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* TwoferTokenMinority: Dr. Sweet, African-American and Native American.

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* TwoferTokenMinority: TwoferTokenMinority:
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Dr. Sweet, African-American and Native American.American.
** Audrey, female and Hispanic.


* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Milo aside, everyone on the expedition is this,[[spoiler: especially Rourke]].

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* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Milo aside, everyone on the expedition is this,[[spoiler: this, [[spoiler: especially Rourke]].


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* RewatchBonus: The cataclysm that opens the movie becomes much more horrifying when you recognize the first Atlantean vehicles in line fleeing from the explosion: ''[[TheWorfEffect a formation of four]] '''[[OOCIsSeriousBusiness Leviathans]]'''''.

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* ActorAllusion:
** When Milo first meets Commander Rourke, the latter comments that he "prefers a good western." This could be seen as a reference to James Garner's earlier television series ''Series/{{Maverick}},'' where he played a gambler in TheWildWest.
** Two for Creator/MichaelJFox and ''Film/BackToTheFuture''. In his first scene, Marty/Milo is rehearsing something, only to realize he's late. Later, when Milo realizes [[spoiler:King Kashekim Nedakh is dying]], he says "What a nightmare", which was what Marty says when he wakes up in the "improved" 1985 in the end.


** Audrey is a teenage mechanic who's surprisingly proactive, given her age. Apparently she also has a sister [[spoiler: who is poised to become a boxing champion]].

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** Audrey is a teenage mechanic who's surprisingly proactive, given her age. Apparently she also has a sister [[spoiler: who is poised to become a boxing champion]].champion.


* PoliticallyCorrectHistory: An ethnically diverse crew of explorers... in 1914! Justified in that the core were mercenaries - which put petty little things like ethnicity aside in the Search for More Money - and the crew was assembled by Whitmore, who was a CrazyAwesome certifiable nutcase.

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* PoliticallyCorrectHistory: An ethnically diverse crew of explorers... in 1914! Justified in that the core were mercenaries - which put petty little things like ethnicity aside in the Search for More Money - and the crew was assembled by Whitmore, who was a CrazyAwesome certifiable awesome nutcase.


-->'''Rourke:''' Helmsman! Bring us about! Tighten our search pattern and- [[spoiler: '''[[JumpScare BOOM!]]''' ]]

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-->'''Rourke:''' Helmsman! Bring us about! Tighten our search pattern and- [[spoiler: '''[[JumpScare BOOM!]]''' '''''[[JumpScare BOOM]]''''' ]]

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* AcousticLicense: During the opening sequence, one of the Atlantean pilots angrily shouts from his Hammerhead craft to another that "You fool! You've destroyed us all!" Never mind how loud the flying craft are, how fast they're moving, and how many of them they are all around the pilots, considering how close they were to the explosion, they should all have ''instantly'' [[SteelEardrums had their eardrums ruptured]], if not killed outright.


* DeadParentsAreTheBest: Disney's parent-hatred sets a new record here, Kida loses her mother (well, [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence sort of]]) '''a minute and a half''' into the movie, after Queen Kashem's gotten something like five ''seconds'' of screen time.

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* DeadParentsAreTheBest: DeceasedParentsAreTheBest: Disney's parent-hatred sets a new record here, Kida loses her mother (well, [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence sort of]]) '''a minute and a half''' into the movie, after Queen Kashem's gotten something like five ''seconds'' of screen time.


* DeadParentsAreTheBest: Disney's parent-hatred sets a new record here, Kida loses her mother (well, [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence sort of]]) '''a minute and a half''' into the movie, after Queen Kashem's gotten something like five ''seconds'' of screen time.



** When the opening cataclysm hits Atlantis and the people in the outer villages get trapped outside the magical barrier, one guy (possibly one of the soldiers from the Hammerhead ships) [[FaceDeathWithDignity takes his hat off as he stands facing the wave]], while several other families [[TearJerker hug each other tightly, preparing for the end]].



** When Ulysses descends into the ocean, a crewman can be seen grinning and waving at the camera almost immediately after Milo goes out of frame.

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** Those two {{Mauve Shirt}}s who just make it through the flooding hallway before Audrey slams the door are the pilots of the last heavy sub that gets [[ShootTheShaggyDog destroyed by the Leviathan.]]
** When Ulysses the ''Ulysses'' descends into the ocean, a crewman can be seen grinning and waving at the camera almost immediately after Milo goes out of frame.


* DarkerAndEdgier: Than the usual Disney fare, by a ''big'' degree, and largely considered to be a [[AnimationAgeGhetto reason for its financial failure]]. The FantasticNuke is the ''first'' thing that happens after the opening credits.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: Than the usual Disney fare, by a ''big'' degree, and largely considered to be a [[AnimationAgeGhetto reason for its financial failure]]. It may hold the record for the largest number of people who die onscreen in a Disney movie (not major characters, but still.) The FantasticNuke is the ''first'' thing that happens after the opening credits.


* MenAreTheExpendableGender: Averted to an almost ahistorical extent. The crew of the ''Ulysses'' clearly has a good number of women among its crew, [[note]]Including in combat roles, the dude in the sub pod who shouts "We're getting killed out here!" has a female copilot [[/labelnote]] and very few, if any, are seen to have escaped its destruction. Rourke's eulogy specifically mentions that the crew had "some of the finest men and women I've ever known." [[spoiler: Rourke's GasMaskMooks in the climax are ''assumed'' to be all male, but they wear heavy, full-body coats and don't speak, so we can't say that for certain.]]

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* MenAreTheExpendableGender: Averted to an almost ahistorical extent. The crew of the ''Ulysses'' clearly has a good number of women among its crew, [[note]]Including in combat roles, the dude in the sub pod who shouts "We're getting killed out here!" has a female copilot [[/labelnote]] [[/note]] and very few, if any, are seen to have escaped its destruction. Rourke's eulogy specifically mentions that the crew had "some of the finest men and women I've ever known." [[spoiler: Rourke's GasMaskMooks in the climax are ''assumed'' to be all male, but they wear heavy, full-body coats and don't speak, so we can't say that for certain.]]


* MenAreTheExpendableGender: Averted to an almost ahistorical extent. The crew of the ''Ulysses'' clearly has a good number of women among its crew, [[note]]Including in combat roles, the dude in the sub pod who shouts "We're getting killed out here!" has a female copilot[[/labelnote]] and very few, if any, are seen to have escaped its destruction. Rourke's eulogy specifically mentions that the crew had "some of the finest men and women I've ever known." [[spoiler: Rourke's GasMaskMooks in the climax are ''assumed'' to be all male, but they wear heavy, full-body coats and don't speak, so we can't say that for certain.]]

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* MenAreTheExpendableGender: Averted to an almost ahistorical extent. The crew of the ''Ulysses'' clearly has a good number of women among its crew, [[note]]Including in combat roles, the dude in the sub pod who shouts "We're getting killed out here!" has a female copilot[[/labelnote]] copilot [[/labelnote]] and very few, if any, are seen to have escaped its destruction. Rourke's eulogy specifically mentions that the crew had "some of the finest men and women I've ever known." [[spoiler: Rourke's GasMaskMooks in the climax are ''assumed'' to be all male, but they wear heavy, full-body coats and don't speak, so we can't say that for certain.]]


* CastOfSnowflakes: Thanks to the combination of Disney and Mike Mignola working together, everyone, including random Atlanteans and ''Ulysses'' crewmembers, looks completely unique.



* MenAreTheExpendableGender: Averted to an almost ahistorical extent. The crew of the ''Ulysses'' clearly has a good number of women among its crew, and very few, if any, are seen to have escaped its destruction. Rourke's eulogy specifically mentions that the crew had "some of the finest men and women I've ever known." [[spoiler: Rourke's GasMaskMooks in the climax are ''assumed'' to be all male, but they wear heavy, full-body coats and don't speak, so we can't say that for certain.]]

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* MenAreTheExpendableGender: Averted to an almost ahistorical extent. The crew of the ''Ulysses'' clearly has a good number of women among its crew, [[note]]Including in combat roles, the dude in the sub pod who shouts "We're getting killed out here!" has a female copilot[[/labelnote]] and very few, if any, are seen to have escaped its destruction. Rourke's eulogy specifically mentions that the crew had "some of the finest men and women I've ever known." [[spoiler: Rourke's GasMaskMooks in the climax are ''assumed'' to be all male, but they wear heavy, full-body coats and don't speak, so we can't say that for certain.]]


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* TakeAMomentToCatchYourDeath: [[FreezeFrameBonus Watch carefully]] during the destruction of the ''Ulysses'' - those two [[RedShirt random crewmen]] who just barely make it through the flooding hallway before Audrey slams the door? They're the pilots of [[ShootTheShaggyDog the last submarine that gets destroyed by the Leviathan.]]

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** The Leviathan is also slightly inconsistent in regards to how '''much''' bigger it is than the ''Ulysses''. In one shot, it swims quietly underneath the ''Ulysses'', and although it's hard to tell from the water depth, the ''Ulysses'' appears to be about as long as its head or one of its larger claws. Another shot from the same action sequence shows the Leviathan quite comfortably holding the entire ''Ulysses'' like a footlong sub sandwich in its '''[[UpToEleven mandibles]]'''.

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** The entire crew of the Ulysses [[MassOhCrap shits themselves simultaneously]] when Packard puts the [[HellIsThatNoise Leviathan's call]] on over the radio.


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* TheWorfEffect: A subtle example, when you're watching the movie for a [[RewatchBonus second time.]] What's the very first vehicle fleeing in panic from the massive explosion that opens the movie? [[OhCrap A whole squadron of Leviathans.]]


* MagicalNegro: Joshua Sweet could be considered a mild example of this, he's the most outwardly nice to Milo out of the whole crew, [[spoiler: [[TokenGoodTeammate the first to turn on Rourke]], and the first to definitively throw his lot in with Milo in the climax.]]



* MenAreTheExpendableGender: Averted to an almost ahistorical extent. The crew of the ''Ulysses'' is clearly shown to have a good number of women among its crew, who presumably went down with the rest. Rourke's eulogy specifically mentions that the crew had "some of the finest men and women I've ever known."

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* MenAreTheExpendableGender: Averted to an almost ahistorical extent. The crew of the ''Ulysses'' is clearly shown to have has a good number of women among its crew, who presumably went down with the rest.and very few, if any, are seen to have escaped its destruction. Rourke's eulogy specifically mentions that the crew had "some of the finest men and women I've ever known."" [[spoiler: Rourke's GasMaskMooks in the climax are ''assumed'' to be all male, but they wear heavy, full-body coats and don't speak, so we can't say that for certain.]]


* TwoferTokenMinority:
** Dr. Sweet, African-American and Native American.
** Audrey, female and Hispanic.

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* TwoferTokenMinority:
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TwoferTokenMinority: Dr. Sweet, African-American and Native American.
** Audrey, female and Hispanic.
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* AnimationBump: A rather odd example--While it wasn't uncommon for films like this to assign an animator to a character, Helga's animation is considerably ''much'' more fluid than the rest of the cast. This may be due to her supervising animator being from [[Creator/WaltDisneyAnimationUnits France]].

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A rather odd example--While it wasn't uncommon for films like this to assign an animator to a character, Helga's animation is considerably ''much'' more fluid than the rest of the cast. This may be due to her supervising animator being from [[Creator/WaltDisneyAnimationUnits France]].France]].
** Milo himself was sometimes subject to these, during which he would truly come across as an animated Michael J. Fox.


* TeamMom: Joshua Sweet takes up this role a lot of the time - he's the wisest and most compassionate member of the expedition by far ([[spoiler:he is the first of the team to perform a HeelFaceTurn when Rourke harms the King]]), and can be often found taking care of the rest. His name is [[MeaningfulName very well chosen.]].



* TeamMom: Joshua Sweet takes up this role a lot of the time - he's the wisest and most compassionate member of the expedition by far ([[spoiler:he is the first of the team to perform a HeelFaceTurn when Rourke harms the King]]), and can be often found taking care of the rest. His name is [[MeaningfulName very well chosen.]].

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* HatsOffToTheDead: The team hold a brief memorial service for the lives lost to the Leviathan, during which Commander Rourke takes off his hat. [[spoiler:Subverted when it turns out that he cares nothing about lives lost beyond his own.]]


* [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever Attack of the 2-Mile Long]] [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Robot Lobster Kaiju]]: One of the most memorable and terrifying in animated film history. Its ''mandibles'' are larger than ''the entire [[CoolShip Ulysses]].''

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* [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever Attack of the 2-Mile Long]] [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Robot Lobster Kaiju]]: One of the most memorable and terrifying in animated film history. Its ''mandibles'' are larger than ''the '''the entire [[CoolShip Ulysses]].''''[[CoolShip Ulysses]]'''''.


* DarkerAndEdgier: Than the usual Disney fare, by a ''big'' degree, and largely considered to be a [[AnimationAgeGhetto reason for its financial failure]]. The FantasticNuke is the ''first'' thing that happens after the opening credits.



* EldritchAbomination: The sequel gives us [[KrakenAndLeviathan the Kraken]], a giant squid-like beastie with a fish-like face and the ability to offer immortality to anyone who [[DealWithTheDevil makes a deal with it]] and hypnotize people as well.

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* EldritchAbomination: The sequel gives us [[KrakenAndLeviathan the Kraken]], a giant squid-like beastie with a fish-like face and the ability to offer immortality to anyone who [[DealWithTheDevil makes a deal with it]] and hypnotize people as well. The Leviathan is a mechanical version.


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* EstablishingSeriesMoment: Within ''seconds'' of the opening logos, we get a FantasticNuke explosion and the very first line of dialogue is (in Atlantean) "You fool! [[ApocalypseHow You've destroyed us all!]]" Not exactly [[DarkerAndEdgier your traditional Disney fare]], for sure.


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** It moves so fast it's hard to tell, but in the cataclysm that opens the film, the Leviathan is the leading Atlantean vehicle in the convoy, and in fact flies ''directly'' into the camera, long before it gets any plot relevance.


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** Also in a FridgeHorror variation, around the opening cataclysm: just what the hell were the Atlanteans ''fighting'' for the crystal weapon (that ultimately destroyed the city) to [[GodzillaThreshold become necessary?]] We never find out.


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* YourSizeMayVary: A mechanical example. Only two vehicles, apparently, escape the destruction of the ''Ulysses'', a single sub-pod and one of the larger carrier subs which doesn't look to be much bigger than a house, considering its size next to the two-man sub-pod...yet when the survivors emerge from it, they're barely visible on top, and that single carrier is apparently large enough to carry a ''sizable'' armed backup, a full military convoy complete with air support, at least one massive boring machine...oh, and [[spoiler: an escape zeppelin.]]


** [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever Attack of the 2-Mile Long]] [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Robot Lobster Kaiju]]: One of the most memorable and terrifying in animated film history. Its ''mandibles'' are larger than ''the entire [[CoolShip Ulysses]].''

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** * [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever Attack of the 2-Mile Long]] [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Robot Lobster Kaiju]]: One of the most memorable and terrifying in animated film history. Its ''mandibles'' are larger than ''the entire [[CoolShip Ulysses]].''


* {{Adorkable}}: Milo, who personifies this to such a degree that he provides the page image for that trope. Intelligent, sweet, clumsy, scrawny, still brave... Top it off with the voice of Creator/MichaelJFox, and you have got fangirl carnage on your hands. Kida makes mention of this... in her own, unique way.

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* {{Adorkable}}: Milo, who personifies this to such a degree that he provides the page image for that trope. Intelligent, sweet, clumsy, scrawny, still brave... Top it off with the voice of Creator/MichaelJFox, and you have got fangirl carnage on your hands. hands.
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Kida makes mention of this... in her own, unique way.



* AlternativeForeignThemeSong:
** The film has a different theme song for the Japanese version, called [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAJg4Pp2dWE "Crystal Vine"]], written by DREAMS COME TRUE.

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* AlternativeForeignThemeSong:
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AlternativeForeignThemeSong: The film has a different theme song for the Japanese version, called [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAJg4Pp2dWE "Crystal Vine"]], written by DREAMS COME TRUE.



* ArtisticLicenseGeology: The volcano. Unless it were pretty much already erupting, the crash of [[spoiler:A hot air balloon]] wouldn't even dent a lava dome. Further, it erupts in a "Strombolian" fashion (creating lava bombs, splatter, and explosively fast lava flows) but produces lava in a volume only seen in Hawai'ian eruption. They'd probably have something on the order of ''several hours'' to construct the shield in a Hawai'ian eruption, but RuleOfDrama! Presumably a true "Plinian" eruption (explosive, the type that the Mount St. Helens eruption followed) would have been too hard to animate. The danger from them are not lava, but pyroclastic clouds of red-hot gasses and tiny bits of magma that travel several ''hundred'' miles per hour.

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* ArtisticLicenseGeology: The volcano. Unless it were pretty much already erupting, the crash of [[spoiler:A hot air balloon]] wouldn't even dent a lava dome. Further, it erupts in a "Strombolian" fashion (creating lava bombs, splatter, and explosively fast lava flows) but produces lava in a volume only seen in Hawai'ian eruption. They'd probably have something on the order of ''several hours'' to construct the shield in a Hawai'ian eruption, but RuleOfDrama! RuleOfDrama!
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Presumably a true "Plinian" eruption (explosive, the type that the Mount St. Helens eruption followed) would have been too hard to animate. The danger from them are not lava, but pyroclastic clouds of red-hot gasses and tiny bits of magma that travel several ''hundred'' miles per hour.



* ArtisticLicensePhysics:
** The Atlantean tech gets a pass due to the 'sufficiently advanced technology', but there are a couple of instances. For instance, the ''Ulysses'' explodes after the crew escapes, when at thalassic depths it should have been crumpling in on itself as the boiler explosion within compromised its structure.

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* ArtisticLicensePhysics:
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ArtisticLicensePhysics: The Atlantean tech gets a pass due to the 'sufficiently advanced technology', but there are a couple of instances. For instance, the ''Ulysses'' explodes after the crew escapes, when at thalassic depths it should have been crumpling in on itself as the boiler explosion within compromised its structure.



* CrazyPrepared: Rourke. Audrey's main advice to Milo when [[spoiler:they are going against him]] is that he is "never surprised." Case in point - he brings anti-aircraft guns and an army of biplanes with him on an ''underground/underwater mission'', despite having no reason to think he was going to be attacked by flying machines. What makes it even crazier is the fact they lost 90% of their equipment prior to that point. At least some of the credit should go to [[EccentricMillionaire Mr. Whitmore]], who had the expedition supplied with said equipment in the first place.

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* CrazyPrepared: Rourke. Audrey's main advice to Milo when [[spoiler:they are going against him]] is that he is "never surprised." Case in point - he brings anti-aircraft guns and an army of biplanes with him on an ''underground/underwater mission'', despite having no reason to think he was going to be attacked by flying machines. machines.
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What makes it even crazier is the fact they lost 90% of their equipment prior to that point. point.
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At least some of the credit should go to [[EccentricMillionaire Mr. Whitmore]], who had the expedition supplied with said equipment in the first place.



* FreezeFrameBonus:
** During the scene in which the leviathan attacks, Mrs. Packard can be seen opening a crime novel and trying to read even as she relays communications for the rest of the panicked crew.

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* FreezeFrameBonus:
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FreezeFrameBonus: During the scene in which the leviathan attacks, Mrs. Packard can be seen opening a crime novel and trying to read even as she relays communications for the rest of the panicked crew.



* TheGreatestHistoryNeverTold: Sweet was a medic during the Spanish-American War.



* HeelFaceTurn:
** [[spoiler: Vinny, Audrey. Mole, Cookie, and Mrs. Packard may have been OnlyInItForTheMoney, but unlike Rourke they're not willing to resort to murder.]]

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* HeelFaceTurn:
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HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Vinny, Audrey. Mole, Cookie, and Mrs. Packard may have been OnlyInItForTheMoney, but unlike Rourke they're not willing to resort to murder.]]



* INeverSaidItWasPoison: When looking for a stolen clay vase, Milo mentions they are looking for a crate and the villain claims he hasn't seen any pottery in a crate. When Milo gets outside, he points out he specifically didn't say there was pottery in the missing crate. Oops.

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* INeverSaidItWasPoison: [[INeverSaidItWasPoison I Never Said It Was Pottery]]: When looking for a stolen clay vase, Milo mentions they are looking for a crate and the villain claims he hasn't seen any pottery in a crate. When Milo gets outside, he points out he specifically didn't say there was pottery in the missing crate. Oops.



* KarmaHoudini:
** [[spoiler: All of the specialists who took part in Rourke's get-rich plan that ends up with the king of Atlantis dead, all so they can steal Atlants's treasure, are EasilyForgiven (and very richly rewarded) for having a last minute twinge of conscience. Granted they initially thought they were just going to be doing some elaborate grave-robbing from a long-dead civilization. Murder wasn't on their to-do list.]]

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* KarmaHoudini:
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KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: All of the specialists who took part in Rourke's get-rich plan that ends up with the king of Atlantis dead, all so they can steal Atlants's treasure, are EasilyForgiven (and very richly rewarded) for having a last minute twinge of conscience. Granted they initially thought they were just going to be doing some elaborate grave-robbing from a long-dead civilization. Murder wasn't on their to-do list.]]



* MotorMouth:
** Sweet talks faster than the other characters. In fact, his actor's rapid-fire delivery of lines made animating him somewhat difficult.

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* MotorMouth:
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MotorMouth: Sweet talks faster than the other characters. In fact, his actor's rapid-fire delivery of lines made animating him somewhat difficult.



* MultinationalTeam: The crew for the expedition is multiethnic in 1914, no less. Audrey's inclusion made this the only film in Disney's canon to have a [[LeastCommonSkinTone Hispanic human character]] voiced by a Hispanic actor (or in this case, actress) until ''Disney/BigHero6'', which had Honey Lemon, another Hispanic girl, in its main cast.
* NeverSayDie:
** Pretty cleverly worked around in the scene where [[spoiler: Rourke]] is interrogating the King of Atlantis. At one point, he punches the King in the gut for not cooperating, and an enraged Kida (who is being held captive by [[spoiler:Rourke's]] men) starts threatening him in Atlantean. The official comic book adaption translates her words to 'I will kill you for that.'

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* MultinationalTeam: The crew for the expedition is multiethnic in 1914, no less. less.
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Audrey's inclusion made this the only film in Disney's canon to have a [[LeastCommonSkinTone Hispanic human character]] voiced by a Hispanic actor (or in this case, actress) until ''Disney/BigHero6'', which had Honey Lemon, another Hispanic girl, in its main cast.
* NeverSayDie:
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NeverSayDie: Pretty cleverly worked around in the scene where [[spoiler: Rourke]] is interrogating the King of Atlantis. At one point, he punches the King in the gut for not cooperating, and an enraged Kida (who is being held captive by [[spoiler:Rourke's]] men) starts threatening him in Atlantean. The official comic book adaption translates her words to 'I will kill you for that.'



* NonHumanSidekick: Averted, but Mole is called an animal and a pet which Milo replies as, "Close enough.

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* NonHumanSidekick: Averted, but Mole is called an animal and a pet which Milo replies as, "Close enough."



* OhCrap:
** There's such a moment for Milo, Audrey, Sweet and Vinnie when they realize the final battle has brought on a volcanic eruption.

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* OhCrap:
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OhCrap: There's such a moment for Milo, Audrey, Sweet and Vinnie when they realize the final battle has brought on a volcanic eruption.



* PunchCatch:
** [[spoiler:At the climax, Milo tries to punch Rourke, [[RealityEnsues only for Rourke to catch it]] and slam Milo's own hand back into his face. Justified in that Milo is a scrawny bookworm, and Rourke is a fit, trained fighter.]]

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* PunchCatch:
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PunchCatch: [[spoiler:At the climax, Milo tries to punch Rourke, [[RealityEnsues only for Rourke to catch it]] and slam Milo's own hand back into his face. Justified in that Milo is a scrawny bookworm, and Rourke is a fit, trained fighter.]]



* PunnyName:
** ''Mol''-iere is the TunnelKing (see above).

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* PunnyName:
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PunnyName: ''Mol''-iere is the TunnelKing (see above).



* SheCleansUpNicely:
** Inverted. Milo first meets Helga dolled up in a sexy dress. Later on he does the gasp and double take when he sees her on the expedition dressed casually (though not [[MaleGaze for the same reasons]]).

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* SheCleansUpNicely:
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SheCleansUpNicely: Inverted. Milo first meets Helga dolled up in a sexy dress. Later on he does the gasp and double take when he sees her on the expedition dressed casually (though not [[MaleGaze for the same reasons]]).



* StupidEvil: [[spoiler:Rourke didn't ''need'' to steal the Atlanteans' source to become rich; [[CutLexLuthorACheck discovering a Lost Civilization alone would have made him rich anyway]]. In fact, the story ends with most of the cast coming back home and becoming rich thanks to the Atlantean "modest" reward; So Rourke was clearly an asshole just for the sake of it in the end.]] And all but declared InUniverse with this line:

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* StupidEvil: [[spoiler:Rourke didn't ''need'' to steal the Atlanteans' source to become rich; [[CutLexLuthorACheck discovering a Lost Civilization alone would have made him rich anyway]]. In fact, the story ends with most of the cast coming back home and becoming rich thanks to the Atlantean "modest" reward; So Rourke was clearly an asshole just for the sake of it in the end.]] ]]
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And all but declared InUniverse with this line:



* ToiletHumor: "To whoever took the 'L' from the 'MOTOR POOL' sign, [[DeadpanSnarker ha ha, we are very amused]]." It's even more literally a toilet joke in the german translation: "Whoever took the 1 from room 100, haha, very funny."

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* ToiletHumor: "To whoever took the 'L' from the 'MOTOR POOL' sign, [[DeadpanSnarker ha ha, we are very amused]]." "
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It's even more literally a toilet joke in the german translation: "Whoever took the 1 from room 100, haha, very funny."



* TwoferTokenMinority:
** Dr. Sweet, African-American and Native American.

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TwoferTokenMinority: Dr. Sweet, African-American and Native American.



* UsefulNotes/WorldWarI: The film takes place in 1914, right on the cusp of the first World War, and Milo fears that [[spoiler:Rourke]] will probably try to sell the [[spoiler:Heart of Atlantis]] to the Kaiser. [[CutAndPasteTranslation In the German dub, they changed "Kaiser" to "some kind of tyrant".]]

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* UsefulNotes/WorldWarI: The film takes place in 1914, right on the cusp of the first World War, and Milo fears that [[spoiler:Rourke]] will probably try to sell the [[spoiler:Heart of Atlantis]] to the Kaiser. Kaiser.
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[[CutAndPasteTranslation In the German dub, they changed "Kaiser" to "some kind of tyrant".]]



** According to Audrey in the sequel, it turns out that he was [[spoiler:raised by naked mole rats]]. The truth of this is at best unclear. The ''Magazine/DisneyAdventures'' article on the film says he [[spoiler: spent his childhood roaming through the sewers of Paris and that some of the dirt on him is from that time]].

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** According to Audrey in the sequel, it turns out that he was [[spoiler:raised by naked mole rats]]. The truth of this is at best unclear. unclear.
**
The ''Magazine/DisneyAdventures'' article on the film says he [[spoiler: spent his childhood roaming through the sewers of Paris and that some of the dirt on him is from that time]].


* {{Adorkable}}: Milo, who personifies this to such a degree that he provides the page image for that trope. Intelligent, sweet, clumsy, scrawny, still brave... Top it off with the voice of Creator/MichaelJFox, and you have got fangirl carnage on your hands. Kida makes mention of this... in her own, unique way.

to:

* {{Adorkable}}: Milo, who personifies this to such a degree that he provides the page image for that trope. Intelligent, sweet, clumsy, scrawny, still brave... Top it off with the voice of Creator/MichaelJFox, and you have got fangirl carnage on your hands. hands.
**
Kida makes mention of this... in her own, unique way.



* AlternativeForeignThemeSong:
** The film has a different theme song for the Japanese version, called [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAJg4Pp2dWE "Crystal Vine"]], written by DREAMS COME TRUE.

to:

* AlternativeForeignThemeSong:
**
AlternativeForeignThemeSong: The film has a different theme song for the Japanese version, called [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAJg4Pp2dWE "Crystal Vine"]], written by DREAMS COME TRUE.



* ArtisticLicenseGeology: The volcano. Unless it were pretty much already erupting, the crash of [[spoiler:A hot air balloon]] wouldn't even dent a lava dome. Further, it erupts in a "Strombolian" fashion (creating lava bombs, splatter, and explosively fast lava flows) but produces lava in a volume only seen in Hawai'ian eruption. They'd probably have something on the order of ''several hours'' to construct the shield in a Hawai'ian eruption, but RuleOfDrama! Presumably a true "Plinian" eruption (explosive, the type that the Mount St. Helens eruption followed) would have been too hard to animate. The danger from them are not lava, but pyroclastic clouds of red-hot gasses and tiny bits of magma that travel several ''hundred'' miles per hour.

to:

* ArtisticLicenseGeology: The volcano. Unless it were pretty much already erupting, the crash of [[spoiler:A hot air balloon]] wouldn't even dent a lava dome. Further, it erupts in a "Strombolian" fashion (creating lava bombs, splatter, and explosively fast lava flows) but produces lava in a volume only seen in Hawai'ian eruption. They'd probably have something on the order of ''several hours'' to construct the shield in a Hawai'ian eruption, but RuleOfDrama! RuleOfDrama!
**
Presumably a true "Plinian" eruption (explosive, the type that the Mount St. Helens eruption followed) would have been too hard to animate. The danger from them are not lava, but pyroclastic clouds of red-hot gasses and tiny bits of magma that travel several ''hundred'' miles per hour.



* ArtisticLicensePhysics:
** The Atlantean tech gets a pass due to the 'sufficiently advanced technology', but there are a couple of instances. For instance, the ''Ulysses'' explodes after the crew escapes, when at thalassic depths it should have been crumpling in on itself as the boiler explosion within compromised its structure.

to:

* ArtisticLicensePhysics:
**
ArtisticLicensePhysics: The Atlantean tech gets a pass due to the 'sufficiently advanced technology', but there are a couple of instances. For instance, the ''Ulysses'' explodes after the crew escapes, when at thalassic depths it should have been crumpling in on itself as the boiler explosion within compromised its structure.



* CrazyPrepared: Rourke. Audrey's main advice to Milo when [[spoiler:they are going against him]] is that he is "never surprised." Case in point - he brings anti-aircraft guns and an army of biplanes with him on an ''underground/underwater mission'', despite having no reason to think he was going to be attacked by flying machines. What makes it even crazier is the fact they lost 90% of their equipment prior to that point. At least some of the credit should go to [[EccentricMillionaire Mr. Whitmore]], who had the expedition supplied with said equipment in the first place.

to:

* CrazyPrepared: Rourke. Audrey's main advice to Milo when [[spoiler:they are going against him]] is that he is "never surprised." Case in point - he brings anti-aircraft guns and an army of biplanes with him on an ''underground/underwater mission'', despite having no reason to think he was going to be attacked by flying machines. machines.
**
What makes it even crazier is the fact they lost 90% of their equipment prior to that point. point.
**
At least some of the credit should go to [[EccentricMillionaire Mr. Whitmore]], who had the expedition supplied with said equipment in the first place.



* FreezeFrameBonus:
** During the scene in which the leviathan attacks, Mrs. Packard can be seen opening a crime novel and trying to read even as she relays communications for the rest of the panicked crew.

to:

* FreezeFrameBonus:
**
FreezeFrameBonus: During the scene in which the leviathan attacks, Mrs. Packard can be seen opening a crime novel and trying to read even as she relays communications for the rest of the panicked crew.



* TheGreatestHistoryNeverTold: Sweet was a medic during the Spanish-American War.



* HeelFaceTurn:
** [[spoiler: Vinny, Audrey. Mole, Cookie, and Mrs. Packard may have been OnlyInItForTheMoney, but unlike Rourke they're not willing to resort to murder.]]

to:

* HeelFaceTurn:
**
HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Vinny, Audrey. Mole, Cookie, and Mrs. Packard may have been OnlyInItForTheMoney, but unlike Rourke they're not willing to resort to murder.]]



