Titan A.E.

Synopsis: In the year 3028 A.D., Earth is being attacked by the Drej, which are aliens made of pure energy! The Drej mother-ship destroys Earth with an energy beam just as hundreds of space vehicles manage to escape with the last of mankind aboard! One of the escapees is Sam's young son Cale, who carries with him a ring given to him by his father. Fifteen years later, Cale works on a salvage station, eking out a rough life and hating his father for having disappeared aboard the Titan so long ago. Without a home planet, surviving humans have been reduced to outer space drifters and are constantly bullied and looked down on by other space-faring races. A human captain named Joseph Korso and his pilot Akima seek out Cale and explain that he must help them find the Titan which contains a mechanism that will create a new Earth and therefore unite all of humanity. Meanwhile, the Drej wants to find the Titan so that they can destroy it. With Korso's help, Cale discovers that the ring his father gave to
Director(s): Don Bluth, Gary Goldman
Production: 20th Century Fox
  1 win & 6 nominations.
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94 min

Once in a great while,|mankind unlocks a secret so profound...

that our future|is altered forever.

Fire. Electricity.

Splitting the atom.

At the dawn of the 31st century,| we unlocked another.

It had the potential to change|humanity's role in the universe.

We called it the Titan project,|and it was a testament...

to the limitless power|of the human imagination.

Perhaps that is what|the Drej feared most,

for it brought them down|upon us without warning...

and without mercy.

Cale, that day, the day|the Drej descended from the sky,

the only thing that mattered| was keeping you safe.


Hey, stop!|Come on!

- Cale, are you all right?

I'm okay.

Dad,|my invention broke.

Well, then, we'll fix it together,|but not today, Cale. We have to go now.

Dad, where's|everybody going?

We're leaving too.|We all have to go somewhere safe.

Professor Tucker! The Drej|have reached the global defense system!

Come on, son.|Will we get the people away in time?

- Not if we sit here talking, sir.|- I wanna drive.

- When you're older, kid.|- I'm older than four.

- Hang on!


- Please|proceed to your designated-|- Is the Titan prepped?

-Just waiting for you, sir!|- Intelligence says the Drej|don't know the Titan's location,

or we would've|been hit already.

Let's pray|they're right!

Enemy warships|have entered our solar system.

Are we going in that?

- Wow!|- Cale,

I have to go|on a different ship.

- I have to go away for a while.

No, Dad! No!

- Tek is going to look after you.|- But I wanna go with you!

- Sir-|- I know.|It's not safe where I'm going.

-Sir! Professor!|- I'm coming!

Cale, here. Take this.|As long as you wear it, there's hope.

- I will see you again. I promise.|- Okay.

- Cale, it's time. Cale-|- No, it's not okay! It's not okay!

- Tek, keep him safe!|- Daddy!

- Korso, go!|- Come back!

-Evacuate! Evacuate!|- Godspeed, Sam Tucker!

Attention, pilots. Drej stingers are-

This is Tucker.|Bring me down.

Attention, pilots.

Drej stingers are attacking|the escape vehicles.

Okay. Are we all here?|Bobby, buckle up.

- Now, Sam. Now!|- Go, Dad! Go!

- Get out of there. Get out of there!|- Come on.

Lose my head to the chemical freeway

Comin' up on overload|Losing sure is easy, so lam no more

But I'm not broken

In my dream, I win

Out here, I'm nothing

A cosmic castaway

In my head I'm a chemical dreamer|Speed up to burn out mode

- Comin' up to fifth dimension|Beautify, don't crucify me

-So I need no mind game|poisoning my lonely soul|- Eat this.

-Losing sure is easy|so I am no more

-But I'm not broken

In my dream, I win

-It's lunch. One hour for lunch.|-And I take over

'Cause I'm no loser

-And I'm in and you're not|- Whoo! Whoo-hoo!

Bad dreams don't stop

But I'm all screwed up

A cosmic castaway, yeah

A cosmic castaway, yeah

A cosmic castaway

- How ya hittin' 'em, Chowquin?

- Hey- Chow- Chowquin.|- Wait.

Hey, it's me. It's Cale, all right?|I'm not with those losers.

Humans wait.

- Uppity Earth scum.

- Guess you're stuck with us losers.|- Don't count on it.

