We celebrate a major milestone this week for the 21st anniversary of a truly unique animated movie. Disney’s AtlantisThe Lost Empire first came out on June 3rd, 2001. The adventure movie is one every Disney fan should watch!

Atlantis: The Lost Empire

An inexperienced young adventurer becomes the key to unraveling an ancient mystery when he joins up with a group of daredevil explorers to find the legendary lost empire of Atlantis. A naïve-but-determined museum cartographer Milo Thatch (Michael J. Fox), dreams of completing the quest begun by his late grandfather, a famous explorer. When a journal surfaces, an eccentric billionaire funds an expedition, and the action shifts to high gear.

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As Disney’s first animated sci-fi movie, it was notable for its story, design, and the talent that went into making it. 

For instance, the art design has often been praised as the most inventive parts of the movie. As one of the few Disney animated films to be shot in widescreen, it allowed the animators to depict more detail and action in a scene.

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Now is a great time to watch this underrated Disney movie! It’s currently available on the Disney+ streaming service.

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