The story is about two swindlers who get their hands on a map to the fabled city of gold, El Dorado, while pulling off some sort of scam. Their plan goes bad and the rogues end up lost at sea after several misfortunes. Oddly enough, they end up on the shores of El Dorado, and are worshipped by the natives for their foreign appearances.
Paolo Costabel <[email protected]>
User Reviews: The Road to El Dorado (2000), an animated cult film if there ever was one. It’s interesting to compare this flick to Disney’s The Emperor’s New Groove (2000), which came out the same year. Both are traditionally animated. Both are wickedly funny. Both underperformed at the box office. While Emperor has gone on to be one of the most beloved modern Disney films, El Dorado is still only a cult film. That’s a real shame, because it’s a fun ride with snappy dialogue and cool characters.
If I have any complaints, then it’s that the mixing of traditional animation and CG has dated badly. Most of the musical numbers are forgettable and could have been done away with. Luckily, those issues don’t hurt the picture much.