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    James "Jim" Pleiades Hawkins 
Voiced by: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Austin Majors (as a young boy); David Hallyday, Gwenvin Sommier (as a young boy) (European French Dub)
"That's Treasure Planet!"

A rebellious but talented teenage boy who, after being given a map to the legendary Treasure Planet, sets off in hopes of gaining enough fortune to rebuild his family's inn and garner the support of his single mother.

  • Acquainted with Emergency Services: Implied. He has apparently violated a particular law about hoverboarding often enough that, when the robotic constables who are bringing him home forget what number the law has attached to it, he is able to finish the number from memory.
  • Adaptational Angst Upgrade: In the books, Jim's father died, but he grew up as a pretty well-adjusted teen. However, in the Disney adaptation, Jim's father just walked out on his family, causing Jim to have some serious issues leading to repeated incidents of delinquency and even failing school.
  • Adaptational Badass: The books have Jim as an ordinary boy who just works at his mother's inn; in this version, he's a Teen Genius, Gadgeteer Genius, and an amazing solar surfer. And he only grows from there.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: In the book, he's a straight-laced kid, but he's changed into a juvenile delinquent in the Disney adaptation. He gets better.
  • Adaptation Name Change: A minor case — the original Jim Hawkins is never stated to have a middle name; this one has the rather unusual "Pleiades", instead.
  • Affectionate Nickname:
    • "Jimbo" by Silver.
    • "Jimmy" by B.E.N.
  • Anti-Hero: He's not a bad kid, but he's surly, breaks traffic laws, and stresses his mother out a lot.
  • Badass Adorable: Even though Jim is a teen, one can't help but fall in love with the expressions he makes.
  • Badass Bookworm: Jim is known to be very intelligent and a quick learner. The primary aspect of his intelligence is his impressive skills in technology and mechanics; for example, he was able to build his own solar surfer all by himself when he was only 8 years old, and he's able to fix up the late Captain Flint's spaceship in just a few minutes when he's 15 years old.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Jim is a nice guy who is fond of children and strays, especially with his companionship with Morph, but he can give a mean Death Glare when he wants and manages to kill Scroop.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: His mother even lampshades it.
  • Brainy Brunette: He has brown hair and is noted several times to be incredibly intelligent.
  • Break the Cutie: Jim gets hit with this hard. He goes from being a genuinely upbeat, cute kid to a brooding teenager because of the way his father abandoned him. There's also the fact that he regularly has trouble with the law, isn't doing very well in school, wants to make his mom proud...
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: He's pretty good at building things and figuring out mechanical stuff, but at the start of the film he only uses that to amuse himself.
  • Byronic Hero: Melancholic, sullen, attractive (the fans seem to think so), sensitive, surprisingly cunning, and cynical. He may be young, but he's a good qualifier for it. Over time some of his more negative personality traits simmer down.
  • The Cabin Boy: Like the original Jim Hawkins. Under the wing of Professor Delbert Doppler, Jim comes aboard the RLS Legacy as a cabin boy. While Jim initially chafes at the idea, the lack of options while shipboard compels him to resign himself to the drudgery. Fortunately, Jim develops a knack for the work. The Dragon Scroop likes to mock Jim with the term "cabin boy."
  • Celibate Hero: He doesn't have any romantic interest during the entire movie.
  • Character Development:
    • At first, Jim is stoic and guarded, but as time goes on, he begins to open up, and at the end of the movie, he becomes a much more open, confident, and happier young man.
    • He starts off as Brilliant, but Lazy teen, but his harrowing adventures make him put his intelligence to better use.
  • Chekhov's Skill: Jim is quite a proficient flier of jet-hovercraft. As it happens, this hobby turns out to be the whole crew's only hope for survival.
  • Childish Tooth Gap: When Jim was a happy, energetic kid he also had a missing front tooth.
  • Child Prodigy: A former one. He built his own solar surfer when he was eight.
  • Cool People Rebel Against Authority: Deconstructed. Jim is cool, and a rebel, but he is emphatically not cool because of being a rebel. Indeed, his bad attitude is the source of most of his problems, including his strained relationship with his mother. His Character Development largely revolves around him learning to direct his energy to do good instead of just blind disobedience.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Jim is a lot smarter and pragmatic than most give him credit for. Over the course of the movie, he learns to curb his impulsive tendencies and think more logically.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Not too extreme, but he has a few snarky comments.
  • Death Glare: He's really good at these, thanks to the way his face and eyes are structured. He gets it from his mom.
    • He gives a really frightening one to B.E.N. Not that anyone could blame him.
    • The ones he gives to Scroop and Silver are pretty sufficiently scary.
    • The entire negotiation between Jim and Silver, when Silver tries to convince him to give over the map and join him in sharing the treasure, basically consists of Jim giving him a several minute long Death Glare while Silver tries (and fails) to soften him up.
  • Embarrassing Middle Name: Pleiades is a star cluster in the constellation Taurus.
  • Emo Teen: Jim is pretty down in the beginning.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Jim's gold earring.
  • Friend to All Children: Shows a fondness towards children in a deleted scene where he briefly befriends a young boy named Ethan.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Implied. From his mother's comment, Jim would always bring home stray pets and beg her to let him keep them.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He's handy with machines.
  • Good-Looking Privates: Well, more like cadet.