* INeverSaidItWasPoison: When looking for a stolen clay vase, Milo mentions they are looking for a crate and the villain claims he hasn't seen any pottery in a crate. When Milo gets outside, he points out he specifically didn't say there was pottery in the missing crate. Oops.

to:

* INeverSaidItWasPoison: [[INeverSaidItWasPoison I Never Said It Was Pottery]]: When looking for a stolen clay vase, Milo mentions they are looking for a crate and the villain claims he hasn't seen any pottery in a crate. When Milo gets outside, he points out he specifically didn't say there was pottery in the missing crate. Oops.



* KarmaHoudini:
** [[spoiler: All of the specialists who took part in Rourke's get-rich plan that ends up with the king of Atlantis dead, all so they can steal Atlants's treasure, are EasilyForgiven (and very richly rewarded) for having a last minute twinge of conscience. Granted they initially thought they were just going to be doing some elaborate grave-robbing from a long-dead civilization. Murder wasn't on their to-do list.]]

to:

* KarmaHoudini:
**
KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: All of the specialists who took part in Rourke's get-rich plan that ends up with the king of Atlantis dead, all so they can steal Atlants's treasure, are EasilyForgiven (and very richly rewarded) for having a last minute twinge of conscience. Granted they initially thought they were just going to be doing some elaborate grave-robbing from a long-dead civilization. Murder wasn't on their to-do list.]]



* MotorMouth:
** Sweet talks faster than the other characters. In fact, his actor's rapid-fire delivery of lines made animating him somewhat difficult.

to:

* MotorMouth:
**
MotorMouth: Sweet talks faster than the other characters. In fact, his actor's rapid-fire delivery of lines made animating him somewhat difficult.



* MultinationalTeam: The crew for the expedition is multiethnic in 1914, no less. Audrey's inclusion made this the only film in Disney's canon to have a [[LeastCommonSkinTone Hispanic human character]] voiced by a Hispanic actor (or in this case, actress) until ''Disney/BigHero6'', which had Honey Lemon, another Hispanic girl, in its main cast.
* NeverSayDie:
** Pretty cleverly worked around in the scene where [[spoiler: Rourke]] is interrogating the King of Atlantis. At one point, he punches the King in the gut for not cooperating, and an enraged Kida (who is being held captive by [[spoiler:Rourke's]] men) starts threatening him in Atlantean. The official comic book adaption translates her words to 'I will kill you for that.'

to:

* MultinationalTeam: The crew for the expedition is multiethnic in 1914, no less. less.
**
Audrey's inclusion made this the only film in Disney's canon to have a [[LeastCommonSkinTone Hispanic human character]] voiced by a Hispanic actor (or in this case, actress) until ''Disney/BigHero6'', which had Honey Lemon, another Hispanic girl, in its main cast.
* NeverSayDie:
**
NeverSayDie: Pretty cleverly worked around in the scene where [[spoiler: Rourke]] is interrogating the King of Atlantis. At one point, he punches the King in the gut for not cooperating, and an enraged Kida (who is being held captive by [[spoiler:Rourke's]] men) starts threatening him in Atlantean. The official comic book adaption translates her words to 'I will kill you for that.'



* NonHumanSidekick: Averted, but Mole is called an animal and a pet which Milo replies as, "Close enough.

to:

* NonHumanSidekick: Averted, but Mole is called an animal and a pet which Milo replies as, "Close enough."



* OhCrap:
** There's such a moment for Milo, Audrey, Sweet and Vinnie when they realize the final battle has brought on a volcanic eruption.

to:

* OhCrap:
**
OhCrap: There's such a moment for Milo, Audrey, Sweet and Vinnie when they realize the final battle has brought on a volcanic eruption.



* PunchCatch:
** [[spoiler:At the climax, Milo tries to punch Rourke, [[RealityEnsues only for Rourke to catch it]] and slam Milo's own hand back into his face. Justified in that Milo is a scrawny bookworm, and Rourke is a fit, trained fighter.]]

to:

* PunchCatch:
**
PunchCatch: [[spoiler:At the climax, Milo tries to punch Rourke, [[RealityEnsues only for Rourke to catch it]] and slam Milo's own hand back into his face. Justified in that Milo is a scrawny bookworm, and Rourke is a fit, trained fighter.]]



* PunnyName:
** ''Mol''-iere is the TunnelKing (see above).

to:

* PunnyName:
**
PunnyName: ''Mol''-iere is the TunnelKing (see above).



* SheCleansUpNicely:
** Inverted. Milo first meets Helga dolled up in a sexy dress. Later on he does the gasp and double take when he sees her on the expedition dressed casually (though not [[MaleGaze for the same reasons]]).

to:

* SheCleansUpNicely:
**
SheCleansUpNicely: Inverted. Milo first meets Helga dolled up in a sexy dress. Later on he does the gasp and double take when he sees her on the expedition dressed casually (though not [[MaleGaze for the same reasons]]).



* StupidEvil: [[spoiler:Rourke didn't ''need'' to steal the Atlanteans' source to become rich; [[CutLexLuthorACheck discovering a Lost Civilization alone would have made him rich anyway]]. In fact, the story ends with most of the cast coming back home and becoming rich thanks to the Atlantean "modest" reward; So Rourke was clearly an asshole just for the sake of it in the end.]] And all but declared InUniverse with this line:

to:

* StupidEvil: [[spoiler:Rourke didn't ''need'' to steal the Atlanteans' source to become rich; [[CutLexLuthorACheck discovering a Lost Civilization alone would have made him rich anyway]]. In fact, the story ends with most of the cast coming back home and becoming rich thanks to the Atlantean "modest" reward; So Rourke was clearly an asshole just for the sake of it in the end.]] ]]
**
And all but declared InUniverse with this line:



* ToiletHumor: "To whoever took the 'L' from the 'MOTOR POOL' sign, [[DeadpanSnarker ha ha, we are very amused]]." It's even more literally a toilet joke in the german translation: "Whoever took the 1 from room 100, haha, very funny."

to:

* ToiletHumor: "To whoever took the 'L' from the 'MOTOR POOL' sign, [[DeadpanSnarker ha ha, we are very amused]]." "
**
It's even more literally a toilet joke in the german translation: "Whoever took the 1 from room 100, haha, very funny."



* TwoferTokenMinority:
** Dr. Sweet, African-American and Native American.

to:

* TwoferTokenMinority:
**
TwoferTokenMinority: Dr. Sweet, African-American and Native American.



* UsefulNotes/WorldWarI: The film takes place in 1914, right on the cusp of the first World War, and Milo fears that [[spoiler:Rourke]] will probably try to sell the [[spoiler:Heart of Atlantis]] to the Kaiser. [[CutAndPasteTranslation In the German dub, they changed "Kaiser" to "some kind of tyrant".]]

to:

* UsefulNotes/WorldWarI: The film takes place in 1914, right on the cusp of the first World War, and Milo fears that [[spoiler:Rourke]] will probably try to sell the [[spoiler:Heart of Atlantis]] to the Kaiser. Kaiser.
**
[[CutAndPasteTranslation In the German dub, they changed "Kaiser" to "some kind of tyrant".]]



** According to Audrey in the sequel, it turns out that he was [[spoiler:raised by naked mole rats]]. The truth of this is at best unclear. The ''Magazine/DisneyAdventures'' article on the film says he [[spoiler: spent his childhood roaming through the sewers of Paris and that some of the dirt on him is from that time]].

to:

** According to Audrey in the sequel, it turns out that he was [[spoiler:raised by naked mole rats]]. The truth of this is at best unclear. unclear.
**
The ''Magazine/DisneyAdventures'' article on the film says he [[spoiler: spent his childhood roaming through the sewers of Paris and that some of the dirt on him is from that time]].


* TheGreatestHistoryNeverTold: Sweet was a medic during the Spanish-American War.



* [[INeverSaidItWasPoison I Never Said It Was Pottery]]: When looking for a stolen clay vase, Milo mentions they are looking for a crate and the villain claims he hasn't seen any pottery in a crate. When Milo gets outside, he points out he specifically didn't say there was pottery in the missing crate. Oops.

to:

* [[INeverSaidItWasPoison I Never Said It Was Pottery]]: INeverSaidItWasPoison: When looking for a stolen clay vase, Milo mentions they are looking for a crate and the villain claims he hasn't seen any pottery in a crate. When Milo gets outside, he points out he specifically didn't say there was pottery in the missing crate. Oops.


The film was accompanied by three tie-in video games. ''Atlantis'' is also the second Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon film to be rated PG in America, with the first being 1985's ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron''.

to:

The film was accompanied by three tie-in video games. ''Atlantis'' is also the second third Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon film to be rated PG in America, with the first being 1985's ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron''.''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'' and the second being ''Disney/{{Dinosaur}}'' in 2000 (''Dinosaur'', however, was only added to the Canon in 2008).


While a sequel named ''Shards of Chaos'' as well as an animated TV series named ''Team Atlantis'' was under development, the film's somewhat disappointing performance at the box-office lead Disney to cancel both the sequel and the series, the latter of which a bit into its production. Instead, the completed material for the series was reworked into a DirectToVideo sequel film named ''Atlantis: Milo's Return''.

to:

While a sequel named ''Shards of Chaos'' as well as an animated TV series named ''Team Atlantis'' was under development, the film's somewhat disappointing performance at the box-office lead Disney to cancel both the sequel and the series, the latter of which a bit into its production. Instead, the completed material for the series was reworked into a DirectToVideo sequel film named ''Atlantis: Milo's Return''.
''Disney/AtlantisMilosReturn''.



* ActionGirl: It would be easier to just say "all of them," but it's a lot more fun to name them specifically;

to:

* ActionGirl: It would be easier to just say "all of them," but it's a lot more fun to name them specifically;specifically:



* {{Adorkable}}: Milo, who personifies this to such a degree that he provides the page image for that trope. Intelligent, sweet, clumsy, scrawny, still brave... Top it off with the voice of Creator/MichaelJFox, and you have got fangirl carnage on your hands.
** Kida makes mention of this... in her own, unique way.

to:

* {{Adorkable}}: Milo, who personifies this to such a degree that he provides the page image for that trope. Intelligent, sweet, clumsy, scrawny, still brave... Top it off with the voice of Creator/MichaelJFox, and you have got fangirl carnage on your hands.
**
hands. Kida makes mention of this... in her own, unique way.



* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: The film has a different theme song for the Japanese version, called [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAJg4Pp2dWE "Crystal Vine"]], written by DREAMS COME TRUE.

to:

* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: AlternativeForeignThemeSong:
**
The film has a different theme song for the Japanese version, called [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAJg4Pp2dWE "Crystal Vine"]], written by DREAMS COME TRUE.



* ArtisticLicenseGeology: The volcano. Unless it were pretty much already erupting, the crash of [[spoiler:A hot air balloon]] wouldn't even dent a lava dome. Further, it erupts in a "Strombolian" fashion (creating lava bombs, splatter, and explosively fast lava flows) but produces lava in a volume only seen in Hawai'ian eruption. They'd probably have something on the order of ''several hours'' to construct the shield in a Hawai'ian eruption, but RuleOfDrama!
** Presumably a true "Plinian" eruption (explosive, the type that the Mount St. Helens eruption followed) would have been too hard to animate. The danger from them are not lava, but pyroclastic clouds of red-hot gasses and tiny bits of magma that travel several ''hundred'' miles per hour.

to:

* ArtisticLicenseGeology: The volcano. Unless it were pretty much already erupting, the crash of [[spoiler:A hot air balloon]] wouldn't even dent a lava dome. Further, it erupts in a "Strombolian" fashion (creating lava bombs, splatter, and explosively fast lava flows) but produces lava in a volume only seen in Hawai'ian eruption. They'd probably have something on the order of ''several hours'' to construct the shield in a Hawai'ian eruption, but RuleOfDrama!
**
RuleOfDrama! Presumably a true "Plinian" eruption (explosive, the type that the Mount St. Helens eruption followed) would have been too hard to animate. The danger from them are not lava, but pyroclastic clouds of red-hot gasses and tiny bits of magma that travel several ''hundred'' miles per hour.



* ArtisticLicensePhysics: The Atlantean tech gets a pass due to the 'sufficiently advanced technology', but there are a couple of instances. For instance, the ''Ulysses'' explodes after the crew escapes, when at thalassic depths it should have been crumpling in on itself as the boiler explosion within compromised its structure.

to:

* ArtisticLicensePhysics: ArtisticLicensePhysics:
**
The Atlantean tech gets a pass due to the 'sufficiently advanced technology', but there are a couple of instances. For instance, the ''Ulysses'' explodes after the crew escapes, when at thalassic depths it should have been crumpling in on itself as the boiler explosion within compromised its structure.



* ContinuityNod: The sequel has a few of these:
** Milo delivers the phrase "two for flinching" when he gives Audrey a second hug after the first.
** Mole whispers something to three Atlantean women which causes them to beat him up for the remainder of the scene. You'd think he'd have learned his lesson the first time.
** Cookie serves the [[LethalChef slop]] from the first expedition again with the line "I told you it'd keep and keep and keep, now it's yours to eat and eat and eat". It gets fed to Oggy the moment Cookie isn't looking.
** When describing the size of the locks Kida should use to secure an allpowerful Atlantean spear, Vinny says "Locks, big ones" and uses the same gesture as when he described large paper clips.



* CrazyPrepared: Rourke. Audrey's main advice to Milo when [[spoiler:they are going against him]] is that he is "never surprised." Case in point - he brings anti-aircraft guns and an army of biplanes with him on an ''underground/underwater mission'', despite having no reason to think he was going to be attacked by flying machines.
** What makes it even crazier is the fact they lost 90% of their equipment prior to that point.
** At least some of the credit should go to [[EccentricMillionaire Mr. Whitmore]], who had the expedition supplied with said equipment in the first place.

to:

* CrazyPrepared: Rourke. Audrey's main advice to Milo when [[spoiler:they are going against him]] is that he is "never surprised." Case in point - he brings anti-aircraft guns and an army of biplanes with him on an ''underground/underwater mission'', despite having no reason to think he was going to be attacked by flying machines.
**
machines. What makes it even crazier is the fact they lost 90% of their equipment prior to that point.
**
point. At least some of the credit should go to [[EccentricMillionaire Mr. Whitmore]], who had the expedition supplied with said equipment in the first place.



* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: In the sequel, Erik Hellstrom, under the belief that he is Odin's reincarnation, steals Gungnir from Whitmore's mansion and attempts to use it to bring about Ragnarok.
** To be honest, Hellstrom's view of Ragnarok is a bit warped, since it mainly involves Surtr setting the sky ablaze and Þrymr freezing the surface of the earth as they both hold Gungnir.



* FreezeFrameBonus: During the scene in which the leviathan attacks, Mrs. Packard can be seen opening a crime novel and trying to read even as she relays communications for the rest of the panicked crew.

to:

* FreezeFrameBonus: FreezeFrameBonus:
**
During the scene in which the leviathan attacks, Mrs. Packard can be seen opening a crime novel and trying to read even as she relays communications for the rest of the panicked crew.



* GenreShift: For the sequel, which is a CompilationFilm (of a series that never aired) with a ParanormalInvestigation theme (and Atlantis itself only appearing at the beginning and the end, though its legacy is apparent throughout the film).



* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Vinny, Audrey. Mole, Cookie, and Mrs. Packard may have been OnlyInItForTheMoney, but unlike Rourke they're not willing to resort to murder.]]

to:

* HeelFaceTurn: HeelFaceTurn:
**
[[spoiler: Vinny, Audrey. Mole, Cookie, and Mrs. Packard may have been OnlyInItForTheMoney, but unlike Rourke they're not willing to resort to murder.]]



* IKnowWhatWeCanDoCut

to:

* %%* IKnowWhatWeCanDoCut



* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: All of the specialists who took part in Rourke's get-rich plan that ends up with the king of Atlantis dead, all so they can steal Atlants's treasure, are EasilyForgiven (and very richly rewarded) for having a last minute twinge of conscience. Granted they initially thought they were just going to be doing some elaborate grave-robbing from a long-dead civilization. Murder wasn't on their to-do list.]]

to:

* KarmaHoudini: KarmaHoudini:
**
[[spoiler: All of the specialists who took part in Rourke's get-rich plan that ends up with the king of Atlantis dead, all so they can steal Atlants's treasure, are EasilyForgiven (and very richly rewarded) for having a last minute twinge of conscience. Granted they initially thought they were just going to be doing some elaborate grave-robbing from a long-dead civilization. Murder wasn't on their to-do list.]]



* MotorMouth: Sweet talks faster than the other characters. In fact, his actor's rapid-fire delivery of lines made animating him somewhat difficult.

to:

* MotorMouth: MotorMouth:
**
Sweet talks faster than the other characters. In fact, his actor's rapid-fire delivery of lines made animating him somewhat difficult.



* MultinationalTeam: The crew for the expedition is multiethnic in 1914, no less.
** Audrey's inclusion made this the only film in Disney's canon to have a [[LeastCommonSkinTone Hispanic human character]] voiced by a Hispanic actor (or in this case, actress) until ''Disney/BigHero6'', which had Honey Lemon, another Hispanic girl, in its main cast.
* NeverSayDie: Pretty cleverly worked around in the scene where [[spoiler: Rourke]] is interrogating the King of Atlantis. At one point, he punches the King in the gut for not cooperating, and an enraged Kida (who is being held captive by [[spoiler:Rourke's]] men) starts threatening him in Atlantean. The official comic book adaption translates her words to 'I will kill you for that.'

to:

* MultinationalTeam: The crew for the expedition is multiethnic in 1914, no less.
**
less. Audrey's inclusion made this the only film in Disney's canon to have a [[LeastCommonSkinTone Hispanic human character]] voiced by a Hispanic actor (or in this case, actress) until ''Disney/BigHero6'', which had Honey Lemon, another Hispanic girl, in its main cast.
* NeverSayDie: NeverSayDie:
**
Pretty cleverly worked around in the scene where [[spoiler: Rourke]] is interrogating the King of Atlantis. At one point, he punches the King in the gut for not cooperating, and an enraged Kida (who is being held captive by [[spoiler:Rourke's]] men) starts threatening him in Atlantean. The official comic book adaption translates her words to 'I will kill you for that.'



* NonHumanSidekick:
** Averted, but Mole is called an animal and a pet which Milo replies as, "Close enough."
** Played straight with Oggy in the sequel.

to:

* NonHumanSidekick:
**
NonHumanSidekick: Averted, but Mole is called an animal and a pet which Milo replies as, "Close enough."
** Played straight with Oggy in the sequel.



* OhCrap: There's such a moment for Milo, Audrey, Sweet and Vinnie when they realize the final battle has brought on a volcanic eruption.

to:

* OhCrap: OhCrap:
**
There's such a moment for Milo, Audrey, Sweet and Vinnie when they realize the final battle has brought on a volcanic eruption.



* PowerCrystal
* PunchCatch: [[spoiler:At the climax, Milo tries to punch Rourke, [[RealityEnsues only for Rourke to catch it]] and slam Milo's own hand back into his face. Justified in that Milo is a scrawny bookworm, and Rourke is a fit, trained fighter.]]

to:

* %%* PowerCrystal
* PunchCatch: PunchCatch:
**
[[spoiler:At the climax, Milo tries to punch Rourke, [[RealityEnsues only for Rourke to catch it]] and slam Milo's own hand back into his face. Justified in that Milo is a scrawny bookworm, and Rourke is a fit, trained fighter.]]



* PunnyName: ''Mol''-iere is the TunnelKing (see above).

to:

* PunnyName: PunnyName:
**
''Mol''-iere is the TunnelKing (see above).



* SheCleansUpNicely: Inverted. Milo first meets Helga dolled up in a sexy dress. Later on he does the gasp and double take when he sees her on the expedition dressed casually (though not [[MaleGaze for the same reasons]]).

to:

* SheCleansUpNicely: SheCleansUpNicely:
**
Inverted. Milo first meets Helga dolled up in a sexy dress. Later on he does the gasp and double take when he sees her on the expedition dressed casually (though not [[MaleGaze for the same reasons]]).



* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The mythical Norse spear Gungnir is refered to as "Gunokneer" in the second film, presumably as a result of being described by Atlanteans.



* StupidEvil: [[spoiler:Rourke didn't ''need'' to steal the Atlanteans' source to become rich; [[CutLexLuthorACheck discovering a Lost Civilization alone would have made him rich anyway]]. In fact, the story ends with most of the cast coming back home and becoming rich thanks to the Atlantean "modest" reward; So Rourke was clearly an asshole just for the sake of it in the end.]]
** And all but declared InUniverse with this line:

to:

* StupidEvil: [[spoiler:Rourke didn't ''need'' to steal the Atlanteans' source to become rich; [[CutLexLuthorACheck discovering a Lost Civilization alone would have made him rich anyway]]. In fact, the story ends with most of the cast coming back home and becoming rich thanks to the Atlantean "modest" reward; So Rourke was clearly an asshole just for the sake of it in the end.]]
**
]] And all but declared InUniverse with this line:



* TeamPet:
** Mole, sort of. Even lampshaded by Kida as she tries to make sense of the roles of the explorers:

to:

* TeamPet:
**
TeamPet: Mole, sort of. Even lampshaded by Kida as she tries to make sense of the roles of the explorers:



** Obby in the sequel.



* ToiletHumor: "To whoever took the 'L' from the 'MOTOR POOL' sign, [[DeadpanSnarker ha ha, we are very amused]]."
** It's even more literally a toilet joke in the german translation: "Whoever took the 1 from room 100, haha, very funny."

to:

* ToiletHumor: "To whoever took the 'L' from the 'MOTOR POOL' sign, [[DeadpanSnarker ha ha, we are very amused]]."
**
" It's even more literally a toilet joke in the german translation: "Whoever took the 1 from room 100, haha, very funny."



* TwoferTokenMinority: Dr. Sweet, African-American and Native American.

to:

* TwoferTokenMinority: TwoferTokenMinority:
**
Dr. Sweet, African-American and Native American.



* UsefulNotes/WorldWarI: The film takes place in 1914, right on the cusp of the first World War, and Milo fears that [[spoiler:Rourke]] will probably try to sell the [[spoiler:Heart of Atlantis]] to the Kaiser.
** [[CutAndPasteTranslation In the German dub, they changed "Kaiser" to "some kind of tyrant".]]

to:

* UsefulNotes/WorldWarI: The film takes place in 1914, right on the cusp of the first World War, and Milo fears that [[spoiler:Rourke]] will probably try to sell the [[spoiler:Heart of Atlantis]] to the Kaiser.
**
Kaiser. [[CutAndPasteTranslation In the German dub, they changed "Kaiser" to "some kind of tyrant".]]



** According to Audrey in the sequel, it turns out that he was [[spoiler:raised by naked mole rats]]. The truth of this is at best unclear.
*** The ''Magazine/DisneyAdventures'' article on the film says he [[spoiler: spent his childhood roaming through the sewers of Paris and that some of the dirt on him is from that time]].

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** According to Audrey in the sequel, it turns out that he was [[spoiler:raised by naked mole rats]]. The truth of this is at best unclear.
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unclear. The ''Magazine/DisneyAdventures'' article on the film says he [[spoiler: spent his childhood roaming through the sewers of Paris and that some of the dirt on him is from that time]].

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* CrushTheKeepsake: At the climax, Rourke, after obtaining the Atlantean crystal and [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness having no more need of him]], punches Milo in the face. Milo's framed picture of him as a boy with his grandfather falls out and Rourke stomps on it, smashing the frame. Fortunately, the photo is intact, and what's more, it's this act that causes Audrey, followed by everybody else except [[TheDragon Helga]], to do a HeelFaceTurn and abandon Rourke.

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* DistractedByTheSexy: "You do swim, do you not?", "Oh, I swim [[FreudianSlip pretty girl]]-- pr-pretty good! Good, I swim pretty good."

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* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Rourke is hit by this bigtime when he hurls Helga off the balloon simply for the short-term gain of reducing the weight to ensure his own escape (And to give himself a bigger share of the fortune); Instead, she survives just long enough to fire off her flare gun and send it and his prize crashing back down in flames.

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* ChimneyEntry: After Milo comes home one night to find the mysterious Helga in his house, she claims to have gotten in through the chimney, [[BeautyIsNeverTarnished yet her expensive furs aren't the slightest bit dirty]].

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* AllThereInTheManual: Much of the backstory for the Shepherd's Journal and more detail on Atlantis's workings can be found in tie-in books, most prominently in "Atlantis: Subterranean Tours", an in-universe travel guide Whitmore produced for secretive later expeditions for dignitaries, celebrities and Whitmore employees.

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Downplayed. Although everyone has [[EarnYourHappyEnding earned their happy ending]] and Atlantis is now thriving once more, Milo and Kida's story ends with them holding an Atlantean funeral for her father.]]

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* ArtisticLicenseGeology: The volcano. Unless it were pretty much already erupting, the crash of [[spoiler:A hot air balloon]] wouldn't even dent a lava dome. Further, it erupts in a "Strombolian" fashion (creating lava bombs, splatter, and explosively fast lava flows) but produces lava in a volume only seen in Hawai'ian eruption. They'd probably have something on the order of ''several hours'' to construct the shield in a Hawai'ian eruption, but RuleOfDrama!
** Presumably a true "Plinian" eruption (explosive, the type that the Mount St. Helens eruption followed) would have been too hard to animate. The danger from them are not lava, but pyroclastic clouds of red-hot gasses and tiny bits of magma that travel several ''hundred'' miles per hour.


* RealisticDictionIsUnrealistic: Averted with Milo; who frequently stutters, repeats himself, or stumbles over words[[note]]This is probably due to being voiced by Creator/MichaelJFox, who, even before his diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease (which would be enough to push one's speech into that territory on its own) naturally delivered his lines like this. Just watch ''Film/BackToTheFuture'')[[/note]]. Justified in-universe, as he's an anxious character adventuring for the first time.

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* RealisticDictionIsUnrealistic: Averted with Milo; who frequently stutters, repeats himself, or stumbles over words[[note]]This is probably due to being voiced by Creator/MichaelJFox, who, even before his diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease (which would be enough to push one's speech into that territory on its own) naturally delivered his lines like this. Just watch ''Film/BackToTheFuture'')[[/note]].''Film/BackToTheFuture'', which was over five years before the first symptoms manifested)[[/note]]. Justified in-universe, as he's an anxious character adventuring for the first time.


* PunchCatch: [[spoiler:At the climax, Milo tries to punch Rourke, [[RealityEnsues only for Rourke to catch it]] and slam Milo's own hand back into his face.]]
** [[spoiler: Rourke also uses this technique to throw Helga off the balloon, only this time it's more of a ''Kick'' Catch.]]

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* PunchCatch: [[spoiler:At the climax, Milo tries to punch Rourke, [[RealityEnsues only for Rourke to catch it]] and slam Milo's own hand back into his face. Justified in that Milo is a scrawny bookworm, and Rourke is a fit, trained fighter.]]
** [[spoiler: Rourke [[spoiler:Rourke also uses this technique to throw Helga off the balloon, only this time it's more of a ''Kick'' Catch.]]


* NubileSavage: Convenient, that Kida fits western beauty standards despite belonging to culture isolated for millennia. The "savage" part however, only applies in that their culture is pre-historical in age.

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* NubileSavage: Convenient, that Kida fits western beauty standards despite belonging to a culture isolated for millennia. The "savage" part however, only applies in that their culture is pre-historical in age.


* {{Kaiju}}: The Leviathan, the [[EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods Kraken]], Ymir and Sutr all count.

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* {{Kaiju}}: The Leviathan, the [[EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods Kraken]], Ymir and Sutr all count.count, though the Leviathan is really a [[spoiler:GiantMecha]].


* MightyWhitey: Milo can be seen as this but most several of the problems he fixes were caused by him in the first place.

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* MightyWhitey: Milo can be seen as this but most several of the problems he fixes were caused by him in the first place.


* CapitalismIsBad: The BigBad is a self-described "adventure capitalist" who's greed propels the conflict. Notably, [[spoiler: he'd undoubtedly get rich from just ''pictures'' of the lost city, but decides to increase his wealth further by stealing and selling the Atlantean deity, decimating their civilization in the process.]]

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* CapitalismIsBad: The BigBad is a self-described "adventure capitalist" who's whose greed propels the conflict. Notably, [[spoiler: he'd [[spoiler:he'd undoubtedly get rich from just ''pictures'' of the lost city, but decides to increase his wealth further by stealing and selling the Atlantean deity, decimating their civilization in the process.]]


* BerserkButton: Do ''not'' disturb Moliére's dirt collection.

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* BerserkButton: Do ''not'' disturb Moliére's Molière's dirt collection.



* BrickJoke: Sweet passively gloats that his surgical saw could cut a femur in just twenty-eight seconds. Later during the race to save Kida...

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* BrickJoke: Sweet passively gloats that his surgical saw could cut a femur in just twenty-eight seconds. Later during the race to save Kida...



** Gaetan "Mole" Moliére: The other Gadget Guy, specializing in excavating equipment

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** Gaetan Gaétan "Mole" Moliére: Molière: The other Gadget Guy, specializing in excavating equipment


Flash forward to the early 20th century. Milo Thatch, a young, poor, orphaned linguist, has uncovered evidence of the existence of a great civilization in the past, {{Atlantis}}, which was previously thought to be just a myth. Despite his breakthroughs in deciphering clues hidden in the writings and legends of many disparate cultures, his ideas and his proposed expedition--to find "the Shepherd's Journal" and follow its instructions to the lost city itself--is rejected outright by his peers. However, a mysterious woman steps in and offers him a chance to prove his theory, backed by the mysterious billionaire Mr. Whitmore, who knew Milo's grandfather and had agreed years earlier to help finance Milo's expedition.

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Flash forward to the early 20th century.1914. Milo Thatch, a young, poor, orphaned linguist, has uncovered evidence of the existence of a great civilization in the past, {{Atlantis}}, which was previously thought to be just a myth. Despite his breakthroughs in deciphering clues hidden in the writings and legends of many disparate cultures, his ideas and his proposed expedition--to find "the Shepherd's Journal" and follow its instructions to the lost city itself--is rejected outright by his peers. However, a mysterious woman steps in and offers him a chance to prove his theory, backed by the mysterious billionaire Mr. Whitmore, who knew Milo's grandfather and had agreed years earlier to help finance Milo's expedition.


** Vinny has been known to snark as well; see the entry for BridgeLogic, above.

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** Vinny has been known to snark as well; well (thanks to being voiced by Don Novello); see the entry for BridgeLogic, above.


:: : Averted a few minutes later, when he flat-out calls himself a mercenary.

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:: : ** Averted a few minutes later, when he flat-out calls himself a mercenary.


* NoodleIncident: Mole's background. Sweet is sorry he ever heard it from Audrey, and forbids her to tell Milo. According to some of the promotional material released before the film, it involves literally ''living in the Paris catacombs/sewers.''

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* NoodleIncident: Mole's background. Sweet is sorry he ever heard it from Audrey, and forbids her to tell Milo. According to some of the promotional material released before the film, it involves literally ''living in the Paris catacombs/sewers.''catacombs/sewers'' where he was raised by naked mole rats. The sequel has this line in reference to Mole: "What else can you expect from a guy who grew up with naked mole rats?"

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* [[INeverSaidItWasPoison I Never Said It Was Pottery]]: When looking for a stolen clay vase, Milo mentions they are looking for a crate and the villain claims he hasn't seen any pottery in a crate. When Milo gets outside, he points out he specifically didn't say there was pottery in the missing crate. Oops.


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** [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever Attack of the 2-Mile Long]] [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Robot Lobster Kaiju]]: One of the most memorable and terrifying in animated film history. Its ''mandibles'' are larger than ''the entire [[CoolShip Ulysses]].''


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* KnightOfCerebus: For about the first half hour or so, the film is a fun, mostly harmless pulp adventure story. Then the Leviathan shows up and promptly [[CurbStompBattle destroys the]] ''[[CoolShip Ulysses]]'' [[CurbStompBattle and kills 90% of the crew]] in 5 minutes flat.

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* ConspicuousCGI: The Leviathan is a particularly [[TropesAreTools well-done]] example, as it's definitely meant to be [[UncannyValley terrifying.]]


