The Road To El Dorado (U)

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Review byMatthew Turner18/10/2000

Another animated effort from Dreamworks and this time they’re tracking down Eldorado the mysterious city of gold.

With songs composed by Tim Rice and Elton John and executive production undertaken by Lion King supreme Jeffrey Katzenberg I was ready for a bit of déjà vu.

However, while bearing some resemblance to it’s feline predecessor (cute animals, love, danger and lots of singing) it would be unfair to pass of The road To El Dorado as a mere imitator.

I have to admit that I really enjoyed it and having read some poor reviews I was honestly ready for the worst.

But the whole thing bobbled along happily – the two heroes Tulio and Miguel (voiced by Kevin Kline and Kenneth Brannagh respectively) bantered and bonded their way to Eldorado. Love interest Chel (Rosie Perez, who’s voice still does my head in!) was as curvy as a cartoon will allow and the baddies are plain evil.

Good clean fun, that will keep kids (and most adults) absorbed in its shiny cartoon bubble throughout.

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