  • He Cleans Up Nicely: Not bad looking by anything means, but he really shines wearing his Space Cadet uniform at the end.
  • Heroic BSoD: Two examples:
    • The first is after the supernova incident when Jim is convinced that he was the one who murdered Mr. Arrow, and he barks at Silver about how badly he screwed up. It's one of the more beautiful scenes in the movie and marks a character shift for Jim.
    • The second is when he learns Silver was actually a treacherous pirate all along - he tries his damnedest not to cry (as well as Morph), and then as Silver leaves the room to check out the threshold of Treasure Planet, Jim quietly stumbles around the room with a heartbroken, shocked expression on his face.
  • Hidden Depths: Sure, he's a typical Emo Teen, but he's much smarter and kindhearted than others believe.
  • Important Haircut: He shaves off the ponytail he wore at the beginning, representing his emotional maturity.
  • In-Series Nickname: His full name is James Pleiades Hawkins, but he's called "Jim" by almost everyone.
  • Interspecies Friendship: Morph takes a personal liking to Jim and the feeling is mutual. Silver even tells Morph to stay with Jim to be a reminder of the bond between Silver and Jim.
  • Ironic Name: His middle name, "Pleiades", is sometimes referred to as "seven sisters", which is odd considering he's a boy and an only child.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: In the beginning of the film, he's a stereotypical, alienated teenager, constantly in trouble and "like a stranger" to his mother Sarah. However, he proves to be very brave, selfless, strong-willed, independent, and loyal to his allies. He is also friendly and willing to help strangers, especially if they are injured or lost (ie, helping Billy Bones). And with a lot of Character Development he becomes an official Nice Guy.
  • Kid Hero: A deleted scene reveals Jim is 15.
  • Leitmotif: "I'm Still Here" by John Rzeznik. Although it's only played once during the movie, it is still referred to as his theme on the official soundtrack.
  • Like a Son to Me: Becomes a surrogate son figure to Silver, similar to how Jim sees him as a father figure.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: Justified. Sarah explicitly tells Jim that "I don't want to lose you". Given that her husband left them and Jim is (supposedly) her only relative, it's not surprising she's scared.
  • Morality Pet: To Silver. His growing parental love for Jim brings out the best of him and at the end, he gives up the treasure he may have been looking for his entire life to save Jim.
  • Mr. Fanservice: A rare example that doesn't have him shirtless.
  • Rule of Symbolism: In the DVD's Visual Commentary, the directors said that to emphasize Jim's "Bad Boy" reputation, they added the black jacket and the shadow, or "eye-mask", over his eyes. By the end of the movie, however, he no longer wears the jacket, and the eye-mask is gone, signifying how he no longer feels the need to hide himself away.
  • Sailor's Ponytail: He sports a classic hairstyle worn by sailors and swashbucklers.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man:
    • The sullen, rebellious Manly Man to B.E.N. and Doppler's polite, dorky Sensitive Guys. Although, he's only really a "manly man" in comparison to those two. In general, he's actually quite vulnerable, probably even more so than them.
    • The sweet, peaceful Sensitive Guy to Silver's short-tempered, strict Manly Man.
  • Significant Wardrobe Shift: At the beginning of the movie, Jim wears a black jacket with his clothing, symbolizing his rebellious and distant nature. After being put to work by Silver, Jim gradually stops wearing it, symbolizing that he's beginning to grow up. By the end of the movie, he is a mature and responsible young man who cares about his future, which is shown with him donning a Space Cadet suit at the end.
  • Space Cadet: Becomes one after returning home.
  • The Stoic: Hardly shows any emotion, except the usual teenage angst. He starts to change over time.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: To his mother Sarah — They have similar facial structures, eye color, and eye shape.
  • Techno Wizard: He shows incredible prowess with machines, as demonstrated by converting a broken cannon into an engine in the climax.
  • Teen Genius: And a former Child Prodigy. He's a mechanical genius despite being only 15.
  • Teens Are Short: For a 15-year old, he's pretty short. He seems to have had a growth spurt at the end.
  • ¡Three Amigos!: Jim, Morph, and Ben all fit this trope when they are all on-screen together.
  • Token Human: The only human on an expedition made up of aliens.
  • Took a Level in Badass: From the mopey kid in the beginning to the skilled adventurer he is by the end.
  • Took a Level in Cheerfulness: Jim goes from a sullen, angsty teen to a more optimistic and happier young man.
  • Took a Level in Idealism: Jim laments in the beginning that he has no future. Thanks to Silver's influence, he learns to see that he does have one.
  • Troubled, but Cute: No doubt he has issues, but he is pretty cute.
  • Turn the Other Cheek: Jim is very forgiving, which is shown when he forgives Silver for his antagonistic actions throughout the film and particularly when Silver chooses to save Jim's life instead of Flint's treasure. Jim also allows Silver to sneak away from the RLS Legacy instead of informing Amelia and having Silver arrested, showing that Jim has completely forgiven Silver and accepted him as his friend and father-figure again.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Was a pretty energetic, cute kid before his dad left. As a teen, he became a broody teenager. By the end of the movie he has overcome his tendency to withdraw.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy:
    • Implied. In one of his flashbacks, Jim recalls the time he tried to impress his father with something he made. His father hardly paid any attention. This is made more explicit in the art book which describes him as angry at himself for not being "good enough" for his deadbeat dad.
    • Jim wants to go to Treasure Planet not only to help with the Inn but to make his mother proud. And he does so.
  • When He Smiles: A sure sign of him pulling his defenses down, showing more of the earnest boy he is on the inside.
  • Younger Than He Looks: Jim, at first take, looks a bit older than seventeen despite the shortness.