** Sweet's moment [[spoiler: comes earlier than the rest. Note that he's not with the party as they're preparing to leave with the crystal--he stays to take care of the injured king]].



** Sweet's moment [[spoiler: comes earlier than the rest. Note that he's not with the party as they're preparing to leave with the crystal--he stays to take care of the injured king]].


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* MenAreTheExpendableGender: Averted to an almost ahistorical extent. The crew of the ''Ulysses'' is clearly shown to have a good number of women among its crew, who presumably went down with the rest. Rourke's eulogy specifically mentions that the crew had "some of the finest men and women I've ever known."

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* HellIsThatNoise: The incredibly ominous metallic moans and roars the Leviathan makes while hunting the ''Ulysses'' through the undersea trench. Especially terrifying is when Packard puts it on over the intercom, and the ''entire'' crew is shown to be freaked out and unsettled by the sound of it.


* JumpScare: [[spoiler: Rourke is petrified! Hooray, the villain has been killed in a relatively family-friendly]] '''[[spoiler: oh god it lives!]]'''

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* JumpScare: [[spoiler: JumpScare:
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Rourke is petrified! Hooray, the villain has been killed in a relatively family-friendly]] '''[[spoiler: oh god it lives!]]'''lives!]]'''
** "Helmsman! Bring us about! Tighten our search pattern and-" [[spoiler: '''*Entire ship shakes as the Leviathan hits it*''' ]]


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* NothingIsScarier: Used when the [[EldritchAbomination Leviathan]] is stalking the ''Ulysses'' through the underwater caves. The audience sees it clearly, but the characters don't, cranking up the suspense until the inevitable happens.
-->'''Helga:''' Well, whatever it was, [[TemptingFate it's gone now.]]
-->'''Rourke:''' Helmsman! Bring us about! Tighten our search pattern and- [[spoiler: '''[[JumpScare BOOM!]]''' ]]


* BowtiesAreCool: Milo wears one in the beginning of the film. Of course, they are fairly appropriate for the time period.


** [[spoiler:As Rourke and Helga attempt to escape with the crystallized Kida, Rourke betrays Helga and throws her off the zeppelin, after which Rourke yells to her, "NothingPersonal!" Much later, as Helga lays on the ground, dying from her wounds, she get revenge by pulling out her flare gun to shoot down the zeppelin, though not before throwing Rourke's words right back]].

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** [[spoiler:As Rourke and Helga attempt to escape with the crystallized Kida, Rourke betrays Helga and throws her off the zeppelin, after which Rourke yells to her, "NothingPersonal!" Much later, as Helga lays lies on the ground, dying from her wounds, she get gets revenge by pulling out her flare gun to shoot down the zeppelin, though not before throwing Rourke's words right back]].


** In the sequel, the Dust Coyotes will spare the heroes the fate they dealt to the villian if they confess a secret they have kept. [[spoiler: As it turns out, had they revealed the secret (about Atlantis existing), the Dust Coyotes (who knew the secret anyway) would have concluded they cannot be trusted to keep secrets and would have punished them accordingly.]]

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** In the sequel, the Dust Coyotes will spare the heroes the fate they dealt to the villian villain if they confess a secret they have kept. [[spoiler: As it turns out, had they revealed the secret (about Atlantis existing), the Dust Coyotes (who knew the secret anyway) would have concluded they cannot be trusted to keep secrets and would have punished them accordingly.]]


* SeldomSeenSpecies: Coelacanths.



* SeldomSeenSpecies: Coelacanths.


* CapitalismIsBad: The BigBad is a self-described "adventure capitalist" who's greed propels the conflict. Notably, [[spoiler: he'd undoubtedly get rich from just ''pictures'' of the lost city, but decides to increase his wealth further by stealing and selling the Atlantean deity, decimating their civilization in the process.]]


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* CapitalismIsBad: The BigBad is a self-described "adventure capitalist" who's greed propels the conflict. Notably, [[spoiler: he'd undoubtedly get rich from just ''pictures'' of the lost city, but decides to increase his wealth further by stealing and selling the Atlantean deity, decimating their civilization in the process.]]


* BowtiesAreCool: Milo wears one in the beginning of the film. Of course, they are fairly appropriate for the time period.


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* BowtiesAreCool: Milo wears one in the beginning of the film. Of course, they are fairly appropriate for the time period.


* BlatantLies: Used for humor and as the official story in the end. [[spoiler: Pretty much the crew that made it back home are talking about how it was all a dead end and how everyone died... while they're wearing their crystals and new, expensive clothes, with Whitmore looking at the photographs of Atlantis.]]


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* BlatantLies: Used for humor and as the official story in the end. [[spoiler: Pretty much the crew that made it back home are talking about how it was all a dead end and how everyone died... while they're wearing their crystals and new, expensive clothes, with Whitmore looking at the photographs of Atlantis.]]


* AdvancedAncientHumans: The Atlanteans were this for the story due to possessing technology and science far more advanced than anything recorded in history including laser-spewing hovercrafts, floating monuments, crystals that grant healing and advanced longevity, hyper-awareness of languages created millenia after their own, and massive machines. However, they were also quite militaristic to the point they decided to try to turn their own civilization's power source into a type of weapon of mass destruction and ended up destroying themselves by accident for it. All this while still possessing tribalistic characteristics such as a hunter/gatherer style of living. In their case, they're a strange case of a proud warrior race and a proud scholar race.



* AdvancedAncientHumans: The Atlanteans were this for the story due to possessing technology and science far more advanced than anything recorded in history including laser-spewing hovercrafts, floating monuments, crystals that grant healing and advanced longevity, hyper-awareness of languages created millenia after their own, and massive machines. However, they were also quite militaristic to the point they decided to try to turn their own civilization's power source into a type of weapon of mass destruction and ended up destroying themselves by accident for it. All this while still possessing tribalistic characteristics such as a hunter/gatherer style of living. In their case, they're a strange case of a proud warrior race and a proud scholar race.


** Milo mentions the Kaiser, when children's media at the time generally tried to avoid the use of German times so as not to offend any sensibilities.

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** Milo mentions the Kaiser, when children's media at the time generally tried to avoid the use of German times terms so as not to offend any sensibilities.


* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Mole whispers something in Kida's ear that makes her angrily punch him.

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
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Mole whispers something in Kida's ear that makes her angrily punch him. him.
** Milo mentions the Kaiser, when children's media at the time generally tried to avoid the use of German times so as not to offend any sensibilities.



* NoodleIncident: Mole's background. Sweet is sorry he ever heard it from Audrey, and forbids her to tell Milo.
** According to some of the promotional material released before the film, it involves literally ''living in the Paris catacombs/sewers.''

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* NoodleIncident: Mole's background. Sweet is sorry he ever heard it from Audrey, and forbids her to tell Milo.
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Milo. According to some of the promotional material released before the film, it involves literally ''living in the Paris catacombs/sewers.''


-->-- '''Plato, 360 B.C.'''

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-->-- '''Plato, '''Creator/{{Plato}}, 360 B.C.'''

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* {{Jerkass}}: The Museum Board of directors. They are nothing but rude to Milo and mistreat him over his belief in Atlantis. They moved his presentation to request funding for an expedition to a time that had already passed just to reject him and claim he has potential and they need him but keep him in the basement just to take care of the heater.


The film was accompanied by three tie-in video games.
''Atlantis'' is also the second Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon film to be rated PG in America, with the first being 1985's ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron''.

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The film was accompanied by three tie-in video games.
games. ''Atlantis'' is also the second Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon film to be rated PG in America, with the first being 1985's ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron''.


* WhatTheHellHero: Milo gives a sarcastic praise version of this towards [[spoiler: Audrey, Sweet, Mole, Vinny, Cookie and Ms. Packard before the group had a HeelFaceTurn.]]

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* WhatTheHellHero: Milo gives a sarcastic praise version of this towards [[spoiler: Audrey, Sweet, Mole, Vinny, Cookie and Ms. Packard before the group had a HeelFaceTurn.]]]] He even gives one to himself a bit later, admitting that he willfully ignored all the signs that proved that [[spoiler: everyone on the expedition]] is ruthless and only in it for profit.


* KindheartedCatLover: Milo has a white cat named Fluffy.

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* KindheartedCatLover: Milo has a white cat named Fluffy. [[spoiler: Audrey adopts her in the end]].


* DeathGlare: The explorers give this to Milo after Milo almost led them down the jaws of a creature by accident due to holding the Shepherd's Journal upside down.

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* DeathGlare: The explorers give this to Milo after Milo almost led them down the jaws of a creature by accident due to holding the Shepherd's Journal upside down. Milo at the end [[spoiler: at everyone else, causing them to HeelFaceTurn and also glare at those that don't]].


* DamselInDistress: Kida... but in proof that TropesAreNotBad, [[spoiler: once she is saved from distress, she proceeds to save everyone else from certain death]].

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* DamselInDistress: Kida... but in proof that TropesAreNotBad, [[spoiler: once she is saved from distress, she proceeds to save everyone else from certain death]]. Plus, to even put her into distress, she had to be threatened with multiple guns [[spoiler: after taking out four professional mercenaries]].


* BizarreTasteInFood: Mole. When Cookie is serving up dinner, he slops baked beans onto everyone's trays, but refers to it as Caesar salad (for Sweet), escargot (for Audrey) and oriental spring rolls (for Mole). Mole looks at his tray, disappointed, and protests to Audrey that he wanted the escargot, and Audrey shoves her tray at him. Mole abandons the 'spring rolls' and digs into the 'escargot,' even though it's the same greasy food.

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* BizarreTasteInFood: Mole. When Cookie is serving up dinner, he slops baked beans onto everyone's trays, but refers to it as Caesar salad (for Sweet), escargot (for Audrey) and oriental spring rolls (for Mole). Mole looks at his tray, disappointed, and protests to Audrey that he wanted the escargot, and Audrey shoves her tray at him. Mole abandons the 'spring rolls' and digs into the 'escargot,' even though it's the same greasy food. The fact that Mole eats Cookie's food at all and apparently even looks forward to it can count as well.

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** Germany has local girlband ''"No Angels"'' re-perform the song "Atlantis" by and with scottish singer and songwriter''Music/{{Donovan}}''.

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* AdvancedAncientHumans: The Atlanteans were this for the story due to possessing technology and science far more advanced than anything recorded in history including laser-spewing hovercrafts, floating monuments, crystals that grant healing and advanced longevity, hyper-awareness of languages created millenia after their own, and massive machines. However, they were also quite militaristic to the point they decided to try to turn their own civilization's power source into a type of weapon of mass destruction and ended up destroying themselves by accident for it. All this while still possessing tribalistic characteristics such as a hunter/gatherer style of living. In their case, they're a strange case of a proud warrior race and a proud scholar race.


* AdvancedAncientAcropolis: Although by the time Milo and the crew gets there, [[LostTechnology the natives have forgotten how everything works.]]

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* AdvancedAncientAcropolis: Although by the time Milo and the crew gets there, [[LostTechnology the natives have forgotten how everything works.works since everything was lost in the flood shown in the beginning of the film.]]



* AppeaseTheVolcanoGod: Or, rather, the Stoneface God. In penance for attempting to use the Heart of Atlantis as a weapon, members of the King's bloodline are ritually bonded to the Heart every ten thousand years or so. It just so happens that by trespassing on the Heart's chamber, Milo's team ended up kickstarting it a little early.
* ArbitrarySkepticism: Milo describes the Leviathan as probably nothing more than a sculpture to frighten the superstitious, even though they're already on an expedition to recover a lost advanced civilization.

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* AppeaseTheVolcanoGod: Or, rather, the Stoneface God. In As penance for attempting to use the Heart of Atlantis as a weapon, members of the King's bloodline are ritually bonded to the Heart every ten thousand years or so. It just so happens that by trespassing on the Heart's chamber, Milo's team ended up kickstarting it a little early.
* ArbitrarySkepticism: Milo describes the Leviathan as probably nothing more than a sculpture to frighten the superstitious, even though they're already on an expedition to recover a lost advanced civilization.civilization commonly described as fairy tale.



** It is possible for a civilisation to lose the knowledge needed to read their own written language (Hieroglyphics were a complete mystery to modern Egyptians until the discovery of the Rosetta Stone, and while it's still more or less possible to read the words of Latin or Old English it's next to impossible to extract much meaning without specific knowledge of those languages). However, the people of Atlantis are extremely long-lived, Kida was slightly older than a toddler at the time of the Great Flood and is now a young woman nearly 9000 years later. This means most Atlanteans alive at the time of the story were alive at the height of their civilisation. It seems very far-fetched that a people would lose the ability to read their own written language within one generation, especially when those same people are apparently able to pick up spoken languages they've never heard before in a matter of seconds.

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** It is possible for a civilisation civilization to lose the knowledge needed to read their own written language (Hieroglyphics were a complete mystery to modern Egyptians until the discovery of the Rosetta Stone, and while it's still more or less possible to read the words of Latin or Old English it's next to impossible to extract much meaning without specific knowledge of those languages). However, the people of Atlantis are extremely long-lived, Kida was slightly older than a toddler at the time of the Great Flood and is now a young woman nearly 9000 years later. This means most Atlanteans alive at the time of the story were alive at the height of their civilisation.civilization. It seems very far-fetched that a people would lose the ability to read their own written language within one generation, especially when those same people are apparently able to pick up spoken languages they've never heard before in a matter of seconds.



** Jebidiah Allardyce "Cookie" Farnsworth: Simply the cook for the expedition, as his expertise is not specialised specifically for the crew's line of work

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** Jebidiah Allardyce "Cookie" Farnsworth: Simply the cook for the expedition, as his expertise is not specialised specialized specifically for the crew's line of work


* RealisticDictionIsUnrealistic: Averted with Milo, who frequently stutters, repeats himself, or stumbles over words[[note]]This is probably due to being voiced by Creator/MichaelJFox, who, even before his diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease (which would be enough to push one's speech into that territory on its own) naturally delivered his lines like this. Just watch ''Film/BackToTheFuture'')[[/note]]. Played straight with most other characters.

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* RealisticDictionIsUnrealistic: Averted with Milo, Milo; who frequently stutters, repeats himself, or stumbles over words[[note]]This is probably due to being voiced by Creator/MichaelJFox, who, even before his diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease (which would be enough to push one's speech into that territory on its own) naturally delivered his lines like this. Just watch ''Film/BackToTheFuture'')[[/note]]. Played straight with most other characters.Justified in-universe, as he's an anxious character adventuring for the first time.



* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Kida arguably, who has Milo help her find a way to preserve Atlantean society.

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* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Kida arguably, to some extent, who has Milo help her find a way to preserve Atlantean society.



* TribalFacePaint: The Atlanteans have varied designs on their faces.
* TronLines: Atlantean... technology (for lack of a better word) has a tribal-ish variation of this.

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* TribalFacePaint: The Atlanteans have varied designs varying tattoos on their faces.
* TronLines: Atlantean... technology (for lack A common motif in Atlantean art and tech, the glowing face etchings on the stones of the God are a better word) has a tribal-ish variation of this.good example.


* NubileSavage: Kida.

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* NubileSavage: Kida.Convenient, that Kida fits western beauty standards despite belonging to culture isolated for millennia. The "savage" part however, only applies in that their culture is pre-historical in age.



** The Gas Mask mooks when they realize their leader is trying to destroy an ancient race,

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** The Gas Mask mooks when they realize their leader is trying plans to destroy an ancient race,''commit genocide''.


* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Kida. [[spoiler: She becomes queen at the end of the film, something very few Disney Princesses get to do, and is the first Disney Princess to do so. She was also the only one until [[Disney/{{Frozen}} Elsa]] came along.]]

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* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Kida. Kida's the chief's daughter and next heir to the throne, making her a princess of sorts. She also [[spoiler: She becomes queen a matriarch at the end of the film, something very few Disney Princesses get to do, and is making her the first Disney Princess closest thing to do so. She was also the only one a "Disney Queen" until [[Disney/{{Frozen}} Elsa]] came along.]]


* TheChiefsDaughter: Kida. Played with since she's evolved into this as her society went from thriving kingdom to dying and primitive.

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* TheChiefsDaughter: Kida. Played with since she's evolved into this as her society went from thriving kingdom to dying and primitive.



* EasterEgg: In the shot of the Ulysses descending into the ocean, a crewman can be seen grinning and waving at the camera almost immediately after Milo goes off frame (You'll need to use freeze-frame to see him).


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* BodyHorror: [[spoiler: You try turning into crystal and tell me (or [[BigBad Rourke]]) it didn't hurt.]]

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* BodyHorror: [[spoiler: You try turning The way [[BigBad Rourke]] turned into crystal and tell me (or [[BigBad Rourke]]) it didn't hurt.looks painful.]]



* CapitalismIsBad: The BigBad, [[spoiler:Rourke]], is a sadistic mercenary who describes himself as an "adventure capitalist". Granted, all he is motivated by is money, which is why he leads the expedition. Then, just to increase the riches he'd undoubtedly get just for ''pictures'' of the place, he steals the only thing that allows the Atlanteans to survive (a giant blue crystal) and tries to bring it to the surface to sell it. Some people see the film as being anti-capitalist because of him.

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* CapitalismIsBad: The BigBad, [[spoiler:Rourke]], BigBad is a sadistic mercenary who describes himself as an self-described "adventure capitalist". Granted, all he is motivated by is money, which is why he leads capitalist" who's greed propels the expedition. Then, just to increase the riches conflict. Notably, [[spoiler: he'd undoubtedly get rich from just for ''pictures'' of the place, he steals lost city, but decides to increase his wealth further by stealing and selling the only thing that allows Atlantean deity, decimating their civilization in the Atlanteans to survive (a giant blue crystal) and tries to bring it to the surface to sell it. Some people see the film as being anti-capitalist because of him. process.]]

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* WouldHarmASenior: [[spoiler:Rourke punches the King of Atlantis, who's thousands of years old, in the stomach, causing him to die of internal bleeding]].


''Atlantis'' is also the second Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon film to be rated PG in America, with the first being 1985's ''The Black Cauldron.''

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''Atlantis'' is also the second Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon film to be rated PG in America, with the first being 1985's ''The Black Cauldron.''''Disney/TheBlackCauldron''.


** Audrey's inclusion made this the only film in Disney's canon to have a [[LeastCommonSkinTone Hispanic human character]] voiced by a Hispanic actor (or in this case, actress) until ''Disney/BigHeroSix'', which had Honey Lemon, another Hispanic girl, in its main cast.

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** Audrey's inclusion made this the only film in Disney's canon to have a [[LeastCommonSkinTone Hispanic human character]] voiced by a Hispanic actor (or in this case, actress) until ''Disney/BigHeroSix'', ''Disney/BigHero6'', which had Honey Lemon, another Hispanic girl, in its main cast.


* {{Adorkable}}: Milo, who personifies this to such a degree that he provides the page image for that trope. Intelligent, sweet, clumsy, scrawny, still brave... Top it off with the voice of MichaelJFox, and you have got fangirl carnage on your hands.

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* {{Adorkable}}: Milo, who personifies this to such a degree that he provides the page image for that trope. Intelligent, sweet, clumsy, scrawny, still brave... Top it off with the voice of MichaelJFox, Creator/MichaelJFox, and you have got fangirl carnage on your hands.


* {{Ladette}}: Audrey and implied with her sister, because their father wanted boys.

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* {{Ladette}}: Audrey and implied with her sister, because their father wanted boys. Helga, while she is introduced as TheVamp, is a competent quasi-military leader and fighter.

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The film was accompanied by three tie-in video games.


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Entry #41 in the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon, this movie begins with [[DistantPrologue a great cataclysm that occurred in the distant past]].

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Entry #41 in the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon, this 2001 movie begins with [[DistantPrologue a great cataclysm that occurred in the distant past]].


* DistantPrologue: The film opens with the destruction of Atlantis several thousand years ago as it is submerged beneath the ocean. Originally there was a different DistantPrologue intended for the opening, focusing on [[HornyVikings a viking ship]] that was trying to find the city, but the producers decided for a more action-packed opening.

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* DistantPrologue: The film opens with the destruction of Atlantis several thousand years ago as it is submerged beneath the ocean. Originally there was a different DistantPrologue intended for the opening, focusing on [[HornyVikings a viking ship]] that was trying to find the city, but the producers decided for a more action-packed opening. The alternate opening was instead put into the PC game.

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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The mythical Norse spear Gungnir is refered to as "Gunokneer" in the second film, presumably as a result of being described by Atlanteans.


--> I prefer the term "Adventure Capitalist".

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--> -->'''Rourke:''' I prefer the term "Adventure Capitalist".Capitalist".
:: : Averted a few minutes later, when he flat-out calls himself a mercenary.


* UsefulNotes/WorldWarI: The film takes place in 1914, right on the cusp of the first World War, and Milo fears that [[spoiler:Rourke]] will probably try to sell the Heart of Atlantis to the Kaiser.

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* UsefulNotes/WorldWarI: The film takes place in 1914, right on the cusp of the first World War, and Milo fears that [[spoiler:Rourke]] will probably try to sell the Heart [[spoiler:Heart of Atlantis Atlantis]] to the Kaiser.


* ShoutOut : Milo's explanation of the boiler's finer workings is a ShoutOut to Creator/DonKnotts, according to WordOfGod on the commentary.

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* ShoutOut : ShoutOut:
** The Ulysses screams of Jules Verne influence. It's important to note that ''Atlantis: The Lost Empire'' was partly inspired by ''20,000 Leagues Under the Sea''. Speaking of which, the idea of having to go into the Earth itself to find Atlantis came from ''Journey to the Center of the Earth''.[[note]]Interestingly enough, this film started out as an animated adaptation of that book.[[/note]]
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Milo's explanation of the boiler's finer workings is a ShoutOut one to Creator/DonKnotts, according to WordOfGod on the commentary.


While a sequel named ''Shards of Chaos'' as well as an animated TV series named ''Team Atlantis'' was under development, the film's somewhat disappointing performance at the box-office lead Disney to cancel both the sequel and the series, the latter of which a bit into its production. Instead, the completed material for the series was reworked into a DirectToVideo sequel film named ''Atlantis: Milo's Return''.






--> '''Audrey:''' My father always wanted sons, right? One to run his machine shop and the other to be middleweight boxing champion. But he got my sister and me instead.
--> '''Milo:''' So what happened to your sister?
--> '''Audrey:''' She's 24 and 0 with a shot at the title next month.

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--> '''Audrey:''' -->'''Audrey:''' My father always wanted sons, right? One to run his machine shop and the other to be middleweight boxing champion. But he got my sister and me instead.
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instead.\\
'''Milo:''' So what happened to your sister?
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sister?\\
'''Audrey:''' She's 24 and 0 with a shot at the title next month.


* FourTemperamentEnsemble: The members of the expedition in the first movie can be seen in and between the four temperaments; Milo (melancholic), Mrs. Packard (melancholic/phlegmatic), Vinny (phlegmatic), Rourke (phlegmatic/sanguine), Sweet (sanguine), Mole (sanguine/choleric), Audrey (choleric), Helga (choleric/melancholic), and Cookie (eclectic).


** Vinny's last name is Santorini. Santorini is the modern-day name of the island of Thera, which is theorized to have been the inspiration for Atlantis in Plato's dialogues. It was home to the Minoan civilization, which, while not supernaturally so, was advanced for its day until the island was destroyed in a volcanic eruption.

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** Vinny's last name is Santorini. Santorini is the modern-day name of the island of Thera, which is theorized to have been the inspiration for Atlantis in Plato's dialogues. It was home to the Minoan civilization, which, while not supernaturally so, was advanced for its day until the island was destroyed in a volcanic eruption. This makes his position as the group's explosives expert especially apt.

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** Vinny's last name is Santorini. Santorini is the modern-day name of the island of Thera, which is theorized to have been the inspiration for Atlantis in Plato's dialogues. It was home to the Minoan civilization, which, while not supernaturally so, was advanced for its day until the island was destroyed in a volcanic eruption.

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* ConvenientlyInterruptedDocument: The Shepherd's Journal has a missing page, which means that nobody knows exactly what the Atlanteans' power-source ''is''. [[spoiler: Rourke had the missing page in his boot the whole time.]]


** The expedition uses deep diving Submarines (at this time they were incapable of going deep or remaining under for long), acoustic torpedoes (which wouldn't be invented for decades), and fighter airplanes with synchronizing gear (wouldn't be developed until well into WWI).



* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: The expedition uses deep diving Submarines (at this time they were incapable of going deep or remaining under for long), acoustic torpedoes (which wouldn't be invented for decades), and fighter airplanes with synchronizing gear (wouldn't be developed until well into WWI).
** Despite holding a Naval Officer's rank, Rourke is seen wearing a green uniform and hat more in line with an Army officer. Possibly justified because [[spoiler:he's actually a mercenary, and can presumably wear whatever the hell he wants]].

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* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: The expedition uses deep diving Submarines (at this time they were incapable of going deep or remaining under for long), acoustic torpedoes (which wouldn't be invented for decades), and fighter airplanes with synchronizing gear (wouldn't be developed until well into WWI).
**
Despite holding a Naval Officer's rank, Rourke is seen wearing a green uniform and Stetson hat more in line with an a US Army officer. Possibly justified because [[spoiler:he's actually a mercenary, and can presumably wear whatever the hell he wants]].

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* FourTemperamentEnsemble: The members of the expedition in the first movie can be seen in and between the four temperaments; Milo (melancholic), Mrs. Packard (melancholic/phlegmatic), Vinny (phlegmatic), Rourke (phlegmatic/sanguine), Sweet (sanguine), Mole (sanguine/choleric), Audrey (choleric), Helga (choleric/melancholic), and Cookie (eclectic).


* {{Badass}}: Pretty much everyone who embarked on the expedition gets an EstablishingCharacterMoment during the Leviathan's attack. Even the great many that didn't make it.


** Despite holding a Naval Officer's rank, Rourke is seen wearing a green uniform and hat more in line with an Army officer. Possibly justified because [[spoiler:he's actually a mercenary]].

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** Despite holding a Naval Officer's rank, Rourke is seen wearing a green uniform and hat more in line with an Army officer. Possibly justified because [[spoiler:he's actually a mercenary]].mercenary, and can presumably wear whatever the hell he wants]].


** Despite holding a Naval Officer's rank, Rourke is seen wearing a green uniform and hat more in line with an Army officer.

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** Despite holding a Naval Officer's rank, Rourke is seen wearing a green uniform and hat more in line with an Army officer. Possibly justified because [[spoiler:he's actually a mercenary]].

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* InformedAbility: Audrey is said to be a brilliant mechanic, but we never actually see her fix anything throughout the film. She even gets upstaged by Milo at one point for fixing the digger's boiler, because the boiler in his office is similar.

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* ArbitrarySkepticism: Milo describes the Leviathan as probably nothing more than a sculpture to frighten the superstitious, even though they're already on an expedition to recover a lost advanced civilization.

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* EmpathyDollShot: Kida drops her doll during the destruction of Atlantis. Her mother stops to tell her to leave it, even though they're no more than three steps away from it.


* ClippedWingAngel [[spoiler:When Rourke is stabbed with the crystalizing glassing from Kida's cage, he mutates into a crystal humanoid and keeps attacking Milo. However, the propeller of their balloon makes short work of him.]]

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* ClippedWingAngel [[spoiler:When Rourke is stabbed with the crystalizing glassing crystalized glass from Kida's cage, he mutates into a crystal humanoid and keeps attacking Milo. However, the propeller of their balloon makes short work of him.]]



* NonHumanSidekick: Averted, but Mole is called an animal and a pet which Milo replies as, "Close enough."

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* NonHumanSidekick: NonHumanSidekick:
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Averted, but Mole is called an animal and a pet which Milo replies as, "Close enough.""
** Played straight with Oggy in the sequel.



* SecretTestOfCharacter: When Mr. Whitmore first gives Milo the Shepherd's Journal, he makes several doubtful comments as to its authenticity and reliability, as well as to the futility of any mission to find Atlantis. When Milo explains that he would ''know'' if it was a fake and that he would rent a rowboat himself if that was what it took to get an expedition going, Whitmore explains that that was exactly what he wanted to hear, and then offers Milo a place on the multi-million dollar expedition he had already been planning. In the sequel, the Dust Coyotes will spare the heroes the fate they dealt to the villian if they confess a secret they have kept. [[spoiler: As it turns out, had they revealed the secret (about Atlantis existing), the Dust Coyotes (who knew the secret anyway) would have concluded they cannot be trusted to keep secrets and would punished them accordingly.]]

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* SecretTestOfCharacter: SecretTestOfCharacter:
**
When Mr. Whitmore first gives Milo the Shepherd's Journal, he makes several doubtful comments as to its authenticity and reliability, as well as to the futility of any mission to find Atlantis. When Milo explains that he would ''know'' if it was a fake and that he would rent a rowboat himself if that was what it took to get an expedition going, Whitmore explains that that was exactly what he wanted to hear, and then offers Milo a place on the multi-million dollar expedition he had already been planning. planning.
**
In the sequel, the Dust Coyotes will spare the heroes the fate they dealt to the villian if they confess a secret they have kept. [[spoiler: As it turns out, had they revealed the secret (about Atlantis existing), the Dust Coyotes (who knew the secret anyway) would have concluded they cannot be trusted to keep secrets and would have punished them accordingly.]]

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* BrickJoke: Sweet passively gloats that his surgical saw could cut a femur in just twenty-eight seconds. Later during the race to save Kida...
-->'''Audrey''': I thought you said this thing could cut through a femur in twenty-eight seconds!
-->'''Sweet''': Less talk, more saw!

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* CurbStompBattle: For all their guns, the Ulysses and her fleet of subpods never stood a chance against the Leviathan, leaving only a few dozen survivors to carry on to Atlantis.


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** The Leviathan is a non-human example, having massacred nearly all of the 200-man crew aboard the Ulysses, and for all we know, it's still out there preying on unsuspecting trespassers.


* AppeaseTheVolcanoGod: Or, rather, the Stoneface God. In penance for attempting to use the Heart of Atlantis as a weapon, members of the King's bloodline are ritually bonded to the Heart every thousand years or so. It just so happens that by trespassing on the Heart's chamber, Milo's team ended up kickstarting it a little early.

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* AppeaseTheVolcanoGod: Or, rather, the Stoneface God. In penance for attempting to use the Heart of Atlantis as a weapon, members of the King's bloodline are ritually bonded to the Heart every ten thousand years or so. It just so happens that by trespassing on the Heart's chamber, Milo's team ended up kickstarting it a little early.


* TheComicallySerious: Ms. Packard during pretty much every life-threatening situation, most notably the Leviathan attack.



* DissonantSerenity: Ms. Packard during pretty much every life-threatening situation, most notably the Leviathan attack.


* EvilIsPetty: They find Atlantis, that turn out to be still living civilization. It's hands down the greatest archaeological discovery in history which our heroes will be greatly rewarded for, but that's not enough for the [[FauxAffablyEvil otherwise friendly]] [[spoiler: Rourke. He wants to take the Heart of Atlantis, which would kill the Atlanteans, so that he'll be even more rich.]]

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* EvilIsPetty: They find Atlantis, that turn turns out to be still living civilization. It's hands down the greatest archaeological discovery in history which our heroes will be greatly rewarded for, but that's not enough for the [[FauxAffablyEvil otherwise friendly]] [[spoiler: Rourke. He wants to take the Heart of Atlantis, which would kill the Atlanteans, so that he'll be even more rich.]]

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* DissonantSerenity: Ms. Packard during pretty much every life-threatening situation, most notably the Leviathan attack.


* AppeaseTheVolcanoGod: Or, rather, the Stoneface God. In penance for attempting to use the Heart of Atlantis as a weapon, members of the King's bloodline is ritually taken by the Heart every thousand years or so. It just so happens that by trespassing on the Heart's chamber, Milo's team ended up kickstarting it a little early.

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* AppeaseTheVolcanoGod: Or, rather, the Stoneface God. In penance for attempting to use the Heart of Atlantis as a weapon, members of the King's bloodline is are ritually taken by bonded to the Heart every thousand years or so. It just so happens that by trespassing on the Heart's chamber, Milo's team ended up kickstarting it a little early.


