Treasure Planet is a 2002 American animated science fantasy action-adventure film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures on November 27, 2002. The 43rd Disney animated feature film, it is a science fiction adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's 1883 adventure novel Treasure Island and was the first film to be released simultaneously in regular and IMAX theaters.It is at least the second retelling of the story in an outer space setting, following the 1987 Italian miniseries Treasure Island in Outer Space. It employs a novel technique of hand-drawn 2D traditional animation set atop 3D computer animation. With a budget of $140 million, it is currently the most expensive traditionally animated film ever made.
The film was co-written, co-produced and directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, who had pitched the concept for the film at the same time that they pitched another Disney animated feature, The Little Mermaid(1989). Treasure Planet features the voices of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Brian Murray, David Hyde Pierce, Martin Short, Roscoe Lee Browne, Emma Thompson, Michael Wincott, Laurie Metcalf, and Patrick McGoohan (in his final film role). The musical score was composed by James Newton Howard, while a couple of songs were written and performed by John Rzeznik. The film performed poorly at the box office, costing $140 million to create while earning $38 million in the United States and Canada and just shy of $110 million worldwide, but received generally positive reviews from critics and audiences. It was nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 75th Academy Awards. It is the third Disney adaptation of the novel, following Treasure Island (1950) and Muppet Treasure Island (1996). In addition, Treasure Planet is Clement's and Musker's first non-musical film since The Great Mouse Detective (1986).
List of lost or deleted scenes
- Long John Silver saying ”You think a pup like you can take on the likes of me?!”
- Jim Hawkins saying ”Watch me.”
- Scroop eats a purp.
- The crew turns their backs on Jim, possibly failing to keep the lifelines.
- Delbert calling out to Jim, possibly Jim jumps over to get the map after Morph steals it.
- An alternate scene where Jim and Billy Bones meet and Dr. Delbert Doppler and Sarah Hawkins have a conversation about Jim when they were discussing Jim’s future.
- Some of the alternate ending footage were from the work print and the DVD feature.