Titanic - La leggenda continua (2000)

Not Rated   |    |  Animation, Family, Fantasy

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A Cinderella meets her Prince Charming on the ill-fated Titanic. Along for the ride are a rapping dog, other talking animals, and an assortment of wacky humans.


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23 January 2003 | Aylmer
| doesn't even have juvenile appeal
I honestly can't figure out why a bunch of old Italian exploitation regulars like Camillo Teti (who produced EXTERMINATORS OF THE YEAR 3000) and a zany cast including former a few former porn stars (David Brandon - CALIGULA: THE UNTOLD STORY) and Gregory Snegoff (who did the English language voice dubbing in a number of Anime cartoons, etc.) got together and just suddenly decided to make a Disney/Don Bluth-style animated film. To my knowledge, this is the first internationally released animated movie to come out of Italy, and after viewing it twice, I realize that it's probably for a very good reason.

The animation is actually surprisingly good in places considering the circumstances and the fact that this film was made really, really on the cheap. However, as I said, it is really cheapo, with lots of the same shots being used over and over again. Also a lot of the time the frame rate seems to be really slow, like 5-6 frames per second where most Disney movies are 24. Therefore the movement looks a lot less fluid, almost slideshow-like.

As for the plot and concept of the film itself, it fits well with the lack of technical razzle-dazzle by providing equally an underwhelming story. Basically, there's several stories going on at once, but the film is so short that nothing comes out of any of the stories. There's the typical boy-meets-girl love story, itself a thinly disguised CINDERELLA, plus a subplot involving a Cruella Deville-type crooked lady and her two bumbling henchmen, a story of a detective hunting down some diamond thieves, an aspiring Celine Dion-esque Diva, and several mice resembling the cast of AN AMERICAN TALE. None of these stories have any sort of plot arc and exist only as filler before the ship finally hits the iceberg and many of the annoying characters are unfortunately rescued. As for the not-so-lucky ones, the film just glosses right over that sordid chapter of the Titanic disaster, which historically was not all the fun-and-games that this movie depicts it to be.

To put it bluntly, most parents will be so shocked at the mere mention of the title of the film that they'd not even consider buying it for their children. Thus, this film was bound from the conception stage to wind up as a financial disaster - and another sad reminder as to why the Italian movie industry is on the rocks.

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There are two American versions of this film done with the same cast: an uncut dub, and a drastically cut and re-edited dub. It features a completely different plot, songs, and dialogue. Entire scenes were edited in different sequence, and others have been removed, re-used, or placed before other scenes. Additional dialogue and various one-liners were added into originally silent scenes, along with new music scores and wacky cartoon sound effects. While the uncut version is 82-minutes long, this version was shortened to 70 minutes, plus 12 minutes of credits showing some deleted scenes.


Molly: Now I know who stole my locket! It was that girl!
Gaston: No, no, I don't think it was her.
Officer: Perhaps the locket is back with its rightful owner.
Molly: What does he mean by that?
Gaston: Nothing, nothing at all!


The dolphins pull the chef and animal's crates, without ropes.

Crazy Credits

End credits run for 12 minutes.

Alternate Versions

The most commonly available version has been drastically cut and re-edited. It removes several scenes and subplots, reorders certain scenes and shortens the running time. The edited version starts in medias res, with the Titanic sinking, and tells the rest of the story in flashback. The uncut version gives an explanation for why the heroine has been abandoned by her parents. The infamous rap song is also different in the two versions.


Party Time
Written by
Matt McGuire
Performed by Gregory Snegoff (as Greg Snegoff)


Plot Summary


Animation | Family | Fantasy | Romance


Release Date:

15 September 2000


Italian, English, Polish

Country of Origin


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