* AnimationBump: A rather odd example- While it wasn't uncommon for films like this to assign an animator to a character. Helga's animation is considerably ''much'' more fluid than the rest of the cast. This may be due to her supervising animator being from [[Creator/WaltDisneyAnimationUnits France]].

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* AnimationBump: A rather odd example- While example--While it wasn't uncommon for films like this to assign an animator to a character. character, Helga's animation is considerably ''much'' more fluid than the rest of the cast. This may be due to her supervising animator being from [[Creator/WaltDisneyAnimationUnits France]].France]].
* AppeaseTheVolcanoGod: Or, rather, the Stoneface God. In penance for attempting to use the Heart of Atlantis as a weapon, members of the King's bloodline is ritually taken by the Heart every thousand years or so. It just so happens that by trespassing on the Heart's chamber, Milo's team ended up kickstarting it a little early.



* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Milo aside, everyone on the expedition is this[[spoiler:, especially Rourke]].

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* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Milo aside, everyone on the expedition is this[[spoiler:, this,[[spoiler: especially Rourke]].


** Kida herself is one.

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** Despite holding a Naval Officer's rank, Rourke is seen wearing a green uniform and hat more in line with an Army officer.


** Related, the film implies that every linguist before Milo was a complete idiot, as the rune for C looks exactly like a C, and the rune for R looks exactly like an R. Mixing them up would be like mixing up...an R and a C, really.
*** Except that Iceland is spelled "Island" in Icelandic. The runes for R and S are more similar.


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* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: The expedition uses deep diving Submarines (at this time they were incapable of going deep or remaining under for long), acoustic torpedoes (which wouldn't be invented for decades), and fighter airplanes with synchronizing gear (wouldn't be developed until well into WWI).


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** Tunnel Boring Machines don't actually look like the one Mole uses. Instead they have a mostly flat drilling mechanism. Though this was likely done so the audience would recognize the machine.


** Audrey's inclusion makes this the only film in Disney's canon to have a [[LeastCommonSkinTone Hispanic human character]] voiced by a Hispanic actor (or in this case, actress).

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** Audrey's inclusion makes made this the only film in Disney's canon to have a [[LeastCommonSkinTone Hispanic human character]] voiced by a Hispanic actor (or in this case, actress).actress) until ''Disney/BigHeroSix'', which had Honey Lemon, another Hispanic girl, in its main cast.


->''"Less singing. More explosions."''
-->-- '''The team motto for this film, according to DVDCommentary'''

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** Kida herself is one.

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* KickTheSonOfABitch: [[spoiler:Rourke does this to Helga when he tries to throw her off the zeppelin. It ends up backfiring on him later on]].


** [[spoiler:As Rourke and Helga attempt to escape with the crystallized Kida, Rourke betrays Helga and throws her off the rocket, after which Rourke yells to her, "NothingPersonal!" Much later, as Helga lays on the ground, dying from her wounds, she get revenge by pulling out her flare gun to shoot down the rocket, though not before throwing Rourke's words right back]].

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** [[spoiler:As Rourke and Helga attempt to escape with the crystallized Kida, Rourke betrays Helga and throws her off the rocket, zeppelin, after which Rourke yells to her, "NothingPersonal!" Much later, as Helga lays on the ground, dying from her wounds, she get revenge by pulling out her flare gun to shoot down the rocket, zeppelin, though not before throwing Rourke's words right back]].


* IronicEcho: When the crew sets up camp for the night and talking about their lives, all of them except Milo say that they're here pretty much because they're getting paid. [[spoiler:Later, when they're loading the Crystal-possessed Kida up for the trip back to the volcano, Milo reminds them of their plans and how easy they'll be now, but they have wiped out the Atlanteans in the process, ending with-]]

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* IronicEcho: When IronicEcho:
**When
the crew sets up camp for the night and talking about their lives, all of them except Milo say that they're here pretty much because they're getting paid. [[spoiler:Later, when they're loading the Crystal-possessed Kida up for the trip back to the volcano, Milo reminds them of their plans and how easy they'll be now, but they have wiped out the Atlanteans in the process, ending with-]]


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**[[spoiler:As Rourke and Helga attempt to escape with the crystallized Kida, Rourke betrays Helga and throws her off the rocket, after which Rourke yells to her, "NothingPersonal!" Much later, as Helga lays on the ground, dying from her wounds, she get revenge by pulling out her flare gun to shoot down the rocket, though not before throwing Rourke's words right back]].


* BookSnap: Milo has just been handed the Shepherd's Journal, a supposed first-person account of the lost city of Atlantis, by Mr. Withmore. As he peruses it, Withmore comments that it's probably fake. Milo quickly shuts the journal and tells him that he his certain of the existence of Atlantis and is willing to do anything to prove it...which is exactly what Withmore wanted to hear.

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* BookSnap: Milo has just been handed the Shepherd's Journal, a supposed first-person account of the lost city of Atlantis, by Mr. Withmore. Whitmore. As he peruses it, Withmore Whitmore comments that it's probably fake. Milo quickly shuts the journal and tells him that he his certain of the existence of Atlantis and is willing to do anything to prove it...which is exactly what Withmore Whitmore wanted to hear.



* LadEtte: Audrey and implied with her sister, because their father wanted boys.

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* LadEtte: {{Ladette}}: Audrey and implied with her sister, because their father wanted boys.



* TeamMom: Joshua Sweet takes up this role a lot of the time - he's the wisest and most compassionate member of the expedition by far([[spoiler: he is the first of the team to perform a HeelFaceTurn when Rourke harms the King]]), and can be often found taking care of the rest. His name is [[MeaningfulName very well chose.]].

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* TeamMom: Joshua Sweet takes up this role a lot of the time - he's the wisest and most compassionate member of the expedition by far([[spoiler: he far ([[spoiler:he is the first of the team to perform a HeelFaceTurn when Rourke harms the King]]), and can be often found taking care of the rest. His name is [[MeaningfulName very well chose.chosen.]].


* BechdelTest : Just barely passes, mostly for the exchanges between Helga and Mrs. Packard. Otherwise, the female characters don't really interact with each other.


-->--'''Plato, 360 B.C.'''

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-->--'''Plato, -->-- '''Plato, 360 B.C.'''



-->--'''The team motto for this film, according to DVDCommentary'''

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* PovertyFood: Jebidiah "Cookie" Farnsworth serves up lumpy ooze to the survivors, who have no alternative except to choke it down. Cookie earlier stated that the four food groups are: "beans, bacon, whiskey and lard," thus dinner looks to be some unholy mixture of those ingredients.

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** Sweet's moment [[spoiler: comes earlier than the rest. Note that he's not with the party as they're preparing to leave with the crystal--he stays to take care of the injured king]].


* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: All of the specialists who took part in Rourke's get-rich plan that ends up with the king of Atlantis dead, all so they can steal Atlants's treasure, are EasilyForgiven (and very richly rewarded) for having a last minute twinge of conscience.]]
** To be fair, though, [[spoiler: they initially thought they were just going to be doing some elaborate grave-robbing from a long-dead civilization. Murder wasn't on their to-do list.]]

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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: All of the specialists who took part in Rourke's get-rich plan that ends up with the king of Atlantis dead, all so they can steal Atlants's treasure, are EasilyForgiven (and very richly rewarded) for having a last minute twinge of conscience.]]
** To be fair, though, [[spoiler:
Granted they initially thought they were just going to be doing some elaborate grave-robbing from a long-dead civilization. Murder wasn't on their to-do list.]]



* StandardFemaleGrabArea: Helga holds Kida by the upper arm while she's captive.
** Though to be fair Kida only submitted due the threat of being shot if she tried to get loose.

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* StandardFemaleGrabArea: Helga holds Kida by the upper arm while she's captive.
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* CampfireCharacterExploration: Milo first bonds with the other members of the expedition as they share their life stories while they set up camp for the night.

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* AmbiguouslyBrown: Atlanteans in general. In fact, they look downright multi-ethnic. This was intentional as Atlanteans were made to be the race from which all other races evolved from.

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*** A remarkable coincidence, given that Atlantis hasn't had a provincial territory in thousands of years.


* TheFogOfAges: The Atlanteans have forgotten much of their culture over the centuries, to the point that none of them can read their own writing.

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* TheFogOfAges: The Atlanteans have forgotten much of their culture over the centuries, to the point that centuries; none of them the modern-day Atlanteans can even read their own writing.


* {{Kissgusting}}: The picture of Preston Whitmore and Thaddeus Thatch immediately post-kiss. They're both recoiling in disgust. [[TheBet And it's Whitmore's fault]].
--> '''Mr. Whitmore''': I told him "Thatch, if you actually find that so-called journal, not only will I finance the expedition, [[TemptingFate I'll kiss ya full on the mouth]]!" Imagine my embarrassment when he ''found'' the darn thing.


* MacGuffinGirl: In a variation, the girl [[spoiler:merges with a preexisting MacGuffin, rather than turning out to have been it all along]].


* BerserkButton: You...have disturbed...the '''DIRT!'''

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* BerserkButton: You...have disturbed...the '''DIRT!'''Do ''not'' disturb Moliére's dirt collection.



** Helga carries Chekhov's FlareGun tucked into her trousers.

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* DisneyVillainDeath: Subverted. [[spoiler: Helga survives the fall, but it's not likely she survived having a flaming zeppelin crashing down on her.]] Also averted with [[spoiler: Rourke]] who dies by getting caught in the Zeppelin's blades.
** Regarding the fall, [[spoiler: Helga is confirmed to have been crushed by the zeppelin once the rest of the crew returns to the surface]].
*** [[spoiler: Plus, you know, the volcano erupted while she was under the zeppelin. Lava's pretty deadly I hear.]]

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Subverted. [[spoiler: Helga survives the fall, but it's not likely she survived having a flaming zeppelin crashing down on her.]] And then the volcano erupts while she's under the zeppelin.]]
**
Also averted with [[spoiler: Rourke]] by[[spoiler: Rourke]], who dies by getting caught in the Zeppelin's blades.
** Regarding the fall, [[spoiler: Helga is confirmed to have been crushed by the zeppelin once the rest of the crew returns to the surface]].
*** [[spoiler: Plus, you know, the volcano erupted while she was under the zeppelin. Lava's pretty deadly I hear.]]
zeppelin's blades.

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* AdventurerArchaeologist: Though no individual characters themselves fit the trope, the movie as a whole fit the genre perfectly.

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*** [[spoiler: Plus, you know, the volcano erupted while she was under the zeppelin. Lava's pretty deadly I hear.]]

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* WaterfallIntoTheAbyss: The core city is elevated above a volcanic flow, its waters endlessly spilling over into the similarly inexhaustible magma (and creating a huge cloud of steam as a result).

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** A straighter version with both Audrey and Mrs. Packard at the end, when they're dressed in their finest, after we've only seen them in work/travel clothes for the duration of the film.

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* ShoutOut : Milo's explanation of the boiler's finer workings is a ShoutOut to Creator/DonKnotts, according to WordOfGod on the commentary.

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* BechdelTest : Just barely passes, mostly for the exchanges between Helga and Mrs. Packard. Otherwise, the female characters don't really interact with each other.


* Kissgusting: The picture of Preston Whitmore and Thaddeus Thatch immediately post-kiss. They're both recoiling in disgust. [[TheBet And it's Whitmore's fault]].
--> '''Mr. Whitmore'': I told him "Thatch, if you actually find that so-called journal, not only will I finance the expedition, [[TemptingFate I'll kiss ya full on the mouth]]!" Imagine my embarrassment when he ''found'' the darn thing.

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* Kissgusting: {{Kissgusting}}: The picture of Preston Whitmore and Thaddeus Thatch immediately post-kiss. They're both recoiling in disgust. [[TheBet And it's Whitmore's fault]].
--> '''Mr. Whitmore'': Whitmore''': I told him "Thatch, if you actually find that so-called journal, not only will I finance the expedition, [[TemptingFate I'll kiss ya full on the mouth]]!" Imagine my embarrassment when he ''found'' the darn thing.

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* BlackmailIsSuchAnUglyWord : Or, in this case, ''mercenary''.
--> I prefer the term "Adventure Capitalist".


* {{Atlantis}}: [[CaptainObvious Do you REALLY need an explanation for this?]]

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** Audrey, female and Hispanic.


** It is possible for a civilisation to lose the knowledge needed to read their own written language (Hieroglyphics were a complete mystery to modern Egyptians until the discovery of the Rosetta Stone was discovered, and while it's still more or less possible to read the words of Latin or Old English it's next to impossible to extract much meaning without specific knowledge of those languages). However, the people of Atlantis are extremely long-lived, Kida was slightly older than a toddler at the time of the Great Flood and is now a young woman nearly 9000 years later. This means most Atlanteans alive at the time of the story were alive at the height of their civilisation. It seems very far-fetched that a people would lose the ability to read their own written language within one generation, especially when those same people are apparently able to pick up spoken languages they've never heard before in a matter of seconds.

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** It is possible for a civilisation to lose the knowledge needed to read their own written language (Hieroglyphics were a complete mystery to modern Egyptians until the discovery of the Rosetta Stone was discovered, Stone, and while it's still more or less possible to read the words of Latin or Old English it's next to impossible to extract much meaning without specific knowledge of those languages). However, the people of Atlantis are extremely long-lived, Kida was slightly older than a toddler at the time of the Great Flood and is now a young woman nearly 9000 years later. This means most Atlanteans alive at the time of the story were alive at the height of their civilisation. It seems very far-fetched that a people would lose the ability to read their own written language within one generation, especially when those same people are apparently able to pick up spoken languages they've never heard before in a matter of seconds.

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** It is possible for a civilisation to lose the knowledge needed to read their own written language (Hieroglyphics were a complete mystery to modern Egyptians until the discovery of the Rosetta Stone was discovered, and while it's still more or less possible to read the words of Latin or Old English it's next to impossible to extract much meaning without specific knowledge of those languages). However, the people of Atlantis are extremely long-lived, Kida was slightly older than a toddler at the time of the Great Flood and is now a young woman nearly 9000 years later. This means most Atlanteans alive at the time of the story were alive at the height of their civilisation. It seems very far-fetched that a people would lose the ability to read their own written language within one generation, especially when those same people are apparently able to pick up spoken languages they've never heard before in a matter of seconds.

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* AnimationBump: A rather odd example- While it wasn't uncommon for films like this to assign an animator to a character. Helga's animation is considerably ''much'' more fluid than the rest of the cast. This may be due to her supervising animator being from [[Creator/WaltDisneyAnimationUnits France]].


-->''"...in a single day and night of misfortune, the island of Atlantis disappeared into the depths of the sea."''

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-->''"...->''"...in a single day and night of misfortune, the island of Atlantis disappeared into the depths of the sea."''



-->''"Less singing. More explosions."''

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--->--'''Plato, 360 B.C.'''

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--->--'''The team motto for this film, according to DVDCommentary'''

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->''"Less singing. More explosions."''
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-->''"...in a single day and night of misfortune, the island of Atlantis disappeared into the depths of the sea."''
--->--'''Plato, 360 B.C.'''

-->''"Less
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** It's even more literally a toilet joke in the german translation: "Whoever took the 1 from room 001, haha, very funny."

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* TemptingFate: In the deleted prologue, when the viking crew who last had the Shepherd's Journal are being attacked by the Leviathan, the leader of the crew dares it to 'do its worst'. [[StuffBlowingUp It does]].


-->'''Whitmore:''' Imagine my embarrassment when he ''found'' the darn thing!

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* Kissgusting: The picture of Preston Whitmore and Thaddeus Thatch immediately post-kiss. They're both recoiling in disgust. [[TheBet And it's Whitmore's fault]].
--> '''Mr. Whitmore'': I told him "Thatch, if you actually find that so-called journal, not only will I finance the expedition, [[TemptingFate I'll kiss ya full on the mouth]]!" Imagine my embarrassment when he ''found'' the darn thing.


* BlatantLies: Used for humor and as the official story in the end. [[spoiler: Pretty much the crew that made it back home are talking about how it was all a dead end and how everyone died... while they're wearing their crystals and new, expensive clothes, with Whitmore looking at the photographs of Alantis.]]

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* BlatantLies: Used for humor and as the official story in the end. [[spoiler: Pretty much the crew that made it back home are talking about how it was all a dead end and how everyone died... while they're wearing their crystals and new, expensive clothes, with Whitmore looking at the photographs of Alantis.Atlantis.]]

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** The Gas Mask mooks when they realize their leader is trying to destroy an ancient race,


* RealisticDictionIsUnrealistic: Averted with Milo, who frequently stutters, repeats himself, or stumbles over words[[note]]This is probably due to being voiced by MichaelJFox, who, even before his diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease (which would be enough to push one's speech into that territory on its own) naturally delivered his lines like this. Just watch ''Film/BackToTheFuture'')[[/note]]. Played straight with most other characters.

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* RealisticDictionIsUnrealistic: Averted with Milo, who frequently stutters, repeats himself, or stumbles over words[[note]]This is probably due to being voiced by MichaelJFox, Creator/MichaelJFox, who, even before his diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease (which would be enough to push one's speech into that territory on its own) naturally delivered his lines like this. Just watch ''Film/BackToTheFuture'')[[/note]]. Played straight with most other characters.


''Atlantis'' is also the second Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon film to be rated PG in America, with the first being ''The Black Cauldron'', which was released all the way back in 1985!

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''Atlantis'' is also the second Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon film to be rated PG in America, with the first being 1985's ''The Black Cauldron'', which was released all the way back in 1985!
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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: "We've done a lot of things we're not proud of: robbing graves, eh, plundering tombs, double-parking..." It is even funnier in the Latin American dub, where he ends the list with [[KickTheDog "kicked a dog"]].

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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: "We've done a lot of things we're not proud of: robbing graves, eh, plundering tombs, double-parking..." It is even funnier in In the Latin American dub, where he ends the list with [[KickTheDog "kicked a dog"]].


* FanDisservice: In-universe. Mrs. Packard says she sleeps in the nude and Sweet says that she sleepwalks after throwing Milo a sleep mask.

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* FanDisservice: In-universe. Mrs. Packard says she sleeps in the nude and Sweet says that she sleepwalks after throwing offering Milo a sleep mask.



* GasMaskMooks: The soldiers that come along on the expedition. A prudent measure, given it is an underground expedition with a real risk of gas pockets and the climax takes place in an erupting volcano, [[HelmetsAreHardlyHeroic though none of the named main characters were one]].

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* GasMaskMooks: The soldiers that come along on the expedition. A prudent measure, given it is an underground expedition with a real risk of gas pockets and the climax takes place in an erupting volcano, [[HelmetsAreHardlyHeroic though none of the named main characters were wore one]].

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** [[CutAndPasteTranslation In the German dub, they changed "Kaiser" to "some kind of tyrant".]]

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**Though to be fair Kida only submitted due the threat of being shot if she tried to get loose.


''Atlantis'' is also the second DisneyAnimatedCanon film to be rated PG in America, with the first being ''The Black Cauldron'', which was released all the way back in 1985!

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''Atlantis'' is also the second DisneyAnimatedCanon Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon film to be rated PG in America, with the first being ''The Black Cauldron'', which was released all the way back in 1985!


While Atlantis is technically in the [[DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney canon]], it does not appear much in modern promotionals, probably because the movie did not do too well in the theater, adding to the growing fear that 2D animated movies were dead (though Disney's ''other'' [[WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut 2D animated movie did better]] for the year). It was otherwise notable for being accused of ripping off set pieces similar to those in ''NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater'' (an unrelated anime series also about Atlantean mythology) and ''Series/{{Stargate|SG1}}''. (''Series/StargateAtlantis'', however, is unrelated.) See also ''VideoGame/IndianaJonesAndTheFateOfAtlantis'', a [[Creator/LucasArts cinematic game]] which was mooted as the basis for an ''[[Franchise/IndianaJones Indy 4]]'' that [[WhatCouldHaveBeen never was]]. The movie itself was based on ''Literature/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'' by Creator/JulesVerne, as was ''Nadia'', [[OlderThanTheyThink which goes some way in explaining similar themes]]. Though the obvious similarities between Milo and Jean (the protagonist of ''Nadia'') are harder to explain away. For what it is worth, one of the credited writers is JossWhedon, and [[ComicBook/{{Hellboy}} Mike Mignola]] was the production designer.

''Atlantis'' is also the second DisneyAnimatedCanon film to be rated PG, with the first being ''The Black Cauldron'', which was released all the way back in 1985!

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While Atlantis is technically in the [[DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney canon]], it does not appear much in modern promotionals, probably because the movie did not do too well in the theater, adding to the growing fear that 2D animated movies were dead (though Disney's ''other'' [[WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut 2D animated movie did better]] for the year). It was otherwise notable for being accused of ripping off set pieces similar to those in ''NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater'' (an unrelated anime series also about Atlantean mythology) and ''Series/{{Stargate|SG1}}''. (''Series/StargateAtlantis'', however, is unrelated.) See also ''VideoGame/IndianaJonesAndTheFateOfAtlantis'', a [[Creator/LucasArts cinematic game]] which was mooted as the basis for an ''[[Franchise/IndianaJones Indy 4]]'' that [[WhatCouldHaveBeen never was]]. The movie itself was based on ''Literature/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'' by Creator/JulesVerne, as was ''Nadia'', [[OlderThanTheyThink which goes some way in explaining similar themes]]. Though the obvious similarities between Milo and Jean (the protagonist of ''Nadia'') are harder to explain away. For what it is worth, one of the credited writers is JossWhedon, and [[ComicBook/{{Hellboy}} Mike Mignola]] was the production designer.

''Atlantis'' is also the second DisneyAnimatedCanon film to be rated PG, PG in America, with the first being ''The Black Cauldron'', which was released all the way back in 1985!


* CaperCrew: As this is not strictly a "caper" as much as it is the world's most expensive excavation, some roles may be disputed, but for the most part it would follow for each character as:

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* CaperCrew: As this is not strictly a "caper" as much as it is the world's most expensive and dangerous excavation, some roles may be disputed, but for the most part it would follow for each character as:


** ​Gaetan "Mole" Moliére: The other Gadget Guy, specializing in excavating equipment

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** ​Gaetan Gaetan "Mole" Moliére: The other Gadget Guy, specializing in excavating equipment



** Joshua Strongbear Sweet: The Muscle, physically speaking, but he is actually the crew medical officer
** Audrey Rocio Ramirez:

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** Joshua Strongbear Sweet: The Muscle, physically speaking, but he is actually the crew crew's medical officer
** Audrey Rocio Ramirez: The Gadget Girl, the mechanic
** Jebidiah Allardyce "Cookie" Farnsworth: Simply the cook for the expedition, as his expertise is not specialised specifically for the crew's line of work

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* CaperCrew: As this is not strictly a "caper" as much as it is the world's most expensive excavation, some roles may be disputed, but for the most part it would follow for each character as:
** Commander Lyle Tiberius Rourke: The Mastermind, leader of his own private military group
** Lieutenant Helga Katrina Sinclair: The Partner in Crime, and second-in-command of said military group
** Preston B. Whitmore: The Backer
** Milo Thatch: The Hacker (figuratively) and/or The New Kid
** Vincenzo "Vinny" Santorini: The Gadget Guy, though his gadgets are bombs and other explosive materials
** ​Gaetan "Mole" Moliére: The other Gadget Guy, specializing in excavating equipment
** Wilhelmina Bertha Packard: The Coordinator, being their resident radio operator
** Joshua Strongbear Sweet: The Muscle, physically speaking, but he is actually the crew medical officer
** Audrey Rocio Ramirez:

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* LovecraftCountry: The small fishing village in the second movie.


* KickingTheDog: [[spoiler:When Rourke has gotten the crystal, removed Atlantean opposition and is ready to leave the city he turns and knocks Milo down just for the hell of it. And he crushes Milo's picture of Thaddeus under his heel.]]

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* KickingTheDog: KickTheDog: [[spoiler:When Rourke has gotten the crystal, removed Atlantean opposition and is ready to leave the city he turns and knocks Milo down just for the hell of it. And he crushes Milo's picture of Thaddeus under his heel.]]


* [[IAteWhat I Drank What?]]: Done with a canteen of what Vinny claims to be nitroglycerin as a joke.

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* [[IAteWhat I Drank What?]]: IDrankWhat: Done with a canteen of what Vinny claims to be nitroglycerin as a joke.



* [[MultinationalTeam Multiethnic Team]]: In 1914, no less.

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* [[MultinationalTeam Multiethnic Team]]: In MultinationalTeam: The crew for the expedition is multiethnic in 1914, no less.



* OhCrap: There's such a moment for Milo, Audrey, Sweet and Vinnie when they realize the final battle has brought on a volcanic eruption.
* [[OminousLatinChanting Ominous Atlantean Chanting]]: The crystal room.

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* [[UglyGuyHotWife Nerdy Guy, Hot Girlfriend]]: Milo and Kida. Well, [[GeekyTurnOn plenty of people think Milo is cute]], but compared to him, Kida is ''wow''.

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* BookSnap: Milo has just been handed the Shepherd's Journal, a supposed first-person account of the lost city of Atlantis, by Mr. Withmore. As he peruses it, Withmore comments that it's probably fake. Milo quickly shuts the journal and tells him that he his certain of the existence of Atlantis and is willing to do anything to prove it...which is exactly what Withmore wanted to hear.

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* DeflectorShields: Atlantis is shown to have one in the prelude. They turn out to be a ChekhovsGun.


* KickTheDogMoment: [[spoiler:When Rourke has gotten the crystal, removed Atlantean opposition and is ready to leave the city he turns and knocks Milo down just for the hell of it. And THEN he crushes Milo's picture of Thaddeus under his heel.]]

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* KickTheDogMoment: KickingTheDog: [[spoiler:When Rourke has gotten the crystal, removed Atlantean opposition and is ready to leave the city he turns and knocks Milo down just for the hell of it. And THEN he crushes Milo's picture of Thaddeus under his heel.]]

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* JumpScare: [[spoiler: Rourke is petrified! Hooray, the villain has been killed in a relatively family-friendly]] '''[[spoiler: oh god it lives!]]'''

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* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: Milo has this attitude all along - as does Dr. Sweet, as it turns out. The more sympathetic members of the expedition adopt this attitude after Milo sets a moral example.


* ArtisticLicensePhysics: The Atlantean tech gets a pass due to the 'sufficiently advanced technology', but there are a couple of instances. For instance, the ''Ulysses'' explodes after the crew escapes, when at thalassic depths it should have been crumpling in on itself as compartments ruptured.

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* ArtisticLicensePhysics: The Atlantean tech gets a pass due to the 'sufficiently advanced technology', but there are a couple of instances. For instance, the ''Ulysses'' explodes after the crew escapes, when at thalassic depths it should have been crumpling in on itself as compartments ruptured.the boiler explosion within compromised its structure.



* CapitalismIsBad: The BigBad, [[spoiler:Rourke]], is a sadistic mercenary who actually describes himself as an "adventure capitalist". Granted, all he is motivated by is money, which is why he leads to the expedition. Then, just to get even more money, he steals the only thing that allows the Atlanteans to survive (a giant blue crystal) and tries to bring it to the surface to sell it. Some people see the film as being anti-capitalist because of him.

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* CapitalismIsBad: The BigBad, [[spoiler:Rourke]], is a sadistic mercenary who actually describes himself as an "adventure capitalist". Granted, all he is motivated by is money, which is why he leads to the expedition. Then, just to increase the riches he'd undoubtedly get even more money, just for ''pictures'' of the place, he steals the only thing that allows the Atlanteans to survive (a giant blue crystal) and tries to bring it to the surface to sell it. Some people see the film as being anti-capitalist because of him.


** Kida's true age is foreshadowed once by the King ("A thousand years ago you would have struck them down") and then, much more subtly, by her comparing Atlantis to a stone being eroded away by the ocean (no Atlantean has seen an ocean in a long time).

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** Kida's true age is foreshadowed once by the King ("A thousand years ago you would have struck them down") and then, much more subtly, by her comparing Atlantis to a stone being eroded away by the ocean (no Atlantean has seen an ocean in a long time).down.")


* IDidWhatIHadToDo: When the ''Ulysses'' engineering compartments start to flood, Audrey prevents the leakage from getting out of hand and drowning more people by sealing off the damaged section, with at least one engineer still inside.



* ShootTheDog: Blink and you'll miss it, when the Sub is filling up with water, Audrey prevents the leakage from getting out of hand and drowning more people by sealing off the damaged section, with at least one engineer still inside.

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* ChekhovsVolcano: It's a tribute to pulp adventure. They find a dormant volcano. The rest practically writes itself.

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* SymbioticPossession: [[spoiler: Crystal/Kida.]]


* DamselInDistress: Kida but in proof that TropesAreNotBad. [[spoiler: Once she is saved from distress, she proceeds to save everyone else from certain death]].

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* DamselInDistress: Kida Kida... but in proof that TropesAreNotBad. TropesAreNotBad, [[spoiler: Once once she is saved from distress, she proceeds to save everyone else from certain death]].



* KickTheDog: [[spoiler:When Rourke has gotten the crystal, removed Atlantean opposition and is ready to leave the city he turns and knocks Milo down just for the hell of it. And THEN he crushes Milo's picture of Thaddeus under his heel.]]

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* KickTheDog: KickTheDogMoment: [[spoiler:When Rourke has gotten the crystal, removed Atlantean opposition and is ready to leave the city he turns and knocks Milo down just for the hell of it. And THEN he crushes Milo's picture of Thaddeus under his heel.]]



* TwoFistedTales

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** Kida's true age is foreshadowed once by the King ("A thousand years ago you would have struck them down") and then, much more subtly, by her comparing Atlantis to a stone being eroded away by the ocean (no Atlantean has seen an ocean in a long time).


* RockOfLimitlessWater: Apparently one of the things the Crystal does is refresh Atlantis' water supply.

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* RockOfLimitlessWater: Apparently one of the things the Crystal does is refresh In a sense. The directors' commentary describes Atlantis' giant volcanic cavern as a closed system: water supply.falls to the magma-heated bottom of the cave, rises as steam, falls as rain onto the city's plateau, and finally flows as waterfalls back to the magma.


** Although the movie ''kills'' people in a very free and easy manner. Drowning, giant lobster attack, exploding fuel trucks and good old-fashioned gunfire, plus a few special cases.

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--> '''Rourke:''' All right, who's ''not'' dead? Sound off!


* ArtisticLicensePhysics: The Atlantean tech gets a pass due to the 'sufficiently advanced technology', but there are a couple of instances. For instance, the big submarine ''explodes'' after the crew escapes, when at thalassic depths it should have been crumpling in on itself as compartments ruptured.

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* ArtisticLicensePhysics: The Atlantean tech gets a pass due to the 'sufficiently advanced technology', but there are a couple of instances. For instance, the big submarine ''explodes'' ''Ulysses'' explodes after the crew escapes, when at thalassic depths it should have been crumpling in on itself as compartments ruptured.

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* OhCrap: There's such a moment for Milo, Audrey, Sweet and Vinnie when they realize the final battle has brought on a volcanic eruption.


* KirbyDots: Discussed by the director on the commentary track.

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* PerpetualFrowner: Helga is generally scowling.

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* StandardFemaleGrabArea: Helga holds Kida by the upper arm while she's captive.


* GeniusBonus: They did some research and then deliberately subverted it.
** Ichthyologists and paleontologists in the audience had to laugh at Whitmore's aquarium, which contained coelacanths (a 65-million-year-old species that was thought long extinct until its re-discovery in 1938.)
** Cookie shows off a map on his belly showing "all 38 states." There were 38 states from 1876 to 1889 - the man's 26 years out of date. (Cookie's not all there.)

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* GeniusBonus: They did some research and then deliberately subverted it.
** Ichthyologists and paleontologists in the audience had to laugh at Whitmore's aquarium, which contained coelacanths (a 65-million-year-old species that was thought long extinct until its re-discovery in 1938.)
** Cookie shows off a map on his belly showing "all 38 states." There were 38 states from 1876 to 1889 - the man's 26 years out of date. (Cookie's not all there.)

