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THE ROAD TO EL DORADO
USA: DreamWorks Distribution
UK: UIP (UK)
Cast (Voices of): Armand Assante, Kenneth Branagh, Kevin Kline, Edward James Olmos, Rosie Perez
Directors: Bibo Bergeron, Will Finn
UK: 90 mins
USA Rated: PG for mild thematic material and language
UK Certificate: U
USA Release Date: 31 March 2000
UK Release Date: 4 August 2000
In the tradition of the classic buddy movies, THE ROAD TO EL DORADO is a comedic tale of friendship and adventure.
Tulio (Kevin Kline) and Miguel (Kenneth Branagh), a pair of two-bit con men, believe they have found their path to fortune and glory when they win a map to El Dorado, the legendary City of Gold. There?s only one problem?they?ve wound up locked in the brig on a ship of the Spanish explorer Cortes. After a daring escape, with the help of a clever war horse named Altivo, they manage to stumble onto El Dorado?only to find their troubles are just beginning.
The High Priest Tzekel-Kan (Armand Assante) proclaims them to be gods, plotting to use their fortuitous arrival to take power from the Chief (Edward James Olmos). To sustain the ruse and get the gold, Tulio and Miguel must enlist the aid of the beautiful native Chel (Rosie Perez), who matches them con-for-con. But time is running out, and even as they fulfill their dreams of gold, their friendship?and the very fate of El Dorado?hang in the balance.
The animated adventure reunites the OscarŽ-winning musical team from THE LION KING: songwriters Elton John and Tim Rice, and composer Hans Zimmer, who collaborated with John Powell on the score. The all-star voice cast includes Academy AwardŽ winner Kevin Kline (A FISH CALLED WANDA), OscarŽ nominee Kenneth Branagh (HENRY V), OscarŽ nominee Rosie Perez (FEARLESS), Emmy winner Armand Assante (GOTTI) and OscarŽ nominee Edward James Olmos (STAND AND DELIVER). The film is directed by Eric "Bibo" Bergeron and Don Paul, with Bonne Radford and Brooke Breton producing from a screenplay by Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio (ALADDIN).