Jim is something of a rebel, but it’s mostly his Dad’s fault for leaving him and his mother at such a young age. Jim is constantly in trouble with the law, and his mother doesn’t know what to do with her nearly- adult son. But when Jim gets a map from a deranged sea captain, Jim hopes to redeem himself and bring back the gold of Treasure Planet. A canine friend named Doppler tag along, as the two sail on a ship with a questionable crew, a cyborg cook named Mr. Silver, the captain named Amelia, and a host of others.


“Treasure Planet” is a hard film to pinpoint. Much has been made out of the fact that Musker and Clements had been trying to make the film since 1985. The film is best remembered as being the biggest Disney bomb to date. However, I don’t totally feel that the scorn is deserved. While it was a hodgepodge of ideas that semi-worked, there was a lot of material that was dead on arrival for a variety of reasons.

However, the Disney team’s update deserves recognition, not just for the well infused science fiction elements but for the well-paced humor they injected into it. David Hyde-Pierce’s delivery, and his character, really steal the show. He does not have the annoyingly obnoxious and overbearing presence of Robin Williams’s genie. Of all the characters, his has gotten the most attention from the animators. Just watch him throughout the film, his mannerisms and expressions are part of the reason why I believe that the film was an edit or two from being perfect.

The Blu-Ray comes with a DVD copy, a commentary, deleted scenes, Laurie Metcalf hosted introductions and featurettes. The A/V Quality is pretty strong for a less-than-brand new contemporary Disney  flick. You get an amazing 1080p transfer and DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track. However, don’t expect it to give your  home theater a workout. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase to all Disney fans.


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