----
* 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, 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 cost an estimated $75$90 million to produce, and only got a little halfway back to its budget in box office. According to Chris Meledandri, the supervisor of the film, it lost Fox $100 million.
* CreatorKiller: Not only did its failure shut down Fox's brand-new animation studio, but also proved to be the final straw for Creator/DonBluth, who retired from filmmaking after years of disappointment from Hollywood.
* 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-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 since, and Disney almost decided to completely abandon theatrical traditional animation besides Disneytoon Studios until 2009's [[Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog The Princess and the Frog]].
* 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)
* GenreKiller: It didn't do non-tv based theatrical traditional animation any favors either. It is widely considered to be the tipping point for TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation, [[Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire as]] [[WesternAnimation/SpiritStallionOfTheCimarron the]] [[Disney/TreasurePlanet next]] [[WesternAnimation/SinbadLegendOfTheSevenSeas traditionally]] [[Disney/HomeOnTheRange animated]] films that followed were all box office failures, [[Disney/LiloAndStitch with one exception]].
* PlayingAgainstType: Nathan Lane as a villain as opposed to a comic relief character? He pulls it off better than you'd think.
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: After the film's opening weekend badly underperformed, Fox pulled all advertising for the movie, sealing the film's fate as a box office failure.
* 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 ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'', which would lead to Bluth's animation unit getting shut down ''even before the film was released''.
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: This was Creator/DonBluth'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.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** In the DVDCommentary, 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, Creator/DrewBarrymore 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.
* TheWikiRule: Has a wiki [[http://titanafterearth.wikia.com/wiki/Titan_After_Earth_Wiki here.]]
----