    John Silver 
Voiced by: Brian Murray; Jacques Frantz (European French Dub)
"Who be a humble cyborg to argue with a captain?"

An ursine alien who's the film's main antagonist... at first. He comes to be a father-figure to Jim during their adventures, in part due to the fact that Jim's father is long gone.

  • Adaptational Heroism: Long John Silver of Treasure Island was very charismatic and managed to make all the heroic characters like him even as they distrusted the rest of the crew, but ultimately he was a murderous pirate who only cared for himself and the treasure. Here, he forms a genuine bond with Jim, as opposed to the empty flattery and lies he feeds him in the book, and ultimately sacrifices what's left of the treasure to save Jim's life.
  • Adaptation Name Change: He's never referred to as anything other than "Silver", and is never confirmed to have the "Long-John" moniker he had in the original novel. Some dubs of the film, however, do use those references. The credits of the movie, however, list him as John Silver.
  • Affably Evil: Never loses his affable nature, even after revealing himself as the villain.
  • Anti-Villain: A villain, yes, but he genuinely cares a lot about Jim.
  • Arm Cannon: Parts of his arm and leg, actually.
  • Artificial Limbs: A robotic arm and a robotic leg.
  • Bears Are Bad News: He is an alien whose species was deliberately designed after bears, that is nonetheless the main antagonist (albeit in an Anti-Villain way).
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Downplayed. Silver gives an inspiring speech to after the blackhole incident that Jim was made for greatness and he should go to it wherever it is. Near the end, Silver tries to persuade Jim to come with him on adventures but Jim, having taken Silver's earlier speech to heart, decides to "find the greatness" he wants. While it leads to a tearful farewell, Silver is nonetheless proud of Jim for his decision.
  • BFG: Parts of Silver's mechanical leg and arm can combine to make what is either a very large gun, or a small cannon, in the span of a few seconds.
  • Big Bad: He apparently burnt down Sarah's Inn and is leading a mutiny that complicates the journey to Treasure Planet. However, he eventually makes a Heel–Face Turn.
  • Big Bad Friend: Although in this case, rather than chastising the hero for getting involved he ends up chastising himself for getting too close to a potential enemy.
  • Big Fun: Until we learn the truth, Silver presents himself as fun as he is huge.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Subverted. While Silver does pretend to be a harmless chef when he's really a ruthless pirate captain, he does prove to have genuine love for Jim and Morph, as well as lines even he wouldn't cross.
  • But Now I Must Go: He parts ways with Jim near the end of the film when he runs away from the ship, since he knows he will be thrown in jail otherwise.
  • The Casanova: Heavily implied with Amelia's line over Silver sweet-talking some of "his spaceport floozies".
  • Cat Folk: His appearance is vaguely cat-like, but not to Captain Amelia's extent. However, the creators said his species were modeled after bears.
  • Composite Character: The attack on the Benbow, orchestrated by Blind Pew in the book, is led by Silver in this movie.
  • Cool Old Guy: He's very jovial and friendly, especially towards Jim.
  • Cyborg: Mechanical right arm, leg, eye, possibly an ear: who knows what else.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Implied given his line after Jim ask how he got his cybernetic body parts.
  • Deuteragonist: A rare example that doubles as the main antagonist. Second to Jim, Silver is the character with the most focus and development throughout the film. And thanks to his relationship with Jim, he pulls a Heel–Face Turn in the climax.
  • Disneyfication: He wasn't anywhere near as nice in the original book.
  • The Dreaded: His 'cover identity' doesn't have this problem, but the other mutineers are terrified of him. A trait carried over from the book, where "Everybody was feared of Flint - but even Flint his own self was feared of me."
  • Electronic Eye: His robotic eye.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: His physical prowess is impressive, even ignoring the obvious enhancements.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: His morals are loose, but there's no doubt that his concern for Jim is genuine. It's especially proven in the climax. He loves his pet Morph too and apparently saved him before the events of the movie.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Before his eventual Heel–Face Turn if you look carefully, you'll notice the look he gave Mr. Scroop shows that he did not approve of his murder of Mr. Arrow at all. It might also partly have been that he certainly did not approve of Scroop letting Jim take the blame.
  • Fat Bastard: Subverted. Silver has a big gut and turns out to be the Big Bad and ruthless as a result, he proves his inner good.
  • Foregone Conclusion: It's an adaptation of Treasure Island, and this is Long John Silver. It's not too hard to figure out that he's secretly the head of the mutiny.
  • Friend or Idol Decision: Jim or treasure? Well... uh... uhhhhh... Jim.
  • Freudian Excuse: Information on the canceled sequel reveals that he became the man he is after screwing up a romance when he was younger, leading to becoming a pirate to deal with his broken heart.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: The creators state that Silver is supposed to be part-human and part-Ursid (an alien bear-like species). Obviously, he doesn't look that alien in contrast to the rest of the cast.
