The Legend of the Titanic

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The Legend of the Titanic
Titanic Animated.jpg
Genre: Animated
Running Time: 84 minutes
Country: Italy
Release Date: August 20, 1999
Directed by: Orlando Corradi
Kim J. Ok
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)
Starring: Jane Alexander
Francis Pardeilhan
Gregory Snegoff
Sean Patrick Lovett
Next film: 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.


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, there are some errors in the animation. One notable example is that Tentacles is an average-sized octopus when he is underwater, but when he comes to save the Titanic, he is almost as big as the ship itself.
    1. Speaking of which, this film is also incredibly similar to Titanic: The Legend Goes On, to the point of having talking mice.
  2. Incredibly insensitive to the people who lost their lives on the Titanic. Without saying that much, nobody dies. In reality, 1,517 people perished as a result of the disaster. At least Titanic: The Legend Goes On had the sense to imply that some people actually died.
  3. The characters, never, stop, talking.
  4. The protagonist, Tentacles the Octopus, who grabs the Titanic, which it didn't even happpened in real life, nor in the tragic event of the sinking of the Titanic.
  5. Tentacles, for some reason, has a dog-like muzzle, which real octopi do not have.
  6. The movie just makes no sense. Like the magic moonbeams that allow Elizabeth to talk to dolphins and the villain's henchman being able to talk to an evil gang of sharks (which is never explained by the way).
  7. When Elizabeth tells her father that she doesn't want to marry Maltravers with a negative attitude, he says she has to, but later, when she told him again in a polite attitude, he said she didn't have to.
  8. 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 saves Captain Smith, even though he actually went down with the ship, both in real-life and the 1997 film to begin with.
  9. Two characters (Camembert and Tentacles) seemingly die in the climax of the film, but they are somehow alive in the end, ruining any emotional impact the scenes may have had.
  10. This movie is so annoying and unrealistic that Nostalgia Critic said, "It makes this film (The Legend Goes On) seem more realistic!".
  11. Wooden voice-acting. One notable example would be when Elizabeth says to her father and says, "I have some vital importance for you, daddy." (This was pointed out in WhyBoy's review of the film)
  12. The secondary protagonist, Don Juan, is an extremely creepy man for sniffing Elizabeth's glove.