Downplays Titan A.E. References
11, 2001 - by digitalmediafx.com) Many critics are comparing
Disney's PG-rated Atlantis: The Lost Empire to
Fox's PG-rated Titan A.E., which bombed at the
box office a year ago. The comparisons state that both
are targetting the same audience (teenage boys), both
are drama's without songs, both have similar plot points,
and both break far away from the typical Disney formula.
so fast, says Atlantis Producer Don Hahn. Hahn
is quoted by the LA Daily News as making the following
statement about comparisons to Titan A.E.:
because Titan A.E. did what it did doesn't mean
you stop believing in these types of stories. My recollection
is that Titan A.E. was marketed tightly to teen-age
boys, especially with the soundtrack, and that is fundamentally
not our goal with this movie. We never thought, 'Let's
put together a bunch of explosions and make a movie for
teen-age boys.' Is there stuff that appeals to that group?
Sure, I hope so. But there's stuff for everybody."
time will tell. Atlantis opens in theaters nationally
this Friday. It will be competing against Paramount's
Tomb Raider and the continued strong performance
from PDI/DreamWorks Shrek.
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