Atlantis: The Lost Empire
Disney does animated adventure with this colorful, mostly brisk 1914 search for the legendary missing empire. Think Jules Verne meets Indiana Jones, as an inexperienced explorer leads a motley team to the underwater ruins in search of a mysterious power source. The group finds an Eden-esque biosphere on the verge of collapse, a princess and natives who can no longer read their own ancient language and must rediscover their past in the hope of securing their future. The film features the voices of Michael J. Fox, James Garner, Don “Father Guido Sarducci” Novello, Leonard Nimoy and the late Jim Varney and is directed by Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise (Beauty and the Beast).