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* ArtisticLicensePhysics: The Atlantean tech gets a pass due to the 'sufficiently advanced technology', but there are a couple of instances. For instance, the big submarine ''explodes'' after the crew escapes, when at thalassic depths it should have been crumpling in on itself as compartments ruptured.


* InstantRunes: Any and every Atlantean machine lights up with a pale blue glow when it's activated.

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* InstantRunes: Any and every Atlantean machine lights up with a pale blue glow luminous pattern of runes (and TronLines) when it's activated.


* XMeetsY: ''Liteature/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'' meets ''Literature/JourneyToTheCenterOfTheEarth'', which are, funny enough, both Creator/JulesVerne novels.


* {{Kaiju}}: The Leviathan, the [[EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods Kraken]], Ymir and Surt all count.

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* {{Kaiju}}: The Leviathan, the [[EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods Kraken]], Ymir and Surt Sutr all count.


* ContinuityNod: In the sequel, Milo delivers the phrase "two for flinching" when he gives Audrey a second hug after the first. Audrey used this line after punching him twice if he recoiled when she pulled back to punch him. Also, Mole whispers something to three Atlantean women which causes them to beat him up for the remainder of the scene, a reference to when he said the same thing to Kida and she punched him out. You'd think he'd have learned his lesson the first time.

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* ContinuityNod: In the sequel, Milo The sequel has a few of these:
**Milo
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**Mole
whispers something to three Atlantean women which causes them to beat him up for the remainder of the scene, a reference to when he said the same thing to Kida and she punched him out. scene. You'd think he'd have learned his lesson the first time.time.
**Cookie serves the [[LethalChef slop]] from the first expedition again with the line "I told you it'd keep and keep and keep, now it's yours to eat and eat and eat". It gets fed to Oggy the moment Cookie isn't looking.
**When describing the size of the locks Kida should use to secure an allpowerful Atlantean spear, Vinny says "Locks, big ones" and uses the same gesture as when he described large paper clips.


*ContinuityNod: In the sequel, Milo delivers the phrase "two for flinching" when he gives Audrey a second hug after the first. Audrey used this line after punching him twice if he recoiled when she pulled back to punch him. Also, Mole whispers something to three Atlantean women which causes them to beat him up for the remainder of the scene, a reference to when he said the same thing to Kida and she punched him out. You'd think he'd have learned his lesson the first time.



* SecretTestOfCharacter: When Mr. Whitmore first gives Milo the Shepherd's Journal, he makes several doubtful comments as to its authenticity and reliability, as well as to the futility of any mission to find Atlantis. When Milo explains that he would ''know'' if it was a fake and that he would rent a rowboat himself if that was what it took to get an expedition going, Whitmore explains that that was exactly what he wanted to hear, and then offers Milo a place on the multi-million dollar expedition he had already been planning.

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* SecretTestOfCharacter: When Mr. Whitmore first gives Milo the Shepherd's Journal, he makes several doubtful comments as to its authenticity and reliability, as well as to the futility of any mission to find Atlantis. When Milo explains that he would ''know'' if it was a fake and that he would rent a rowboat himself if that was what it took to get an expedition going, Whitmore explains that that was exactly what he wanted to hear, and then offers Milo a place on the multi-million dollar expedition he had already been planning. In the sequel, the Dust Coyotes will spare the heroes the fate they dealt to the villian if they confess a secret they have kept. [[spoiler: As it turns out, had they revealed the secret (about Atlantis existing), the Dust Coyotes (who knew the secret anyway) would have concluded they cannot be trusted to keep secrets and would punished them accordingly.]]



* SherlockScan: Moliere discerns pretty much everything about Milo simply by examining a piece of dirt under his fingernails.

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* SherlockScan: Moliere discerns pretty much everything about Milo simply by examining a piece of dirt under his fingernails. In the sequel, he uses this skill to find secret locations and navigate by matching dirt samples with geographical locales.


* DevelopmentGag



* RecycledTheSeries: A cartoon series called ''Team Atlantis'' was planned, but never came to fruition; the DirectToVideo "sequel" is really just a few episodes of it strung together. Amongst the ideas proposed for this series was a crossover with ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', which is {{broad|Strokes}}y considered a canonical part of ''Gargoyles'' according to WordOfGod.


->''"[[AnimatedMusical Less singing.]] [[StuffBlowingUp More explosions.]]"''

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->''"[[AnimatedMusical Less singing.]] [[StuffBlowingUp ->''"Less singing. More explosions.]]"''"''



!This film provides examples of:

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* BiggerBad: The Leviathan, a rogue Atlantian robot who's only role in the story is to [[spoiler:completely destroy the ''Ulysses'' submarine and kill off the majority of the people on the expedition]].


* Capitalism Is Bad: The BigBad, [[spoiler:Rourke]], is a sadistic mercenary who actually describes himself as an "adventure capitalist". Granted, all he is motivated by is money, which is why he leads to the expedition. Then, just to get even more money, he steals the only thing that allows the Atlanteans to survive (a giant blue crystal) and tries to bring it to the surface to sell it. Some people see the film as being anti-capitalist because of him.

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* Capitalism Is Bad: CapitalismIsBad: The BigBad, [[spoiler:Rourke]], is a sadistic mercenary who actually describes himself as an "adventure capitalist". Granted, all he is motivated by is money, which is why he leads to the expedition. Then, just to get even more money, he steals the only thing that allows the Atlanteans to survive (a giant blue crystal) and tries to bring it to the surface to sell it. Some people see the film as being anti-capitalist because of him.

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* Capitalism Is Bad: The BigBad, [[spoiler:Rourke]], is a sadistic mercenary who actually describes himself as an "adventure capitalist". Granted, all he is motivated by is money, which is why he leads to the expedition. Then, just to get even more money, he steals the only thing that allows the Atlanteans to survive (a giant blue crystal) and tries to bring it to the surface to sell it. Some people see the film as being anti-capitalist because of him.

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* PunkPunk: SteamPunk explorers vs. SandalPunk Atlanteans.

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* InstantRunes: Any and every Atlantean machine lights up with a pale blue glow when it's activated.


* AdvancedAncientAcropolis

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* AdvancedAncientAcropolisAdvancedAncientAcropolis: Although by the time Milo and the crew gets there, [[LostTechnology the natives have forgotten how everything works.]]


* XMeetsY: ''Literature/TwentyThousandLeaugesUnderTheSea'' meets ''Literature/JourneyToTheCenterOfTheEarth'', which are, funny enough, both Jules Verne novels

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* XMeetsY: ''Literature/TwentyThousandLeaugesUnderTheSea'' *XMeetsY: ''Liteature/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'' meets ''Literature/JourneyToTheCenterOfTheEarth'', which are, funny enough, both Jules Verne novelsCreator/JulesVerne novels.


* XMeetsY: ''Literature/TwentyThousandLeaugesUnderTheSea'' meets ''Literature/JourneyToTheCentetOfTheEarth'', which are, funny enough, both Jules Verne novels

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* XMeetsY: ''Literature/TwentyThousandLeaugesUnderTheSea'' meets ''Literature/JourneyToTheCentetOfTheEarth'', ''Literature/JourneyToTheCenterOfTheEarth'', which are, funny enough, both Jules Verne novels

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* XMeetsY: ''Literature/TwentyThousandLeaugesUnderTheSea'' meets ''Literature/JourneyToTheCentetOfTheEarth'', which are, funny enough, both Jules Verne novels


** Helga's not just a [[spoiler:FemmeFatale]] - she can kick some ''serious'' ass too.

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* AluminumChristmasTrees: Gas had not been deployed as a weapon yet, but the concept of a gas mask dates back to the 9th century. A gas mask was patented in America in 1849 by Lewis Haslett, for filtering dust, and Garrett A. Morgan invented a gas mask in 1912 that proved useful for gas/smoke-filled environments. Military use of gas masks did not occur until at least 1915, but Rourke runs a private army with unconventional equipment, to say the least.


* BiggerBad: The Leviathan, a rouge Atlantian robot who's only role in the story is to [[spoiler:completely destroy the ''Ulysses'' submarine and kill off the majority of the people on the expedition]].

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* BiggerBad: The Leviathan, a rouge rogue Atlantian robot who's only role in the story is to [[spoiler:completely destroy the ''Ulysses'' submarine and kill off the majority of the people on the expedition]].


* FiveManBand: Excluding Rourke and Helga who [[spoiler:turn out to be the BigBad and TheDragon respectively]]. Cookie and Mrs Packard don't really fit into this as they are mostly passive - Cookie being the chef and Packard the communications officer.
** TheLeader: Milo. Is initially just TheSmartGuy but gets promoted to this too.
** TheLancer: Audrey.
** TheBigGuy: Vinnie. In this case "Big" meaning the sheer amount of explosives he possesses.
** TheHeart: Sweet.
** TeamPet: Mole.
** SixthRanger: Kida.


-->'''Milo:''' Oh, ''my'' decision? Well, I think we've seen how effective ''my'' decisions have been. Let's recap: I led a band of plundering vandals to the greatest archeological find in recorded history, thus enabling the kidnap and/or murder of the ''royal family''! Not to mention personally delivering the most powerful force known to man to the hands of a '''mercenary nutcase''', who's '''probably going to sell it to the Kaiser!''' *pause* '''Have I left anything out'''?\\

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-->'''Milo:''' Oh, ''my'' decision? Well, I think we've seen how effective ''my'' decisions have been. Let's recap: I led a band of plundering vandals to the greatest archeological find in recorded history, thus enabling the kidnap and/or murder of the ''royal family''! Not to mention personally delivering the most powerful force known to man to the hands of a '''mercenary nutcase''', who's '''probably going to sell it to the Kaiser!''' *pause* ''*pause*'' '''Have I left anything out'''?\\out?!'''\\


* GasMaskMooks: The soldiers that come along on the expedition. A prudent measure, given it is an underground expedition and the climax takes place in an erupting volcano, [[HelmetsAreHardlyHeroic though none of the named main characters were one]].

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* GasMaskMooks: The soldiers that come along on the expedition. A prudent measure, given it is an underground expedition with a real risk of gas pockets and the climax takes place in an erupting volcano, [[HelmetsAreHardlyHeroic though none of the named main characters were one]].


* GasMaskMooks: The soldiers that come along on the expedition. A prudent measure, given the climax takes place in a volcano, [[HelmetsAreHardlyHeroic though none of the name main characters were any]].

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* GasMaskMooks: The soldiers that come along on the expedition. A prudent measure, given it is an underground expedition and the climax takes place in a an erupting volcano, [[HelmetsAreHardlyHeroic though none of the name named main characters were any]].one]].


* GasMaskMooks: The soldiers that come along on the expedition.

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* GasMaskMooks: The soldiers that come along on the expedition. A prudent measure, given the climax takes place in a volcano, [[HelmetsAreHardlyHeroic though none of the name main characters were any]].

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** Though Mole does use a Soviet [=PPSh=]-41 submachine gun and steel helmets and gas masks would not be commonplace until 1915-16.

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* BiggerBad: The Leviathan, a rouge Atlantian robot who's only role in the story is to [[spoiler:completely destroy the ''Ulysses'' submarine and kill off the majority of the people on the expedition]].


* AffablyEvil: [[spoiler:Rourke.]]


* CreatorThumbprint: [[{{Hellboy}} Mike Mignola]] was the production designer for the film and boy, does it show. Especially one scene during a travel montage where a shot combines both what Milo sees in the Shepherd's Journal with the route the crew follows, complete with Mike's signature use of black.

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* CreatorThumbprint: [[{{Hellboy}} [[ComicBook/{{Hellboy}} Mike Mignola]] was the production designer for the film and boy, does it show. Especially one scene during a travel montage where a shot combines both what Milo sees in the Shepherd's Journal with the route the crew follows, complete with Mike's signature use of black.


While it was both a critical and financial failure, the film is [[CriticalDissonance fairly popular]] for being vastly different than standard Disney fare - it's similar to ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'' in this regard, although it gains some credit for not nearly being a FranchiseKiller for the DisneyAnimatedCanon.


--> '''Audrey:''' My father wanted two sons. One to run his garage and the other to be midweight boxing champion.

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--> '''Audrey:''' My father always wanted two sons. sons, right? One to run his garage machine shop and the other to be midweight middleweight boxing champion.champion. But he got my sister and me instead.

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* NeverSayDie: Pretty cleverly worked around in the scene where [[spoiler: Rourke]] is interrogating the King of Atlantis. At one point, he punches the King in the gut for not cooperating, and an enraged Kida (who is being held captive by [[spoiler:Rourke's]] men) starts threatening him in Atlantean. The official comic book adaption translates her words to 'I will kill you for that.'


* FiveManBand: Excluding [[spoiler: Rourke and Helga]] who turn out to be the BigBad and TheDragon respectively. Cookie and Mrs Packard don't really fit into this as they are mostly passive - Cookie being the chef and Packard the communications officer.

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* FiveManBand: Excluding [[spoiler: Rourke and Helga]] Helga who turn [[spoiler:turn out to be the BigBad and TheDragon respectively.respectively]]. Cookie and Mrs Packard don't really fit into this as they are mostly passive - Cookie being the chef and Packard the communications officer.


** Helga's not just a FemmeFatale - she can kick some ''serious'' ass too.

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** Helga's not just a FemmeFatale [[spoiler:FemmeFatale]] - she can kick some ''serious'' ass too.



* BodyToJewel

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* BodyToJewelBodyToJewel: Kida merges with the [[spoiler:Heart of Atlantis]]. Later on [[spoiler:Rourke is turned into a crystal monster after making contact with a crystallized shard of glass]].



* DarkActionGirl: Helga.

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* DarkActionGirl: Helga.[[spoiler:Helga.]]



* FemmeFatale: Helga.

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* FemmeFatale: Helga.[[spoiler:Helga.]]



* LiterallyShatteredLives

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* LiterallyShatteredLivesLiterallyShatteredLives: [[spoiler:What happens to Rourke at the end.]]


* AxCrazy: Rourke, who attacks Milo with an ax as the hot air balloon transport is crashing. He himself admits that Milo has done what few people have, which is royally ''piss him off''.

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* AxCrazy: Rourke, [[spoiler:Rourke]], who attacks Milo with an ax as the hot air balloon transport is crashing. He himself admits that Milo has done what few people have, which is royally ''piss him off''.


* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: The film has a different theme song for the Japanese version, called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2ycvP4EtJU&feature=related "Crystal Vine"]], written by DREAMS COME TRUE.

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* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: The film has a different theme song for the Japanese version, called [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2ycvP4EtJU&feature=related com/watch?v=fAJg4Pp2dWE "Crystal Vine"]], written by DREAMS COME TRUE.


* AffablyEvil: Rourke.

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* AffablyEvil: Rourke.[[spoiler:Rourke.]]



* BigBad: Lieutenant Lyle T. Rourke.

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* BigBad: Lieutenant [[spoiler:Commander Lyle T. Rourke. ]]



* CrazyPrepared: Rourke. Audrey's main advice to Milo when they are going against him is that he is "never surprised." Case in point - he brings anti-aircraft guns and an army of biplanes with him on an ''underground/underwater mission'', despite having no reason to think he was going to be attacked by flying machines.

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* CrazyPrepared: Rourke. Audrey's main advice to Milo when they [[spoiler:they are going against him him]] is that he is "never surprised." Case in point - he brings anti-aircraft guns and an army of biplanes with him on an ''underground/underwater mission'', despite having no reason to think he was going to be attacked by flying machines.


* EvilIsPetty: They find Atlantis, that turn out to be still living civilization. It's hands down the greatest archaeological discovery in history which our heroes will be greatly rewarded for, but that's not enough for the [[FauxAffablyEvil otherwise friendly]] [[spoiler: Rourke. He wants to take the Heart of Atlantis which will kill the atlanteans so that he'll be even more rich.]]

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* EvilIsPetty: They find Atlantis, that turn out to be still living civilization. It's hands down the greatest archaeological discovery in history which our heroes will be greatly rewarded for, but that's not enough for the [[FauxAffablyEvil otherwise friendly]] [[spoiler: Rourke. He wants to take the Heart of Atlantis Atlantis, which will would kill the atlanteans Atlanteans, so that he'll be even more rich.]]

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* FrothyMugsOfWater: Averted, as Cookie includes whiskey in his personal list of the four basic food groups.

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* EvilIsPetty: They find Atlantis, that turn out to be still living civilization. It's hands down the greatest archaeological discovery in history which our heroes will be greatly rewarded for, but that's not enough for the [[FauxAffablyEvil otherwise friendly]] [[spoiler: Rourke. He wants to take the Heart of Atlantis which will kill the atlanteans so that he'll be even more rich.]]


* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Kida. [[spoiler: She becomes queen at the end of the film, something very few Disney Princesses get to do, and is the first Disney Princess to do so. She was also the only one until [[Disney/{{Forzen}} Elsa]] came along.]]

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* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Kida. [[spoiler: She becomes queen at the end of the film, something very few Disney Princesses get to do, and is the first Disney Princess to do so. She was also the only one until [[Disney/{{Forzen}} [[Disney/{{Frozen}} Elsa]] came along.]]


** Kida was originally going to have more action scenes, but the [[ExecutiveMeddling meddlers in question]] apparently did not want that.



* {{Badass}}: Pretty much everyone who embarked on the expedition. Gets an EstablishingCharacterMoment during the Leviathan's attack, even for the extremely many that didn't make it.
** BadassAdorable: Kida in a brief yet oh-so-satisfying action scene in which she knees a guy in the crotch, bashes another with the butt of a rifle while trying to wretch it free from its owner and knocks another soldier to the ground while drawing her knife. Even better considering she showcases skills as a hunter/gatherer.
* BadassBookworm: You bet your ass Milo becomes this during the last action sequence.

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* {{Badass}}: Pretty much everyone who embarked on the expedition. Gets expedition gets an EstablishingCharacterMoment during the Leviathan's attack, even for attack. Even the extremely great many that didn't make it.
** * BadassAdorable: Kida in a brief yet oh-so-satisfying action scene in which she knees a guy in the crotch, bashes another with the butt of a rifle while trying to wretch it free from its owner and knocks another soldier to the ground while drawing her knife. Even better considering she showcases skills as a hunter/gatherer.
Kida.
* BadassBookworm: You bet your ass Milo becomes this during the last action sequence.climax.



* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Kida. [[spoiler: She [[TheHighQueen becomes queen]] at the end of the film, something very few Disney Princesses get to do, and was the first Disney Princess to do so until Elsa came along.]]

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* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Kida. [[spoiler: She [[TheHighQueen becomes queen]] queen at the end of the film, something very few Disney Princesses get to do, and was is the first Disney Princess to do so so. She was also the only one until Elsa [[Disney/{{Forzen}} Elsa]] came along.]]



* ExecutiveMeddling: The film was originally intended to be a creature feature adventure film. Then the Disney execs decided that they needed to get to Atlantis quicker, and so much potential was wasted.
** Kida was also downgraded into a FauxActionGirl due to this.



* FamilyFriendlyFirearms: Completely, utterly averted.

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* FamilyFriendlyFirearms: Completely, utterly averted.Averted. Period accurate weapons are used frequently.



* FanDisservice: In-universe. Mrs Packard says she sleeps in the nude and Sweet says, shuddering, "she sleepwalks".

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* FanDisservice: In-universe. Mrs Mrs. Packard says she sleeps in the nude and Sweet says, shuddering, "she sleepwalks".says that she sleepwalks after throwing Milo a sleep mask.



* [[IAteWhat I Drank What?]]: Done with a bottle of what Vinny claims to be nitroglycerin as a joke.

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* [[IAteWhat I Drank What?]]: Done with a bottle canteen of what Vinny claims to be nitroglycerin as a joke.



* MightyWhitey: White outsider guy needed to save tribal people, who do not know how to read their own language, and is interested in the Chieftain's Beautiful Daughter?

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* MightyWhitey: White outsider guy needed to save tribal people, who do not know how to read their own language, and is interested Milo can be seen as this but most several of the problems he fixes were caused by him in the Chieftain's Beautiful Daughter?first place.



* NonLethalWarfare: ''So'' averted. The Leviathan kills well over a hundred people during its attack (visibly crushing their mini-subs in its claws) and the final battle features plenty of {{Mooks}} being blown up.

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* NonLethalWarfare: ''So'' averted.Averted. The Leviathan kills well over a hundred people during its attack (visibly crushing their mini-subs in its claws) and the final battle features plenty of {{Mooks}} being blown up.



* {{Omniglot}}: The Atlanteans are implied to be fluent in every single language spoken in the world in addition to their own language. When the expedition first enters Atlantis Milo and Kida converse in several different languages (including the Atlantean language, Latin, Hebrew and French) before settling on English for the rest of the film.

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* {{Omniglot}}: The Atlanteans are implied to be fluent in every single language spoken in the world in addition to their own language. When the expedition first enters Atlantis Atlantis, Milo and Kida converse in several different languages (including the Atlantean language, Atlantean, Latin, Hebrew and French) before settling on English for the rest of the film.



* TheOtherDarrin: Cookie's lines in the goodbye scene are the only Cookie dialogue delivered by Steve Barr instead of Jim Varney.



* PlayingAgainstType: [[spoiler: BigBad Rourke is voiced by [[Series/{{Maverick}} James]] [[Series/TheRockfordFiles Garner]].]]



* WhatTheHellHero: Milo gave this version a sarcastic praise towards [[spoiler: Audrey, Sweet, Mole, Vinny, Cookie and Ms. Packard before the group had a HeelFaceTurn.]]

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* WhatTheHellHero: Milo gave this version gives a sarcastic praise version of this towards [[spoiler: Audrey, Sweet, Mole, Vinny, Cookie and Ms. Packard before the group had a HeelFaceTurn.]]



'''Kida:''' Cookies are sweet but yours is not, Sweet is kindly but that is not his name, Audrey is sweet but she is not your doctor... and the little burrowing animal called Mole...he is your pet?\\

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'''Kida:''' Cookies are sweet but yours is not, Sweet is kindly but that is not his name, Audrey is sweet but she is not your doctor... and the little burrowing digging animal called Mole...he is your pet?\\


* AnachronismStew: The movie makes an effort to avoid this minus Atlantis and some of the Steampunk / Dieselpunk tech used by the expedition. Although a glaring one would have to be the gas mask-wearing Mooks who look straight out from the trenches of UsefulNotes/WorldWarI than 1914 America.
** Uh... WWI was from 1914 to 1918....

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* AnachronismStew: The movie makes an effort to avoid this minus Atlantis and some of the Steampunk / Dieselpunk tech used by the expedition. Although a glaring one would have to be the gas mask-wearing Mooks who look straight out from the trenches of UsefulNotes/WorldWarI than 1914 America.\n** Uh... WWI was from 1914 to 1918....


* ActorAllusion: Rourke, voiced by James Garner, describes the Shepherd's Journal as having "nice pictures, [[TV/{{Maverick}} but I prefer a good Western myself]]."



* AffablyEvil: [[spoiler:Rourke.]]

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* AffablyEvil: [[spoiler:Rourke.]]Rourke.



* AxCrazy: [[spoiler:Rourke]], who attacks Milo with an ax as the hot air balloon transport is crashing. He himself admits that Milo has done what few people have, which is royally ''piss him off''.

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* AxCrazy: [[spoiler:Rourke]], Rourke, who attacks Milo with an ax as the hot air balloon transport is crashing. He himself admits that Milo has done what few people have, which is royally ''piss him off''.

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* TrueCompanions: Milo bonds with most of the expedition members, to the point when [[spoiler: they switch sides against Rourke's EvilPlan and save Atlantis]].

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* PetsHomageName: Milo was originally going to have a pet rat named Plato.

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* TheLoad: Milo is ''seen'' this way by many of the expedition members - and he certainly causes enough problems to justify the view. Once his skill set comes into play, the trope is defied.


* {{Mayincatec}}: The Atlantean ruins (and runes) have more than a whiff of this, especially when their TronLines become visible.

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* {{Mayincatec}}: The Atlantean ruins (and runes) have more than a whiff of this, especially when their TronLines become visible. This is a deliberate invocation of the trope, since Atlantis is supposed to have been the inspiration for those later cultures.


* AMinorKidroduction: The film opens during the destruction of Atlantis, which took place when Kida was still a child.



* {{Atlantis}}: [[CaptainObvious Do you REALLY need an explanation for this]]?

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* {{Atlantis}}: [[CaptainObvious Do you REALLY need an explanation for this]]?this?]]



** Milo plays with a small part of the submarine model, which turns out to be the large inflatable balloon that [[spoiler:Rourke and Helga try to take to the top of the volcanic chimney to escape.]]

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** Milo plays with a small part of the submarine model, which turns out to be the large inflatable balloon that [[spoiler:Rourke and Helga try to take to the top of the volcanic chimney to escape.]]escape]].



** The Guardians of Atlantis - the shield [[{{Golem}} golems]], activated by the Heart of Atlantis, which protect the center of the city from the tsunami at the beginning [[spoiler:and from the exploding volcano at the end.]]

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** The Guardians of Atlantis - the shield [[{{Golem}} golems]], {{golem}}s, activated by the Heart of Atlantis, which protect the center of the city from the tsunami at the beginning [[spoiler:and from the exploding volcano at the end.]]



* ClippedWingAngel [[spoiler:When Rourke is stabbed with the crystalizing glassing from Kida's cage, he mutates into a crystal humanoid and keeps attacking Milo. However, the propellor of their balloon makes short work of him.]]

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* ClippedWingAngel [[spoiler:When Rourke is stabbed with the crystalizing glassing from Kida's cage, he mutates into a crystal humanoid and keeps attacking Milo. However, the propellor propeller of their balloon makes short work of him.]]



* DamselInDistress: Kida but in proof that TropesAreNotBad. [[spoiler: Once she is saved from distress, she proceeds to save everyone else from certain death]].



* DisneyDeath: Averted with [[spoiler:Kida's father.]]

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* DisneyDeath: Averted with [[spoiler:Kida's father.]]father]].



* DistressedDamsel: Kida but in proof that TropesAreNotBad. [[spoiler: Once she is saved from distress, she proceeds to save everyone else from certain death]].



* TheGreatDepression: It's revealed in passing during the DirectToVideo "sequel" that its events take place shortly after the Stock Market Crash, well over 15 years after the movie...with no one changing or aging at all in the intervening time, [[{{FridgeBrilliance}} thanks to the longevity crystals they brought back from Atlantis.]]

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* TheGreatDepression: It's revealed in passing during the DirectToVideo "sequel" that its events take place shortly after the Stock Market Crash, well over 15 years after the movie...with no one changing or aging at all in the intervening time, [[{{FridgeBrilliance}} [[FridgeBrilliance thanks to the longevity crystals they brought back from Atlantis.]]Atlantis]].



* LastBreathBullet: [[spoiler:Helga. Well, [[FlareGun flare]] anyway.]]

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* LastBreathBullet: [[spoiler:Helga. Well, [[FlareGun flare]] {{flare|Gun}} anyway.]]



* MacGuffinGirl: In a variation, the girl [[spoiler:merges with a preexisting MacGuffin, rather than turning out to have been it all along.]]

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* MacGuffinGirl: In a variation, the girl [[spoiler:merges with a preexisting MacGuffin, rather than turning out to have been it all along.]]along]].



* AMinorKidroduction: The film opens during the destruction of Atlantis, which took place when Kida was still a child.



* NonsenseClassification: Cookie has his own take on the four basic food groups: beans, bacon, whiskey and lard. A deleted scene has him name the only three spices he uses: salt, salt, and [[ExpospeakGag sodium chloride.]]

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* NonsenseClassification: Cookie has his own take on the four basic food groups: beans, bacon, whiskey and lard. A deleted scene has him name the only three spices he uses: salt, salt, and [[ExpospeakGag sodium chloride.]]chloride]].



* NothingPersonal: Used twice as a PreMortemOneLiner, [[spoiler:after Rourke kicks Helga off his zeppelin]] and then [[IronicEcho repeated]] when [[spoiler:Helga fires the FlareGun at the zeppelin. In her case, it's probably BlatantLies.]]

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* NothingPersonal: Used twice as a PreMortemOneLiner, [[spoiler:after Rourke kicks Helga off his zeppelin]] and then [[IronicEcho repeated]] when [[spoiler:Helga fires the FlareGun at the zeppelin. In her case, it's probably BlatantLies.]]BlatantLies]].



* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Milo aside, everyone on the expedition is this[[spoiler:, especially Rourke.]]

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* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Milo aside, everyone on the expedition is this[[spoiler:, especially Rourke.]]Rourke]].



* RecycledTheSeries: A cartoon series called ''Team Atlantis'' was planned, but never came to fruition; the DirectToVideo "sequel" is really just a few episodes of it strung together. Amongst the ideas proposed for this series was a crossover with ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', which is [[BroadStrokes broadly]] considered a canonical part of ''Gargoyles'' according to WordOfGod.

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* RecycledTheSeries: A cartoon series called ''Team Atlantis'' was planned, but never came to fruition; the DirectToVideo "sequel" is really just a few episodes of it strung together. Amongst the ideas proposed for this series was a crossover with ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', which is [[BroadStrokes broadly]] {{broad|Strokes}}y considered a canonical part of ''Gargoyles'' according to WordOfGod.



* TeamMom: Joshua Sweet takes up this role a lot of the time - he's the wisest and most compassionate member of the expedition by far([[spoiler: he is the first of the team to perform a HeelFaceTurn when Rourke harms the King]]), and can be often found taking care of the rest. His name is [[MeaningfulName very well chosen.]]
* ToiletHumor: "To whoever took the 'L' from the 'MOTOR POOL' sign, [[DeadpanSnarker ha ha, we are very amused.]]"

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* TeamMom: Joshua Sweet takes up this role a lot of the time - he's the wisest and most compassionate member of the expedition by far([[spoiler: he is the first of the team to perform a HeelFaceTurn when Rourke harms the King]]), and can be often found taking care of the rest. His name is [[MeaningfulName very well chosen.]]
chose.]].
* ToiletHumor: "To whoever took the 'L' from the 'MOTOR POOL' sign, [[DeadpanSnarker ha ha, we are very amused.]]"amused]]."



'''Milo:''' [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Close enough]].

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'''Milo:''' [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Close enough]].enough.]]

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** LT. L(yle) T. Rourke


* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Kida. [[spoiler: She [[TheHighQueen becomes queen]] at the end of the film, something very few Disney Princesses get to do.]]

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* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Kida. [[spoiler: She [[TheHighQueen becomes queen]] at the end of the film, something very few Disney Princesses get to do.do, and was the first Disney Princess to do so until Elsa came along.]]


* ClippedWingAngel

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* ClippedWingAngelClippedWingAngel [[spoiler:When Rourke is stabbed with the crystalizing glassing from Kida's cage, he mutates into a crystal humanoid and keeps attacking Milo. However, the propellor of their balloon makes short work of him.]]


* RealisticDictionIsUnrealistic: Averted with Milo, who frequently stutters, repeats himself, or stumbles over words[[note]]This is probably due to being voiced by MichaelJFox, who, even before his diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease (which would be enough to push one's speech into that territory on its own) naturally delivered his lines like this. Just watch ''BackToTheFuture'')[[/note]]. Played straight with most other characters.

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* RealisticDictionIsUnrealistic: Averted with Milo, who frequently stutters, repeats himself, or stumbles over words[[note]]This is probably due to being voiced by MichaelJFox, who, even before his diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease (which would be enough to push one's speech into that territory on its own) naturally delivered his lines like this. Just watch ''BackToTheFuture'')[[/note]].''Film/BackToTheFuture'')[[/note]]. Played straight with most other characters.


* StupidEvil: [[spoiler:Rourke didn't ''need'' to steal the Atlanteans' source to become rich; discovering a Lost Civilization alone would have made him rich anyway. In fact, the story ends with most of the cast coming back home and becoming rich thanks to the Atlantean "modest" reward; So Rourke was clearly an asshole just for the sake of it in the end.]]

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* StupidEvil: [[spoiler:Rourke didn't ''need'' to steal the Atlanteans' source to become rich; [[CutLexLuthorACheck discovering a Lost Civilization alone would have made him rich anyway.anyway]]. In fact, the story ends with most of the cast coming back home and becoming rich thanks to the Atlantean "modest" reward; So Rourke was clearly an asshole just for the sake of it in the end.]]

