I'm a fan of most Disney movies, but when previews for Treasure Planet first came out, I raised my eyebrows and decided that this one was a miss.
A friend got me to watch this this past year, and surprisiningly, I loved it.
At its surface, Treasure Planet is about a teenaged boy with a dream to find the famed treasure of a thousand worlds from an infamous pirate, Treasure Planet.
At its heart, Treasure Planet is about a boy who wants to become a man, but has no one to guide him. The guide turns out to be Silver, the cook on the ship with plans to mutiny and steal all the treasure for himself.
Treasure Planet appeals to both boys and girls as a lot of young boys can much more easily relate to a male hero, and the plot itself appeals to both. Boys understand the confusion in the transition from a boy to a man, and girls can appreciate the father son relationship that Jim and Silver form.
I won't spoil the ending, but it was very satisfying. :)
The characters were all very satisfying, especially Jimmy, who I felt had more development and depth as a character than most Disney protagonists.
A wonderful and unappreciated family film, this will delight all ages and both sexes, and is definitely NOT a miss in anyone's movie collection.