The Road to El Dorado


Two con men find themselves with a map to the mythical City of Gold, El Dorado. When they find it, the locals assume they're gods and they do nothing to discourage the belief as they try to figure out how to loot the city and get out alive.

EJO's Role

Edward James Olmos voices Chief Tannabok, leader of El Dorado.

The Numbers

The Road to El Dorado was released on March 31, 2000.

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  • 2001 Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films: Nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Music
  • 2000 Annie Awards: Nominated for eight awards: Outstanding Achievement in an Animated Theatrical Feature, Outstanding Individual Achievement for Character Animation (x2), Outstanding Individual Achievement for Effects Animation, Outstanding Individual Achievement for Music in an Animated Feature Production (Hans Zimmer, John Powell, Elton John, Tim Rice), Outstanding Individual Achievement for Production Design in an Animated Feature Production, Outstanding Individual Achievement for Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production, Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Male Performer in an Animated Feature Production (Armand Assante)
  • 2001 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards: Won Best Score (Hans Zimmer, also for Gladiator and Mission: Impossible II)
  • 2001 Kids' Choice Awards: Nominated for Blimp Award for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie (Kevin Kline)
  • 2001 Motion Picture Sound Editors: Nominated for the Golden Reel Award for Best Sound Editing (Animated Feature) and Best Sound Editing (Music, Animation)


My Take

Great music, great theme song by the talented Elton John and Tim Rice, amazing actors voicing the characters ... what more is there to say about The Road to El Dorado? Oh yeah, it's fun!

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