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* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Almost all of the Atlanteans have naturally white hair regardless of age.


* DisneyVillainDeath: Subverted. [[spoiler: Helga survives the fall, but it's not likely she survived having a flaming zepplin crashing down on her.]] Also averted with [[spoiler: Rourke]] who dies by getting caught in the Zeppelin's blades.

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* DisneyVillainDeath: Subverted. [[spoiler: Helga survives the fall, but it's not likely she survived having a flaming zepplin zeppelin crashing down on her.]] Also averted with [[spoiler: Rourke]] who dies by getting caught in the Zeppelin's blades.blades.
** Regarding the fall, [[spoiler: Helga is confirmed to have been crushed by the zeppelin once the rest of the crew returns to the surface]].


* LastBreathBullet: Well, flare anyway.

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* LastBreathBullet: [[spoiler:Helga. Well, flare [[FlareGun flare]] anyway.]]



* NothingPersonal: Said before [[spoiler:Rourke tries to kill Helga]] and then [[IronicEcho repeated]] when [[spoiler:Helga tries to kill Rourke. In her case, it's probably BlatantLies.]]

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* NothingPersonal: Said before [[spoiler:Rourke tries to kill Helga]] Used twice as a PreMortemOneLiner, [[spoiler:after Rourke kicks Helga off his zeppelin]] and then [[IronicEcho repeated]] when [[spoiler:Helga tries to kill Rourke.fires the FlareGun at the zeppelin. In her case, it's probably BlatantLies.]]


* DwindlingParty: The encounter with the Leviathan kills most of the crew of the Ulysses; each step of their journey to Atlantis further thins their party until few more then the [[PlotArmor main characters]] are left.

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* DwindlingParty: The encounter with the Leviathan kills most of the crew of the Ulysses; each step of their journey to Atlantis further thins their party until few more then than the [[PlotArmor main characters]] are left.



* {{Mayincatec}}: The Atlantean ruins (and runes) have more then a whiff of this, especially when their TronLines become visible.

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* {{Mayincatec}}: The Atlantean ruins (and runes) have more then than a whiff of this, especially when their TronLines become visible.


* BlatantLies: Used for humor and as the official story in the end. [[spoiler: Pretty much the crew that made it back home are talking about how it was all a dead end and how everyone died... While they're wearing their crystals and while Whitmore is looking at the photographs of Alantis.]]

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* BlatantLies: Used for humor and as the official story in the end. [[spoiler: Pretty much the crew that made it back home are talking about how it was all a dead end and how everyone died... While while they're wearing their crystals and while new, expensive clothes, with Whitmore is looking at the photographs of Alantis.]]

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Mole whispers something in Kida's ear that makes her angrily punch him.


** Less noticeable example. The last word Kida speaks before she is [[spoiler: consumed by the crystal is Mahter, or mother. The first word she says when she leaves the crystal is Milo, so starting and ending the crystal scene is m.]]


* StupidEvil: as pointed out by [[DougWalker Doug Walker]], [[spoiler:Rourke didn't ''need'' to steal the Atlanteans' source to become rich; discovering a Lost Civilization alone would have made him rich anyway. In fact, the story ends with most of the cast coming back home and becoming rich thanks to the Atlantean "modest" reward; So Rourke was clearly an asshole just for the sake of it in the end.]]

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* StupidEvil: as pointed out by [[DougWalker Doug Walker]], [[spoiler:Rourke didn't ''need'' to steal the Atlanteans' source to become rich; discovering a Lost Civilization alone would have made him rich anyway. In fact, the story ends with most of the cast coming back home and becoming rich thanks to the Atlantean "modest" reward; So Rourke was clearly an asshole just for the sake of it in the end.]]


* StupidEvil: as pointed out by Doug Walker, [[spoiler:Rourke didn't ''need'' to steal the Atlanteans' source to become rich; discovering a Lost Civilization alone would have made him rich anyway. In fact, the story ends with most of the cast coming back home and becoming rich thanks to the Atlantean "modest" reward; So Rourke was clearly an asshole just for the sake of it in the end.]]

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* StupidEvil: as pointed out by [[DougWalker Doug Walker, Walker]], [[spoiler:Rourke didn't ''need'' to steal the Atlanteans' source to become rich; discovering a Lost Civilization alone would have made him rich anyway. In fact, the story ends with most of the cast coming back home and becoming rich thanks to the Atlantean "modest" reward; So Rourke was clearly an asshole just for the sake of it in the end.]]

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** According to some of the promotional material released before the film, it involves literally ''living in the Paris catacombs/sewers.''

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* FreezeFrameBonus: During the scene in which the leviathan attacks, Mrs. Packard can be seen opening a crime novel and trying to read even as she relays communications for the rest of the panicked crew.


* ActorAllusion: Rourke, voiced by JamesGarner, describes the Shepherd's Journal as having "nice pictures, [[TV/Maverick but I prefer a good Western myself]]."

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* ActorAllusion: Rourke, voiced by JamesGarner, James Garner, describes the Shepherd's Journal as having "nice pictures, [[TV/Maverick [[TV/{{Maverick}} but I prefer a good Western myself]]."

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*ActorAllusion: Rourke, voiced by JamesGarner, describes the Shepherd's Journal as having "nice pictures, [[TV/Maverick but I prefer a good Western myself]]."


** Also an alternative song in the Latin American version, to the point where the North American DVD has an entire hidden SECTION you cannot access if you select to see the movie in anything but Spanish when you have the chance at the loading screen.

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** Also an alternative song in the Latin American version, to the point where the North American DVD has an entire hidden SECTION ''section'' you cannot access if you select to see the movie in anything but Spanish when you have the chance at the loading screen.


* AnachronismStew: The movie makes an effort to avoid this minus Atlantis and some of the Steampunk / Dieselpunk tech used by the expedition. Although a glaring one would have to be the gas mask-wearing Mooks who look straight out from the trenches of WorldWarI than 1914 America.

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* AnachronismStew: The movie makes an effort to avoid this minus Atlantis and some of the Steampunk / Dieselpunk tech used by the expedition. Although a glaring one would have to be the gas mask-wearing Mooks who look straight out from the trenches of WorldWarI UsefulNotes/WorldWarI than 1914 America.



* WorldWarI: The film takes place in 1914, right on the cusp of the first World War, and Milo fears that [[spoiler:Rourke]] will probably try to sell the Heart of Atlantis to the Kaiser.

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* WorldWarI: UsefulNotes/WorldWarI: The film takes place in 1914, right on the cusp of the first World War, and Milo fears that [[spoiler:Rourke]] will probably try to sell the Heart of Atlantis to the Kaiser.


* RealisticDictionIsUnrealistic: Averted with Milo, who frequently stutters, repeats himself, or stumbles over words. Played straight with most other characters.

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* RealisticDictionIsUnrealistic: Averted with Milo, who frequently stutters, repeats himself, or stumbles over words.words[[note]]This is probably due to being voiced by MichaelJFox, who, even before his diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease (which would be enough to push one's speech into that territory on its own) naturally delivered his lines like this. Just watch ''BackToTheFuture'')[[/note]]. Played straight with most other characters.


* NothingPersonal: Said before [[spoiler:Rourke tries to kill Helga]] and then [[IronicEcho repeated]] when [[spoiler:Helga tries to kill Rourke.]]

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* NothingPersonal: Said before [[spoiler:Rourke tries to kill Helga]] and then [[IronicEcho repeated]] when [[spoiler:Helga tries to kill Rourke. In her case, it's probably BlatantLies.]]


Flash forward to the early 20th century. Milo Thatch, a young, poor, orphaned linguist, has uncovered evidence of the existence of a great civilization in the past, {{Atlantis}}, which was previously thought to be just a myth. Despite his breakthroughs in deciphering clues hidden in the writings and legends of many disparate cultures, his ideas are rejected by peers and his proposed expedition, to find "the Shepherd's Journal" and follow its instructions to the lost city itself, is rejected out of hand. However, a mysterious woman steps in and offers him a chance to prove his theory, backed by the mysterious billionaire Mr. Whitmore, who knew Milo's grandfather and had agreed years earlier to help finance Milo's expedition.

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Flash forward to the early 20th century. Milo Thatch, a young, poor, orphaned linguist, has uncovered evidence of the existence of a great civilization in the past, {{Atlantis}}, which was previously thought to be just a myth. Despite his breakthroughs in deciphering clues hidden in the writings and legends of many disparate cultures, his ideas are rejected by peers and his proposed expedition, to expedition--to find "the Shepherd's Journal" and follow its instructions to the lost city itself, is itself--is rejected out of hand.outright by his peers. However, a mysterious woman steps in and offers him a chance to prove his theory, backed by the mysterious billionaire Mr. Whitmore, who knew Milo's grandfather and had agreed years earlier to help finance Milo's expedition.

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* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: In the sequel, Erik Hellstrom, under the belief that he is Odin's reincarnation, steals Gungnir from Whitmore's mansion and attempts to use it to bring about Ragnarok.
** To be honest, Hellstrom's view of Ragnarok is a bit warped, since it mainly involves Surtr setting the sky ablaze and Þrymr freezing the surface of the earth as they both hold Gungnir.

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* CaptainObvious:
-->'''Milo''' (exasperated): Well, do ''you'' have any advice?!
--> '''Vinny:''' Yeah - Don't get shot.

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* NotThatKindOfDoctor: Kida had some trouble grasping the notion that not all doctors are medics.


* DyingRace: The Atlanteans [[spoiler:They started to redevelop their society at the end of the first movie]].

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* DyingRace: The Atlanteans [[spoiler:They started Atlanteans, [[spoiler:though they start to redevelop their society at the end of the first movie]].


* DistantPrologue: The film opens with the destruction of Atlantis several thousand years ago as it is submerged beneath the ocean. Originally there was a different DistantPrologue intended for the opening, focusing on [[HornyVikings a viking ship]] that was trying to find the city, but the producers decided for a more action-pacled opening.

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* DistantPrologue: The film opens with the destruction of Atlantis several thousand years ago as it is submerged beneath the ocean. Originally there was a different DistantPrologue intended for the opening, focusing on [[HornyVikings a viking ship]] that was trying to find the city, but the producers decided for a more action-pacled action-packed opening.

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* BigBad: Lieutenant Lyle T. Rourke.


* TheChiefsDaughter: Kida.

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* TheChiefsDaughter: Kida. Played with since she's evolved into this as her society went from thriving kingdom to dying and primitive.



* DisneyVillainDeath: Subverted. [[spoiler: Helga survives the fall, but it's not likely she survived having a flaming zepplin crashing down on her.]]
* DistantPrologue: The film opens with the destruction of Atlantis several thousand years ago as it is submerged beneath the ocean. Originally there was a different DistantPrologue intended for the opening, focusing on [[HornyVikings a viking ship]] that was trying to find the city, but the producers decided for a more action-pacled opening

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* DisneyVillainDeath: Subverted. [[spoiler: Helga survives the fall, but it's not likely she survived having a flaming zepplin crashing down on her.]]
]] Also averted with [[spoiler: Rourke]] who dies by getting caught in the Zeppelin's blades.
* DistantPrologue: The film opens with the destruction of Atlantis several thousand years ago as it is submerged beneath the ocean. Originally there was a different DistantPrologue intended for the opening, focusing on [[HornyVikings a viking ship]] that was trying to find the city, but the producers decided for a more action-pacled openingopening.
* DistressedDamsel: Kida but in proof that TropesAreNotBad. [[spoiler: Once she is saved from distress, she proceeds to save everyone else from certain death]].


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* FanDisservice: In-universe. Mrs Packard says she sleeps in the nude and Sweet says, shuddering, "she sleepwalks".
* FanServicePack: It's quite convenient that the fireflies would attack the camp while everyone's asleep, meaning they spend the rest of the film wearing less clothing. Rourke, Milo, Vinnie and Sweet lose their modest tops to be replaced by flattering vests. Audrey also loses her baggy sleeves and Helga loses the coat in favour of a tank top.


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* FiveManBand: Excluding [[spoiler: Rourke and Helga]] who turn out to be the BigBad and TheDragon respectively. Cookie and Mrs Packard don't really fit into this as they are mostly passive - Cookie being the chef and Packard the communications officer.
** TheLeader: Milo. Is initially just TheSmartGuy but gets promoted to this too.
** TheLancer: Audrey.
** TheBigGuy: Vinnie. In this case "Big" meaning the sheer amount of explosives he possesses.
** TheHeart: Sweet.
** TeamPet: Mole.
** SixthRanger: Kida.


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* ParentService: Helga's introduction.


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* SheCleansUpNicely: Inverted. Milo first meets Helga dolled up in a sexy dress. Later on he does the gasp and double take when he sees her on the expedition dressed casually (though not [[MaleGaze for the same reasons]]).


** Audrey is a teenage mechanic who's surprisingly proactive, given her age.

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** Audrey is a teenage mechanic who's surprisingly proactive, given her age. Apparently she also has a sister [[spoiler: who is poised to become a boxing champion]].


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* ButNotTooBlack: Sweet is only half African, with a Native American mother. Which sort of makes him a literal African-American.


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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: See NiceJobBreakingItHero below. Sweet's response to Milo's rant is to remind him "you did set the camp on fire and drop us down that big hole".


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* LadEtte: Audrey and implied with her sister, because their father wanted boys.


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* YouGoGirl: Discussed about Audrey and her sister.
--> '''Audrey:''' My father wanted two sons. One to run his garage and the other to be midweight boxing champion.
--> '''Milo:''' So what happened to your sister?
--> '''Audrey:''' She's 24 and 0 with a shot at the title next month.


* PunchCatch: [[spoiler:At the climax, Milo tries to punch Rourke, only for Rourke to catch it and slam Milo's own hand back into his face.]]

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* PunchCatch: [[spoiler:At the climax, Milo tries to punch Rourke, [[RealityEnsues only for Rourke to catch it it]] and slam Milo's own hand back into his face.]]


->''"Less singing. [[StuffBlowingUp More explosions.]]"''

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->''"Less singing. ->''"[[AnimatedMusical Less singing.]] [[StuffBlowingUp More explosions.]]"''


->''"Less singing. [[StuffBlowingUp More explosions.]]"''\\
-- The team motto for this film, according to DVDCommentary.

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->''"Less singing. [[StuffBlowingUp More explosions.]]"''\\
--
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-->--
The team motto for this film, according to DVDCommentary.

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** When the team dump his food into the campfire, it creates a miniature ''mushroom cloud''.

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* BlatantLies: Used for humor and as the official story in the end. [[spoiler: Pretty much the crew that made it back home are talking about how it was all a dead end and how everyone died... While they're wearing their crystals and while Whitmore is looking at the photographs of Alantis.]]


* PlayingAgainstType: [[spoiler: Jim Rockford himself, James Garner, voices BigBd Rourke.]]

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* PlayingAgainstType: [[spoiler: Jim Rockford himself, James Garner, voices BigBd Rourke.BigBad Rourke is voiced by [[Series/{{Maverick}} James]] [[Series/TheRockfordFiles Garner]].]]

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* PlayingAgainstType: [[spoiler: Jim Rockford himself, James Garner, voices BigBd Rourke.]]


* CrazyPrepared: Rourke. Audrey's main advice to Milo when they are going against him is that he is "never surprised." Case in point - he brings anti-aircraft guns and an army of biplanes with him on an ''underground/underwater mission'', despite having no reason to think he was going to be attacked by flying machines. He himself carries a personal turn-of-the-century ''minigun''.

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* CrazyPrepared: Rourke. Audrey's main advice to Milo when they are going against him is that he is "never surprised." Case in point - he brings anti-aircraft guns and an army of biplanes with him on an ''underground/underwater mission'', despite having no reason to think he was going to be attacked by flying machines. He himself carries a personal turn-of-the-century ''minigun''.


** When Whitmore shows the files of the crew, [[spoiler:Rourke's photo is partially covered-up. All the good guys' photos are fully uncovered.]]

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** When As mentioned in the DVD commentary, when Whitmore shows the files of the crew, [[spoiler:Rourke's photo is partially covered-up. All the good guys' photos are fully uncovered.]]


* RealisticDictionIsUnrealistic: Subverted with Milo, who frequently stutters, repeats himself, or stumbles over words. Played straight with most other characters.

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* RealisticDictionIsUnrealistic: Subverted Averted with Milo, who frequently stutters, repeats himself, or stumbles over words. Played straight with most other characters.

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** At least some of the credit should go to [[EccentricMillionaire Mr. Whitmore]], who had the expedition supplied with said equipment in the first place.


* AMinorKidroduction: The film opens during the destruction of Atlantis, which took place when Kida was still a child.



* {{Atlantis}}: [[CaptainOblivious Do you REALLY need an explanation for this]]?

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* {{Atlantis}}: [[CaptainOblivious [[CaptainObvious Do you REALLY need an explanation for this]]?



* {{Badass}}: Pretty much everyone who embarked on the expedition. Gets an EstablishingCharacterMoment during the Leviathan's attack, even for the extremely many that didn't make it. Milo appears to be the only one who isn't one, until...

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* {{Badass}}: Pretty much everyone who embarked on the expedition. Gets an EstablishingCharacterMoment during the Leviathan's attack, even for the extremely many that didn't make it. Milo appears to be the only one who isn't one, until...



* DistantPrologue: The film opens with the destruction of Atlantis several thousand years ago as it is submerged beneath the ocean. Originally there was a different DistantPrologue intended for the opening, focusing on [[HornyVikings a viking ship]] that was trying to find the city, but it was decided to use a more action-packed scene instead.

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* DistantPrologue: The film opens with the destruction of Atlantis several thousand years ago as it is submerged beneath the ocean. Originally there was a different DistantPrologue intended for the opening, focusing on [[HornyVikings a viking ship]] that was trying to find the city, but it was the producers decided to use for a more action-packed scene instead.action-pacled opening



** Don't forget about Cookie's bowler hat!

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** Don't forget about Cookie's bowler hat!hat.



* PunchCatch: [[spoiler:At the climax, Milo tries to punch Rourke, only for Roarke to catch it and slam Milo's own hand back into his face.]]

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* PunchCatch: [[spoiler:At the climax, Milo tries to punch Rourke, only for Roarke Rourke to catch it and slam Milo's own hand back into his face.]]
** [[spoiler: Rourke also uses this technique to throw Helga off the balloon, only this time it's more of a ''Kick'' Catch.
]]


** Two words: Helga. Sinclair.
** Even Ms. Packard is shown sunning down some enemies during the climax.

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** Two words: Helga. Sinclair.
Helga's not just a FemmeFatale - she can kick some ''serious'' ass too.
** Even Ms. Packard is shown sunning down some enemies gets in on this during the climax.



* DisneyVillainDeath: The villain in question, [[spoiler:Helga, TheDragon]] actually lives long enough after the fall to give a final [[TheDogBitesBack "parting gift"]]. [[spoiler:Rourke, on the other hand, is more or less killed outright by Milo, even if a piece of machinery does deliver the final "parting blow".]]

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* DisneyVillainDeath: The villain in question, [[spoiler:Helga, TheDragon]] actually lives long enough after Subverted. [[spoiler: Helga survives the fall to give fall, but it's not likely she survived having a final [[TheDogBitesBack "parting gift"]]. [[spoiler:Rourke, flaming zepplin crashing down on the other hand, is more or less killed outright by Milo, even if a piece of machinery does deliver the final "parting blow".her.]]



* EverythingMakesAMushroom: Cooky's cooking is so bad it creates a mushroom cloud when the crew all drop their food in a cauldron at the same time.

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* EverythingMakesAMushroom: Cooky's cooking is so bad it creates a mushroom cloud ''Cookie's cooking'' does this when the crew all drop their food disposed of in a cauldron at the same time.fire.



** Kida was also downgraded into a FauxActionGirl due to this.



* FamilyBusiness

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* FamilyBusinessFamilyBusiness: Both Audrey and Vinny are part of one.



* KarmaHoudini: All of the specialists violently rampage through Atlantis, kidnap the princess, and with their help also manage to kill the king, but they're EasilyForgiven (and very richly rewarded) for having a last minute twinge of conscience, with the possible exception of Sweet who immediately changes sides when Rourke attacks the king.

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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: All of the specialists violently rampage through Atlantis, kidnap the princess, and who took part in Rourke's get-rich plan that ends up with their help also manage to kill the king, but they're king of Atlantis dead, all so they can steal Atlants's treasure, are EasilyForgiven (and very richly rewarded) for having a last minute twinge of conscience, with the possible exception of Sweet who immediately changes sides when Rourke attacks the king.conscience.]]
** To be fair, though, [[spoiler: they initially thought they were just going to be doing some elaborate grave-robbing from a long-dead civilization. Murder wasn't on their to-do list.]]


* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Kida. What's so unique about her is the fact that of all the princesses created by Disney, she's actually the only one of them to ever become Queen at the end of her film.

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* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Kida. What's so unique about her is the fact that of all the princesses created by Disney, she's actually the only one of them to ever become Queen [[spoiler: She [[TheHighQueen becomes queen]] at the end of her film.the film, something very few Disney Princesses get to do.]]



* TheHighQueen: Kida, who not only becomes Queen at the end of this film, but is also one of the ''few'' Princesses created by Disney to ever become Queen.

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* TheHighQueen: Kida, who not only becomes Queen Kida's mother. [[spoiler: And Kida herself at the end of this film, but is also one of the ''few'' Princesses created by Disney to ever become Queen.end.]]



* HonorBeforeReason: They even use the line "I didn't say it was the smart thing, but it is the right thing."

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* HonorBeforeReason: They Milo's decision to [[spoiler: stop the older and very-experienced-in-warfare Rourke from taking Kida and the source of Atlantis's power.]] He even use the line says so himself.
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"I didn't say it was the smart thing, but it is the right thing."



* TwoferTokenMinority:
** Doc Sweet, African-American and Native American.

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* TwoferTokenMinority:
** Doc
TwoferTokenMinority: Dr. Sweet, African-American and Native American.


* HeelFaceDoorSlam: [[spoiler:Helga shows some remorse when she discovers that they will be stealing from living people and not a long-dead civilization, but she is betrayed and mortally wounded by Rourke before she (possibly) switches sides.]]
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Audrey, Sweet, Mole, Vinny, Cookie and Ms. Packard join Milo after it is revealed that they were EvilAllAlong.]]

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* HeelFaceDoorSlam: [[spoiler:Helga shows some remorse when she discovers that they will be stealing from living people and not a long-dead civilization, but she is betrayed and mortally wounded by Rourke before goes along with Rourke's plan...at least until he turns on her. It's not clear if this would have been enough to make her side with Milo, though, since she (possibly) switches sides.doesn't survive the final battle.]]
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Audrey, Sweet, Mole, [[spoiler: Vinny, Cookie Audrey. Mole, Cookie, and Ms. Mrs. Packard join Milo after it is revealed that they were EvilAllAlong.may have been OnlyInItForTheMoney, but unlike Rourke they're not willing to resort to murder.]]



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler: Rourke]] really should have known better then to stiff her.

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler: Rourke]] really should have known better then Rourke's betrayal of Helga swiftly comes back to stiff her.bite him in the ass.]]


** Milo can speak Atlantean through slowly translating their written language. Unless a Romanization or Anglicization of the alphabet exists (which is doubtful), this is impossible, as you can't tell what a letter is supposed to sound like solely through what it looks like. On the other hand, his pronunciation is nowhere near perfect; Kida comments that his accent is "boorish, provincial, and you speak it through your nose."



* RealisticDictionIsUnrealistic: Subverted with Milo, who frequently stutters, repeats himself, or stumbles over words. Played straight with most other characters.



'''Milo:''' No. well, I-I'm sure some are. Ours is, but that's not a requirement. You're missing the point.\\

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'''Milo:''' No. well, Well, I-I'm sure some are. Ours is, but that's not a requirement. You're missing the point.\\


* WhosOnFirst:
-->'''Kida:''' Cookies are sweet but yours is not, Sweet is kindly but that is not his name, Audrey is sweet but she is not your doctor... and the little burrowing animal called Mole...he is your pet?\\
'''Milo:''' [[CrowningMomentOfFunny "Close enough"]].

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* WhosOnFirst:
WhosOnFirst: Kida gets a bit confused by some of the team having names that are also English words.
-->'''Kida:''' Tell me more about your companions. Your physician, he is called Cookie?\\
'''Milo:''' No, that's Sweet.\\
'''Kida:''' What is?\\
'''Milo:''' The doctor. He's Sweet.\\
'''Kida:''' Oh, he is kindly.\\
'''Milo:''' No, no, no, that- that's his name.\\
'''Kida:''' His name is Kindly?\\
'''Milo:''' No, Sweet. Well, I mean, he's kindly, too.\\
'''Kida:''' So all of your doctors are sweet and kindly?\\
'''Milo:''' No. well, I-I'm sure some are. Ours is, but that's not a requirement. You're missing the point.\\
'''Kida:''' You are confusing me.\\
''(Later...)''\\
'''Kida:'''
Cookies are sweet but yours is not, Sweet is kindly but that is not his name, Audrey is sweet but she is not your doctor... and the little burrowing animal called Mole...he is your pet?\\
'''Milo:''' [[CrowningMomentOfFunny "Close enough"]].Close enough]].

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* MayDecemberRomance: It's hard to tell, considering everyone in Atlantis has white hair, but the King looks substantially older than his wife in the prologue.


* {{Atlantis}}: [[CaptainObvious Just in case you did not guess]].

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* {{Atlantis}}: [[CaptainObvious Just in case [[CaptainOblivious Do you did not guess]].REALLY need an explanation for this]]?


* WaveMotionGun: The Leviathan is armed with one, as the crew of the Ulysses quickly (and tragically) find out. [[spoiler:So are all of the Atlantean personal flyers, which prove quite useful in the final battle with Rourke.]]

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* WaveMotionGun: The Leviathan is armed with one, as the crew of the Ulysses quickly (and tragically) find out. [[spoiler:So are all of the [[spoiler:The Atlantean personal flyers, flyers have a miniature version of it, which prove quite useful in the final battle with Rourke.]]


* XMeetsY: IndianaJones meets TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea meets Disney.

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* {{Fauxshadowing}}: [[spoiler: After Mole comments on how the dormant volcano will only erupt in reaction to an explosion of great magnitude, everyone stares at Vinny, who is tinkering with a time bomb. When the volcano ''does'' erupt, however, Vinny has nothing to do with it; in fact, he lampshades this.]]


** Less noticible example. The last word Kida speaks before she is [[spoiler: consumed by the crystal is Mahter, or mother. The first word she says when she leaves the crystal is Milo, so starting and ending the crystal scene is m.]]

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** Less noticible noticeable example. The last word Kida speaks before she is [[spoiler: consumed by the crystal is Mahter, or mother. The first word she says when she leaves the crystal is Milo, so starting and ending the crystal scene is m.]]


* {{Animesque}}: An intentional attempt to make an animated action movie in the spirit of {{Anime}}.


* ActionGirl:
** Audrey's pretty active for a kid.

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* ActionGirl:
ActionGirl: It would be easier to just say "all of them," but it's a lot more fun to name them specifically;
** Audrey's pretty active for Audrey is a kid.teenage mechanic who's surprisingly proactive, given her age.



*** It's easier just to say "all of them." The ''only'' named woman that's ''not'' an ActionGirl is ''eighty years old.''

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*** It's easier just to say "all of them." The ''only'' named woman that's ''not'' an ActionGirl ** Even Ms. Packard is ''eighty years old.''shown sunning down some enemies during the climax.

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* XMeetsY: IndianaJones meets TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea meets Disney.


*** Similarly, at the beginning when they're getting on the boat, Rourke says the trip "will enrich them all". Later, he is shown to [[spoiler: ''definitely'' care more about money than ethics]].

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*** Similarly, ***Again with Rourke: at the beginning when they're getting on the boat, Rourke says the trip "will enrich them us all". Later, he is shown to [[spoiler: ''definitely'' care more about money than ethics]].

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***Similarly, at the beginning when they're getting on the boat, Rourke says the trip "will enrich them all". Later, he is shown to [[spoiler: ''definitely'' care more about money than ethics]].

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** Related, the film implies that every linguist before Milo was a complete idiot, as the rune for C looks exactly like a C, and the rune for R looks exactly like an R. Mixing them up would be like mixing up...an R and a C, really.

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* UndergroundCity: Atlantis isn't just underwater, it's under the ocean floor.


* {{Mayincatec‎}}: The Atlantean ruins (and runes) have more then a whiff of this, especially when their TronLines become visible.

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* {{Mayincatec‎}}: {{Mayincatec}}: The Atlantean ruins (and runes) have more then a whiff of this, especially when their TronLines become visible.


* {{Mayaincatec}}: The Atlantean ruins (and runes) have more then a whiff of this, especially when their TronLines become visible.

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* WhoWritesThisCrap:
** "Tonight's dinner will be baked beans. Musical program to follow. ...Who wrote this?"
** "To whoever took the 'L' from the motor pool sign, ha ha, we are all very amused."


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* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: Sweet threatens the [[ThePigPen dirt-loving geologist]] Mole with soap if he doesn't leave Milo alone.


* WhiteHairedPrettyGirl: Kida is the most prominent example (she even has blue eyes), but all the Atlanteans likewise have solid white hair.


* {{Mayaintec}}: The Atlantean ruins (and runes) have more then a whiff of this, especially when their TronLines become visible.

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* PoliticallyCorrectHistory: An ethnically diverse crew of explorers... in 1914!

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* PoliticallyCorrectHistory: An ethnically diverse crew of explorers... in 1914!1914! Justified in that the core were mercenaries - which put petty little things like ethnicity aside in the Search for More Money - and the crew was assembled by Whitmore, who was a CrazyAwesome certifiable nutcase.


* CoolShip: The huge submarine Ulysses is awesome.

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* CoolShip: The huge submarine Ulysses is awesome.awesome, built like something straight out of Jules Verne's stories. Unfortunately, even it is no match for the Leviathan's WaveMotionGun.


* ChekhovsSkill: Milo's ability to get engines started.

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** The Guardians of Atlantis - the shield [[{{Golem}} golems]], activated by the Heart of Atlantis, which protect the center of the city from the tsunami at the beginning [[spoiler:and from the exploding volcano at the end.]]
* ChekhovsSkill: Milo's ability to get engines started.manage certain touchy boilers.


* CrazyPrepared: Rourke. Audrey's main advice to Milo when they are going against him is that he is "never surprised." Case in point - he brings anti-aircraft guns and an army of biplanes with him on an ''underground/underwater mission'', despite having no reason to think he was going to be attacked by flying machines.

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* CrazyPrepared: Rourke. Audrey's main advice to Milo when they are going against him is that he is "never surprised." Case in point - he brings anti-aircraft guns and an army of biplanes with him on an ''underground/underwater mission'', despite having no reason to think he was going to be attacked by flying machines. He himself carries a personal turn-of-the-century ''minigun''.



* WaveMotionGun: The Leviathan is armed with one, as the crew of the Ulysses quickly (and tragically) find out. [[spoiler:So is every one of the personal aircraft, which proves quite useful in the final battle with Rourke.]]

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* WaveMotionGun: The Leviathan is armed with one, as the crew of the Ulysses quickly (and tragically) find out. [[spoiler:So is every one are all of the Atlantean personal aircraft, flyers, which proves prove quite useful in the final battle with Rourke.]]

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* WaveMotionGun: The Leviathan is armed with one, as the crew of the Ulysses quickly (and tragically) find out. [[spoiler:So is every one of the personal aircraft, which proves quite useful in the final battle with Rourke.]]


'''Mole:''' No, no, no, no. That would take an explosive force of great magnitude.[note]Like the burning wreckage of a giant balloon crashing down on it.[/note]

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'''Mole:''' No, no, no, no. That would take an explosive force of great magnitude.[note]Like [[note]]Like the burning wreckage of a giant balloon crashing down on it.[/note]it, say.[[/note]]


'''Mole:''' No, no, no, no. That would take an explosive force of great magnitude.

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'''Mole:''' No, no, no, no. That would take an explosive force of great magnitude.[note]Like the burning wreckage of a giant balloon crashing down on it.[/note]


* {{Golem}}: The Guardians of Atlantis; unlike the Leviathan, they serve a ''defensive'' purpose, shielding the center of Atlantis from the cataclysm at the beginning and the [[spoiler:exploding volcano at the end]].