  • Handicapped Badass: Watching him cook with his mechanical arm is fun. And it turns into a cannon! And a welder!
  • Heel–Face Turn: He turns good in the climax when he gives up the treasure to save Jim.
  • Interspecies Friendship: With Morph, a flying blob. Silver found Morph in one of his adventures and they've been close ever since. Until Silver asks Morph to stay with Jim; a reminder of the close bond between Jim and Silver.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's a greedy and ruthless pirate, but he genuinely likes Jim. This ends up saving him, as that heart of gold convinces Jim to let him ride off into the sunset.
  • Karma Houdini: Despite being the main antagonist, Silver avoids any punishment in the end. This actually fits in with the book, where he escaped one night with a bag of silver in a rowboat on the way back to port.
  • Large and in Charge: He's the captain of the pirates and fattest of them all.
  • Last-Name Basis: Though supplementary materials do refer to him as "John Silver", he's only ever referred to by his last name in the actual movie. It's easy to get the impression that he has Only One Name.
  • The Leader: Type Levelheaded. His entire crew is filled with moronic, amoral, bloodthirsty pirates and Silver, by comparison, has the bigger moral compass of them all, and as such, knows how to keep his head cool.
  • Lovable Rogue: A liar, mutineer, bully and thief with an implied past of murder and piracy. Genial, generous and sympathetic to anybody who's had a hard life.
  • Love Redeems: His paternal love for Jim causes him to give up the treasure he's been searching for possibly his entire life just so the boy will live.
  • Minored in Ass-Kicking: Though he is the ship's chef, his leg is a damned howitzer and his arm can blow apart doors with a single shot.
  • Mysterious Past: Jim asks how Silver got the mechanical cyborg limbs of his body, to which Silver replies: "You give up a few things, chasing a dream." The event is never mentioned again, but it's enough to make one wonder... what exactly happened to Silver?
  • Nice Hat: A standard, black pirate hat.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: While at first glance he's an affable, outgoing chef, in reality, he is a cold and ruthless pirate captain. Though by the ending he seems to have softened a little bit.
  • Papa Wolf: He becomes fiercely protective of Jim and essentially gives up everything, including his life's dream for him in the end.
  • Parental Substitute: He is a mentor and father-figure to Jim. One of the more turbulent examples, since they end up on opposite sides, but it all worked out in the most satisfying way possible.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: His cyborg eye changes colors with his moods. When it turns red, which it usually does when he's angry, you're in trouble - because that means his targeting info is coming up...
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red to Jim's Blue, and Blue to Scroop's Red.
  • Red Right Hand: The mechanical part of his body which Bones warns Jim about.
  • Riding into the Sunset: "Jimbo, laddie! When have I ever done otherwise?"
  • Sadistic Choice: Either Long John Silver salvages what's left of the treasure after Treasure Planet transforms into a death-trap and lets Jim die, or he saves Jim and gives up the plunder. He chooses to save Jim.
  • Sand In My Eyes: Claims that he's got "grease" in his eye instead of tears.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The short-tempered, strict Manly Man to Jim's sweet, peaceful Sensitive Guy.
  • So Proud of You: His reaction to Jim saving the crew in the climax.
  • Spit Take: Has one when he's told to look after Jim during the voyage.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: The pirate crew is a bunch of blunt, murderous cutthroats who are more vicious than smart, and Silver seems to be the only one capable of showing restraint and thinking when it counts without being threatened and thinks about more than just treasure. He has to berate them multiple times over their tendency of nearly sabotaging the plan by following violent impulses over doing the sensible thing. Considering this behavior ends up getting many of the pirates killed (such as when two of his crew members end up getting killed trying to take a treasure chest from Treasure Planet), he's got a point.
  • Swiss Army Appendage: His handicapped arm can go from a laser gun to a knife to a sword, and he disguises it as cooking utensils, similar to Morph's shapeshifting ability.
  • Team Chef: The various bits of extra animal parts notwithstanding, Silver is a decent cook.
  • Token Good Teammate: Deconstructed. Of his entire crew, Silver is definitely the most moral and even good-hearted, but because he has to keep them in line, he must also put on an tough act, which is shown when Scroop accuses him of becoming soft on Jim and Silver denies this by using insults towards the lad. And at the end, he's disgusted at what he said.
  • Took a Level in Idealism: When Silver abandoned a skiff full of gold and jewels to rescue young Jim Hawkins. Silver himself said it best: "'Twas just a lifetime obsession, lad. I'll get over it."
  • Ursine Aliens: He looks a bit like a hairless, humanoid bear.

