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Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas

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Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
While Belle and the Beast's tale may go far back in time, Sinbad's is certainly older. It derives from the Arabian Nights, the source of many a memorable screen fantasy, notably the 1947 Douglas Fairbanks swashbuckler Thief of Baghdad and 1958's The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, featuring Ray Harryhausen's magical special effects. Brimming with awesome action, fantastic creatures, and a rogue's gallery of colorful characters, this ...
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Cyclops island-all-new adventure! you choose your favorite character to follow as Sinbad and friends battle wild new monsters!; Dreamworks-this way to play! ; Learn more about spike the dog; Interactive games including: rat's 3-d tour of sinbad's ship, Sinbad's sailing adventures, and save the 12 cities; Plus, all your favorite gross-out scenes and monster moments!; The making of Sinbad: legend of the seven seas; Filmmakers' commentary
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
While Belle and the Beast's tale may go far back in time, Sinbad's is certainly older. It derives from the Arabian Nights, the source of many a memorable screen fantasy, notably the 1947 Douglas Fairbanks swashbuckler Thief of Baghdad and 1958's The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, featuring Ray Harryhausen's magical special effects. Brimming with awesome action, fantastic creatures, and a rogue's gallery of colorful characters, this rollicking adventure reanimates the Sinbad legend. Brad Pitt heads the voice cast as our mercenary, piratical antihero, who reluctantly embarks on a perilous voyage to retrieve the priceless Book of Peace from Eris a purring Michelle Pfeiffer, the goddess of discord. Oscar winner Catherine Zeta-Jones gives feisty and forceful voice to Marina, who stows away onboard to make sure the incorrigible Sinbad completes his mission and does not hightail it to Fiji. Joseph Fiennes Shakespeare in Love is the voice of Proteus, Sinbad's childhood friend and Marina's fiancé, who selflessly takes Sinbad's place in prison, allowing the pirate to go after the Book. Pitt hasn't been this rakishly charming onscreen since Thelma and Louise, and the role seems to put the wind in his sails. The witty, albeit anachronistic, dialogue goes overboard at times "Who's bad? Sin-bad", but most of the time, the animators are wowing us with one spectacular sequence after another, from nasty behemoths to liquid Sirens, the latter luring Sinbad's men to certain death. Don't miss the boat on one of the buried treasures of the Summer 2003 movie season.
All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
Like the first DreamWorks animated effort The Prince of Egypt, Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas tells a more emotionally complex tale than the average Disney film. This story of a rogue who must decide where his loyalties lie is one that children may not fully comprehend. As with their earlier biblical epic, DreamWorks has hired an A-list cast to give voice to the characters. Brad Pitt, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Ralph Fiennes and the entire cast all do acceptable work, but their voices alone do not lend the film any movie-star charisma -- the exception being Michelle Pfeiffer's entertaining work as a goddess who is in equal measure sultry and fiendish. And, while the animation is technically good, it lacks any wonder. There is nothing as imaginative in this film as the creatures and battle sequences created by Ray Harryhausen for The 7th Voyage of Sinbad 40 years before. Pixar's vastly superior Finding Nemo was released the same year as Sinbad. Nemo's perfect blend of adult emotions and stylish animation shows what DreamWorks may be able to achieve once they come up with a style of animation worthy of their ambitious stories.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/18/2010
  • UPC: 097360823646
  • Original Release: 2003
  • Rating:

  • Source: Dreamworks Animated
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Repackaged
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:26:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 22,215

