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** Bill Mechanic, who was responsible for giving Fox an animation unit in the first place, was fired as head of the studio after the film flopped at the box office. Rumors persist that Mechanic's firing by Fox head UsefulNotes/RupertMurdoch was actually because he greenlit ''Film/FightClub'', and ''Titan A.E.'' was a last-straw excuse. Unfortunately, Mechanic's successor would be Fox Searchlight head Tom Rothman, who would go on to be considered the epitome of ExecutiveMeddling in Hollywood and would [[DorkAge damage Fox's reputation with filmmakers and the public for more than a decade]] (he would take this management style with him to Sony after departing Fox), indirectly playing a role in the studio's subsequent sale to Creator/{{Disney}}.

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** Bill Mechanic, who was responsible for giving Fox an animation unit in the first place, was fired as head of the studio after the film flopped at the box office. Rumors persist that Mechanic's firing by Fox head UsefulNotes/RupertMurdoch was actually because he greenlit ''Film/FightClub'', and ''Titan A.E.'' was a last-straw excuse. Unfortunately, Mechanic's successor would be Fox Searchlight head Tom Rothman, who would go on to be considered the epitome of ExecutiveMeddling in Hollywood and would [[DorkAge damage Fox's reputation with filmmakers and the public for more than a decade]] (he would take this management style with him to Sony after departing Fox), indirectly playing a role in the studio's subsequent sale to Creator/{{Disney}}.


** The sad part is neither film won; in fact both ended up tanking their respective studios. Bluth has yet to produce a new movie since, and Disney almost decided to completely abandon theatrical traditional animation besides Disneytoon Studios until 2009's [[Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog The Princess and the Frog]].

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** The sad part is neither film won; in fact both ended up tanking their respective studios. Bluth has yet to produce a new movie since, and Disney almost decided to completely abandon theatrical traditional animation besides Disneytoon Studios until 2009's [[Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog The Princess and the Frog]].''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog''.


** Fatherless boy tries to solve his [[DisappearedDad daddy issues]] by going on a space voyage in search of a long-lost treasure, hidden on a BigDumbObject, with a [[IncrediblyLamePun less-than-stellar]] crew of galactic PettingZooPeople, one of whom is a ParentalSubstitute, [[spoiler:but proves to be TheMole,]] using a [[ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacGuffin starmap]] [[YouWillKnowWhatToDo only he]] [[LivingMacGuffin can read]]. The villain [[spoiler:redeems himself in a TakeMyHand moment]] while trying to activate/deactivate the {{forgotten| phlebotinum}} DoomsdayDevice. Both films were deliberately marketed to single-parent Gen-X kids, with an uplifting {{Grunge}} soundtrack. One is about {{Pirates}} in a SteamPunk-ish/CyberPunk-ish AlternateUniverse, based on a [[Literature/TreasureIsland classic novel]]. The other is about SpacePirates AfterTheEnd, inspired by ''Franchise/StarWars'' and ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|1978}}''. Both films got an EarthShatteringKaboom.

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** Fatherless boy tries to solve his [[DisappearedDad daddy issues]] by going on a space voyage in search of a long-lost treasure, hidden on a BigDumbObject, with a [[IncrediblyLamePun less-than-stellar]] crew of galactic PettingZooPeople, {{Beast M|an}}en, one of whom is a ParentalSubstitute, [[spoiler:but proves to be TheMole,]] using a [[ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacGuffin starmap]] [[YouWillKnowWhatToDo only he]] [[LivingMacGuffin can read]]. The villain [[spoiler:redeems himself in a TakeMyHand moment]] while trying to activate/deactivate the {{forgotten| phlebotinum}} DoomsdayDevice. Both films were deliberately marketed to single-parent Gen-X kids, with an uplifting {{Grunge}} soundtrack. One is about {{Pirates}} in a SteamPunk-ish/CyberPunk-ish AlternateUniverse, based on a [[Literature/TreasureIsland classic novel]]. The other is about SpacePirates AfterTheEnd, inspired by ''Franchise/StarWars'' and ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|1978}}''. Both films got an EarthShatteringKaboom.


* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: This was Creator/DonBluth's only film with a soundtrack filled with contemporary pop music, which, until then, he's opposed out of fear that it'd [[UnintentionalPeriodPiece date the movie]]. He wasn't wrong, as the soundtrack definitively pins the movie in the year 2000, although the orchestral score (around an hour of it) by Graeme Revell was released in 2014.

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: This was Creator/DonBluth's only film with a soundtrack filled with contemporary pop rock music, which, until then, he's opposed out of fear that it'd [[UnintentionalPeriodPiece date the movie]]. He wasn't wrong, as the soundtrack definitively pins the movie in the year 2000, although the orchestral score (around an hour of it) by Graeme Revell was released in 2014.


** Bill Mechanic, who was responsible for giving Fox an animation unit in the first place, was fired as head of the studio after the film flopped at the box office. Rumors persist that Mechanic's firing by Fox head UsefulNotes/RupertMurdoch was actually because he greenlit ''Film/FightClub'', and ''Titan A.E.'' was a last-straw excuse. Unfortunately, Mechanic's successor would be Fox Searchlight head Tom Rothman, who would go on to be considered the epitome of ExecutiveMeddling in Hollywood and would [[DorkAge damage Fox's reputation with filmmakers and the public for more than a decade]] (he would take this reputation with him to Sony after departing Fox), indirectly playing a role in the studio's subsequent sale to Creator/{{Disney}}.

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** Bill Mechanic, who was responsible for giving Fox an animation unit in the first place, was fired as head of the studio after the film flopped at the box office. Rumors persist that Mechanic's firing by Fox head UsefulNotes/RupertMurdoch was actually because he greenlit ''Film/FightClub'', and ''Titan A.E.'' was a last-straw excuse. Unfortunately, Mechanic's successor would be Fox Searchlight head Tom Rothman, who would go on to be considered the epitome of ExecutiveMeddling in Hollywood and would [[DorkAge damage Fox's reputation with filmmakers and the public for more than a decade]] (he would take this reputation management style with him to Sony after departing Fox), indirectly playing a role in the studio's subsequent sale to Creator/{{Disney}}.


** Bill Mechanic, who was responsible for giving Fox an animation unit in the first place, was fired as head of the studio after the film flopped at the box office. Rumors persist that Mechanic's firing by Fox head UsefulNotes/RupertMurdoch was actually because he greenlit ''Film/FightClub'', and ''Titan A.E.'' was a last-straw excuse.

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** Bill Mechanic, who was responsible for giving Fox an animation unit in the first place, was fired as head of the studio after the film flopped at the box office. Rumors persist that Mechanic's firing by Fox head UsefulNotes/RupertMurdoch was actually because he greenlit ''Film/FightClub'', and ''Titan A.E.'' was a last-straw excuse. Unfortunately, Mechanic's successor would be Fox Searchlight head Tom Rothman, who would go on to be considered the epitome of ExecutiveMeddling in Hollywood and would [[DorkAge damage Fox's reputation with filmmakers and the public for more than a decade]] (he would take this reputation with him to Sony after departing Fox), indirectly playing a role in the studio's subsequent sale to Creator/{{Disney}}.


** It was also one of a series of flops in the early 2000s (others being Disney's ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'' and ''Disney/TreasurePlanet'' and Columbia Pictures's ''Anime/FinalFantasyTheSpiritsWithin'') that temporarily put the idea of animated movies aimed at teens and adults (other than [[AllAdultAnimationIsSouthPark raunchy comedies]]) on ice. It wasn't until the success of ''WesternAnimation/IsleOfDogs'' in 2018 that such movies became successful again.

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** It was also one of a series of flops in the early 2000s (others being Disney's ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'' and ''Disney/TreasurePlanet'' and Columbia Pictures's ''Anime/FinalFantasyTheSpiritsWithin'') that temporarily put the idea of animated movies aimed at teens and adults (other than [[AllAdultAnimationIsSouthPark raunchy comedies]]) on ice. It wasn't until the success of ''WesternAnimation/IsleOfDogs'' and ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManIntoTheSpiderVerse'' in 2018 that such movies became successful again.