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* {{Golem}}: The Guardians of Atlantis; unlike the Leviathan, they serve a ''defensive'' purpose, shielding generating a deflector shield to protect the center of Atlantis Atlantis, both from the cataclysm at the beginning and the [[spoiler:exploding volcano at the end]].


* {{Golem}}: Those shield-generator dudes from the beginning and ending.

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* {{Golem}}: Those shield-generator dudes The Guardians of Atlantis; unlike the Leviathan, they serve a ''defensive'' purpose, shielding the center of Atlantis from the cataclysm at the beginning and ending.the [[spoiler:exploding volcano at the end]].

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* DwindlingParty: The encounter with the Leviathan kills most of the crew of the Ulysses; each step of their journey to Atlantis further thins their party until few more then the [[PlotArmor main characters]] are left.

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** Also an alternative song in the Latin American version, to the point where the North American DVD has an entire hidden SECTION you cannot access if you select to see the movie in anything but Spanish when you have the chance at the loading screen.

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* KarmaHoudini: All of the specialists violently rampage through Atlantis, kidnap the princess, and with their help also manage to kill the king, but they're EasilyForgiven (and very richly rewarded) for having a last minute twinge of conscience, with the possible exception of Sweet who immediately changes sides when Rourke attacks the king.

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* EasterEgg: In the shot of the Ulysses descending into the ocean, a crewman can be seen grinning and waving at the camera almost immediately after Milo goes off frame (You'll need to use freeze-frame to see him).


** However, as far as this trope goes, ''Atlantis'' is pretty mild about it. Milo studies dead languages, while the king of Atlantis is forcibly preventing his people from reobtaining such knowledge themselves (the ending implies that the Heart of Atlantis bestows some degree of wisdom and insight, and he was hiding its power). So it's more that the Atlanteans are WillfullyWeak than Milo being any sort of mighty.

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** And all but declared InUniverse with this line:
-->[[spoiler:'''Rourke:''']] What's to know? It's big, it's shiny, it's gonna make us all rich.

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* StealthPun: Before the expedition sets off, Rourke says, "This should be enriching for all of us."


*** The ''DisneyAdventures'' article on the film says he [[spoiler: spent his childhood roaming through the sewers of Paris and that some of the dirt on him is from that time]].

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*** The ''DisneyAdventures'' ''Magazine/DisneyAdventures'' article on the film says he [[spoiler: spent his childhood roaming through the sewers of Paris and that some of the dirt on him is from that time]].

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* {{Irony}}: Disney was expecting this film to be their big 2D hit for 2001, but the film performed under expectations, causing Disney's smaller 2D movie of the year, ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut'', to be a bigger success[[note]]''Atlantis'' made more money, but because ''Recess: School's Out'' was made on a lower budget, the box office returns were more successful[[/note]]. In Finland, the VHS and DVD of ''Atlantis'' contained the ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' premiere episode ("The Break In/The New Kid") as a bonus.


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* StupidEvil: as pointed out by Doug Walker, [[spoiler:Rourke didn't ''need'' to steal the Atlanteans' source to become rich; discovering a Lost Civilization alone would have made him rich anyway. In fact, the story ends with most of the cast coming back home and becoming rich thanks to the Atlantean "modest" reward; So Rourke was clearly an asshole just for the sake of it in the end.]]

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* JerkassGods: Kida states that the Atlanteans were banished underwater because their gods grew jealous of Atlantis's wealth and power. The ''real'' reason the city sank, however, is because [[spoiler: Kida's father attempted to use the Heart of Atlantis as a weapon against enemy nations. The Heart, being sentient, did NOT take it well.]]

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-->'''Cookie''' (holding a head of lettuce): What is ''this?''
-->'''Helga''': That would be lettuce.
-->'''Cookie''': Lettuce!? LETTUCE!?
-->'''Helga''': It's a vegetable. The men need their four basic food groups.
-->'''Cookie''' (holding up three fingers): I ''got'' yer four basic food groups: beans, bacon, whiskey, an' lard!


While Atlantis is technically in the [[DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney canon]], it does not appear much in modern promotionals, probably because the movie did not do too well in the theater, adding to the growing fear that 2D animated movies were dead (though Disney's ''other'' [[WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut 2D animated movie did better]] for the year). It was otherwise notable for being accused of ripping off set pieces similar to those in ''NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater'' (an unrelated anime series also about Atlantean mythology) and ''Series/{{Stargate|SG1}}''. (''Series/StargateAtlantis'', however, is unrelated.) See also ''VideoGame/IndianaJonesAndTheFateOfAtlantis'', a [[Creator/LucasArts cinematic game]] which was mooted as the basis for an ''[[Franchise/IndianaJones Indy 4]]'' that [[WhatCouldHaveBeen never was]]. The movie itself was based on ''Literatur/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'' by Creator/JulesVerne, as was ''Nadia'', [[OlderThanTheyThink which goes some way in explaining similar themes]]. Though the obvious similarities between Milo and Jean (the protagonist of ''Nadia'') are harder to explain away. For what it is worth, one of the credited writers is JossWhedon, and [[ComicBook/{{Hellboy}} Mike Mignola]] was the production designer.

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While Atlantis is technically in the [[DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney canon]], it does not appear much in modern promotionals, probably because the movie did not do too well in the theater, adding to the growing fear that 2D animated movies were dead (though Disney's ''other'' [[WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut 2D animated movie did better]] for the year). It was otherwise notable for being accused of ripping off set pieces similar to those in ''NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater'' (an unrelated anime series also about Atlantean mythology) and ''Series/{{Stargate|SG1}}''. (''Series/StargateAtlantis'', however, is unrelated.) See also ''VideoGame/IndianaJonesAndTheFateOfAtlantis'', a [[Creator/LucasArts cinematic game]] which was mooted as the basis for an ''[[Franchise/IndianaJones Indy 4]]'' that [[WhatCouldHaveBeen never was]]. The movie itself was based on ''Literatur/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'' ''Literature/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'' by Creator/JulesVerne, as was ''Nadia'', [[OlderThanTheyThink which goes some way in explaining similar themes]]. Though the obvious similarities between Milo and Jean (the protagonist of ''Nadia'') are harder to explain away. For what it is worth, one of the credited writers is JossWhedon, and [[ComicBook/{{Hellboy}} Mike Mignola]] was the production designer.


While Atlantis is technically in the [[DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney canon]], it does not appear much in modern promotionals, probably because the movie did not do too well in the theater, adding to the growing fear that 2D animated movies were dead (though Disney's ''other'' [[WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut 2D animated movie did better]] for the year). It was otherwise notable for being accused of ripping off set pieces similar to those in ''NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater'' (an unrelated anime series also about Atlantean mythology) and ''Series/{{Stargate|SG1}}''. (''Series/StargateAtlantis'', however, is unrelated.) See also ''VideoGame/IndianaJonesAndTheFateOfAtlantis'', a [[Creator/LucasArts cinematic game]] which was mooted as the basis for an ''[[IndianaJones Indy 4]]'' that [[WhatCouldHaveBeen never was]]. The movie itself was based on ''TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'' by Creator/JulesVerne, as was ''Nadia'', [[OlderThanTheyThink which goes some way in explaining similar themes]]. Though the obvious similarities between Milo and Jean (the protagonist of ''Nadia'') are harder to explain away. For what it is worth, one of the credited writers is JossWhedon, and [[ComicBook/{{Hellboy}} Mike Mignola]] was the production designer.

While it was both a critical and financial failure, the film is [[CriticalDissonance fairly popular]] for being vastly different than standard Disney fare - it's similar to ''TheBlackCauldron'' in this regard, although it gains some credit for not nearly being a FranchiseKiller for the DisneyAnimatedCanon.

''Atlantis'' is also the second DisneyAnimatedCanon film to be rated PG, with the first being ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'', which was released all the way back in 1985!

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While Atlantis is technically in the [[DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney canon]], it does not appear much in modern promotionals, probably because the movie did not do too well in the theater, adding to the growing fear that 2D animated movies were dead (though Disney's ''other'' [[WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut 2D animated movie did better]] for the year). It was otherwise notable for being accused of ripping off set pieces similar to those in ''NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater'' (an unrelated anime series also about Atlantean mythology) and ''Series/{{Stargate|SG1}}''. (''Series/StargateAtlantis'', however, is unrelated.) See also ''VideoGame/IndianaJonesAndTheFateOfAtlantis'', a [[Creator/LucasArts cinematic game]] which was mooted as the basis for an ''[[IndianaJones ''[[Franchise/IndianaJones Indy 4]]'' that [[WhatCouldHaveBeen never was]]. The movie itself was based on ''TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'' ''Literatur/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'' by Creator/JulesVerne, as was ''Nadia'', [[OlderThanTheyThink which goes some way in explaining similar themes]]. Though the obvious similarities between Milo and Jean (the protagonist of ''Nadia'') are harder to explain away. For what it is worth, one of the credited writers is JossWhedon, and [[ComicBook/{{Hellboy}} Mike Mignola]] was the production designer.

While it was both a critical and financial failure, the film is [[CriticalDissonance fairly popular]] for being vastly different than standard Disney fare - it's similar to ''TheBlackCauldron'' ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'' in this regard, although it gains some credit for not nearly being a FranchiseKiller for the DisneyAnimatedCanon.

''Atlantis'' is also the second DisneyAnimatedCanon film to be rated PG, with the first being ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'', ''The Black Cauldron'', which was released all the way back in 1985!

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** There's also the helmet Milo inherited from his grandfather. He never grew into it and it covers his eyes, but he apparently likes to put it on anyway. He even keeps it in a nice little case.

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** Milo speaks so fast he's almost unintelligible in one or two scenes.


Flash forward to the early 20th century. Milo Thatch, a young, poor, orphaned linguist, has uncovered evidence of the existence of a great civilization in the past, {{Atlantis}}, which was previously thought to be just a myth. Despite his breakthroughs in deciphering clues hidden in the writings and legends of many disparate cultures his ideas are rejected by peers and his proposed expedition, to find "the Shepherd's Journal" and follow its instructions to the lost city itself, is rejected out of hand. However, a mysterious woman steps in and offers him a chance to prove his theory, backed by the mysterious billionaire Mr. Whitmore, who knew Milo's grandfather and had agreed years earlier to help finance Milo's expedition.

Once Milo meets Whitmore and convinces him of his own personal determination and commitment he is invited to join an expedition that is setting out to make the unprecedented trip to Atlantis itself. The rag-tag team is led by Commander Rourke, a straight, no-nonsense military man, who also knew Milo's grandfather and worked with him on the previous expedition where they ''found'' the Shepherd's Journal. Once they arrive at the destination from which they might never return, they discover an underdeveloped, dying society that has abandoned and forgotten their written language -- and Milo becomes a translator between the two cultures. However, it is revealed that there is an ulterior purpose to the expedition that Milo is unaware of, and his compatriots are not all that they seem.

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Flash forward to the early 20th century. Milo Thatch, a young, poor, orphaned linguist, has uncovered evidence of the existence of a great civilization in the past, {{Atlantis}}, which was previously thought to be just a myth. Despite his breakthroughs in deciphering clues hidden in the writings and legends of many disparate cultures cultures, his ideas are rejected by peers and his proposed expedition, to find "the Shepherd's Journal" and follow its instructions to the lost city itself, is rejected out of hand. However, a mysterious woman steps in and offers him a chance to prove his theory, backed by the mysterious billionaire Mr. Whitmore, who knew Milo's grandfather and had agreed years earlier to help finance Milo's expedition.

Once Milo meets Whitmore and convinces him of his own personal determination and commitment commitment, he is invited to join an expedition that is setting out to make the unprecedented trip to Atlantis itself. The rag-tag team is led by Commander Rourke, a straight, no-nonsense military man, who also knew Milo's grandfather and worked with him on the previous expedition where they ''found'' the Shepherd's Journal. Once they arrive at the destination from which they might never return, they discover an underdeveloped, dying society that has abandoned and forgotten their written language -- and Milo becomes a translator between the two cultures. However, it is revealed that there is an ulterior purpose to the expedition that Milo is unaware of, and his compatriots are not all that they seem.

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** Less noticible example. The last word Kida speaks before she is [[spoiler: consumed by the crystal is Mahter, or mother. The first word she says when she leaves the crystal is Milo, so starting and ending the crystal scene is m.]]


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--> '''Kida''': You are a scholar are you not? Judging by your diminished physique and large forehead, you are suited for nothing else.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Robbing graves? Fine. Plundering tombs? Fine. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Double-parking?]] Fine. [[spoiler: Stealing the only thing keeping the last remnants of Atlantean civilization alive? Prompts a group HeelFaceTurn.]]


* Main/Kaiju: The Leviathan, the [[EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods Kraken]], Ymir and Surt all count.

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* Main/Kaiju: {{Kaiju}}: The Leviathan, the [[EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods Kraken]], Ymir and Surt all count.


* EmbarrassingSlide: Milo intends to start his lecture by showing a slide of the Leviathan, "a creature so terrifying that sailors were said [[GoMadFromTheRevelation to be driven mad by the mere sight of it]]." Cut to a slide of him popping up.

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* EmbarrassingSlide: Milo intends to start his lecture by showing a slide of the Leviathan, "a creature so terrifying that sailors were said [[GoMadFromTheRevelation to be driven mad by the mere sight of it]]." Cut to a slide of him popping up.up, wearing a onesie bathing suit, duckie inner tube, and arm floaties.

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* GenreShift: For the sequel, which is a CompilationFilm (of a series that never aired) with a ParanormalInvestigation theme (and Atlantis itself only appearing at the beginning and the end, though its legacy is apparent throughout the film).

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** The communications officer is Ms. Packard. Packard Bell was a radio manufacturer back around the time the movie took place.
** And of course, the cook is named ''Cookie.''

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** However, as far as this trope goes, ''Atlantis'' is pretty mild about it. Milo studies dead languages, while the king of Atlantis is forcibly preventing his people from reobtaining such knowledge themselves (the ending implies that the Heart of Atlantis bestows some degree of wisdom and insight, and he was hiding its power). So it's more that the Atlanteans are WillfullyWeak than Milo being any sort of mighty.


* TheFogOfAges: The Atlanteans have forgotten much of their culture over the centuries, to the point that few of them can read their own writing.

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* TheFogOfAges: The Atlanteans have forgotten much of their culture over the centuries, to the point that few none of them can read their own writing.



* TheGreatDepression: It's revealed in passing during the DirectToVideo "sequel" that its events take place shortly after the Stock Market Crash, well over 15 years after the movie...with no one changing or aging at all in the intervening time.

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* TheGreatDepression: It's revealed in passing during the DirectToVideo "sequel" that its events take place shortly after the Stock Market Crash, well over 15 years after the movie...with no one changing or aging at all in the intervening time.time, [[{{FridgeBrilliance}} thanks to the longevity crystals they brought back from Atlantis.]]

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*** It's easier just to say "all of them." The ''only'' named woman that's ''not'' an ActionGirl is ''eighty years old.''

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** BadassAdorable: Kida in a brief yet oh-so-satisfying action scene in which she knees a guy in the crotch, bashes another with the butt of a rifle while trying to wretch it free from its owner and knocks another soldier to the ground while drawing her knife. Even better considering she showcases skills as a hunter/gatherer.

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* ShootTheDog: Blink and you'll miss it, when the Sub is filling up with water, Audrey prevents the leakage from getting out of hand and drowning more people by sealing off the damaged section, with at least one engineer still inside.


While Atlantis is technically in the [[DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney canon]], it does not appear much in modern promotionals, probably because the movie did not do too well in the theater, adding to the growing fear that 2D animated movies were dead (though Disney's ''other'' [[WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut 2D animated movie did better]] for the year). It was otherwise notable for being accused of ripping off set pieces similar to those in ''NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater'' (an unrelated anime series also about Atlantean mythology) and ''{{Stargate}}''. (''StargateAtlantis'', however, is unrelated.) See also ''VideoGame/IndianaJonesAndTheFateOfAtlantis'', a [[Creator/LucasArts cinematic game]] which was mooted as the basis for an ''[[IndianaJones Indy 4]]'' that [[WhatCouldHaveBeen never was]]. The movie itself was based on ''TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'' by Creator/JulesVerne, as was ''Nadia'', [[OlderThanTheyThink which goes some way in explaining similar themes]]. Though the obvious similarities between Milo and Jean (the protagonist of ''Nadia'') are harder to explain away. For what it is worth, one of the credited writers is JossWhedon, and [[ComicBook/{{Hellboy}} Mike Mignola]] was the production designer.

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While Atlantis is technically in the [[DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney canon]], it does not appear much in modern promotionals, probably because the movie did not do too well in the theater, adding to the growing fear that 2D animated movies were dead (though Disney's ''other'' [[WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut 2D animated movie did better]] for the year). It was otherwise notable for being accused of ripping off set pieces similar to those in ''NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater'' (an unrelated anime series also about Atlantean mythology) and ''{{Stargate}}''. (''StargateAtlantis'', ''Series/{{Stargate|SG1}}''. (''Series/StargateAtlantis'', however, is unrelated.) See also ''VideoGame/IndianaJonesAndTheFateOfAtlantis'', a [[Creator/LucasArts cinematic game]] which was mooted as the basis for an ''[[IndianaJones Indy 4]]'' that [[WhatCouldHaveBeen never was]]. The movie itself was based on ''TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'' by Creator/JulesVerne, as was ''Nadia'', [[OlderThanTheyThink which goes some way in explaining similar themes]]. Though the obvious similarities between Milo and Jean (the protagonist of ''Nadia'') are harder to explain away. For what it is worth, one of the credited writers is JossWhedon, and [[ComicBook/{{Hellboy}} Mike Mignola]] was the production designer.

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*** The ''DisneyAdventures'' article on the film says he [[spoiler: spent his childhood roaming through the sewers of Paris and that some of the dirt on him is from that time]].

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** Two words: Helga. Sinclair.


* Kaiju: The Leviathan, the [[EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods Kraken]], Ymir and Surt all count.

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* EldritchAbomination: The sequel gives us [[KrakenAndLeviathan the Kraken]], a giant squid-like beastie with a fish-like face and the ability to offer immortality to anyone who [[DealWithTheDevil makes a deal with it]] and hypnotize people as well.


* BadAss: Pretty much everyone who embarked on the expedition. Gets an EstablishingCharacterMoment during the Leviathan's attack, even for the extremely many that didn't make it. Milo appears to be the only one who isn't one, until...

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* BadAss: {{Badass}}: Pretty much everyone who embarked on the expedition. Gets an EstablishingCharacterMoment during the Leviathan's attack, even for the extremely many that didn't make it. Milo appears to be the only one who isn't one, until...



-->'''Whitmore:''' And to my embarrassment when he ''found'' the darn thing!

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-->'''Whitmore:''' And to Imagine my embarrassment when he ''found'' the darn thing!


While Atlantis is technically in the [[DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney canon]], it does not appear much in modern promotionals, probably because the movie did not do too well in the theater, adding to the growing fear that 2D animated movies were dead (though Disney's ''other'' [[WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut 2D animated movie did better]] for the year). It was otherwise notable for being accused of ripping off set pieces similar to those in ''NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater'' (an unrelated anime series also about Atlantean mythology) and ''{{Stargate}}''. (''StargateAtlantis'', however, is unrelated.) See also ''VideoGame/IndianaJonesAndTheFateOfAtlantis'', a [[LucasArts cinematic game]] which was mooted as the basis for an ''[[IndianaJones Indy 4]]'' that [[WhatCouldHaveBeen never was]]. The movie itself was based on ''TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'' by Creator/JulesVerne, as was ''Nadia'', [[OlderThanTheyThink which goes some way in explaining similar themes]]. Though the obvious similarities between Milo and Jean (the protagonist of ''Nadia'') are harder to explain away. For what it is worth, one of the credited writers is JossWhedon, and [[ComicBook/{{Hellboy}} Mike Mignola]] was the production designer.

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While Atlantis is technically in the [[DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney canon]], it does not appear much in modern promotionals, probably because the movie did not do too well in the theater, adding to the growing fear that 2D animated movies were dead (though Disney's ''other'' [[WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut 2D animated movie did better]] for the year). It was otherwise notable for being accused of ripping off set pieces similar to those in ''NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater'' (an unrelated anime series also about Atlantean mythology) and ''{{Stargate}}''. (''StargateAtlantis'', however, is unrelated.) See also ''VideoGame/IndianaJonesAndTheFateOfAtlantis'', a [[LucasArts [[Creator/LucasArts cinematic game]] which was mooted as the basis for an ''[[IndianaJones Indy 4]]'' that [[WhatCouldHaveBeen never was]]. The movie itself was based on ''TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'' by Creator/JulesVerne, as was ''Nadia'', [[OlderThanTheyThink which goes some way in explaining similar themes]]. Though the obvious similarities between Milo and Jean (the protagonist of ''Nadia'') are harder to explain away. For what it is worth, one of the credited writers is JossWhedon, and [[ComicBook/{{Hellboy}} Mike Mignola]] was the production designer.

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* Kaiju: The Leviathan, the [[EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods Kraken]], Ymir and Surt all count.


* {{Plot-Based Photograph Obfuscation}}: When Whitmore is showing Milo the files of each of the crew members, [[spoiler:Rourke has his face partially obscured]] while everyone else's is not, hinting that he turns out to be the BigBad.

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* {{Plot-Based Photograph Obfuscation}}: PlotBasedPhotographObfuscation: When Whitmore is showing Milo the files of each of the crew members, [[spoiler:Rourke has his face partially obscured]] while everyone else's is not, hinting that he turns out to be the BigBad.

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**What makes it even crazier is the fact they lost 90% of their equipment prior to that point.

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** Don't forget about Cookie's bowler hat!

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* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: [[spoiler: Rourke is turned to crystal and [[LiterallyShatteredLives shattered to pieces]] by propeller blades. Although some might overlook this compared to how graphic it would have been if he ''hadn't'' been turned to crystal.]]


Entry #41 in the DisneyAnimatedCanon, this movie begins with [[DistantPrologue a great cataclysm that occurred in the distant past]].

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Entry #41 in the DisneyAnimatedCanon, Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon, this movie begins with [[DistantPrologue a great cataclysm that occurred in the distant past]].

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* WhatTheHellHero: Milo gave this version a sarcastic praise towards [[spoiler: Audrey, Sweet, Mole, Vinny, Cookie and Ms. Packard before the group had a HeelFaceTurn.]]

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* AnachronismStew: The movie makes an effort to avoid this minus Atlantis and some of the Steampunk / Dieselpunk tech used by the expedition. Although a glaring one would have to be the gas mask-wearing Mooks who look straight out from the trenches of WorldWarI than 1914 America.


** This is made even more hilarious when you consider that that particular scene is 10-11 seconds depending on how you cut it.

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** This is made even more hilarious when you consider taking into account that that particular scene is 10-11 seconds seconds, depending on how you cut it.

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** This is made even more hilarious when you consider that that particular scene is 10-11 seconds depending on how you cut it.


* NonHumanSidekick: Averted.

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* NonHumanSidekick: Averted.Averted, but Mole is called an animal and a pet which Milo replies as, "Close enough."


** Audrey, Female and Hispanic (And a teenager, too).


** Made worse by the fact that Rourke had lost eighty percent of his crew and ninety percent of his materiel over the course of the harrowing journey. Just [[ContrivedCoincidence happening]] to have preserved the ultra-lights, weather balloon and ack-ack guns after losing all that is the biggest coincidence since Batman just happened to be carrying Bat-Shark-Repellent.



** [[spoiler: But let's be fair - Rourke originally expected to find a long-dead, abandoned ruin. Having to commit genocide was unexpected. Although, judging by the amount of troops and guns he brought with him, not all THAT unexpected.]]



** Although partly subverted, since Milo lacks most of the secondary qualities associated with MightyWhitey (aside from his outrageous luck). MadeOfIron? No. Propensity for casual violence? No. Casual disregard for the natives' property rights? Quite the opposite.

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** Although partly subverted, since Milo lacks most of the secondary qualities associated with MightyWhitey (aside from his outrageous luck). MadeOfIron? No. Propensity for casual violence? No. Casual disregard for the natives' property rights? Quite the opposite.

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** [[spoiler: But let's be fair - Rourke originally expected to find a long-dead, abandoned ruin. Having to commit genocide was unexpected. Although, judging by the amount of troops and guns he brought with him, not all THAT unexpected.]]

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** Made worse by the fact that Rourke had lost eighty percent of his crew and ninety percent of his materiel over the course of the harrowing journey. Just [[ContrivedCoincidence happening]] to have preserved the ultra-lights, weather balloon and ack-ack guns after losing all that is the biggest coincidence since Batman just happened to be carrying Bat-Shark-Repellent.


* TeamMom: Joshua Sweet takes up this role a lot of the time - he's the wisest and most compassionate member of the expedition by far, and can be often found taking care of the rest. His name is [[MeaningfulName very well chosen.]]

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* TeamMom: Joshua Sweet takes up this role a lot of the time - he's the wisest and most compassionate member of the expedition by far, far([[spoiler: he is the first of the team to perform a HeelFaceTurn when Rourke harms the King]]), and can be often found taking care of the rest. His name is [[MeaningfulName very well chosen.]]


* ReadingIsCoolAesop: Kida struggles to explain to Milo why their culture is rotting from within. Then it becomes apparent. ''Their own writing'' has become forbidden knowledge.

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* ReadingIsCoolAesop: Kida struggles to explain to Milo why their culture is rotting from within. Then it becomes apparent. ''Their own writing'' has become forbidden lost knowledge.


* ReadingIsCoolAesop: Kida struggles to explain to Milo why their culture is rotting from within. Then it becomes apparent. ''Their own language'' has become forbidden knowledge.

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* ReadingIsCoolAesop: Kida struggles to explain to Milo why their culture is rotting from within. Then it becomes apparent. ''Their own language'' writing'' has become forbidden knowledge.

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* KindheartedCatLover: Milo has a white cat named Fluffy.

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* CreatorThumbprint: [[{{Hellboy}} Mike Mignola]] was the production designer for the film and boy, does it show. Especially one scene during a travel montage where a shot combines both what Milo sees in the Shepherd's Journal with the route the crew follows, complete with Mike's signature use of black.


* DyingRace: The Atlanteans [[spoiler:([[ItGetsBetter They started to get better at the end of the first movie]])]].

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* DyingRace: The Atlanteans [[spoiler:([[ItGetsBetter They [[spoiler:They started to get better redevelop their society at the end of the first movie]])]].movie]].



** [[CutAndPasteTranslation In the German dub, they changed "Kaiser" to "some kind of tyrant".]]

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** [[CutAndPasteTranslation In the German dub, they changed "Kaiser" to "some kind of tyrant".]]


* DyingRace: The Atlanteans.

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* DyingRace: The Atlanteans.Atlanteans [[spoiler:([[ItGetsBetter They started to get better at the end of the first movie]])]].


* BodyHorror

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* BodyHorrorBodyHorror: [[spoiler: You try turning into crystal and tell me (or [[BigBad Rourke]]) it didn't hurt.]]


* DarkerAndEdgier: By far one of Disney's more "adult" films in the canon, with tons of death, moral ambiguity, and even [[PrecisionFStrike profanity]].

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* DarkerAndEdgier: By far one of Disney's more "adult" films in the canon, with tons of death, moral ambiguity, and even [[PrecisionFStrike profanity]].


While Atlantis is technically in the [[DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney canon]], it does not appear much in modern promotionals, probably because the movie did not do too well in the theater, adding to the growing fear that 2D animated movies were dead (though Disney's ''other'' [[RecessSchoolsOut 2D animated movie did better]] for the year). It was otherwise notable for being accused of ripping off set pieces similar to those in ''NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater'' (an unrelated anime series also about Atlantean mythology) and ''{{Stargate}}''. (''StargateAtlantis'', however, is unrelated.) See also ''VideoGame/IndianaJonesAndTheFateOfAtlantis'', a [[LucasArts cinematic game]] which was mooted as the basis for an ''[[IndianaJones Indy 4]]'' that [[WhatCouldHaveBeen never was]]. The movie itself was based on ''TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'' by Creator/JulesVerne, as was ''Nadia'', [[OlderThanTheyThink which goes some way in explaining similar themes]]. Though the obvious similarities between Milo and Jean (the protagonist of ''Nadia'') are harder to explain away. For what it is worth, one of the credited writers is JossWhedon, and [[ComicBook/{{Hellboy}} Mike Mignola]] was the production designer.

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While Atlantis is technically in the [[DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney canon]], it does not appear much in modern promotionals, probably because the movie did not do too well in the theater, adding to the growing fear that 2D animated movies were dead (though Disney's ''other'' [[RecessSchoolsOut [[WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut 2D animated movie did better]] for the year). It was otherwise notable for being accused of ripping off set pieces similar to those in ''NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater'' (an unrelated anime series also about Atlantean mythology) and ''{{Stargate}}''. (''StargateAtlantis'', however, is unrelated.) See also ''VideoGame/IndianaJonesAndTheFateOfAtlantis'', a [[LucasArts cinematic game]] which was mooted as the basis for an ''[[IndianaJones Indy 4]]'' that [[WhatCouldHaveBeen never was]]. The movie itself was based on ''TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'' by Creator/JulesVerne, as was ''Nadia'', [[OlderThanTheyThink which goes some way in explaining similar themes]]. Though the obvious similarities between Milo and Jean (the protagonist of ''Nadia'') are harder to explain away. For what it is worth, one of the credited writers is JossWhedon, and [[ComicBook/{{Hellboy}} Mike Mignola]] was the production designer.


* FanDisservice: Implied in-universe, with the fact that Packard sleeps nude.
** Sweet suggests [[BrainBleach you wear blinkers]] when sleeping - [[ItGotWorse she sleepwalks]].


* FanDisservice: Implied in-universe, with the fact that Packard sleeps nude.
** Sweet suggests [[BrainBleach you wear blinkers]] when sleeping - [[ItGotWorse she sleepwalks]].



* [[OminousLatinChanting Ominous Atlantean Chanting]]

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* [[OminousLatinChanting Ominous Atlantean Chanting]]Chanting]]: The crystal room.


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* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Milo aside, everyone on the expedition is this[[spoiler:, especially Rourke.]]

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* BerserkButton: You...have disturbed...the '''DIRT!'''

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* GilliganCut: Milo is so excited he can't hold it in. Cue VomitDiscretionShot.


* DullSurprise: Ms. Packard. Justified as she's a DeadpanSnarker.

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* DullSurprise: Ms. Packard. Justified as she's a DeadpanSnarker.

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* BodyToJewel


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* LiterallyShatteredLives

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* ReadingIsCoolAesop: Kida struggles to explain to Milo why their culture is rotting from within. Then it becomes apparent. ''Their own language'' has become forbidden knowledge.


** It's also usually bright enough to look like daylight, even though they are, again, underground.

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* WeatherDissonance: During the journey to Atlantis, there is a point where it is snowing and everything is covered in ice... ''underground.''
**It's also usually bright enough to look like daylight, even though they are, again, underground.


-->'''Whitmore:''' And to my disgust he ''found'' the darn thing!

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-->'''Whitmore:''' And to my disgust embarrassment when he ''found'' the darn thing!


* PoliticallyCorrectHistory: An ethnically diverse crew of explorers... in 1914! At least partially justified by the fact that Whitmore is [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney insanely wealthy]], wanted the best of the best for his expedition, and didn't really care what anyone else thought.

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* PoliticallyCorrectHistory: An ethnically diverse crew of explorers... in 1914! At least partially justified by the fact that Whitmore is [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney insanely wealthy]], wanted the best of the best for his expedition, and didn't really care what anyone else thought.1914!


* PoliticallyCorrectHistory: An ethnically diverse crew of explorers... in 1914!

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* PoliticallyCorrectHistory: An ethnically diverse crew of explorers... in 1914!1914! At least partially justified by the fact that Whitmore is [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney insanely wealthy]], wanted the best of the best for his expedition, and didn't really care what anyone else thought.


