real alliances with some native groups, while in the film he is a humorless hardass who uses the one native who submits to him as a tool to destroy and kill all the others, and betrays him the minute he doesn't get his way.
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