    Delbert Doppler
"All my life I've been waiting for an opportunity like this and here it is screaming: Go Delbert! Go Delbert!"
Voiced by: David Hyde Pierce; Bernard Alane (European French Dub)

Dr. Delbert Doppler is a canine alien and also a well-off astronomer.

  • Adorkable: The "go Delbert!" scene near the beginning. Then, there's his interactions with Captain Amelia.
  • Adventurer Archaeologist: Well, actually he's an astronomer but it still fits.
  • Alliterative Name: Delbert Doppler. It also applies with his title as "Doctor".
  • Amazon Chaser: Well, it is the fierce, brave, and athletic Captain Amelia he falls for.
  • Babies Ever After: The epilogue shows that he and Captain Amelia have three daughters and a son.
  • Badass Bookworm: Uses a weapon to accurately shoot a part of the ship that led to pirates being shot down.
  • Badass Longcoat: Wears a red longcoat and evolves more and more into a certified badass.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Captain Amelia — In the beginning, they fight like cats and dogs, but by the end of the movie, they've developed a fondness for each other and bicker Like an Old Married Couple. Heck, they even have four kids together!
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: Has thick eyebrows.
  • Brainy Brunette: The brown-haired Delbert is a notable and well-off astronomist.
  • Composite Character: Of Dr. Livesy and Squire Trelawny from Treasure Island. He keeps Livesy's academic smarts but gains Trelawny's naiveté in other areas.
  • Dogfaces: An alien dog-faced creature not too different from Goofy in design. The creators state that he's designed to be 30% dog and 70% human. Many of his mannerisms are also doglike.
  • Exactly What I Aimed At: During the gunfight against the pirates in the lifeboat bay, Doppler, who has never used a gun in his life, manages to shoot down a heavy fixture on the ceiling, which breaks the support beams on which the pirates are standing, sending them falling to the planet's surface.
    Amelia: ... Did you actually aim for that?
    Doppler: ... You know, actually, I did?
  • Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: An alien dog who wears an 18th-century type of clothing.
  • Geek Physiques: A scrawny, nerdy alien dog.
  • Guile Hero: Shows shades of this as the movie progresses, despite being VERY far out of his comfort zone. Partly by necessity, as he's the least athletic person in the film, but he still pulls off some impressive feats.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: Falls in love with Captain Amelia, despite their mutual initial dislike.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: If Amelia is to be believed, as she bluntly stated that it was he who hired Silver and his gang.
  • I'm a Doctor, Not a Placeholder: Disney has some fun with this one.
    Doctor Doppler: "Dang it, Jim! I'm an astronomer, not a doctor! I mean, I am a Doctor, but I'm not that kind of doctor... I have a doctorate... it's not the same thing. You can't help people with a doctorate. You just sit there and you're useless!"
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: Not so improbable in scope so much as he's an absurdly good shot for someone who has never held a gun until about a minute before he got into an outright firefight. He seems to have a knack.
    Captain Amelia: (incredulous) Did you actually aim for that?
    Doctor Doppler: (genuinely surprised) You know, actually I did!?
  • Interspecies Romance: Actually averted with Captain Amelia. While they're quite different in appearance, the creators state that they're both members of a species where males look like dogs and females look like cats.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: The Feminine Boy (a courteous astronomer with no experience at fighting) to Amelia's Masculine Girl (a hardened battle veteran who usually takes the lead). He also, to his surprise, has "abnormally thin wrists", which help him escape his rope bonds.
  • Megane: Wears glasses and is arguably handsome.
  • Nerd Glasses: His glasses are very circular and make him look quite nerdy.
  • Nice Guy: He is very courteous.
  • Not So Different: Despite their many differences Doppler shares many similarities with Amelia. They are both knowledgeable, determined and remarkably brave when the situation demands it.
  • Official Couple: With Captain Amelia. By the end of the movie they are married with four kids.
  • Older Sidekick: To Jim. Despite being roughly the same age as Jim's mother, Delbert usually follows the 15-year-old's lead during the climax.
  • Omniglot: Speaks Flatula.
  • Opposites Attract: With Captain Amelia. He's a bookish scientist, she's a tough-as-nails Action Girl.
  • Parental Substitute: It's implied that he's acted like this with Jim ever since his father disappeared. The robocops in the beginning lampshade this when they asked him if he was Jim's father.
  • Red Is Heroic: One of the heroes and almost always wears a red longcoat.
  • Science Hero: Delbert uses astronomy in the story and is the Tritagonist.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The polite, dorky Sensitive Guy to Jim's sullen, rebellious Manly Man, at least in comparison.
  • She Is Not My Girlfriend: Doppler reacts this way when BEN thinks he and Amelia are a couple because he's carrying her. Although his expression soon says otherwise.
  • The Smart Guy: He's a skilled doctor in astronomy.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: The Smart Guy who wears Nerd Glasses.
  • Specs of Awesome: Wears round glasses and shows more badassery as the movie goes on.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Of his and Amelia's four children, their only son resembles Delbert the most.
  • Strong Girl, Smart Guy: With Captain Amelia. He's an awkward astronomer, frustrated with how little his intellect can actually help people. She's a hardened war veteran with the scars to prove it.
  • Took a Level in Badass: The nebbish, easily frightened Delbert grows more assertive in personality and in skills throughout the movie.

