This week I want to talk about one of the less popular Disney movies.
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Atlantis: The Lost Empire is the 41st movie in the Disney Animad Canon, released on the later half of 2001.
It is the story of several characters.
On the one hand, it is the story of the royal family of Atlantis, the King Nedakh and his daughter Kidagakash 'Kida' Nedakh; how their city disappeared and their lives after the night and day of misfortune.
On the other, it is the story of a young cartographer and linguist Milo Thatch, a driven yet down on his luck young man that discovered that a journal exists that tells of the way to reach the lost city.
|Together, they |
I make a point to mention this because Atlantis is one of the best examples of representation in Disney animation, having a truly polyethnic and multinational team be the focus of the story, and while the movie is about a single character, they are all given backgrounds, importance and stories of their own that do not detract from the main plot but enrich it in a way that is seldom seen.
|French, Italian, Latina, African American...|
Add that to the unique character designs, where there is a subtle yet well done difference between Atlanteans and non-Atlanteans, where the latter are designed to be more angular while the former have slightly more curved designs to them.
|One of many vehicles. Truly a piece of art.|
|Had to include one of the beautiful cityscapes!|
Now, heads up. I may not be able to write next week's Of Stories and Dreams, I am going on a trip for a week! I will, however, try to write one in advance. If you see one up on Friday (I REALLY need to get back to updating on this blog's original update day), then I managed. Otherwise, you can expect two entries two weeks from now!
Thank you for your time, and I hope you have a fantastic week!
Keep on dreaming!