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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 $75 million to produce, and only got a little halfway back to it's budget in box office.
* 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.
** GenreKiller: It didn't do traditional animation any favors either. It is widely considered to be the tipping point for TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation.
* DuelingMovies: One of the most [[PyrrhicVictory destructive]] duels ever, in its race to be released prior to the long-delayed ''Disney/TreasurePlanet''. Both animation teams were constantly looking over their shoulder at each other, according to WordOfGod:
** [-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 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, despite both of them being very good; 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.
* ExecutiveMeddling: Fox Animation Studios is [[WordOfGod blamed by the directors]] in the DVD commentary for starving the movie of both time and money, forcing them to produce a product they were not happy with; as a result the film is unfinished at best.
* TheForeignSubtitle: As the initials for ''A.E.'' were difficult to properly translate, in some places the movie was just named ''Titan'' with the following subtitles:
** ''After the Destruction of Earth'' (Portugal/Croatia) [a little wordy, but probably closer to the English title than the other two]
** ''After Our Time'' (Hungary)
** ''The New Earth'' (Poland)
* HeyItsThatVoice: [[WesternAnimation/IceAge Sid]] is Gune & [[Disney/TheLionKing Timon]] is Preed.
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: After the films opening weekend badly underperformed, Fox pulled all advertising for the movie, sealing the films 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]].
** 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 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:
** 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.
* VindicatedByHistory: Even Don Bluth seems to have softened to it in recent years.
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