"Atlantis: The Lost Empire" is about a group of explorers that searches and finds the lost city of Atlantis. The explorers from the film are from different races, and there is also a robot with them. There is also supposed to be some creature living in Atlantis. Going against the traditional Disney formula, "Atlantis" is an adventure film without the singing and dancing. It's a cross between "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" and "Atlantis: The Lost Continent."
Disney's first 70mm animated film since 1985's "The Black Cauldron". Other Disney Features that have been in the 70mm format: "Lady and the Tramp" (1955) and "Sleeping Beauty" (1959).
Here is the basic scoop on the story. The main character, Milo Thatch, is a scientist/explorer. He has a map that he believes is the lost city of Atlantis. He gets a crew assembled, consisting of Captain Rourke (the villain), Dr. Joshua Sweet (a fast talking doctor who is being animated by the great Ron Husband), and a few others. As they are on there search a giant squid attacks the boat and mysteriously takes it to Atlantis. There things are absolutely beautiful, perfect.Well, much like "Tarzan", the Commander Rourke is corrupt and not right in the head, and wants to take advantage of everybody for his own self goals. I won't reveal the ending because I don't know it, but of what I saw, the production is gonna be one for the books!!! The lead character of Milo will be voiced by Michael J. Fox. A 60% completed work-in-progress version of Atlantis was screened for Disney bigwigs Peter Schnider and Tom Schumacher last April. Both Schneider and Schumacher gave the film a big thumbs up and were so impressed by what the production team had accomplished they approved three more sequences to go into production right away for the movie!!! Also, producer Don Hahn is involved with this movie.
Another plot summary: "Cartographer Milo Thatch has always wanted to follow in his famous grandfather's footsteps as one of the world's greatest explorers. So when he joins a secret expedition to search for the lost civilization of Atlantis. It's no surprise he's in for an adventure. He just doesn't know that it will take him to the bottom of the sea and beyond! On the journey, Milo must use his knowledge of maps and his expertise in ancient languages to the mysterious Shepherd's Journal and lead the team to the hidden city. But when the crew reaches Atlantis, all is not as it seems. Now, with the help of Kida, the beautiful princess of Atlantis, and armed with her family's secret, Milo must battle man and nature to save her civilization before it is truly lost forever."