The Legend of the Titanic

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The Legend of the Titanic
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Genre: Animated
Directed By: Orlando Corradi
Kim Jun Ok
Written By: Celelia Castaldo
Loris Peota
Starring: Jane Alexander
Francis Pardeilhan
Gregory Snegoff
Sean Patrick Lovett
Anna Mazzotti
Teresa Pascarelli
Distributed By: Mondo TV (Italy)
Adriana Chiesa Enterprises (Worldwide, All Media)
AFM Filmverleih GmbH (Germany, Theatrical)
Laser Paradise(Germany, DVD)
Hemdale Picture Corporation, Inc. (USA)
Release Date: August 20, 1999
Runtime: 84 minutes
Country: Spain
Italy
United States
Language: Spanish
Italian
English
Sequel: In Search of the Titanic


The Legend of the Titanic (Italian: La leggenda del Titanic) is a 1999 Italian animated film directed by Orlando Corradi and Kim Jun Ok. The film is loosey adaptation of the 1912 RMS Titanic sinking and featured several fantasy elements such as anthropomorphic animals. Much like another Italian animated film about the Titanic, this was heavily criticized, but this film is considered to be the worse. It has also received a 2004 sequel, In Search of the Titanic, which is widely seen as being even worse than both of the films that came before it.

Plot

A grandfather mouse tells his grandchildren the "real" story of the Titanic disaster, including himself, evil sharks, a giant octopus and an evil whaling scheme.

Why It Sucks

  1. While the animation is admittedly better than Titanic: The Legend Goes On, it's still pretty bad. One notable example is that Tentacles is an average-sized octopus when he's underwater, but when he comes to save the Titanic, he's suddenly almost as big as the ship itself.
    • Speaking of which, this film is also incredibly similar to Titanic: The Legend Goes On, to the point where both films have talking mice in them.
  2. Incredibly insensitive to the people who lost their lives on the Titanic. Without saying that much, nobody dies!
    • In reality, over 1,500 people perished as a result of the disaster and only 705 people survived. At least Titanic: The Legend Goes On had the sense to imply that some people actually died!
  3. The characters never. stop. TALKING.
  4. Tentacles the Octopus grabs the Titanic and tries to put it back together, something that obviously didn't even happen in real life.
  5. Tentacles, for some reason, has a dog-like nose, which real octopi do not have.
  6. The movie completely and utterly defies all logic. From the magic moonbeams that allow Elizabeth to talk to dolphins to the villain's henchman being able to talk to an evil gang of sharks (which is never explained, by the way).
  7. Unlike in both real life and James Cameron's film, where there wasn't enough room for everyone on the lifeboats, there's room for everyone now.
    • Also, Tentacles and the whales save Captain Edward Smith, who went down with the ship both in real life and the 1997 film.
  8. Two characters (Camembert and Tentacles) seemingly die during the climax of the film, but are somehow alive in the end, ruining any emotional impact the scenes may have had.
  9. This movie is so annoying and unrealistic that the Nostalgia Critic said "It makes this film (The Legend Goes On) look more realistic!".
  10. Wooden voice acting. One notable example would be when Elizabeth says to her father and says "I have some vital importance for you, daddy!".

The Only Redeeming Quality

  1. While it looks more TV quality than cinema quality and is full of errors, the animation is better than Titanic: The Legend Goes On.

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