    Captain Amelia
"You can keep that kind of flim-flammery for your spaceport floozies."
Played by: Emma Thompson; Michèle Laroque (European French Dub)

The female lead, Captain Amelia is the experienced captain of the R.L.S. Legacy, the ship Doctor Delbert Doppler hires to journey to Treasure Planet.

  • Action Girl: Especially in the first half of the movie: an injury in their escape from the Legacy leaves her as a badass in distress.
  • Animal Eyes: She has cat-like eyes with slitted pupils that become round when she's excited.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: See Captain Amelia's badass section and you'll know why.
  • Babies Ever After: The epilogue shows that she and Dr. Doppler have three daughters and a son.
  • Badass in Charge: The Captain (and Admiral in the Video Game sequel) especially during the incident at the Permusa black hole. She manages to successfully strong-arm the ship back under control when the helmsman (a big, strong octopus/snail man) was nearly thrown from the steering wheel!
  • Badass Longcoat: A badass woman who always wears a badass longcoat.
  • Beauty Mark: Has one on the left side of her face, under her nose.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Delbert Doppler — In the beginning, they fight like cats and dogs, but by the end of the movie, they've developed a fondness for each other and bicker Like an Old Married Couple. Heck, they even have four kids together!
  • Benevolent Boss: To Mr. Arrow mostly, who enjoys her company greatly.
  • Big Good: While there aren't too many people for her to be in charge of (as most of them are part of the mutiny), she is still the captain and one of the good guys. Her injury requires Jim to take up the hero role.
  • Blue Is Heroic: Captain Amelia wears a blue longcoat and is the established Big Good.
  • British Stuffiness: She has a heavy British accent and was quite dismissive of Delbert and Jim at the start.
  • The Captain: Of the RLS Legacy, obviously.
  • Cats Are Mean: Downplayed. She's a Tsundere, but is one of the good guys.
  • Cat Folk: At the very least, she has the ears and clawlike fingernails, but her facial features and movements also have a subtle feline-like aspect to them.
  • Combat Stilettos: Her thigh-high boots have stiletto heels. Not very practical for shipboard - if you're a human.
  • Consummate Professional: Has served on the RLS Legacy for most of her life.
  • Cultured Badass: Enjoys a Spot of Tea and kicks ass.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Captain Amelia doesn't hesitate to make a sharp quip at anyone, especially Dr. Dobbler.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Towards both Delbert and Jim. She is initially dismissive of them but comes to respect both by the end, even starting a relationship with the former.
  • Fiery Redhead: Zigzagged. Captain Amelia has red hair to match her cutting sarcasm, force of will, and proud nature. However, despite all that, she knows when to keep a level head and can be somewhat reserved to those not in her inner circle.
  • Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: A humanoid cat alien who wears 18th-century clothing.
  • Gender Flip: Amelia is Captain Smollett, but female.
  • Gentleman Snarker: A female version. She can sound both elegant even with her cutting sarcasm.
  • Give Geeks a Chance: To Delbert. He's a bespectacled doctor in astronomy and not quite fitted for adventure. He and the Captain develop a Belligerent Sexual Tension until they're stranded together and begin to warm up.
  • Handicapped Badass: Even when put out of action because of a wound, she still keeps her take-charge attitude and even directs Doppler how to steer the ship.
  • Heart Broken Badass: A very subtle example. When Scroop shows her Mr. Arrow's hat and informs her that his lifeline "wasn't secured", she looks very sad about losing not just an officer, but a friend. Although very brief, she gives a speech to mourn over his tragic death.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: A platonic example with Mr. Arrow. While she's slender and sleek, Arrow is tall and broad.
  • I Can Still Fight!: After being injured escaping her ship. Doppler rightfully disagrees.
  • Interspecies Romance: With Doppler. They're basically an anthropomorphic dog and cat and that doesn't keep them from falling in love over the course of the movie.
  • Jerkass Has a Point:
    • It’s not a particularly wise idea to freely talk about a treasure map, especially in front of people you don’t really know or trust. And though her Jerkass-ness is very much downplayed, she ended up being right about the crew anyway.
    • Her cold attitude towards Silver when they reunite in the climax is understandable as he did lead a pirate mutiny against her, Jim, and Delbert.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Or possibly Hidden Depths. At the start of the journey she feels Surrounded by Idiots, and as a result, is cold and demanding. However, once trouble looms, she proves brave, selfless and gracious.
  • Lady of War: Always ready for a fight, but enjoys a Spot of Tea.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: The Masculine Girl (a hardened battle veteran who usually takes the lead) to Delbert's Feminine Boy (a courteous astronomer with no experience at fighting).
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: She, a rather slim young woman, was able to hold onto the same wheel that a much bigger alien with multiple arms couldn't.
  • Nice Hat: The same style as Mr. Arrow, but only seen wearing it once.
  • Not So Different: Despite their many differences Amelia shares many similarities with Doppler. They are both knowledgeable, determined and remarkably brave when the situation demands it.
  • Official Couple: With Doppler. By the end of the movie they are married with four kids.
  • Only One Name: She's only known as "Amelia".
  • Opposites Attract: With Doppler. She's a tough-as-nails Action Girl, he's a bookish scientist. Not to mention they're basically an anthropomorphic cat and dog.
  • Sci-Fi Bob Haircut: She wears a bobcut and lives in a futuristic world with heavy 18th century themes.
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: See image. And here's one more example: "Unorthodox, but ludicrously effective."
  • Sexy Cat Person: She's the most noticeably feminine character in the cast while being a member of the Cat Folk, with much emphasis on her agility and accent. She eventually becomes a love interest for Doctor Doppler and marries him by the end.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: A humanoid cat example. Amelia is a Fiery Redhead with cat-like, green eyes and is one of the main protagonists.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Despite her initial annoyance with Doppler in the beginning, she grows to admire him for his bravery, intelligence, and kindness.
  • Spot of Tea: Frequently ask for one in the story and has a strong, British accent.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Of her and Delbert's four children, all of her daughters take after her physically, especially the one with red hair.
  • Strong Girl, Smart Guy: With Doppler. She's a hardened war veteran with the scars to prove it. He's an awkward astronomer, frustrated with how little his intellect can actually help people.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The adventure-loving Tomboy who is later promoted to Admiral of the RLS Legacy to Sarah's polite Girly Girl who runs an inn.
  • Tsundere: Type A. Acts dismissive of Delbert and Jim, but comes to appreciate both and shows a softer side of herself.
  • Worf Had the Flu: She ends up getting injured in the mutiny, which keeps her out of the final act's action for the most part and forces the other heroes to pick up the slack.

Voiced by: Martin Short; Lorant Deutsch (European French Dub)
Click here for his look after he gets his missing chip back 

B.E.N. (Bio Electronic Navigator) is a robot and sidekick and the secondary tetartagonist.

  • Advertised Extra: Way overhyped for this movie, probably to its detriment.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Mostly because a lot of his memory is missing.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: He was once a part of Captain Flint's crew before said captain ripped his memory chip out.
  • Eye Colour Change: His eye screens remain green throughout most of the movie but turn blue once he regains his memory chip.
  • Happily Adopted: At the end of the film, B.E.N. goes to live and work at Sarah's restaurant. The character that inspired B.E.N., Ben Gunn, also came to live happily with the Hawkins family after he lost his share to women and drink, and fully reformed.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: His first scene shows him desperately trying to go on Jim's journey mostly out of loneliness.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: His eye screens are blue and he's a sweet Nice Guy.
  • In-Series Nickname: B.E.N. stands for Bio-Electronic-Navigator.
  • Keet: An excitable, nervous Funny Robot.
  • Mad Oracle: He seems to have lost his mind. Which makes sense because Flint has it.
  • Motor Mouth: He annoys Jim since he never shuts up.
  • Nervous Wreck: Justified as he is missing a part of his memory.
  • Nice Guy: B.E.N. was probably the nicest, selfless, helpful mate of Captain Flint's crew.
  • No Indoor Voice: B.E.N. has a loud voice when he speaks, which causes trouble for Jim and his crew quite a few times.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: He's the only character in the film who is entirely animated with CGI, not that you'd notice.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: To Jim. Understandable as he hasn't had outside contact in over a century. (A CGI character and a traditionally-animated character were rather difficult to get to 'touch', leading the animators to bemoan the technical challenges: "Why did we have to make him a hugger?!")
  • No Social Skills: Has trouble with being quiet, maintaining personal space and discerning friend from foe. He also forgets that carbon-based lifeforms don't drink motor oil.
  • Odd Name Out: B.E.N. is the only character in the film whose name is actually an acronym.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: The main comic relief and came quite handy in the climax.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The polite, dorky Sensitive Guy to Jim's sullen, rebellious Manly Man, although Jim isn't much more macho than he is.
  • Shipper on Deck: He mistakenly asks how long Dr. Doppler and Captain Amelia have been a couple.
  • Significant Wardrobe Shift: At his introduction, B.E.N. had green eye screens and he was quite rusty. When he finally regains his memory chip and is Happily Adopted by Sarah, his eyes are blue and the rust is visibly gone.
  • Smart Ball: When he finally gets his memory circuits back and remembers that Flint rigged Treasure Planet to explode should anyone try to steal from it.