** Bill Mechanic, who was responsible for giving Fox an animation unit in the first place, was fired as head of the studio after the film flopped at the box office. Rumors persist that Mechanic's firing by Fox head Creator/RupertMurdoch was actually because he greenlit ''Film/FightClub'', and ''Titan A.E.'' was a last-straw excuse.

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** Bill Mechanic, who was responsible for giving Fox an animation unit in the first place, was fired as head of the studio after the film flopped at the box office. Rumors persist that Mechanic's firing by Fox head Creator/RupertMurdoch UsefulNotes/RupertMurdoch was actually because he greenlit ''Film/FightClub'', and ''Titan A.E.'' was a last-straw excuse.


** Bill Mechanic, who was responsible for giving Fox an animation unit in the first place, was fired as head of the studio after the film flopped at the box office.

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** Bill Mechanic, who was responsible for giving Fox an animation unit in the first place, was fired as head of the studio after the film flopped at the box office. Rumors persist that Mechanic's firing by Fox head Creator/RupertMurdoch was actually because he greenlit ''Film/FightClub'', and ''Titan A.E.'' was a last-straw excuse.


** It was also one of a series of flops in the early 2000s (others being Disney's ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'' and ''Disney/TreasurePlanet'' and Columbia Pictures's ''Film/FinalFantasyTheSpiritsWithin'') that temporarily put the idea of animated movies aimed at teens and adults (other than [[AllAdultAnimationIsSouthPark raunchy comedies]]) on ice. It wasn't until the success of ''WesternAnimation/IsleOfDogs'' in 2018 that such movies became successful again.

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** It was also one of a series of flops in the early 2000s (others being Disney's ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'' and ''Disney/TreasurePlanet'' and Columbia Pictures's ''Film/FinalFantasyTheSpiritsWithin'') ''Anime/FinalFantasyTheSpiritsWithin'') that temporarily put the idea of animated movies aimed at teens and adults (other than [[AllAdultAnimationIsSouthPark raunchy comedies]]) on ice. It wasn't until the success of ''WesternAnimation/IsleOfDogs'' in 2018 that such movies became successful again.


* CastingGag: This isn't the first time Creator/BillPullman [[Film/IndependenceDay has battled aliens]], or [[Film/{{Spaceballs}} been a starship captain]].


* CreatorKiller: Not only did its failure shut down Fox's brand-new animation studio, but also proved to be the final straw for Creator/DonBluth, who retired from film-making after years of disappointment from Hollywood to focus on stage productions in his Scottsdale, Arizona-based home.

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Not only did its failure shut down Fox's brand-new animation studio, but also proved to be the final straw for Creator/DonBluth, who retired from film-making after years of disappointment from Hollywood to focus on stage productions in his Scottsdale, Arizona-based home.home.
** Bill Mechanic, who was responsible for giving Fox an animation unit in the first place, was fired as head of the studio after the film flopped at the box office.


* CastingGag: This isn't the first time Creator/BillPullman ]]Film/IndependenceDay has battled aliens]], or [[Film/{{Spaceballs}} been a starship captain]].

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* CastingGag: This isn't the first time Creator/BillPullman ]]Film/IndependenceDay [[Film/IndependenceDay has battled aliens]], or [[Film/{{Spaceballs}} been a starship captain]].

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* CastingGag: This isn't the first time Creator/BillPullman ]]Film/IndependenceDay has battled aliens]], or [[Film/{{Spaceballs}} been a starship captain]].


* CelebrityVoiceActor: In the Japanese dub, Akima is played by film and stage actress Mariko Akama and Korso is voiced by veteran film actor Akio Kaneda.

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** The Latin American Spanish dub features film and television actor Kuno Becker voicing Cale.
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In the Japanese dub, Akima is played by film and stage actress Mariko Akama and Korso is voiced by veteran film actor Akio Kaneda.

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