It's laced with literate humor, and the directors cite N.C. Wyeth's illustrations for the 1911 Scribner's edition of Treasure Island as the inspiration for their marvelously detailed fantasy world. full review
I think kids will find it really entertaining, and parents will find it amusing enough. full review
There's enough meaty plot and character left beneath the fancy effects to make watching the film a satisfying experience. full review
It just may inspire a few younger moviegoers to read Stevenson's book, which is a treasure in and of itself. full review
One of the most gorgeous Disney films ever.
Enjoy the spectacle.
It's all quite vividly imagined, down to the tiniest details.
Despite more betrayal and loyalty than a Chris Carabba box set, there's no real good or evil here. full review
'Treasure Plane' starts with the clever idea of transforming the story into an old-fashioned space opera, and the animated visuals are handily up to the studio's best. Yet the film's total appeal may be undercut by a script that rarely feels inspired. full review
Treasure Planet doesn't have the charm of Disney's last homegrown release, Lilo & Stitch, or the dazzling artistry of Spirited Away. But it's a capable and diverting holiday season adventure for a family audience. full review
It's a pleasant enough way to mark time, which is exactly what the rest of the Disney crew is doing -- until inspiration, like a beam from the far end of the galaxy, strikes again. full review
When the Disney people go after your holiday dollar, they don't leave anything in the paint box. full review
A perfectly competent and often imaginative film that lacks what little Lilo & Stitch had in spades -- charisma. full review
Sci-fi meets sea-faring fantasy, and the mix isn't half bad.
Has its moments, but it's pretty far from a treasure.
Better than OK, but no Spirited Away.
If Treasure Planet falls short of Lion King's classic status, it still proves there is plenty of room in animation for movies that aren't geared exclusively to 8-year-olds. full review
Moody, involving and endlessly inventive, Treasure Planet lacks only the element of delight, of joyfulness that marks the very best animation has to offer.