Voiced by: Dane A. Davis

Morph is a pink blob of space goo that has the ability to morph into anything he wants. At some point prior to the film, Silver found him and took him as a pet.



Voiced by: Michael Wincott; Pascal Renwick (European French Dub)
"Cabin boys should learn to mind their own business."

Scroop is the secondary antagonist of the movie. He is an insectoid creature who attempts to stage a mutiny on the ship.

  • Ax-Crazy: Scroop's described as a "spider psycho." The fact that he attempts to kill almost everyone he comes across (and succeeds with Mr. Arrow) shows that.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Although he is also part of Silver's mutiny, he's eviler and seems to be a completely different kind of threat. But he never makes it to the treasure as he stays behind on the ship when they reach Treasure Planet and ultimately dies well before the climax.
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: He's effectively a giant walking spider/crab/scorpion.
  • The Bully: He's like this towards Jim.
  • Butt-Monkey: The only levity in Scroop's character is how easily Silver is able to toss him around like a ragdoll and humiliate him when he goes against him, complete with a pathetic bulging-eyed expression.
  • Decomposite Character: While he is rather clearly based off of "Israel Hands", a similarly unhinged pirate from the original novel there actually is a different crew member on the ship named "Hands" (though his name is never spoken in the film).
    • Composite Character: He also has elements of George Merry, with his mutinous and hostile behavior, particularly his act against Silver's orders (Merry launches the mutiny prematurely; Scroop murders Mr. Arrow, which in the original novel was Silver's doing).
  • Disc-One Final Boss: He is fought a few scenes before the main climax.
  • Disney Villain Death: Only instead of falling down, he falls up into space when the artificial gravity is turned off.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: The second-in-command of Silver's pirate crew, but definitely more dangerous than his boss.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Scroop introduces himself by attempting to kill Jim after the latter insults his breath.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Jim as both have a serious disregard for authority. The difference is that Jim has a conscience and wants to be a better person. Scroop, on the other hand, is a murderous rogue, who kills Mr. Arrow, simply for telling him off and clearly isn't too keen on taking orders from Silver either.
  • Evil Is Petty: Tries to kill Jim for insulting him and later succeeds at murdering Mr. Arrow for telling him off on this.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Helps from having the very deep, gravelly husky voice of Michael Wincott.
  • Hate Sink: Unlike his boss, he's completely devoid of redeeming qualities.
  • Hellish Pupils: He has red, cross-shaped pupils.
  • Hero Killer: Just one look at him and the audience knows he'll turn out to be a dangerous enemy. Proves this by murdering Mr. Arrow.
  • Karmic Death: Just like Mr. Arrow, he gets sucked into space! Unlike Mr. Arrow, who probably died almost instantly in the black hole, the only way for Scroop to die was to dehydrate very slowly or collide with some deadly space phenomena.
  • Kick the Dog: Harasses Silver about his care for Jim. Silver denies it.
  • Knight of Cerebus: He's not onscreen for very long, but the fact that he murdered Mr. Arrow in cold blood and isn't Played for Laughs at all cements him as a presence worse than Silver.
  • Mix-and-Match Critter: He's an alien that looks like a cross between a spider, scorpion, and a crab.
  • Obviously Evil: Comparing him to Silver, who looks like a rather big lovable cyborg, Scroop is Red and Black and Evil All Over and has the appearance of a massive spider or scorpion.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: Attempts it on Jim. Jim does it back.
    Scroop: Do say hello to Mr. Arrow.
    Jim: Tell him yourself!
  • Psycho for Hire: He's so sadistic he disgusts Silver.
  • Psychotic Smirk: When no one else is looking, Scroop gives this to Silver to make it clear who caused Mr. Arrow's death.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Scroop is an alien bug hybrid whose skin color is a combination of red and black. To prove his evilness, see his Hero Killer, Kick the Dog, and Psycho for Hire sections.
  • The Sociopath: Jim barely does anything and Scroop decides to get in his face.
  • Sssssnake Talk: His voice is a raspy hiss.
  • The Starscream: He probably would be this to Silver, except he never gets through with it before he dies. He never succeeds in doing anything Silver wouldn't want him to do other than kill Mr. Arrow, and it's not like that did anything to his plans.
  • Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: Scroop is definitely the darkest character in the movie, with a threatening appearance and voice to boot. He heartlessly kills Mr. Arrow and is never played for laughs.

    Captain Nathaniel Flint
Voiced by: Corey Burton

Captain Nathaniel Flint was a fearsome and very successful space pirate who amassed and hid a great deal of wealth, and is long dead by the time the movie starts. Captain Flint was remembered by history as one of the most feared space pirates of all time.

  • The Dreaded: He was the most feared pirate of his age.
  • Evil Laugh: During the flashback that plays out while younger Jim is reading about Flint's legend, in the beginning, Flint laughs with greedy eyes as he grasps yet more loot.
  • Extra Eyes: He has six eyes that have slit and red pupils.
  • Fangs Are Evil: He has two long canine teeth to accentuate his already vile appearance.
  • Femme Fatalons: He has long and jagged fingernails.
  • Gold Tooth: One of the teeth between Flint's big canines is golden. It's still present in his skeleton.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Of a sort. He was a fearsome pirate, and it's his treasure (and the lengths he went to in order to keep it) that drives the plot. After Scroop dies and Silver reforms, Flint is the closest thing the movie has to a main antagonist due to the reveal that he set the planet to explode when the treasure is found.
  • Greed: Flint is so greedy that he never spent his pirate loot, aside from the cost of rigging his lair to destroy whoever tried to take said loot.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: According to B.E.N., but from what can be gleamed from his only scene when he was alive, it won't be too difficult to imagine.
  • Mood-Swinger: Again, according to B.E.N. And again, for a man/reptile as notorious and greedy as him, it's not hard to think of him as such.
  • Nice Hat: A large, black pirate hat.
  • No MacGuffin, No Winner: Apparently, he had this attitude toward his treasure. Rather than allow anyone else to get their hands on it (even with Flint himself long dead), he rigged the entire planet to explode if anyone entered the treasure chamber.
  • Posthumous Character: By the time of the story, he's long-dead. Finding his skeleton in the treasure chamber proves this beyond any doubt.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: His clothing is shown to include black and red colors. His skeleton still has those same clothes on, albeit worn out.
  • Reptiles Are Abhorrent: Whatever race he is, it seems fairly saurian.



