When you hear the name, Disney, do you think of treasure hunts? Eradication of civilizations? Pupilless monarchs? Marty McFly? If so, you’ll probably love the movie of today’s focus: “Atlantis: The Lost Empire”!
Released in 2001, Disney’s 41st animated feature took Disney down the road of science fiction rather than the road of heartwarming musicals. The film features a young cartographer and linguist named Milo Thatch,
who believes that he has proof of the existence of the mythical land of Atlantis! And as you can imagine, nobody believes him!
But with the help of a rich financier,
and a group of…very…interesting…
ok, mostly, weird characters,
he goes on a quest to find this sunken city and help restore its inhabitants to glory once again.
There really is nothing else to mention about this movie, well maybe besides the fact that this is another Disney movie that features a princess who’s not officially recognized as a Disney princess.
Anyway, getting back to the topic at hand: the forgotten/minor character of this film. And the one that I’ve chosen for this film is Mr. Harcourt!
No, HARCOURT, not HAUTECOURT!
Anyway, he’s one of the board members of the museum that Milo works at. And like the others, he doesn’t believe that Atlantis actually exists!
He tries his hardest to discourage Milo and to convince him to face reality and not strive after a far-fetched dream!
He’s never seen again afterwards, but he’s voiced by David Ogden Stiers, so that alone gives him good reason to be recognized!
I guess a more forgotten/minor character would be Mr. Harcourt’s driver, Heinz, but I couldn’t think of anything to say about him.
So, let’s just stick with Mr. Fenton Q. Harcourt!