-->'''Whitmore:''' Imagine my embarrassment when he ''found'' the darn thing!

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-->'''Whitmore:''' Imagine And to my embarrassment when disgust he ''found'' the darn thing!


While Atlantis is technically in the [[DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney canon]], it does not appear much in modern promotionals, probably because the movie did not do too well in the theater, adding to the growing fear that 2D animated movies were dead (though Disney's ''other'' [[RecessSchoolsOut 2D animated movie did better]] for the year). It was otherwise notable for being accused of ripping off set pieces similar to those in ''NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater'' (an unrelated anime series also about Atlantean mythology) and ''{{Stargate}}''. (''StargateAtlantis'', however, is unrelated.) See also ''VideoGame/IndianaJonesAndTheFateOfAtlantis'', a [[LucasArts cinematic game]] which was mooted as the basis for an ''[[IndianaJones Indy 4]]'' that [[WhatCouldHaveBeen never was]]. The movie itself was based on ''TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'' by Creator/JulesVerne, as was ''Nadia'', [[OlderThanTheyThink which goes some way in explaining similar themes]]. For what it is worth, one of the credited writers is JossWhedon, and [[ComicBook/{{Hellboy}} Mike Mignola]] was the production designer.

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While Atlantis is technically in the [[DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney canon]], it does not appear much in modern promotionals, probably because the movie did not do too well in the theater, adding to the growing fear that 2D animated movies were dead (though Disney's ''other'' [[RecessSchoolsOut 2D animated movie did better]] for the year). It was otherwise notable for being accused of ripping off set pieces similar to those in ''NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater'' (an unrelated anime series also about Atlantean mythology) and ''{{Stargate}}''. (''StargateAtlantis'', however, is unrelated.) See also ''VideoGame/IndianaJonesAndTheFateOfAtlantis'', a [[LucasArts cinematic game]] which was mooted as the basis for an ''[[IndianaJones Indy 4]]'' that [[WhatCouldHaveBeen never was]]. The movie itself was based on ''TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'' by Creator/JulesVerne, as was ''Nadia'', [[OlderThanTheyThink which goes some way in explaining similar themes]]. Though the obvious similarities between Milo and Jean (the protagonist of ''Nadia'') are harder to explain away. For what it is worth, one of the credited writers is JossWhedon, and [[ComicBook/{{Hellboy}} Mike Mignola]] was the production designer.


* PunnyName: ''Mol''-iere is the TunnelKing (see above).
** A Mol(e) is also a unit of measurement in Chemistry, and Mole is seen speaking in scientific terms for chemistry on several occasions (about dirt, obviously).



* AWorldWidePunomenon: ''Mol''-iere is the TunnelKing (see above).
** A Mol(e) is also a unit of measurement in Chemistry, and Mole is seen speaking in scientific terms for chemistry on several occasions (about dirt, obviously).


* BlueEyes: Kida.



* WhiteHairedPrettyGirl: Kida is the most prominent example (she even has BlueEyes), but all the Atlanteans likewise have solid white hair.

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* WhiteHairedPrettyGirl: Kida is the most prominent example (she even has BlueEyes), blue eyes), but all the Atlanteans likewise have solid white hair.


** Also, bringing enough spare men and digging supplies that they could continue on with only one of the three smaller emergency transports, only having a vague legend of a giant sea monster, with no evidence it could take on their giant super sub.

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** Also, bringing enough spare men and digging supplies that they could continue on with only one of the three smaller emergency transports, only having a vague legend of a giant sea monster, with no evidence it could take on their giant super sub.


* PunchCatch: [[At the climax, Milo tries to punch Rourke, only for Roarke to catch it and slam Milo's own hand back into his face. A believably done example as Rourke is a very powerfully built trained soldier fighting a scrawny and untrained scholar.]]

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* PunchCatch: [[At [[spoiler:At the climax, Milo tries to punch Rourke, only for Roarke to catch it and slam Milo's own hand back into his face. A believably done example as Rourke is a very powerfully built trained soldier fighting a scrawny and untrained scholar.face.]]

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* PunchCatch: [[At the climax, Milo tries to punch Rourke, only for Roarke to catch it and slam Milo's own hand back into his face. A believably done example as Rourke is a very powerfully built trained soldier fighting a scrawny and untrained scholar.]]

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* RockOfLimitlessWater: Apparently one of the things the Crystal does is refresh Atlantis' water supply.


While Atlantis is technically in the [[DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney canon]], it does not appear much in modern promotionals, probably because the movie did not do too well in the theater, adding to the growing fear that 2D animated movies were dead (though Disney's ''other'' [[RecessSchoolsOut 2D animated movie did better]] for the year). It was otherwise notable for being accused of ripping off set pieces similar to those in ''NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater'' (an unrelated anime series also about Atlantean mythology) and ''{{Stargate}}''. (''StargateAtlantis'', however, is unrelated.) See also ''VideoGame/IndianaJonesAndTheFateOfAtlantis'', a [[LucasArts cinematic game]] which was mooted as the basis for an ''[[IndianaJones Indy 4]]'' that [[WhatCouldHaveBeen never was]]. The movie itself was based on ''TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'' by JulesVerne, as was ''Nadia'', [[OlderThanTheyThink which goes some way in explaining similar themes]]. For what it is worth, one of the credited writers is JossWhedon, and [[ComicBook/{{Hellboy}} Mike Mignola]] was the production designer.

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While Atlantis is technically in the [[DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney canon]], it does not appear much in modern promotionals, probably because the movie did not do too well in the theater, adding to the growing fear that 2D animated movies were dead (though Disney's ''other'' [[RecessSchoolsOut 2D animated movie did better]] for the year). It was otherwise notable for being accused of ripping off set pieces similar to those in ''NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater'' (an unrelated anime series also about Atlantean mythology) and ''{{Stargate}}''. (''StargateAtlantis'', however, is unrelated.) See also ''VideoGame/IndianaJonesAndTheFateOfAtlantis'', a [[LucasArts cinematic game]] which was mooted as the basis for an ''[[IndianaJones Indy 4]]'' that [[WhatCouldHaveBeen never was]]. The movie itself was based on ''TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'' by JulesVerne, Creator/JulesVerne, as was ''Nadia'', [[OlderThanTheyThink which goes some way in explaining similar themes]]. For what it is worth, one of the credited writers is JossWhedon, and [[ComicBook/{{Hellboy}} Mike Mignola]] was the production designer.



* EmbarrassingSlide: Milo intends to start his lecture by showing a slide of the Leviathan, "a creature so terrifying that sailors were said [[GoMadFromTheRevelation to be driven mad by the mere sight of it]]." Cut to a slide of him popping up.

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* EmbarrassingSlide: Milo intends to start his lecture by showing a slide of the Leviathan, "a creature so terrifying that sailors were said [[GoMadFromTheRevelation to be driven mad by the mere sight of it]]." Cut to a slide of him popping up.



* EvilPlan: [[spoiler: Rourke makes the journey to steal the crystal and kill anyone in his way.]] The final stage of this plan is what Milo fights against.

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* EvilPlan: [[spoiler: Rourke makes the journey to steal the crystal and kill anyone in his way.]] The final stage of this plan is what Milo fights against.



* LastBreathBullet: Well, flare anyway.

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* LastBreathBullet: Well, flare anyway.



* NiceHat:
** Packard wears a Brodie Helmet as part of her uniform.

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* NiceHat:
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** Packard wears a Brodie Helmet as part of her uniform.

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* BodyHorror

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* KirbyDots: Discussed by the director on the commentary track.


* BerserkButton: Whatever Mole whispered in French to Kida during their introduction... Don't say it.


* BerzerkButton: Whatever Mole whispered in French to Kida during their introduction... Don't say it.

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* BerzerkButton: BerserkButton: Whatever Mole whispered in French to Kida during their introduction... Don't say it.

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* BerzerkButton: Whatever Mole whispered in French to Kida during their introduction... Don't say it.


* EmbarrassingSlide: Milo intends to start his lecture by showing a slide of the Leviathan, "a creature so terrifying that sailors were said [[GoMadFromTheRevelation to be driven mad by the mere sight of it]]." He accidentally shows one of himself at the beach.

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* EmbarrassingSlide: Milo intends to start his lecture by showing a slide of the Leviathan, "a creature so terrifying that sailors were said [[GoMadFromTheRevelation to be driven mad by the mere sight of it]]." He accidentally shows one Cut to a slide of himself at the beach.him popping up.


** [[spoiler: DisappearedDad: Near the end of the film, King Kashekim is killed by Rourke with a single punch in the chest (combined with his old age), causing him to die of internal bleeding.]]

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While it was both a critical and financial failure, the film is [[CriticalDissonance fairly popular]] for being vastly different than standard Disney fare - it's similar to ''TheBlackCauldron'' in this regard, although it gains some credit for not nearly being a FranchiseKiller for the DisneyAnimatedCanon.


** To the film's credit, is was also a bit of a {{Deconstruction}} for the Mighty Whitey; Rourke would have fit the role seamlessly if he had been younger [[spoiler:and a protagonist]], but it turns out scrawny, nerdish and decidedly not-badass (at least not until the ending) Milo gets the part.



* RedShirtArmy: The submarine crews just keeps dying and dying. Between drowning, blowing up, rampant wildfires, falling down a crevice, getting shot and getting buried in molten lava only the main cast ''of seven'' survives the voyage. In total, 193 of the original 200 crew members died on the mission, which is quite a whopping number for a Disney movie. Adding in the Atlantis warriors and [[spoiler:Kida's father]], well over 220-250 people probably died during the course of this movie.

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* RedShirtArmy: The submarine crews just keeps dying and dying. Between drowning, blowing up, rampant wildfires, falling down a crevice, getting shot and getting buried in molten lava only the main cast ''of seven'' survives the voyage. In total, 193 of the original 200 crew members died on the mission, which is quite a whopping number for a Disney movie. Adding in the Atlantis warriors and [[spoiler:Kida's father]], well over 220-250 people probably died during the course of this movie.


* RedShirtArmy: The submarine crews just keeps dying and dying. Between drowning, blowing up, rampant wildfires, falling down a crevice, getting shot and getting buried in molten lava only the main cast ''of seven'' survives the voyage.

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* RedShirtArmy: The submarine crews just keeps dying and dying. Between drowning, blowing up, rampant wildfires, falling down a crevice, getting shot and getting buried in molten lava only the main cast ''of seven'' survives the voyage. In total, 193 of the original 200 crew members died on the mission, which is quite a whopping number for a Disney movie. Adding in the Atlantis warriors and [[spoiler:Kida's father]], well over 220-250 people probably died during the course of this movie.

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** To the film's credit, is was also a bit of a {{Deconstruction}} for the Mighty Whitey; Rourke would have fit the role seamlessly if he had been younger [[spoiler:and a protagonist]], but it turns out scrawny, nerdish and decidedly not-badass (at least not until the ending) Milo gets the part.


While Atlantis is technically in the [[DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney canon]], it does not appear much in modern promotionals, probably because the movie did not do too well in the theater, adding to the growing fear that 2D animated movies were dead (though Disney's ''other'' [[RecessSchoolsOut 2D animated movie did better]] for the year). It was otherwise notable for being accused of ripping off set pieces similar to those in ''NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater'' (an unrelated anime series also about Atlantean mythology) and ''{{Stargate}}''. (''StargateAtlantis'', however, is unrelated.) See also ''IndianaJonesAndTheFateOfAtlantis'', a [[LucasArts cinematic game]] which was mooted as the basis for an ''[[IndianaJones Indy 4]]'' that [[WhatCouldHaveBeen never was]]. The movie itself was based on ''TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'' by JulesVerne, as was ''Nadia'', [[OlderThanTheyThink which goes some way in explaining similar themes]]. For what it is worth, one of the credited writers is JossWhedon, and [[ComicBook/{{Hellboy}} Mike Mignola]] was the production designer.

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While Atlantis is technically in the [[DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney canon]], it does not appear much in modern promotionals, probably because the movie did not do too well in the theater, adding to the growing fear that 2D animated movies were dead (though Disney's ''other'' [[RecessSchoolsOut 2D animated movie did better]] for the year). It was otherwise notable for being accused of ripping off set pieces similar to those in ''NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater'' (an unrelated anime series also about Atlantean mythology) and ''{{Stargate}}''. (''StargateAtlantis'', however, is unrelated.) See also ''IndianaJonesAndTheFateOfAtlantis'', ''VideoGame/IndianaJonesAndTheFateOfAtlantis'', a [[LucasArts cinematic game]] which was mooted as the basis for an ''[[IndianaJones Indy 4]]'' that [[WhatCouldHaveBeen never was]]. The movie itself was based on ''TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'' by JulesVerne, as was ''Nadia'', [[OlderThanTheyThink which goes some way in explaining similar themes]]. For what it is worth, one of the credited writers is JossWhedon, and [[ComicBook/{{Hellboy}} Mike Mignola]] was the production designer.


* AxCrazy: [[spoiler:Rourke]], who attacks Milo with an ax as the hot air balloon transport is crashing. He himself admits that Milo has done what few people have, which royally ''pisses him off''.

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* AxCrazy: [[spoiler:Rourke]], who attacks Milo with an ax as the hot air balloon transport is crashing. He himself admits that Milo has done what few people have, which is royally ''pisses ''piss him off''.


* AxCrazy: [[spoiler:Rourke]], who attacks Milo with an ax as the hot air balloon transport is crashing. He himself admits that Milo has done what few people have, which is royally ''piss him off''.

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* AxCrazy: [[spoiler:Rourke]], who attacks Milo with an ax as the hot air balloon transport is crashing. He himself admits that Milo has done what few people have, which is royally ''piss ''pisses him off''.


* BookEnds: The queens.

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* BookEnds: The queens. The film begins with the end of one queen's reign, and ends with the beginning of another's.


The movie begins with [[DistantPrologue a great cataclysm that occurred in the distant past]].

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The Entry #41 in the DisneyAnimatedCanon, this movie begins with [[DistantPrologue a great cataclysm that occurred in the distant past]].


* Anti-Villain: [[spoiler: Rourke. He seems to genuinely care about the people under his command, at least before he goes completely off the deep end after finding the Heart of Atlantis.]]

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* BizarreTasteInFood: Mole. When Cookie is serving up dinner, he slops baked beans onto everyone's trays, but refers to it as Caesar salad (for Sweet), escargot (for Audrey) and oriental spring rolls (for Mole). Mole looks at his tray, disappointed, and protests to Audrey that he wanted the escargot, and Audrey shoves her tray at him. Mole abandons the 'spring rolls' and digs into the 'escargot,' even though it's the same greasy food.

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* Anti-Villain: [[spoiler: Rourke. He seems to genuinely care about the people under his command, at least before he goes completely off the deep end after finding the Heart of Atlantis.]]

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* CoolShip: The huge submarine Ulysses is awesome.

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* NoodleIncident: Mole's background. Sweet is sorry he ever heard it from Audrey, and forbids her to tell Milo.


** Kida's tiara

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** Audrey also wears one as well.
** Kida's tiaratiara at the end of the film.


** Of course, there is also Moliere's leather cap.
** [[spoiler: Kida's tiara.]]

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** Of course, there is also Moliere's leather cap.
** [[spoiler: Kida's tiara.]]tiara

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** [[spoiler: Kida's tiara.]]


** At the very beginning of the film, Kida accidentally leaves her doll behind among a panicking crowd. One of the Crystal's light beams falls onto that doll. Later, when her mother "dies", Kida starts crying for her and falls onto her knees.
** Milo apparantly owns a pet cat that is clearly female, and has long, white fur and large blue eyes. Guess what his eventual wife looks like!
** The murder and death of King Kashekhim.
** Kida's [[spoiler: bracelet]] has three decorative jewels: a large pink one in the center that is between two small blue ones, similar to the feathers coming out the back of a Queen's tiara.

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** At the very beginning of the film, Kida accidentally leaves her doll behind among a panicking crowd. One of the Crystal's light beams falls onto that doll. Later, when her mother "dies", Kida starts crying for her and falls onto her knees.
** Milo apparantly owns a pet cat that is clearly female, and has long, white fur and large blue eyes. Guess what his eventual wife looks like!
** The murder and death of King Kashekhim.
** Kida's [[spoiler: bracelet]] has three decorative jewels: a large pink one in the center that is between two small blue ones, similar to the feathers coming out the back of a Queen's tiara.

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* NiceHat:
** Packard wears a Brodie Helmet as part of her uniform.
** Of course, there is also Moliere's leather cap.


* MacGuffinGirl: In a variation, the girl [[spoiler:merges with a pre-existing MacGuffin, rather than turning out to have been it all along.]]

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* MacGuffinGirl: In a variation, the girl [[spoiler:merges with a pre-existing preexisting MacGuffin, rather than turning out to have been it all along.]]



* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Kida arguably, who has Milo help her find a way to preserve Atlantian society.

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* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Kida arguably, who has Milo help her find a way to preserve Atlantian Atlantean society.



* SeeWater: Milo can read Atlantian glyphs underwater, while wearing glasses.

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* SeeWater: Milo can read Atlantian Atlantean glyphs underwater, while wearing glasses.


** Except at the end of the film, however.

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** Except at the end of the film, however.


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* BlueEyes: Kida.
* BookEnds: The queens.


* HumongousMecha: The Leviathan, a giant lobster-shaped robot encountered during the beginning of the movie.

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* MechanicalMonster: The Leviathan.


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* NonLethalWarfare: ''So'' averted. The Leviathan kills well over a hundred people during its attack (visibly crushing their mini-subs in its claws) and the final battle features plenty of {{Mooks}} being blown up.


* SlasherSmile: The usually very-in-control Rourke while he is hunting Milo with the fire axe - [[VillainousBreakdown it is pretty obvious he has lost it in light of his impending defeat.]]

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* SlasherSmile: The usually very-in-control Rourke [[spoiler:Rourke]] while he is hunting Milo with the fire axe - [[VillainousBreakdown it is pretty obvious he has lost it in light of his impending defeat.]]


* AffectionateGestureToTheHead: At the end of the movie, Milo is saying goodbye to all his friends. When he comes to Mole, who offers a big hug, he hesitates before patting his head instead.

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* AffectionateGestureToTheHead: At the end of the movie, Milo is saying goodbye to all his friends. When he comes to [[ThePigPen Mole, who offers a big hug, hug]], he hesitates before patting his head instead.

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* NuclearCandle: Averted. Rourke lights a match in a dark chasm and it's only bright enough to light his face. Nothing else can be seen until everyone turns their vehicles' headlights on.


*** You should not have said that. x(

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*** You should not have said that. x(


* BadAss: Pretty much everyone who embarked on the expedition. Gets a EstablishingCharacterMoment during the Leviathan's attack, even for the extremely many that didn't make it. Milo appears to be the only one who isn't one, until...

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* BadAss: Pretty much everyone who embarked on the expedition. Gets a an EstablishingCharacterMoment during the Leviathan's attack, even for the extremely many that didn't make it. Milo appears to be the only one who isn't one, until...



* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Audry, Sweet, Mole, Vinny, Cookie and Ms. Packard join Milo after it is revealed that they were EvilAllAlong.]]

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* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Audry, [[spoiler:Audrey, Sweet, Mole, Vinny, Cookie and Ms. Packard join Milo after it is revealed that they were EvilAllAlong.]]



--> Rourke (talking to only a few dozen people): "Seven hours ago we started this expedition with two hundred of the finest men and women I have ever known. We are all that's left."

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--> Rourke '''Rourke:''' (talking to only a few dozen people): "Seven people) Seven hours ago we started this expedition with two hundred of the finest men and women I have ever known. We are all that's left."



-->'''Kida:''' Cookies are sweet but yours is not, Sweet is kindly but that is not his name, Audery is sweet but she is not your doctor... and the little burrowing animal called Mole...he is your pet?\\

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-->'''Kida:''' Cookies are sweet but yours is not, Sweet is kindly but that is not his name, Audery Audrey is sweet but she is not your doctor... and the little burrowing animal called Mole...he is your pet?\\



* YouCanSayThatAgain: Kida sees something amazing and says the Atlantean equivalent of "wow!" Milo is also amazed, and saavy enough with the language to say "You can say that again!"

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* YouCanSayThatAgain: Kida sees something amazing and says the Atlantean equivalent of "wow!" Milo is also amazed, and saavy savvy enough with the language to say "You can say that again!"


* AnachronismStew: The four food groups were created in 1956.
** Rourke's Mooks are suitably equipped for warfare. [[WorldWarOne Circa the Western front of 1918]].



* WhatMeasureIsAMook: Rourke's Gask mask wearing Mooks are not seen until after the Submarine is destroyed and then never so much as ''acknowledged'' by the heroes or villains. They are killed off completely without so much as word in their passing.

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** Rourke's Mooks are suitably equipped for warfare. [[WorldWarOne Circa the Western front of 1918]].


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* WhatMeasureIsAMook: Rourke's Gask mask wearing Mooks are not seen until after the Submarine is destroyed and then never so much as ''acknowledged'' by the heroes or villains. They are killed off completely without so much as word in their passing.


** A part of the credit for that would have to go to Whitmore, who set up the expedition in the first place.

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** A part of the credit for that would have to go to Whitmore, who set up the expedition in the first place.

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* AnachronismStew: The four food groups were created in 1956.


* DieselPunk : The non-Atlantean tech in the movie.



* {{Steampunk}}: Thanks to Mike Mignola's involvement.

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* {{Steampunk}}: {{Steampunk}} / {{Dieselpunk}} : Thanks to Mike Mignola's involvement.

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* DieselPunk : The non-Atlantean tech in the movie.


* BadAss: Pretty much everyone who embarked on the expedition. Gets a CharacterEstablishingMoment during the Leviathan's attack, even for the extremely many that didn't make it. Milo appears to be the only one who isn't one, until...

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* BadAss: Pretty much everyone who embarked on the expedition. Gets a CharacterEstablishingMoment EstablishingCharacterMoment during the Leviathan's attack, even for the extremely many that didn't make it. Milo appears to be the only one who isn't one, until...


* RefittedForSequel: The lava whales from ''Milo's Return''.

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* RefittedForSequel: The lava whales from ''Milo's Return''.


* ConvenientlyPreciseTranslation: The runes between the Norse words "Ísland" and "Írland" [[JustifiedTrope really are one letter (or rune) apart]], just like the English words "Ireland" and "Iceland". The difference in the runes would be a single diagonal line.

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* ConvenientlyPreciseTranslation: The runes between the Norse words "Ísland" and "Írland" [[JustifiedTrope really are one letter (or rune) apart]], fairly similar]], just like the English words "Ireland" and "Iceland". The only difference in the runes would be being a single diagonal horizontal mirroring and a vertical line.


While Atlantis is technically in the [[DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney canon]], it does not appear much in modern promotionals, probably because the movie did not do too well in the theater, adding to the growing fear that 2D animated movies were dead. It was otherwise notable for being accused of ripping off set pieces similar to those in ''NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater'' (an unrelated anime series also about Atlantean mythology) and ''{{Stargate}}''. (''StargateAtlantis'', however, is unrelated.) See also ''IndianaJonesAndTheFateOfAtlantis'', a [[LucasArts cinematic game]] which was mooted as the basis for an ''[[IndianaJones Indy 4]]'' that [[WhatCouldHaveBeen never was]]. The movie itself was based on ''TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'' by JulesVerne, as was ''Nadia'', [[OlderThanTheyThink which goes some way in explaining similar themes]]. For what it is worth, one of the credited writers is JossWhedon, and [[ComicBook/{{Hellboy}} Mike Mignola]] was the production designer.

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While Atlantis is technically in the [[DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney canon]], it does not appear much in modern promotionals, probably because the movie did not do too well in the theater, adding to the growing fear that 2D animated movies were dead.dead (though Disney's ''other'' [[RecessSchoolsOut 2D animated movie did better]] for the year). It was otherwise notable for being accused of ripping off set pieces similar to those in ''NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater'' (an unrelated anime series also about Atlantean mythology) and ''{{Stargate}}''. (''StargateAtlantis'', however, is unrelated.) See also ''IndianaJonesAndTheFateOfAtlantis'', a [[LucasArts cinematic game]] which was mooted as the basis for an ''[[IndianaJones Indy 4]]'' that [[WhatCouldHaveBeen never was]]. The movie itself was based on ''TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'' by JulesVerne, as was ''Nadia'', [[OlderThanTheyThink which goes some way in explaining similar themes]]. For what it is worth, one of the credited writers is JossWhedon, and [[ComicBook/{{Hellboy}} Mike Mignola]] was the production designer.


While Atlantis is technically in the [[DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney canon]], it does not appear much in modern promotionals, probably because the movie did not do too well in the theater, adding to the growing fear that 2D animated movies were dead. It was otherwise notable for being accused of ripping off set pieces similar to those in ''NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater'' (an unrelated anime series also about Atlantean mythology) and ''{{Stargate}}''. (''StargateAtlantis'', however, is unrelated.) See also ''IndianaJonesAndTheFateOfAtlantis'', a [[LucasArts cinematic game]] which was mooted as the basis for an ''[[IndianaJones Indy 4]]'' that [[WhatCouldHaveBeen never was]]. The movie itself was based on ''TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'' by JulesVerne, as was ''Nadia'', [[OlderThanTheyThink which goes some way in explaining similar themes]]. For what it is worth, one of the credited writers is JossWhedon, and [[Main/{{Hellboy}} Mike Mignola]] was the production designer.

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While Atlantis is technically in the [[DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney canon]], it does not appear much in modern promotionals, probably because the movie did not do too well in the theater, adding to the growing fear that 2D animated movies were dead. It was otherwise notable for being accused of ripping off set pieces similar to those in ''NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater'' (an unrelated anime series also about Atlantean mythology) and ''{{Stargate}}''. (''StargateAtlantis'', however, is unrelated.) See also ''IndianaJonesAndTheFateOfAtlantis'', a [[LucasArts cinematic game]] which was mooted as the basis for an ''[[IndianaJones Indy 4]]'' that [[WhatCouldHaveBeen never was]]. The movie itself was based on ''TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'' by JulesVerne, as was ''Nadia'', [[OlderThanTheyThink which goes some way in explaining similar themes]]. For what it is worth, one of the credited writers is JossWhedon, and [[Main/{{Hellboy}} [[ComicBook/{{Hellboy}} Mike Mignola]] was the production designer.

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* CommunicationsOfficer: Mrs. Packard, although she spends most of the time chatting up her friend over the phone (which, unless she's also in the submarine, would be quite a feat using 1914 technology).


* RedShirtArmy: The submarine crews just keeps dying and dying.

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* RedShirtArmy: The submarine crews just keeps dying and dying. Between drowning, blowing up, rampant wildfires, falling down a crevice, getting shot and getting buried in molten lava only the main cast ''of seven'' survives the voyage.


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* SherlockScan: Moliere discerns pretty much everything about Milo simply by examining a piece of dirt under his fingernails.


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* TeamMom: Joshua Sweet takes up this role a lot of the time - he's the wisest and most compassionate member of the expedition by far, and can be often found taking care of the rest. His name is [[MeaningfulName very well chosen.]]


** It's worth noting that after this point even more people die wholesale.

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* BadAss: Pretty much everyone who embarked on the expedition. Gets a CharacterEstablishingMoment during the Leviathan's attack, even for the extremely many that didn't make it. Milo appears to be the only one who isn't one, until...

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--> Rourke (talking to only a few dozen people): "Seven hours ago we started this expedition with two hundred of the finest men and women I have ever known. We are all that's left."
** It's worth noting that after this point even more people die wholesale.

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* AffectionateGestureToTheHead: At the end of the movie, Milo is saying goodbye to all his friends. When he comes to Mole, who offers a big hug, he hesitates before patting his head instead.

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* SerratedBladeOfPain: The team's medic is quite fond of a large medical saw of his. Later said saw is used in the climax.


* XanatosGambit: Whitmore's. The outcome of the adventure doesn't matter to him. If they find something good, great; as the guy funding it he gets a cut. But if the find nothing, or don't even make it back at all, he still fullfils his promise to his dead friend and can 'go to the afterlife with a clear conscious'.


* TheDogBitesBack: It is [[spoiler:Helga's LastBreathBullet after Rourke betrays her]] that really foils the evil plan.

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* TheDogBitesBack: It is [[spoiler:Helga's LastBreathBullet after Rourke betrays her]] that really foils the evil plan.EvilPlan.



* EvilPlan: [[spoiler: Rourke makes the journey to steal the crystal and kill anyone in his way.]] The final stage of this plan is what Milo fights against.



* HoistByHisOwnPetard

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* HoistByHisOwnPetardHoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler: Rourke]] really should have known better then to stiff her.


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* XanatosGambit: Whitmore's. The outcome of the adventure doesn't matter to him. If they find something good, great; as the guy funding it he gets a cut. But if the find nothing, or don't even make it back at all, he still fullfils his promise to his dead friend and can 'go to the afterlife with a clear conscious'.

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* TwoFistedTales


* NobodyPoops: Subverted. Milo accidentally awakens some [[PlayingWithFire fire]][[StealthPun flies]] while heading out to relieve himself.

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* NobodyPoops: Subverted.Averted. Milo accidentally awakens some [[PlayingWithFire fire]][[StealthPun flies]] while heading out to relieve himself.


* NobodyPoops: Averted. Milo first runs into the Atlanteans while heading out to relieve himself.

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* NobodyPoops: Averted. Subverted. Milo first runs into the Atlanteans accidentally awakens some [[PlayingWithFire fire]][[StealthPun flies]] while heading out to relieve himself.


* NobodyPoops: Subverted. Milo first runs into the Atlanteans while heading out to relieve himself.

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* NobodyPoops: Subverted. Milo first runs into the Atlanteans while heading out to relieve himself.


* EverythingMakesAMushroom: Cooky's cooking is so bad it creates a mushroom cloud when the crew all drop their food in a cauldron at the same time.



* {{Golem}}: Those sheild-generator dudes from the beginning and ending.

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* {{Golem}}: Those sheild-generator shield-generator dudes from the beginning and ending.ending.
* TheGreatestHistoryNeverTold: Sweet was a medic during the Spanish-American War.



* MotorMouth: Sweet talks faster than the other characters. In fact, his actor's rapid-fire delivery of lines made animating him somewhat difficult.



* OmniGlot: The Atlanteans are implied to be fluent in every single language spoken in the world in addition to their own language. When the expedition first enters Atlantis Milo and Kida converse in several different languages (including the Atlantean language, Latin, Hebrew and French) before settling on English for the rest of the film.

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* OmniGlot: {{Omniglot}}: The Atlanteans are implied to be fluent in every single language spoken in the world in addition to their own language. When the expedition first enters Atlantis Milo and Kida converse in several different languages (including the Atlantean language, Latin, Hebrew and French) before settling on English for the rest of the film.

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* PhosphorEssence: Kida glows blue when she takes on an energy form.


* DarkSkinnedBlond: The Atlanteans mostly have ''white hair'' but otherwise fit the archetype closely. And for some reason, they're still dark skinned despite living in conditions where there is absolutely no sunlight at all! (If you look closely, you can easily tell that Kida's skin is much lighter than that of the other Atlanteans, but still very tan otherwise)

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* DarkSkinnedBlond: The Atlanteans mostly have ''white hair'' but otherwise fit the archetype closely. And for some reason, they're still dark skinned despite living in conditions where there is absolutely no sunlight at all! (If you look closely, you can easily tell that Kida's skin is much lighter than that of the other Atlanteans, but still very tan otherwise)


** Played straight with Kida, however, especially if you consider the fact that her mother died as a result of overexposure to the Atlantean Crystal during the prologue.

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** Played straight with Kida, however, especially if you consider the fact that her mother died as a result of overexposure to the Atlantean Crystal during the prologue.


* DarkSkinnedBlond: The Atlanteans mostly have ''white hair'' but otherwise fit the archetype closely.

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* DarkSkinnedBlond: The Atlanteans mostly have ''white hair'' but otherwise fit the archetype closely. And for some reason, they're still dark skinned despite living in conditions where there is absolutely no sunlight at all! (If you look closely, you can easily tell that Kida's skin is much lighter than that of the other Atlanteans, but still very tan otherwise)

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