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Atlantis: The Lost Empire FAQ
Below are Frequently Asked Questions and Answers about Disney's Atlantis.

Q: When does Atlantis open in U.S. and U.K. theaters?

A: Atlantis: The Lost Empire opens in the U.S. on June 15, 2001. Those in the U.K. will have to wait a bit longer as it isn't scheduled for release there until October 19, 2001!

Q: What is Atlantis rated?

A: Atlantis: The Lost Empire is rated PG by the Motion Picture Association of America for "action violence."

Q: Is this movie OK to take my children to see?

A: The PG rating comes from "action violence." Atlantis doesn't have the language problems that DreamWorks' Shrek had, but Atlantis does contain more animated violence. The only way for you to properly determine if the movie is OK for your children is for you to first view it by yourself.

Q: What is the classification for Atlantis? Is it a comedy, musical,
romance, or drama?

A: Atlantis is mainly an action adventure movie with a touch of drama,
romance, and comedy.

Q: Who did the background score for the movie? Also, are there any songs?

A: The background score for Atlantis was produced by James Newton Howard and Jim Weidman. There is one song (although no characters sing it) called "Where the Dream Takes You." The lyrics were written by Diane Warren and performed by Mya.

Q: How long is Atlantis?

A: Atlantis is 93 minutes in length.

Q: I heard that one of the voice actors in Atlantis died. Is this true?

A: Yes, it is true. Jim Varney, who voices Cookie the cook in Atlantis: The Lost Empire, passed away on February 10, 2000. Because his voice track had been mostly completed, Disney kept his voice in the film, making Atlantis Varney's last official project before his untimely death. Varney is also known for voicing Slinky Dog in Toy Story and Toy Story 2. Varney is best known for his portrayal of Ernest P. Worrell in the popular TV specials and movies, like "Ernest Goes to Camp."

Q: What is The Shepherd's Journal?

A: For Disney's Atlantis, The Shepherd's Journal is the journal of a man named Aziz, who was believed to have discovered a civilization of Atlantis. His writings, however, were written in an unfamiliar language that many scolars spent years translating. In Disney's Atlantis, Milo Thatch receives this journal which is the start of his journey to find the legendary lost city. The Shepherd's Journal did *not* really exist and was created as part of the mystery to the animated movie.

Q: Who animated Atlantis? Was it Disney or Pixar?

A: Atlantis: The Lost Empire was animated by the talented team at Walt Disney Feature Animation. Pixar movies are usually computer animated and rated "G". The next Pixar movie is Monsters, Inc. and it comes out this Fall.

Q: Where is the official Atlantis movie site?

A: The official movie site for Atlantis is at

Q: I have another question. Who do I ask?

A: Send your question to with a subject header of "Atlantis Question". Select questions will be answered on this page.



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