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Brad Pitt Voice Only
Catherine Zeta-Jones Voice Only
Michelle Pfeiffer Voice Only
Joseph Fiennes Voice Only
Dennis Haysbert Voice Only
Timothy West Voice Only
Adriano Giannini Voice Only
Andrew Birch Voice Only
Chung Chan Voice Only
Jim Cummings Voice Only
Raman Hui Voice Only
Chris Miller Voice Only
Conrad Vernon Voice Only
Technical Credits
Patrick Gilmore Director
Tim Johnson Director
Valentin Amador Animator
Andreas von Andrian Animator
Dino Athanassiou Executive Producer
Anna Behlmer Sound Mixer
Laurent Benhamo Animator
Delna Bhesania Producer
Pauline Burns Production Manager
Stephen Childers Camera Operator
Jennifer Dahlman Animator
David James Art Director
Gary Dunn Animator
Ted Elliott Consultant/advisor
Seth Engstrom Art Director
Leslee Feldman Casting
Tom Finan Editor
Harry Gregson-Williams Score Composer
Jill Hopper Associate Producer
Jeffrey Katzenberg Producer
James Keefer Camera Operator
Rachel Lagdao Camera Operator
Jean-Christophe Lie Animator
Nelson Yokata de Paula Lima Animator
John Logan Screenwriter
Luca Mazzeloni Animator
Alan Meyerson Sound Mixer, Sound/Sound Designer
Alberto Mieglo Animator
Andy Nelson Sound Mixer
Maurizio Parimbelli Animator
Danny Pelfrey Songwriter
Terry Rossio Consultant/advisor
Cathy Schoch Producer
Lisbeth Scott Songwriter
Bruce Seifert Animator
Mireille Soria Producer
Rob Stevenhagen Animator
Mark Swift Production Manager
Sarah Taylor Producer
Matthew Teevan Production Manager
Jason Underhill Production Manager
David Patrick Valera Camera Operator
Darren Vanderburg Animator
Tim Watts Animator
Jonathan Wren Animator
Raymond Zibach Production Designer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas
1. Scene 1 [1:37]
2. Scene 2 [1:21]
3. Scene 3 [:22]
4. Scene 4 [:26]
5. Scene 5 [1:47]
6. Scene 6 [:32]
7. Scene 7 [:32]
8. Scene 8 [2:12]
9. Scene 9 [:13]
10. Scene 10 [2:34]
11. Scene 11 [2:03]
12. Scene 12 [1:27]
13. Scene 13 [:54]
14. Scene 14 [:06]
15. Scene 15 [3:38]
16. Scene 16 [3:20]
17. Scene 17 [1:25]
18. Scene 18 [1:58]
19. Scene 19 [:43]
20. Scene 20 [:04]
21. Scene 21 [1:29]
22. Scene 22 [:18]
23. Scene 23 [:58]
24. Scene 24 [2:11]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas
   Play Movie
   Scene Index
   Special Features
      Cyclops Island
         Play
      The Making of "Sinbad"
      Sneak Peeks
      Production Notes
      Art Gallery
         Characters
         Monsters & Creatures
         Chimera
         Journey to Tartarus
         Syracuse
      Cast and Crew Bios
         Brad Pitt (Sinbad)
         Catherine Zeta-Jones (Marina)
         Michelle Pfeiffer (Eris)
         Joseph Fiennes (Proteus)
         Dennis Haysbert (Kale)
         Crew
            Tom Johnson (Director)
            Patrick Gilmore (Director)
            Mireille Soria (Producer)
            Jeffrey Katzenberg (Producer)
            John Logan (Screenwriter)
            Harry Gregson-Williams (Composer)
            Tom Finan (Editor)
            Raymond Zibach (Production Designer)
            Damon O'Beirne (Head of Layout)
            Jakob Hjort Jensen (Lead Supervising Animator - Sinbad)
            William Salazar (Supervising Animator - Marina)
            Dan Wagner (Supervising Animator - Eris)
            Rodolphe Guenoden (Supervising Animator - Spike)
            Bruce Ferriz (Supervising Animator - Kale)
      Commentary
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      Subtitles
         English
         Spanish
         French
         Subtitles: None
      Commentary Subtitles
         English
         Spanish
         French
         Subtitles
   Audio
      English DTS Digital Surround
      English 5.1 Dolby Digital
      English 2.0 Dolby Surround
      Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital
      French 5.1 Dolby Digital
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A lot of fun

    My kids really like this movie and DH and I don't mind it either. The good parts: The action is fun without being too scary, it moves at a good pace and the relationships in the movie work well and the orchestral score is quite good. If there was a top ten list for great animated movie scenes, the Sirens would be on it. The bad: Brad Pitt, Brad Pitt and Brad Pitt. His voice work is so distracting as to be annoying. Also, the 'contemporary' take on the dialogue didn't quite work for me either and I find it mildly annoying. However, considering that my kids watch this nearly every day, I've gotten used to it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent!!

    This is an excellent movie! My 3 year old son is completely addicted to this movie. Brad Pitt and Catherine Zeta Jones are awesome in this. It's a great storyline and teaches a great lesson. Add this to you dvd collection.....really!!

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