La Leggenda Del Titanic the other animated Titanic movie


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I discovered this movie entirely by accident after doing a little research on Titanic: The Animated Movie.

I imported it from Italy because of its much longer running time of 90 minutes but to my surprise, instead of being an extended version of the movie we all hate, it was an entirely different movie! This one came out two years prior in 1999 and was directed by Orlando Corradi and Kin Jun Ok.

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This one's plot involves an evil whale hunter, Baron Van Der Tilt, who wants to marry Elizabeth, the daughter of a rich industrialist, so he can somehow gain control of his company. When Elizabeth's father learns she is in love with a gypsy he cancels the marriage; which infuriates the Baron who then decides he will force him to sign the papers at gun's point and then sink the ship to cover his traces.

Thanks to a magic flute that allows him to talk to animals, the Baron enlists the aid of a bunch of sharks who in turn convince a not so smart giant squid (I'm talking Dead Man's Chest large here) to prove its great strength by hurling icebergs, that were lying at the bottom of the ocean (...) seemingly about a couple hundred meters below, at the Titanic.

One of them hits the ship of course and Elizabeth and her lover must now save their lives but fortunately they're helped by a bunch of rats whom they can talk to thru her magic hearings.

The giant squid, realizing a lot of people will die, redeems itself by holding the Titanic afloat, even after she broke in two (between the second and third funnel!), giving everybody aboard enough time to escape in lifeboats.

Just in case you think I'm making this up, here's a couple of shots from the movie:

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2007-7/1266200/leggenda1.JPG
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2007-7/1266200/leggenda2.JPG
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2007-7/1266200/leggenda3.JPG
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2007-7/1266200/leggenda4.JPG


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The movie itself is not THAT bad as children's entertainment but that they called it Titanic is blasphemous. Which is probably why they avoided naming anybody who was actually on the ship.

If, for some reason, you want to see this abomination anyways, it's available on DVD in R2 pal format at a number of different Italian online stores; among them:

http://mondohe.com/customer/product.php?productid=349&cat=2
http://www.dvd.it/page/dett/arti/23986/nv/DVD/la_leggenda_del_titanic.html

No idea if they ship internationally, though. I myself found it on www.ebay.it

The movie's got both a stereo and a 5.1 english track.
 

Inger Sheil

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I can't wait until the old TML crowd sees this - we always suspected a giant squid was somehow involved!
 
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Pretty bad, but it reminds me of the kind of stuff I would have loved as a kid. It does look like a "prequel" to the silly short TITEY, which featured the spirited little ship being rescued and repaired by friendly sea-creatures.
Yes, it's taking enormous liberties with Our Lady, but it's hardly meant to be a realistic retelling of the story. I guess I end up splitting the difference between the truth and the use of Titanic as a symbol.
Still, animation is fertile ground for such follies. Wonder why it's the Italians who are up to such shenanigans. What next, THE WHITE STAR CODE, in retaliation for the Brown nonsense?
 
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I do call inaccuracies on how she sank and on the Orca whale.

The eye is not in the white spot.

The eyes are elsewhere.

lmao. And that giant octopus is a..... well... uh hmmmmmmmm A FREAK OF NATURE AHHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA AHHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAA AAAA

**Drops to the floor from laughing to death**
 
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I don't know why, but I can accept the Giant Octopus holding up Titanic, but I can't accept its goofy looking face with that silly nose. Somehow the impossible works better than the inaccurate.
Let's face it, there is no real copyright on Titanic, so there will always be this sort of fluff popping up. I must confess (whisper) i think it's kind of fun, but I can see that the purists would definitely be upset.
It's like the Authentic Instruments movement in classic music, do we want accuracy or are you willing to listen to Mozart on Bagpipe, Theremin, and Musical Saw?
 
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I just laughed harder and with far more intensity then at any time in my life previously.
 
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Actually the back of the box lied. Turns out the singer with the huge tits dies.

That's why her dalmatians had to be adopted by William and Angelica. Also, I believe the old banker and the Molly Brown-rip off who looked like a hippopotamus didn't survive, nor did the Captain. They weren't mentioned in the epilogue.
 
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