Atlantis: Milo's Return

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This should actually be called: "Atlantis: The Return of Don Novello." I mean, thank God the guy is still getting work. To be honest, many of the people supplying the voices for the original return here, with the exception of Michael J. Fox. I just happened to notice Novello and was naturally overwhelmed with nostalgia for the first film.

Frankly, I spent an inordinate amount of time trying to guess where they drew this film. Disney Peru? Disney Mexico? I was suspicious that it might be Disney Australia, but then the credits rolled and there were a lot of Alvarezes and Espinozas under the "Animation Checkers" heading (which means that after watching all 80 minutes of this crap six times a day and swearing there are no errors, you get a tortilla and a kick in the ass from a Disney executive). The reason I suspected Disney Australia is that I get periodic messages from them while they're working on dung like "Jungle Book 2" begging for sympathy.

This so-called animated "feature" is nothing more than three episodes of what was probably a failed television effort. Anyway, there's no coherence to the thing at all. Milo, Kida and friends first slay a huge octopus, then they end up in the Southwest where they deal with coyote ghosts, then they go to Iceland and deal with a Norse god.

Insofar as the animation is concerned, it appears that the makers of the original lent the makers of this film some lobby cards, gave them a bunch of popsicle sticks, and told them to glue away. Animation-wise, it's maybe a small step up from "South Park."

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