2012 / Director. Enrique Gato.
Tad The Lost Explorer is a Spanish animated adventure that borrows (steals) most of its set-ups from Indiana Jones. In fact the Spanish title translates to Tadeo Jones and the movie's lead character of Tad actually wears the real hat from the Indiana Jones movies (it's given to him in that context). The thing is that the movie ain't bad at all. Sure, it's full of cliches but the adventure is wonderful and the animation is fantastic. This animation actually rivals Disney and gives Pixar a run for it's money and so you can expect a quality family flick from this. The English translation is good, a lot of the gags are funny and the running time is nice and lean. I'm a big sucker for treasure-hunt movies, regardless of how contrived the are and so Tad The Lost Explorer won me over pretty easily. Being a non-English film, it does dive into some areas that American animation wouldn't touch. Some edgy violence and sexual innuendos (they'll fly over kids heads) and amusingly it would seem that whoever was in charge of animating the heroine's character was a bit of a perv. LOL. Her boobs are huge & revealing and you can even see her panty-line through her short-shorts when she bends over. Ah the Spanish (thank you).