- You wait in line, pal.|I'm takin' the express.|- Cosmic castaway

- Yeah|- Go through the docks,|you'll get yourself killed.

Coward. You know, the odds of a ship|docking are a thousand to one.

- Yeah, a cosmic castaway|- And that would be the one.


- Hi.


Hey, wh- Hey!


- We're locked down, Captain.

All right. Keep her hot.|I'll be in touch.

- How you doin' today? Workin'|hard, are you? Bon appetite.

Next! Keep the line moving.|Here you go.

- Akrennian Beetle Sushimi.|- You got ketchup?

Ketchup? Ketchup? You don't need|ketchup. Please, next. Move along.

He's a disgrace.|Those dirty humans.

Ketchup! Boy, some nerve,|human. Nice head, human.

I'm not askin' that much.|I'd just like them to kill my food|before they serve it to me.

- I do an honest day's work.|I want already dead food.

- Mm.|- Is that too much to ask?

- Do you hear a crackling sound?|- And what was up with Chowquin?

- You should've seen him.|- Ha-ha, not much chance of that.

- He was so out of control,|treatin' me like I'm some-|- Human?

Don't start with|that solidarity thing again.

- If you would study|human history as instructed,

you might realize you're not|alone out there, and you'd be|better prepared for the future.

- I'll tell you somethin'|about your famous future.|- Mmm.

Every day I wake up, it's still the|present, the same grimy, boring present.

I don't think|this future thing exists.

- Do you hear a crackling sound?

- Here we go.

- We gotta get outta this dump.|- Hold on, everybody! I got it!

Please don't panic.|Just think of it as floating time.|Two seconds. Everybody calm.

Ah. Just needed some love.

Let's get back to eatin' baby.

Okay. Well, I'm full.


- Hey, Cale.

- Firrikash.

Po, how's it floatin'?

- You pulled a nasty stunt back there.|- We don't like your attitude.

- You've been a little uppity.

Up-Up- Is that so? Well.|I'm gonna have to work on that.

- You wanna hunt humans, remember:|We travel in packs.

- What are you doing?|- It's commonly known as helping.

Yeah? Well, what for?

Sometimes, kid, people|just help each other out.

- Oh, right.

So you're gonna tell me|you don't want something in return?

- All right. Maybe I do.|- What a shock.

I want you to risk your life.|I want you to give up everything|you have to join the mission,

where you'll face terror and torture|and possibly gruesome death.

And I would|wanna do that because?

Because it's worth it.|Because the human race needs you.

Maybe you haven't|had a look around lately, but|there aren't many of us left.

At the rate we're going, they'll be|reading about us in textbooks...

- and displaying our bones|in alien museums.

- Yeah, well, having your planet|blown up can have that effect.

But maybe I've been wrong all|these years, and it took your|inspiring speech to make me see.

You've really changed me.|It's beautiful.

I think|we've gotta hug.

- Oh, man.|They've really ground you down.|- Hey, get this straight.

I don't even know you.|I don't want any part of your mission,

Oh, okay.

- I think he called you morons.

- Whoa!|- Korso.

Captain, this is Akima.|We are not alone.

Are we in good company?

That's a negative,|Captain.

I think we've fallen in|with a very bad crowd.

Roger that.|Let's prep for departure.

Tek, I need to be scarce|for a while.

- You don't know the half of it.|- Ha-ha.

Are you still bothering people?|Hey, go away.

Great job with the kid, Tek.|He's a charmer.

I expected you to take him|off my hands a lot sooner.

- Tek, wait.|Who is this? You know him?|-Joseph Korso.

- Tek, wait.|Who is this? You know him?|-Joseph Korso.

- I was with your father|on the Titan project.|- My father.

- I don't have a father.|You brought this guy here?

- Yes.|- I don't understand. Why?

You still got that ring|your father gave you?

- Give it to me.|- Hey, give it back!

- Cale-|- Shh.

- Ahh.

Ah. Here.

- Put it on.|- Hmm.

- How did- How did you-|- It's a storage device.

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Ben Edlund

Ben Edlund (born 1968) is an American cartoonist, screenwriter, television producer, and television director. Prior to his involvement in TV, he was best known as the creator of the satirical superhero character The Tick. more…

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