    Sarah Hawkins
Voiced by: Laurie Metcalf; Ninou Fratellini (European French Dub)

Sarah Hawkins is the single mother of Jim and the owner of the Benbow Inn. She is struggling to keep the Inn afloat, and her son constantly breaking the laws doesn't help matters either.

  • Break the Cutie: A rare adult version, but let's look at what she had to go through: Her troubles with raising Jim, the Inn burning down to the ground, and a flashback shows her weeping when Jim's father leaving his family. Seeing this woman so broken is heartwrenching. She got better though.
  • Broken Bird: A flashback of Jim's showed his mother just breaking down in tears after his father left them. Combine that scene with what happened in the beginning and you'll know she qualifies.
  • Death Glare: Where Jim gets it from.
  • Friend to All Children: She has a fondness towards children.
  • Mistaken for Romance: She is horrified that the robot guards assume Delbert Doppler is Jim's father, accidentally insulting Delbert quite a bit.
    Sarah: Ew.
  • Mum Looks Like a Sister: She can't be older than 35, and yet she has a teenage son. Subverted in part — she looks more worn and bedraggled after the Timeskip to Jim's teenage years, though the end of the movie brings brighter times that remove at least two causes of her stress.
  • Nice Girl: Sarah is motherly, kind, and hard-working.
  • Parents as People: She tries to do her best for Jim, but is overworked and likely still emotionally hurt by his father abandoning them.
  • Parents in Distress: When her restaurant is burnt to the ground.
  • So Proud of You: When Jim comes home after finding Treasure Planet and becoming a military cadet.
  • Struggling Single Mother: She is not a single mother by choice (her husband just straight-up left her, for God's sake) and she struggles with her restaurant to get by. Possibly played straight at the end, though.
  • Teen Pregnancy: Implied in the artbook that states she was maybe around 17 when she married Jim's father (who was himself around 19) and they had Jim sooner than they were expecting.
  • Token Human: Much like her son, Sarah is the only human in the film, as well as the only adult human.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The polite Girly Girl who runs an inn to Amelia's adventure-loving Tomboy who is later promoted to Admiral of the RLS Legacy.
  • Took a Level in Cheerfulness: Sarah becomes a lot happier in the ending because not only is the inn rebuilt and is even better, her son is now on the right path.
  • You Are Grounded: After Jim is arrested for the nth time.

    Mr. Arrow
"I'll not tolerate a cross word about our Captain. There's no finer spacer in this, or any, galaxy."
Voiced by: Roscoe Lee Browne; Igor de Savitch (European French Dub)

Mr. Arrow is Captain Amelia's right hand man.

  • Adaptational Badass: The original Mr. Arrow was The Alcoholic and pretty useless. This guy's literally made of stone.
  • Badass Longcoat: A badass and wears a longcoat.
  • Bald of Awesome: He doesn't even have a speck of hair because he is made of stone.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Getting sucked into a black hole cannot be pleasant.
  • Heroic Build: Has a rock hard build and is a hero.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: A platonic example with Captain Amelia. He's very tall and broad compared to the sleek and slender captain.
  • Nice Hat: A very stylish, 18th century hat.
  • Not So Stoic: Runs the ship with cold efficiency and keeps his cool even in the face of a supernova. That is until Scroop sends him to his doom in a black hole...
  • Number Two: To Amelia, as he is her first mate.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He's every bit as good an officer as Captain Amelia, and will not stand for any petty infractions on his vessel. When not preoccupied with these, he seems a pretty swell guy.
  • Red Is Heroic: One of the heroes until his murder and wears a red coat.
  • Rock Monster: In appearance, at least.
  • Sacrificial Lion: Dropped into the black hole by Scroop.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Amelia, as he follows her every command to the letter and scolds both Jim and Delbert for complaining about her.

Other Characters

    Billy Bones 
Voiced by: Patrick McGoohan; Patrick Messe (European French Dub)
"Beware the cyborg!"

Billy Bones is an aged turtle-like alien. He is a space-pilot and the last member of Captain Flint's crew. He kicks off the plot by landing near the Inn, giving Jim the map, and warning him about Silver.

    Leland Hawkins
Voiced by: N/A

Jim's absent father.

  • Adaptational Jerkass: His book counterpart, from what little he has of description, was a good father compared with this version.
  • All There in the Manual: Information about him is found in extra materials.
  • Disappeared Dad: Deconstructed. Leland's abrupt abandonment of his wife and son caused great emotional turmoil for both: Sarah is overworked and stressed from keeping the inn manageable and raising a troubled son and Jim grew up with major issues.
  • Parental Abandonment: Leland abruptly left his family.
  • Parental Neglect: Before he left his family for good, Leland hardly paid attention to Jim at all.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: A negative and tragic example. Leland's abandonment of his family indirectly leads to Jim bonding with Silver, causing the latter to pull a Heel–Face Turn.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: In Treasure Island, he dies of illness; in this adaptation, he just leaves Planet Montressor and his current whereabouts are unknown.
  • Unnamed Parent: Although his name is not mentioned in the movie, it is shown in the Treasure Planet art book that it is Leland Hawkins.


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