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Treasure Planet


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Imaginative new animated spin on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic pirate yarn is set in outer space as swashbuckling young Jack Hawkins traverses the galaxy searching for the fabled secret hiding place of a storied treasure trove. Directors John Musker and Ron Clements combine cutting-edge digital effects and traditional animation with captivating visuals, an engaging story and memorable characters to underline valuing personal relations and selfless virtue over material gain. Some mildly scary scenes. A-II -- adults and adolescents. (PG) 2002

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