June 15, 2001
Genre(s): Adventure, Science Fiction, Family, Animation
This animated film tells the story of Milo Thatch, a linguist who works at the Smithsonian and is know for his research on the lost island of Atlantis. He finds an ancient manuscript that he believes to be “The Shepherd’s Journal” containing directions to Atlantis. Turned down by the museum board when he proposes to search for the city, the disheartened Milo returns home, where he finds a mysterious woman waiting for him. She introduces him to an eccentric benefactor that funds the journey. The expedition proves to be a grand adventure. They find the ruins Atlantis and meet Kida, a native who helps Milo uncover the nature of the Heart of Atlantis, supplied with power through crystals. Together, they end up fighting for the city to save it from evil-intending members of the expedition crew.